Audit

Certification/ Documentation / Master

Last PSC inspection

Latest Class Survey Status Report

Are the following certificates valid and have the annual and intermediate surveys been carried out within the required range dates?

Continuous Synopsis Record ( complete from Document 1 until the latest, form 2 and 3 in place) SOLAS XI - 1/5

Document of Compliance ( with annual endorsement)

Safety Management Certificate ( with intermediate verification between 2nd and 3rd anniversary)

Safety Radio Certificate (with form R)

Safety Construction Certificate

IOPP Certificate

Minimum Safe Manning Certificate

Civil Liability Convention (1992) Certificate

Maritime Labour Convention

P and I Certificate

Is the SMS manual saved in shared drive, latest update and with Document Change Log.

Does the Technical Superintendent visit the vessel at least bi-annually?

Is the recent internal audit report available and is a close-out system in place for dealing with non-conformities?

Does the Master review the safety management system, submitted to the office and does the office respond to the Master’s Review.

Are the Class survey reports adequately filed? The file should contain reports based on annual, intermediate, special and occasional surveys.

Is the vessel free of conditions of Class or significant recommendations, memoranda or notations.

Is an approved MARPOL SOPEP provided?

Is the IMO contact list up to date, is Master aware of port contact procedures and has a contact list been made for this port?

Is there a USCG NTVRP? If trading USA only.

Is the Master aware of the name of OPA 90 Qualified Individual (QI)?

Is there a Ballast Water Management Plan approved by Class?

Does the vessel have on board Emergency Towing Procedures ?

Crew Management / MLC / Master

Does the manning level meet or exceed that required by the Minimum Safe Manning Document? IMO Resolution A.890 Annex 2

Are the STCW and flag Administration’s regulations that control hours of work to minimise fatigue being followed? ( max 14 hours of work or min of 10 hours rest) and max 72 hours of work in 7 days or min rest of 77 hours. Do all personnel maintain hours of rest records?

Are all personnel able to communicate effectively in a common language? Is the working language established and recorded in the ship’s logbook? (SOLAS V / 14.3)

Has all deck officers attended either a Bridge Resource Management or Bridge Team Management course?

Is there any record of last unannounced on board alcohol test?

Is there a record of the last Unannounced drug and alcohol test undertaken by an external agency?

Navigation/ Master/ OOW

Has the Master written his own standing orders and are Bridge orders being completed and have the deck officers countersigned them as being read and understood?

Are deck log books and bell books correctly maintained and is an adequate record being kept of all the navigational activities, both at sea and under pilotage? (SOLAS V / 28)

Are the vessel’s manoeuvring characteristics displayed on the bridge? IMO Res. A.601 (15)

Are records maintained of fire and safety rounds being completed after each watch?

Are checklist for pre-arrival, pre-departure, watch handover, Pilot-Master exchange and pilot card effectively completed?

Does the officer familiar with UKC calculation and squat?

Has the bridge been adequately manned at all stages of the voyage and at anchor and were lookout arrangement adequate?

Are the navigation equipment in good working conditions?

GPS

Navtex receiver

Whistle, Bell and Gong

Shapes

Magnetic Compass including spare compass

Means for taking bearings

Telephone at emergency steering position

A daylight signalling lamp

AIS

VHF radio

Gyro Compass and repeaters

Visual compass readings to the Emergency steering position.

Radars / ARPA

Echo Sounder

Speed and distance indicator

Rudder angle, RPM, variable pitch and bow thruster indicator

Voyage Data Recorder

ECDIS

Are navigation lights in good order?

If BNWAS is fitted is it operational at all times when the vessel is at sea?

Are the Standard magnetic compass and gyro compasses operational, properly maintained and adjusted?

Are auto to manual steering changeover procedures clearly identified? (SOLAS V / 26.3.1)

Are auto to manual steering changeover recorded during periods of river transits and when navigating through restricted waters?

Are regular gyro and magnetic compass errors taken and are they being recorded? VIQ 4.16

Is there a documented procedure for the operation of the VDR and are the Deck Officers familiar with procedure to retain the VDR data in the event of an accident?

CHARTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Are all charts, nautical publications (paper and electronic) and other publications are on board, current and maintained up to date and is it being implemented? (SOLAS V /27)

Are Master and Deck officers familiar with the operation of the ECDIS system fitted on board?

Were the charts used for the previous voyage appropriate?

Are the Master and Deck Officers able to produce appropriate documentation that generic training and type-specific familiarisation has been undertaken?

Does the ECDIS meet the requirements of SOLAS and is an approved backup system provided?IMO RES. A.817

NAVIGATION

Has the vessel been safely navigated and in compliance with international regulations? (SOLAS V / 10.7)

Is the echo sounder recorder marked with a reference date and time on each occasion it is switch on?

Was a comprehensive passage plan available for the previous voyage and did it cover the full voyage from berth to berth?

Was position fixing including the use of parallel indexing satisfactory throughout the previous voyage and the frequency of plotted fixes in accordance with the passage plan?

During pilotage, was the position of the vessel adequately monitored?

Has the GPS been adjusted to the correct datum?

Is there an adequate system for dealing with navigation warnings and are they being charted?

Is there a Biofouling Management Plan? Are the records updated?

Is the Master aware of the name of OPA 90 Qualified Individual (QI)?

Is there a USCG NTVRP? If trading USA only.

Is an approved MARPOL SOPEP provided?

Is the vessel free of conditions of Class or significant recommendations, memoranda or notations.

Are instructions for operating the digital selective calling (DSC) and satellite communications equipment in an emergency clearly displayed?

Are the vessel’s call sign and Inmarsat ship station identity clearly marked on the radio installation? VIQ 10.2

Can officers demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of how to operate the equipment in an emergency? VIQ 10.3

Are officers aware of the function of the ship security alert system and how it operates? VIQ 10.4

Has a qualified person been designated to handle distress communications? (SOLAS IV /16.1)

Are the periodical test of communications equipment being carried out as required?VIQ 10.6 (Radio Log)

Is the Radio log being maintained correctly?

If applicable, is the emergency radio battery log up to date?

Is there a maintenance programme in place to ensure availability of the equipment?

Is the communication equipment in good order?

Is the satellite EPIRB fitted, armed and labelled correctly and inspected in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements?

Are radio emergency batteries in good order and fully charged?

Are Lists of Radio Signals the latest edition and corrected up to date?

Is the vessel equipped with sufficient portable radios for use on board?

Are SOLAS portable radio and SART in good order? (Solas lll/6.2.1, 6.2.2)

Safety Management/Master/Chief Officer

Has the safety Officer been designated, trained to undertake this role and is there evidence to show that they are effectively performing duties associated with this role?

Are the ship’s officers familiar with the operation of fire fighting, lifesaving and other emergency equipment?

Is personal protective equipment such as boiler suits, safety footwear, eye and ear protection, safety harnesses and chemical protective equipment etc., provided and as required worn?

Are the ship’s officers familiar with the operation of fire fighting, lifesaving and other emergency equipment?

Are regular safety meetings held, are the minutes recorded and does the operator provide shore management responses?

Is there a record of reporting, investigation and close-out of accidents, incidents, non-conformities and near misses? Are the records in good order?

Are smoking regulations posted and being adhered to and are smoke rooms adequately identified?

Is there a record of familiarisation for new personnel?

Are drills for emergency procedures being carried out?

Are lifeboat and fire drills regularly held?

Is regular training in the use of life-saving equipment being undertaken?

Is there an evidence of compliance with Enclosed Space Procedures?

Are the portable gas and oxygen detectors in good order and is there a record of regular testing and calibration?

Are hot work procedures being followed in accordance with SMS?

Does the vessel have a garbage management plan and garbage record book and is the garbage record book being correctly completed?

Are procedures in place to carry out regular inspections of ballast tanks, FW tanks, void spaces, trunks, and cofferdams by the vessel’s personnel and are records maintained?

If a loading computer or programme is in use, is it class approved?

Are there records indicating that the operational accuracy of the load computer is tested regularly?

Is the stress and stability information included with the cargo plan and are any limitations understood by the officers?

Is the vessel free of inherent intact stability problems?

