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For more than 80 years The Shell Channel Pilot has been the ultimate authority on English Channel navigation and pilotage. Following the pioneering work of the legendary Adlard Coles, the book was passed to Captain John Coote RN in 1982. In his comparatively short, ten-year tenure, John Coote expanded the coverage from the English coast to include northern France. He also applied a characteristic humour to the shoreside aspect of the text which has been enthusiastically adopted by Tom Cunliffe, the present and third compiler of this unique work. Upgraded and updated regularly, this is the 8th edition published by Imray under Cunliffe's hand. `Shell' is more than a harbour guide. It also provides a reassuring hand on the shoulder for Channel navigation, with useful passage notes gleaned from the compiler's personal experience of more than 40 years running the tides and finding the eddies. His frank remarks regarding harbour and recreational facilities have long been relied upon by sailors of all generations and nationalities. While leading to some enlightening secrets, they have been known to cause landlords whose establishments fall short of the required standard to lose the will to live. Working with harbourmasters and a dedicated group of carefully selected yachtsmen and women, Cunliffe has kept this pilot as up to date as is humanly possible. More than being technically sound, which is to be expected from a Yachtmaster Examiner, the book is also a thoroughly enjoyable read.
The TransNav 2011 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2011 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 six volumes and provides an overview of Navigational Systems and Simulators and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.
'Inspiring leadership lessons from the sea,' Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr, USN (ret), author of Saltwater LeadershipAlthough merchant ships carry 90% of the world's trade, the mariners who run them have little guidance on leadership. This can result in disasters such as the Titanic, Costa Concordia, the Exxon Valdez, and the recent El Faro. With modern ships being worth several million dollars, seafarers need leadership advice at every level of their career. Golden Stripes, Leadership on the High Seas provides this guidance, and much more.Captain Parani weaves together his rich experience, cutting-edge insights and real-life stories in this book which has already garnered international acclaim. The reader will discover how to run a tight ship; enhance expertise; lead and communicate with a team; implement safety leadership; decide effectively in high-stake situations and be inspired by legendary sailors. It is a practical leadership action plan which can be applied at sea, or in any other workplace, anywhere.Golden Stripes is the first leadership book of its kind, written by a mariner specifically for commercial shipping.The author's experience both on board and from his corporate roles gives him a unique perspective on why, when and how sailors fail or succeed. Important messages are woven around engaging stories, quotes and practical leadership models, making this an indispensable read for all leaders.
Mastery of the sea has been crucial in European history: the transition from the medieval to the modern world was marked by the emergence of European ships from their home waters out into the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Solving the problem of ocean navigation was an essential prelude to achieving international powers. In their sea-charts the maritime nations left a unique visual record of their response to the challenge of the sea. In succession Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French and English mariners used their charts to express their claims to sovereignty of the seas and territories newly revealed by their naval explorers. This revised and updated book traces the history of charts as eloquent witnesses to the discovery of the world beyond Europe, and to man's evolving knowledge of the oceans. These charts employed a vivid artistic idiom which expressed man's passionate feeling for the sea: the gilded compasses, the nightmarish sea-creatures, the stately ships, the royal crests - all these were fused into a unique artistic practice, which flourished for four centuries.Featuring new photography of the British Library's most important maritime maps, Charting the Oceans is the definitive guide to this majestic art form.
Plans included:Kinsale Harbour (1:20 000)Cork Lower Harbour (1:35 000)Crosshaven (1:15 000)Youghal Harbour (1:25 000)Dungarvan Harbour (1:32 500)Waterford Harbour (1:55 000)Dunmore East Harbour (1:6000)Kilmore (1:25 000)Cork continuation to East Ferry Marina (1:35 000)On this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.
Plans included:Vorion Stenon Kerkiras (1:70 000)Rion - Andirrion Bridge (1:30 000)Approaches to Patras (1:15 000)On this 2017 edition the latest firing practice areas are included. The chart has been re-schemed. The plan of Ormos Falirou has been removed and plans of Vorion Stenon Kerkiras, Rion - Andirrion Bridge and Approaches to Patras are included. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.
Chart scale 1:325 000Plans included:Scarlino to Punta Ala (1:85 000)Approaches to Giglio Marina (1:10 000)Approaches to Civitavecchia (1:40 000)Approaches to Fiumicino and Fiuma Grande (1:50 000)Approaches to Anzio (1:50 000)On this 2017 the latest known depths have been applied. Harbour developments at Civitavecchia and Fiumicino are included as is the restricted area on the approach to Anzio. The Corsican Channel TSS is shown, as are the extents of Marine Protected Areas on this chart. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.
Plans included:Barcelona Harbour (1:65 000)Barcelona Port Vell (1:15 000)Puerto Olimpico (1:15 000)Palamos (1:15 000)Puerto de L'Escala (1:10 000)Port Vendres (1:17 500)St-Cyprien-Plage (1:15 000)Cap d'Agde (1:20 000)Sete (1:22 500)Golfe de Fos (1:70 000)On this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. The harbour plan of Roses has been replaced by a new harbour plan of Golfe de Fos. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.
Plans included:IJmuiden (1:35 000)Den Helder (1:21 000)West-Terschelling (1:20 000)Lauwersoog (1:15 000)Borkum Yacht Harbour (1:25 000)Norderney Approaches (1:66 000)Helgoland (1:25 000)Cuxhaven (1:12 500)Brunsbuttel (1:12 500)On this 2017 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied, as has the latest information regarding wind farms and nature reserves. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.
Plans included:Sines (1:30 000)Lagos (1:30 000)Portimao (1:25 000)Vilamoura (1:20 000)Vila Real de Santo Antonio (1:35 000)Isla Cristina (1:30 000)Mazagon (1:40 000)Chipiona (1:40 000)Rota (1:25 000)Bahia de Cadiz (1:55 000)Puerto Sherry (1:30 000)Sancti-Petri (1:30 000)Barbate (1:75 000)Tarifa (1:20 000)Gibraltar (1:40 000)Strait of Gibraltar (1:275 000)On this 2017 the latest depth surveys have been applied. Harbour developments in Gibraltar are included as are the latest firing practice areas in Golfo de Cadiz. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.