PILOTAGE PRE-PLANNING GUIDE
2.14. Duties and Responsibilities
The Master is ultimately responsible for the safety of the ship and prevention of
pollution. The Bridge Team is not relieved of its responsibility for safe navigation
following the embarkation of the Pilot. The following diagram illustrates an example
of a Bridge Team and Pilot co-operating and working together.
Figure 8. Duties and Responsibilities.
MASTER DUTY OFF
Figure 9. The pilot’s communication diagram
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are understood by the listener. As a general
rule, the policy onboard should require the
listener to repeat what they have heard
and for the speaker to then acknowledge
that what the listener has just repeated
was correct. This is generally referred to as
‘Closed Loop Communication’.
The speaker’s duty does not end
once the listener has repeated the
he or she will be reluctant to convey their
doubts about the navigational situation and
thereby reduce the overall effectiveness of
the bridge team. Imagine if, due to being
afraid of angering a senior person, the junior
officer fails to report that the ship is setting
off towards the wrong side of the channel!
An encouraging tone helps give bridge
team members the confidence to share
achieve the required goals through the
conversation. If you are concerned about
the clarity of your speech, or your accent,
try to practise as often as you can.
Watching movies in that language is also
an effective learning tool. Thanks to shorter
stays in ports, and difficulties arising from
security concerns, it may no longer be
possible to make friends ashore to practise
CHIEF ENGINEER DUTY ENGINEER
You do the maths
This diagram shows all the
individuals and groups of
individuals involved in bringing
a ship into port - and the
them. It may not be easy to
get statistics of the number of
accidents that have happened
due to poor communications
between everyone involved.
However, it is not hard to
accept that accidents can and
do happen if communication
between all the people listed is
not good enough.
If you’re good at
mathematics, you can work
out the various permutations.
You will probably find that,
with all the players in the
diagram, there could be more
than a million chances of error,
if communications are not