Seamanship

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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]

Navigation

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Weather and meteorology

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Handling and operating

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Ropework

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Communications

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Towing

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Emergencies

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Survival

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References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamanship, Wikipedia