Seamanship Techniques Shipboard and Marine Operations

ISBN-10: 0750663154

ISBN-13: 9780750663151

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: D. J. House

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Updated to reflect changes in legislation and technological advances that have occurred since the publication of the previous edition, this title contains all the seamanship knowledge required by marine students and serving seafarers.
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List price: $115.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Senior lecturer in Nautical Studies at the Nautical College, Fleetwood. His sea-going experience includes general cargo, reefer, bulk cargo, passenger and liner trades, underwater operations, and roll-on/roll-off ferries. He is a well-know marine author and has written Seamanship Techniques Volumes 1 and 2 (combined) and he has revised Cargo Work in the Kemp & Young series.

Preface to 1st edition (Part One)
Preface to 3rd edition
About the author
The Ship
Terms and definitions
Terms and definitions concerning stability
Varieties of ship
Plate and construction terms
Main structural members - compensating stress factors affecting the vessel
Stresses in ship structures
Anchor work (Fundamentals)
Tests on anchors
Marks on anchors
Anchor certificate
Chain cable tests
Notes on cable
Kenter lugless joining shackle
'D' lugged joining shackle
Securing and stowage of anchors
Securing anchor and cable
Steam windlass operation
Preparing anchor for 'letting go'
Disc brake systems for anchor handling windlass
Cable holders
Procedure for coming to anchor
Clearing away anchors
Chain cable/stud-link general information
Anchor terminology
Watch at anchor
Anchoring facility for high speed craft
Mooring anchors
The 'flipper delta' anchor
Natural fibre ropes
Lay of rope
Small stuff
Synthetic fibre ropes
Bends and hitches
Working aloft and overside
Ropework and cordage tools
Worming, parcelling and serving
Cordage splice
Marrying two ropes together
To pass a stopper
Breaking out mooring rope
Wirework and Rigging
Steel wire rope
Steel wire rope rigging
Rigging fitments
Wire splicing
Stowage of wire hawsers
Safe handling procedures for wire rope
Mousing a hook or shackle pin
Blocks - care and maintenance
Blocks and tackles
Lifting Gear
Union purchase
Safe handling practice for derricks
Doubling-up procedure
Yo-Yo rig
Hallen universal derrick
Velle shipshape crane
Heavy lift procedures
Cranes and derricks - advantages and disadvantages
Derrick tests and surveys
Calculating stresses in derricks by empirical formula
Cargo and Hatchwork
Conventional hatch
Conventional hold
Steel hatch cover
General cargo terminology
Duties of the junior cargo officer
Cargo duties of the chief officer
Hold preparation
Stowage methods
Cargo handling
Refrigerated cargoes
Carriage of goods in deep tanks
Dangerous/hazardous cargoes
Cargo plans
Roll on-roll off system
List of relevant container definitions and terms
Loading containers
Container tonnage
Loadicators and loading plan computers
Boatwork and Life Saving Appliances
Selected terminology and definitions
Parts of the lifeboat
Types of wood construction
Boat fitments
Totally enclosed survival craft
Partially enclosed boats
Free fall lifeboats
Life saving appliances
Boat rigging
Launching procedure
Taking boat away from ship's side
Boat recovery in heavy weather
Beaching a lifeboat
Boat handling and safe procedures
Sail theory
Sail terminology
Survival Craft and Practice
Survival systems international
The inflatable life raft
Launching inflatable life raft
Boarding raft
Rigid life rafts
The davit launched life raft
Additional fitments to raft
Abandoning ship
Marine evacuation system (MES)
Evacuation-slide launching and embarkation
MES variations
Inspection and maintenance of MES
Marine evacuation chute (MEC) system
Righting capsized life raft
Beaching a life raft
Ropax vessels in coastal waters
Emergency equipment lockers for Ro-Ro passenger ships
Terminology and definitions for communications
Methods employed in the marine industry
Flag signalling terms
Single letter meanings - International code of signals
Signalling by international code flags
Important two-letter signals
Sample messages employing international code of signals
Flag maintenance
Wearing of ensigns
Morse code procedure - signalling by flashlight
Morse code regular procedural signals
Morse code signalling by hand flags or arms
Watchkeeping Duties
Master's responsibilities
The integrated bridge
Functions of the integrated bridge
