Merchant Navy Survival Guide: Survive and thrive on your first ship

Nautilus Telegraph's Book of the Month for September 2020. It is a compact introduction to commercial seafaring that all aspiring maritime professionals should read.

Authors: Nic Gardner

ISBN 9780473521011

Published: May 2020


Have you ever gazed at a ship on the horizon, or contemplated a ship leaving port, and wondered what it would be like to work on something like that? Have you ever thought about going to sea, but you didn't know where to start? Are you curious about the practical details of life at sea? This is the book for you!

Learn the difference between the merchant navy and the navy, and how maritime law works. Explore the jobs that are available on merchant ships. Find out what sort of training you need, and what you need to know to get started.

Discover what to expect on your first ship, what to pack, and how to deal with the most common problems on board.

This book has everything you need to find out whether to heed the call of the sea!

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