Keeping anchor watch

With reference to our article in Weekly News No. 27/2003 on the matter of who should keep or be allowed to keep an anchor watch, the working group assigned to study this matter submitted their report on 4 July 2003 to the Navigation Sub Committee ( Nav 49 ) at IMO.

The Sub Committee considered the report giving guidance to Masters when deciding who should conduct the anchor watch, bearing in mind regulations already in place under STCW, and have instructed the Secretariat to forward it to the Sub Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping 35 (STW 35) for further discussion and possible development.

Contact: Philip Shenton