- When changing over the watch relieving officers should personally satisfy themselves regarding the following:
– Standing orders and other speacial instructions of the captain relating to navigation of the ship.
– Position, course, speed and draught of the ship.
– Prevailing and predicted tides, currents, weather, visibility and the effect of these factors upon course and speed.
– Procedures for the use of main engines to manoeuvre when the main engines are on the bridge control and the status of the watchkeeping arrangements in E/R.
- Navigational situation, inluding but not limited to:
– The operational condition of all navigational and safety equipment being used or likely to be used during the watch.
– The errors of gyro and magnetic compasses.
– The presence and movements of ships in sight or known to be in the vecinity.
– The conditions and hazards likely to be encountered during the watch.
– The possible effects of heel, trim, water density and squat on underkeel clearance.
– Any special deck work in progress.
– Other points.