Preparing to Enter Port or Restricted Waters
Use the following standard checklist to prepare to enter port or restricted
waters. The items listed may be modified as necessary by individual
24 hours Conduct navigation plan brief.
Ensure CIC and bridge chart tracks are the same.
Dump all trash and garbage overboard.
Pump bilges when conditions permit.
Blow tubes if required.
Raise the pit log.
Ensure the smart appearance of the ship.
Ascertain the expected time of anchoring or mooring from the
navigator, and notify the engineer officer, weapons officer,
first lieutenant, and EOOW.
Pass the word, MAKE ALL PREPARATIONS FOR
ENTERING PORT. THE SHIP WILL ANCHOR (MOOR
SIDE TO) AT ABOUT
. ALL HANDS SHIFT
INTO THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY.
Weather permitting, remove such canvas covers as are
normally off when in port.
Obtain information concerning boating from the XO; inform
the first lieutenant. Lay out mooring lines if required. Set up
and check all harbor and tug frequencies.
Test ships whistle and general alarms.
Station the navigation detail.
Conduct time check throughout the ship.
Pass the word GO TO YOUR STATIONS, ALL THE
SPECIAL SEA AND ANCHOR DETAIL. Have anchor
ready for use when appropriate. Determine and record fore
and aft draft of the ship.
Prior to approaching restricted waters, conduct a loss of
Hoist international call sign when entering inland waters.