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.
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...