When to call master on bridge / calling master on bridge ?

  1. If restricted visibility encountered or suspected.
  2. If traffic conditions or the movements of other ships are causing concern.
  3. If difficulty is experienced in maintaining course.
  4. On failure to sight land, a navigation mark or to obtain soundings by the expected time.
  5. If unexpectedly sighted land or a navigation mark or change in sounding occurs.
  6. On breakdown of main engines, steering gear or any essential nav equipments, alarms or indicator.
  7. If radio equipment malfunctions.
  8. In heavy wx (weather) if any doubt about the possibility of wx damage.
  9. If the ship meets any hazard to navigation, such as ice or derelict.
  10. If any other emergency or if in any doubt.