- Has an anchoring plan been prepared taking into account
– Direction/strength of wind and current.
– Tidal stream when manoeuvring at low speeds.
– Need to adequate sea room particularly to seaward.
– Depth of water, type of seabed and the scope of anchor cable required.
– Have the E/R and anchor party been informed of the time of ‘stand-by’ for anchoring.
– Are the anchors, lights/shapes and sound signalling apparatus ready for use.
– Has the anchor position of the ship been reported to the port authority.
- While an anchor, the OOW should:
– Determine and plot the ship’s position on the appropiate chart as soon as practicable.
– When circumstances, check at sufficiently frequent intervals wether the ship is remaining securely at anchor by taking bearings of fixed navigation marks or readily identifiable shore objects.
– Ensure that proper look-out is maintained.
– Ensure that inspection rounds of the ship are made periodically.
– Observe meteological and tidal condition and the state of the sea.
– Notify the captain and undertake all necessary measures if the ship drags anchor.
– Ensure that the ship exhibits the appropiate lights and shapes and that appropiate sound signals are made in accordance with all applicable regulation.
– Take measures to protect the enviroment from pollution by the ship and comply with applicable pollution regulations.
– Other checks.