Get ready to sail with the 21st century seamanship.
The 21st century seamanship ebook aims to provide seafarers with the necessary information and guidance to excel in their careers.
The book starts by discussing different types of ships and their unique characteristics, highlighting the importance of understanding each vessel’s specific challenges and requirements. It then delves into topics such as ship handling and stability, emphasizing the need for seafarers to understand ship dynamics and manoeuvring techniques.
Onboard procedures and equipment are also covered in detail, including information on safety equipment, communication systems, and emergency procedures. The book stresses the importance of preparedness and adherence to protocols to ensure the safety and security of crew members and the ship.
Regulations play a significant role in the maritime industry, and this book provides a comprehensive overview of the various international and national rules that seafarers must comply with. It explains the purpose of these regulations and their implications for ship operations and crew members.
Emergency response is a critical aspect of seamanship, and the book offers guidance on how to effectively respond to emergencies such as fire, flooding, and medical situations. It emphasizes the importance of quick thinking, proper training, and teamwork in handling emergencies at sea.
This book aims to equip seafarers with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the ever-changing maritime industry. It combines traditional values of good seamanship with modern-day realities, recognizing the importance of technology, regulations, and safety in today’s shipping industry. Whether someone is just starting their career at sea or is an experienced seafarer, this book is a valuable resource for all levels of seafaring.
Chapter 1 General Cargo Ship Types
Chapter 2 Tankers
Chapter 3 Other Ship Types
Chapter 4 Offshore Marine Operations
Chapter 5 Machinery and Equipment
Chapter 6 Pilotage
Chapter 7 Ship Handling
Chapter 8 Anchorwork
Chapter 9 Tugs and Towing
Chapter 10 Mooring Operations and Safety
Chapter 11 Waterways, River Transits and Canals
Chapter 12 Preparing a Ship for Ice
Chapter 13 Non-Standard Operations
Chapter 14 Stood by New Builds
Chapter 15 Paints and Coatings
Chapter 16 Drydock
Chapter 17 Lay-up of Ships
Chapter 18 Heavy Weather
Chapter 19 Participating in SAR
Chapter 20 Oil Spills/Pollution
Chapter 21 Practical Aspects of Salvage
Chapter 22 Main Conventions and Codes
Chapter 23 Recent Regulations
Chapter 24 Certification and Endorsements
Chapter 25 Business and Chartering
Chapter 26 Conflict and Issues Affecting Shipping
Chapter 27 Fines for Ships and Ships’ Staff
Chapter 28 In Port and Alongside
Chapter 29 Shipboard Inspections
Chapter 30 Surveys and Classification
Chapter 31 Systems of Work
Chapter 32 Permit to Work
Chapter 33 Enclosed Space Entry
Chapter 34 Health
Chapter 35 Housekeeping on Board
Chapter 36 Ships’ Equipment and Maintenance
Chapter 37 Lifeboat Release Mechanisms
Chapter 38 Fire-fighting
Chapter 39 Shipboard Drills
Chapter 40 Accident Investigation
Chapter 41 Stability
Chapter 42 Damage Stability
Chapter 43 Hull Monitoring and Inspection
Chapter 44 Energy Efficiency
Chapter 45 Ship Recycling
Chapter 46 Traditional Seamanship
Chapter 47 Wires, Ropes, Chains, Shackles & Slings
Chapter 48 Cranes and Lifting Equipment
Chapter 49 Checklists
Chapter 50 Tsunamis and Marine Phenomena