Bridge Procedures and Guide

As I have said in my post “How to make a voyage plan“, I mentioned there about the book Bridge Procedures Guide. I was trying to look for a free download so you can have an overview of it, but I can’t find any in the net. I’ll just list down for you its contents and include a photo of the book.

Part A – Guidance to Masters and Navigational Officers

  • Bridge Organization
  • Passage Planning
  • Duties of the Officer of the Watch (OOW)
  • Operation and Maintenance of Bridge Equipment

Part A – Annex

  • Ship to Shore Master/Pilot Exchange Form
  • Shore to Ship Master/Pilot Exchange Form
  • Pilot Card
  • Wheelhouse Poster

Part B – Bridge Checklist

  • Familiarization with Bridge Equipment
  • Preparation for Sea
  • Preparation for Arrival in Port
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Plan Appraisal
  • Navigation in Coastal Waters
  • Navigation Navigation in Ocean Waters
  • Anchoring and Anchor Watch
  • Navigation in Restricted Visibility
  • Navigation in Heavy Weather or in Tropical Storms
  • Navigation in Ice
  • Changing over the Watch
  • Calling the Master

Part C – Emergency Checklist

  • Main Engine or Steering failure
  • Collision
  • Stranding or Grounding
  • Man Overboard
  • Fire
  • Flooding
  • Search and Rescue
  • Abandonship

You will benefit a lot from this book. It will keep you organized especially if you’re a newly promoted Third Mate.

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