Voyage Planning with ECDIS - Practical Guide for Navigators, 2016 Edition

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SKU 9789492083258
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ISBN 9789082581812 9789492083258
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Every year a considerable number of vessels is detained by Port State Control because of deficiency code 10127: Insufficient voyage or passage plan! Hence issues with voyage plans are counted among the top 5 claims. Just to have ‘some’ voyage plan turns out to be insufficient – the demand is to have a proper plan, compliant to rules. To compose a comprehensive voyage plan, however, a wide range of aspects has to be taken into account. Not only for a young graduate this might become a challenge, also to the experienced navigator some of the regulatory demands for a ‘berth to berth’ voyage plan may have faded of outdated.

Whether for a fresh navigator or an old hand – this book is targeted to provide a profound hands-on advice on how to best compile a suitable voyage plan fully in line with the principles of IMI Resolution A.893(21). Following a process-guided structure each chapter starts with a short re-compilation of the theoretical principals. Embattled with the re-enforced knowledge the reader is challenged by a concrete example of a commercial vessel sailing down the East coast of the USA. Following a step-by-step guidance, the book offers for each task a sample solution, including the usage of modern ECDIS equipment.

This guide can be used in manifold ways: whether you read it sequentially from top to bottom, or as the need arises. For an even better understanding, parallel hands-on practice of the exercises will intensify your knowledge. For that an online simulation, which completely covers all exercises of the book can be ordered under

ISBN 9789082581805 and 9789492083258 are both correct ISBN numbers for Voyage Planning with ECDIS - Practical Guide for Navigators, 2016 Edition.

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