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Ship-to-shore: Master/Pilot Exchange

SHIP IDENTITY Name Ships agent Cargo type Call sign Year built Ship type Flag IMO No Last port

ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATION INFORMATION Fax PILOT BOARDING Date/ETA Boarding station (if there is more than one) SHIP PARTICULARS Draught fwd Air draught Displacement ANCHORS Port anchor Stbd anchor (length of cable available) Dwt Draught aft Length Gross Draught amidships Beam Net (salt water) (UTC/LT) Freeboard Telex Other

MANOEUVRING DETAILS AT CURRENT CONDITION Full speed Slow speed Propeller direction of turn Number of propellers MAIN ENGINE DETAILS Type of engine motor / turbine / other Max. number of engine starts Time from full ahead to full astern Half speed Min. steering speed left / right Controllable pitch yes / no Number of aft thrusters

Number of fwd thrusters

EQUIPMENT DEFECTS RELEVANT TO SAFE NAVIGATION

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS e.g. berthing restrictions, manoeuvring peculiarities

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Shore-to-ship: Pilot/Master Exchange

SHIP REQUESTING PILOTAGE DETAILS Ship Name ORIGINATING AUTHORITY Contact name Other means of contact PILOT BOARDING INSTRUCTIONS Date/arrival time at pilot boarding station Position pilot will board Embarkation side port / starboard / TBA Approach course and speed (UTC/LT) VHF channel Call sign

Requested boarding arrangement BERTH AND TUG DETAILS Intended berth and berthing prospects Side alongside port / starboard Estimated transit time to berth Number of tugs Total bollard pull

Tug rendezvous position Tug arrangement

LOCAL WEATHER AND SEA CONDITIONS at the pilot boarding station on arrival Tidal information Expected currents Forecast weather DETAILS OF THE PASSAGE PLAN including abort points/emergency plans (heights/times)

REGULATIONS including VTS reporting, anchor/look-out attendance, max. allowable draught

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS including navigation hazards, ship movements

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Pilot card

SHIPS PARTICULARS Name Displacement Length OA Draught fwd Port anchor


m

Call sign (tonnes) Deadweight (m) Breadth (m) Draught aft (shackles) Stbd anchor
m m

(tonnes) Year built (m) Bulbous bow (m) Draught amidships yes / no (m)

(shackles) (1 shackle=27.4 m/15 fathoms)

m Manifold Parallel W/L Loaded Ballast m m Air draught m ft in m

ENGINE Type of engine Maximum power (kW) (HP)

rpm/pitch Full ahead Half ahead Slow ahead Dead slow ahead Dead slow astern Slow astern Half astern Full astern

loaded speed (kts) (kts) (kts) (kts)

ballast speed (kts) (kts) (kts) (kts)

(% of full ahead power)

Engine critical rpm Time full ahead to full astern

Maximum number of consecutive starts (sec) Time limit astern (min)

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Wheelhouse poster

Ships name....................................................... Call sign......................Gross tonnage.......................Net tonnage........................ Max. displacement................tonnes, and Deadweight................tonnes, and Block coefcient................at summer full load draught

STEERING PARTICULARS
Draught at which the manoeuvring data were obtained Type of rudder(s) ________________________________ ___________ Maximum rudder angle Time hard-over to hard-over with one power unit with two power units Minimum speed to maintain course propeller stopped Rudder angle for neutral effect ___________s ___________s _______knots ___________ Port Starboard Stern

ANCHOR CHAIN
No. of shackles Max. rate of heaving (min/shackle)

Loaded Trial/Estimated ___m forward ___m aft

Ballast Trial/Estimated ___m forward ___m aft

(1 shackle = ______m/______fathoms)

PROPULSION PARTICULARS
Type of engine ______, ___kW (___HP). Type of propeller ______ Engine order Full sea speed Full ahead Half ahead Slow ahead Dead slow ahead Dead slow astern Slow astern Half astern Critical revolutions ___rpm Minimum rpm ___ ___knots ___rpm Time limit astern Time limit at min. rev.___rpm Emergency full ahead ___s to full astern ___s Stop to full astern Astern power ___% ahead Max. no. of ___ consecutive starts Combined Rpm/pitch setting Speed (knots) Loaded Ballast Bow Stern Thruster

THRUSTER EFFECT at trial conditions


kW (HP) Time delay for full thrust s s s Turning rate Time delay to at zero speed reverse full thrust /min /min /min min min min s s s Not effective above speed knots knots knots

DRAUGHT INCREASE (LOADED)


Estimated Squat Effect Under keel clearance Ships speed (knots) Max. bow squat estimated (m) Heel Effect Heel angle (degree) 2 m 4 8 12 m 16 Draught increase (m)

Full astern

TURNING CIRCLES AT MAX. RUDDER ANGLE

MAN OVERBOARD RESCUE MANOEUVRE


SEQUENCE OF ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN TO CAST A LIFEBUOY TO GIVE THE HELM ORDER TO SOUND THE ALARM TO KEEP THE LOOK-OUT

Insert a recommended turn

PERFORMANCE MAY DIFFER FROM THIS RECORD DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL, HULL AND LOADING CONDITIONS
Reference: IMO Resolution A.601(15) Provision and display of manoeuvring information on board ships

