TIPS FOR THE NAVIGATION IN COASTAL   Leave a comment

  •  Have the following factors been taken into consideration in preparing the passage plan?

– Advice/recommendation in sailing directions

– Ship’s draught in relation to available

– Effect of ‘squat’ on underkeel clearance in shallow water.

– Tides and currents.

– Weather, particularly in areas renowned to poor visibility.

– Available navigational aids and their accuracy.

– Position-fixing methods to be used.

– Daylight/night-time passing of danger points.

– Traffic likely to be encountered-flow, type, volume.

– Any requirements for traffic separation/routering schemes.

– Are local/coastal warning broadcasts being monitored?

– Is participation in area reporting system recommended including VTS?

– Is the ship’s position being fixed at regular intervals?

  •  Has equipment been regular checked/tested, including:

– Gyro/magnetic compass.

– Manual steering before entering coastal waters if automatic steering has
been engaged for a prolonged period.

– Radar performance and radar heading line marker aligment.

– Echo sounder.

– Is the OOW prepared to use the engines and call a look-out or a helmsman to the bridge?

– Have measures been taken to protect the environment from pollution by the ship and to comply with applicable pollution regulations?

– Other checks.

Publicado 19 de febrero de 2010 por leibermendoza en PROCEDIMIENTOS

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