NAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR PACIFIC ISLAND MARINERS
|Author(s)||Secretariat of the Pacific Community|
|Publisher||Government of Taiwan|
|D O W N L O A D|
Here is a learner’s guide intended to provide required theoretical knowledge to the Pacific Island seamen including engineers and masters. The material is arranged in seven big chapters. The first chapter is introductory and gives some general insight on the maneuvering and handling of the ship including essential maneuvering characteristics, external conditions, as well as anchoring, berthing and unberthing.
The second chapter deals with the emergency procedures including marine casualties, disabled ships, person overboard and other situations. The third chapter addresses marine regulatory framework including certification procedures and requirements, and protection of the marine environment. The fourth chapter covers the weather watchkeeping procedures, interpreting the weather reports, terminology etc.
The remaining sections of the volume deal with the watchkeeping, paying particular attention to the provision of ColRegs, ship construction including ship construction materials and design features, watertight integrity of the ship, ropework, and navigation including nautical charts, distances, bearing and ship’s course, tides and steering of the ship.
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