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Ship Operation Technology

Reference Book and Guidebook

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This technical book presents in a concise and concentrated form all the essential aspects of operating a ship. These include the basics of buoyancy and propulsion technology, ship safety, occupational safety and environmental protection on board as well as important auxiliary equipment. These aspects are explained in more detail using numerous examples. The book is intended for ship's engineers at university, on board and in shipping companies as well as for design engineers in the shipyard.

This book is a translation of the original German 1st edition Schiffsbetriebstechnik by Manfred Pfaff, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2018. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation. SpringerNature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abfallstromkontrolle, Bezirksregierung Detmold, Detmold, Germany

    Manfred Pfaff

About the author

Dr.-Eng. Manfred Pfaff, naval engineering reserve officer in the German Navy, received his doctorate from the Faculty of Mechanical and Marine Engineering at the University of Rostock. He is currently employed as head of waste flow control at the Detmold district government.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ship Operation Technology

  • Book Subtitle: Reference Book and Guidebook

  • Authors: Manfred Pfaff

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-658-32728-6Published: 25 August 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-32731-6Published: 26 August 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-32729-3Published: 24 August 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 560

  • Number of Illustrations: 107 b/w illustrations, 327 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Transportation Technology and Traffic Engineering

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