A comprehensive new manual giving advice and guidance on navigating the polar regions.
Interest in the polar regions is growingas the season for accessing these remote and hostile areasis lengthening. The nascent shipping ventures in these regions face new challenges and risks. Operating ships within any icy regime requires knowledge, skills and different awareness beyond that of many mariners. Multi-year and glacial ice are much harder than first-year ice which mariners may have experienced. There is little assistance available should things go wrong.so mariners must be self-sufficient.
Captain Snider brings the full benefit of his extensive experience in polar shipping and as a hihgly qualified ice navigator to describe the human, technical, environmental and operational challenges of the polar regions. This is a hard, unforgiiving environment which requires diligence and deliberation in the planning and execution of voyages, as set out in this book.
Author: Snider, Duke
The Nautical Insitute 2012