Influence of winds and currents in the steering of ships

Description

Know what influence current, wind strength, and wind direction have on a vessel’s navigation and manoeuvring abilities.

Alternative labels

influence of currents and wind in the steering of ships
influence of wind and currents in the steering of vessels
impact of environmental elements on ship manoeuvrability
impact of environmental conditions on ship manoeuvrability
impact of environmental conditions on ship navigation
influence of environmental conditions in the steering of vessels
effect of environmental factors on ship navigation
influence of currents and wind in the steering of vessels
influence of environmental elements in the steering of ships

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Influence of winds and currents in the steering of ships is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Matrose: Matroses are members of the deck department of an inland water transportship. They may work on the helm, on the deck, in the cargo hold and in the engine room. They may be called on to use emergency, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment. They perform all operations connected with the launching of lifesaving equipment and are expected to be able to operate deck machinery, mooring and anchoring equipment.
Aquaculture mooring manager: Aquaculture mooring managers carry out and supervise the mooring of cages in stable stations, drifting cages or even self-propelled and semi-submerged cages. They safely operate and moor a variety of different types of large-scale cages, manage conditions such as currents, wave climate and seabed profile, in open or semi-open water areas.

Optional knowledge

Influence of winds and currents in the steering of ships is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Coastguard watch officer: Coastguard watch officers patrol and survey coast and sea regions to prevent accidents, as well as perform search and rescue missions in the event of an emergency. They react to emergency calls, advise on safety procedures, and prevent accidents and illegal activity at sea. Coastguard watch officers investigate shipping activities and aid during pollution incidents and in flood relief.

 


 

References

  1. Influence of winds and currents in the steering of ships – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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