Audit

The Checklist is to be completed by the Master with the assistance of the Bridge Team. The Master is to be advised of any malfunction of equipment. Section 1 can be completed by the Master, Deck Officer or QM. Section 2 by the Master only. section 3 by the Master or Deck Officer. Boxes may be ticked or initiated, or makes N/A if not relevant to the ship. The master must sign section 2 and section 3 on completion of the checklist and before departure. The Deck Officer must sign Section 4 post departure and report all complete to the Master.

SECTION 1
COMMUNICATIONS

15 mins notice to ECR (at ETD -20 mins)

Time

15 mins notice to Information Office

Time

15 mins notice to Port Control/ ramp man

Time

5 mins notice to ECR (at ETD -10 mins)

Time

5 mins notice to Port Control

Time

Harbour Stations fwd comms tested

Harbour Stations aft comms tested

DG Plan received ashore

DG Plan on Bridge

DG Plan in ECR

Muster List on Bridge

Confirm muster list mode to ECR

Muster list received ashore

Documents received onboard

NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT

VHF sets operating on ch. 11-13-16-17/74

Echo sounder on and operational

Gyro repeaters, alignment checked

Radars set up, performance checked

Masters/conning radar switched to VDR

VDR on alarms checked

VMS safety settings, VP in, auto alarm on

Voyage plan in ECDIS/ DGPS

AIS total persons onboard updated

Navigational lights on

Tides updated

Nap warnings checked

BRIDGE CONTROLS

Fire detection to 'sea mode'

Car deck fans to 'sea mode'

Deck 7 car deck doors closed and locked

Deck 5 car deck doors closed and locked

Deck 3 car deck doors closed and locked

Lifts isolated for sea

Heeling tanks isolated

Bridge email/ PC off or on standby

FINAL CLEARANCE

Fresh water hose clear

Freight in way of stern gates chocked and lashed

Bunker barge disconnected and clear

Skywalk clear and secure

Ramps clear

Blindside checked and clear

Mooring party in attendance

BNWAS on

Verbal signal for departure

Time

Visual signal for departure

Time
SECTION 2 MASTER ONLY
OUTER BOW DOOR
Time reported secure

Verbally reported secure

Visual check of lamps

Visual check of CCTV cameras

INNER BOW DOOR
Time reported secure

Verbally reported secure

Visual check of lamps

Visual check of CCTV cameras

STERN DOOR
Time reported secure

Verbally reported secure

Visual check of lamps

Visual check of CCTV cameras

BRIDGE FRONT DOOR
Time reported secure

Verbally reported secure

Visual check of lamps

Visual check of CCTV cameras

OTHER DOORS/ HATCHES
Time reported secure

Verbally reported secure

Visual check of lamps

Visual check of CCTV cameras

HYDRAULIC POWERPACK ISOLATED
Time isolated
MODE
Muster mode

Max permitted onboard

Crew onboard

Passengers onboards

Total Souls on board

HOD REPORTS
Deck
Tech
OBS
Masters signature
SECTION 3 MASTER/DECK OFFICER
MANOEUVRING CONTROLS

Propellers clear

Control levers at zero after testing

Pitch indicator at zero

Engines in constant speed

Engines started

Engines clutched in

Engines on bridge control

Bow thrusters on and tested

Steering motors

Hand steering selected and tested

Watertight doors all closed

SBE

Time
STATUS

Bridge condition: Red in effect

Stability safe and master informed

Significant difference

Captains announcement

Passenger tape playing

Masters departure brief

TOP LINE given to port control

Designated Officers Signatures
Master's Signature
SECTION 4 - POST DEPARTURE - DECK OFFICER

Keys in the box, locked, key to Master

Echo sounder depth alarm set

Bow thrusters stopped

Grey water switch to sea mode

ECDIS docking CID turned off on all screens

ECDIS profile set to default

ECDIS alarm set

OOW / conning radar switch to VDR

Deck rounds completed

Aft mooring decks and hatches secured

Anchors, focsle head doors and hatches secured

Car deck door status checked

Bridge condition as appropriate

Post departure checks reported completed to master

Designated Officers Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.