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Ship Manoeuvring Principles and Pilotage

Year: 2001
Language: english
Author: Captain Paul R. Williamson
Genre: Handbook
Publisher: WItherby
Edition: 1
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 153
Description: Piloting and shiphandling is about individual judgements bused on knowledge allied to practical experience.
Paul Williamson’s book is a real addition to the pool of knowledge on the subject. The text is easy to read, often delivered in anecdotal style and, for experienced pilots will often ring bells as it draws to mind half forgotten night watches and sticky manoeuvres.
There may be issues or techniques we would query but then wo all know that there are often several ‘right’ ways to do a job, Aspiring pilots will gain great advantage and first class advice from the content and Paul’s approach allying practice and theory.
In short, at last we have a text which, in written form docs what pilots will always do whenever they are gathered together socially - ‘swing ships’.
It is a must for every pilot station and will find a welcome place on any pilots’ bookshelf.


Foreword V
Preface vii
A cknowledgemenls viii
List of Illustrations xiii
Introduction XV
Chapter 1 I
Bask ship handling. Reducing a ship's speed to manoeuvre and turn round.
Manoeuvring plan (not passage plan), comparison by ship's lengths, a standard ship, old and modem designs, reducing a ship's speed lo manoeuvre and Unit round, speed indicating insinnncnts and G.P.S. etc.
Chapter 2 7
Transverse thrust and turnin'; a ship short round.
Single and twin screws, fixed and C.P.P., single and twin roddeis. left and right handed inward and outward screws convention.
Chapter 3
Centre of turn and sideways slip.
Position of the centre of turn relative lo the ship's Speed, sideways .slip.
(Chapter 4 17
The effect of wind and other external forces on a ship
Wind force chart etc.jdrifl caused by the wmd on a loaded and light ship and the elVect of trim. Tlie wind effect relative to the position of the ship's centre of lum. on an even keel and trinuned by the stern. TT»c effect of superstivctore in tlx1 wind. The wind effect due to it's relative direction. Addaionnl super si nicfiiK wind effects The Unnoulli tlTecl. Other external fmves. including lUjSS etc.
Chapter 5 35
Assessing a ship for manoeuvring.
Assessing the effect ol' linn on the ship4 wind force point and wind resistance point and how it will effect manoeuvring a ship, relative to live manoeuvring space available.
Chapter 6 43
General Irerthing and uiibcrthing guidelines.
Berthing a ship in calm conditions allowing safety , margins, ure tif indicating insltuaients when inanoeuvriag. berthing in tidal waters. allowing for the transverse thrust, berthing stem to tide, berthing In buoys. why a ship appears to increase sjxvd as it appivxiches it's berth.
Chapter 7 55
Berthing a ship using an anchor.
With a weather lisle, onto a weather berth and when berthing with an offshore wind.
Chapter 8 61
Itcrthing and unbcrlhing using tugs.
Conventional and tractor tug capabilities, positioning togs fur mi be Hiring and berthing, giitnig.
Clutplcr 9
Chapter 10
Kxamplrs and calculations to approach a IhtIIi.
PI.uining approach to a berth (a) a small ship without any aides, and (b> a big ship using lugs.
Chapter 11
Maiinciivring in fog by radar.
Assessing the limitations of a radar .nid determining a radar's ability, calculating a ship's speed by radar, allowing for position of radar scanner.
Chapter 12 Anchoring a ship.
Aochoring in an open anchorage, anti in a restricted anchorage. choosing a position where to drop the anchor, anchoring a ship using a radar with various presentations.
Chapter 13 Passage planning.
Passage planning inbound and outbound.
Chapter 14
Port approaches,and navigating narrow channels.
Allowing for ret and drill, overtaking and other manoeuvres, establishing a ship's idem it у by V.II.F. Methods foi losing a ship's way tjuickly. ship's sailing before (Ik wind.
Chapter 15 Tug and Tow.
Piloting a tug and tow on a passage, berthing lowed vessels.
Chapter 16
Handling characteristics of different ship shapes.
Handling differences between lutriuw deep ships and slrort beamy ships.
Chapter 17 121
ТиЫ streams.
Spring and Neap tides. new and full moon, tidal streams, counter cur tents, and slack water. atKl their effect on handling ships, the change ol direction of tidal streams at high watei and knv water.
Chnplvr 18 129
Squat, interaction. reaction, dray and yroiindiny.
Why and when ships' squat, and warnings to look for. interaction between ships, reaction hot ween a ship and the bnlKuti. a ship's kws of speed due to drag. Manoeuvring in shallow water. The effect of pressures caused when manoeuvring a ship with the minimum under keel clearance. reaction togiuondiitg.
Chapter 19 141
Stones of pcifectly true incidents that I have expencitoed. that most seularcrs would have difficulty believing.
Chapter 20 145
Agreeing the ship's program. etc. Giving engine outers ami Ih'Iiii orders, cate with twin serewotl ships with single rudders, giving directions to tugs, checking the gym compass, steering characteristics of different ships, checking automatic steering settings, noting the difference in wind directions when navigating rivers, climbing a pilot ladder, and how to boaid a submarine.
Chapter 21 151
The pilot’s responsibilitiesrelative to ihe ship, audio the shore authorities.


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