What are checks carried out prior to arrival on port ?

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1Notice Given To Engine Room 
2Position of Essential Systems tests and SBE marked on chart (where applicable) 
3Parallel Indexing / mapping on the radar and charts as per Passage Plan 
4Danger Areas / No-Go Area’s / Abort points / Contingency plans highlighted on the chart 
5Recent Gyro & Magnetic  compass error obtained, Gyros and repeaters aligned, 
6Position cross checked by two independent sources 
7Planned use of Visual bearings, Radar ranges, clearing bearings and transits 
8Advice and recommendations of Sailing Directions and ALRS Vol 6 ,ALRS,ALL & ATT immediately available 
9Clocks synchronised 
10Tidal heights and streams understood and highlighted on chart 
11Sufficient UKC / Air draught (corrected for squat, rolling, pitching) 
12Weather forecast and current visibility assessed 
13Radar set up correctly (Route, PM, Scale, gain, clutter, stabilisation, CPA & TCPA alarms) 
14ECDIS set up correctly, route loaded & checked, Charts corrected, memory function enabled 
15Echo Sounder, Course Recorder, Telegraph printer operational,  time input checked and annotated 
16Correct VHF channels selected. AIS correctly programmed and checked for public  information messages 
17Second steering motor on, manual steering tested, Steering Gear checks completed 
18Essential System test completed successfully (M/E tested astern ) 
19Bridge manning level increased in line with Passage planning /Company policy/ Standby Conditions . Master on bridge. 
20Anchors cleared away and ready for use (where appropriate). 
21Additional staff / crew to be called for deck operations 
22Required flags, lights shapes available 
23Pilot / port authority contacted 
24Pilot access properly rigged, incl. lifebuoy with light and heaving line (Where appropriate) 
25All relevant checklist/Pilot card /logs filled up 
26Deck Lights , Search Lights & Air Horn tested / tried out 
27Power to deck machinery ,Deck Water,Deck Air made available. 
28Navigation lights inspection, alarm test. 


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