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Part 23 Hover,Anchor

Part 23 Hover,Anchor

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Class 1 Oral Answers ( Part 23 )
Take over command as a master
 Go to company office and meet technical superintendents, discuss about:Ship particularsTrading areasCompany’s and charterer’s instructionsVoyage instruction, type of charter Special instruction for maintenance and surveyComplete change of command form- marine-40 in duplicate.Obtain authorization slip issued by MPA which to be attached to cert of registry and letter of memorandum.On the way to master’s accommodation, form an initial impression of the ship’s general conditionand maintenance by observing exterior conditions such as: draft marks, load line marks, conditionof hull, deck, superstructure, rigging of accommodation ladder, safety net, LSA & FFAarrangements.Meet outgoing master and hand over letter of appointment and authorization slip.Go through the hand over note, ship’s condition report, manning level, company and charterer’sinstructions.Sight all the statutory certificates as per MSC 2/2001, any survey due, maintenance/preparationfor each survey.Go through the filing system and all types of log books.AOA & last port clearanceCrew welfare and watch arrangements, any crew change/ repatriation in this port/ next port.Watch arrangement.Take over all stores, ROB of FO/DO/GO/FW, provisions, medical stores as per scale, narcoticsunder master’s control.Cash balance onboard, ship’s account, satellite radio accounts.Ask master about port rotation, trading areas, general condition of ports, present cargo work,ship’s stability, estimated time of completion, cargo plan, departure draft, trim, GM etc.Detail of cargo gears, anchors, deck machineries, hatches and their conditions, maintenancecondition and schedule.Crew familiarization process, basic trainings, onboard training programs, drills etc.Go to bridge with master, familiar with bridge and navigation equipments, their operationalconditions and deficiencies, maneuvering characteristics of the vessel in various conditions, passage plans, charts and publications, GMDSS equipment familiarization and their operations.Latest weather report received, weather expected in voyage.Enter new master’s name in OLB. Also the change over of command including the list of documents onboard in OLB, signed by both masters.Enter new master’s particulars, sign off/on in AOA, attach change of command form Marine-40 incertificate of registry.Ensure approved copy of stability booklet is available. 
Take over a vessel as a chief officer
Class 1 Oral Answers ( Part 23 )
After joining:
Report to master, hand over appointment letter/ introductory letter, CoC and other certificates,sign article of agreement.Meet the outgoing C/O.Go through handing over note.
Initial familiarization:
Emergency stations and duties.Ship’s dimension, lay out, particulars.LSA and FFA plans Normal loading and discharging procedures.Stability booklet and hydrostatic data.Damage Stability booklet.Oil record books, entries.Garbage record books, entries.Loadicator How to input dataHow to get resultWhere is the back-up discComputer being used is approvedAny password for operating/installing the programPiping diagram: ballast, FW, bilges.Capacity plansLashing plansCargo securing manualsStowage planBridge equipment, navigation equipments, emergency steering procedures.
Deck maintenance
Planned maintenance scheduleCurrent state of maintenanceStatus of deck stores, equipments. Take inventories of various deck stores, lashing gears.Any requisition made or to be made.Go through mate’s log book.
Surveys and certificates
Status of various statutory certificates, expiry, validity.Any survey due, perpetrations required.Chain register, entries in chain register.Certificates for lifting gears, attached equipments, wires and ropes etc.Operational manuals.
Lifting and mooring equipments
Condition of lifting machineries and mooring equipments.2
Class 1 Oral Answers ( Part 23 )
Any outstanding repairs.
Ports, voyages
Peculiarity of ports, stevedores working hours, interaction with shore personnel, lifting of stores,water, bunker, provisions.Port regulation, restrictions, cargo documents required, draft restrictions, day-night berthing/unberthings.Shore leave, gangway, watchman.Pilferage by shore gang.Deck watch, anchor watch, piracy watch arrangements.
Staff matters
Morale of crews, ability and weakness.Work rotation, overtime system.Officer-crew relationship.Efficiency and performance of other duty officers regarding cargo operation.
Jobs regarding to training and assessmentsISM files to maintainISM documents to send to company, their frequencies.Condition of deck, hatches, hatch covers, lifting machineries.Hold ventilation systemsAnti-pollution and bunkering proceduresEmergency proceduresReport any discrepancy to master Sign take over document
Additional points
In dry dock
Docking plan.Dry dock repair list.Repair works to be done onboard and by dry dock personnel.Surveys to be done on dry dock.Safety regulations, hot works, chemical washings, men entry to enclosed spaces.Emergency contacts/ actions.Power and water supply, telephones.Take over drain plugs.Sewage and garbage disposal arrangements.3

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