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How to Avoid Huge Ships Paperback – Mar 1993


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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press; 2 edition (Mar 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870334336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870334337
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.2 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,963,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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117 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Screenie on 7 Mar 2012
Format: Paperback
on finding about the existence of this book I immediately set off to purchase it. I, and my family, have been plagued by issues and tragedy from Huge Ship related incidents and I thought this would, finally, bring them to an end. Unfortunately as I approached the only local bookshop that had not sold out of this essential tome the shop was destroyed by a huge ship that came out of nowhere; If only the people that ran the bookshop had made time to read this book their livelihood could have been saved. I still live in despair but hope that others were able to access this book before too much damage was done to their lives.
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77 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Clarkers on 17 April 2013
Format: Paperback
As a U-Boat captain operating in the North Atlantic, my crew and I have found this book invaluable. Simply by doing the exact opposite of the advice contained within this tome, we have been able to increase our sunk tonnage in the last three months by 36.7%. Have to go - just sighted another Huge Ship. ALARM! VORBEREITEN DIE TORPEDOS!
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110 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Ad Kean on 19 Dec 2013
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As an individual plagued with chronic constipation and bowel distress for most of my adult life, I felt that my prayers had finally been answered by Captain Trimmer's bold and succinct title. You can imagine my disappointment when I realised that, once again, my dyslexia had let me down.
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146 of 162 people found the following review helpful By DC on 10 Jan 2011
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As a recently retired Captain of a Huge Ship I'd just like to say how devastating this book was to my everyday life.
Haulage on the open seas used to be a pretty lonely and boring job but I always managed to amuse myself by crashing into significantly smaller vessels than my own... Sadly however, since this book was first published, I only ever managed to crash into one or two small boats per year... catalysing my retirement from the industry.
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117 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Audioduck on 27 Mar 2009
Format: Paperback
I too was plagued by Huge Ship issues in my home town of Glastonbury until I found this book.

The author is clearly an expert with regard to Huge Ship identification and avoidance but the text misses some fundamentals. For instance, if the ship is viewed on the horizon, how is one to discover whether the ship is coming towards or moving away from the observer? More diagrams would be useful.

Will the author be following up this work with a more comprehensive treatise? We can only hope.

Only four stars I'm afraid as, even after studying this tome at length, I still managed to walk into a seagoing vessel of some considerable size.

Had the text been clearer I feel sure that this incident could have been avoided.
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Shalva Shine on 30 Mar 2008
Format: Paperback
I've been plagued by huge ships all my life. Ever since I can remember. This book tells you all you need to know about avoiding these everyday hazards.

Now I can come and go with complete freedom. Even my weekly shopping is a pleasure!
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112 of 125 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 April 2001
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Before I bought this book I often found avoiding huge ships to be a constant problem. Not a week would go by without some sort unforseen collision occuring and ruining my day.
Then a friend bought me this book, and it has transformed my life. I won't give too many of its insightful findings away, but one thing it taught me was to keep my eyes open for any super-tonne moving objects in my path by observing tell-tale secondary effects such as eclipsing of sunlight or other local weather effects (eg. localised protection from rain). It also taught me to try to stay clear of main shipping routes and the sea generally as this is where huge ships are said to frequent.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Mike on 11 Jun 2012
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Thanks to this book i will never be hit by a huge ship again.

4 stars only because the author has not written a book about avoiding trains yet.
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