BK-109 US Coast Guard License Exam Professional Deck Officer Study Guide, Complete 5 Volume Set. Captain Joseph S. Murphy, ., Dept. of Marine Transportation, Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
These volumes contain questions and answers with references given to the standard reference publications used by the Coast Guard in compiling exam questions, but no instructional text. They are preparation for merchant marine license examinations for Master and for Third Mate through Chief Mate Oceans and Near Coastal, Any Gross Tons
Captain's sells the six "Murphy" study guide books separately, or as a five book set, with Book Six (Deck Exam Illustration Book) as an optional sixth volume. The illustrations appropriate to the subjects in Books 1 through 5 are now included in those books (they weren't originally included). However, the illustrations in Book 4, Rules of the Road are NOT in color, and the illustrations in Book 6 ARE in color, where applicable.
NOTE: Some of these books are labeled "2010-11 Edition" and some are labeled "2011-12 Edition"
All, in our stock are the current and latest of each book. We are in contact with Captain Murphy
frequently, and are kept up to date on any new or soon-to-be-released editions.
Book 1, Deck General covers marlinspike seamanship, cargo handling and stowage, watchkeeping, anchoring and mooring, ship handling and maneuvering, towing operations, ship stability and damage control, ship construction, ship's business, and the Great Lakes. 296 pages
Book 2, Navigation General covers Nautical Astronomy, Aids to Navigation, Navigation Proceedures, Charts & Publications, Navigation Instruments, Magnetic and Gyro Compasses, Tides & Currents, Meteorology & Oceanography, Inland Navigation. 237 pages
Book 3, Deck Safety, covers communications, medical care & first aid, lifesaving, search & rescue, maritime law, fire prevention and firefighting appliances, principles of stability and trim, sailing vessels, offshore supply vessels 426 pages
Book 4, Rules of the Road covers both inland and international navigation rules (COLREGS) 151 pages, including illustrations in black and white.
Book 5, Navigation Problems covers ocean track plotting, celestial observations, terrestrial observations, piloting and chart plotting exercises 360 pages
Book 6 (optional) Deck Exam Illustration Book
Deck Exam Illustration Book (includes navigation rules illustrations in color) 93 pges. These illustrations are now included in books 1 through 5, as appropriate with navigation rules illustrations in book 4 in black and white.