A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules
A Guide to the Collision Avoidance Rules is the essential reference to the safe operation of all vessels at sea. Published continuously since 1965, this respected and expert guide is the classic text for all who need to practically and legally understand and comply with ‘The Rules’. This seventh edition includes the full text of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, with practical discussion of the implications of the rules included alongside all updates seen over the years, including the most recent amendments which came into force in December 2007.
A Practical Guide to the Rules of the Road: For OOW, Chief Mate and Master Students
A self-teaching aid that covers International regulations for preventing collision at sea 1972 (Colregs) or Rules of the Road, including navigation lights and related situations that could be asked within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency oral examinations for the deck certificate of competency.
This book is divided into two sections. The first section contains simple explanations of the Rules of the Road, while the second section covers more than sixty situations, exam questions and model answers.
Interactive navigation light identification software is also available on a companion website to offer further testing before examination. All questions are asked randomly, and will help prepare you for the oral exam.
An extremely useful visual aid. This easy-to-read guide provides clear and simple questions and answers to a complex subject.
Test Yourself on the Rule of the Road: Lights, Shapes, Sound Signals, Collision Avoidance
This volume is a revision aid in a subject which is compulsory for RYA sailing courses, including Day Skipper, Yachtmaster and the International Certificate of Competence exams, and is essential knowledge for anyone who goes to sea. It provides questions and expanded explanatory answers for each section of the Collision Rules (right of way, lights and shapes, sound signals, and distress signals), and concludes with a mixed bag of questions to consolidate knowledge. The volume is lively in its presentation and is illustrated in colour. It is designed to accompany and complement Learning the Rule of the Road" (second edition)."
Every seafarer must apply the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at sea, Colregs in short. The Rules themselves and their interpretation are applicable to everyone regardless of training and kind of vessel. This book contains many pictures and 3D-illustrations of the lights on different vessels to exemplify the meaning of these lights. The reader will become familair with priority rules by studying the views from above and from the bridges of the vessels. This book is invaluable for home study at every level of professional training and an appropriate aid for yachtsmen who want to familiarize themselves with navigation lights and the Regulations for Preventing Collision.
Expert information for yachtsmen and professional mariners. This is the ideal book to improve your understanding of the nautical rule of the road whether you need to pass an exam or require an onboard reference. Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. This comprehensive guide explains the intention of each rule and how it should be applied when on the water. It is the perfect companion when studying for any nautical exam and contains the COLREGs in full. Step-by-step guides allow a clear understanding of the COLREGs and there are plenty of tips on how to remember the various rules. Test sections allow readers to check their comprehension and act as perfect aids to revision. There is also a free online Rules of the Road test that is an additional learning tool and a great way to evaluate your progress.
Reeds Maritime Meteorology is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with:
* weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex and saltellite technology
* ocean currents and swell
* tropical revolving storms
* the development and distribution of sea ice
* weather routeing
* passage planning
* the management and care of cargo in heavy weather
Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fourth edition of this book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation and AIS technology whilst still including essential information on subjects such as safety at sea, rescue operations, watch keeping duties and pollution control. Used by training establishments around the world, this is the only reference to both shipboard practice and ship operations that seafarers will need.
- Now in full colour.
- Includes modern techniques such as electronic navigation and AIS technology.
- Comprehensive coverage of the knowledge required by seafarers of all ranks.
- Covers all the knowledge required to take readers from Cadet to Master rank.
The Seamanship Examiner is a complete study and revision guide, based on the international Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping, for cadet and serving crew in the merchant marine sector. It is the ideal study package for anyone preparing for the oral assessment taken by every marine professional to acquire a Deck Certificate of Competency at various levels of seniority up through Master.
With hundreds of tutorial questions and answers, plus interactive multiple choice examinations, The Seamanship Examiner is a trusted study aid for all international STCW Deck Officer candidates including Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate and Master positions, plus those working coastal and inland waters in the fishing industry such as Deck Officers.
This book covers the knowledge of shipboard operations required by candidates for professional qualification as Chief Officer and Master Mariner. It deals with the basic routines and procedures, and the many regulations governing their use, for the safe
and efficient operation of merchant ships. The book is also designated a fundamental text for the Maritime Transport paper of the Chartered Institute of Transport's membership examinations. The second edition takes into account recent developments in
technology and regulation, and in particular covers major international legislation on Safety of Life at Sea and on Maritime Pollution as well as recent UK regulations on occupational health and safety and on operation of ro-ro ferries.
Ship Construction is the market leading text for the professional shipbuilding and naval architecture sector. Acting as both a reference on the latest developments in construction techniques, safety and shipyard practice for professionals and a comprehensive text for students of naval architecture, the book covers the complete construction process, from ship specification to competed vessel. Covering each core operation and providing detailed understanding of the key ship construction steps and techniques, this new edition includes the latest developments in computer-aided design and manufacture, plus updated international regulations for ship types, new materials, fabrication technologies, safety practice and shipyard technology.
Ship Construction for Marine Students covers the majority of the descriptive work in the Syllabus for Naval Architecture in Part B of the Department of Transport exams for Class 1 and Class 2 Engineers, together with the ship construction content of the General Engineering Knowledge papers. It is also useful for those studying for Mate and Master examinations. This book gives an indication of typical methods of construction in a concise manner with plenty of illustrations, and also includes typical examination questions to aid revision.
