OVIQ CHECKLIST

3.0 CREW AND CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

Are both crew and contractors required to comply with the vessel/unit's safety management systems in full?

Is there a process in place to ensure that any proposed bridging documents integrate effectively with the vessel/unit's safety management system?

Are both crew and contractors required to comply with the vessel/unit's drug and alcohol policy and testing regime?

Is the drug and alcohol policy based on 'zero tolerance' (requiring zero Blood alcohol content (BAC) and zero drug content) for all on board the vessel/unit?

Is Master familiar with company's policy regarding 'for cause' and 'post incident' testing requirement?

Does the operator have a policy for unannounced drug and alcohol testing?

Is there a common language stipulated and is the safety management system documentation in this common language?

Is there a system for ensuring communications between contractors, the vessel/unit's crew and third parties?

Does the manning level meet or exceed that required by the Minimum Safe Manning Document?

Are the marine crew members appropriately qualified for the operations and equipment on board?

Is there a competence assessment process for the marine crew on board?

Does the company operate a formal appraisal system for marine crew?

Do all crew members hold appropriate and valid certification and is this verified on joining vessel?

Do all personnel maintain hours of rest records and are the hours of rest in compliance with MLC or STCW requirements?

Have the Master and/or any officers with direct responsibility for ship handling received appropriate formal training in ship handling for the type of vessel/unit?

If the Master has been newlyhired within the last 12 months, did he receive appropriate precommand training, including documented understanding of the Company's expectations?

Have all the deck officers received documented training and competence assessment for the navigational equipment fitted on board?

Are the company medical procedures implemented on board?

Are Food handlers trained?

Is there evidence of training contractors in the content of the vessel/unit's safety management system?

Is there evidence of all contractors being familiarised with the vessel/unit's emergency procedures and requirements?

Are contractors encouraged to be involved in the vessel/unit's safety management processes, such as safety meetings?

Is there evidence that contractor staff have appropriate training, rules of engagement and operational procedures for their plant, equipment and work scope onboard?

Is there evidence that operator verify the adequacy of contractor's equipment prior first use?

Have any additional hazards associated with contractor's operations and equipment been identified and risk assessed and appropriate control measures put in place?

Do contractors supply appropriate PPE?

Additional Comments

4.0 NAVIGATION

Is there evidence that operator's navigation instructions and procedures are implemented on board?

Do the vessel operating procedures require a minimum of two crew members, one being the Master or a suitably qualified and experienced officer, to be on the bridge throughout operations alongside an installation?

Is there evidence that the 500 meters safety zone entry procedure is applied on board?

Are checklists, such as those for prearrival, predeparture, 500 m zone, watch handover and pilotMaster interchange being completed?

Does the vessel documented procedures clearly identify the actions to be followed when changing the maneuvering position on the bridge, taking into account the physical location of the vessel in relation to the platform and/or the engine/generator status?

Is operator's guidance on minimum under keel clearance and squat implemented onboard?

Are deck log books correctly maintained and is an adequate record being kept of all the navigational activities both at Sea and in Port?

Are records maintained of preventive fire and security rounds completed after each watch?

Are the vessel/unit’s maneuvering characteristics displayed on the bridge?

Are there documented and clearly identified steering mode change over procedures in place?

Has the Master written his own standing orders and if applicable night orders?

Have the deck officers countersigned the Master’s standing and night orders as being read and understood?

Are heading reference system errors checked and recorded?

Has a system been established to ensure that nautical publications and charts, paper and/or electronic, for the intended voyage are on board, current and corrected uptodate?

If fitted, are Master and deck officers familiar with the operation of the ECDIS onboard?

If the vessel is provided with an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) does it meet the requirements of SOLAS and is an approved backup system provided?

Is a lookout maintained at all times when the vessel/unit is at sea?

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

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

Do documented procedures clearly prohibit the use of offshore installations as way points?

During Port Entry and Departure, was the position of the vessel/unit monitored ?

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

Is all navigation equipment in good order?

Are navigation lights in good order?

Are procedures in place and evidence available to ensure the Master / Chief Engineer has a documented handover?

Additional Comments

5.0 SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Is contact details of the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) or appropriate shorebased contact clearly posted onboard?

Has a vessel/unit safety officer been designated and trained to undertake this role?

Are the vessel/unit's officers familiar with the operation of fire fighting, lifesaving and other emergency equipment?

Is personal protective equipment provided and available spares on board?

Are the PPE requirements for tasks clearly defined and worn as required?

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

Does the vessel/unit have documented procedures for Man Overboard scenarios?

Are there records on board showing that accidents, incidents, nonconformities, including breaches of regulations and near misses, are reported, investigated and closed out?

Have officers responsible for incident investigation on board received incident investigation training?

Are smoking restrictions in place and are they being adhered to?

Is all loose gear on deck, in stores and in internal spaces properly secured?

Is there a risk Assessment System in place for the carriage and handling of chemicals?

Does the safety management system contain procedures to address the control of hazardous substances used on board the vessel/unit?

Does the Vessel/Unit Safety Officer undertake periodic inspection of all areas?

If there a safety observation programme implemented on board?

Is the hospital clean and tidy and ready for immediate use?

Is an alarm system fitted in the hospital and is it regularly tested?

Is there an appropriately qualified individual designated to provide medical care on board?

Is there a system for verifying and checking medical stores?

Are first aid kits readily available and subjected to regular inspection to confirm their contents?

If cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) equipment is carried, including oxygen resuscitators and/or defibrillators, is it regularly tested?

Are personnel familiar with CPR equipment carried on board?

Is medical advice available 24hrs a day?

Is there a formal medical evacuation plan in place?

Are medical drills carried out at periodic intervals?

Is there a documented procedure in place for the management of change?

Is there evidence to demonstrate that the MoC process is being properly applied?

