Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pilotage Passage Plan 2

I was reading the September edition of “Seaways” (The International Journal of the Nautical Institute) when I came across the MARS report number 200639 (contact with wharf).

This report has everything to do with the previous post (pilotage passage plan).

In fact, if we read the root causes section, we will find several contributory factors for the accident that could have been eliminated by the use of an adequate pilotage or port passage plan, like inappropriate planning of unberthing procedure, ineffective master/pilot information exchange, unaccounted (strong) river current, etc.

Could this accident been avoided by the use of an adequate pilotage passage plan? Nobody knows, but its use could have decreased the chances of the accident occurring, by the reasons explained in the previous post.