Steering Gear Test Routines Checklist

Published Date

May 2016

Steering Gear Test Routines Checklist

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This card provides an instant point of reference when checking steering equipment, setting out in clearly marked sections the frequency and nature of checks to be performed. The laminated, wipe-clean finish makes it easy to update the card each time the checks are completed.

This new edition has been updated to reflect the guidance contained within ICS’ Bridge Procedures Guide.

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Regular testing of ship’s steering gear is an international requirement and ICS encourages the effective implementation of routine tests. This card prompts the operator on the checks to be conducted so that nothing is overlooked. The card is divided into the following sections:

  • Every watch/after prolonged use of autopilot
  • before entering coastal or congested waters
  • prior to departure (no more than 12 hours prior to departure)
  • emergency steering drills
  • checks and tests
  • changeover procedures.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.

ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage.

Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping.

ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impact on shipping, including the International Maritime Organization.

ICS also develops best practices and guidance, including a wide range of publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

Title: Steering Gear Test Routines Checklist
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 1
Product Code: WS1509K
Published Date: May 2016
Weight: 0.10 kg

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