Appropriate crewing evaluation—template
Factors to be considered
Evaluation—Consider the following questions
Tasks or activities of the vessel
What tasks will the vessel undertake and what will the crew be required to do?
The number of persons to be carried
How many persons will the vessel carry and how will they be monitored?
Design characteristics of the vessel
What are the design characteristics of the vessel that may effect crewing numbers?
Competency of master and crew for:
What equipment or aids to navigation are fitted on the vessel and how does that impact on the crew’s duties or tasks?
What training to the crew require to be able to use such equipment or aids?
What should familiarisation training include?
The area of operation
Where will the vessel operate?
What are the expected traffic, weather, sea, and visibility conditions?
How will conditions affect the performance or duties of the crew?
Duration of the voyage
When will the vessel operate?
How long will the vessel operate for?
What arrangements are there for the crew to rest?
The risk of fatigue of the master and crew
How will fatigue affect the crew?
How will fatigue be managed?
How will hours of work or rest be monitored?
What additional duties or conditions could contribute to fatigue?
Refer to fatigue guidance
How will the vessel’s crew deal with an emergency?
How will they evacuate the vessel if required?
What training will be required?
At what frequency will training drills be carried out?
What maintenance tasks need to be carried out by the crew?
Are the crew trained to carry out maintenance safely?
Risk to the environment and persons on or near the vessel
How do the vessel’s operations affect the environment?
Are people on board or near the vessel impacted by the vessel’s operations?
Qualifications and competency of the master and crew
What are the qualifications and experience levels of the crew?
Are their qualifications and experience sufficient to carry out the required duties?
External support available to the vessel
What support is available to the vessel if required?
Are all crew aware of communications methods?
Do they know how to seek help?
Key on board operations
What are the key operations that need to be carried out?
Any other matters or considerations