Deck Officers and Masters Guide: Vol. 2 Navigation, Manoeuvring, Watchkeeping
by Weinberg, Richard V.
This STCW compliant handbook deals with the basic navigation techniques in order to set out the fundamentals of what is required for a comprehensive mastery of all aspects related to ships under the strict deck-related point of view. The end product is suitable for seafarers from the deck department but also for all those interested in navigation and ocean sciences in general. Well-organized with many colour illustrations.
The IMO system is outlined as a first element of the book, and frequent references to the relevant IMO conventions, codes and resolutions are provided in order to allow the reader to easily find the proper legislative requirements wherever more in-depth knowledge of specific topics is required.
Unit 1 – Geodesy basics, nautical charts and publications
Unit 2 – Bridge equipment
Unit 3 – Coastal and celestial navigation
Unit 4 – Meteorology and oceanography
Unit 5 – Passage planning and manoeuvring
Unit 6 – Watchkeeping