Chapter 11:

voyage planning


CHAPTER SUMMARY
This chapter is designed to ensure that the company, master and crew are provided with sufficient information to enable operations to be conducted with due consideration to the safety of ships and persons on board and, as appropriate, environmental protection. These considerations  need to be referenced in the Polar Waters Operational Manual. By way of example they include, but are not limited to, issues such as Notices to mariners that are ordinarily contained in government publications. These are clearly set out in the Chapter 11 wording below, and in the Part 1B Additional Guidance.

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CHAPTER 11 – VOYAGE PLANNING:
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11.1 Goal

The goal of this chapter is to ensure that the Company, master and crew are provided with sufficient information to enable operations to be conducted with due consideration to safety of ship and persons on board and, as appropriate, environmental protection.

11.2 Functional requirement
In order to achieve the goal set out in paragraph 11.1 above, the voyage plan shall take into account the potential hazards of the intended voyage.

11.3 Requirements
In order to comply with the functional requirement of paragraph 11.2 above, the master shall consider a route through polar waters, taking into account the following:
  • .1 the procedures required by the PWOM;
  • .2 any limitations of the hydrographic information and aids to navigation available;
  • .3 current information on the extent and type of ice and icebergs in the vicinity of the intended route;
  • .4 statistical information on ice and temperatures from former years;
  • .5 places of refuge;
  • .6 current information and measures to be taken when marine mammals are encountered relating to known areas with densities of marine mammals, including seasonal migration areas;
  • .7 current information on relevant ships' routing systems, speed recommendations and vessel traffic services relating to known areas with densities of marine mammals, including seasonal migration areas;
  • .8 national and international designated protected areas along the route; and
  • .9 operation in areas remote from search and rescue (SAR) capabilities.

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