If any equipment required by operations is retrofitted or temporarily installed, is there a formal process for assessing the integrity of connections to the vessel/unit's systems?

Is there evidence that new personnel, including contractors, receive safety induction?

Are emergency drills being carried out regularly?

Is regular training in the use of lifesaving equipment being undertaken and are appropriate records maintained for each person on board?

Does the vessel/unit have an approved Ships Security Plan (SSP)?

If vessel/unit has an approved SSP, has a ship security officer been designated and do they hold appropriate certification?

If the vessel/unit is NOT required to have an approved Ships Security Plan (SSP) because of vessel/unit's tonnage or trading area, are there Security Procedures in place?

Is a deck watch being maintained to prevent unauthorized access?

If required, are security drills carried out at regular intervals?

Are officers aware of the function of the ship security alert system and how to operate it?

Does the vessel/unit operate a documented permit to work (PTW) system?

Does the PTW system specify roles and responsibilities?

Is there a register recording permits issued and isolations performed?

Are the period of validity and requirements for revalidation specified on the permit?

Do personnel receive formal training in the use of the PTW system?

Does the PTW system include an audit process?

Does the PTW or SMS include a "Stop the Job" policy or statement?

Is there evidence that an effective isolation process is implemented on board as part of the PTW system?

Are documented procedures in place to ensure safe work on high voltage systems and do they address appropriate access arrangements?

If the vessel/unit has high voltage equipment, are staff suitably trained to perform maintenance on it?

Is there evidence that hot work procedures are implemented on board?

If electric welding equipment is provided, is it in good order, inspected regularly and are written safety guidelines available on site?

If gas welding and burning equipment is provided, is it inspected regularly and in good order?

Are spare oxygen and acetylene cylinders stored apart in a dedicated storage and is the storage in a clearly marked, wellventilated position outside the accommodation and machinery spaces?

Are there documented procedures in place covering the use of portable electrical equipment on deck?

Is there an effective inspection and testing program in place to ensure that all portable electrical equipment used on board is maintained in a satisfactory condition and included in the vessel PMS?

Are all spaces that are classed as 'enclosed spaces' identified and clearly marked?

Is there evidence that enclosed space entry procedures are implemented on board?

Are portable gas and oxygen analysers provided appropriate to the vessel/unit's operations and are they calibrated and in good order?

Are personnel onboard trained in the use and calibration of portable oxygen and gas analyzers?

Is there evidence that working at height or overside work procedures are implemented on board?

Are up to date records maintained for the regular inspection, maintenance and testing of all lifting equipment/devices?

Are test certificates available onboard for all items of loose lifting equipment and are they subject to inspection and maintenance programme?

Are safety devices associated with lifting appliances fully operational?

Are cranes, derricks, pad eyes and other securing points clearly marked with their SWL?

Are all items of lifting gear marked with a unique identification?

Is a colourcoding or alternative system in use to identify inspected lifting equipment?

Is there a programme for routine testing, i.e. startup, daily, weekly and monthly checks of lifting equipment?

Is there a documented procedure requiring that all lifting operations are properly planned?

Does the vessel/unit have a system in place for the quarantine of damaged or uncertified lifting equipment?

Are any personnel elevators (lifts) onboard the vessel included in the vessel/unit's PMS and in good order?

Does the vessel/unit have documented procedures for transfer of personnel offshore?

Are all personnel transfer equipment subject to an inspection and certification regime?

Have all personnel involved in lifting/man riding operations been trained and certified to carry out such operations?

Where fitted, is the offshore personnel gangway certified and subject to an inspection programme?

Is there a formal check system for confirming who crosses the gangway, and is there an effective back up check system to ensure discrepancies are raised and addressed?

If the gangway is stabilised, does the control function use a dedicated crew?

Are vessel/unitspecific lifesaving equipment training manuals available?

Are vessel/unitspecific lifesaving equipment maintenance instructions available and are weekly and monthly inspections being carried out?

Are muster lists displayed onboard?

Is there a maintenance and test schedule for lifeboat, Rescue boat onload release gear, davit launched liferaft automatic release hooks, and freefall lifeboat release systems, where fitted?

If vessel/unit has lifeboats, are the lifeboats, including their equipment and launching mechanisms, in good order?

Are lifeboat (if fitted) and liferaft operating instructions displayed?

If vessel/unit has a rescue boat, is the rescue boat, including its equipment and launching arrangement available for use and in good order?

Are liferafts in good order and within due date?

Are hydrostatic releases, where fitted, correctly attached?

Are survival craft portable VHF radios and Search and Rescue Radar Transponders (SART’s) in good order and charged?

Are lifebuoys, lights, buoyant lines, quick release mechanisms and selfactivating smoke floats in good order?

Are lifejackets in good order?

Are lifejacket donning instructions displayed?

If vessel is outfitted with immersion suits, are the immersion suits available for use and free of defects ?

Are pyrotechnics, including line throwing apparatus, in date and in good order?

Are the locations of life saving appliances marked with IMO or equivalent certifying authority symbols ?

Is the LSA plan seen to be up to date and represent the current arrangements on the Vessel/Unit?

Are vessel/unitspecific fire training manuals available?

Are vessel/unitspecific fire fighting equipment maintenance instructions available and are weekly and monthly inspections being carried out?

Are records available to show that samples of foam compound have been tested at regular intervals?

Is a fire control plan exhibited within the accommodation, is a copy available externally and is equipment correctly marked on it?

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

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

Are fixed fire detection and alarm systems, if fitted, in good order and tested regularly?

Are fixed fire extinguishing systems, where fitted, in good order and are clear operating instructions posted?

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, provided with fully charged cylinders and ready for immediate use?

If fitted, are emergency escape breathing devices in good order and ready for immediate use?

Are accommodation and ventilation fan emergency stops in good order and clearly marked to indicate the spaces they serve?

