Carry out pre-sailing checks
- Check Hull for damage.
- Genarl conditions
- Check Draft marks fwd, aft and load line
- Check Vessels trim
- Check mooring ropes and condition i.e worn/frayed
- Check gangway is rigged correctly i.e tied off to vessel, handrails in place, a safety net is rigged below the gangway, life-ring is in place. (COSWP) Chapter 22 BOARDING ARRANGEMENTS
- Check name and port of registry