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    After a deck log book is completed, the carbon copy pages of the log book get sent away somewhere and the originals are kept on board, what happens to these carbon copy pages? Are they kept by the companies or sent to the Registry in Cardiff?

  • #2
    Pretty sure they are sent to Cardiff or Southampton.

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    • #3
      If you're talking about the regular deck and engine log books then they are kept by the company as a record in the event of any claims being made against the vessel for whatever reason.
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      • #4
        Least you have carbon copies!!

        We handed my last ship back over to the owners, and our log books are not quite so fancy. Cue the ship's clerk, 3/O and 3/E(me) spending days photocopying the bloody things!! (We also had to do the Oil Record Books, as they remained on the ship).

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        • #5
          If it's the ship's log books you can usually take those away with you (I did it on one handover), however you're right about the ORB's, they need to remain on board but we usually just ask for the last ORB to be photocopied (the one currently in use).

          Have a look in your SMS, there's usually a piece in there about document keeping...
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          • #6
            The Ships Official logbook has to go down to the Ship Registry does it not ? I remember a Chief Engineer having to request photocopies from it for something to do with his CEC.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bobofinga View Post
              The Ships Official logbook has to go down to the Ship Registry does it not ? I remember a Chief Engineer having to request photocopies from it for something to do with his CEC.
              The Official Log Book has to go to Cardiff, but the deck log book is a company document.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by CharlieDelta View Post
                The Official Log Book has to go to Cardiff, but the deck log book is a company document.
                Ahh read it wrong.

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                • #9
                  GM - you are quite correct, however the company wanted copies of everything, despite the fact we were sending deck/engine log books back to them anyway!! Log books went via one courier, copies via another.

                  They also wanted copies of the last 6 ORB's. Mind boggling, but that was what they wanted, so that is what we had to give them. Considering all the gains we try to gain in emissions etc, with fancy fuels, and drifting with currents where possible, we then promptly wipe em out by consuming half a rainforest's worth of paper each year

                  (Also, before anyone is confused, the ship was Bahamas registered, not UK)

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the answers.

                    So that confirms it, the Deck/ER log books are a company requirement and can be dumped at any time.

                    For your info, the Official Log Books and crew agreements for UK flagged vessels are kept by the Seafarers Registry in Cardiff for 7 years before being dumped.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pignutpilot View Post
                      So that confirms it, the Deck/ER log books are a company requirement and can be dumped at any time.
                      There may be no statutory requirement to keep a Bridge Logbook as such, but I'd imagine that very few flag states would approve an SMS that allows such a lax approach to record keeping.

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