One of the most vital safety aspects while navigating the vessel is your ability to identify the dangerous areas accurately. Subsequently, you must be able to properly execute the voyage and stay well clear of such high-risk areas. Your ability to carry out these tasks is paramount in ensuring the safety of the vessel and the crew. Safe Navigation in Confined Waters was developed with the guidance of Professor Capt. Ralph Becker-Heins and based on thorough research by experienced nautical authors. In a combined effort, we have selected the most critical elements of this subject to offer you the means of acquiring and refreshing your knowledge for safe navigation in confined waters.
Module 1: Basics of Passage Planning
Module 2: Digital Passage Planning
Module 3: Confined Water Pilotage
Module 4: Cuisine Categories
Module 5: Assembling a Menu
“Safe Navigation in Confined Waters” course includes various possible scenarios which aim to improve the preparation work of the navigator and eventually reduce any potential risks which may occur before going on board.
Cadets – who wish to connect their theoretical knowledge with real-life scenarios
Officers – who want to refresh what they learn when they acquired their CoC
Masters – who want to have a fresh view on modern techniques of navigation in confined waters
Module 1:The basics of passage planning will enable you to correctly evaluate tidal information, judge where no-go areas are required and create them accordingly. It will also allow you to make good use of clearing lines in confined waters, as well as use existing leading lights for quick and safe position cross check.
Module 2: The module “Digital Passage Planning”, will teach you the need-to-know details about the preparation of such a plan, a comparison between classic paper charts and the ECDIS, as well as guide you on how to correctly include a vessel’s turn radius in the planning phase.
Module 3: Completing this model will familiriase you with advanced predictor functions on the ECDIS, to increase turn safety, parallel index line procedures and the usage of anchor watch tools.
Basic nautical knowledge is the only prerequisite for this course. We strongly recommend completing the course Mastering Daily Navigation to have a complete overview of this topic.