Is a list of sea valves attached?
(Note. Two-valve protection consists of either two valves wired shut or one valve and a blank flange. A list of
all valves should be attached.)
Closely inspect, below decks, all drain piping which originates above the water-line and terminates with 20
feet of the waterline. Are there any loose connections or badly deteriorated spots in the piping? Are all sea
valves closed and wired shut with steel wire?
Are all sounding tubes capped?
Is a list of all sounding tubes attached? (Required)
Are all between-tank sluice valves closed?
Are all normally dry compartments dry?
Are all bilges free of oil and water?
Are there any broken, cracked or weak frames, longitudinal, plates, welds or rivets?
Have repairs been made?
Has the hull been inspected to the best of your ability?
What type(s) of inspection was/were conducted and where? (e.g., ultrasonic interior, exterior, voids, etc.)
(Note. All compartments should be entered and inspected )
Has steel wire or cable been used to secure all equipment to prevent any movement m heavy weather?
(Note. All moveable equipment must be secured by welding or secured with wire m place No fiber rope or line
will be accepted)
Is/are rudder(s) locked?
(Note: The rudder(s) should be locked by using a structural steel of acceptable size and quantity. The lock
should transfer the rudder load from the yoke to structural members of the tow's hull Refer to Chapter 4 of the
U S Navy Towing Manual for typical configurations and sizing )
What type of locking device is used?