Preparing to Depart Port, Continued
Station the special sea and anchor detail.
In reduced visibility: (1) station the low visibility detail; and (2) set material
condition ZEBRA on the main deck and below.
Make reports to DCC.
Embark pilot. Display CODE HOTEL.
Prepare anchor for letting go.
Test anchor windlass.
OOD shift watch to the bridge.
Conduct loss of steering drill.
Test sound-powered phone circuits in use.
Post tide/current/NAVAID information on the bridge and CIC.
Receive departmental reports for readiness to get under way.
MAA make report of inspection for stowaways.
Record draft of ship fore and aft in ships deck log, if applicable.
Raise deck edge antennas, if required.
Obtain commanding officers permission to test main engine(s) and direct
engineering control accordingly after ensuring that the screw(s) is/are clear.
Test ships whistle and general alarms.
If alongside a pier, ensure that all shore connections are broken and that the
brows are ready to be removed.
Single up lines when so ordered.
Conduct time check throughout the ship.
Report when ready for getting under way to the executive officer.
Order maneuvering bells by setting the engine revolution indicator system
on a certain repetitive number combination beyond the range of the engines,
such as "999", if applicable.
Warn engineering control to stand by to answer all bells.
If a flag officer or unit commander is embarked, request permission to get
under way as scheduled.
Shift colors/close up international call sign.
When clear of restricted waters, lower pit sword.
When clear of restricted waters, conduct loss of steering drill.
Advise CO when entering international waters and haul down international