Bridge Team Management by A.J. Swift

By A.J. Swift

Bridge crew administration, 2d version 2004

The objective of bridge crew administration is to make sure the secure and well timed arrival of ships. efficient navigation is completed via making plans, readability of goal and potent association. the second one variation of this significant reference paintings has retained the fundamental parts of the 1st variation containing: administration rules; passage appraisal; making plans; execution; tracking; teamwork and pilotage. despite the fact that those sections were mentioned up to now with laws and feature been amplified with the feed again from superintendents and sea employees the place advancements can be made.

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Margins of Safety will show how far the ship can deviate from track, yet still remain in safe water (see below). As a general rule the Margin of Safety will ensure that the ship remains in waters of a depth greater than draught + 200f0. It is stressed that this is only a general rule. Circumstances may dictate that the 20% clearance will need to be considerably increased. g: When the survey is old or unreliable. SafeWatn 2 In situations where the ship is pitching or roning. 3 When there is a possibility that the ship may be experiencing squaL 4 When the ship may have increased the draught by passing into fresh water.

Care needs to be taken in icy weather, as sectors can become indistinct. BRIDGE TEAM MANAGEMENT 45 GPS The provision of navigational satellites, giving ships the opportunity to determine their position at any time, is one of the greatest achievements of modem technology. However, like all navigational systems, incidents have occurred when they were least expected, so it is worth re-stating the principles used in this book to avoid haphazard risks. Such principles also need to be applied to satellite navigation.

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