BOOK REVIEW | Lifting and Lifting Appliances aboard Ship

Mike Wall, who produces a very interesting and practical column for Baird Maritime, is a widely experienced British born and trained marine engineer. For the latter half of his career he has worked as a marine surveyor and educator, mostly in Asia. There are few marine engineering “tricks” he is unaware of.

Fortunately for the wider maritime world, Mike is a very enthusiastic and accomplished writer who has published several excellent books on his favourite subject from his lair near Bangkok. This is the ninth and latest of those and, like its predecessors, it is excellent, wide-ranging, interesting and useful.

Well-illustrated, clear and easy to understand, the book offers information that is not readily obtainable elsewhere on this vitally important subject. It is also intensely practical and based on the author’s lengthy “hands on” experience, observation and study.

Anyone who is involved in any way with cranes, winches and lifting gear, particularly those utilising wire ropes, would be negligent if he does not carefully study this important work that could very well be life-saving.


Author: Mike Wall

Available from Mike Wall & Associates, Hong Kong and Thailand.

E-mail: [email protected].

Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.