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Gard Guidance Masters

3.4.3.1 GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Date and exact vessel’s time of the incident, local and UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time)
  • position/location of the incident
  • extent of damage sustained by the vessel
  • details of the object damaged and the damage sustained
  • extent of damage to the third party property
  • position of own vessel in relation to the damaged object
  • names and flags of other vessels involved
  • weather conditions prevailing at the time of the incident (keep any weather records)
  • tide and current prevailing at the time of the incident
  • other vessels’ name(s) and positions
  • courses (chart course, steered course, gyro and magnetic compass) at the time of the incident
  • speed, propeller revolutions or propeller pitch of the vessel at the time of the incident
  • any alteration to course and/or speed immediately before the incident including the exact time of the alteration
  • any helm or engine manoeuvres before and after the incident and the times of such manoeuvres
  • any communications including orders given to the engine room
  • any communications exchanged between the vessels or between both vessels and shore radio stations or traffic control centres
  • if under pilotage
    – any communications between the pilot and the vessel’s command including helmsman prior to the incident
    – any communications between the pilot, tugs or shore radio stations or traffic control centres
  • any signals given by the vessel or heard from the other vessels prior to the incident
  • navigation lights and/or shapes shown at the time of the incident of the vessel and the other vessels
  • any compass and/or radar bearings and distances taken and recorded between the vessels prior to the incident
  • draught of the vessel and other vessels (if known) at the time of the incident
  • photographs or video of the damaged object to be taken, alternatively sketches or drawings to be made of the object and its location.

    If there has been any wash damage

  • whether the pilot had made the Master or any of his officers aware of any speed restrictions in the area
  • whether the Master or any of his officers were aware of any speed restrictions in the area
  • whether the pilot was made aware of any speed restrictions by the Master or his officers.