The job of a chief officer on board ships is an challenging one, occupied with several tasks and responsibilities. Let’s take a look at a day in the life of a chief officer on ship.
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.
The Officer on Watch (OOW) when on duty is in charge of the ship’s navigation and safety. However, there are certain situations when he must call the ship’s master to the bridge to avoid any kind of unwanted trouble or risk to the safety of the ship.
The officer on watch (OOW) on the ship’s bridge should be familiar with the working of all navigational equipment used on the ship. He should also be aware of the procedure for trouble shooting in case any equipment fails.
A deck officer assigned with the duties of watch keeping and navigation on a ship’s bridge is known as the officer on watch (OOW). He is the representative of the ship’s master and has the total responsibility of safe and smooth navigation of the ship. Know the duties of OOW inside the article.