American Merchant Seaman's Manual / Edition 7

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PA hard cover 7th Edition New English. The Merchant Marine is composed of all the commercial ships of a country and the personnel that man them. The American Merchant Seaman's ... Manual has been the primary seamanship text and reference book for the American Merchant Marine for more than sixty years. Merchant mariners going to sea for the first time need to know as much about their new job, their ship, the sea, and the Merchant Marine as they can. This manual is designed to provide the knowledge that these new seamen need to embark upon their careers at sea. Since the sixth edition was published in 1981, many changes have been made in each new printing. Changes in this new edition include a new chapter on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, data on merchant fleets throughout the world, a revised chapter on wire rope, and a bibliography for sources of additional reading. Index 6" x 9" 542 b/w illustrations, 59 color illustrations, 115 b/w photos. Read more Show Less

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This is a complete handbook for merchant seamen, covering every phase of good seamanship and all navigation necessary to prepare for the third mate's license. In addition, of course, it is a first-rate reference work. "For Seamen By Seamen", this classic manual was first published in 1938 and has gone through a number of revisions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870335495
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the seventh edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Marlinespike seamanship
2 Wire rope
3 Blocks and tackles
4 Deck seamanship
5 Cargo stowage and handling
6 Canvas and leather work
7 Paints and painting
8 Ground tackle
9 Steering gear and helmsman
10 Test guide for lifeboatman and able seaman
11 Handling small boats under oars and power
12 Handling small boats under sail
13 Communications
14 Tankerman's guide
15 Ship construction and stability
16 Navigation
17 Maritime environment
18 Medicine at sea
19 Rules of the road
20 Safety
21 Consular affairs
22 Laws pertaining to merchant seamen
App. 1: General information
App. 2 Standards of training, certification, and watchkeeping for seafarers
Glossary
References
Index
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