Where applicable, are officers aware of the dangers of free surface effects and of the possibility of structural damage caused by sloshing in cargo holds or ballast or FW tanks?

Are certificates available for all mooring ropes and wires? VIQ 9.1

Are there records of the inspection and maintenance of mooring ropes, wires and equipment?

Life Saving Equipment/ Third Officer

Are ship-specific life saving equipment training manuals available and updated?

Are ship-specific life-saving equipment maintenance instructions available and are weekly and monthly inspections being carried out?

Are muster lists and life jacket donning instructions displayed?

Is there a maintenance and test schedule for lifeboat, Rescue boat on-load release gear, davit launched life raft automatic release hooks, and free-fall lifeboat release system, where fitted.

Are lifeboats, including their equipment and launching mechanism, in good order?

Are lifeboat and life raft operating instructions displayed?

Is the rescue boat, including its equipment and launching arrangement, in good order?

Are life rafts in good order?

Are hydrostatic releases, where fitted, correctly attached and in good order?

Are lifebuoys, lights, buoyant lines, quick release mechanism and self-activating smoke floats in good order?

Are life jackets in good order?

Are immersion suits in good order?

Are pyrotechnics, including line throwing apparatus, in date and in good order?SOLAS lll/ 6.3, 18, SOLAS V/29

Are the locations of all life saving appliances marked with IMO symbols? IMO Res A.760, SOLAS lll/20.10

Fire Fighting Equipment / Third Officer / 4th Engineer

Are ship-specific fire training manuals available?SOLAS II-2/15.2.3.1,2,4

Are ship-specific fire safety operational booklets available?(SOLAS II-2/16.2,3)

Are ship-specific firefighting equipment maintenance instructions available and are weekly and monthly inspections being carried out?(MSC/ Circ 1432, SOLAS II-2/14)

Are the foam compound for foam applicator has expiry date and not expired?

Is a fire control plan exhibited within the accommodation, is a copy also available externally and is equipment correctly marked on it?(SOLAS II-2/15.2.4)

Are fire mains, pumps, hoses and nozzles in good order and available for immediate use?

Are isolating valves in fire system lines clearly marked and in good order?

Is the international shore fire connection readily available and is the location clearly marked?

Are fixed fire detection and alarm system in good order and tested regularly?

Are the fixed fire fighting extinguishing systems, where fitted, in good order and are clear operating instructions posted? (Ex. In paint store, ER, generator room etc )

Is the emergency fire pump in full operational condition and are starting instructions clearly displayed?

Are portable fire extinguishers in good order with operating instructions clearly marked?

Are firemen’s outfits and breathing apparatus in good order, fitted with pressurised air cylinders and ready for immediate use?

Are emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD’s) in the accommodation and engine room in good order and ready for immediate use?

Safety Management/Master/Chief Officer

Has the safety Officer been designated, trained to undertake this role and is there evidence to show that they are effectively performing duties associated with this role?

Are the ship’s officers familiar with the operation of fire fighting, lifesaving and other emergency equipment?

Is personal protective equipment such as boiler suits, safety footwear, eye and ear protection, safety harnesses and chemical protective equipment etc., provided and as required worn?

Are the ship’s officers familiar with the operation of fire fighting, lifesaving and other emergency equipment?

Are regular safety meetings held, are the minutes recorded and does the operator provide shore management responses?

Is there a record of reporting, investigation and close-out of accidents, incidents, non-conformities and near misses? Are the records in good order?

Are smoking regulations posted and being adhered to and are smoke rooms adequately identified?

Is there a record of familiarisation for new personnel?

Are drills for emergency procedures being carried out?

Are lifeboat and fire drills regularly held?

Is regular training in the use of life-saving equipment being undertaken?

Is there an evidence of compliance with Enclosed Space Procedures?

Are the portable gas and oxygen detectors in good order and is there a record of regular testing and calibration?

Are hot work procedures being followed in accordance with SMS?

Does the vessel have a garbage management plan and garbage record book and is the garbage record book being correctly completed?

Are procedures in place to carry out regular inspections of ballast tanks, FW tanks, void spaces, trunks, and cofferdams by the vessel’s personnel and are records maintained?

