Checklist for SEQ survey?

  • General:

A.1 Had any changes been made or new equipment been installed which would affect the validity of the argo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate?

A.2 All instruction and/or notices including the emergency station muster list and training manual were  posted in the appropriate language as required and to the master’s satisfaction.

A.3 All other statutory certificates and the class certificate were valid at the time of survey

A.4 Was there a report of any fire necessitating the operation of the fixed fire extinguishing systems or theportable fire extinguishers since the last safety equipment survey? (If “YES” give details in General Report”).

  • Documentation

B.01 Fire control plans (including duplicate set) properly posted.

B.02 Muster list

B.03 Training and maintenance manuals

B.03.1 Training manuals for LSA provided (III/36) P

B.03.2 Training manuals for fire safety practice provided (II-2/15.2.3)

B.03.3 Fire safety operational book provided (II-2/16) may be combined with B.3.1 above.

B.03.4 Maintenance Plan for Fire Safety Measures Provided, (may be computer based) (II-2/14)

B.04 Adequate and up-to-date charts, sailing directions, lists of lights, notices to mariners, tide tables and all other nautical publications necessary for the intended voyage.

B.04.1 ECDIS is used instead of paper charts

B.04.2 Backup for ECDIS is available (can be paper charts).

B.04.3 Electronic nautical publications are carried

B.04.4 Backup for electronic nautical publications available

B.05 International Code of Signals

B.05.1 Volume III of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

B.06 Compass deviation record book being kept up-to-date

B.07 Practice musters and drills. It is also confirmed that the person in charge of survival craft and in the case of lifeboats the second in-command have a list of the survival craft crew

B.08 Log book entries as required by Chapter III, and the Master aware of the intent of Chapter II-2, “In all new and existing ships fire extinguishing appliances shall be kept in good order and available for

immediate use at all times during the voyage”

B.09 Date of last crew muster and fire and boat drills (which should include inspection of  those items of operating equipment included on the check list as contained in the instructions for on-board maintenance) and testing of the general alarm system(Required monthly)

B.010 Boats equipment examined at that time and found to be complete. It is further confirmed that weekly  inspections of all survival craft and rescue boats including engines and launching appliances plus the  general alarm system are being carried out and logged

B.12 Last occasion rescue boat was launched and manoeuvred. (Required monthly wherepracticable but interval between launchings and manoeuvrings not to exceed 3 months)

  • Safety of Navigation

The following were found in satisfactory condition:

C.1 Gyro Compass

C.1.1 Gyro Compass reading repeater.

C.1.1.2 Gyro compass bearing repeater

C.1.1.3 Compass bearing device

C.2 Echo Sounder

C.3 Magnetic compass(es) standard*, steering*, and spare*

C.4 Indicators for speed and distance*, rudder angle*, propeller revolutions*, propeller pitch and mode*, and rate of turn*.

C.5 Means of taking bearings through 360° and means of communications between standard compass  position and navigation control position.

C.6 Heading or track control system & auto pilot

C.7 Changeover instructions for C6

C.8 Steering gear changeover instructions

C.9 Automatic radar plotting aid

C.10 Heading information at emergency steering position P

C.11 Radar(s)

C.12 Global Navigation Satellite System

C.13 Terrestrial radio navigation system

C.14 Sound reception system

C.15 Transmitting heading device (THD)

C.16 Automatic tracking aid

C.17 Second automatic tracing aid

C.18 Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) checklist completed

C.19 Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) checklist completed

C.20 Speed and distance measuring device

C.21 Telephone to emergency steering position

C.22 Sound reception system

C.23 Integrated bridge failure alarms

The Following Were Found In Satisfactory Condition:

D.1 Daylight signally lamp and source of power

D.2 Forecastle bell

D.3 Gong

D.4 Ship’s whistle

D.5 Three black ball shapes

D.6 One black diamond shape

D.7 Cylindrical shape (if provided)

  • Navigation Lights

E.1 Sidelight inboard screens painted matt black

E.2 Navigation lights in good condition and operating satisfactorily

E.3 Navigation light failure warning device on bridge operating efficiently: State Visual or Audible

