Marine safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Pilots and masters
|Date issued:||16 March 2007|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
Pilots and masters should ensure that they are able to read, or otherwise be able to check, the rudder angle when conning a ship. They should also ensure that the conventions governing helm orders are observed, particularly the use of 'midships' when changing rudder direction, and 'closing the loop' when communicating orders to a helmsman. The use of hand signals to enhance the communication of helm orders should also be considered.
|Response from:||Pilots and masters|