Recommendation MR20070001

Recommendation issued to: Pilots and masters

Recommendation details
Output No: MR20070001
Date issued: 16 March 2007
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Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

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Safety Recommendation

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.

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Response from: Pilots and masters
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