Ship Stability for Masters and Mates
Understanding ship stability - the ability of a ship to return to an initial state after disturbing forces and moments - is critical for all maritime students and professionals studying for a deck or engineering certificate of competency, or seeking promotion to a higher rank within marine or naval companies or institutions. The seventh edition of this classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of ship stability and ship strength, squat, interaction and trim, materials stresses and forces, with numerous worked examples to assist masters, mates and engineering officers with qualifications and professional practice. New coverage includes content on new materials used in ship construction, developing methods of propulsion and the latest research into resistance. Ship Stability for Masters and Mates is required reading for seafarers and students alike and an important resource for naval architecture students, shipboard officers and shore-based staff, including dry-dock personnel, ship-designers, ship surveyors, port authorities, marine consultants and superintendents.
Stability is a difficult concept to define. The idea of a stable character is readily grasped, although it is harder to put into words. The same applies to the notion of a stable ship, as stability is an intangible and complex entity. Nevertheless, it plays an extremely important role in navigation. If a ship is unstable, there is immediate danger to ship, crew, passengers and the environment. Therefore, stability regulations have been established for all types of ships. Every crewmember of every type of ship is well versed in this domain. The strength of this book is that stability is made visible, accessible and understandable for everyone through the many photos, figures and drawings contained within. It is highly suitable for all levels of professional training as well as for those involved with pleasure craft.
This indispensible guide to ship stability covers essential topics such as flotation and buoyancy, small angle, large angle and longitudinal stability, water density effects, bilging, ship resistance, and advanced hydrostatics. Each chapter has a comprehensive list of aims and objectives at the start of the topic, followed by a check-list at the end of the topic for students to ensure that they have developed all the relevant skills before moving onto the next topic area.
The book features over 170 worked examples with fully explained solutions, enabling students to work through the examples to build up their knowledge and develop the necessary key skills. The worked examples, which range in difficulty from very simple one-step solutions to SQA standard exam questions and above, are predominantly based on a hypothetical ship. The reader is supplied with extracts from a typical data book for the ship which replicates those found on actual ships, enabling the reader to develop and practise real-life skills.
The tenth edition of this popular guide has been completely revised and expanded to take account of the latest changes to maritime regulations and procedures. It is an invaluable reference for all who need to understand the fundamentals of business and law as they affect the day-to-day management of a commercial ship. Designed primarily as a study aid for Master’s Orals, the book is also used by OOW and Chief Mate students and has drawn the praises of many successful Orals candidates in the UK and overseas. Addressing candidates in the foreword to the book, the MCA’s former Chief Examiner, Claude Hamilton, wrote: “You have to be well prepared and able to show the examiner that you are competent.” Careful study of The Shipmaster’s Business Self-Examiner will ensure that the candidate is indeed well prepared and can face the MCA examiner with confidence. More than 4,200 questions and answers are set out in nine logically arranged sections, covering: - Maritime treaty instruments - The flag state and its law - The shipowner, manager and operator - The ship - Master and crew - The ship’s employment - Marine insurance - At sea - In port. This is an indispensable volume for ships’ and nautical college libraries and for use within the classroom. It is also a handy reference for serving Shipmasters, shore superintendents, ship operators and all who need to keep up to date with the frequent and bewildering changes in merchant ship regulation and commercial practice. The author, Malcolm Maclachlan FNI, is a former Shipmaster and ex-maritime college lecturer with more than 25 years’ experience in preparing students for MCA examinations.
GMDSS - A Users Handbook
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its geographical position. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students. Denise Bréhaut explains the operation of the system as a whole and the procedures involved, as well as covering the syllabi of the General Operator's Certificate (GOC), the Long Range Certificate (LRC) and the Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC). It incorporates all the changes to GMDSS regulations that came into force in 2009. Now brought fully up to date for its 5th edition, GMDSS: A User's Handbook has proved an invaluable reference for exam candidates and equipment users alike for more than a decade. The clear and lucid text is supported with illustrations, handy Q&A sections and a quick-reference revision guide for GOC and LRC students.
Superyacht Master covers the requirements of the navigation and radar modules for the Officer of the Watch (Yachts) and the Master (Yachts) Certificates required for captains and crew of commercial yachts over 24m and under 3,000 tons. It is the only book written specifically for these modules and will be required reading for all those undertaking a deck career in the superyacht industry or in similar sized commercial craft.
The professional's choice - Fast, quad-colour medium-sized torch with choice of white, red, green or blue LED light
Easy-twist colour selection - change colours at the flick of a switch
Prismatic diffusor for optimum light and colour performance
Smart Light Technology(SLT). Micro-chip controlled light options - power, low power, blink
Water ingress resistant construction IPX4, batteries included
An ideal torch for watch-keepers and seafarers! Waterproof to IPX7 standard and with Red, White and Green LED's this torch is great for use on the Bridge at night.
The Torch every watch-keeper needs! This long-awaited L.E.D format lets you choose from four different colors of light, depending on your needs of the moment.
The official name for this proprietary technology is D.I.A.L., which stands for Diode Illumination Adjustable Lens. Basically, this new design lets you dial in the color that'll serve you best: White for general situations, red for preserving night vision, blue for identifying fluids, and green for map reading.
It's all powered by one AA battery you can anticipate long battery life which come with the Recon. It weighs just 73.7 grams. Yet it delivers a military ton of task-specific light, right when you need it.