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ICS Bridge Procedures Guide PDF

Download Description The ICS Bridge Procedures Guide is widely acknowledged as the principal industry guidance on safe bridge procedures, and is used by Masters, watchkeeping officers, companies and training institutions worldwide. The Guide is referenced in the footnotes of several International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conventions.The new edition continues to embrace internationally agreed standards and recommendations […]

Radar Plotting

Download Description A detailed guide covering all aspects of radar plotting and how this helps the mariner in following the COLREGs. Includes full description plus examples of the basic radar plots plus, another vessel’s course or speed change, own vessel’s speed, own vessel’s course and explanation of plot geometry. Original Publisher Ranger Hope

Marine Meteorology 2016

Download Description A handbook covering all aspects of marine meteorology from synoptic charts, depressions, anti-cyclones, tropical revolving storms, ice, forecasting mariners own weather, meteorological equipment and more. Original Publisher Unknown Related Reading https://www.imarest.org/membership/education-careers/careers-in-the-marine-profession/how-about-oceanography-or-marine-meterology https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/amp/mmop/index_en.html http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/training/industry/marine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_weather_forecasting  

Variation and Deviation

Variation The number of degrees east or west that Magnetic North is from the True (Geographic) North. Variation changes according to your position relative to the North Magnetic Pole. It also changes gradually in any one position due to the movement of the magnetic poles. Variation is shown on Mercator charts at the centre of […]

Squat Effect

The squat effect is a phenomenon which causes an increase in ship’s draught, trim and reduces UKC. It is caused by the relative movement of the ship’s hull through the surrounding body of water. Squat occurs when a vessel is making way through the water or is not making way but laying in flowing water […]

Gyro Compass

A gyro compass is a non-magnetic compass which is based on a wheel/disc that rotates at high speed about it’s spin axis as well as the rotation of the earth. Gyro compasses have two main advantages over magnetic compasses: They find true north as determined by the axis of the Earth’s rotation. They are unaffected […]

Plane Sailing Method

Download Description A document explaining the plane sailing method with a worked example. Original Publisher MarineDocs

Principles of Chartwork Plotting

Download Description A step by step PDF guide covering the core Chartwork plots including: Find an EP Principles of a running fix Find tide experienced Course to Steer Type A Course to Steer Type B Original Publisher WMA

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