by Capt. Bill Chalmers, FICS. This book is the perfect way for a non-seafarer, trainee or anyone interested, to learn the basics of seafaring language, ship design and the core important fundamentals.
For those serving at sea, professionally connect with the sea or just interested in ships for their own sake, this book provides a refreshing insight into a range of nautical subjects with something for everyone.
Born some 33 yers ago of a need for shipbrokers to understand the sea-going subjects to undertake the examinations for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, this updated and expanded version, now of interest to a wider audience, owes its existance to the unexpected interest Bernadetter showed in explanations of ships viewed from the window of the author's office overlooking the port.
It is hoped that this book will also engender the same interest in future readers.