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By George Maul

Scientists and engineers embarking on their first voyage for oceanographic or meteorological examine are frequently unprepared for the event. Going to sea includes studying a brand new language – that of the seaman. this is often useful for transparent communications, for the protection and health of the contributors of the clinical celebration and the ship’s staff. The Oceanographer’s better half is meant to familiarize a scholar with the fundamentals of navigation, seamanship, marine engineering, communications, safety-of-life-at-sea, shiphandling, knots and splices, first relief, and much more. The e-book could have a truly functional think with plenty of examples.

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Stern on the other hand, the hind part of a ship, might be related to steer, as in rudder, again probably Norse in origin from the thirteenth century. Starboard seems to have originated from the use of a steering oar near the stern on the righthand side of a ship, the steer-board side; steering oars were known in Egypt five millennia ago. The opposite side, today’s port side, probably is Middle English in origin derived from the term larboard, or loading side of a ship; it became the side facing the harbor (the port) in fifteenth century usage.

1 when the ship is underway. 1 are the stacks, that is, the engine exhaust structure, followed by a knuckle crane for lifting light items such as an outboard motorboat or cargo such as food, stores, and instruments. The crane is on a platform often called a catwalk. The superstructure deck 22 The Oceanographer’s Companion is generally restricted to the ship’s crew, but members of the scientific party can, with permission, visit. It is always courteous to ask permission to climb to this deck, and ALWAYS ask permission to enter the pilothouse.

V. 2), a captain’s mess, a chief’s mess for chief petty officers (CPOs), and a crew’s mess for other noncommissioned officers. v. 3) may have a common mess for all personnel, but there may be a table set aside for the captain, the chief engineer, and the chief scientist. Do not presume that you can sit down anywhere; ask if it is permissible before doing so. Common seagoing courtesy is to recognize the line-of-command, and to respect it. The chief scientist will assign you to a specific mess for the duration of your voyage.

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