Will craft have cargo on board?
If liquid cargo, give location and type
Is solid cargo stowed below the main deck secured in position?
If so, list location and type
Is solid cargo stowed topside secured in position?
If so, list location and type.
(Note: All solid cargo on board must be well-secured from heavy weather. All cargo topside must be secured
with wire straps and properly-secured turnbuckles or equivalent securing devices. In some cases, shoring will
Will cargo stowed on board adversely affect the stability of craft?
(Note: If so, revise stability calculations m Section 6 of this check-off list.)
Has a manifest of all cargo been prepared for the towing ship?
10. Towing Gear'
Have towing attachment points and fairleads (including chocks/bullnose) been non-destructively tested?
Date of last test
Test procedures used
Has all chain in the towing bridle been measured in accordance with NSTM 581 and the U.S. Navy Towing
(Note. The towing bridle is normally chain on all ocean tows. On some service craft, especially barges, wire
has been successfully used. Wire should be used with extreme caution, due to problems with chafing)