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INTRODUCTION
Shipboard Procedure
Manual
3.3 UKC POLICY
At Sea

In Harbour : more than 10% of ship’s deepest static draft at the time
and place in question

At Fairway : more than 15% of ship’s deepest static draft, this is to
be kept in mind when marking the no go areas

At Open Sea : more than 20% of ship’s deepest static draft, this is to
be kept in mind when marking the no go areas
In port

Minimum UKC= 0.3m
Procurement of Charts and Publications
 All
charts for the intended passage and
for possible PORTS OF REFUGE on the
passage SHALL be on board
 The Master remains responsible for
obtaining the latest editions of charts and
publications even if the ship subscribes to
a folio management service.
Any new charts should be added to the
vessel’s folio index and chart supplier,
as necessary.
3.4.2 Safe Overhead
Clearance Under Power
Cables
 If
the Safe Overhead Clearance is not
specifically stated, nor is obtainable from
local authorities, it is recommended that a
minimum 5 meters vertical clearance
from the highest point of the ship is
allowed by ships passing under any
cable.
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3.5.2.6 Bridge Manning Levels
Type of Passage
Bridge Watch
Level
1
Open Waters in daylight with good visibility & little traffic.
Level A
2
Open Waters other than above
Level B
3
General Coastal Passage
Level B
4
Coastal Passage with moderate traffic and/or restricted visibility
Level C
5
Coastal Passage with heavy traffic and/or restricted visibility
Level D
6
Navigation in ports and approach to port areas
Level D
7
Pilotage Waters (Critical portions e.g. narrow channels, approaching locks etc) in
any condition of visibility.
Level E
8
Pilotage Waters other than above
Level D
3.8 TAKING OVER AND HANDING OVER WATCH
 All
relevant checks as per
 “Taking Over Watch at Sea” checklist
 (F-S-0410-1) should be carried out. Any
concerns should be brought to the notice
of Master.
3.9 Duties of OOW

Please refer to Section 3.9 for details on general
duties of OOW.

The OOW must fully understand the importance of
the “Emergency Stop” function and system in an
emergency.

3.10.3 The Gyro and magnetic compass error must
be checked every watch.
It is a good practice to check the magnetic
compass error immediately after any large
alteration of course.
3.11 Calling Master


If the visibility deteriorates below 3 nautical
miles or the level laid down in Master’s
instructions, whichever is higher, or if the
horizon is not clearly visible, or if the OOW
judges or doubts that the visibility is
deteriorating, or is expected to deteriorate.
On fast container ships extra precautions are
required
Please refer to Checklist ( F-S-0410-2) or
Section 3.11 of this manual for guidance.
3.12 Navigation In Restricted
Visibility

Please Refer to F-S-0410-7 for guidance.

The vessel must proceed at safe speed as
prescribed in the ‘Regulations for Preventing
Collisions at Sea’. Commercial considerations are
secondary to the safety of life and that of the
vessel.

It must be remembered that certain small radar
targets may not be picked up at all, due to the
presence of clutter, attenuation, over-suppression
etc.
3.13 Navigation With Master
On Bridge
 Checklist
F-S-0410-3 must be used, a log
entry, stating the time when the Master
assumes or hands over the conn of the
vessel, shall be made.
 For More information on this topic, please
refer to Section 3.13 of this manual.
3.14 Navigation With Pilot On
board
 3.14.4-
A “PILOT CARD” containing
information
F-S- 0410-12, must be handed over to the
pilot.
 3.14.5-
The pilot must be requested for all
necessary information for the intended
passage and berthing. A list of information to
be asked is provided in the Master pilot
information exchange checklist F-S-0410-22.
3.15 NAVIGATION IN COASTAL
WATERS
 All
navigation procedures pertaining to
coastal navigation must be followed
when passing within 25 nautical miles from
nearest land.
 3.15.8
Full use must be made of the
echo sounder, while coasting.
4.1 Charts And Publications
 4.1.8
All efforts must be made to
correct the Passage Charts, especially
port approach charts, prior sailing.
Notices to Mariners must be retained on
board for 36 months either electronically
or the paper copies.
4.2 MANDATORY AND
RECOMMENDED PUBLICATIONS
 All
vessels should carry on board a list of
mandatory publications required by
OCIMF SIRE and additionally CDI
checklist.
5.4 Echo Sounder

5.4.1 The echo sounder recorder should be
switched on prior to entry into shallow water and
in port entrances and prior to departure. It should
remain in operation while in shallow waters
(depths less than 50 mtrs).
5.19 ECDIS FOR ROUTE
PLANNING
 When
using ECDIS as primary means of
navigation, please refer to F-S-0410-24
Checklist Prior Using ECDIS For Route
Planning.
5.20 Voyage Data Recorder
 5.20.5
In case of any incident wherein
the Master deems it necessary that the
VDR information would aid in incident
investigation or if instructed by the office,
the voyage data recorded must be
backed up and saved for the preceding
12 hours.
7. SAFE MOORING
PROCEDURES

7.1.6 Pre-planning of mooring/anchoring
operations is highly recommended and a risk
assessment of the operation should be completed,
especially in cases where it is necessary for the
vessel to use an unusual or non-standard mooring
arrangement.
26.1.5 Spares Inventory
 ‘Spare
Parts Inventory’ must be entered by
each vessel in their computer based PMS
(VMOS).

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