Seamanship

Seamanship is the art of operating a ship or boat.

It involves topics and development of specialised skills including: navigation and international maritime law; weather, meteorology and forecasting; watchstanding; ship-handling and small boat handling; operation of deck equipment, anchors and cables; ropework and line handling; communications; sailing; engines; execution of evolutions such as towing; cargo handling equipment, dangerous cargoes and cargo storage; dealing with emergencies; survival at sea and search and rescue; and fire fighting.

The degree of knowledge needed within these areas is dependent upon the nature of the work and the type of vessel employed by a mariner.[1]

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NavigationEdit

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Weather and meteorologyEdit

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Handling and operatingEdit

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RopeworkEdit

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CommunicationsEdit

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TowingEdit

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EmergenciesEdit

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SurvivalEdit

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