An excellent and successful attempt was made by the author of this rare and classic title to cover a very broad field than covered by any other existing work on seamanship. The other treaties on seamanship written in the days when this discipline was mainly concerned with handling and fitting sailing vessels. Subject treaties will remain valuable and will never get out of date. However, one cannot deny that the steam vessels have established their claim to consider in seamanship.
The present work provides readers with huge amount of information arranged in twenty-five big chapters covering literally all important aspects of the seamanship, starting from the hull and fittings of a vessel, splicing and knotting, various mechanical appliances on board ships, handling heavy weights, tackles and blocks, compass and submarine signals, through boats, ground tackle, handling vessels in a surf, the rules of the road. steering of steam ships, anchoring, piloting and maneuvering to avoid collisions, dry-docking of ships, handling steam ships, weather and handling of torpedo ships, to towing, stranding, man overboard, rescuing the crew members of a shipwreck, and specific hints for the junior ship officers. Numerous appendices have also been provided giving some additional valuable information.
A constantly increasing number of the merchant vessels find themselves chartered to operation in Arctic waters, creating a real and significant demand for the newly constructed ice-classed vessels. Subject requirement is commonly applicable to the vessels that operate in the low temperatures or in the iced waters, with their crew duly trained to man such sort of vessels, and it has already brought about by numerous factors including likelihood of the shipping trade routes that are opening up in the Arctic region, coming on-stream of the terminals in northern regions, and a significant increase in cruise traffic in Arctic region.
All above mentioned factors are directly contributing to the requirements for the ship crews to have access to all required and available technical knowledge from the ice pilots and navigators. Operating a vessel in iced sea required higher standards of training combined with the practical experience. This combination will allow the required development of the skills and professional knowledge and proper understanding in order to competently and efficiently manage the safe passage of the vessel.
Safe navigation of the vessel in ice comes as a result of the experience in the winter navigation combined with the ability of the crew to perform the proper interpretation of the available reports and select the best route on the basis of the behavior and characteristics of the ice...
The passage plan shall be prepared for all vessels and it shall cover the complete voyage starting from the berth of departure and up to the berth of the arrival. Subject plan shall be prepared in strict compliance with the recognized international/national standards and to the standing orders of the shipping company. The content of the plans shall also be following the navigational practices and standards established within the SMS, i.e. safety management system of the company.
The vessels of particular company will most probably use the same format when preparing their passage plans, though the variations commonly cause by the types of cargo and of the vessel, as their as of the commercial agreements are also possible. The passage plan that has been used within this publication is not compliant with the instructions of any specific shipping company and has been presented to serve as an example of preparation. The passage plans usually differ with their layouts.
Generally, the documents specific to the particular shipping company are used when preparing the voyage plans. The authors of this work have used the general layout for the plan, balancing on the information on the charts with the other documents relating to the passage plan. Do not forget to use all documents related to the passage plans together with the navigational charts...
Since the time of the initial publication of this title nearly thirty years ago, the marine navigation has undergone numerous significant changes, and this edition of the book has been revised in a thorough way in order to meet all expectations of the readers as well as the requirements of the maritime industry.
Some of the changes were dictated by the climate change effects on the weather, on the basis of the data collected in the course of the meteorological observations from satellite stations. The sailors working all around the world have found this volume very useful and practical; it may be treated as a go-to book for all offshore sailing expeditions as the content of the volume includes the information covering the shipping routes, safety at sea, weather and seasons, currents - in fact, everything they need to know to make their voyages safe.
The publication has been deservedly considered a must-have one on board every vessel planning any long-distance sailing. It stands alone as the real icon of ship routing information for the cruisers. The author offers different choices of the routes including valuable waypoints specifying the latitude/longitude.
It is a good roadmap to the oceans and seas of the world, providing extensive data on the various shipping routes supplemented with the advisable landfalls plus marinas, i.e. it is an excellent practical reference for sailors.
The original intention of the compilers of the present pamphlet was to provide readers with the enough practical knowledge they would require to observe and plot the celestial position lines in a correct ways, and also to be able to obtain any technical information commonly needed for completion of the celestial navigation day. In fact, the degree of proficiency that can be reached in the field of celestial navigation, depends on the practical experience of the mariners.
However, the present volume provides readers with lots of useful information that can be related as a foundation on which the whole other knowledge shall be built, and using this information, the mariners will be able to make the celestial navigation a much more satisfying experience. Please note that the information n an data provided in this title shall be used for training purposes only. For many centuries, the mariners used the small and big dippers as a sort of guides as they always stayed in a same position.
The star that did never seem to move at the sky was noticed to have a constant attitude and the mariners of the past used this to move north and south. We would not consider celestial navigation a dead art at all, even in the age of modern equipment and electronics. It is actually used to update the systems of electronic navigation and also used when there are ni any other means readily available...
Another non-resident NAVEDTRA Quartermaster course. The main content is starting with the introduction to navigation providing the enrolled trainees with the required fundamental info directly related to the basic navigation. As quartermasters, seamen are commonly engaged in many various aspects of marine navigation. Subject discipline is looked at as both art and science; it actually means that basic knowledge of math will be considered a must to suffice the navigator's needs, because in the real life there can be no feeling that can ever be compared to knowing in case you form a part of the team responsible for the safe navigation of your vessel.
The training material contained in this part of the training volume will enable all trainees to describe the TCS, standing for the "terrestrial coordinate system", dead reckoned track, correctly interpret the symbology of the navigation charts and be able to determine their accuracy, plot the directions and positions, measure the distances, properly describe the CCS, i.e. "chart correction system" and get the nautical charts corrected using information contained in the Notices to Mariners plus, of course, order the charts, label them and stow as per established procedures. References and glossary are there at the end.
Originally, the present training course was published nearly twenty years ago with the main declared intention of its authors to develop a good training resource to be practically helpful for the sailors and would significantly improve their professional and military technical knowledge; subject course was supposed to be used when preparing to sit for the Navywide examinations.
The content includes various information covering the everyday occupational knowledge and the skill requirements, the text and informative data tables supplemented with the numerous illustrations included to assist trainees with getting better understand all provided information. There is another important and practical feature of this title, i.e. the references to the useful relevant info and data that may be found in other books.
The materials in the volume have been arranged in the eighteen chapters that provide the general information, describing the steam turbines, reduction gear together with the associated equipment, pumping arrangements, lubrication and air ejectors, heat exchangers, various engineering operations and their administration, refrigeration, piping and systems, air conditioning, compressed air systems, steam operated plants, auxiliary equipment, auto-boiler controls, propulsion boilers, their fittings and tools, etc. The glossary of terminology has also been provided.
This title is mainly intended to serve as a practical guidance to measures to be taken in order to evade the Tropical Revolving Storms and how to "ride out" with the minimum possible damage in case you have found yourself in the centre or near such storm. This book by P. Vergroesen is intended to provide mariners with all required information.
All navigators shall know which exactly information they require; however, it appears to be quite time consuming and also difficult to compile all relevant technical information and draw correct conclusions. Trying to make this a bit easier, the author of the present booklet has brought all of the information and regular cyclone tracks in one monthly chart for all areas.
The mariners can determine both storm track and speed using the results obtained during the consecutive observations. The first part of the book provides general information and addresses preparations to be made in advance, while the second is dedicated to the cyclonic areas, making closer examination of the strategic courses, weather reports and safety matters in different marine harbors.
The remaining parts of the booklet deal with detecting/plotting of the tropical cyclones, illustrated divergents, cyclone navigation, defining the distance to and direction of the center, plus provides advice on what shall be done at ports when cyclone is passing.