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REQUIRED BOARDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR PILOT


In accordance with I.M.O. requirements and I.M.P.A. recommendations

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME PILOTS ASSOCIATION


H.Q.S Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN Tel: +44 20 7240 3973 Fax: +44 20 7240 3518

Required boarding arrangements for pilots

RIGGING FOR FREEBOARDS OF 9 METRES OR LESS


HANDHOLD STANCHIONS Min. diam. 32mm 120cm above bulwark min. 70cm max. 80cm. apart

SHIPS WITH HIGH FREEBOARD (MORE THAN 9M)


When no side door available
Davit

MECHANICAL PILOT HOIST


Two man-ropes ready for immediate use. Min. diam. 28mm

NO!
NO!
No shackles No knots No splices

PILOT LADDER Must extend at least 2 metres above lower platform

Of cer in contact with bridge

NO!
The steps must be equally spaced

MAN-ROPES without knots min. diam. 28mm IF REQUIRED BY PILOT

ACCOMMODATION LADDER Rigid part


Should rest rmly against ships side

Guard ring

NO!
The steps must be horizontal

SPREADER Min. 180cm long

Ladders to rest rmly against ships side

Should lead aft Maximum 55 slope Lower platform horizontal Rigid handrails preferred 3 to 7 metres depending on size of pilot launch and height of swell

Max. 8 steps between spreaders

A PILOT LADDER COMBINED 0.5m WITH AN ACCOMMODATION LADDER i s usually the safer
method of embarking or disembarking a pilot on ships with a freeboard of more than 9 metres

Flexible part

NO!
Spreaders must not be lashed between steps

Min. 40cm 3038cm

2m

NO!
The side ropes must be equally spaced

Recommended 9 metre mark 2m Stern Bow

A pilot hoist made and rigged in accordance with SOLAS Chapter V, together with a pilot ladder rigged alongside for immediate transfer, may be used subject to agreement between the Master and the Pilot. It should be noted that the distance between the nearest side ropes of the pilot hoist and pilot ladder will be at least 1.4 metres.

NO!
The loops are a tripping hazard for the pilot and can become foul of the pilot launch

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NO!
Very dangerous ladder too long 5th step must be a spreader

Two handhold stanchions rigidly secured to ships structure

Responsible of cer

AT NIGHT
Height required by pilot Lifebuoy with self-igniting light NO OBSTRUCTIONS

Pilot ladder and ships deck lit by forward shining overside light

Bulwark ladder secured to ship

Approved by I.M.O.

March 2001

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Distress alert and the frequencies to use

Terrestrial radiocommunication The distress alert may be sent using digital selective calling (DSC) on one or more of the following frequencies which are dedicated exclusively to the purpose: VHF MF HF HF HF HF HF Channel 70 2187.5 kHz 4207.5 kHz 6312 kHz 8414.5 kHz 12577 kHz 16804.5 kHz

The distress alert should indicate:


o

on which frequency the follow-up distress message will be transmitted; and the mode of transmission (telephony or telex).

The frequencies that should be used for the follow-up distress message: Radio Telephone (R/T) Channel 16 VHF 2182 kHz 4125 kHz 6215 kHz 8291 kHz 12290 kHz 16420 kHz 2174.5 kHz 4177.5 kHz 6268 kHz 8376.5 kHz 12520 kHz 16695 kHz Radio Telex

Satellite radiocommunication The distress alert by satellite should be transmitted, with absolute priority, to a Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RCC).

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Guidance on steering gear test routines

Manual steering positions The steering gear should be tested at all the manual steering positions on the bridge: o after prolonged use of the autopilot; o once per watch; o before entering coastal waters. Multiple steering gear power units In coastal waters, use more than one steering gear power unit when such units are capable of simultaneous operation. Before departure from port Shortly before departure, check and test the steering gear including, as applicable, the operation of the following: o the main steering gear; o the auxiliary steering gear; o the remote steering control systems; o the main steering position on the bridge; o the emergency power supply; o the rudder angle indicators in relation to actual rudder position; o the remote steering gear control system power failure alarms; o the steering gear power unit failure alarms; and o automatic isolating arrangements and other automatic equipment. Checks and tests Checks and tests should include: o the full rudder movement according to the required capabilities of the steering gear; o the timing of rudder movement from hardover-to-hardover, using each steering gear power unit singly and together, to ensure consistency with previous tests; o a visual inspection of the steering gear and its connecting linkage; and o the operation of the means of communication between the bridge and the steering gear compartment. Changeover procedures All officers concerned with the operation or maintenance of the steering gear should acquaint themselves with the changeover procedures. The regular testing of manual steering should be an opportunity for all bridge team members to test and practise procedures for changeover between different modes, as appropriate. Typically these will include: o Auto Track Keeping to Auto Pilot; o Auto Pilot to Hand Steering; o Hand Steering to Non Follow-Up; o Hand Steering to Emergency Steering. Emergency steering drills Emergency steering drills should take place at least every three months and must include direct control from within the steering gear compartment, the communications procedure with the bridge and, where applicable, the operation of alternative power supplies. Records The dates on which these checks and tests are conducted, and the date and details of emergency steering drills carried out, must be recorded in the log book.

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