Once a Merchant ship starts a voyage in the seas it is the responsibility of the Master to set her route, often in “consultation” with the Charterer and the Owners/Managers, so that minimum weather adversity is faced enroute (along with other perils and constraints of a sea voyage), thereby ensuring the level of fuel efficiency as desired by the charter party and for the safety of the ship.
However, maintaining a steady route or making last minute adjustments enroute cannot be done effectively without a continuously updating weather reports. It is also true that few of the larger ship management companies do provide daily weather news to their respective ships but the numbers of ships obtaining such facilities are minuscule compared to the entire industry and the total number of ships operating in the oceans.
Hence it becomes very challenging for the masters and other senior officers of the vessels to set a track which can ensure a safe and efficient passage as far as the weather is concerned. In fact studies reveal that the lack of proper weather routing has caused many delays and accidents in the ships thereby hampering the business and putting the lives of the seafarers in stake.
Considering the importance of a proper weather routing system so that the vessels get daily reports about the winds, waves and visibility in the oceans Sailors Club has introduced a Free Weather News to Ships service. Through this service, a Master in the ship can register the vessel’s email id and choose the type of report (e.g. winds, waves, visibility) along with the sea in which the vessel will operate. Depending on these inputs Sailors Club will send the vessels a daily update about the weather conditions that the vessel is likely to face. Now based on the reports, the master of the ship can decide on the route and can take decisions in advance thereby saving the ship and the crew from probable discomfort to crew, damage to his Lady and probable distress.
You can also register your vessel in order to get these updates by filling-up the details here: https://www.sailors-club.net/weather-report-for-ships