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A ship arriving at a port is two hours from the pilot station. What general preparations should be made for arrival in port?

(1) Pre-arrival checks (anchors cleared, engines tested astern, echo sounder running, navigational gear all working, parallel indexing, etc. ). 

(2) Pilot boarding preparations. (3) Check port entry publications. (4) Tally, close and lock the bonded store. (5) Have all customs declaration forms and stores lists, crew lists, etc. completed. (6) Have the proper courtesy ensign ready. (7) Show any special signals required by local authorities.

 

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