Bridge Access

To minimize unnecessary disruptions and distractions to bridge team members in accomplishing their direct and indirect duties during any period of restricted maneuvering, or while maneuvering in conditions that the master or company bridge procedures/policy deems to require increased vigilance (e.g. arrival/departure from port, heavy traffic, poor visibility), CLIA’s oceangoing members have adopted a policy that bridge access is to be limited to those with operationally related functions during these periods. Further, member lines are to take steps to prevent distractions to watchkeeping during these periods.

Any deviation from this policy requires prior approval of senior management ashore.