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Hand-Book to the Local Marine Board Examination [By J. Taylor]
Janet Taylor,Trade Board of Local Marine Board
No preview available - 2015
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Page 60 - London, (the act of God, the queen's enemies, fire, and all and every other dangers and accidents of the seas, rivers, and navigation, of whatever nature and kind soever, excepted,) unto order or to assigns, he or they paying freight for the said goods at 51.
Page ix - ... the sun ; to work the latitude by single altitude of the sun off the meridian ; and be able to use and adjust the sextant by the sun. In SEAMANSHIP. — In addition to the qualification required for an only Mate, a more extensive knowledge of seamanship will be required, as to shifting large spars and sails, managing a ship in stormy weather, taking in and making sail, shifting yards and masts, &c., and getting cargo in and out, and especially heavy spars and weights, anchors, &c.
Page viii - ... and work such other easy problems of a like nature, as may be put to him. He must understand the use of the sextant, and be able to observe with it, and read off the arc. In SEAMANSHIP. — He must give satisfactory answers as to the rigging and unrigging of ships, stowing of holds, &c. ; must understand the measurement of the log-line, glass, and lead-line ; be conversant with the rule of the road, as regards both steamers and sailing vessels, and the lights carried by them.
Page ix - In Seamanship. — In addition to what is required by a Second Mate, he must know how to moor and unmoor, and to keep a clear anchor ; to carry out an anchor ; to stow a hold ; and to make the requisite entries in the ship's log.
Page xii - If the applicant passes, he will receive a document from the Examiner, which will entitle him to receive his Certificate of Competency from the Shipping Master at the port to which he has directed it to be forwarded.
Page xiii - Mates are made compulsory, the qualifications have been kept as low as possible; but it must be distinctly understood that it is the intention of the Board of Trade to raise the standard from time to time, whenever, as will no doubt be the case, the general attainments of officers in the Merchant Service shall render it possible to do so without inconvenience ; and Officers are strongly urged to employ their leisure hours, when in port, in the acquirement of the knowledge necessary to enable them...
Page 57 - More or less, it is to be done by wharfingers or lightermen according to the usage. If the Master receive goods at the quay or beach, or send his boat for them, his responsibility commences with the receipt.
Page 53 - No vessel bound on any over-sea voyage, should on any account be loaded beyond that point of immersion which will present a clear side out of water, when upright, of three inches to every foot depth of hold, measured amidships, from the height of the deck at the side, to the water.
Page 50 - ... often damaged in the ship's hold by lumpers, if permitted to use cotton hooks in handling bales. All goods must be received on board according to the custom of the port where the cargo is to be taken in ; and the same custom will regulate the commencement of the responsibility of the master and owners.