  • Bridge Distress Signals

Indicate expiry date (E) or manufacture date (M) of the following: E/M Date

F.1 Line throwing rockets, and

F.2 Igniter cartridges (if applicable)

F.3 12 red parachute signals

F.4 Line throwing rockets and ship’s distress flares all found to be satisfactory G. Survival Craft, rescue Boat and Associated Launching and Recovery



  1. Each lifeboat is required to be launched and manoeuvred at least once every 3 months, except where this is not practicable in the case of freefall lifeboats when the maximum interval between freefall launches should not exceed six months.
  2. Renewal required when necessary but at intervals not exceeding 5 years. Reversal end for end required at intervals not exceeding 30 months.

G.1 I.D. number of lifeboats turned out and lowered to embarkation deck at time of survey.

G.2 I.D. number of lifeboats turned out, lowered and manoeuvred in the water

G.3 Each motor lifeboat engine readily started and operated satisfactorily, ahead and astern

G.4 Each lifeboat self contained air support system generally examined and found satisfactory

G.5 Each lifeboat water spray system generally examined and found efficient G.6 Each lifeboat waterspray system/self contained air support sytem* satisfactorily tested

G.7 Each motor lifeboat provided with sufficient fuel for 24 hours continuous operation

G.8 Air cases removed, found or placed in good condition, replaced and secured, OR

G.9 Built-in buoyancy found in good condition as far as seen

G.10 Each lifeboat found in good condition and fully equipped

G.11 All sheaves, blocks, falls, lifting hooks, hook foundations and securing arrangements, release arrangements and all moving parts found free and well lubricated or made good at time of survey

  1. Survival Craft, Rescue Boat and Associated Launching and Recovery Appliances Continued

G.12 Dates when lifeboat falls renewed or reversed

G.12.1 D ate when launching appliances/on load Yes/No/NA A, I, R, P

Release/raft gear tested (III 20.11.1 and 2) Applicable to lifeboats/Rescue boats/ davit launched

G.13 Freefall lifeboats: launch track, release and recovery arrangements in satisfactory condition

G.14 Freefall lifeboats: last date of launch and manoeuvre

G.15 All survival craft launching and recovery appliances found satisfactory when examined as far as practicable

G.16 Each lifeboat fitted with retroreflective material Rescue Boat

G.17 Rescue boat examined, found in good condition and fully equipped

G.18 Date of last service of rescue boat (if applicable)

G.19 Launching and recovery appliance found satisfactory when examined as far as practicable

G.20 Release hook, falls and associated moving parts (blocks, sheaves, etc) were found free and well lubricated or made good at time of survey

G.21 Date rescue boat falls were last renewed / reversed* (SEE NOTE ABOVE)

G.22 The rescue boat was fitted with retroreflective material H. Lifeboats

  • Distress Signals

Indicate expiry date (E) or manufacture date (M)

H.1 Two orange smoke signals

H.2 Four red parachutes signals

H.3 Six red hand-held flares

H.4 Lifeboat distress flares found in satisfactory condition

  • Survival Craft Launching And Embarkation Arrangements

I.1 Emergency power, lighting and general alarm all operating satisfactorily

I.2 Means of preventing discharge water into boats found satisfactory

I.3 Illumination of stowage and launching positions found in working order I.4 Lifelines on davit spans*and bowsing tackles* were found or placed in good condition (if applicable)

I.5 Lifeboat embarkation ladders found or placed in good condition

I.6 Abandon ship audible signals operating satisfactorily Yes/No/NA R, P

I.7 Operative test of all emergency power supplies, emergency lighting and general alarm systems  satisfactorily carried out

I.8 All embarkation arrangements and launching gear found to be satisfactory when examined as far as practicable

I.9 Symbols as required posted throughout the vessel

I.10 Two-way communications systems tested and found to be satisfactory, radio life-saving appliances (two-way VHF radiotelephoneapparatus and radar transponders) together.

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