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Gard Guidance Masters

3.3.2.1 GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Date and exact time of the collision as recorded on the bridge and any discrepancy between the times noted by the bridge and the engine room, local and UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time)
  • position/location of the collision
  • courses (chart course, steered course, gyro and magnetic compass) at the time of the collision
  • speed, propeller revolutions or propeller pitch of the vessel at the time of the collision
  • bow and/or stern thruster in operation and rate of power switched to
  • was the helm in manual or automatic at the time of the collision
  • rudder position at the time of the collision
  • any alteration to course and/or speed immediately before the collision, including exact time of the alteration
  • any communications, including orders given to the engine room
  • any signals – acoustic or visual – given by the vessel or heard from the other vessel prior to the collision
  • any communications between the vessel and the other vessel and/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 the helmsman, prior to the collision
  • if under pilotage, any communications between the pilot, tugs or shore radio stations or traffic control centres
  • navigation lights shown on the respective vessels at the time of the collision
  • description of how the navigation lights appeared prior to the collision and any changes
  • any compass and/or radar bearings/distances taken and recorded between the vessels prior to the collision
  • any helm or engine manoeuvres before and after the collision and the times of such manoeuvres
  • prevailing weather, wind, sea state, visibility conditions at the time of the collision
  • tide and current at the time of the collision
  • draughts of the respective vessels at the time of the collision
  • names and call signs of any other vessels having witnessed the collision and their approximate positions.