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Nightmare for Mariners, Shipping Companies and P&I Clubs : Collision at Sea

safmarine meru collision
provided by Chinese news media zj.people.cn

“In meeting steamers do not dread when you see three lights ahead, right your wheel and show your red.

If upon your port is seen a steamer with a light of green, there’s not much for you to do, the green light must keep clear of you.

But if on starboard red appear, tis your duty to keep clear. Do as judgment says is proper, port or starboard, back or stop her.

In meeting steamers you should try to keep this maxim in your eye. Green to green and red to red, perfect safety go ahead.

If in safety or in doubt, always keep a good lookout. Should there be no room to turn, stop the ship and go astern.” – Rickard Anderson

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Cyber Moment : Any USB port when in need of a charge?

USB ImageThe Standard P&I Club recently hosted a contest where mariners could identify hazards in different parts of the vessel.  The posters were then published and are available here.

A conversation with a couple of deck officers started with a discussion of music on the bridge – a hazard identified on that poster.  While a consensus was not reached on the idea of music overall, it’s certain that there are times when it is highly inappropriate.  Times such as traffic, coastal navigation or pilotage.

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