MASTER'S Night Orders

Master's night order

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A master's night order book to be maintained on bridge.

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Required to be written by master before he is going to take a rest at night.

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A set of instructions to OOW in written format.

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Depends on the events expected at the night.

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Generally includes following points:
bullet To comply with standing orders.
bullet Follow the laid courses.
bullet Check and plot positions at required intervals.
bullet Keep proper look out and comply with ROR.
bullet Calling master at required position, if applicable.
bullet Anti piracy watch if required.
bullet Preparations before proceeding to pilot stations.
bullet Inform ETA.
bullet Slow down one hour (or as required for engine) before end of passage position.
bullet Call master at the marked position.
bullet Rigging pilot ladders in time.
bullet Stand by crews in time.
bullet Check the vessel's position frequently if at anchor.
bullet Calling master if in any doubt.

 

 

Updated: 10-Oct-2007

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