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Gard Guidance Masters

3.16.4.1 GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Date and exact vessel’s time and UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time)recorded on the bridge and in the engine room of the incident
  • position/location of the incident
  • courses (chart course, steered course, gyro and magnetic compass) at the time of or prior to the incident
  • speed, propeller revolutions or propeller pitch of the vessel at the time of or prior to the incident
  • rudder position at the time of or prior to the incident
  • any alteration of course and/or speed immediately before the incident including the exact time of the alteration
  • any communications including orders given to the engine room (if applicable)
  • any communications exchanged between the vessel and shore radio stations, traffic control centres or other vessels
  • if under pilotage, any communications between the pilot and the vessel’s command including the helmsman prior to the incident
  • if under pilotage, any communications between the pilot and tugs, shore radio stations, traffic control centres or other vessels
  • any compass and/or radar bearings and distances to the shore, taken and recorded prior to the incident
  • any helm or engine manoeuvres before and after the incident and the times of any such manoeuvres
  • prevailing weather conditions at the time of the incident (keep any weather records)
  • tide and current at the time of the incident
  • draught of the vessel at the time of the incident
  • changes in draught and list after the incident
  • records of soundings taken prior to and after the incident
  • soundings of all tanks (fuel and water)
  • works carried out on deck or in the engine rooms, which may have contributed to the incident
  • assessment of damage sustained by the vessel.