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* 1. Do you consider the use of a towage service to bypass vulnerable vessels/objects (at below steerage speed) in narrow waters?

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* 2. do you believe your methods for navigating narrow water ways sufficiently avoids generating dangerous wake?

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* 3. Do you ensure that vessels under your command adhere to the international mooring standards, such as those outlined in Mooring Equipment Guidelines published by OCIMF?

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* 4. Do you ensure that vessels under your command require the mooring lines used to be constantly ‘taught’?

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* 5. Do you believe your methods adequately prevent damage stemming from inadequate mooring arrangements?

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* 6. Do vessels under your command employ a 24/7 look out (watch) when the vessel is moored?

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* 7. Do vessels under your command employ a 24/7 look out (watch) when the vessel is anchored?

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* 8. Do vessels under your command employ a 24/7 look out (watch) when the vessel is in transit?

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* 9. Do you ensure that the persons on watch have sufficient knowledge to identify vulnerable vessels or objects (such as barges, fishing boats, etc.)?

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* 10. Do you require that when the persons on watch switch shifts, there a system where there will always be someone on look out during the transition?

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* 11. Do you believe your methods adequately prevent liability stemming from look out (watch) related incidents?

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* 12. Do you require that when an incident occurs, that the incident is accurately logged as soon as safely possible? (i.e without unnecessary delay).

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* 13. Do you believe your methods adequately result in the accurate entry of incidents into the logbook to a standard acceptable by law courts?

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* 14. Do you ensures that the gangway on the vessels is deployed in conjunction with the IMO guidelines?

(GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION/SURVEY OF MEANS OF EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION) drafted to complement SOLAS regulation II-1/3-9.

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* 15. Do you believe your methods adequately prevent liability stemming from the improper installation of gangways?

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* 16. If a vessel under your command is in a vulnerable state, is there is a policy to ensure all approaching vessels are warned of this vulnerability?

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* 17. Do you believe your methods adequately warns passersby vessels of any vulnerabilities of the vessel under your command?

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* 18. Are you licensed or eligible to work as a Master, Captain, Deck Officer or Pilot within the United States of America?

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