Wheelhouse Checks

  • Emergency lights (do they work?)
  • Day shapes and flares present?
  • What is the steering mechanism?
  • Rudder indicator working? (Turn the wheel and look)
  • Alarm
  • Compass fluid
  • Compass indicating correctly? (Checked by looking at berth position)
  • How are the liferafts activated?
  • Checks all Navigation Equipments i.e
  • Radar-Navtex, Navigation Lights, VHF, AIS.
  • Vessel Certification File, Captains Log, Safety Management Cert (Over 500GRT)
  • Check Steering and Back Up Steering.
  • Check Crew Certification.
  • Depth sounder
  • Ships communications / PA should work when power is off
  • Nightlights for navigation table
  • Is fire system triggered from here?
  • Emergency lighting switches.
  • Horn works (test)
  • Engage the engine forward and astern.
  • Electronic Charts 
  • Morse/Controls*

*checks after engine checks are completed