sea·​man·​ship | \ ˈsē-mən-ˌship How to pronounce seamanship (audio) \

Definition of seamanship

: the art or skill of handling, working, and navigating a ship

Examples of seamanship in a Sentence

The captain shows great seamanship.

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Both camps emphasize boating and seamanship, said Sallie Ransom, senior vice president of financial development for both camps – and a Seafarer alumna herself. Page Leggett, charlotteobserver, "At these YMCA camps, kids learn to sail, take in nature and 'make friends for life'," 12 July 2018 The incident also points out Carman’s seamanship as the engine overheating in April was caused by not opening a valve to provide water to cool the engine. Dave Altimari,, "Engine Fire on Nathan Carman's Boat Led to Coast Guard Rescue Five Months Before It Sank," 14 June 2018 The Officer of the Deck, the person responsible for safe navigation of the ship, exhibited poor seamanship by failing to maneuver as required, failing to sound the danger signal and failing to attempt to contact CRYSTAL on Bridge to Bridge radio. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "USS Fitzgerald officer pleads guilty in collision that killed 7 sailors," 8 May 2018 Most learned basic seamanship aboard the 240-foot USS Bluejacket, a wooden mock-up of a 1940’s destroyer escort that was anchored for more than two decades on a parade field at the corner of General Rees Avenue and Glenridge Way. Stephen Hudak,, "Statue of female sailor at Blue Jacket Park honors Navy legacy, women who served at sea," 14 Apr. 2018 In this volume, seamanship, cargo, competition, cooperation, technology, engineering, business, unions, government decisions and international agreements all come together to create a story of the Great Lakes ships and the crews that sailed them. Detroit Free Press, "Michigan Notable Books 2018: Complete list of winners," 14 Jan. 2018 As of June 2017, the GAO found that the eight of the Navy's 11 destroyers and cruisers based in Japan had expired certifications for mobility and seamanship, air warfare and undersea warfare, according to a GAO analysis obtained by CNN. Barbara Starr, CNN, "Exclusive: Concerns raised over safety of US Navy's Pacific fleet," 6 Sep. 2017 He is charged with failing to comply with rules of sound seamanship and with inattentiveness in the minutes leading up to a collision with the 23-foot power boat Peggy K, operated by 81-year old Walter S. Krupinski of Stonington.. Edmund H. Mahony,, "Judge Revokes License Of Captain In Marine Collision Near Stonington," 19 Dec. 2017 The Navy's ships require more than a dozen training certifications, including mobility and seamanship and warfare capabilities like ballistic missile defense and surface warfare. Barbara Starr, CNN, "Exclusive: Concerns raised over safety of US Navy's Pacific fleet," 6 Sep. 2017

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1756, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of seamanship

: skill in sailing or operating a ship

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