Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really need. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings. With just this one agreement, you can save your life and others.
«I do what the officer of the watch tells me to do»,
«I don’t keep track of it, as it’s not my job»,
«I don’t have the competence that the officers have».
«Is that you approaching?» … «You must turn to starboard immediately!»
«The interviews conducted by the AIBN indicated that the helmsman realized before anybody else in the bridge team that the lights ahead on the starboard side of HNoMS Helge Ingstad belonged to a moving vessel».
«VTS operator assumed that they would resolve the situation between themselves, and left it to the pilot on Sola TS to clarify the situation»
Nothing much about Colregs !
Point of contact:
«The tanker’s starboard anchor was the first point of contact in the collision between HNoMS Helge Ingstad and Sola TS. The anchor and 20 m of the anchor chain were ripped out».
These types of protuberate hawsepipes were design to clear the anchor away from an excessively bulky bow. They are nothing less dangerous than these bull horns that can rip open any hull or be snatch against any dolphins or jetties. An awful certified artifact junk.
HNoMS Helge Ingstad maneuver:
«The OOW on HNoMS Helge Ingstad ordered rudders 20° to port, understanding that it was too late to turn to starboard. The HM moved both tillers to port, but the rudder had not moved more than 10° to port when the OOW issued a counter-order to set the handles to midship. This had the effect of changing the course of HNoMS Helge Ingstad from 147.2° to 145.7°».
Normal reaction; altering to Port away from an immediate danger to Stb’d. The heading did not change appreciably but instead induced a lethal lateral pressure behind her pivot point.