Disasters at Sea

Disasters at Sea

by Dag Pike

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Overview

Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat
navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide
range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of
yachts, motorboats and commercial vessels running into difficulty as a
result of poor navigation, fog, miscalculation, human error, weather
conditions etc and analyses in a readable and entertaining fashion what
caused the disaster, what went wrong, how it was dealt with and the
lessons learned from it.

Examples
range from the Fastnet disaster, powerboat races, boats run down in the
Channel, to trawlers pulled under by submarines, ferry accidents and
tanker and cargo ship disasters. The incidents include grounding,
collision, fire, sinking, ice and storms, and each chapter has an
example from the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau who monitor
incidents at sea.



This book is a fascinating read for all who go afloat either for
business or pleasure, and for anyone interested in just why disasters
happen at sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472908346
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

Dag Pike's name is synonymous with safety at sea and boat design. He
began his career as a merchant captain, went on to test RNLI lifeboats
for buoyancy and structural integrity, and took up fast boat
navigation, winning a string of trophies for powerboat races around the
world, including navigating Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic
Challenger on the record-breaking fastest Atlantic Crossing by
powerboat. He is now a navigation and powerboat journalist in demand
all round the world.
Dag Pike began his career as a merchant captain, went on to test RNLI lifeboats, and took up fast boat navigation, winning a string of trophies for powerboat races around the world, including navigating Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the record-breaking fastest Atlantic crossing by powerboat. He is now a navigation and powerboat journalist in demand all round the world.

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