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