Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fifth edition of this highly respected book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation and AIS technology whilst still including essential information on subjects such as safety at sea, rescue operations, watchkeeping duties and pollution control. It covers international standards and works well on courses throughout the world.
Seamanship Techniques is written for serving mariners and nautical students from cadet to master level, studying for professional marine qualifications under the International Maritime Organization as per STCW requirements. Used by training establishments around the world, this best seller is the only reference to both shipboard practice and ship operations that seafarers will need.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Fifth Edition. Acknowledgements. About the Author. Abbreviations 1. The Ship 2. Anchor Work (Fundamentals) 3. Ropework 4. Wirework and Rigging 5. Lifting Gear 6. Cargo and Hatchwork 7. Boatwork and Life-Saving Appliances 8. Survival Craft and Practice 9. Communications 10. Watchkeeping Duties 11. Marine Instruments Monitoring and Measurements 12. Meteorology 13. Preventing Collisions at Sea 14. Emergencies 15. Fire-Fighting 16. Search and Rescue Operations 17. Ship Handling: Equipment 18. Ship Handling: Manoeuvring and Mooring Operations 19. Tanker Operations 20. The Application of MARPOL and the Prevention of Pollution to the Marine Environment. Appendix I: Marnier’s Self Examiner. Appendix II: Officer of the Watch: Certificate of Competency. Appendix III: Chief Officer (First Mate): Certificate of Competency. Appendix IV: Ship’s Master: Certificate of Competency. Appendix V: Rule of the Road: Reference to the ColRegs and the IALA Buoyage System. Index
David House has now written and published eighteen marine titles, many of which are in multiple editions. After commencing his seagoing career in 1962, he was initially engaged on general cargo vessels. He later experienced worldwide trade with passenger, container, ro-ro, reefer ships and bulk cargoes. He left the sea in 1978 with a Master Mariner’s qualification and commenced teaching at the Fleetwood Nautical College. He continues to write and research maritime aspects for future works.