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Bridge Watchkeeping

Watchkeeping during ocean passages Watchkeeping during ocean passages will require all the activities related to performing a navigational watch as discussed previously. In addition, priority is given to the following Lookout During ocean passages, the principle threat to a vessel is the risk of collision.

Law of Collisions

If the master has forgotten his Rules Of The Road he certainly doesn’t tell the third mate Earliest collision rules, established by custom in accordance with dictates of good seamanship, were enforced by Admiralty Courts in the UK and formed part of their maritime law.

Shipboard Accident Response

Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs insure shipowners and managers for their liabilities to third parties arising out of the operation of ships. The P&I Club does not insure the hull or machinery of a ship, only liabilities. The main elements of P&I cover addressed in

Receiving and Delivering Cargo

Receiving Cargo General Cargo The Owner or his Agent who have booked the cargo must check its condition at the time of carting. Such monitoring shall ensure that: It is suitably packed, Fit for sea-transportation, Not tampered with or damaged, Space allotted for its storage

Investigation and Enquiries – Accidents

Whenever a shipping accident happens and comes under the purview of the M S Act as a shipping casualty, the Master, the Pilot or the person in-charge of the ship at the time of the casualty is required to give notice of this casualty to

ECDIS (Backbone of Bridge)

ELECTRONIC CHARTS There are two types of Electronic Charts available:a) Raster Navigational Charts (RNC).b) Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC). RASTER NAVIGATIONAL CHARTS (RNC) A RNC is a raster chart that conforms to International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) specifications and is produced by digitally scanning a paper chart

Voyage Data Recorder

Purpose of VDR / S-VDR The main purpose of the VDR is to record and store ship’s critical parameters. Information is stored in a secure and retrievable form, relating to the position, movement, physical status, command and control of a ship over the period and

Operational Risk Management

After studying this blog, you should be able to: Identify how to apply flow chart principles for any hazardous work e.g. the Enclosed Spaces on board your ship. Evaluation of work processes such as the safety of accesses to and from enclosed spaces. Explain thoroughly

Managing Navigational Risks

After studying this blog, you should be able to: State the different categories of navigation in the voyage cycle. Pick out the document that can identify, assess, control and monitor risk in each category of navigation. List out the risks associated with navigation in pilotage

Aneroid Barometer

 An Aneroid barometer is an instrument used for measuring atmospheric pressure. It uses a small flexible material box called a vaccum chamber (capsule), which is made from an alloy of beryllium and copper. The vacuumed capsules are prevented from collapsing by a strong spring. Small