Shiphandling for the Mariner
by MacElrevey, Daniel H.
4th ed. Captain MacElrevey, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, has written a must book for all officers who aspire to command. Emphasis on directional stability, shallow water effects, squat and modern aids such as variable pitch propulsion, electronic reference instrumentation and tractor tugs. Covers docking, undocking, and shiphandling in restricted waters, maneouvers at single point and multiple buoy moorings plus the use of anchors. New in this edition is a section on simulation training, including types of simulators as well as new material on the topics of voyage planning, bridge team training and bridge resource management.