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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