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MGN 315 NOTES

MGN 315 NOTES

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Almost all questions appeared in SQA from march 2005- july 2013 have been covered....

P.S the repeated questions were omitted!
Almost all questions appeared in SQA from march 2005- july 2013 have been covered....

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mandyconquers@gmail.comMGN 315 Notes
MARCH 2008 
Q5)(a) With reference to MGN 315, Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch onMerchant Ships, and MSN 1767, Hours of Work, Safe Manning andWatchkeeping revised Provisions from Sep 2002 , state each of thefollowing:
The 3 specified items that the OOW should ensure before handing over the watch: 
When handing over the watch the OOW shall(i) ensure that the members of the relieving watch are fully capable of performing their duty(ii) ensure that the vision of the relieving watch is fully adjusted to the lightconditions(iii)
ensure that all standing orders and the Master’s night orders are fully
unders
t
ood
(MGN 315 Paragraph 6.1)
The 2 specified instances when the OOW should not hand over the watch to the relieving officer 
The OOW shall not hand over the watch
(i)
if there is reason to believe that the relieving officer is not capable of carrying out the watch-keeping duties effectively
 –
in which case theMaster should be notified
 (ii)
when a manoeuvre is in progress until such action has beencompleted.
 (MGN 315 Paragraph 6.2)
The minimum rest time, unless an exceptional circumstance, during a 2hour period 
The minimum rest period in any 24 hour period is 10 hours. This shall not besplit into more than 2 periods.
(MSN 1767 Paragraph 3.2)(MGN 315 Paragraph 4.1)
The minimum length of at least one of the daily rest period: 
One of the periods should be at least 6 hours long, with an intervalbetween not exceeding 14 hours.
(MSN 1767 Paragraph 3.2)(MGN 315 Paragraph 4.1)
 
mandyconquers@gmail.comMGN 315 Notes
b)
 
An OOW obtains a ship position derived by celestrial observation which Is 20 NM to the south of the DR position. After having checked the calculations and plotting of the sights the OOW can find no error. State the actions required by the OOW: 
 Actions of the OOW should be(i) Call the Master (ii) Ensure that the vessel is safe in and continuing from either position(iii) Perform another sight and/or use another form of fixing to cross-checkthe original sight eg GPS
State 5 instances when the error of the ship’s c 
ompass should be obtained: 
The compass error should be obtained if 
(i)
Once a watch when no major alterations of course take place
 (ii)
 After any major alteration of course
 (iii)
When entering or leaving restricted waters
 (iv)
When entering or leaving an area of magnetic anomaly
 (v)
If the OOW has any doubts as to its reliability
 
State the means of communication with the emergency steering position 
in the steering flat in the event of a total power failure of the ship’s
telephone system: 
 
(i) Sound powered telephone(ii) Talk back system(iii) VHF/UHF portable radio(iv) Messenger if applicable to that ship
 
mandyconquers@gmail.comMGN 315 Notes
OCT 2009 
Q5): (a)
State the specific condition when the OOW may act as a sole lookout: 
 
MGN 315 paragraph 8.3 states:
In certain circumstances of clear daylight conditions the Master mayconsider that the OOW may be the sole look-out.
 
State the factors that must be taken into account prior to the OOW becoming the sole Lookout: 
MGN 315 paragraph 8.3 states(i) Full account has been taken of all relevant factors including but notlimited to(ii) state of the weather (iii) visibility(iv) traffic density(v) proximity of dangers to navigation(vi) the attention necessary when navigating in or near traffic separationschemes(vii) design and layout of the bridge(viii) arcs of visibility(ix) radar equipment fitted and their limitations with respect to navigation(x) other duties that the officer may have to engage in and which could be adistraction from the keeping of a proper look-out such as(xi) operation of GMDSS and other communications equipment such as cellphones and email systems(xii) navigational maintenance such as completion of logs and other recordkeeping and correction of charts and publications(xiii) routine testing and maintenance of bridge equipmentIn any event, an OOW acting as sole look-out should always be able tofully perform both the duties of a look-out and those of keeping a safenavigational watch. Assistance must be immediately available to besummoned to the bridge when any change in the situation so requires.
 
Outline the 
guidance on how the OOW may fully engage the lookout’s
attention: 
MGN 315 paragraph 9.2 states:The OOW should consider the look-out as an integral part of the Bridge Teamand utilise the look-out to the fullest extent. As a way of fully engaging the look-
out’s attention consideration should be
given to keeping the look-out appraised of the current navigational situationwith regard to expected traffic, buoyage, weather, landfall, pilotage and anyother circumstance relevant to good watchkeeping.
 

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