Safety and redundancy
Watchkeeping - general duties
Duties of the officer of the watch (OOW)
Duties of the lookout
Duties of the helmsman
Duties of the standby man
Official publications
Rigging pilot ladders
Mechanical pilot hoists
Ship to shore transit
Marine Instruments Monitoring and Measurement
Marine chronometer
Speed and depth
The gyro compass
Changes in the ships compass systems
Modern gyro arrangements
Magnetic compass
Liquid magnetic compass
Dry card magnetic compass
Azimuth mirror
Automatic identification system (AIS)
Transponder information
AIS unit components
Voyage data recorders (VDR)
Precision aneroid barometer
Meteorological terms
Forecast areas
Weather scales
Construction and interpretation of synoptic chart
Heavy weather precautions (general cargo vessels) open water conditions
Effects of heavy weather on vessel at sea
General behaviour of vessels in heavy weather
Tropical revolving storm
Ice terminology
Ice navigation
Single-letter signals between ice-breaker and assisted vessels
Preventing Collisions at Sea
International regulations
Author's comments
Judging another vessel's heading at night
Special cases to rule of the road
Collision avoidance - HSC
High speed craft - features
High speed craft - watchkeeping practice
IALA maritime buoyage systems 'A' and 'B'
Emergency contingency planning
Damage control
Abandonment from the vessel
Rescue and recovery of survivors
Beaching procedure
Grounding/beaching - summary
Deck department checklist for watertight integrity of hull following grounding or beaching
Engine room department checklist for machinery spaces following grounding or beaching
Watertight doors
Dry docks and docking procedures
Types of docking
Hydrolift docking systems
Inward and outward procedures for hydrolift docking systems
Man overboard
Helicopter procedure
Subsunk, procedure
Equipment for on board fire fighting
Additional requirements for passenger vessels
Roll on-roll off vessels
Tanker vessels (class 7T)
Small fires
Accommodation fires at sea
Galley fires at sea
Machinery space fires at sea
Cargo space fires at sea and in port
Paint room fires
Fixed fire-fighting installations
International shore connection
Self-contained breathing apparatus
Contents of fireman's outfits
Example: Cargo fires
Roll on-roll off vessels fire-fighting difficulties
Search and Rescue Operations
Action by vessel in distress
Master's obligations
Obligations of rescuing craft
When assistance is no longer required
Searching the sea
Aircraft in distress
Communication between surface craft and aircraft
Surface to surface rescue
Breeches buoy
The work of HM coastguard (HMCG)
AMVER organisation
Passenger vessels - decision support system
Abbreviations for use in SAR operations
Ship-Handling - Equipment
Terms and general definitions
Factors in ship-handling
HSC Categories
High speed craft (HSC)
Machinery 'Pod Technology'
Turning circles
Steering gear operations
Steering applications
Steering test applications
Auxiliary/emergency steering
Bow/stern thruster units
Steerable 360[degree] thrusters
Waterjet propulsion
Fin stabilisers
Manoeuvring with mooring lines
Bollards (bitts)
Ship-Handling - Manoeuvring and Mooring Operations
Clearing a berth
Entering dock
Securing to buoys
Letting go from buoys
Rigging slip wires
Mooring operations and deployment of anchors
Deep water anchoring
Laying/carrying out anchors
Clearing a foul hawse
To weigh anchor by deck tackle
Anchor recovery - loss of windlass power
Hanging off an anchor
Lost anchor and re-securing of spare anchor
Turning vessel short round
Open moor
Mediterranean moor - modern vessel: equipped with twin CPP, and bow thrust
Shallow water effects and squat
High speed craft and safe speed
Working with tugs
Composite towline
Tanker Operations
Tanker vessels
Tanker hazards and precautions
Dangers of petroleum spirit
General definitions
Cargo-handling equipment
Whessoe tank gauge
General operations and procedures
Tanker layout and ventilation
Gas freeing (tanker vessels)
Health and safety
Inert gas system
Mooring large tankers
Oil pollution
Management of ship's waste/garbage
The Application of Marpol and the Prevention of Pollution
Abbreviations and Acronyms within MARPOL
Definitions for use
Application of MARPOL
Authors note
Contracting governments to the convention as of 1st March 1998
Mariner's self examiner
Officer of the watch - certificate of competency
Chief officer (1st mate) - certificate of competency
Ship's master - certificate of competency
Rule of the road
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