Are fire flaps in good order and clearly marked to indicate the spaces they serve?

If vessel has FiFi notation, is the associated equipment in good order?

Are Fire Doors Operational and part of a planned maintenance and inspection regime ?

Is a safe means of access provided, including, where appropriate, the provision of a gangway, accommodation ladder, pilot ladder, safety net, lifebuoy and line?

Does the vessel/unit have a set of documented procedures/guidance for helicopter winching operations?

Where the vessel/unit is not fitted with a helideck, and Chapter 14 is not applicable, does the vessel/unit have a set of procedures/guidance for helicopter winching operations in the event that they may need to be enacted?

Additional Comments

6.0 POLLUTION PREVENTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Is the Engine Room (Part I) Oil Record Book (ORB) and, if applicable, Part 2, correctly completed?

Are controls in place to manage ozone depleting substances in compliance with MARPOL or local requirements?

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 Part I, agree?

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

If the disposal of engine room oily water or sludge to a shore facility has taken place, has the event been recorded in the Engine Room Oil Record Book, did the vessel/unit receive a statement or certificate of disposal from the shore facility and did it state the quantity disposed?

Are thruster seals free of hydraulic leaks?

Are there containment arrangements fitted around hydraulic machinery in case of leaks?

Is there evidence that the oily water separator control system and engine room bilge oily water separator/filtering system is maintained in good working 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 there any bilge spaces pumped directly overboard and are appropriate arrangements in place to monitor and prevent "contaminants" being discharged overboard ?

Is an approved MARPOL Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) or Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plan (SMPEP) provided?

Is the IMO Coastal Contact List up to date and is the Master aware of port contact procedures ?

Is there evidence that the vessel/unit has carried out regular drills and that the contents of the SOPEP/SMPEP Manual have been reviewed?

Is there evidence of a pretransfer conference being held between the vessel/unit and the receiving/discharging facility before the transfer of Bulk Liquids begins?

Are spill containment arrangements provided in way of bulk transfer manifolds?

Are manifold spill containers, if provided, empty and are the drainage arrangements satisfactory?

If carried, are the hoses and connections used for the transfer of bulk liquids free of defects?

If carried, are all transfer hoses routinely tested?

Are transfer hoses fitted with lifting saddles and stowed in racks?

If carried on board, are transfer hoses fitted with flotation collars?

Does the vessel/unit have an approved ballast water and sediments management plan?

Are records being maintained of all ballast water exchanges?

Does the vessel/unit have a garbage management plan and has garbage been handled and disposed of in accordance with MARPOL?

Has the Garbage Record Book been correctly completed?

Are controls in place to ensure that sewage treatment plant discharges comply with MARPOL or local requirements?

Additional Comments

7.0 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?

Where deck sheathing exists, are records available regarding removal of sheathing and checking of deck and sheathing condition?

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 there has been any significant structural damage to the vessel/unit, have repairs been undertaken to the satisfaction of an attending Class surveyor?

If the vessel has any throughhull penetrations, are they in good order and subjected to Class approval?

Is there a designated person responsible for cargo and/or ballast operations?

Are stability records maintained on board in line with the operators procedures?

Is an approved stability book available onboard that includes both intact and damage stability scenarios?

Is a class/flag approved loading stability computer/software package in use?

Are there records indicating that the operational accuracy of the stability computer/software package is tested regularly?

Is the vessel/unit free from any known stability limitations as noted in the stability book?

Is there a system of verifying and recording the calibration of tank gauging systems and level alarms ?

Do documented procedures require checking of differences between actual and calculated displacements and are records maintained?

Are chain lockers, or other spaces at risk of flooding fitted permanently installed means to pump out?

Has the vessel/unit's Classification society or certifying authority been involved in assessing/approving any structural modifications to the vessel/unit?

If applicable, are the vessel/unit's Master and Officers fully aware of the changes to stability information as a result of the structural or plant modifications?

If structural modifications have been undertaken, do they agree with the details recorded on the OVPQ?

Additional Comments

8.0 OPERATION SURVEY

Are there documented procedures and general safety arrangements in place for activities on the exposed working decks?

Are arrangements in place for securing survey equipment on the working deck?

Are risk assessments carried out for all survey operations?

Does the vessel/unit's Permit to Work/LockoutTagout documented procedure cover all survey equipment?

Are communications, including backup systems, suitable for operations on the working deck?

Is fire detection/fire fighting equipment provided for seismic equipment and is it in good working order?

Are there specific documented procedures and equipment that address streamer oil spills?

Are documented procedures in place addressing the safety of High Pressure operations?

Are effective documented procedures in place to address streamer handling?

Are effective emergency procedures in place that address streamer handling activities?

Is the vessel equipped with emergency stop buttons for streamer winches and hydraulic equipment, are they in good order and regularly tested?

Are documented procedures in place for the use of small boats that include working from them, personnel transfer and the launch and recovery?

Is the equipment listed in the guidance available for use during small boat operations?

Is survey gear lifting equipment in good order, certified and regularly inspected?

Are there documented procedures covering the storage, handling and disposal of lithium batteries?

Are suitable safety arrangements in place on working deck to protect personnel against moving and/or high voltage machinery?

Are there suitable guards in place across stern ?

Is the survey control system integrated/connected with vessel/unit’s bridge?

Does the vessel/unit have a Crew competence/training matrix that addresses Survey operations?

Does the vessel/unit have a competence matrix that addresses maintenance activities associated with the Survey equipment?

Are the instrument rooms / laboratories suitably designed, protected and in good order?

Are there documented procedures and general safety arrangements in place for activities on the exposed working decks?

Are arrangements in place for securing survey equipment on the working deck?

Are risk assessments carried out for all survey operations?

Does the vessel/unit's Permit to Work/LockoutTagout documented procedure cover all survey equipment?

Are communications, including backup systems, suitable for operations on the working deck?

