Watchkeeping at anchorage might seem an easy task but it greatly depends on the area the vessel is operating in. Learn about the important duties of deck officer during anchorage at sea.
Anchoring is one of the many important operations that comes under the responsibility of deck officer. Learn about the procedure of anchoring and the duties that a deck officer has to carry out during the operation.
Nautical Chart work is the art of laying a safe course, fixing the position and reassuring that position, while steering the ship on that course. It’s an imperative job which every ship navigation officer should master. Learn about eight important points to consider while doing chart plotting.
Radar Watchkeeping is the process of monitoring the ship’s radar and making use of all its functions to make a full appraisal of any situation and early detection in order to avoid collision of ships. Learn more about radar watchkeeping SOLAS requirements for radars on ships inside the article.
When a ship is navigating through restricted waters it is affected by squat, bank and bank cushion effects which may cause errors in navigation. Learn about the influence of these hydrodynamics effects on ships in this article.
A smooth and safe bridge navigational watch majorly depends on how the taking over of the watch has been carried out. Learn about eight important points which ship’s navigation officers must consider while taking over a watch.
“From Cadet to Captain: A Guide to Become a Successful Deck Officer” is Marine Insight’s new ebook , which describes the career path of a deck officer, enumerating his duties and responsibilities at each stage.