Apart from the documents listed in the last answer, what should a new master check when taking over command?

(1) The off-going master’s hand-over report; (2) the combination number for the master’s safe; (3) the current manning (in comparison with the minimum safe manning listed on the Safe Manning Document and the company’s manning requirements); (4) the standard of crew competency and training.

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A new master is joining a UK ship at an overseas port. The crew of non-UK officers and ratings are to join two days later. What should the master ensure, with respect to crew, when they join?

What ship’s documents should be checked by a new master on joining ship?