Preparing to Depart Port
Use the following standard checklist to prepare to depart port. The
items listed may be modified as necessary by individual ships.
Establish getting under way schedule to cover propulsion plant
light off, shift from shore to ships power, last boat run, rigging
in of accommodation ladder, disposal of ships vehicles, light
off and testing of electronics suite, and U.S. and guard mail.
Conduct navigation brief.
Verify arrangements for tugs/pilot.
Compare bridge and CIC charts.
Conduct steering system PMS.
Verify schedule for lighting off power plant.
Check navigation lights for proper operation.
Verify arrangements for running the degaussing range.
Ascertain scheduled ship movements.
8 hours Energize gyrocompass.
Energize and calibrate all radar repeaters.
Energize and initialize all electronic navigation equipment.
4 hours Determine gyro error.
Confirm tugs/pilot/line handlers.
3 hours Verify arrangements for discontinuance of shore services.