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    Manufacturer: MS SeaReader

    Ocean Pioneers, 1st Edition

    £13.27
    This is a book of drawings and stories about such ocean pioneers. Alongside the realistic illustrations, there are sailing plans and ship measurements. Moreover, every chapter has a globe clearly showing the sailing route taken by each pioneer.
    ISBN: DOK4000A
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    Tales of yachtsmen sailing the oceans tend to fascinate. They particularly stir the imagination when they are about adventurers doing something that has never been done before. About men making long and dangerous voyages in tiny boats with hardly a navigation aid at their disposal. Courage, stamina and willpower were key to their achievements. For instance, William Hudson, the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in the tiny nutshell Red White and Blue. Or the man without fingers, Howard Blackburn, who in spite of his handicap set out on a solitary voyage, sailing from America to Europe. And Tom McNally, doing the same in a little boat, no more than a yard and a half long. Once in a while such adventures were disastrous. Take for instance HansMaurenbrecher, who in 1964 set out from IJmuiden, The Netherlands, in his Takebora for a voyage around the world. The ship foundered somewhere near Australia and the skipper perished.

    The stories are arranged chronologically, with a single exception – the first one. The book starts out with the man I regard to be the ‘godfather’ of all yachtsmen, Joshua Slocum. As a pioneer, he serves as a shining example for the entire yachting world and so merits extra credit and attention. No doubt yachtsmen had crossed the ocean before him, but no one had ever sailed solo around the world, until in 1898, Slocum proved that this was possible.

    The MS SeaReader platform is accessible to individuals as well as shipping companies. It provides a digital technical library on board or in the office. The books are in PDF format. They are always available and constantly kept up to date.

    The publications are displayed in a digital format that is quick and efficient to navigate whether the user is online or offline. It is a flexible system and can be moved from device to device seamlessly. The catalogue offers an easy overview of the publications with an optimized search filter.

     

    The software is Windows-only, and Macs are not supported.

    Once purchased, we cannot accept returns.


    The digital library is easy to access and update and you don’t need to be online to access the publications. SeaReader makes compliance inspections easy by having the latest mandatory publications on board at all times.
    The shipping costs and administration associated with maintaining a paper library are removed - there are no physical books to ship and the entire library is updated with the click of a button.

    SeaReader contains Flag State Regulations from Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA and Red Ensign Group. Included e-books from IMO, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Imray, and a growing list of other maritime publishers.

    SeaReader is a digital technical catalogue for use on board vessels. It stores all of the publications that are needed on board and displays them in a digital format that is fast and easy to use.

    SeaReader keeps the administrative work on board to a minimum as the latest set of publications are always available.
    The easy to use system makes it quick and easy to see what books are on board the vessel. One annual licence provides access to paid for ebooks on two separate PCs.

    SeaReader is simple, very easy and intuitive to use. With one-click updating and filtered search results, it is quick and easy to find the information you need. There is no need for additional work to make sure your vessel is flag state compliant, as SeaReader does this for you.

     

    Key features

    Full digital technical library IMO and flag state approved
    Quick and easy to use and update Easily access certificates for inspections
    Removes shipping costs of paper library No unlocking
    Compliance made easy Reduces administration on board
    New books added regularly Online and offline updating
    Filtered searching  Windows-only

    Tales of yachtsmen sailing the oceans tend to fascinate. They particularly stir the imagination when they are about adventurers doing something that has never been done before. About men making long and dangerous voyages in tiny boats with hardly a navigation aid at their disposal. Courage, stamina and willpower were key to their achievements. For instance, William Hudson, the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in the tiny nutshell Red White and Blue. Or the man without fingers, Howard Blackburn, who in spite of his handicap set out on a solitary voyage, sailing from America to Europe. And Tom McNally, doing the same in a little boat, no more than a yard and a half long. Once in a while such adventures were disastrous. Take for instance HansMaurenbrecher, who in 1964 set out from IJmuiden, The Netherlands, in his Takebora for a voyage around the world. The ship foundered somewhere near Australia and the skipper perished.

    The stories are arranged chronologically, with a single exception – the first one. The book starts out with the man I regard to be the ‘godfather’ of all yachtsmen, Joshua Slocum. As a pioneer, he serves as a shining example for the entire yachting world and so merits extra credit and attention. No doubt yachtsmen had crossed the ocean before him, but no one had ever sailed solo around the world, until in 1898, Slocum proved that this was possible.

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