Knight's Modern Seamanship
John V. Noel, Jr.
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 1988 - Technology & Engineering - 800 pages
Revised by John V. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Associate Editors: Commander Frank E. Bassett, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Dr. Carvel Blair and Prof. Dee Fitch Steer by this venerable guide to shiphandling and safety and you'll easily see why, since publication of the first edition 83 years ago, it has been the single-most trusted "beacon" for millions of pleasure boaters and professional seamen alike. Now in its eighteenth edition, Knight's Modern Seamanship continues the salty tradition of its predecessors. It supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws and procedures, and maintenance practices you need to make each ocean-going trip safe and enjoyable. Typhoon up ahead? Knight's explains the effects of weather on ocean travel and spells out exactly what you have to do to avoid dangerous weather systems. What kind of communication equipment should you have on board? A new section on ship communications tells you how to select and operate modern communication devices. This eighteenth edition also provides you with new sections on channel marking, towing and salvage, and the maritime buoyage system. Updated guidance is given on:
* the rules of the road--you get clear explanations of right of way, the use of radar to avoid collisions, and the law in fog; included is the complete text of the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. Every vessel over 12 meters in length is required by law to have a copy of these rules on board.
* shiphandling--you'll find expert discussions on docking, mooring, and anchoring; helicopter operations; and ice seamanship
* ship and boat operation--you get concise explanations of ship structure and stability, propulsion and steering, ground tackle, and cargo handling and underway replenishment
You'll even learn the art of knotting and splicing. Without a doubt, Knight's Modern Seamanship, Eighteenth Edition, is your foremost guide to mastering the lore of the sea. It is an indispensable reference source for pleasure boaters, merchant marine personnel, and anyone who needs expert seagoing advice.
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Ship Structure Stability and Maintenance
Propulsion and Steering
Cargo Handling and Underway Replenishment
Weather of the Middle Latitudes
The Tropical Cyclone
RULES OF THE ROAD 21 Introduction to the Rules of the Road
Lights and Shapes
Responsibilities Between VesselsRight of Way
Approach Situations Between PowerDriven Vessels in Sight
General Principles of Ship Control
Docking Mooring and AnchoringHandling with Tugs Anchors and Alongside
Towing and Salvage
Boat Handling and Helicopter Operations
Ice Seamanship il
WEATHER OCEANOGRAPHY AND OCEAN POLLUTION
The Atmosphere and Its Circulation
Clouds Thunderstorms Stability and Fog
Weather Elements Instruments and Reports
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