Checklist for navigation in Restricted Visibility

This checklist is to be completed by the officer on Watch on each occasion that restricted visibility is encountered and entry made in deck log book to record compliance with this form.
Both Radar, ARPA / plotting facilities kept ON, controls like gain, tuning properly set and long range scanning carried out. All targets tracked.  Radar performance checkedYES  /  NO  / NA
Vessel on hand Steering as required and Additional steering motor kept ON (where possible)YES  /  NO  / NA
Fog Signalling Apparatus kept ON and sounded at appropriate intervalsYES  /  NO  / NA
Navigation Lights ONYES  /  NO  / NA
VHF ON and watch maintained on CH 16 and the local working channel, if applicableYES  /  NO  / NA
All watertight Doors closedYES  /  NO  / NA
Echo sounder ON , if in shallow watersYES  /  NO  / NA
All available navigational aids usedYES  /  NO  / NA
Lookout(s) been posted in suitable position and helmsman on stand-byYES  /  NO  / NA
Manning level increased on bridge as requiredYES  /  NO  / NA
Master and Engine room been informed and engines put on “Standby”YES  /  NO  / NA
COLREGS being complied with, particularly with regard to rule 19 and

proceeding at a safe speed

YES  /  NO  / NA
Ship ready to reduce speed, stop or turn away from dangerYES  /  NO  / NA
If the ship’s position is in doubt, has the possibility of anchoring been consideredYES  /  NO  / NA
Chipping / Any work involving noise near bridge  stoppedYES  /  NO  / NA
Masters additional standing instructions / night orders complied withYES  /  NO  / NA
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