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Making the Difference, Passenger Mustering and Crowd Control
Recent events involving passenger ships have once again demonstrated the vital importance of a...
Drugs and Alcohol, A Manager's Guide
The MLC 2006 as amended includes guidelines on the safety and health education of seafarers,...
The Practical Management and Switching of Marine Fuels
In the highly competitive world of cargo carrying, shipowners face a number of serious issues....
Port State Control - Tightening the Net (Edition 3)
This programme explains that theobjective of Port State Control is to ensure that all the...
Working with Maritime Security Guards
As part of their anti-piracy measures, many shipping companies now employ armed security...
Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes
Project cargoes present specific and sometimes complex handling issues, particularly if shipsa...
Social Media at Sea - Want to be Famous
It is a fact today that ships’ crews are much smaller in number than they used to be so there is...
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WIND, WAVES AND STORMS
WIND, WAVES AND STORMS
A very significant proportion of losses and accidents at sea is attributed to adverse weather. This training package consists of two videos and a booklet or a CD-ROM. The package is aimed at all watch keeping officers and is designed, firstly, to remind them how weather systems are generated, and secondly, to offer sound practical advice on what to do to prepare for and cope with bad weather.
PART 1: UNDERSTANDING WEATHER SYSTEMS
PART 2: COPING WITH HAZARDOUS WEATHER
This first video deals with how areas of high and low pressure are formed, and how differences in pressure lead to the prevailing winds. The concept of air masses is introduced, with the boundaries between them identified as the areas where much adverse weather...
The second video details the onboard weather observations that a watch keeping officer is expected to make, illustrating the instruments that are used, and stressing the importance of comparing observations with information received in weather forecasts. Preventative...