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Practical Ship Handling



Edition4TH 2019
Stock CodeBBSF162
PublisherBrown, Son & Ferguson
AuthorMalcolm C Armstrong

This book is designed for trainee pilots, ships' officers who aspire to be pilots, and Masters who have to handle their own ship without the assistance of a pilot.

Ship handling is an art and as the artist must learn to use and to appreciate the materials available to him, so must the ship handler have a complete understanding of the materials of his craft.

This book, as the name indicates is about practical ship handling. It concentrates on ship handling in the confines of pilotage waters which is a more specialised activity in the maritime profession and pilots are trained and experienced in this speciality. It explains many fundamental principles of ship handling as applied to berthing, unberthing, passing and anchoring. The advantage and disadvantages of bow thrusters and controllable pitch propellers are explained.

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