Preparing to Enter Port or Restricted Waters, Continued
Obtain information from navigator on depth of water at
anchorage, anchor and scope to be used, and inform first
Receive readiness reports for entering port.
Request permission to enter port from the proper authority.
When mooring to a pier, inform first lieutenant as to the
range of tide and the time of high water.
Station line handlers.
When required, designated personnel fall in at quarters for
Direct CMAA to inspect upper decks to see that crew is in
Station in-port deck watches.
If mooring to a buoy, lower motor whaleboat with buoy detail
Stand by to receive tugs and pilots.
Secure main engines, gyros, and navigational radars as
If anchored, obtain navigation bearings and determine swing
This concludes the Quartermaster rate training manual. Hopefully, you
have learned a great deal about your job and of navigation in general.
You are strongly encouraged to continue a strive for excellence in your
search for additional knowledge of navigation and shiphandling. As
mention in the preface of this RTM, the material you have covered
meets only the minimum occupational requirements for the QM. Dont
stop here, continue to learn and by all means pass your knowledge on to
junior personnel who, with proper guidance, will continue to become the
trusted navigation advisors in the fleet.