What is meaning of Sea preparation for a vessel?

The OOW has an essential role to prepare the vessel as seaworthy, He should-

  • Passage plan for the intended voyage been prepared.,
  • The following equipment been cheeked and found ready for use :
    • anchors
    • bridge movement book/course and engine movement order.
    • echo sounder.
    • electronic navigational position fixing system.
    • gyro/magnetic compass and repeaters.
    • radar (s)
    • speed/distance recorder
    • clocks
  • The following equipment been tested, synchronised and found ready for use :
    • bridge and engine room telegraphs, including
    • rpm indicators.
    • emergency engine stops
    • thrust controls and indicators, if fitted
    • controllable pitch propeller controls and indicators, if fitted.
    • Communication facilities, including
    • bridge to engine room/mooring station communications.
    • portable radios
    • VHF radio communications with port authority
    • navigation and signal lights including
    • search light, signaling lamp, morse light
    • sound signaling apparatus, including whistles
    • fog bell and gong system
    • steering gear including manual, auto pilot and emergency changeover arrangements and rudder indicators.
    • window wiper/clear view screen arrangements.
    • Ensure the Gangway is taken in and secured
    • Complete the pilot card as per masters satisfaction.
    • Ensure flying correct flays.
    • Ensure general readiness of the vsl.
    • Report to master about any unusualness.
    • Ensure the ship is secure for sea.
    • Cargo and cargo handling equipment secure
    • All hull openings secure and watertight
    • Cargo/passenger details available.
    • Stability and draught information available
    • All the crew on board and all shore personnel ashore.
    • The pilot disembarkation arrangements in place.
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