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Ship Handling (Herve Baudu)

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Ship Handling (Herve Baudu)
Suggested required reading for all mariners no matter where they work: on rivers, in open seas, in narrow passages or limited draft conditions. A good balance between theory and practical hands-on approach with excellent illustrated examples. Consists of three parts: 1) the ship's capabilities and its manoeuvring gear; 2) the forces which set the ship moving; 3) the ship as it manoeuvres (mooring, sailing in shallow waters, port manoeuvres, etc.).
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