If a loading computer or programme is in use, is it class approved?

Are there records indicating that the operational accuracy of the load computer is tested regularly?

Is the stress and stability information included with the cargo plan and are any limitations understood by the officers?

Is the vessel free of inherent intact stability problems?

Where applicable, are officers aware of the dangers of free surface effects and of the possibility of structural damage caused by sloshing in cargo holds or ballast or FW tanks?

Are certificates available for all mooring ropes and wires? VIQ 9.1

Are there records of the inspection and maintenance of mooring ropes, wires and equipment?

Life Saving Equipment/ Third Officer

Are ship-specific life saving equipment training manuals available and updated?

Are ship-specific life-saving equipment maintenance instructions available and are weekly and monthly inspections being carried out?

Are muster lists and life jacket donning instructions displayed?

Is there a maintenance and test schedule for lifeboat, Rescue boat on-load release gear, davit launched life raft automatic release hooks, and free-fall lifeboat release system, where fitted.

Are lifeboats, including their equipment and launching mechanism, in good order?

Are lifeboat and life raft operating instructions displayed?

Is the rescue boat, including its equipment and launching arrangement, in good order?

Are life rafts in good order?

Are hydrostatic releases, where fitted, correctly attached and in good order?

Are lifebuoys, lights, buoyant lines, quick release mechanism and self-activating smoke floats in good order?

Are life jackets in good order?

Are immersion suits in good order?

Are pyrotechnics, including line throwing apparatus, in date and in good order?SOLAS lll/ 6.3, 18, SOLAS V/29

Are the locations of all life saving appliances marked with IMO symbols? IMO Res A.760, SOLAS lll/20.10

Fire Fighting Equipment / Third Officer / 4th Engineer

Are ship-specific fire training manuals available?SOLAS II-2/15.2.3.1,2,4

Are ship-specific fire safety operational booklets available?(SOLAS II-2/16.2,3)

Are ship-specific firefighting equipment maintenance instructions available and are weekly and monthly inspections being carried out?(MSC/ Circ 1432, SOLAS II-2/14)

Are the foam compound for foam applicator has expiry date and not expired?

Is a fire control plan exhibited within the accommodation, is a copy also available externally and is equipment correctly marked on it?(SOLAS II-2/15.2.4)

Are fire mains, pumps, hoses and nozzles in good order and available for immediate use?

Are isolating valves in fire system lines clearly marked and in good order?

Is the international shore fire connection readily available and is the location clearly marked?

Are fixed fire detection and alarm system in good order and tested regularly?

Are the fixed fire fighting extinguishing systems, where fitted, in good order and are clear operating instructions posted? (Ex. In paint store, ER, generator room etc )

Is the emergency fire pump in full operational condition and are starting instructions clearly displayed?

Are portable fire extinguishers in good order with operating instructions clearly marked?

Are firemen’s outfits and breathing apparatus in good order, fitted with pressurised air cylinders and ready for immediate use?

Are emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD’s) in the accommodation and engine room in good order and ready for immediate use?

Is the stress and stability information included with the cargo plan and are any limitations understood by the officers?

Is the stress and stability information included with the cargo plan and are any limitations understood by the officers?

If a loading computer or programme is in use, is it class approved?

Are procedures in place to carry out regular inspections of ballast tanks, FW tanks, void spaces, trunks, and cofferdams by the vessel’s personnel and are records maintained?

Are procedures in place to carry out regular inspections of ballast tanks, FW tanks, void spaces, trunks, and cofferdams by the vessel’s personnel and are records maintained?

Are procedures in place to carry out regular inspections of ballast tanks, FW tanks, void spaces, trunks, and cofferdams by the vessel’s personnel and are records maintained?

Are procedures in place to carry out regular inspections of ballast tanks, FW tanks, void spaces, trunks, and cofferdams by the vessel’s personnel and are records maintained?

Does the vessel have a garbage management plan and garbage record book and is the garbage record book being correctly completed?

Rounds

Are accommodation ventilation fan emergency stops clearly marked to indicate the spaces they serve and is there evidence of regular testing and maintenance?

