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IMU Watch Keeping and Procedures

IMU Watch Keeping and Procedures

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UNIT 1Masters Standing Orders 5UNIT 2
Bridge Procedure 19UNIT 3Weather Routeing 39UNIT 4Navigation Safe Practices 53
Operating of ships is a complex activity, which often come out hundreds of miles awayfrom land in an unpredictable environment. Ship operation entirely, depends on optimum use of available manpower resource in a safemanner whether it is on the bridge or the engine room, while navigating the vessels orwhile working cargoes having different characteristics. Safety, therefore, must be consideredas central to all operations.In the aftermath of the attack on world Trade Centre and Pentagon, USA, in 2001,possibility of the terrorists making ships as targets is on the increase. The internationalmaritime, organization has brought about a legislation for the safety and security of theships, passengers and crew. This course aims at making ng you aware of the safety andsecurity measures which must be strictly followed for prevention of accidents.First block deals with the watch kec ping and procedures which are required to be followedon the ship for safe naviga-ion. Block 2 deals with the general aspects of safe practices tobe followed on ships ani I in detail, contents of ISPS code as applicable on ships.A substantial part of this self learning module is extracted from an article from theseaways of the nautical institute by Captain Eric Beetham FNI, FRfN.
The purpose of watch keeping and good operational procedures
ensure that human erroror omission on part of an individual may not put the ship in da,.-r. This Block comprises fourunits which deal with the safety involved in navigation of a ship and watch keeping practicesand operational procedures which should be followed strictly on board ships.Unit 1 describes in detail as to why masters of ships need to write their intention in writingand processes involved in implementation of the Master's standing orders. Unit also dealswith the heading control systems and precautions which one requires when handling thesteering of the ship.Unit 2 deals with the Bridge procedures and responsibilities of an officer on watch. Thisunit deals extensively with precaution required when determining the composition of theworld, fatigue and fitness for duty, checks which are required on the navigational status atall times and importance of working on the bridge of a ship as a team.Unit 3 will make you aware of processes involved, introduction of routeing system,description of routeing measures, ship position, reporting systems and the all importantweather planning for the safe execution of the voyage.Unit 4 deals with 'Safe Practices in Navigation' particularly related to passage planning,use of VHF, need to take timely action and in Radar Watchkeeping.

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