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PORT SIDE BERTHING When the ship is tied to the jetty from her port side, the ship is moved towards the berth at certain angle. The astern thrust thus generated is used to stop the ship’s motion and to turn the bow towards starboard, which will turn the ship’s astern to port side. As soon […]

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Methods of Anchoring

The two commonly used methods of anchoring are described here.   Method 1: Anchor let go on the brake   Approach the anchor position heading into the wind/tide   stop the ship over the ground   walk-out the anchor and cable until the anchor is about half a shackle off the bottom   hold the […]

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Celestial Navigation

Celestial navigation on a moving vessel requires special measures to correct for the change in position between different observations unless the latter are performed in rapid succession or simultaneously, e. g., by a second observer. If the navigator knows the speed of the vessel, v, and the true course, C (the angle formed by the […]

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COLREGS | Rule 6 – Safe Speed

Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. In determining a safe speed the following factors shall be among those taken into account: (a) By all vessels: […]

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