Offshore Vessel Ship Handling Book/Publication

Does anyone know any decent books for explaining ship handling of offshore vessels? For example has diagrams explaining the best way to drive a vessel that has a bow tunnel thruster, none at the stern, becker rudders and CPP propellers with kort nozzels.

Most ship handling books you find just explain about massive cargo ships, not so much detailed about offshore vessels. Only place I’ve found any details is in a OPL Anchor Handling book with a chapter on ship handling.

[QUOTE=follow40;141086]Does anyone know any decent books for explaining ship handling of offshore vessels? For example has diagrams explaining the best way to drive a vessel that has a bow tunnel thruster, none at the stern, becker rudders and CPP propellers with kort nozzels.

Most ship handling books you find just explain about massive cargo ships, not so much detailed about offshore vessels. Only place I’ve found any details is in a OPL Anchor Handling book with a chapter on ship handling.[/QUOTE]

You only use the bow thruster for parallel parking. If you are learning in the bayou area, the bottom is mud so you can learn as you go, or stop, as the case may be. No holes, no foul. There is a z-drive book out recently, but it’s more tug than OSV.

To bad you don’t read Norwegian, Norvald Kjerstad has some nice book’s about ship handling of offshore vessels.

Here’s the only one in English:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/8251927609/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1405648964&sr=8-1

Just drive the boat, don’t think too hard about it.

Just watch someone else, hopefully someone that knows how, handle the boat for about five days. No point in watching any longer than that. Then just start practicing. Go slow and practice