The third edition, published May 2021, of Bridge Watchkeeping is completely revised, fully updated for the electronic bridge era and thoroughly practical. The book is set to become an indispensable companion for recently qualified watchkeepers as they take on their new responsibilities.
Bridge Resource Management Guidance is an operational handbook that explores what good bridge resource management looks like and details, for all types of vessel, techniques for effective and optimised bridge teams. It equips readers with the principles and practice necessary to avoid single point failures when executing a berth to berth voyage. Commonly encountered issues are highlighted and high level BRM principles illustrate the importance of an effective management strategy.
Hiroaki Kobayashi has trained 1500 mariners in ship handling over twenty years and he has systematized the methods of safe navigation into nine elemental techniques. Taking a rigorous and scientific look at good practice and attitudes, good seamanship can be viewed as a series of concrete technical functions, which can be in terms of competencies.
This is the essential manual for every yacht captain and all those aspiring to become one. It outlines the correct protocol for keeping watch to STCW-95 standards and the procedures to be followed on the bridge of every yacht irrespective of the vessel's flag state or the ensign flying at her stern. It caters specifically to the needs and requirements of large yachts and the professional crews that man them.
The ICS Bridge Procedures Guide is widely acknowledged as the principal industry guidance on safe bridge procedures, and is used by Masters, watchkeeping officers, companies and training institutions worldwide. The Guide is referenced in the footnotes of several International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conventions.