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184.108.40.206 OBJECTS LIKELY TO BE DAMAGED
A wide range of objects may fall into this category, such as
Damage to FFO tends to occur in confined waters mainly when a pilot is in attendance. To ensure vigilance at all times, the Master should
Please see also section 2.13.5 Pilot assistance.
Damage to berths and jetties can in many cases be prevented if sufficient tug assistance is used. In circumstances where there are strong currents and tides or strong winds, the Master should always consider using tug assistance or delaying the manoeuvre until the prevailing situation improves.
When swinging off the berth before berthing, the Master should ensure that the tugs have brought the vessel under control sufficiently far off the berth before final approach.
Replacement towing lines should be available on the vessel and ready to be deployed if the tug’s line is rejected due to its poor condition or if the tug’s line parts.
On leaving or entering a berth where container or other gantry cranes are located close to the quayside, the Master should