INCREASE THE RUDDER FEATURE
Although such an order does not exist in IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases, we would like to encourage ANYBODY involved in bridge operations to take this pool.
Thru connected sensors, it is possible to determine if the ship’s Rate of Turn speed matches pre-set Rate of Turn speed.
This will also trigger three short buzzes. The addition of this feature would be beneficial for steering operations due to following reasons:
It will alarm if the rate of turn speed does not match pre-set ROT speed when issuing helm orders by course.
It will alarm if the rate of turn speed does not match the required ROT speed when issuing helm orders by Rate of Turn.
It will provide an early warning if the ship’s turn slows unexpectedly due to rudder position, wind, current, rudder malfunction, etc.
Please take the below poll with the following options:
- Useful feature – addition of this feature will increase safety.
- Unnecessary – the addition of this feature will not improve safety.
- Dangerous – this feature could cause unwanted distraction.