LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Navigation & seamanship

See below for a selection of the latest books from Navigation & seamanship category. Presented with a red border are the Navigation & seamanship books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Navigation & seamanship books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Farwell's Rules of the Nautical Road

Farwell's Rules of the Nautical Road

Author: Craig H. Allen Sr., Craig H. Allen Jr. Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Professional mariners, military and civilian, from cadets to captains, will find this book's thorough commentary on the rules of the road and its analysis of numerous collision cases in which the courts construed and applied those rules an invaluable reference. Farwells' Rules of the Nautical Road continues to provide maritime attorneys professional insight into how the rules apply in context and offers rigorous analysis of their application by courts and administrative tribunals For nearly eighty years, this book has been viewed as the indispensable collision law reference work. This new edition of Captain Farwell's venerable reference on the nautical rules of the road preserves the carefully crafted wisdom on the first edition, published in 1941 while providing up-to-date information to help the modern mariner understand how those rules are being interpreted and applied today. The ninth edition includes: Updated coverage of the rules by incorporating previous amendments to the 1972 COLREGS and the U.S. Inland Rules. Describes the International Maritime Organization's ongoing regulatory scoping project examining issues raised by the introduction of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS), while noting the as-yet unanswered COLREGs compliance challenges such vessels will faceIntegrates the watchstander qualifications and requirements imposed by the STCW Convention and Code, the SOLAS Convention and by U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard directives. Incorporates equipment and watchkeeping requirements from the U.S. Navigation Safety Standards Updates collision cases from the US, UK, and Canadian courts, and adds relevant interpretations and decisions from Coast Guard Law Bulletins and Coast Guard Decisions. Analyzes several well-publicized collisions that occurred since publication of the eighth edition Updates coverage of the narrow channel rule, taking particular note of the difficulties in determining where the rule applies. Updates the materials on the look-out and risk of collision responsibilities to address integrated bridge systems, automatic identification systems, voyage data recorders, and the increasingly active role of VTS.

Mastering Navigation at Sea

Mastering Navigation at Sea

Author: Paul Boissier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

A lot of people are drawn to the sea, and for good reason - it's the world's last wild and largely unspoilt wilderness. But to properly enjoy the sea, and to do so safely, you must have the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan thoroughly and stay one step ahead of the game. This book is thoughtfully written to help yachtsmen do just that. It's not another RYA Course Handbook; it's written by a mariner for other mariners. It's well-informed, easy to read and honest about the author's triumphs and disasters over a lifetime's navigating. He has a unique perspective having navigated in many parts of the world from high up on the bridge of a warship, close to the water in a cruising yacht and at depth in a submarine. After his navy career he was Chief Executive of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), often dealing with the consequences of poor navigation. The author brings the subject to life in a book that is designed to help yachtsmen refresh their knowledge of, and their enthusiasm for, the timeless skills of navigation. It is packed with hundreds of illustrations - colour photographs, charts, diagrams and tables - making the text easy to understand. The book is part of Fernhurst Books' Skipper's Library series of practical books for the cruising sailor.

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Author: Adam (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland) Weintrit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of four volumes and provides an overview of Education and Training, Human Resources and Crew Resource Management, Policy and Economics and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Author: Adam (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland) Weintrit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of four volumes and provides an overview of Problems in Marine Navigation and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Author: Adam (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland) Weintrit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of four volumes and provides an overview of advances in Marine Navigation and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

Author: Sara Hopkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Get to grips with navigation at sea. This best-selling book gives you all the information you need to know to do just that! It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features diagrams and pictures, instead of words, wherever possible. It has been updated to cover all modern navigation. It is recommended by Fernhurst Books for beginners and Day Skipper students. Written by an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner who runs her own RYA Training Centre which specialises in navigation, it is the perfect place for newcomers to navigation to start. It explains simply how to look at charts, find your position, look at tides, plan your passage and determine the course to steer. It will help you find out where you are and how to get to where you want to be. In a new innovation, diagrams from this book are being made available to navigation instructors to use in their own classes.

Imray Chart M8

Imray Chart M8

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map, folded Release Date: 20/02/2020

Plans included: Arcipelago di La Maddalena - Southern Group (1:65 000) Golfo di Cugnana (1:50 000) Golfo Spurlatta (1:60 000) Passaggio dei Fornelli (1:60 000) Porto Torres (1:15 000) Approaches to Alghero (1:50 000)

One Hell of A Shipmate

One Hell of A Shipmate

Author: Matt Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

Reeds Marine Distance Tables 16th edition

Reeds Marine Distance Tables 16th edition

Author: Miranda Delmar-Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Reeds Marine Distance Tables are the perfect ready-reckoner for captains, navigators and owners of merchant and cruise ships large and small wanting a quick and accurate distance reference between all the regularly used commercial ports around the world. They are also of increasing value to the superyacht fleet. The book is divided into key 'market areas', and includes a pull-out map for area identification and easy see-at-a-glance port reference. Traffic Separation Schemes are calculated into the tables whilst the distance to any port not included can easily be determined by making an approximation from the next closest port. Useful tables of major 'turning points' around the world (such as Cape Finisterre, Cape Horn and the Dover Straits), Transatlantic distances, world time zones, and time and speed conversion tables are also included. As well as incorporating general updates and improvements, this edition has been expanded to include distances both within and through the North West Passage, providing high latitude linkage between major North Pacific ports such as Vancouver, Vladivostok and Shanghai and those in the North Atlantic, Norwegian and Barents Seas, such as Reykjavik, Narvik and Archangel. Reeds Marine Distance Tables are an invaluable reference for ship owners, operators, brokers, navigators and superyacht skippers. Using this one reference, anyone can calculate the shortest or most economical distances between all the major ports in the world. 'A first class reference' Nautical Magazine 'Clear and simple support for anyone wanting to calculate the shortest or most economical distance between major ports' Telegraph

Imray Chart A231

Imray Chart A231

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map, folded Release Date: 31/10/2019

Plans included: Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) (1:30,000) Cruz Bay (St John) (1:20,000) Road Harbour, Sea Cow Bay & Nanny Cay Marina (Tortola) (1:20,000) Benner Bay (St Thomas) (1:20,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000)

Imray Chart A232

Imray Chart A232

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map, folded Release Date: 31/10/2019

Plans included: Road Harbour & Approaches (Tortola) (1:20,000) Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) South Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) Gorda Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:25,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000) Fat Hogs Bay & Maya Cove (Tortola) (1:20,000)

Imray Chart A233

Imray Chart A233

Author: Imray Format: Sheet map, folded Release Date: 31/10/2019

Plans included: Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) (1:30,000) Cruz Bay (St John) (1:20,000) Road Harbour, Sea Cow Bay & Nanny Cay Marina (Tortola) (1:20,000) Benner Bay (St Thomas) (1:20,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000) Road Harbour & Approaches (Tortola) (1:20,000) Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) South Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:20,000) Gorda Sound (Virgin Gorda) (1:25,000) Great Camanoe to Scrub Island (1:20,000) Fat Hogs Bay & Maya Cove (Tortola) (1:20,000)