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SEPTEMBER26,2014BYSHILAVADRABHATTACHARJEE

Thetimebeforesurveysisatoughoneforallonboardship.Workiscarriedoutinfullthrottletoensur
thatthevesselisuptothemarkofhigheststandards.Needlesstosay,aPlannedMaintenance
Scheduleisofextremeimportanceherefor,ifcarriedoutwithdiligenceandatregularintervals,last
minutedecisionsdonothavetobemade.

Also,situationshavearisenwhereinworkfortheloadlinesurveybeginsatapriortimethatisjustnot
enoughtoachievemaximumresults.Thereby,preparationsoughttobeginafewmonthsbeforethe
expecteddateofsurvey.

Mentionedbelowaresomeimportantpointsthatneedstobeconsideredwhilepreparingforaloadlin
survey:
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1.CheckAccessPoints:Accesspointsatenclosedstructuresshouldbechecked.Allmovableparts
(clamps,dogsetc.)shouldbewellgreased.Gasketsandwatertightpackingsshouldbecheckedfor

cracksandrepairedaccordingly.Rubberpackingsareintegralinmaintainingthewatertightintegrityo
anenclosedstructure.
2.CheckVentilatorsandAirpipes:Ventilatorsandairpipes(openings)shouldbeprovidedwith

closingmechanisms.Checktheinstallationifalreadyprovidedandrepairanydamages.Often,heavy
rustingeatsupmostoftheflapsinwhichcasetheyshouldbereplaced.

3.KeepDeckClear:Portablebeamsmustbecheckedforefficiencyandsecuring.Also,ahabitmus

inculcatedofsquaringupofusedequipment.Itreflectsverywellontheshiptohaveadeckfreefrom
unnecessarytoolslyingabout.

4.CheckHatches:Hatchesshouldbecheckedforbeingweathertight.Checkboobyhatchestoofor
thesame.Thebutterflyscrewshouldbecheckedforeasymovement.

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5.CheckLockingBars:Lockingbars,lockingpins,hatchventilatorsmustbechecked,derustedan
operatedforfreemovement.Asweallknow,liberaluseofWD40isalwaysencouragedandhelpful!

6.KeepTarpaulinsinGoodCondition:Tarpaulins,ifusedtocoverhatches,mustbeintopconditio
andofanapprovedmaterialandstandard.Infact,thesamelogicshouldapplytomostequipment
and/ormaterialsusedforthepurposeofoperationandmaintenanceonboard.

7.CheckforWatertightness:Checkmanholes,scuppersandothersimilarpartsenablingwaterflow
forwatertightness.ThemanholesmustbescrewedtightusingtheTwrenchasfaraspossible.
Scuppersoftengetcloggedovertimeandrestricttheoutletofwater,inwhichcase,theyshouldbe
cleaned.Also,plugsoftheexactdimensionsastheoutletshouldbeusedforclosing.

8.EnsureProperWorkingofNonReturnValves:Thenonreturnvalvesmustbecheckedforwork

efficiencywithrespecttooverboarddischarge.Mostauthoritiesarerathersternwhenitcomestothis
9.KeepMachinerySpacesClean:Allmachineryspaceopeningondeckmustbethoroughly

inspected.Keepthegeneralappearancecleanatthesesectionsfortheygenerallyhavepatchesofo
andotherdirt.

10.CheckPortsForWatertightIntegrity:Allportsunderthefreeboarddeckmustbestrictlychecke
fortheirwatertightintegrity.Also,anyandeveryfreeingportshouldbemovingfreely.Inspectthat
shutters,hinges,pinsarenotcorrodingandarewelllubricatedandhavefreemovement.

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11.RepairFractures:Fracturesinguardrailsandbulwarksmustberepaired.Infact,irrespectiveofa
impendingsurvey,theseareasoughttobeinmintconditionsincetheymeansomuchtopersonnel
safety.
12.AllLinesShouldBeReadyForInspection:Thedeckline,loadlinemark,loadline,draught

marks,importantsignagesetc.shouldbederustedandpaintedforinspection.Therequiredjob,whe

carriedout,mustbedoneunderaptsupervisionandwithfullsafetygearinplay,asthisjobismostlik
toinvolvebeinghungbythesideoftheship.KeepnecessaryLSAonstandbyforanyprobable
necessitythatmayarise.

13.AllSafetyEquipmentMustBeInOrder:Allsafetymeasuresmustbecheckedandthenchecke
again!Nothingscreamsofefficiencymorethanasolidsafetycultureinplace.Checkallsafety
equipments,rigsafetylinesinplaceandoverhaulanyaspectofthesafetysetupasnecessary.

14.CheckSideScuttles:Sidescuttlesbelowthefreeboarddeckanddeadlightsmustbecheckedfo
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watertightintegrity.Therubberpackingaroundthedeadlightsisofparamountimportanceandmustb
thoroughlyinspectedforcracksandfissures.

15.AllRecordsMustBeReadyForInspection:Theloadlinecertificateandrelevantrecordsshou

bekeptreadyforinspectiononthefinalday.Thestabilityinformationshouldalsobekeptreadytosh

adherencetotherulesofloading/dischargingandballasting/deballasting.TheChiefMateshouldmak

surethatallappropriatekeysareavailableandworkingintheeventthattheSurveyoraskstoinspect

anyarea.Areasonablemanpowershouldbeavailableatalltimesforavarietyofjobsthatmayensue
Itisunderstoodthat,consideringthesizeofavessel,itisadauntingtasktoensurethattheentire

vesselisoverhauledtothelevelofanewlymadeone.Whenbeingspecificabouttheloadlinesurvey
isbasicallyanefforttomakethehullwatertightbelowthefreeboardandweathertightaboveit.

However,alleffortshouldbemadetomakethevesselachieveitsmaximumpossiblelevelofworking
efficiency.Itshouldbeunderstoodthatavesselthatrunssmoothly,iseventuallygoingtobenefitthe

shipspersonnelaswellasreduceworkloadfortheseafarers.Afterall,whenthesurveyisoverandt
vesselhassailed,aproblemfreeenvironmentwillleavemoretimeforthemuchneededrestand
recuperation.
Overtoyou..
Doyouknowanyotherimportantpointsthatcanbeaddedthislist?
Letsknowinthecommentsbelow.
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COMMENTS

Ucsays
November18,2014at5:40am
VeryNicelessambiguousThankYou

hidekimatsumotosays
April30,2015at3:38pm
inpointno.9itsaystokeepmachineryspaceclean,howeverintheactualpreparationfor
loadlinesurveyrecommendationguidelinesprovidedbytheloadlineconventionitsaysto
Inspectallmachineryspaceopeningsonexposeddeck.
Kindlyclarifythisdisparity.
Hideki
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