Avoiding Cyclones at Sea

Steering Mariners • 26 minutes

Cyclones are intense areas of low pressure where the associated maximum winds can be more than 70 knots generating sea swells of great heights. If a ship runs into cyclones or navigates areas affected by these winds and swells, it can sustain loss of lives, loss of cargo and even loss of the ship itself. Hence, ship's officers should learn techniques and strategies to avoid cyclones at sea.

On completion of this course, you will know what is a cyclone is and the basic principles of cyclone avoidance at sea. We will also explain how a risk assessment is carried out in sea areas prone to cyclones and the techniques used to avoid cyclones.



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Steering Mariners

Steering Mariners offers maritime courses to seafarers and mariners working onboard ships. The courses will not only provide practical guidance for the workplace but also assist with certification examinations. Steering Mariners is owned and managed by Dr (Capt) Samrat Ghosh who is associated with the maritime industry for more than 25 years. Dr Ghosh is an ex-master mariner who also has extensive experience as an educator and assessor. His research focuses on investigating the impact of innovative training and assessment methods in seafarer education and training towards improving students’ academic achievement. In this regard, he has also developed a conceptual framework to improve the validity and reliability of assessment. He also has keen interest in investigating the changing face of seafarer education due to automation in shipping and introduction of digital technologies.

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  2. Price: Certificate issuing cost $19.99.
    Included in business subscription.
  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 26 minutes
  5. Intended for: Deck Officers and Navigators.
  6. Reference: SOLAS Chapter V (Safety of navigation)