BRIDGE WATCHKEEPING - PART 2

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BRIDGE WATCHKEEPING - PART 2

Code No: 497

Video Running Time: 23 minutes

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Bridge watchkeeping is the single most important activity on board a ship at sea. Statistics show that many shipping casualties are the result of avoidable human errors - often bridge watchkeeping errors. The competence and vigilance of the watchkeeping officer, combined with proper bridge watchkeeping procedures, are the best means of avoiding hazardous situations. Bridge watchkeeping requires good training, a high standard of skills and good time management. Watchkeepers must divide their time between a number of activities, which include navigation, maintaining a radar watch and a look-out. The video examines in detail the activities of a watchkeeping officer during a watch at sea. It emphasises that the watchkeeping officers must always maintain an all around look-out involving visual, radar, sound and VHF. They must know the ship's position and how this relates to both fixed hazards and other ships in the vicinity. Among the many demands on the time of watchkeeping officers, the safety of the ship comes before all else.

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