In my opinion, we do not generally need to keep the steering motor on while alongside. But while alongside at a berth/port with current (such as in river ports), it is strongly advised to keep at least one steering motor on.
This would prevent the rudder to move away from its mid-ship position due t
The required trim of the ship is decided during the meeting of the chief officer with docking master before the ship proceeds to the dry dock. Docking master gives the required information on the desired trim to the chief officer. Chief officer calculates the closest what he can achieve considering
A ship is detained because of a considerable port state control deficiency or multiple deficiencies. With these deficiencies, if the port state officer feels that it is not safe for the ship to proceed to the sea, the ship will be detained. The detention order of the ship is lifted only when the def