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2.5.2 ROUTINE IS DANGEROUS
Day to day operations of a vessel are based on experience, education and following procedures. There is, however, a hidden hazard facing the vessel, the crew, passengers, other persons, the cargo and the environment
ROUTINE IS DANGEROUS!
Procedures are necessary and must always be followed, no matter how familiar the operation, unless circumstances dictate a departure from the set procedures, or additional measures are required. Any departure from such procedures should be recorded in writing, clearly stating the reason for such a change of action. If the situation requires, the departure from operating procedures should be explained to the crew to avoid any misunderstandings or complacency of such procedural departures.