Passage Planning Practice, 2nd edition 2019

A companion title to Passage Planning Principles, this book works through an example of a ship sailing from Rotterdam and heading towards Gibraltar.

This book shows a fully worked example featuring:


         - Chart extracts for each leg of the passage

         - Template plans

         - Checklists.





1 Voyage Instructions

2 Confirmation of Destination

2.1 Task 1: Confirm Destination
2.2 Task 2: Establish Route
2.3 Task 3: Calculate Distances

3 Appraisal

3.1 Task 4: Collate Company, Master and Charterer’s Instructions
3.2 Task 5: Gather General Information – from Publications, Notices, Radio Bulletins, Colleagues and Old Passage Plans
3.3 Task 6: Collect and Note Cargo Information, Draught of Ship and Manoeuvring Data

4 Planning

4.1 Procedure for Chart Selection
4.2 Task 7: If the Largest Scale Charts for the Voyage (or part of the voyage) are not on board, they must be Requisitioned
4.3 Task 8: Identify Predicted Areas of Danger and Mark on Charts
4.4 Task 9: Lay-off the Courses, Clear of Hazards and Dangers
4.5 Calculation of Wheel-Over Point
4.6 Steps to Draw Wheel-Over Bearing by Advance-Transfer Method: (Show between WPT7 to 8)
4.7 Use of Large Scale Plans within Small Scale Charts
4.8 Task 10: Mark all Identified Hazards and any Additional Information on Chart without any Information Overload
4.9 Use of the ‘Admiralty List of Lights’
4.10 Use of ‘Admiralty List of Radio Signals’
4.11 Calculation of Radar Horizon
4.12 Transferring Position From One Chart to Another Chart
4.13 Use of Admiralty Digital List of Radio Signals for Information on DGPS Beacons/RACONS
4.14 Task 11: Identify the Hazards and Carry Out a Risk Assessment for Each

5 Execution

5.1 Task 12: Allocate Resources for Bridge Team Management

6 Monitoring

6.1 Task 13: Continuously Monitor Progress Along the Planned Track
6.2 Anchor Plan
6.3 Berthing Plan

7 Applying Principles


Appendix 1: Own Passage Checklist – Paper Charts

Appendix 2: Passage Plan, Lisbon to Gibraltar Pilot Station

Appendix 3: Passage Plan, Gibraltar Pilot Station to Berth

Appendix 4: Passage Planning Notebook

Appendix 5: Port Entry Information – Gibraltar

Appendix 6: Ship’s Particulars and Manoeuvring Characteristics

Appendix 7: Chartwork Legends




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