Watchkeeping

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When to call Master on the Bridge? OR State the circumstances under which you will call Master.

When to Call Master on Bridge A Ship’s Master is always responsible for all decisions on board is the ship. Master has the overall authority to take actions with respect to the safe conduct of navigation and protection of the environment and safety of the ship and its crew. And the Officer In-charge should always …

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Short Notes on Watchkeeping under Different Weather Conditions

Bridge Watchkeeping under Different Weather Conditions Table of Content: Watchkeeping during Clear Weather/ Visibility/ Open Seas Watchkeeping during Restricted visibility Coastal and Congested/ Restricted Waters Navigation When Ship at anchor Navigation with a pilot on board Navigation in Heavy Weather Watchkeeping during Clear Weather/ Visibility/ Open Seas Take frequent and accurate compass bearings of approaching …

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What do Master’s Standing Orders mean?

Master’s Standing Orders are as important as other documents on board. As we all know ship handling and operations are complex and require utmost precision. It is therefore important that of the ship’s officers to ensure that high level of professionalism is being maintained at all the times. The Master of the ship is ultimately …

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Standards regarding Watchkeeping on Merchant Ships, Part II

Index: Standards regarding Watchkeeping, Part I Principles to be observed in keeping a Radio Watch Watch Arrangements for Radio Watch Performing the Radio Watch Watchkeeping In Port Principles applying to all watchkeeping Watch Arrangements at Port Taking over the Watch Taking Over the Deck Watch at Port Taking Over the Engineering Watch at Port Performing …

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Standards regarding Watchkeeping on Merchant Ships, Part I

The fitness of Seafarers has always been the main concern over the course of years. Especially when the seafarer is on the watch or an in-charge of the watch, one should be fit for duty. IMO, ILO has taken initiatives for the well being and fitness of Seafarers. These Standards Regarding Watchkeeping on Merchant Ships …

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