Ship Handling

1st Edition

Theory and Practice

Authors: David House
Paperback ISBN: 9780750685306
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th June 2007
Page Count: 288


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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.

Key Features

? Covers all key shiphandling topics for nautical (merchant marine) students and more experienced mariners seeking trusted guidance ? Author David House is one of the best known marine authors; he has a wealth of experience, with over 30 years experience at sea and is author of 11 successful marine operations books ? Covers STCW requirements; is written for professional mariners, rather then amateur sailors; offers a highly practical professional development based approach to enhancing the reader's skills and knowledge, with a focus on preparing them for higher rank.


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.

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


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About the Author

David House

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior lecturer in Nautical Studies at the Nautical College, Fleetwood, UK