If craft is a floating drydock, has it been inspected by a representative of NAVSEA? Ifyes, when?
Do you hold a signed copy of the inspection?
Are ladders available for boarding on both port and starboard sides on the after one-third of the tow?
For unmanned ships with freeboard over 10 feet, are rungs welded to the sides?
Is a riding crew necessary?
(Note Riding crews are not ordinary practice for open
Attach a copy of the directive (message, letter, etc.)
If so, proceed with the following checks.
Which authority has authorized that a riding crew be on board?
How many men?
Is there a sufficient number of life rafts on board with emergency rations and water to accommodate
the riding crew in the event that they are required to abandon ship?
Where are they located?
Date life rafts were last tested/inspected
Are life jackets and life rings on board?
Date last tested/inspected
Are at least two P-250s and all other necessary firefighting equipment on board?
Is there a sufficient quantity of P-250 fuel on board?
Is storage of fuel adequate?
What means of communications with the towing ship will be provided?
(Both visual and radio are recommended )