The solution is really simple. Stay on land, don't visit shipyards and don't go closer than 100 yards from the water
when visiting the beach. You might also want to avoid traveling over bridges that cross navigable waters. Ships are sneaky and sometimes ram bridges. Ships have been known to have competitions to see how many cars they can knock off a bridge.
If you for some reasom must be near the water
then read on:
This book has 1010 reviews
....so at least that many people spent $250 to purchase
what is a little common sense?...whew!
Save yourself the money
1. Buy a basic AIS
2. Learn how to use your VHF
so you can communicate with ships in order to make a passing arrangement. Believe it or not, they don't want to hit you either.
3. Learn how to do a relative motion line using your radar
....(very basic rapid radar
I need to author a no-brainer solution book and charge $250 for it....maybe a book on how to pee over the side without falling over? Last page spoiler: pee below deck
. I'm pretty sure more people die from this than by getting hit by ships.