Are fire flaps clearly marked to indicate the spaces they serve and is there evidence of regular testing and maintenance?

Are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on board for all the bunkers, paints and other products being handled and are all officers familiar with their use?

Are accommodation ladders, gangways, pilot ladders where fitted, in good order?

Are all means of access satisfactory, including the provision of a safety net, lifebuoy and line?

Are pilot boarding and access arrangements satisfactory?

Are means readily available for dealing with small oil spills?

Is the vessel free from any visible bulkhead, valve or pipeline leakage liable to cause pollution?

Is the condition of scupper plugs satisfactory and are scuppers effectively plugged?

Are drip trays in bunker manifold fitted with suitable drainage arrangements and are they empty.

Are unused bunker pipeline manifold fully bolted and are all drains and vents and unused gauge or sounding pipe suitably blanked or capped?

Does the vessel have adequate garbage storage and disposal facilities?

Are suitable spill containers fitted around all fuel, diesel and lubricating oil tank vents?

Are dedicated sludge pump free from any connection to a direct overboard discharge?

On vessel with forward machinery room or pump room, are they free of evidence of significant leaks from machinery pipe work, valve glands etc..clean and tidy, no excessive rust?

Are mooring satisfactory deployed and tended?

Are mooring lines secured to bits and turned up correctly? VIQ 9.7

Are all powered mooring lines correctly reeled on drums, secured on brakes and winches out of gear.

On split drum winches are all the lines made fast with no more than one layer on each tension side of the drum? (MEG 7.4.1)

Are all mooring lines stowed neatly to minimise tripping hazard and are mooring areas clear and unobstructed? VIQ 9.11

Are mooring winches, including winch foundations in good order? VIQ 9.12

Do brake linings, drum and pins appear to be in good order?

Are mooring lines in good order? VIQ 9.15

Are pedestal fairleads, roller fairleads, and other rollers well - greased and free to turn and are bitts and chocks free of grooving?

Is mooring equipment marked with its SWL?

Are windlass, anchors, locking bars and cables in good order and operating effectively?

Except whilst alongside, when locking bars should be in place, were the anchors cleared and ready for immediate use during port entry?

Are bitter end securing arrangements unobstructed and outside the chain locker?

Are the chain locker doors securely battened down?

Structural Condition

Is the hull free from visible structural defects that warrant further investigation?

Are weather decks free from visible structural defects that warrant further investigation?

Is the superstructure free from visible structural defects that warrant further investigation?

Are internal spaces free from visible structural defects that warrant further investigation?

If the cargo hold were sighted, were they in good order?

If any ballast tanks were sighted from deck, were they in good order?

Chief Engineer / 2nd Engineer

Are the Oil Record Book correctly completed?

Do the sludge and bilge tanks designated in form A or form B of the IOPP Certificate and those listed in the Oil Record Book, agree.?

Is the Oil Record Book free of any pollution incidents or violations?

Is the disposal of engine room oily water or sludge been recorded in Oil Record Books?

Are bunker pipelines tested annually? VIQ 6.21

Are Emergency Fire Pump Room or forward machinery bilge high level alarms fitted, regularly tested and the results recorded?

Are adequate arrangement provided for pipeline draining and the disposal of emergency fire pump room or forward machinery bilge accumulations?

Is the Oily Water Separator in good order and is there evidence of recent testing?

If the OWS has not operational, was the fact recorded in the Oil Record Book?

Are the engine room bilge oily water pumping and disposal arrangements in good order?

Are emergency bilge pumping arrangements ready for immediate use; is the emergency bilge suction clearly identified and, where fitted, is the emergency overboard discharge valve provided with a notice warning against accidental opening?

Are specific warning notices posted to safeguard against the accidental opening of the overboard discharge valve from the oily water separator?

If the oily water separator is not fitted with an automatic stopping device, do entries in the Oil Record Book indicate that it has not been used in a Special Area?

Are the arrangements for the disposal of steering compartment oily bilge water adequate?

Energy Efficiency / 2nd Engineer

Has the vessel a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)?

Cargo Operation

Are all officers familiar with cargo operations and carriage requirements?

Has a cargo plan been prepared and does it contain a detailed sequence of cargo operations and signed by officers?

