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- the importance of developing the skills and confidence of junior members of the team,
- the need for good management of all available resources (i.e., personnel,equipment, and time),
- good external and internal communication procedures,
- the need to identify the development of an error chain and to break such a chain,
- the importance of traffic management, particularly in confined waters,
- the role of the engine-room staff in the team, and
- the risk factor in an anticipated operation and in the development of good risk management procedures.
On completion of the exercise, participants will have:
- Appraised and planned a complex, confined-waters passage including departure from an anchorage, a difficult turn, and traffic management.
- Planned for contingencies, emergencies, and an emergency anchorage.
- Discussed and planned for the integration of the pilot into the bridge team—including correcting any deficiencies in this area highlighted by exercises 4 and 6, as applicable.
- Conducted an effective ship/pilot exchange of information—in particular, how the ship is to maneuver when leaving the anchorage.
- Monitored the vessel's position closely when leaving the anchorage and supported the pilot accordingly.
- Recognized and dealt with various developing traffic situations in accordance with the collision regulations.
- Maintained the vessel's progress in accordance with the passage plan.
- Maintained the vessel on the planned track in a narrow channel in strong cross-tides and winds.
- Responded effectively to an emergency.
- Brought the vessel to an emergency anchorage.
The master will have briefed his team and will have:
- Conducted an effective master/pilot exchange.
- Demonstrated his or her ability to make command decisions.
- Shown situational awareness and anticipation in dealing with traffic situations and in conducting the navigation in a difficult, narrow channel.
- Responded decisively to an emergency situation.
- Delegated navigational tasks effectively.
- Gained experience in the command role of a bridge team.