The pilot card, to be filled in by the master, is intended to provide information to the pilot on boarding the ship. This information should describe the current condition of the ship, with regard to its loading, propulsion and manoeuvring equipment, and other relevant equipment. The contents of the pilot card are available for use without the necessity of conducting special manoeuvring trials.
The wheelhouse poster should be permanently displayed in the wheelhouse. It should contain general particulars and detailed information describing the manoeuvring characteristics of the ship, and be of such a size to ensure ease of use. The manoeuvring performance of the ship may differ from that shown on the poster due to environmental, hull and loading conditions.
The manoeuvring booklet should be available on board and should contain comprehensive details of the ship’s manoeuvring characteristics and other relevant data. The manoeuvring booklet should include the information shown on the wheelhouse poster together with other available manoeuvring information. Most of the manoeuvring information in the booklet can be estimated but some should be obtained from trials. The information in the booklet may be supplemented in the course of the ship’s life.
1 General Description
1.1 Ship’s particulars
Ship’s name, distinctive number or letters, year of build
- Gross tonnage and other information
Gross tonnage, deadweight and displacement (at summer draught)
- Principal dimensions and coefficients
Length overall, length between perpendiculars, breadth (moulded), depth (moulded), summer draught, normal ballast draught, hull coefficients at summer load and normal ballast condition
Extreme height of the ship’s structure above the keel
- Main engine
Type, number of units and power output
Type, number of units, diameter, pitch, direction of rotation, propeller immersion
. Type, number of units, total rudder area, rudder area ratio (full load and normal ballast)
- Bow and stern thrusters
Type, number of units, capacities and location
- Bow and stern profiles
- Forward and after blind zones with dimensions specified (full load and normal ballast)
- Other hull particulars
Projected areas of longitudinal and lateral above-water profiles (full load and normal ballast) Length of parallel middle body for berthing (full load and normal ballast)