As soon as possible after the grounding incident, the Master must report the incident to the Lead Master or Designated Person and provide as much information as possible. Please use the checklist below.

Vessel Name:

Select date

Exact Position (River Mile): Course on Ground: Speed when running on ground:

Sounding the water depth around the vessel:

Current Conditions, including the direction of the current in relation to the vessel:

Nature of the bottom in the stranding area:

Is the vessel tight, and which examinations have been made in this connection?

Check fluid levels in all tanks and report findings here:

Are main engines, etc., intact? Report findings here:

Is it your judgement that the vessel can be moved off ground without assistance?

Is it your judgement that the vessel stands in an exposed position?

Master 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.