Presentation on theme: "CHAPTER VIII Standards Regarding Watch-keeping"— Presentation transcript:
1 CHAPTER VIII Standards Regarding Watch-keeping Section A-VIII/1: Fitness for dutyAll persons who assigned duty shall have 10 hours rest within 24 hoursIf rest time divided by 2, one period shall at least 6 hoursException in emergency situation and when drill is carried outCan be less than 10 hrs for not more than 2 days. Not less than 70 hrs of rest are provided each 7 days period
2 Section B-VIII/1 Prevention of fatigue ‘Overriding operational conditions’ only in essential shipboard worksNo exact definition of fatigue.Drug and alcohol blood contain of watch-keeping personnel shall be taken into account
3 Chapter VIII (continued) Section A-VIII/2: Watch keeping arrangements and principles to be observedPart 1- Certification: Must be a qualified duty personnel (in relation to Chapter II & III and VII of the STCW)Part 2- Voyage PlanningPart 3- Watch-keeping at seaPart 4- Watch-keeping in port
4 Part 2 Voyage Planning General requirement Shall be planned in advance: route, fuel, waters, etcPlanning prior to each voyage: use up to date charts and publicationsVerification and display of planned route: pertinent information shall be displayed clearlyDeviation from planned route: shall be planned prior to be amended
5 Part 3: watch-keeping at sea The main points are:Safety of navigation and protection of marine environmentTake into account:State of weatherVisibilityTraffic densityProximity of dangers to navigationThe attention necessary when navigating in or near TSS
6 Watch arrangement At no time shall the bridge be left unattended Weather conditions, visibility, etcProximity of navigational hazardsUses of navigational aids in appropriate wayAutomatic steering?Radio duties to be performed?UMS controls?Unusual demands on navigational watch may arise?