A Master's Guide to Berthing

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July 2004

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A Master's Guide to Berthing

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This guide provides essential guidance on how to become a better ship handler. It covers what can go wrong and why, why ships are designed the way they are, why they handle the way they do and how to berth them. In the final chapter, there is advice on pilotage.

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Ship handling is an art rather than a science. However, a ship handler who knows a little of the science will be better at his art. Knowledge of the science will enable easy identification of a ship's manoeuvring characteristics and quick evaluation of the skills needed for control. This guide will help any ship handler to improve their skills.



1. Golden Rules of Berthing

2. Dock Damage and P&l Claims

3. Ship Factors that Affect Manoeuvring

4. Berthing in Wind

5. Effect of Current

6. Hydrodynamic Effects

7. Berthing without Tugs

8. Berthing with Tugs

9. Berthing with Anchors

10. Tugs and Pilots – Legal Issues

11. Master/Pilot Relationship

(Incorporating the ICS/lntertanko/OCIMF Guide)

Title: A Master's Guide to Berthing
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 40
Product Code: 4400W085
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-290-6 (9781856092906), ISBN 10: 1-85609-290-9 (1856092909)
Published Date: July 2004
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 290 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Weight: 0.40 kg
Author: Standard Club Europe

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