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Seamanship Notes

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Studying for any certificate of competency can be a daunting task, not made easier by the need to plough through weighty textbooks and legislative publications. This book provides a comprehensive and usable alternative, summarising the key elements of the seamanship syllabus for Deck Officers in a clear manner. The book is split into three sections covering navigation, response to emergencies and shipboard operations.

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Written by a former lecturer at City of Glasgow of Nautical Studies, this comprehensive, handy-sized book summarises the key elements of the seamanship syllabus.

Divided into three, easy to follow sections covering:

Navigation

  • Publications

  • Watchkeeping Procedures

  • Ship handling

  • Electronic Navigation Systems

  • Response to Emergencies

  • Action in the event of emergencies onboard ship

  • Responding to a distress

  • LSA and FFA equipment carried onboard ships

  • Shipboard Operations

  • Key Legislation, MARPOL, STCW95

  • ISPS code

The book also contains annexes of key legislation from the MCA.

SECTION ONE: NAVIGATION
Voyage Planning
Ship Reporting Schemes
Ship Routeing Schemes
Admiralty Publications
Admiralty List of Radio Signals Contents
Statutory Publications
Weekly Notices to Mariners
Annual Summary of Admiralty Notices to Mariners
World Wide Navigational Warning Service
The Azimuth Mirror
Errors of the Sextant
The Sextant
Meteorological Instruments
Weather Systems
Weather Systems Definitions
Action in a Tropical Revolving Storm
Characteristics of a Tropical Revolving Storm
Watchkeeping Principles
Contents of Bridge Procedures Guide
Watchkeeping Duties at Sea Chart
Watchkeeping Duties Under Pilotage
Watchkeeping Preparation for Sea
Watchkeeping in Port and at Anchor
Autopilot and Steering Control Systems
Steering Control Systems
AIS
ECDIS and RCDS
GPS
Parallel Indexing
Radar
Radar and ARPA
Voyage Data Recorders
Gyro Compass
Gyro Compass Associated Equipment
Magnetic Compass
Anchoring Procedures
Effect of the Wind and Current
Interaction - Bank Effect
Standing Moor
Running Moor
Berthing
Heavy Weather
Interaction - Ship to Ship
Squat
Interaction – Use of Tugs
Turning Short Round

SECTION TWO - RESPONSE TO EMERGENCIES
Action in the Event of Collision
Damage Assessment
Action in the Event of Flooding
Action in the Event of Grounding
IAMSAR
IAMSAR Contents
Emergencies in Port
International Code of Signals
Organisation of Fire Parties and Drills
Person Overboard
Person Overboard Ship Manoeuvres
Proceeding to a Distress
Protection of Passengers
Protection of the Marine Environment
Search and Rescue Organisations
Search Patterns
Search Patterns Illustrated
Emergency Towing Arrangements
Receipt of a Distress Message
Ship Position Reporting Systems
Action in the Event of Steering Gear Failure
Cargo Ship Fire Fighting Regulations
Care of Fire Fighting Appliances
Action in the Event of Fire
Classes and Chemistry of Fire
Escape and Breathing Apparatus
Fire and Safety Plans
Passenger Ship Fire Fighting Regulations
SCBA Checks
Shutdown and Isolation of Equipment
Contents of SOLAS Manual
Search and Rescue Transponders and Hand-Held Radios
GMDSS
EPIRBS
Immersion Suits and Thermal Protective Aids
Launching of Survival Craft
Markings on LSA Equipment
Pyrotechnics
Recovery of the Rescue Boat
Passenger Ship LSA Regulations Built After July 1998
Cargo Ship LSA Regulations Built After July 1998
Cargo Ship LSA Regulations Built Before July 1986
Passenger Ship LSA Regulations Built Before 1986
Passenger Ship LSA Regulation Built Between 1986 and 1998
Cargo Ship LSA Regulations Built Between 1986 and 1998 Class VII
Medical Information

SECTION THREE: SHIPBOARD OPERATIONS
International Safety Management Code
International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
Risk Assessment
Safety Officials
SOPEP Manual
STCW 95
MARPOL
Special Areas
IALA Systems of Buoyage

First published 2004 Reprinted 2006, 2008

Printed & bound in Great Britain by Bell & Bain Ltd.Glasgow

Published by: Witherby Seamanship International Ltd,

4 Dunlop Square, Deans Estate, Livingston,

West Lothian, EH54 8SB

Tel: +44 (0) 1506 463 227 Fax: +44 (0) 1506 468 999

Email: info@emailws.com Web: www.witherbyseamanship.com

© Witherby Seamanship International Ltd, 2008

Angus Ferguson

Title: Seamanship Notes
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 232
Product Code: 4301
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-0-9534379-6-2 (9780953437962), ISBN 10: 0-9534379-6-5 (0953437965)
Published Date: December 2004
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 210 mm
Book Width: 148 mm
Book Spine: 10 mm
Weight: 0.50 kg
Author: Angus Ferguson

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This book is great for orals prep, it covers nearly everything you need to know in a simple bullet point format without all the complicating waffle. I recommend it. (Posted on 17/11/2011)
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