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Capt. S. S. S. Rewari was the doyen of maritime and education in India. A selfless educator and a visionary, he always believed in empowerment of the seafarer through tutoring and training; be it by way of pushing the maritime education policy in India or closely interacting with the students of the mercantile marine profession. He was a mentor in true sense of the word and he is thus remembered by Indian seafarers commanding large ships of today. His mentoring approach was not limited to the classroom alone for his endeavour to reach out to a seafarer is continued by his legacy of having co-authored three books with his long-time friend and associate, Capt. T. K. Joseph."These publications, published by ARI, have become the cornerstone for maritime teachers across the globe."

Presented below is only an attempt, by the writer, to review the three books. The ability to put together a few words on the books is only an indication as to how the subjects have been covered and conveyed in the simplest of forms for anyone to comprehend and the writer is able to assure this by not only having studied from these books, but being a fortunate seafarer to have been a student of Capt. S. S. S. Rewari and Capt. T. K. Joseph. (Capt. Saujanya Sinha, Associate Director, Academic Research, ARI.)

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Stability, Trim and Cargo Calculations on M. V. “HINDSHIP” By Capt. S. S. S. Rewari and Capt. T. K. Joseph

Rs. 520/-

The easy answer to, “Why do ships float?” is “because they don’t leak or have a hole in them”! Although this is true, but it was Archimedes – the man who while taking a bath exclaimed eureka - gave us a more detailed explanation known as Archimedes’ Principle. But, for an officer managing large ocean liner of today, it has to be more precise than that for, it is the nautical officers’ business to value the basic principles of stability and make them central to his/her responsibility that affects the ship’s operations.

Understanding ship stability is critical for all maritime students and professionals studying for a deck or engineering certificate of competency, or seeking promotion to a higher rank within marine companies or institutions because stable vessels don’t capsize! The book, Stability, Trim and Cargo Calculations on M. V. “HINDSHIP” provides an introduction to a number of subject areas in a style that is ideally suited for those wishing to understand, as well as learn more. The concise presentation of the subject matter is made possible by the reduction of work to its simplest terms. This is achieved through the omission of unnecessary mathematics and the generous use of diagrams and illustrations.

This well-established textbook has been fully reviewed, thoroughly revised, expanded and updated to ensure a modern coverage of the contents in depth. The classic text of this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability, squat, rolling period and trim, intact stability and damaged stability of ships. Careful attention has been paid to the basic principles of ship stability, which includes a generous provision of 135 worked examples and 66 exercise questions with answers to assist masters, mates and engineering officers with qualifications and professional practice. These ensure that the maritime student who works through this book will have a clear grasp of the topics on ship stability. New coverage now also includes cargo calculations in order to be more in line with current examination pattern. Stability, Trim and Cargo Calculations on M. V. “HINDSHIP” is not only an invaluable tool to aid in the passing of maritime examinations, but also benefit a senior management nautical officer in applying the principles practically onboard.

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Ship’s Magnetic Compass By Capt. S. S. S. Rewari and Capt. T. K. Joseph

Rs. 475/-

When Bob Dylan sang "...like a rolling stone... with no direction home..." he obviously wasn't carrying his compass! Armed with a simple bit of magnetized metal, you can almost always find your "direction home" in an instant, and who knows it better than the seafarer! When people think of instruments that help with direction finding, the first one that springs to mind is probably the magnetic compass. Navigators at sea have been navigating with magnetic compasses for the best part of 900 years, so there must be something in it!

What is magnetic compass and how does it work as a reliable method of navigation at sea? And what about the magnetic compass people use in ships; Ship’s Magnetic Compass takes a closer look!

With so many different approaches to the subject, it is easy to lose the connection between particular ideas, or experimental facts, and the general conceptual framework of which they are part, with detrimental consequences on basic understanding, as well as on applications. Ship’s Magnetic Compass is an attempt to oppose this tendency, by collecting together aspects of magnetism, putting it in simple format with direct application onboard ships and equipping the master and navigating officers with the precious knowledge of direction-finding. The book conceptualises how the Earth’s magnetism affects the steel hull of a ship and how to use the knowledge to reduce any ambiguity in the correct use of a magnetic compass onboard a ship.

To understand a difficult, and rather remote, subject of magnetic compass adjustment and correction can be a proverbial Herculean task for a nautical officer. But Ship’s Magnetic Compass makes it easy to understand with a large plethora of colour-coded diagrams, solved examples and a rich set of questions. After all, as Albert Einstein had said, “If you can’t explain it simple enough, it means you’ve not understood it well enough.”

The Ship’s Magnetic Compass is an ample indication of the authors’ grasp of the subject in order to explain the nuances to a nautical officer ‘simple enough’!

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Principles of Navigation By Capt. S. S. S. Rewari and Capt. T. K. Joseph

Rs.530/-

Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a navigator to chart the course! It’s not the dimension of the voyage; it’s the dimension of the navigator that counts because celestial navigation blends both science and art of finding one's geographic position by means of astronomical observations.

The book, Principles of Navigation looks at the basic, but very important and useful, celestial measurement of the elevation of sun, moon, planets, and stars. It has a very large set of solved examples while progressing through each topic; precise, highly visualised and simple to grasp diagrams along with a valuable set of theory, as well as practical questions. Although, the art of navigation evolves with experience; but it is the science of navigation that forms the basis and the book is in itself a dedication to the science of navigation, which has been conceptualised here in a very practical manner.

In plain, simple language, Principles of Navigation explains how to find where you are in mid-ocean when all electronic navigation fails!

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