Flashcards in Voyage Planning Deck (34):
Can RNC charts be used for voyage planning?
Yes, when used in conjunction with paper charts
Can the Officer of the watch be the sole lookout?
Only during day light hours when visibility is good and traffic etc. make it safe to do so
Can voyage planning be executed on an ECDIS only?
Yes, only when equipment complies and is operated as approved by the Flag State
Do most piracy attacks take place in territorial or international waters?
Most attacks take place in territorial waters
How can a ship be kept “head up” into the weather, with the rudder jammed in hard over position?
Careful ahead maneuvering of the main engine
How can you reduce ship’s downwind progress in deep water when the main engine is incapacitated?
By lowering the anchor to about 4 shackles
How should effective bridge communications be conducted?
In clear and precise messages delivered in standard maritime English
If the Officer of the watch must deviate from the voyage plan, he should?
Inform the Master
In coastal waters GPS positions should be checked by?
By Visual, radar and any other available means
In which geographical waters are piracy attacks most frequent?
Ship to ship communication during SAR should be executed by?
VHF and MF
Should all on-board activities be planned and any risks assessed?
Voyage planning consists of how many main stages?
4 (Appraisal; Planning; Execution and Monitoring)
What are the main purposes of VTS?
To provide detailed navigational and safety information for ships in the area
What can good voyage planning provide?
A reduction of stress, improved voyage efficiency and additional safety
What documentation and charts should be used for a voyage?
Only up-to-date charts and publications fully corrected
What is an effective way to continually monitor coastal progress within the voyage plan
By Parallel Indexing on the radar
What is important to check when transferring a position from GPS to a chart?
Make sure that the chart and the GPS use the same datum or make any necessary corrections to the GPS readout
What is most important when transferring route plans to other navigational systems?
Both systems use same chart datum
What is the accepted international definition of Piracy?
An illegal act committed on the high seas
What is the fundamental purpose of Voyage Planning?
To provide adequate preparation and support to the bridge team for the intended voyage
What is the shortest distance between two points?
What items should be checked when approaching the destination port after a long sea passage?
All navigational, propulsion, communication and mooring equipment
What should a shipping or management company provide for the bridge team to successfully complete the voyage?
Clearly defined bridge procedures for planning and execution of voyage plan
What unexpected weather occurrence should always affect the existing voyage plan?
When should operational checks on navigation equipment be done?
Regularly and when preparing for sea and entering port
When should parallel indexing be used on the passage?
When ever there is suitable headlands or marks to provide referencing
When should the Officer of the Watch be able to hand over the watch to his relief?
When the relief understands the present situation, is fully capable and all existing maneuvers have been completed
When should voyage planning be completed?
Prior to sailing
When steering by autopilot at sea, how often should manual steering be checked?
At least once a watch
When the pilot is on board, is he/she in charge of the vessel?
The Master is still responsible, but the pilot aids the navigation with local knowledge
Which of the following items would NOT be included in the Radio Log Book?
Reception of weather forecasts
Which of the following items would probably NOT be included in the Passage Plan?
Occurrence of a TRS