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Multi Purpose General Cargo vessel < 3000 gt [1]

As a result of this collision, the Disciplinary Court notes that special attention for shipping vessels approaching from behind is important when sailing at relatively low speed in a busy navigation area. It is thereby recommended that the radar be set to “radar centre” (and not to “radar off centre”), in order to maintain good visibility behind the vessel.

Container ship - continental (feeder) [2]

The chief mate should not have to keep watch on deck in port but should concentrate fully on the loading. Shipowners must facilitate this.
It is recommended that officers on deck share information with each other, in this case about the specific requirements of the CSM regarding the manner of stowage and lashing.

Tanker [2]

Ship's officers must be made aware of their duty to keep a better lookout and to be aware of what is happening around them - even from a distance - so that it is noticeable if a vessel (such as the Trueborn without lighting) is behaving suspiciously.
A BRM team has a verifying task and should identify and correct individual errors made by team members. All members of the BRM Team must therefore be aware of their responsibilities and job descriptions within the team. This means that if one or more members of the BRM team leave the bridge for a short or long period of time, the master (or another team member) will ensure that their tasks are fulfilled or taken over.

Towing and supply shipping [1]

Effective Bridge Resource Management entails everyone sharing the same navigation information, thus making the intention clear to everyone involved. Furthermore, crew working on the bridge should not be distracted by visitors.