Opinion

Example of a passage and berthing plan


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 19 June 2020 739 -

Graphics and text by Tim Cummins, Harbour Pilot / Assistant Harbour Master (Portsmouth International Ports

As part of a good Master-Pilot exchange (MPX) the passage plan and berthing plan is discussed with the bridge team.
This is important to enhance the safety of the vessel’s passage through the port and to improve co-operation between bridge team and pilot.


Here is the latest passage plan we use at Portsmouth International Port that we show to the Master’s of inbound and outbound ships.
Download / open passage & berthing plan example (PDF)


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Tim Cummins Portsmouth International Port Portsmouth Pilots, United Kingdom
on 12 July 2020, 13:45 UTC

Thank you. This passage plan was based on requirements and suggestions written in the MCA guidance document to the Port Safety Management Code (PSMC).
It has since been amended to include “Not to be used for navigation”. This was mistaken omitted from the first version.
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Marek Waszczuk ABP - Associated British Ports, United Kingdom
on 22 June 2020, 13:09 UTC

It looks like a complex, modern plan that includes all informations needed to carry on a safe passage. Something, that pilot appreciate, instead of need to look a tens of different websites or printouts to gather all informations required to complete an obsolete handwritten passage plan.
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