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The complete yacht security handbook : for skippers and crew / Fritze von Berswordt.

By: Berswordt, Fritze von.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Adlard Coles, 2018Description: 192 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472951670; 1472951670.Subject(s): Yachting -- Security measures | Boats and boating -- Safety measures | Piracy -- Prevention | Security systemsDDC classification: 797.1256 Summary: "Whether moored at their home ports, or visiting a less familiar port in a distant country, sailors need to pay just as much attention to the security of their yacht as they would their home or car. By being aware of potential dangers and taking prudent steps in advance, boaters can ensure that voyages to even the more adventurous of destinations will be less stressful. The aim of The Complete Yacht Security Handbook is to equip boatowners with the knowledge and confidence to minimize risk, guiding skippers and crew through the entire safety process, from planning the journey, setting up the boat and equipment, to preparing for and dealing with actual threats."-- Amazon.com.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Whether moored at their home ports, or visiting a less familiar port in a distant country, sailors need to pay just as much attention to the security of their yacht as they would their home or car. By being aware of potential dangers and taking prudent steps in advance, boaters can ensure that voyages to even the more adventurous of destinations will be less stressful.

The aim of The Complete Yacht Security Handbook is to equip boatowners with the knowledge and confidence to minimize risk, guiding skippers and crew through the entire safety process, from planning the journey, setting up the boat and equipment, to preparing for and dealing with actual threats.

The Complete Yacht Security Handbook covers:
- Achieving a security balance: how to assess risks and counter them, and determine whether it's better to avoid a risk or prepare more thoroughly
- Preparing the boat and equipment, including boat layout, communication, distress signals, alarm systems, access barriers, training, and the pros and cons of weapons
- Hands-on security: safe marina layouts, deterring thieves, what to do if boarded
- Background to attacks on yachts: the difference between inexperienced criminals, pirates, and terrorists; understanding attacker's intentions, tactics, and appropriate methods to defend yourself
- Risk classification for all global cruising grounds
- Security checklists for various types of voyage

With full color photos, illustrations, and tables, The Complete Yacht Security Handbook is an indispensable guide for sailors when planning a voyage. It may not be possible to eradicate the risks completely, but this book will help cruisers assess them realistically and prepare to counter them confidently.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-189) and index.

"Whether moored at their home ports, or visiting a less familiar port in a distant country, sailors need to pay just as much attention to the security of their yacht as they would their home or car. By being aware of potential dangers and taking prudent steps in advance, boaters can ensure that voyages to even the more adventurous of destinations will be less stressful. The aim of The Complete Yacht Security Handbook is to equip boatowners with the knowledge and confidence to minimize risk, guiding skippers and crew through the entire safety process, from planning the journey, setting up the boat and equipment, to preparing for and dealing with actual threats."-- Amazon.com.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • Part I Background: Acts of Piracy and Attackers (p. 8)
  • Piracy: understanding the threat (p. 10)
  • Criminal attacks on yachts (p. 12)
  • Crime dynamics: an introduction to avoiding and repelling criminal attacks (p. 17)
  • Offenders, modes of action and reaction to resistance (p. 28)
  • Physical conflict and self-defence (p. 35)
  • Part II Planning Your Cruise in Uncertain Regions (p. 36)
  • Security balance: a simple method for assessment and planning (p. 38)
  • A clear picture on risk: cruising area and yacht situation (p. 39)
  • Optimising your cruise: effective risk reduction (p. 46)
  • Part III Preparation: Vessel, Equipment and Crew (p. 48)
  • Ship layouts and security (p. 50)
  • Security equipment on board (p. 55)
  • Behaviour and capacities: preparing the crew (p. 101)
  • Part IV Security in Action: Avoidance and Deflection of Criminal Attacks (p. 106)
  • Safety in the marina (p. 108)
  • Mooring buoys and solitary bays (p. 112)
  • Sailing in pirate-plagued waters (p. 130)
  • Sailing in convoy (p. 163)
  • Appendices (p. 182)
  • Items of a crime report (p. 182)
  • Emergency communication table (p. 183)
  • Glossary (p. 184)
  • About the author (p. 187)
  • Reference (p. 188)
  • Index (p. 190)