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TitleMaster's Guide to Berthing
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Table of Contents
                            Authors
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
1. GOLDEN RULES OF BERTHING
	Passage planning
	Working with tugs
	Manoeuvring
	Finally
2. DOCK DAMAGE AND P&I CLAIMS
	Struck a navigation mark
	Struck the berth at 90°
	Struck a dock
	Ship sped forward and struck the dock
	Ship sped forward and struck a moored ship
	Hard landing with a dock
	Blackout during pilotage
	Poor communications
	Tug released tow-line
	Struck a dolphin
	Struck a moored ship
	Struck a dolphin
	Struck a moored ship
	Struck a river berth in high wind
3. SHIP FACTORS THAT AFFECT MANOEUVRING
	Underwater hull geometry
	The pivot point
	Lateral motion
	Propeller and rudder
	Thrust vectoring devices
	Bow thrusters and their use
	Rudder response
	Single rudders and twin screw ships
	Transverse thrust
	Approach speed
	Control while slowing
	Kick ahead
4. BERTHING IN WIND
	Wind and its effect
	The centre of lateral resistance
	The point of influence of wind
	Ship stopped – ship with accommodation block aft
	Ship with headway – ship with accommodation block aft
	Ship with sternway – ship with accommodation block aft
	Force of the wind
	Berthing in wind
5. EFFECT OF CURRENT
	Current and its effect
	Berthing in a current
6. HYDRODYNAMIC EFFECTS
	Water depth
	Squat
	Waterway width
	Interaction with other ships
	Approach channels
7. BERTHING WITHOUT TUGS
	Port-side berthing
	Starboard-side berthing
	Berthing between two other ships
8. BERTHING WITH TUGS
	Port-side berthing
	Starboard-side berthing
9. BERTHING WITH ANCHORS
	Dredging anchors
	Emergency anchoring
10. TUGS AND PILOTS – LEGAL ISSUES
	Pilotage
	Towage
11. MASTER/PILOT RELATIONSHIP
	Principles for the safe conduct of pilotage
	Provision of information for berth to berth passage planning
	Master pilot information exchange
	Duties and Responsibilities
	Preparation for pilotage
	Pilot boarding
	Conduct of passage in pilotage waters
	Berthing and unberthing
	Other matters
                        

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