Mooring and Anchoring Ships Vol 1 & 2
Vol. 1 - Principles and Practice
This well researched book sets out explain the principles involved when ships use lines and anchors to hold them in place. The particular value of this book lies in the illustrations and the seamanlike text which is based on theoretical principles but explained in a practical way. The foreword is written by The Secretary General of the IMO, Efthimios Mitropoulos, and the book is supported by the major international associations concerned with ship operations.
Vol. 2 - Inspection and Maintenance
This is the most comprehensive survey into mooring equipment yet undertaken and the results are essential information for surveyors, inspectors and ship operators concerned with proper use and maintenance. The book demonstrates, with the use of photographs, appropriate and inappropriate use of mooring equipment. The author draws on his picture library from over 1,000 ship visits to show how lack of awareness and knowledge can lead to unsafe practices.
- The Nautical Institute