Encounters At Sea
Certificate of Merit
In calm seas during fire drill, the master who was alone on the bridge was concentrating on the drill, which was held on the port deck and failed to notice a small fishing craft coming close to the vessel. Noticing the same at the last moment, he took action and avoided collision, missing the boat by only a very few meters. In the process our ship damaged their fishing net. No report was made to the authorities or the company.
It is very important to conduct the fire drill. When the ship is sailing it is also imperative that proper watch keeping is kept. Master should have kept one of his team members (as per command team list) for look out and watch.