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Minding the Helm: Marine Navigation and Piloting


Year: 1994
Language: english
Author: National Research Council (U. S.) Committee on Advances in Navigation and Piloting
Genre: Manual
Publisher: National Academies Press
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 978-0-309-04829-3
Format: PDF
Quality: OCR without errors
Pages count: 523
Description: A comprehensive analysis of issues in marine navigation and piloting. It addresses the application of new technology to reduce the probability of accidents, controversies over the effectiveness of waterways management and marine pilotage, and navigational decision making. It also explores the way mariners piloting ships and tugs are trained, licensed, and held accountable. It approaches navigational safety from the perspectives of risk assessment and the integration of human, technological, and organizational systems. Air and marine traffic regulation methods are compared, including the use of vessel traffic services.
Large ships transporting hazardous cargoes, notorious marine accidents, and damage to marine ecosystems from tanker spills have heightened public concern for the safe navigation of ships. This volume offers a complete, highly readable assessment of marine navigation and piloting. It addresses the application of new technology to reduce the probability of accidents, controversies over effectiveness of waterways management and marine pilotage, and navigational decisionmaking. The book also explores the ways pilots of ships and tugs are trained, licensed, and held accountable. Air and marine traffic regulation methods are compared, including the use of vessel traffic services.
Large ships transporting hazardous cargoes, notorious marine accidents, and damage to marine ecosystems from tanker spills have heightened public concern for the safe navigation of ships. Minding the Helm approaches navigational safety from the perspectives of risk assessment and the integration of human, technological, and organizational systems. Air and marine traffic regulation methods are compared, including the use of vessel traffic services.

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