NTSB: Watchkeepers should be trained in integrated systems

The following is a safety recommendation issued May 2 by the National Transportation Safety Board:
(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the U.S. Coast Guard take the following action:
Propose to the International Maritime Organization that, in conjunction
with the upcoming revisions to the Standards of Training, Certification, and
Watchkeeping for Seafarers, it make training in integrated navigation
systems and integrated bridge systems mandatory for watchkeepers on
vessels equipped with such systems. (M-08-1) Propose to the International
Maritime Organization that it mandate the recording on voyage data recorders of
heel angles through the complete range of possible values. (M-08-2)

By Professional Mariner Staff