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its hard to describe how a man could left everything he had on land and went out to sea...
its even harder to describe how bright the stars at night and how fresh the cool morning air when you are in the middle of the ocean...
the hardest thing is to describe how close you are to death and how god could took your life at any time...
come to sea and see for yourself...


come to sea and see for yourself

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

story of watchkeeping officer - performing navigational watch

 also for exam purposes but still simple yet complicated read...


navigate to deviate - to keep your course and to stay away from hazards

The officer of the watch shall :

-keep watch on the bridge by maintaining lookout by sight and hearing and as well by all available means.

-in no circumstances leave the bridge until properly relieved.

-vessel position,course and speed are checked at frequent intervals - navigation aids to be use to keep the vessel on planned passage during watch.

-carry out master standing / night orders.

-have full knowledge on the location and proper use of navigation and safety equipments and its limitations.

-comply with International Regulations For Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS).

-engine, helms and sound signalling apparatus to be used at officer of the watch discretion - timely notice on speed variation to engine room.

-aware of manouvering characteristics of the vessel - stopping distance and turning ability in loaded or ballast conditions.

-ensure autopilot or helmsmen steering required course.

-compass or gyro error taken every watch.

-check radar and other navigation equipments performance.

-check barograph,barometer,temperature.

-have proper record of movement and activities related to navigation or shipboard operations.

-cargo conditions and ballast conditions and effect to draught.

-monitor ship personnel working on task which require extra attention.

-in any doubt or emergency - call master

-come to sea and see for yourself-

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