MARH015 Manage and Maintain a Navigational Watch on board Vessels up to 80 meters

MARH015 Manage and Maintain a Navigational Watch on board Vessels up to 80 meters.

MARH015 Manage and Maintain a Navigational Watch on board Vessels up
to 80 meters
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Question 1
The table below contains watchkeeping duties and associated hazards which may put you, your crew and
your vessel at risk. Complete the table by devising a control measure to minimise the risk of each hazard.
Continuous operation requiring rostering of watchkeeping
• Fatigue – Ensure you get the correct amount of sleep the night or shift before you start your work shift.
– Ensure you are drinking the correct amount of water and having the correct amount of food throughout the
Maintain a proper lookout for collision avoidance purposes
a• Failure to make early detection of a critical target
b• Incorrectly assess the developing situation with a target
– Use correct communication skills with other vessels
– Check course and speed for your vessel and other vessels
Monitor vessel’s progress to ensure adherence to passage plan
• Departure from passage plan is not detected in adequate time and vessel is running into danger Inform
master of possible danger to the vessel with enough time for the master to act and avoid any danger.
Communication of information between watchkeepers
a• Watchkeeper is not aware of Master’s Orders
b• Critical information is not passed to the new crew (Crew not reporting/logging duties performed) – Make
sure you have clear and direct instructions from your master and understand them.
– Make sure you do a in depth handover with on coming crew and report everything in vessel management
systems and hand that over.
Informing Master of the threats to safety of vessel
• Master not informed within adequate time
Monitoring wheelhouse instruments and alarms
a• Machinery or alarm malfunction not detected from wheelhouse
b• Instrument errors not detected
Arrive on watch fully informed and, when required, with night vision
a• Not fit for duty
b• Not trained to conduct the watch
Conduct watch takeover
• Situational awareness incorrect
Question 2 Marine order 21
What are the internationally recognized sound signals for;
(a) General Muster / Emergency stations
(b) Abandon ship
(c) Fire
(a) When would you consider abandoning ship
(b) Who gives the order
(c) If you had a working radio what call would you make
Question 3 Gandy’s chapter 10, internet and Splash Maritime
(a) What are your company’s or last vessel’s procedures for handing over the watch? What information must
be passed on?
(b) If the Master comes to the bridge is he automatically in charge of the watch?
(c) If your relief appears fatigued what action would you take and why?
– Relief them of their duty and have them go and take a break and rest,
– Inform the master of the vessel
– Have another person or yourself do the watch and monitor your/their fatigue
(d) Why is it important to communicate with the crew matters relating to the safety and integrity of the vessel
So the whole crew is up to date with what’s going on and they can keep and eye and report any issues back to
the master.
(e) How would you do this
By informing the crew over radio or holding a group meeting (depending on the size of the crew)
Question 4 Gandy’s chapter 10, internet and Splash Maritime
List five actions you would take in the event of;
(a) Grounding
(b) Collision
(c) Loss of propulsion
(d) Loss of steering
(e) Loss of Aft stern line when berthing (it came off bollard and dropped into water)
(f) High bilge alarm sounding in wheelhouse
Question 5 Gandy’s chapter 10, internet and Splash Maritime
What lines of communication would you use to keep crew informed of their duties and responsibilities?
Question 6
List the navigation lights required for a 55m vessel
Arc of visibility – Colour
Position on vessel
Visible range
Question 7 Gandy’s chapter 19.5 Internet, Splash Maritime, responsibilities of a Master
On watch as Master you receive a mayday call. Describe your responsibilities
(a) Responding to the call on the radio
(b) Physically responding (the vessel)
(c) Give some reasons, at least 5, why you may not be able to assist
(d) Do we have to record these messages ? If so why
Question 8 Marine order 504
Marine order 504 outlines considerations with reference to emergency preparedness drills – what does it state
Question 9 Gandy’s chapter 8
(a) What is synchronized rolling
(b) What are the signs
(c) How do we rectify the situation?
Question 10 Gandy’s chapter 11
List 8 recognized international distress signals on your vessel
Question 11 Gandy’s chapter 10, Splash Maritime
What equipment/methods could you use to minimize the following emergencies
(a) Compartment flooding and bilge system unable to cope
(b) What action would you take if your anchor became fouled in a submarine cable
Question 12 Own vessel
(a) List the firefighting equipment on your vessel fixed and portable
(b) How is the fire alarm raised?
(c) How is the fixed firefighting system activated?
Question 13 Scenario
Your vessel a 23m workboat is 20 nm offshore, your fire alarm won’t switch off, the 2 inexperienced crew
assure you there is no fire – you are dual ticketed Master/Engineer, bearing in mind legislation says you can’t
leave the wheelhouse and master’s responsibility
What are your actions with regard to;
(a) Leaving wheelhouse
(b) Faulty sensor (no spare)
(c) Continuing the voyage
Question 14 AMSA website, managing crew and fatigue
(a) What is fatigue
(b) What happens when you are fatigued
(c) List 4 ways you can reduce fatigue for watchkeepers
Question 15 Scenario
(a) You are Master of a charter fishing vessel on its way to the reef. You plan to arrive at daybreak but at
0100 hours your only generator breaks down – emergency lighting comes on, you are 8 hours into the trip.
You are the dual Skipper/engineer and have 2 experienced crew who know the boat but are uncertified. What
factors would you need to consider as to whether you return or proceed.
(b) Give an example of what you would enter in the logbook
Question 16 Gandy’s chapter 19.3
You are duty watchkeeper on a 70m barge heading north inside the Great Barrier Reef when a crew member
reports someone missing
(a) list your initial actions
(b) What is the retrieval position on your current vessel for MOB
Question 17 Marine order 504
Marine order 504 refers to log books
(a) What is the purpose of keeping a log book
(b) List some other items you would wish to have entered in the log book as Master
Question 18 Company SMS
List your company procedures as per the SMS (with respect to watchkeeping and navigation equipment to be
(a) In normal conditions
(b) Encountering heavy weather
(c) Restricted visibility
Question 19 MSQ website
On the MSQ website you can find information on REEFVTS
(a) What is the purpose of REEFVTS
(b) Which vessels have to apply
(c) If you were Master of a 18m vessel would you have to advise them
Question 20 AMSA website – Search and rescue manual
(a) If you were involved in a major SAR operation what manual would you consult
(b) What does this manual contain
Question 21
What is your understanding of this statement “ Situational Awareness “
Question 22
(a) What is the purpose of GMDSS
(b) List the GMDSS equipment you have on your current vessel
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MARH015 Manage and Maintain a Navigational Watch on board Vessels up to 80 meters


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