Are documented procedures in place for the use of small boats that include working from them, personnel transfer and the launch and recovery?

Is there a written documented procedure for transducer deployment and recovery?

Is survey gear lifting equipment in good order, certified and regularly inspected?

Are there documented procedures for the launching and recovery of survey equipment, including use of checklists?

Do stability calculations address the impact of lifting operations associated with seabed activities?

Are the instrument rooms / laboratories suitably designed, protected and in good order?

Is the geotechnical control system integrated/connected with vessel/unit's bridge?

Does the vessel/unit have a Crew competence/training matrix that addresses Geotechnical operations?

Does the vessel/unit have a competence matrix that addresses maintenance activities associated with the Geotechnical equipment?

Are video monitoring facilities for critical positions/operations of the geotechnical system in good order?

Does the vessel/unit or dive spread module have a valid Dive System Safety Certificate?

Has the system been surveyed in the last 12 months and has the Dive System Safety

Certificate had its annual endorsement?

Are procedures in place for the control of the storage, handling and connection of breathing gas cylinders?

Are all parts of the diving system that are sited on deck protected from the sea, icing or any damage that may result from other activities on board the vessel/unit?

Has an evaluation been carried out to ensure the vessel/unit will have sufficient intact and residual dynamic stability in all load conditions whilst the diving system and auxiliary equipment are installed on the vessel/unit?

Has an evaluation of the strength and load distribution on the deck of the vessel/unit been carried out with respect to diving system and auxiliary equipment placement?

Has an evaluation of the sea fastening arrangement for the diving system, including auxiliary equipment, been carried out with respect to dynamic loading with vessel movement, including survival condition of the vessel/unit?

Is the diving system and habitat protected from the effects of fire?

Where pressure vessels are situated in enclosed spaces, is a manually actuated water spray system provided to cool and protect such pressure vessels?

Where pressure vessels are situated on open decks, are sufficient means in place to provide a water spray?

Has the safety and integrity of the electrical connection of the diving system to the vessel/unit's system been formally assessed?

Is the integrity of the electrical power supply to the diving system ensured in an emergency?

Is the communication system arranged for direct twoway communication between the dive control stand and the bridge or DP control room and is a suitable backup system available?

Have periodic training drills of the hyperbaric rescue system been carried out?

Has the hyperbaric rescue unit been launched for test at annual survey or within the last 6 months as per IMCA guidelines?

Where the primary means of launching depends on the ship's main power supply, is a secondary and independent launching arrangement provided?

Have calculations been conducted to evaluate the dynamic snatch and impact loadings that may be encountered by the hyperbaric rescue unit on launch and recovery, in particular taking into consideration freeboard, sea height and worst case of trim and list?

Do brakes on the handling system engage automatically in the event of power failure and are they provided with manual means of release?

Are risk assessments carried out for all Diving operations?

Where diving equipment is situated on the working deck are there effective arrangements in place for securing it?

Is the vessel certified for oil recovery operations?

Has the Classification society approved an Oil Recovery Operations (ORO) Manual?

Are tanks for recovered oil ready for immediate use?

Is cabinet for electric supply to oil recovery equipment easily accessible and placed in a protected area?

If fitted, is equipment such as booms, skimmers, air hoses for inflating boom, etc. well maintained?

If oil recovery equipment is not permanently fitted, are attachments for equipment or doubling plates welded to steel deck maintained and in good condition?

If fitted, are liquid dispersant systems in good condition and are the crew familiar with the documented procedures for the use and operation of the system?

Have personnel been trained in oil recovery operations?

Are safety arrangements relating to the recovery and handling of hydrocarbons in place?

Are recovered oil tanks (fixed and portable) provided with suitable ventilation arrangements?

Has the oil recovery equipment been tested in exercises regularly?

Are documented procedures in place for the use of small boats that include working from them, personnel transfer and the launch and recovery?

Are risk assessments carried out for all Oil Recovery operations?

Does the vessel/unit have a competence/training matrix that addresses crane and ballast control operations?

Does the company have documented procedures in place to ensure that the Master is provided with necessary prevoyage guidance?

Does the vessel/unit have a competence/training matrix that addresses crane and lifting gear maintenance activities?

Is there an effective lifting equipment management system in place?

Are all lifting operations formally risk assessed?

Are there documented procedures and general safety arrangements in place for activities on the exposed working decks?

Do the emergency procedures cover additional risks associated with the vessel/unit's heavy lift operations?

Is there a competent person in charge of ballast control and stability calculations?

Can the Ballast Control Operators (BCO's) demonstrate knowledge of the vessel/unit's ballast system, the control of free surface effects and the consequences of inadvertent ballast shift?

Is the stress and stability information included with the plan for current operations; have stability and where applicable, stress calculations been performed for the current operation and do the BCO's understand any limitations?

Is there an inclinometer located near the ballast control panel?

Are draft gauges operating correctly?

Is there a system for training and drills covering the stability issues associated with ballast, bilge and crane systems, in both normal and emergency conditions?

Is there a system of verifying and recording the calibration of tank gauging systems and level alarms ?

Is there a system for recording changes to the vessel/unit's lightweight condition?

Are lightweight changes effectively incorporated into stability calculations?

Are the ballast and bilge systems covered by an FME

Is there a system for controlling the override of bilge and ballast system alarms?

Is access to the ballast control panel restricted?

Is the ballast control position attended continuously during lift operations?

Are all watertight doors, hatches and other openings on or near submersible decks in good order?

Is there a positive feedback/checklist system for ensuring all such openings are secure for appropriate stages of the operation?

Is access to crane controls restricted?

Is the main crane control console continuously attended by a qualified crane operator when lifting?

Is there a system for monitoring crane status during use and when stowed?

Are crane alarm systems all operational and in good order?

Are there at least two ballast pumps available to pump out each ballast tank?

