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A practical self-study guide used by different companies for training bridge watchkeepers. It will help understanding of the reasons for checking, monitoring, recording and controlling. It covers all aspects of bridge work from testing the gear prior to sailing to error management and record keeping. Includes: watchkeeping in pilotage waters and in coastal waters; making a landfall; watchkeeping in reduced visibility; taking over the watch; emergencies; collision avoidance; automated bridges
A completely revised, fully updated and practical manual giving advice on avoiding potential pitfalls including not to rely on a single source of information and rather than either/or utilise combine and compare. Captain Yves Vandenborn FNI, Director of Loss Prevention at the Standard Club says in his Foreword that many accidents ‘could have been prevented if the bridge teams had embraced the best practices set out in this book'