Offshore Departure Checklist

CREW CHECKOUT PRIOR TO LEAVING PORT:  This is a walkthrough review of boat systems and procedures which is expanded or contracted depending on the nature of the trip planned.  Each section may be discussed at length.  Practice sessions may be involved.

DAY TO DAY LIVING
bullet Introduction to SHIBUMI
bullet Stowage
bullet Offshore Watches
bullet Sleep & Fatigue
bullet Drugs/Alcohol Policy
ROUTINE OPERATIONS
bullet Location of Operations and Checklist manuals to be read underway.
bullet Engine Operation & shift routine
bullet Logging requirements
bullet Generator Operation
bullet Radio Use:  Review Emergency Communications
bullet Reveiw SSB Stations
bullet Navigation Electronics  & Computer Review
bullet Chart Review
bullet Light List Correction Review
bullet Electrical Switches and Breaker Panels
bullet Galley Appliance Operation
bullet Toilet Operation
bullet Graywater and Blackwater Discharge Policy
bullet Monitor Bilge Pump activity and Bilge Alarm
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GENERAL SAFETY & EMERGENCIES
bullet Intercom and Alarm use for Emergencies
bullet Offshore Nights  and Poor Visibility Weather:  Safety Harnesses ALWAYS; SOSpenders and lifejackets available.
bullet Review Standing Orders and “Watchkeeping”
bullet Review Offshore Crew Responsibilities
bullet Review “Chafe Rounds”
bullet Life Jackets:  YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  Strobe and Whistle use and test.
bullet Alarms aboard:  Smoke, CO2, Bilge, Security
bullet Cut-Loose Knife Locations
MAN OVERBOARD
bullet MOB Routine discussion &  Practice if indicated
bullet This is an immediate “ALL HANDS” emergency
bullet MOM 8, Lifesling and Strobe Light use
bullet Review location and use of MOB recovery equipment: block and tackle, ladder, chair, Galerider
bullet Demonstrate attachment points for bock and tackle
bullet Review search and rescue pattern.
HEAVY OR SEVERE WEATHER
bullet Safety Harnesses ALWAYS; SOSpenders and lifejackets available.
bullet Hatches and Washboards
bullet Topsides security
bullet Warps
bullet Drogues and small sea anchor
bullet Parachute Anchor
bullet Rode and bridles for above
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
bullet First Aid Kit location
bullet Review Emergency Communication
bullet Review Remote Medical Report
TAKING ON WATER
bullet Review Hull Damage Checklist and responsibilities
bullet Review Thru-Hull location diagram
bullet Discuss Collision Bulkhead drainage procedures
bullet Damage Control Kit Location
bullet Emergency Bilge pump locations and use
STEERING FAILURE
bullet Location and installation of Emergency Steering Gear
FIRE CONTROL
bullet This is an immediate “ALL HANDS” emergency
bullet Demonstrate location of fire extinguishers and location diagram at Nav Station.
bullet Demonstrate location of raw and fresh water fire fighting systems.
bullet Review location of all breaker panels.
bullet Review location of propane breaker and manual shutoff.
bullet Review “Fire Tetrahedron”
ABANDON SHIP
bullet Review Abandon Ship Crew Responsibilities
bullet Demonstrate Life raft location; Review weak link attachment.
bullet Demonstrate EPIRB Location and Test.
bullet Show Abandon Ship Bag location.
bullet Show Flare Kit location.
bullet Show Water Kit location.

 

 

 

           

 

 

WEATHER

 

WEATHER FORCASTS

WEATHERFAX SETTINGS

WINLINK / POCKETMAIL

SOUTHBOUND II – HERB

GULF STREAM ANALYSIS

 

SAFETY

 

                CREW SAFETY ORIENTATION

                MOB & HEAVE TO DRILLS

LIFERAFT CHECK

Parachute anchor / DROGUE

ABANDON SHIP BAG

FLARE KIT / WATER KIT

FIRST AID KIT

SAFETY EQUIPMENT CHECK

 

SYSTEMS

 

GENERATOR SERVICE

GARDNER SERVICE

REFRIGERATION SERVICE

BATTERY SERVICE

ELECTRICAL

PLUMBING

HEADS

GROUND TACKLE

SAILS

STANDING RIGGING

DINK

OUTBOARD / GASOLINE / OIL


 

 

MASTER TRIPLIST (2)

 

BOAT  PREPARATION

 

RAINEX PILOT HOUSE GLASS

INSERT SPEEDO / LOG THRU HULL

FORWARD PORTS – SEA BOARDS

FORWARD LAZARETTE VENT – TURN BACKWARDS OR TAKE OFF AND CAP

MAIN HEAD – CHANGE SINK VALVES TO SEA READY (OVERBOARD TO SUMP)

GALLEY STOVE

PROPANE

AFT GRILL

GRILL PROPANE

 

SUPPLIES

 

CLOTHES

FOOD

WATER

ENGINE OIL (12 GALLONS)

DIESEL FUEL

OUTBOARD FUEL & OIL

ICE