Ship Handling

Theory and Practice


  • David House, Senior lecturer in Nautical Studies at the Nautical College, Fleetwood, UK

Suitable as a training manual and a day-to-day reference, Shiphandling is the comprehensive and up to date guide to the theory and practice of ship handling procedures. Its covers the requirements of all STCW-level marine qualifications, provides expert guidance on all the hardware that marine professionals will make use of in the control and operation of their vessel and offers a broad focus on many shiphandling scenarios.
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Merchant Marine students taking deck and other marine qualifications; qualified professionals seeking higher rank; experienced Masters who require a working reference on current best-practice.


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8530-6

Table of Contents

Ship Handling; Manoeuvring Characteristics and Interaction; Anchor Operations; Emergencies; Tugs and towing operations; Appendices I: Controlling the Hardware of Ship Handling; Appendices II: Rudder types and Stern Arrangements