Are pumproom emergency bilge suction valves clearly marked, fitted with a position indicator and capable of remote operation?

Is the emergency bilge suction and pump tested and are records maintained?

Is the vessel classed for anchor handling

Does the vessel carry out risk assessments for each specific operation?

Does the vessel have contingency plans for operations associated with anchor handling?

Does the vessel have displayed on the bridge a document to show the acceptable vertical and horizontal transverse force/tensions to which the vessel can be exposed?

Is there a notice posted on the bridge giving instructions for emergency release procedures?

Are emergency release systems regularly tested and records maintained?

Does the vessel operating manual have a written procedure for safe anchor handling operations in differing water depths?

Does the vessel operating manual include written procedures for SIMOPS and tandem vessel operations?

Is all anchor handling equipment secured when not in use?

Does the vessel's operating procedure define a minimum of two deck officers capable of taking control of the vessel to be on the bridge throughout anchor handling operations?

Is there a minimum freeboard requirement for safety on deck, is it specified in the anchor handling manual?

Has the effect of slack tanks been addressed within the stability manual?

Do documented procedures address the use of antiroll tanks during anchor handling?

Is there recorded evidence of regular testing, inspection and maintenance of all anchor handling equipment?

Does the vessel have a tension gauge and/or tension limiter to monitor bollard pull and is it regularly calibrated?

Are bollard pull figures available for when power is diverted to transverse thrusters or other large power consumers?

If anchor handling pennant is not fitted with quick release, does the vessel have cutting gear readily available?

Are tugger winches and wires in a satisfactory condition?

Does the vessel have lifesaving appliances that are immediately accessible on the stern?

Does the Master, Bridge Officers and Deck Personnel have appropriate anchor handling training and experience?

Are records available confirming the formal training of winch operators?

Where winches are not visible from the bridge, is there a system in place to enable remote monitoring?

Is there evidence of anchor handling operations planning?

Are communications between the bridge and working deck, including backup systems, in working order?

Are anchor handling winch and wire/chain stopper in good order and reported to be fully operational?

Are safe areas beyond the crash barriers clear of obstructions and easily accessible to the crew from the working deck?

Is deck sheathing free of defects?

Is the vessel classed/certified for Towing and/or Pushing operations?

Is the vessel's fendering in good condition?

Is tow winch, including associated hoses and brake linings, in good order?

Does the vessel maintain a towing log in accordance with IMO guidelines?

Does the vessel adhere to the IMO guidelines with regard to the minimum breaking load (MBL) of the towline?

Does the vessel have procedures, including contingency plans, in place that address towing and pushing activities?

Does the vessel have a searchlight that can be directed from the vessel's main steering

Does the vessel carry a spare towline, stretchers, shackles and associated equipment that meet all the requirements for the main gear?

Is the towing winch equipped with two drums and a redundant drive mechanism or equivalent procedures?

Are all wire rope terminations on board made with hard eyes with evidence that socketing has been done by a competent person?

Is the winch fitted with equipment to measure the tension of the towline and is the information displayed in the wheelhouse?

Is a tow winch brake alarm fitted and audible in the wheelhouse?

Are records of inspection and service of the towline available on board?

Does the vessel Operator have an adequate replacement policy with valid certificates for the towing line(s) in use?

If using HMPE, is the contact surface for the HMPE tow line clean and sufficiently smooth to avoid damage to tow line?

If applicable is there a system for prevention of chafing of the towwire?

If applicable, does the vessel have a suitable towing wire arrangement to prevent girting?

Are emergency release systems regularly tested and records maintained?

If towline is not provided with quick release capability, does the vessel have cutting gear readily available?

Is the use of synthetic shock lines a normal operational procedure?

If used, do synthetic shock lines have the capability to deal with the expected dynamic loads?

Has the Master appropriate experience of towing/pushing operations on this particular type of vessel?

If applicable, have the Master and/or any officers with direct responsibility for ship handling received appropriate formal training in ship handling for non conventional propulsion system?

Are effective documented procedures in place for the use of small boats that include working from them, personnel transfer and the launch and recovery?

Are risk assessments carried out for all towing/pushing operations?

Is the vessel fitted with necessary towing navigation lights for compliance with Collision Regulation?

Is there a document that clearly states vessel performance capabilities and limitations and is there evidence to suggest master is familiar with the document?

Are deck officers aware of the stability conditions during towing operations and understand limitations associated?

Are the calculated indirect towing forces available to the Master and deck officers?

Does the Operator have good visibility of the work area from the vessel’s control station?

If there are visibility limitations caused by physical vessel design, are there risk mitigations employed to address them such as radios and talk back devices and are they in good working order?

Is there a sufficient number of portable VHF or UHF and spare batteries available on board?

Is there a notice posted on the bridge giving instructions for emergency release procedures?

Are bollard pull figures available for when power is diverted to transverse thrusters or other large power consumers?

Does the operator have a policy in place covering the use of recessed bitts?

If the vessel has a STAPLE, is the SWL for the staple and the angles of operability known to the vessel master and deck officers?

Is the vessel provided with operator’s policy statements, guidance and documented procedures with regard to safe supply boat operations?

Does the vessel carry out risk assessments for specific supply operations?

Are officers aware of maximum deck load capacity and deck strength?

Has a formal risk assessment been completed for all cargo operations that the vessel is likely to perform offshore?

Does the operating manual include documented procedures for restoring stability in case unstable conditions develop during cargo operations and are the officers aware of corrective action to be taken?

Are officers aware of the dangers of entrapped water on deck particularly when carrying pipe cargoes?

Are officers aware of the effects of free surface particularly when transferring liquids at sea ?

Has the deck area been marked to identify areas where cargo must not be loaded?

Are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on board for all the products being handled and are all officers familiar with their content?

Is there a system, including backup, to ensure effective verbal communication between the vessel deck, vessel bridge and installation?

