Navigation in Ice Preparation

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Navigation in Ice preparation

Inform master.
Inform E/R
Inform all crew
Check extra navigational light for ice area
Check magnetic compass ethyl alcohol, distilled water and extra for ice area have or not, If not then
inform master.
In battery room, cap should open and clip sound grease.
Check sand, cement, extra steel plate for ice damage repair.
Make draft allowance for ice area
Check ice breaker if fitted.
Cheek all instrument window, clear view screen.
Check accommodation heater and clear view screen ok or not.
The main engine & steering gear should be reliable and well maintained.
The ballast and FW tanks should not be more than 90% full.
Adequate reserve of store and bunkers.
On tanker, activate the deck seal heating coil.
Use canvas to protect rope & wires on mooring drums.
Ice publication for ice reporting :
IMO guideline for ship operation in arctic & antarctic ice cover water.
Admiralty manual of seamanship vol3
Manual of ice seamanship
Ice advisory guide.

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