Maritime navigation has rapidly developed since the publication of the last edition of the title with methods of global position fixing for shipping becoming standardized. As in the previous two editions, this edition will provide a sound basis for the understanding of modern navigation systems and brings the student or professional up-to-date with the latest developments in technology and the growing standardization of maritime navigation techniques.

Developed with close scrutiny from the US Merchant Marine Academy and the major maritime navigation centres in the UK, out-dated techniques have been replaced by an expanded section on the now standard Navstar GPS systems and the Integrated Nav. In addition, a new chapter on the application of electronic charts will also be included, as well as problems at the end of each chapter with worked solutions.

chapter 2|23 pages

Depth sounding systems

chapter 3|43 pages

Speed measurement

chapter 4|55 pages


chapter 5|46 pages

Satellite navigation

chapter 6|35 pages

Integrated bridge systems

chapter 7|40 pages

Electronic charts

chapter 8|56 pages

The ship’s master compass

chapter 9|26 pages

Automatic steering

chapter 10|23 pages

Radio direction finding

chapter 11|22 pages

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System