SMALL CRAFT OPERATION ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY OF THE GULF AREA

P/C George K. Holland, N, USPS

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Abstract: THE SAFE OPERATION of small craft, including outboards, presents problems not encountered in other waters due to the narrow channels, shallow bays, commercial traffic and weather conditions. This paper presents procedures to be followed to minimize these hazards as presented by some of the local Squadrons in addition to the basic principles of Piloting in their annual courses. The type of water and traffic is described, the fundamental principles of good piloting outlined briefly, and the special problems and procedures outlined in more detail, covering traffic maneuvers, communication, reliability of aids to navigation, and special hazards due to the size of the channels and configuration of the banks. The author is indebted to P/C T. Fordtran Ellis, N, for use of an article written for Squadron use, describing situations from the Commercial Operator’s point of view.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 16, Number 1
Pages: 52 - 55
Cite this article: Holland, P/C George K., N,, USPS,, "SMALL CRAFT OPERATION ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY OF THE GULF AREA", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 1969, pp. 52-55.
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