Fog signal apparently four points forward of the ship’s beam, on the starboard side. No target is visible on the radar screen. Action as OOW?

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Asked on June 30, 2021
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Following actions shall be taken by OOW -

1. Inform Master if not already on bridge
2. Immediately stop the vessel and if required take all the way off
3. When underway but stopped - change the fog signal from the previous one prolonged blast to two prolonged blasts at intervals not exceeding 2 minutes.
4. Increase number of lookouts and change range on the radar and adjust so as to get the target details on the radar.
5. Increase the frequency of fog signals

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Answered on June 30, 2021