The Shiphandlers Guide

Author(s) Capt. R. W. Rowe, FNI
Publisher The Nautical Institute
Date 1998
Pages 172
Format pdf
Size 28 Mb







This Guide was prepared by the Nautical Institute to provide the shipping industry people with the discussion on the behavior of the vessel under particular circumstances addressing all difficulties that are commonly encountered at sea. The volume shall be used as an aid to the ship handlers worldwide.

The author of the publication has managed to maintain a proper balance between the theoretical basis and practical application if the theory in order to minimize the complex math data keeping it at the simplest level understandable for the people without much experience. The book is aimed at ship masters and navigating officers as well as at the tug masters and pilots.

Starting with the general introductory information, the book the covers such important aspects as the slow speed control and effects of wind acting on the vessel, transverse thrust and interaction, turning and tidal effects, work of the bow thrusters and turning, twin screw work and use of tugs, dredging anchors and others. Numerous photographs and informative data tables supplement the text and make it easier to understand. The book will be useful even for the students making their first steps in maritime world.

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