Are the emergency stops for bulk transfer pumps tested and are records available?

Are all bulk cargo tanks, pumps, valves and pipeline systems in good order and fully tested as appropriate ?

Are there established routines to monitor ventilation from tanks containing hazardous or flammable materials, including oil based muds?

Are safe areas beyond the crash barriers clear of obstructions and easily accessible to the crew from the working deck?

Are tugger winches and wires associated with positioning cargo in a in good order?

Is the deck cargo securing/lashing equipment in a good order?

Are bulwarks, cargo stanchions and the deck sheathing free of defects?

Does the 500 meters zone preentry check list require vessel propulsion and machinery to be set up in such a way as to ensure redundancy whilst carrying out supply operations?

Has the vessel station keeping remained incident free within last 12 months?

Are hose connections and coupling colour codes compatible with Industry Guidelines?

Are Data Cards available on board for visited offshore installations?

Does the vessel have a 500m entry check list and is it in line with Industry guidelines?

Is there evidence that 500m Safety Zone preentry checks have been carried out in conjunction with the installation?

Has the bulk cargo pumping and dry bulk systems been verified as operational?

Is there evidence that bulk backload are carried as per operator's procedures and industry best practices?

Have all potential hose snagging points been identified and suitable precautions put in place ?

Does the vessel produce a cargo plan identifying all classes of cargo, including dangerous goods ?

Is there evidence that bulk hoses are handled as per operator's procedures and best industry practices ?

If vessel/unit is classified to carry Methanol or other alcohol based substances, is the vessel equipped with an alcohol resistant type foam extinguishing system?

Does the vessel have a valid ERRV certificate?

Is there a system for training and exercising against the scenarios in the contingency plan?

Are rescue zones kept clear, properly maintained and are marks in good condition and clearly visible?

Is lighting in way of the rescue zone satisfactory?

Is access route from rescue zone to reception area free of any obstructions?

re the daughter craft/FRCs maintained and in good order?

Is the launching equipment maintained in good order?

Is the equipment for recovering personnel from the sea in good working order?

Is there a procedure and do the crew know how to deactive the personal Locator Beacons??

Does the company SMS contain Maximum weather parameters that the vessel can safely operate in while on station in the field ?

Are additional lighting arrangements in good order?

Does vessel have additional medical facilities for the vessel's role as ERRV/SBV and is medical equipment according to any specific standard?

Are reception areas, treatment rooms for injured personnel, accommodation facilities for rescued personnel and sanitary facilities clean and tidy?

Is the area for helicopter winch zone clearly marked, free of obstacles and surface treated with nonslip coating?

Has the vessel undertaken exercises utilising oil spill response equipment and techniques within the last year?

Is the communication equipment in good order?

Is there evidence that risk assessments are carried out for all specific tasks related to ROV operations?

If the vessel has been modified to carry out ROV Operations, have the additional weights been included in the vessel's stability information?

If obstructions exist that impact on the views of ongoing operations from the vessels bridge, have CCTV cameras been installed?

Is there a system, including backup, to ensure effective verbal communication between the navigating bridge and ROV control station?

Are protection rails fitted around the ROV work site?

Are operational procedures for ROV operations included in the vessel's SMS or specific operations manual?

Does the vessel/unit have a crew competence/training matrix that addresses ROV operations?

Does the vessel/unit have a competence matrix that addresses maintenance activities associated with the ROV equipment?

Does the vessel have contingency plans in place that address ROV operations?

Are sea state limits clearly specified for the launching and recovery of ROV equipment?

Do the operational procedures address ROV operations within anchor patterns, during diving operations or close to subsea obstructions?

Is the ROV system integrated and/or connected with vessel/unit's bridge to show the ROV position in relation to the vessel/unit?

Are suitable safety arrangements in place on ROV spread around moving machinery and high voltage equipment?

Are local emergency stops for the ROV system available, in good order and regularly tested?

If vessel is registered as a High Speed Craft (HSC) as defined in SOLAS or other Code, does it have a valid HSC Safety Certificate?

If registered as a High Speed Craft, does the vessel have a copy of the company's 'Permit to Operate HighSpeed Craft'?

Have noise levels been assessed?

Are crew specifically trained for crew boat operations?

Are effective security documented procedures in place?

Do documented procedures exist for personnel transfer and transit operations and define safe access routes?

Is there a gated bulwark in way of personnel transfer areas?

Are there lifebuoys and a manoverboard alarm on the personnel transfer deck?

Are sufficient immersion suits or thermal protective aids carried?

Are passengers given a preembarkation and predisembarkation briefing?

If a Passenger Evacuation System is fitted, is it in good order?

Has a passenger evacuation exercise been conducted?

Are emergency alarms audible in the passenger accommodation areas?

Is the Bow door clearly marked with the SWL?

Is there good visibility from the bridge, unaffected by the bow door?

Is there a written procedure in the vessels SMS to cover deployment and stowing of the ramp?

If fitted, are audible and/or visible alarms during ramp deployment and stowing in good working condition?

If fitted, are the visible indication in the wheel house confirming that the ramp is secured for sea in good working condition?

Are secondary securing arrangements fitted to the ramp?

Are the forecastle deck areas either side of the ramp fitted with safety rails?

Are the forecastle deck areas either side of the ramp fitted with safety rails?

Are the freeing ports clear and freely draining?

Is the bow area free of any significant damage?

Is the vessel fitted with cooling systems and machinery that will allow auxiliary systems to operate in shallow waters or whilst grounded?

Are air pipes, ventilators, hatches etc on the main deck protected by railings?

9.0 ANCHORING EQUIPMENT

Are certificates available for all mooring ropes, wires, chains, shackles, etc.?

Has an FME(C)A been carried out on spread moored systems?

Is certification available for mooring chains, wires and ancillaries for each leg?

