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Passage Planning Guidelines, 4th Edition

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Written by and for professional navigators, with high resolution graphics and screenshots,

this latest edition of Passage Planning Guidelines is an essential resource for the modern

navigator. Focusing on the appraisal and planning stages of voyage planning, this book

combines traditional methods, paper charts and ECDIS in a comprehensive and up-to-date

guide to industry best practise.

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Passage Planning Guidelines focuses on the Appraisal and Planning stages of voyage planning using traditional methods, paper charts and ECDIS. This 4th edition notably contains updates on passage planning with ECDIS, incorporating best practice as the use of ECDIS evolves and becomes more established on the modern bridge.

SECTION 1 – Traditional and Paper Based Passage Planning

1 The Need for a Comprehensive Passage Plan

1.1 SOLAS V - Regulation 34

1.2 STCW Code – Part A-VIII – Watchkeeping

1.2.1 General Requirements

1.2.2 Planning Prior to Each Voyage

1.3 Guidance on Approaching a Traditional Paper Based Passage Plan

2 Principles of Passage Planning

2.1 Appraisal

2.2 Planning

3 Conduct of the Passage (Executing and Monitoring)

4 Authority to Deviate from the Plan

5 Navigation with a Pilot on Board

6 Learning from Incidents


SECTION 2 – ECDIS Passage Planning

1 Introduction

1.1 Effective Planning on ECDIS

1.2 The Four Stages of Planning

1.3 Key to Symbols

2 Appraisal


2.1 Preliminary Research

2.1.1 Destination

2.1.2 Weather and Environment

2.1.3 Chart Installation, Update and Review

2.1.4 Other Considerations

2.2 Feasibility Brief


3 Planning


3.1 Display Configuration

3.2 Route Creation

3.2.1 New Route

3.2.2 Adding Waypoints

3.2.3 Adjusting Waypoints

3.2.4 Multiple Routes

3.2.5 Route Table

3.3 Supplementary Information

3.4 Manual Updates

3.5 Route Check

3.5.1 Configuration

3.5.2 Conducting the Route Check

3.5.3 Visual Check

3.6 Detailed Briefing



SECTION 3 – Annexes

Annex A – Passage Planning Checklists

Annex B – ECDIS Planning Checklist

Annex C – Parallel Indexing

Annex D – Passage Plan Work Sheet

Annex E – Example of Passage Planning Notes

Annex F – List of Useful Publications

Title: Passage Planning Guidelines, 4th Edition
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: Fourth
Number of Pages: 127
Product Code: WS1511K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-713-0 (9781856097130), ISBN 10: 1-85609-713-7 (1856097137)
Published Date: June 2016
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 280 mm
Book Width: 220 mm
Book Spine: 15 mm
Weight: 0.80 kg

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