A GUIDE TO SHIP NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES
An excellent and useful title with the content worked out by the recognized marine expert to provide readers with the necessary practical guidance to the established modern navigation techniques. The sections of the publication are dealing with navigation with wind and with current, utilization of the ship thrusters, stopping distance and tug assistance, plus berthing with anchors and without tugs. The navigation and deck officers have to be very careful when steering a ship from her course regardless of where the vessel is - at sea, crossing a channel, entering a port of leaving it. The bridge team shall be efficient and capable to sail the vessel in all weather and water conditions. The wind is one of the most important natural factors and it shall be taken into account by every ship navigator. Such ships as containerships usually have large freeboard resulting in a larger windage area, which makes them more affected by wind. The navigator shall always remember to steer the vessel considering the major wind effects in order to perform the steering in a safe and easy manner. This book starts with detailed descriptions of the techniques that every navigator shall be familiar with to be able to control the vessel under different wind effects...
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