There has been the odd experiment with remote-controlled ships but to date nobody has successfully operated ships without people. People are an investment, and shouldn’t be regarded as a cost; they are huge contributors to the success of a voyage and should be treated as such.
Issue No.18 of Alert! the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin gets down to brass tacks on the issue of people, pointing out quite bluntly: “look after your people …and they will look after you.”
Inshore Navigation (New Edition) By Tom Cunliffe
Written by popular sailor, author and television personality Tom Cunliffe, Inshore Navigation is a practical guide to navigating on shore inshore passages.
Designed specifically for newcomers to navigation and pilotage, Tom uses straightforward explanations and clear illustrations allowing you to learn navigation easily, quickly and safely.
Inshore Navigation is structured to help you get on the water as soon as possible and stay out of trouble as you learn the necessities. All the essential navigational concepts are covered, so that when you feel your sea going experience is sufficient you will be building on a solid foundation as you move into the greater depth of detail required for coastal and offshore navigation.
Available to buy September 2008, £14.99