Voyage Planning

A detailed course that provides the necessary knowledge for all bridge officers that is needed to plan, evaluate and execute a voyage plan according to the STCW and the Bridge Team Management guide.

In particular the trainee after the completion of the course should be able to:

  • Appreciate the advantages of passage planning.
  • Know where to find the vital information needed for the planning.
  • Learn which factors affect the planning of a voyage.
  • Get accustomed to the elements and uses of the ocean, coastal and harbour plan.
  • Plot all necessary information needed on the chart for the execution of the passage plan according to the requirements of STCW.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for each phase of the voyage plan.
  • Evaluate a voyage plan with the assistance of risk assessment and passage appraisal.
  • Execute and monitor the voyage plan properly.