Ice traditionally affects both manouverability and speed of the vessel very seriously and this eventually results in the commercial outcome of the voyages being impacted. This equally applies to all merchant ships regardless of their class, size or type. Some vessels are originally designed and constructed to be operated in heavily iced waters.
Such vessels are commonly capable of operating in ice-covered seas provided they are handled by duly experienced staff. However, the marines should not rely only on the technical capabilities of the vessel and they will have to consider all potential aspects of ship safety and economics when planning a particular voyage.
It should be noted that the deficiencies related to the organization and communication, routing operations and relevant instructions are frequently identified as the causes of the maritime accidents and damage to the ships hull and machinery leading to the loss of human lives, significant negative impact on the environments and commercial losses.
The present monograph was prepared by the expert in shipping and is intended to be used by the navigators handling 1A and 1AS classed vessels. The publication will be greatly appreciated by the bridge crew of the ships engaged in operations in the iced waters who will find useful information and practical instructions.
The eleventh revised edition of the UKHO's traditionally needful and practical compendium of the maritime information required to all mariners. The volume contains general information related to the nautical publications and charts together with the relevant maritime regulations and operational information. The content of the handbook also covers currents and tides plus sea characteristics, fundamentals of meteorology, navigation in iced waters, navigational restrictions and hazards to be taken into consideration.
Thirteen chapters of the publication are covering the theory of charting and surveying, Admiralty publications, paper and electronic charts and diagrams, digital navigation, and flow of information between UKHO and navigators, the sea and meteorology including all important aspects such as warning signals, climate, weather routing of vessels, storms and cloud formations, tidal streams and ocean currents, tsunamis, rollers and sand waves etc.
There is a compact sea ice glossary in the chapter devoted to ice navigation. One chapter has been solely devoted to the international organizations including IMO, IHO, UNCLOS and others. In short the volume provides absolutely all information required for safe navigation and also covers marine pollution prevention, commercial operations, ship safety and security and even military operations.
This is another classic publication on marine navigation. The book was first published in early twentieth century, namely back in 1902, and today it is deservedly treated as a very valuable historical work. The present book is intended to be used exclusively by the sailors and its content was compiled on the basis of the author's experience of sailing and ship navigation.
One of the recognized navigation experts of his times, the author managed to collect all information on the ship navigation, process it and present in a form of the textbook providing readily available instructions and tips. The volume is covering absolutely all areas and this makes it very useful and practical even to the navigators and students of today.
Of course, one shall understand the difference in the techniques and especially navigational equipment and systems available at those times and today, but we do understand that theoretical fundamentals of ship navigation have not significantly changed since then. The text part of the treatise is accompanied with the numerous data diagrams and tables. An absolutely recommended and must-have publication for every professional and future ship navigator.
This classic volume is the original work first presented more than a century ago. Though so much time has passed since the date of its original release, the content of the book retains importance and self-descriptiveness. Created by the prominent experts of the past times, the volume provides useful information and tells readers about the things that are quite difficult to be found explained in most of the other available publications.
The style of explanation is very clear allowing the material to be easily understood and followed for the people with little to no sailing experience at all. The main content of the book is arranged in six sections covering the trigonometry, the mariner's compass, the sailings, construction of charts, terrestrial magnetism, the propeller wheel, explanation of the tables, traverse table, nautical sines/cosines, tangents/cotangents, secants/cosecants.
As you can see, the layout of the publication remains intact - in fact, this is the digitized original version of the useful manual which will be of great practical interest even to the modern navigators and students since the author addresses the very basic, fundamental knowledge on which any contemporary navigation technique are built.
The content of this navigation textbook is primarily aimed at modern navigators working under significantly increased workload which demands very clear working methods as well as concise but comprehensive instructions. Note that the working methods that have been selected for inclusion in this volume are quite easy to understand for both students of maritime colleges and schools and for people working onboard vessels.
The text of the book is supplemented with numerous worked examples and informative plots, and there are also many exercises to allow navigators gain some fundamental and advanced marine navigation skills. The publication covers regulatory requirements and provides instructions on proper passage planning, ocean routeing and sailing, bridge procedures to be implemented and followed, celestial and radar navigation, extreme weather issues, e-navigation, tidal streams, marine communications including GMDSS, AIS and reporting systems, SAR activities and many other important aspects.
There is also a brief glossary of terminology used throughout the volume. As noted above, the book is highly recommended to the future navigators as well as for the professionals willing to improve their marine navigation skills.
The latest edition of one of the most popular and demanded navigational publications in the world, deservedly considered a quintessential one for any navigator. The book is excellent when used for learning and for reviewing the theory. The set contains both first and second volumes of the book. The content is full of details and is perfectly informative.
An easy to read book covering absolutely everything navigators need to know. he coverage of the maritime terminology is truly impressive. The original edition of the Navigator was released more than a century ago, in 1802, and for all this time the publication has been treated a Bible of navigation. The text of the Navigator has significantly evolved since then to reflect the latest advances in navigation techniques and practices and continues to be the invaluable reference source for modern marine navigation.
The factors and principles of marine navigation are described in details, including traditional celestial navigation and modern electronic navigation, plotting, inertial navigation, meteorology, RF navigation techniques, satellite navigation, polar and ice navigation and many other matters. There are numerous data tables provided with the information required for the navigational calculations. In short, this is a must have book for any navigator.
The present manual is mainly intended for the recreational boaters willing to get better understanding of the major elements of the nautical charts that are usually employed by the navigators in order to learn how to properly navigate through new bodies of water and how to perform the fundamental plotting tasks. The author of the publication is a recreational boater. The content of the manual has been arranged in two sections.
The first section is describing the nautical charts looking from the recreational mariner's point of view. In this part the author has described where the navigators shall acquire nautical charts and, what is even more important, where they can obtain necessary reference materials for proper interpretation of the markings. While this part is mainly focusing on the American nautical charts, some general information provided will apply to all nautical charts.
The second part of the boo is describing basic plotting, starting by the explanation of the fundamental definitions and introducing the basic concepts of deviation and variance, followed with a description of the tools required to plot courses. Also note that the manual focuses on printed charts and hand tools and shall be used as a tutorial for the people willing to understand the basic processes behind what is told to us by the modern automated and PC-based instruments.
An excellent, comprehensive and perfectly illustrated guidebook for the beginner sailors. The author has included the information required to get easy and quick understanding of the major factors concerning the seamanlike handling of the small sailboats. The volume is intended to serve as a reference source for the amateurs; however it will be of interest for the sailing instructors and even experienced yachtsmen.
Every effort has been made by the author to make the book accurate and unique, presenting the fundamentals of sailing by a contemporary direct approach through the extensive use of data diagrams, photos and illustrations. Maybe the best choice as the first sailing book. In the mean time, the author has also covered some advanced techniques. The explanations are very clear and will be understood even by absolute newbies, preparing them to understand much more complex treatments during further training.
All necessary basic sailing instructions have been compiled by the author and presented in a single, easily accessible and reader-friendly volume. The chapters of the publication have been organized in a remarkably practical manner making the process of learning very smooth and enjoyable. In short, this is one of the most recommendable sailing guidebooks for beginners. The author has even addressed the law aspects and also included compact glossary of sailing terms.