Publications

The Bridge library is a collection of important and informative books that you need in all aspects with regards to ship’s and shipping. Among this important books are the “Admiralty Books”. I’ll enumerate them for you. Admiralty List of Radio Signals – which is consist of six volumes Volume 1. Coast radio Stations Volume 2.…

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Ship Reporting System

Ship Reporting system is very important for safe navigation. Whether it is a local or international requirement, it should be followed diligently. The purposes of “Ship Reporting System” are: Ship Reporting System regulates and monitors ship’s traffic in the area It puts a standard of safety particularly to sensitive environments or aquatic ecosystem It helps…

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Statutory Publications

I will enumerate for you the “Statutory Publications” commonly found on board the ship. The “Ship’s Library” must contain the following books and it must be known to all crew. But the problem is that, some Deck Officers or Crew doesn’t even know that it exists. The following list is for your future reference. I’ll…

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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…

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Your Responsibilities as an Officer of the Watch

An Officer in charge of the Navigational Watch or Officer of the Watch (OOW) as we all know comprises the Bridge Team. On merchant vessels, the watch duty officer is always accompanied with a look-out who is also a helmsman. In case the officer of the watch is a newly promoted officer, he will be…

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