• teamwork and role of the officer of the watch with master or pilot,
  • utilizing all means available for fixes and parallel indexing (i.e., dead reckoning ahead, turn bearings, plotting and advance and transfer, combination of visual and radar fixes, proper utilization of ranges, and parallel indexing.

The Voyage: New York to Port International Scenarios

Week

Time on Simulator for Each Watch Team

 

1

30 minutes

Bridge and vessel familiarization.

 

45 minutes

Vessel at Stapleton—prepare for sea master on bridge; weigh anchor; full away; master departs bridge(day).

2

1 hour

Prepare for arrival and arrive New York (night); Sandy Hook pilot boards; master in cabin; pilot/watch officer relationship and transfer of watch in pilotage waters.

3 and 4

2 hours

At-sea rules-of-the-road scenarios; various steering failures and reduced visibility (day and night).

5

1 hour

Prepare for arrival and arrive Cristobal anchorage (sunrise); begin grading watch teams.

6

1 hour

Prepare for departure Cristobal (day); depart from Cristobal.

7

1 hour

Transit Singapore Straits and transfer of watch (night).

8

1 hour

California coast watch in vessel traffic lane and transfer of watch (day).

9

1 hour

Arrival preparation and arrival Santa Cruz Channel for Port International (day).

10

1 hour

Depart Port International under Santa Cruz VTS (vessel traffic safety) in mine-swept channel for sea (night).

BRIDGE TEAM MANAGEMENT COURSE, SOUTHAMPTON INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, MARITIME OPERATIONS CENTRE, SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM

The following are the aims and objectives of the Centre's Full-Mission Ship's Bridge Simulator Course followed by the objectives of the scheme of



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