Knight's Modern Seamanship / Edition 18by John V. Noel Jr., Frank E. Bassett, Carvel Blair
Pub. Date: 12/28/1988
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
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
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.26(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.74(d)
Table of Contents
SHIPS AND BOATS.
Ship Structure, Stability, and Maintenance.
Propulsion and Steering.
Cargo Handling and Underway Replenishment.
General Principles of Ship Control.
Docking, Mooring, and AnchoringHandling with Tugs, Anchors, and Alongside.
Towing and Salvage.
Boat Handling and Helicopter Operations.
WEATHER, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND OCEAN POLLUTION.
The Atmosphere and Its Circulation.
Clouds, Thunderstorms, Stability, and Fog.
Weather Elements, Instruments, and Reports.
Weather of the Middle Latitudes.
The Tropical Cyclone.
RULES OF THE ROAD.
Introduction to the Rules of the Road.
Lights and Shapes.
Responsibilities Between VesselsRight of Way.
Approach Situations Between Power-Driven Vessels in Sight.
Law in Fog and Restricted Visibility.
Radar for Collision Avoidance.
Maritime Buoyage System.
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