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Gard Guidance Masters GENERAL

The main cause of accidents when leaving and entering a port under pilotage is improper Bridge Resource Management due to

  • insufficient communication between the pilot and the bridge team
  • lack of proper preparation by the vessel and the pilot of the berthing or unberthing manoeuvre
  • insufficient information provided by the vessel to the pilot
  • insufficient evaluation of the Master’s or pilot’s passage plan
  • failure by the Master to monitor the pilot and overrule him if necessary.