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1st Edition

Core Principles of Maritime Navigation

ISBN 9781032271385
Published August 12, 2022 by Routledge
200 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Core Principles of Maritime Navigation introduces the main navigation concepts required by trainees and professionals involved in maritime operations. The book covers a wide range of subjects from wind, waves and depths to navigational marks and buoys, navigational techniques and equipment, passage planning, duties of the Officer of the Watch, berthing and anchorage. It is not intended to be a technical publication; rather, it aims to introduce core ideas and concepts in an accessible way for general readers, university students, cadets and for the continuous professional development of experienced seafarers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.Wind, Depth and Waves. Chapter 2. Navigation Marks and Buoys. Chapter 3. Navigation Systems and Equipment. Chapter 4. Virtual Aids to Navigation. Chapter 5. Marine Radar. Chapter 6. Electronic Chart and Display Information System. Chapter 7. Ship Handling in Difficult Conditions. Chapter 8. Passage Planning. Chapter 9. Officer of the Watch. Chapter 10. Global Maritime Distress Satellite System. Chapter 11. Anchorage. Chapter 12. Maritime Pilot. Chapter 13. Mooring and Berthing.

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Alexander Arnfinn Olsen is a Senior Learning and Development Consultant for a leading UK maritime consultancy, instructional designer and freelance writer. He is the author of Introduction to Ship Operations and Onboard Safety (Routledge, 2022).


"An ideal starter text for cadets who have no previous knowledge or experience of living and working at sea ... before the cadets start reading into the more technical aspects of their chosen career."

-- Hossein Enshaei, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania