What Is Seamanship?


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Seamanship refers to a person’s skill in sailing. It is the art and science of how to operate and sail a ship or a boat. It is the knowledge of the person that is necessary to operate and navigate a ship. Acquiring seamanship is no easy business, it requires the knowledge of navigation, maritime laws, forecasting, meteorology, anchors, deck, rescue, towing, rope work, communication, cargo, emergencies and many other skills as well.

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