Are all officers familiar with the procedure in case of emergency situation affecting the cargo? Failure of cargo hold ventilation, cattle fresh water supply, fodder shortage, flooding, unusual mortalities etc...

Is the pre-loading meeting carried out?

Are ballast/FW pumps, eductors, cargo hold drainage system, valves, bilges in good order?

Are the cargo hold ventilation system in good order? Vent flaps, open/close markings, spare motors, spare impeller etc..

Are portable measuring equipment in good order? Hygrometer, Thermal scanner, Lux meter, Airflow meter in good order?

Are cargo hold hatches in good order? Hay hatch, Camel hatch, escape hatch

Are primary and secondary switch board room in good order?

Are crew familiar with the proper application of pestigas?

Are cargo hold cleaning equipment in good condition? Fixed and portable high pressure machines, tapered hoses, PPE

Are cranes and other lifting equipment properly marked, tested and inspected as per PMS?

Is there a record of regular testing of cattle drink water salinity? Is salinometer in good order?

Is the SILO tank in good condition, watertight and no sign of water ingress? (SILO top deck not rusty)

Are the livestock containment structures in good order? Pens, posts, railings, gates, pins, deck plates, ramps, ramp doors, etc..

Are hydraulic sliding doors and manual doors operational and in good order?

Are AMSA critical spares complete and record of inventory available?

Are fire fighting equipment inside the cargo holds in good order? Fire extinguishers not rusty, fire lines and hydrants are not rusty and leaking.

Can the RO plant produce fresh water to its designed capacity?

Engine and Steering Compartments

Are the duties of the watch-standing officers and ratings clearly defined? VIQ 11.2

If the machinery space is certified for unmanned operation, is it being operated in that mode? VIQ 11.3

If the machinery space is being operated manned, are there sufficient Engineers on board?

Has the Chief Engineer written his own standing orders and have the watch Engineers countersigned the standing and night orders as read and understood? VIQ 11.5

Are there documented procedures that address engine room entry requirements when operating in the UMS mode, and are the personnel on board aware of these requirements? VIQ 11.6

Is the dead man alarm system, where fitted, in good order and used as required? VIQ 11.7

Is the engine room log book adequately maintained? VIQ 11.8

Are the procedures to restart essential equipment? VIQ 11.9

Is there a record of testing fuel, lubricating and hydraulic oil, and is there a procedure in place to take into account the results?VIQ 11.10

Are detailed bunker transfer instructions available?VIQ 11.11

Is the vessel able to safely comply with SECA/ECA legislation or other local requirements regarding use of low sulphur fuels in boilers?VIQ 11.12

Are written instructions provided to control the change from residual to low-sulphur fuels? VIQ 11.13

Planned Maintenance

Is a planned maintenance system being followed and is it up to date? VIQ 11.14

Is a comprehensive and up to date inventory of spare parts being maintained?11.15

Safety Management

Is an engineer’s call alarm fitted and is it in good order and tested regularly and the results recorded? VIQ 11.16

Are emergency escape routes effectively marked, unobstructed and adequately lit?VIQ 11.17

Is the level of lighting in all areas of the engine room satisfactory?VIQ 11.18

Do records indicate the regular testing of emergency equipment?VIQ 11.19

Is the fuel system fitted with valves that are capable of being closed from outside the machinery space and are they regularly tested and in good order? SOLAS ll - 2.4.2.2.3.4

Are Engine room emergency stops for ventilation fans clearly marked and do records indicate that they have been regularly tested? VIQ 11.21

Are diesel engine high and low pressure fuel delivery pipes adequately jacketed or screened? Solas ll-2/4.2.2.5.2

Are diesel engine exhausts and other hot surfaces in the vicinity of fuel, diesel, lubricating and hydraulic oil pipes protected against spray?(SOLAS ll-2/4.2.2.6.1,2)

Are hot surfaces, particularly Diesel engines, free of any evidence of fuel, diesel and lubricating oil? VIQ 11.24

Are purifier rooms and fuel and lubricating oil handling areas ventilated and clean? VIQ 11.25

