The Company can conduct worldwide real-time navigational audits with the purpose of checking the general navigation competence onboard a vessel.
Navigational audits are carried out to verify safety of navigation, ensure effective and consistent application of navigational practices and bridge procedures in accordance with regulatory and industry requirements. The audit process consists as a minimum of the following elements:
- Navigational Administration and procedures
- Passage Planning and applicable procedures
- Bridge Records, associated checklists and entries
- Bridge Team Management
- Bridge Team – Pilot interface
- Nautical Charts, Publications and Chart corrections
- Notices to Mariners (NTM) and Tracings
- Navigation Officer duties and responsibilities
- Watch-keeping Officer duties and responsibilities
- Navigational instruments and Bridge Equipment – ECDIS
- Mooring Operations (TMSA Element 6A)
- Identification of Best Practices – relevant proposals
Audits are conducted by qualified persons with experience, knowledge and training in today’s navigation procedures and techniques. Our Auditor will:
- Use checklists / questionnaires as per industry (SIRE/VIQ) and Oil Majors’ standards.
- Analyze audit results to identify weak areas, training needs and trends.
The audits may be complemented by:
- Training of bridge team on:
- Bridge Procedures and Implementation
- Situational Awareness and Voyage Monitoring
- Navigation under Critical Situation
- Risk Assessment related to Navigational Safety and Passage Planning
- Passage Planning Details and Implementation
- Human Element (Stress, Complacency and Distraction)
- Mariner’s Fatigue and Error Chains
- Pilot/ Bridge Team Integration
- Teamwork Management
- Chart corrections and Log Book Entries
- Navigation-related drills
- Verification of rectification of any deficiencies noted during vetting, PSC inspections, etc.
The service is provided during real time navigation, in accordance with TMSA2, Element 5.
Detailed reports are provided reflecting the navigational practices based on the client’s procedures and applicable requirements.
Confidentiality: All documents and information given in connection to the audit will be treated as confidential and shall not be used for any other purpose other than that for which they have been provided.