A comprehensive text on the skills required at sea. Written for those who handle big ships; matters such as navigation, loading, trim, and maneuvering in close quarters are covered. It contains excellent chapters on rescue operations, oceanography, and especially weather. Hardbound, 6" x 9 1/4", 782 pgs.
the rules of the road—you get clear explanations of right of way, the use of radar to avoid collisions, and the law in fog; included is the complete text of the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. Every vessel over 12 meters in length is required by law to have a copy of these rules on board.
shiphandling—you’ll find expert discussions on docking, mooring, and anchoring; helicopter operations; and ice seamanship
ship and boat operation—you get concise explanations of ship structure and stability, propulsion and steering, ground tackle, and cargo handling and underway replenishment