CHECK-OFF LIST FOR PREPARING
AND RIGGING A TOW
H-1. CHECK-OFF LIST FOR PREPARING AND RIGGING A TOW
1. The following check-off list is to be used by the preparing activity to aid m preparing a tow for sea and acceptance
by the towing unit. It lists general requirements, most of which must be completed before the towing unit will accept it for
sea. If the preparing activity has questions concerning this check-off sheet or preparations required to ready the tow, it
should communicate via message or phone with the towing unit or its Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) The
preparing activity must fully complete this check-off list. Items which are not applicable or cannot be accomplished must
be cleared through the towing unit's ISIC or the towing unit.
2. A preliminary pre-tow inspection should be conducted by the command conducting the tow as soon as possible to
preclude misunderstandings and rework. In special situations, the standards reflected in this checklist can be relaxed
and a calculated risk tow accepted. The Commanding Officer of the towing ship and his ISIC must agree to all calculated
risk tows, as they do not relieve them of responsibility or safe practice. Calculated risk tows are not routine.
3. The Commanding Officer of the towing ship will conduct a final inspection of the tow in company with a
representative of the preparing command. Upon satisfactory completion of this inspection, condition ZEBRA will be set
on the tow by the preparing activity and the tow accepted and signed for by the towing ship's Commanding Officer
Is craft designed and authorized to be ocean-towed IAW the U S Navy Towing Manual?
If not, why not?
(Use separate sheet if additional space is needed.)
Nomenclature of unit being towed
Departure from what activity and port