First Impressions

Status of Vessel

Status of vessel (marina, shipyard, drydocked, tented etc):

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General impression of vessel:

General condition of vessel appears professional, clean & organized.

The gangway and moorings are in good condition and rigged as required.

There is a visitor/contractor log in use.

Safety

Safety culture on board is of paramount importance

Procedures are available for all potential emergency situations.

The Muster List is up to date and meets SOLAS requirements.

Fire Control plans are up to date and reflect the equipment on board. Fire plans are identical in all locations.

All personnel are familiar with:
- the alarm signals
- their muster station
- their duties in case of an emergency

A program for Drills and Exercises is in place (including all identified potential emergency situations).

All emergency equipment is well maintained and ready for use.

Emergency escapes are free from any obstruction.

Emergency contact details for the company are readily available.

Emergency contact details for the port - including Agent, P&I Club, Port Control/Harbor Master, Pollution Control and emergency services are readily available.

Medical kit & equipment is adequately stocked & in good working order.

Captain & Bridge

Vessel Documentation

Positive general impression of the wheelhouse/bridge and organization of the vessel's paperwork and business procedures.

Vessel logbooks correct & up-to-date.

Medical fitness certificates are available for all personnel.

Crew members have received mandatory familiarization and other required training.

Vessel certification & documentation hardcopies properly organized & maintained.

Safety forms & checklists for standard operating procedures are correctly used.

Work and rest hours are recorded as required and accurate records are available.

Captain's command

Captain shows good command and authority over the crew.

Crew morale is good & crew display purpose in their work.

Crew display respect towards the captain.

Outline any Captain concerns or comments.

Deck Department

Deck Department overview

Positive general impression of the deck department organization & working procedures.

Inspection & maintenance of safety & lifesaving appliances are carried out.

Inspection & maintenance of all deck equipment, machinery and structures are carried out.

Ongoing worklist is organized & kept up-to-date.

Sufficient spare parts are available in accordance with the requirements of the management system for the safe operation of the vessel.

Security of vessel is managed & security equipment is in good working order.

Housekeeping, cleanliness and hygiene are satisfactory in all areas.

Outline any Chief Officer concerns or comments.

Engineering Department

Engineering Department overview

Positive general impression of the engineering department organization & working procedures.

Inspection & maintenance of safety & critical equipment is carried out.

Inspection & maintenance of all deck equipment, machinery and structures are carried out.

Ongoing worklist is organized & kept up-to-date.

Non-conformities are tracked and corrected in short order. There are no serious outstanding non-conformities.

Sufficient spare parts are available in accordance with the requirements of the management system for the safe operation of the vessel.

Engineering log book, and Oil Record Book, are correctly filled out & kept up to date.

Housekeeping, cleanliness and hygiene are satisfactory in all areas.

Outline any Chief Engineer concerns or comments.

Interior & Galley Departments

Interior Department overview

Positive general impression of the interior department organization & working procedures.

Ongoing worklist is organized & kept up-to-date.

Housekeeping, cleanliness and hygiene are satisfactory in all areas.

Outline any Chief Stewardess concerns or comments.

Galley Department overview

Positive general impression of the galley organization and working procedures.

Crew report that food is of a satisfactory quality.

Housekeeping, cleanliness and hygiene are satisfactory in all areas.

Outline any Chef concerns or comments.

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