If the Class notation allows UMS operation, are main engine bearing temperature monitors, or the crankcase oil mist detector, in good order?( SOLAS ll-1/47.2)

Are the main switchboard, alternators, and other electrical equipment satisfactorily protected from water spray? VIQ 11.28

Is deck insulation provided to the front and rear of medium power (220V and above) electrical switchboard and is it in good order?(SOLAS ll-1/45.2)

Are gauge glass closing devices on oil tanks of a self-closing, fail-safe type and not inhibited? VIQ 11.30

Are self-closing sounding devices to double bottom tanks in good order and closed? VIQ 11.31

Is all moving machinery provided with effective guards where this present a hazard? VIQ 11.32

Do engine room machine tools have adequate eye protection available? VIQ 11.33

Are records maintained for the regular inspection and testing of lifting devices? VIQ 11.34

Is an inspection and maintenance programme in place for other lifting equipment such as wire slings?VIQ 11.35

Is all loose gear in the machinery spaces, stores and steering compartment properly secured?VIQ 11.36

Are machinery spaces and steering compartments clean and free from obvious leaks and is the overall standard of housekeeping and fabric maintenance satisfactory?VIQ 37

Are bilges free of oil, rubbish and sediment?VIQ 11.38

Is the bilge high level alarm regularly tested and are records maintained?VIQ 11.39

Are seawater pumps, sea chests and associated pipework in good order and free of hard rust and temporary repairs, particularly outboard of the ship-side valves?VIQ 11.40

Machinery status

Are the following, where applicable, all in good order and do they appear to be well maintained?

The Main Engine?

Auxiliary Engines including Shaft generator?

Boilers, including waste heat and domestic boilers?

Compressor including main instrument and emergency air compressors?

Purifiers and fuel oil handling equipment?

Sewage Plant?

Bilge pumping arrangement and Oily Water Separator?

Pipework, including steam, fuel, lubricating oil, seawater, sewage, drain and air pipes, etc.

Refrigeration and air conditioning machinery?

Hydraulic pumps?

Ventilation fans and trunking?

Stern tube sealing arrangement?

Any other items of machinery including stand-by machinery?

Burners, tubes, uptakes, exhaust manifolds and spark arrestors (if fitted)?

Are Engineers familiar with the procedure for taking over the controls for manoeuvring the vessel from the bridge in an emergency? VIQ 11.42

Are concise starting instructions for the emergency generator clearly displayed?VIQ 11.43

Is the emergency generator reserve fuel tank provided with sufficient fuel? SOLAS II-1/43.2

Is all electrical equipment including junction boxes and cable runs in good order?

Are switchboard free of significant earth faults?

Steering compartment

Has the emergency steering gear been tested within the past three months and are the results recorded? SOLAS V 26.4

Are emergency steering gear changeovers procedures clearly displayed in the steering compartment and in the wheelhouse? SOLAS V 26.3.1

Are officers familiar with operation of the steering gear in the emergency mode?SOLAS V 26.3.2

Is the steering gear emergency reserve tank fully charged? SOLAS II-1/29.12.3

Are the arrangement for the provision of heading information adequate? SOLAS 74 V/12 and SOLAS 2004 V / 19.2.5.2

Are the communication with the bridge satisfactory? VIQ 11.53

Is the rudder angle indicator clearly visible at the emergency steering position? VIQ 11.54

Is access to steering gear unobstructed?VIQ 11.55

Is the steering gear compartment fitted with suitable handrails, gratings or other non-slip surfaces? SOLAS II-1/29.13.2

General Appearance and Condition

Is the general condition, visual appearance and cleanliness of the hull satisfactory?VIQ 12.1

Are hull markings clearly indicated and correctly placed? SOLAS XI-1/3.4, 3.5.1,2

Is the general condition, visual appearance and cleanliness of the weather decks satisfactory?VIQ 12.3

Do decks in working areas have clearly identified non-slip surfaces? VIQ 12.4

Is the general condition of service pipework satisfactory and is it free from significant corrosion and pitting and soft patches or other temporal repairs? VIQ 12.5

Are pipe stands, clamps, supports and expansion arrangement satisfactory? VIQ 12.6

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.