Passage Planning Principles - SKULD Edition

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August 2006


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Passage Planning Principles - SKULD Edition

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This book covers the stages to be undertaken during the preparation of a passage plan and is the companion book to 'Passage Planning Practice'. It outlines the necessary steps of appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring and is of use to all members of the bridge team, regardless of skill, knowledge and experience. Techniques to prepare and conduct the proposed passage are presented clearly and concisely so that all members can understand them.

 

 

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A successful voyage is defined as one that fully meets its commercial requirements and maintains the highest levels of safety and efficiency.

The human errors that can affect this objective can be minimised if all aspects of the voyage are carefully planned, while international, national and company specific requirements are already in existence for passage planning, these companion books create the checklists needed by the bridge team to maintain good standards of consistency.

 

 

Chapter 1 Passage Planning
1.1 Planning – Principles
1.2 Planning Stages
1.2.1 Step 1 – Voyage Instructions
1.2.2 Step 2 – Confirmation of Destination
1.2.3 Step 3 - Appraisal
1.2.4 Step 4 – Planning
1.2.5 Step 5 – Execution
1.2.6 Step 6 - Monitoring
Check-list Summary

Chapter 2 Passage Planning with ECDIS
2.1 Chart Selection
2.2 Manoeuvring Data
2.3 Route Planning
2.4 Safety Zones
2.5 Berthing Plans
2.6 Ocean Routes
2.7 Navigational Notes
2.8 Monitoring

Chapter 3 Planning Toolbox
3.1 Wheel-over
3.2 Position Fixing Frequency
3.3 Abort and Point of No Return
3.4 Under Keel Clearance (UKC)
3.5 Squat
3.6 Landfall
3.7 Changing Charts
3.8 Ship's Profile and Datum Shift
3.9 Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS)
3.10 Anchor Plan
3.11 Radar Horizon
3.12 Use of Tidal Streams
3.12.1 Tidal Stream Tables
3.12.2 Tidal Streams Atlases
3.12.3 Tidal Diamonds
3.12.4 Harmonic Constants
3.12.5 Software
3.13 Tidal Predictions

Chapter 4 Monitoring Techniques
4.1 Parallel Indexing (PI)
4.1.1 Cross Index Range (CIR) Method
4.1.2 Bearing and Range Method – Straight Index Lines
4.1.3 Bearing and Range Method – Curved Index Lines
4.1.4 Use of VRM
4.2 Precautions with Parallel Indexing
4.3 Visual Monitoring Techniques
4.3.1 Clearing Marks
4.3.2 Vertical Danger Angle
4.3.3 Horizontal Danger Angle
4.3.4 Clearing Bearings
4.3.5 Sector Lights
4.3.6 Leading Lights / Marks


Appendix 1 – Passage Planning Guidelines/Regulations
Appendix 2 – Passage Plan Check-list
Appendix 3 – Chartwork Legends
Appendix 4 – Passage Plan Note Book
Appendix 5 – Passage Plan Sheet

The two books ‘Passage Planning Practice’ and ‘Passage Planning Principles’ both by Abdul Khalique and Capt. Nadeem Anwar, together provide a comprehensive, easy to follow guide and an excellent set of standards to be worked through. By providing check-lists and a fully worked example, the authors have created a guide that builds upon the sound principles of passage planning, that can be used in a real-life situation, providing a much needed ‘job based’ training aid.

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Title: Passage Planning Principles - SKULD Edition
Number of Pages: 60
Product Code: 4365
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-322-4 (9781856093224), ISBN 10: 1-85609-322-0 (1856093220)
Published Date: August 2006
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 5 mm
Weight: 0.50 kg

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