||Bruce L. McCartney
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The present manual is intended to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the whole process of designing the ship channels and also the operation of different deep draft ship navigation projects. The reliability of the shipping channels is of great importance to the commercial navigation; note that it is also considered vital to the defense interests of the country since it plays one of the key roles in the rapid deployment of the vessels serving the Navy, Army and the Coast Guard. The document is covering the established ship channel design practices and other critically important aspects, and is expected to be used as a design guidance for all practicing engineers as well as for the government agencies engaged in the design/operation of the above mentioned systems; for sure, it is a great textbook for the classes and training courses relating to navigation engineering. Arranged in nearly twenty chapters, the content of the document addresses the project design and ship characteristics, describes different factors that commonly influence the channel design, depth, alignment and width of the ship channels, estuary hydraulics, jetties and ship locks, sedimentation, various important environmental considerations, ice management, real-life case studies, operational matters, maintenance, model studies etc.