Member Alert

Member Alert

Göteborg: 1 April 2017

Monthly Safety Scenario: Collision while being overtaken

Coast of New Foundland"It was after midnight and the 2nd Officer was on watch. The weather was pleasant and the general cargo vessel was sailing in a busy area. The S-band radar was operational in off centre 12M, north up, relative motion mode, while the x-band radar was on standby. In the cockpit there was also an ECDIS, which the OOW was monitoring.

There were a couple of vessels behind the cargo vessel. About five minutes before midnight the 2nd Officer came up onto the bridge for his watch. During the handover, the Master informed the 2nd Officer about the vessels astern, and that they were being overtaken by a couple of them. The cargo vessel was maintaining a speed of 10 knots."

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