• Inspect structural strength, peak and machinery bulkheads, and stern tubes.
  • Inspect watertight bulkheads, decks and inner bottoms, watertight decks, trunks, tunnels, duct keels and ventilators.
  • Inspect main machinery means of maneuvering and going astern.
  • Inspect ventilations systems in machinery spaces, protection against noise.
  • Inspect boilers and other pressure vessels, boiler feed systems, steam pipe systems, air pressure systems, cooling water systems.
  • Inspect electrical installations, main source of electrical power and main switchboard, lighting systems.
  • Inspect emergency source of power and emergency switchboards, locations and construction of cables and general precaution against shock , fire and other hazards.
  • Check remote control of propulsion machinery from bridge and steering gear.
  • Check communication between engine room and bridge, engineer’s alarm.
  • Inspect ballast and bilge pumping and drainage arrangements.
  • Check anchors, anchor handling equipments and chain cables.
  • Check emergency towing arrangements.


  • All weather tight door should be in good condition.
  • All dog, clamp, handle in good condition, well greased. Can be opened from both sides.
  • Door sealing and gasket in good condition.
  • All machinery place opening should be check, it should be good condition.
  • All overboard non return valve  in good condition.
  • Sea chest valves, SW lines condition.
  • All sounding pipe cap should be closed and self closing arrangements should be on good condition.
  • All db tanks manhole door properly tight and its gasket on good condition.
  • LL , draft markings on ship side. LL certificate validity
  • All ventilator  opening are provided with efficient weather tight closing appliances.
  • Air pipe should have proper means of closing and opening

IOPP Survey preparations:

  • Validity of the IOPP Certificate checked.
  • Proper entry of ORB and, sludge disposal receipts to shore facilities attached to ORB.
  • Calculate the sludge formation, and compared with 1% of voyage fuel consumption.
  • Incinerating time, incinerated waste oil amount, remainder of waste oil in waste oil tank should be reasonable.
  • Incinerator kept ready for demonstration, such as heating of waste oil tank, alarms, control and functional test, done prior to survey.
  • OWS in good order, its piping free from oil leaks, overboard valve from OWS locked in closed position.
  • If possible, one section of discharge pipe removed and free from oil residues.
  • ODM checked for 15-ppm alarm and automatic stopping.
  • High level alarms of sludge tank, waste oil tank and bilge holding tank checked.
  • Spare filter for OWS must be onboard.
  • USCG Notice posted near OWS and bilge pumping out station


  • Environmental policy pasted in ECR, common place
  • DPA details
  • Crew resp and duties.
  • Check lists(arrival, departure, wash water ovbd),   permits( hot work, safe entry , cold work , sea water, critical equp. ), operating procedures posters, all record books – log book, ORB, circular letters
  • Crew preparedness for emcee situations, reg drills training
  • Reporting of any NC, near miss,
  • PMS followed , spares inventory, critical spares identified and ROB maintained.
  • Proper familiarisation , handing over
  • FFA, LSA equip, emergency  escape marked.


  • FFA – fire detection and alarm syst, fire control plan, portable and fixed extinguishers, hypermist / sprinkler, fire pumps, QCV, ES, Vent and funnel flaps
  • LSA – l/b, r/b, davit, life raft, l/j, immersion suits, emergency escape, emergency lighting, emergency generator, EEBD, General emergency alarms
  • Navigational equipments – gyro compass, radar, echo sounder, BNWAS, ECDIS, navigational lights, search light, signalling light, day light
  • For tankers – Pump room fire detection and extinguishing system, IG, deck fire fighting system
  • Documents – SAFCON cert, SEQ cert, LL, any COC


  • ODS – record book maintained and updated.
  • NOx tech file
  • Incinerator ready for demonstration, alarms and trips, refractory condition, GRB
  • BDN
  • EGCS
  • EEDI
  • Collection and reporting of FO data


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