I find it fun to make these videos. It’s interesting to think about and clarify how I want to explain the topics and how best to do it.
This one covers the “ordinary practice of seamen” one of those concepts where you have to ask yourself if I was a perfect mariner what would I do? This concept of picturing the “ordinary practice of seamen” covers everything that could go wrong and all the hindsight of what actions should have been taken to avoid collisions as well as other maritime incidents.
I look at it so that the “ordinary practice of seamen” are all the best practices and industry recommendations. Seeing it from that viewpoint is one of the reasons that as a responsible mariner you should keep up to date with the recommendations, read the MARS Reports, other incident reports, and any other information and articles that can prepare you to take the appropriate actions when the time comes.
I also feel that this concept can be extrapolated out to other industries who should try and keep tabs on what relevant information and reports are happening in their industries. If everyone is training to think about what they would or should do in a series of dangerous scenarios they will be better prepared for it if it does happen to them.
I am making this video series for Coeval, Inc. for more information, please visit our website at coeval.us
Hope you enjoy the video.
Fair winds and following seas – or coast along your leeward shore (as I always seem to do…)