Beacons

Beacons Definition of a Beacon A fixed man-made navigation mark that can be recognised by its shape, colour, pattern, topmark, or light character, or a combination of these. ...

DOCK DAMAGE AND CLAIMS

DOCK DAMAGE AND CLAIMSThe case studies that follow briefly report incidents, their causes and how they could have been avoided.Struck a navigation markThe ship was navigating in a buoyed channel steer...

TUGS AND PILOTS – LEGAL ISSUES

TUGS AND PILOTS – LEGAL ISSUESIt is evident from the other chapters of this Guide dealing with the technical aspects of ship berthing that the effective use of pilotage and towage services is crucial ...

Who is responsible for enforcing IMO conventions?

Flag State Administrations (i.e. governments of IMO Member States) are primarily responsible for enforcing IMO conventions on their own ships, wherever they are. Port State control can act as a back-u...

What are the principal bodies in IMO's structure?

The Assembly (of all Member States); the Council (32 elected Member States); the Maritime Safetv Committee (MSC); the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC); Legal Committee; Technical Co-oper...

Colreg Rule 27 (f)

A vessel engaged in mine clearance; dangerous to aprouch within 1000 metres. ...

Colreg Rule 34 (a)

Two vessels: left - "I am altering my course to starboard"; right - power-driven vessel. ...

Colreg Rule 35 (h)

Aground in restricted visibility; less than 100 metres. ...

HYDRODYNAMIC EFFECTS

HYDRODYNAMIC EFFECTSWater depthWater depth has a profound effect on manoeuvring. In a harbour,water depth may vary from deep to conditions in which there is danger of touching bottom. The behaviour of...

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