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    Mike Wall & Associates

    Mike has authored a total of 32 training modules for distance learning courses in marine superintendency, ship surveying, yacht & small craft surveying and ship building & repair for various organisations.

    Mike has authored and is currently Course Director for the Lloyds Maritime Academy distance learning course on ‘Marine Warranty Surveying’ and  the ‘Certificate in Marine Consultancy’ course.  He continues to mentor marine surveying trainees.

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    Heavy Lift & Project Cargo Operations - An Introduction

    There are many different types of heavy lift and project cargo operations (HLPCO) carried out on a day to day basis around the world. These can range significantly in size, shape and distance to be transported. They can involve various types of equipment which require specific skills to be able to operate them effectively, efficiently and safely.

    Machinery Surveying - An Introduction

    The book contains thirteen case histories based on actual incidents which show what machinery damage investigations might look. It also covers various reporting techniques relating to such incidents.

    Hull Surveying - An Introduction

    The book mainly relates to steel merchant vessels. Several types of material have also been covered which may be found on such vessels, together with GRP which is used in various other types of vessel.

    Lifting and Lifting Appliances Aboard Ship

    Lifting appliances on board ship, particularly ship’s cranes, are critical to a vessel earning freight. A ship is only earning money, ie, freight, when carrying cargo at sea. If the deck cranes are out of action in port the vessel will have downtime which in turn reduces the vessel’s earning capacity. For this reason, and the safety of the crew, ship’s cranes should be well maintained, usually whilst at sea, to reduce the possibility of port downtime.