Is there a system for monitoring and recording of mooring line tension and lineout/scope of spread moored systems and are records maintained?

Is there a system for maintenance and calibration of lineout, scope and tension meters and are records maintained?

Are the controls for local and, if applicable, remote winch/windlass operation in good order?

Are the emergency stops, if fitted, for winches/windlasses routinely tested and records maintained?

Are the emergency stops, if fitted, for winches/windlasses routinely tested and records maintained?

10.0 COMMUNICATIONS

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

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

Can officers demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of how to operate communications equipment in an emergency?

Is a continuous listening watch maintained on VHF channel 16?

Are officers aware of the requirements for position updating on twoway communications equipment?

Has the AIS been programmed with uptodate voyage information?

Are GMDSS requirements met with regard to qualified radio operator personnel, watchkeeping, and designation for distress communications?

Are periodical tests of communications equipment carried out and recorded as required?

Is the Radio Log being maintained correctly?

If applicable, are radio emergency batteries in a satisfactory fully charged condition and the battery log completed up to date?

Are arrangements in place to ensure the availability of the radio equipment?

Is the communications equipment in good order?

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

Is the vessel/unit equipped with sufficient portable radios for use on deck?

Are there documented procedures for the use of communications equipment within 500 m/ safety zones?

11.0 PROPULSION, POWER GENERATION AND MACHINERY

Is the vessel/unit provided with operator’s instructions and documented procedures?

Are the duties of the watchstanding officers and ratings clearly defined?

Is the engine logbook fully maintained?

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

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

If the chief engineer has written his own standing orders, have the watch engineers countersigned them as read and understood?

Are there procedures to prevent uncontrolled entry into the engine compartment and machinery spaces?

Are there documented procedures to restart critical equipment?

Are engineers familiar with restart procedures of Critical Equipment and are records available of exercises and drills?

Does the operator subscribe to a fuel, lubricating and hydraulic oil testing programme, and is there a procedure in place to take into account the results?

Is there evidence that bunker transfer is done as per operator's procedures and best industry practices?

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

Is a planned maintenance system in place, being followed and is it up to date?

Are items of critical equipment identified in the planned maintenance system?

Is an accurate and up to date inventory of spare parts being maintained?

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

Are emergency escape routes clearly marked, unobstructed and lit?

Is the level of lighting in all areas of the machinery spaces satisfactory and are the lights covered ?

Are vessel/unit’s engine/boiler exhausts fitted with spark arresters for safe operation?

Do records indicate the regular testing of emergency equipment?

Are machinery emergency stops and shut offs clearly marked and do records indicate that they have been regularly tested?

Are diesel engine high and low pressure fuel delivery pipes jacketed or screened?

Are diesel engine exhausts and other hot surfaces in the vicinity of fuel, diesel, lubricating and hydraulic oil pipes protected against spray?

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

Are fuel and lubricating oil handling areas, including purifier rooms, if applicable, ventilated and clean?

Are main engine bearing temperature monitors, or the crankcase oil mist detector, in good order?

Where hydraulic aggregate pumps (hydraulic power units HP/Hydraulic Power Packs HPP) are located within the main engine compartment, is an oil mist detector fitted?

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

Is deck insulation provided to the front and rear of medium power (i.e. 220V to 1000V) electrical switchboards and is it in a satisfactory condition?

If fitted, are gauge glass closing devices on oil tanks of a selfclosing, failsafe type and not inhibited?

If fitted, are selfclosing sounding devices to double bottom tanks in good order, closed and capped?

Are all items of moving machinery which may present a hazard provided with guards?

Are workshop machine tools in a safe condition and is eye protection available?

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

Are chemicals properly stowed and are Material Safety Data Sheets available?

Are machinery spaces and steering compartments (where applicable) clean and free from obvious leaks and is the overall standard of housekeeping and lagging maintenance satisfactory?

Are bilge systems operational and bilges free of oil, rubbish and sediment?

Are bilge high level alarm systems regularly tested and are records maintained?

Are seawater pumps, sea chests and associated pipework in a satisfactory condition and free of hard rust and temporary repairs, particularly outboard of the shipside valves?

Are valves and pipework marked or colour coded?

Are all items of main, auxiliary and emergency plant in good order and reported to be fully operational?

If applicable is the Engine Room local Engine control station in good order and are engineers familiar with the procedure for taking control from the bridge in an emergency?

Are concise starting instructions for the emergency generator, where fitted, clearly displayed?

Where applicable, is the emergency generator fuel tank provided with sufficient fuel?

Where an emergency generator is not fitted, are engine room emergency batteries in good order and fully charged?

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

Are switchboards free of significant earth faults?

Are emergency electrical power supplies fully operational?

If applicable is the steering gear/steering compartment(s) free from defects?

If applicable has the emergency steering arrangement been tested within the past three months and are the results recorded?

If applicable are emergency steering changeover procedures clearly displayed locally and in the wheelhouse?

If applicable are officers familiar with the operation of the steering arrangement in the emergency mode?

If applicable, is the steering gear emergency reserve tank fully charged?

If applicable are the arrangements for the provision of heading information adequate?

If applicable are communication arrangements with the bridge satisfactory?

If applicable is there a means for indicating the rudder angle or thruster direction at the emergency steering position?

If applicable is access to the emergency steering controls unobstructed?

If applicable in steering compartments, are suitable handrails, gratings or other nonslip surfaces provided?

12.0 GENERAL APPEARANCE AND CONDITION

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

Are hull markings clearly indicated and correctly placed?

Is the general condition, visual appearance and cleanliness of the external decks satisfactory including nonslip surfaces in working areas and access routes?

Does the structure include arrangements designed to minimise hazards associated with falls from heights?

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

Are all deck openings, including watertight doors and portholes, in a satisfactory condition and capable of being properly secured?

