American Merchant Seaman s Manual

Author: William B. Hayler
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870335495
Format: PDF
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The Merchant Marine is composed of all the commercial ships of a country and the personnel that man them. The American Merchant Seaman's Manual has been the primary seamanship text and reference book for the American Merchant Marine for more than sixty years. Merchant mariners going to sea for the first time need to know as much about their new job, their ship, the sea, and the Merchant Marine as they can. This manual is designed to provide the knowledge that these new seamen need to embark upon their careers at sea. Since the sixth edition was published in 1981, many changes have been made in each new printing. Changes in this new edition include a new chapter on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, data on merchant fleets throughout the world, a revised chapter on wire rope, and a bibliography for sources of additional reading.

American Merchant Seaman s Manual

Author: William B. Hayler
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub
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This is a complete handbook for merchant seamen, covering every phase of good seamanship and all navigation necessary to prepare for the third mate's license. In addition, of course, it is a first-rate reference work. "For Seamen By Seamen, " this classic manual was first published in 1938 and has gone through a number of revisions. New for the 2001 reprint is the addition of an extensive glossary of nautical terms.

The Marlinspike Seamanship

Author: Felix M. Cornell
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Marlinspike seamanship is the art of working with rope, including tying knots and making splices.

Mariner s Weather

Author: William P. Crawford
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393308846
Format: PDF, Docs
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The single most important fact of life to the racing yachtsman, cruiser, or merchant seaman is the weather. This book about the weather, written by a master mariner, sets out to fill the gap between instant knowledge books which prvide a veneer of jargon, and heavy texts requiring prior knowledge of meteorology. This book presents instead a seamanlike survey of the basics of weather, offering a foundation for practical observation and interpretation as well as a ground-work for advanced study. Basic information on the atmosphere, winds, heat and its consequences, clouds, fogs, fronts, tropical cyclones, ice, instruments and charts is provided here.

Survival Guide for the Mariner

Author: Robert J. Meurn
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870335730
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Seafarers must be prepared to cope with the worst situations that the sea can offer. In this new edition, Meurn gives seamen the most up-to-date information in avoiding and dealing with dangers at sea. Topics include abandon ship procedures, crew overboard, search and rescue techniques, and survival methods. Since this book can be used as a text for those preparing to be Coast Guard certified lifeboatmen, the appendices contain lifeboat, rescue boat, and rigid life raft equipment descriptions, inspection guidelines, and sample Coast Guard examination questions and answers.

Looking for a Ship

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429958111
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This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pacific coast of South America. As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage.

The Cornell Manual for Lifeboatmen Able Seamen and Qualified Members of Engine Department

Author: John M. Keever
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
ISBN: 9780870335594
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over the last two decades, The Cornell Manual has become a standard reference for those men and women who choose to follow the sea and who want to prepare themselves for the Coast Guard examinations. The Cornell Manual describes lifeboat operations, firefighting, distress signals, hypothermia, survival procedures, first aid, and rescue and evacuation details. Of particular value are the sample multiple-choice questions and answers for lifeboatmen and able seamen Coast Guard examinations.