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Ships navigation- List of conditions to be reported to master

The officer of the watch shall notify the Master immediately in the following circumstances:

1. When visibility becomes less than 3 nautical miles.
(minimum criteria 3 miles; Master can increase this)

2. When in any doubt regarding navigation (even with Pilot onboard), or when any difficulty is experienced in maintaining a planned Course or Speed.

3. If traffic conditions or movements of other vessels are causing concern. Or on finding a cluster of fishing boats.

4. When the point or time the Master instructed is reached.

5. When weather or sea conditions have suddenly worsened to heavy weather (Wind force of 7 or above and a significant Wave height of 4 meters or above), or there is a sign of weather becoming worse.

6. On failure to sight land, a navigational mark or to obtain soundings by the expected time, or if an uncharted navigational mark is sighted or a change of soundings occurs unexpectedly.

7. On observation of any Floating Debris, Ice or the like.

8. When any trouble has arisen in the Main Engine, Steering Gear or any Nautical Instruments.

9. When any abnormality is found onboard or around the vessel.

10. When an Accident has occurred onboard resulting in any Injury to personnel or Damage to equipment

11. If there is a significant drop in Barometric pressure. or any Important Navigational Warning or Weather forecast is received.

12. When an important communication from a ship or the shore side, such as a Distress Signal, is received.

13. When abnormal condition of cargo is observed.

14. When the OOW feels the need to have additional Bridge Team resources.

15. When any situation that is beyond control of the OOW has occurred.

a) Remember it is better to call the Master 30 min. too early rather than 30 seconds too late!

b) Despite the requirement to call master in all above circumstances the OOW should in addition, not hesitate to take immediate action to ensure the safety of personnel, vessel, environment and cargo, where the circumstances so require.

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