Are there documented procedures for the operation of powered watertight doors which require doors to be left in the normally closed position?

Are all watertight doors included in the planned maintenance system?

If fitted are all watertight door position indicators operating correctly?

Are all cable transits and bulkhead penetrations correctly assembled?

Is a programme in place that covers the periodic inspection of all tanks, void spaces, chain lockers and cofferdams, and their coatings?

Are fuel, ballast and other space vents and air pipes in a satisfactory condition, marked to indicate the spaces they serve and does visual evidence indicate regular maintenance?

Is the general condition, visual appearance and cleanliness of the superstructure satisfactory?

Is deck lighting adequate?

Is the general condition of electrical equipment, including light fittings, conduits and wiring, satisfactory?

Are internal spaces and storerooms clean and tidy?

Are the forecastle space, rope stores and after stores free of water?

Is the accommodation clean and tidy?

Are alleyways free of obstructions and exits clearly

Are public spaces, including smoke rooms, mess rooms, sanitary areas, food storerooms, food handling spaces, refrigerated spaces, galleys and pantries clean, tidy and in a hygienically satisfactory condition?

Are laundries and drying rooms free of accumulations of flammable materials that could constitute a fire hazard?

Is the level of accommodation lighting satisfactory?

Is the condition of electrical equipment in the accommodation satisfactory?

Are personnel alarms in refrigerated spaces in good order and regularly tested?

Do the food storage areas appear to be kept in good order?

Are food handlers wearing correct clothing?

Are fridge, freezer and dry store areas being maintained at suitable temperature?

Are tests undertaken of the potable water system and is regular maintenance carried out and recorded for both domestic and supplied potable water?

15.0 DP OPERATIONS

Does the vessel have on board a copy of the most recent FMEA ?

Are the FMEA study and FMEA proving trials reports less than 5 years old?

If the DP system is not classed, has the FMEA been assessed against IMO MSC.Circ 645?

Is there a process for continuous review and update of the FMEA Report and FMEA Proving Trials Program?

Has the FMEA Report and FMEA Proving Trials Program been updated within the last 5 years?

If modifications have been undertaken, has the FME(C)A been updated and the modifications proven by testing?

Are the latest revisions of the FMEA Report and FMEA Proving Trials Program approved by class?

Is a record of FMEA proving trials available on board?

Have the recommendations (if any) from the proving trials been addressed?

Does the vessel have on board a copy of the most recent annual DP trial report?

Are the annual DP trials scheduled within a year +/ 3 months of the anniversary date?

Have recommendations from the annual DP trial report been addressed and closed out as required?

Have all personnel involved in DP operations read and understood the FME

Do the failure modes meet IMO MSC Circ.645 with 'fail as set, or fail to zero' and are DPO's aware of failure modes?

Is there onboard a DP simulator available for DPO offline training and is there a development programme in place?

Is there a DP software control policy and procedure in place on the vessel?

Do the vessel procedures require a minimum of two DP operators to be on duty during DP operations?

Is the DPO's watch relief schedule organized in such a way that only one out of the two DPO's on duty is relieved every 6 hours (i.e. principle of overlapping watch)?

In the last 12 months has the vessel operated without experiencing any loss of position incidents?

In the last 12 months has the vessel operated without any events resulting in a reduction of DP capability?

Does the vessel use the IMCA Incident reporting system?

Does the vessel carry out risk assessments for specific operations?

Are Manual thruster control levers and emergency stops located within easy reach of the DPO?

Can the health of the position reference systems be monitored by the DPO, independently of the DP control station?

Does the vessel have a vesselspecific DP operating manual on board?

Do the operating procedures address the use and not use the Dynamic Positioning system?

Have all personnel involved in DP operations read the DP Operations manual?

Are checklists in place to cover bridge, engine room and electrical systems operation e.g. 500 m safety zone/Field arrival/pre departure (DP setup), DPO and engine room periodical changeovers?

Are DP Capability Plots in place to cover the normal and expected operations, and worst case failure?

Are DP footprints regularly recorded and compared against previous footprints and the DP Capability Plots?

Depending on vessel activity and if required, are Activity Specific Operating Guidelines (ASOG) or Well Specific Operations Guidelines (WSOG) or Field Specific Operations Guidelines (FSOG) in place and utilized?

Is the DP control console located so that the DPO can also observe the controls, the external environment and the working operations of the vessel/unit?

Is a defined contingency matrix in place to cover weather limits and the cessation of operations?

Is the DP alert triggering system in immediate reach of the DPO at console?

Is there a specific hand free talk back emergency communication mean available between the DP console and strategic locations (Engine Control Room, Drill Floor)?

Is the Dynamic Positioning control systems in good order?

Are the position reference systems provided with a schematic for power supply, external inputs/outputs and wiring diagrams and antennae placement?

Are the positions of antenna, or position reference systems origins, and their offset from the vessel centre of rotation maintained in a single file?

Does each thruster have an independent emergency stop that is well protected against inadvertent operation?

If fitted are the emergency stops alarmed against hidden failure?

Does the vessel have a data recorder that records all DP parameters including operator keystrokes?

Is there a procedure and evidence of the regular checking of the secure power supply systems (UPS Battery systems)?

If vessel/unit is DP class 2 or 3, does the DP system have a continuous analysis function checking that in terms of thruster and power can maintain position after the worst case failure (consequence analysis function)?

Is the DP control system fitted with additional drift off calculation function or on screen real time DP capability envelopes?

Is the bus bar configuration in accordance with the FMEA?

Are generators operational management procedures available and are DPOs and engineers familiar with them?

Is the DP control system included within the Planned Maintenance System?

Are relative and/or absolute position references considered and defined for operations?

Are consequence analysis alarms used as input to the contingency matrix?

Are the vessels crew suitably qualified for DP Operations?

Is there an Engineer and or Electronic Technician onboard with approved training on the DP system?

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.