Plot shipping navigation routes

Description

Plot the navigation route of a vessel under the review of a superior deck officer. Operate a ship radar or electronic charts and automatic identification system.

Alternative labels

plot maritime navigation routes
plot water-based navigation routes
develop navigation routes for ships
plot shipping courses
design navigation routes for ships
plan maritime navigation routes
plot ship navigation routes
design vessel navigation routes
develop navigation routes for vessels
plan shipping navigation routes

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Plot shipping navigation routes is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Deck officer: Deck officers or mates perform the watch duties on board of vessels like determining the course and speed, manoeuvring to avoid hazards, and continuously monitoring the vessels position using charts and navigational aids. They maintain logs and other records tracking the ship’s movements. They ensure that the proper procedures and safety practices are followed, check that equipment is in good working order, and oversee the loading and discharging of cargo or passengers. They supervise crew members engaged in maintenance and the primary upkeep of the vessel.
Skipper: Skippers are the highest authority on-board or on inland waterways, they are in charge of the vessel and are held responsible for the safety and well being of the clients and crew. They are licensed by the responsible authority and will determine the operations of the vessel at any time. They are the ultimate instance responsible for the crew, the ship, the cargo and/or passengers, and the voyage.
Ship captain: Ship captains are in charge of a vessel for the transportation of goods and passengers, operating in offshore and coastal waters. The size of the vessel can range from a small vessel to a cruise liner depending on the tonnage that they are certified to sail. Ship captains have vast experience with ships and their operation, and are likely to have worked their way through the ranks of other ship-related positions.

Optional skill

Plot shipping navigation routes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Maritime instructor: Maritime instructors teach all those occupationally piloting a boat or a ship, such as skippers and ship captains, how to operate their inland water boats or maritime ships according to regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally pilot, steer and navigate, and maintain their specific boat or ship, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-steering related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation) and safety measure regulations.

 


 

References

  1. Plot shipping navigation routes – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022