Passage Planning Principles 2nd Edition

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This book covers the stages to be undertaken during the preparation of a passage plan. It outlines the necessary steps of appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring and will be 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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The purpose of this book is to focus on passage planning, which includes the primary recommendations for safety at sea.

'Passage Planning Principles' is directed at all members of the bridge team with their varying levels of skills, knowledge and experience. Techniques to prepare and conduct the proposed passage are presented clearly and concisely so that all members can understand them.

This book comes from the authors Abdul Khalique Capt and Nadeem Anwar's practical experience as members of a bridge team at all levels and with an extensive number of years’ experience of teaching on the subject.

1 Passage Planning

1.1 The Requirement of Voyage/Passage Planning

1.2 Planning Principles

1.3 Planning Stages

Checklist Summary


2 Passage Planning with ECDIS
2.1 Requirements
2.2 Use of ECDIS
2.3 Appraisal Onwards
2.4 Planning Factors
2.5 ECDIS Set-up
2.6 Route Creation
2.7 Supplementary Information
2.8 Route Check
2.9 Monitoring
2.10 Sea Traffic Management (STM)
2.11 Autonomous Ships

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
3.13 Tidal Predictions

4 Monitoring Techniques
4.1 Parallel Indexing (PI)
4.2 Precautions with Parallel Indexing
4.3 Visual Monitoring Techniques

Glossary and Bibliography

Appendix 1: Passage Planning Guidelines/Regulations
Appendix 2: Passage Plan Checklist
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.

MICS, PG Cert. (Shipping), MSc. (CBIS), HND Nautical Science, BSc. (Maritime Studies)

Awarded the President of Pakistan Gold Medal for best cadet during B.Sc. Maritime Studies at Pakistan Marine Academy, he received the High Achievement Award and the Merchant Navy Association (Tasmania) prize on completion of the second mate from the Australian Maritime College.

After obtaining and HND in Nautical Science from the Blackpool and Fylde College in 2000, he earned an M.Sc in Computer Based Information Systems from the University of Sunderland. After this, he sailed for a while but the incidents of 9/11/2001 made him pursue a shore based career. He moved to New Zealand and studied for the Graduate Certificate in Shipping at the New Zealand Maritime School.

In June 2003, Abdul moved to SSNS at the NAFC Marine Centre as an HND Nautical Science course developer. He continued in this position until the Centre started training cadets, when he became a lecturer in Nautical studies. While in this position, he passed the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers examination and has recently been elected as a member of the Institute.


Title: Passage Planning Principles 2nd Edition
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 92
Product Code: WS1675K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-853-3 (9781856098533), ISBN 10: 1-85609-853-2 (1856098532)
Published Date: December 2019
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 5 mm
Weight: 0.50 kg
Author: Abdul Khalique

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