Passage Planning Practice 2nd Edition (eBook)

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December 2019

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Passage Planning Practice 2nd Edition (eBook)

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This publication analyses the four stages of passage planning – appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring. It works through an example of a passage from Rotterdam to Gibraltar, highlighting the key tasks that form the basis of an effective plan. This book should be read alongside its companion title, 'Passage Planning Principles'.

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This book guides the reader through preparation of a passage plan, providing detailed information at each step to ensure that nothing is overlooked.


It gradually builds a complete passage plan for a voyage from Rotterdam to Gibraltar, providing chart extracts for each leg of the passage, template plans and checklists.


This publication will be of great benefit to those who are new to passage planning, or as a reference guide for more experienced crew.

1 Voyage Instructions

2 Confirmation of Destination
2.1 Task 1: Confirm Destination
2.2 Task 2: Establish Route
2.3 Task 3: Calculate Distances

3 Appraisal
3.1 Task 4: Collate Company, Master and Charterer’s Instructions
3.2 Task 5: Gather General Information
3.3 Task 6: Collect and Note Cargo Information

4 Planning
4.1 Procedure for Chart Selection
4.2 Task 7: If the largest-scale charts for the voyage (or part of the voyage) are not on board, they must be requisitioned
4.3 Task 8: Identify predicted areas of danger and mark on charts
4.4 Task 9: Lay-off the courses, clear of hazards and dangers
4.5 Calculation of Wheel Over Point
4.6 Steps to Draw Wheel-Over Bearing by Advance Transfer Method
4.7 Use of Large Scale Plans within Small Scale Charts
4.8 Task 10: Mark all identified hazards
4.9 Use of the ‘Admiralty List of Lights’
4.10 Use of Admiralty List of Radio Signals
4.11 Calculation of Radar Horizon
4.12 Transferring Position from one Chart to another Chart
4.13 Use of Admiralty List of Radio Signals for Information about RACONS
4.14 Use of Admiralty List of Radio Signals for information on DGPS Beacons
4.15 Task 11: Identify the hazards

5 Execution
5.1 Task 12: Allocate Resources for Bridge Team Management

6 Monitoring
6.1 Task 13: Continuously monitor progress along the planned track
6.2 Anchor Plan
6.3 Berthing Plan

Appendix 1: Own Passage Checklist
Appendix 2: Passage Plan, Bab-el-Mandeb to Jeddah Pilot Station
Appendix 3: Passage Plan, Jeddah Pilot Station to Berth
Appendix 4: Passage Planning Notebook
Appendix 5: Port Entry Information – Jeddah
Appendix 6: Ship’s Particulars and Manoeuvring Characteristics
Appendix 7: Chartwork Legends

All ships should prepare a passage plan that covers the voyage from the departure berth to the arrival berth. It should adhere to national and international regulations as well as any Company Standing Orders. Where appropriate, it must also follow navigational advice and standards within the Company’s Safety Management System.

Ships of a particular Company are likely to adopt a similar format for their passage plans, although variations caused by cargo type, ship type or draught or commercial agreements are possible.

The passage plan described here has not been prepared to any specific Company instructions.

The main difference between passage plans is in the layout. In general, Company specific documents, such as pro-formas and checklists, are used. For this plan, we have provided a generic layout, which balances the information on the chart with other related passage plan documents. Remember to use all relevant passage plan documents in conjunction with the navigational charts.

This book is designed to be read alongside the first chapter of, 'Passage Planning Principles', (ISBN 978-1-85609-853-3), where many of the terms and concepts are described in more detail.

Dr Captain Nadeem Anwar Master Mariner, FNI, SFHEA, ACII, DoS, PGCEL, MSc (Maritime Operations), BSc (Quality Management), CertEd. Captain Anwar’s time at sea was mainly spent in deep-sea trade, which gave him global navigational experience. In education since 1998, he is now a Senior Lecturer in the Petrochemical section at Warsash Maritime Academy and Leader for MSc – Shipping Operations (online). He left sea while in command in 1998.

Abdul Khalique Master Mariner, MICS, PG Cert (Shipping), MSc (CBIS), HND Nautical Science, BSc (Maritime Studies). After spending some time at sea, Abdul pursued a shore based career. He was a Principal Lecturer in Maritime and Offshore Safety at Warsash Maritime Academy, a role which led him to the position of Head of the LJMU Maritime Centre at Liverpool John Moores University. .

Title: Passage Planning Practice 2nd Edition (eBook)
Product Code: WS1674EA
Published Date: December 2019
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 5 mm
Author: Abdul Khalique and Nadeem Anwar

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