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Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boatnavigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus o... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boatnavigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a widerange of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts ofyachts, motorboats and commercial vessels running into difficulty as aresult of poor navigation, fog, miscalculation, human error, weatherconditions etc and analyses in a readable and entertaining fashion whatcaused the disaster, what went wrong, how it was dealt with and thelessons learned from it. Examplesrange from the Fastnet disaster, powerboat races, boats run down in theChannel, to trawlers pulled under by submarines, ferry accidents andtanker and cargo ship disasters. The incidents include grounding,collision, fire, sinking, ice and storms, and each chapter has anexample from the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau who monitorincidents at sea. This book is a fascinating read for all who go afloat either forbusiness or pleasure, and for anyone interested in just why disastershappen at sea.

Autorentext

Dag Pike began his career as a merchant captain, went on to test RNLI lifeboats, and took up fast boat navigation, winning a string of trophies for powerboat races around the world, including navigating Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the record-breaking fastest Atlantic crossing by powerboat. He is now a navigation and powerboat journalist in demand all round the world.



Klappentext

Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat
navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide
range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of
yachts, motorboats and commercial vessels running into difficulty as a
result of poor navigation, fog, miscalculation, human error, weather
conditions etc and analyses in a readable and entertaining fashion what
caused the disaster, what went wrong, how it was dealt with and the
lessons learned from it.

Examples
range from the Fastnet disaster, powerboat races, boats run down in the
Channel, to trawlers pulled under by submarines, ferry accidents and
tanker and cargo ship disasters. The incidents include grounding,
collision, fire, sinking, ice and storms, and each chapter has an
example from the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau who monitor
incidents at sea.



This book is a fascinating read for all who go afloat either for
business or pleasure, and for anyone interested in just why disasters
happen at sea.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Disasters at Sea
Autor:
EAN: 9781472908353
ISBN: 978-1-4729-0835-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Biographien
Anzahl Seiten: 192
Veröffentlichung: 01.11.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch