What should be recorded in ships log?
Names of vessel, MMSI Number & Call Sign. Number of persons on board. Time of each log entry (this may be local time, ship’s time or UT – and should be specific clearly) Departure Port / Destination Port & associated HW & LW times and heights.
Is a ships log a legal document?
An Official Logbook (CG-706B/C) is a legal document required for U.S. ves- sels on a voyage from a port in the United States to a foreign port; or ves- sels of at least 100 gross tons and on a voyage be- tween a U.S. port on the Atlantic Ocean and a U.S. port on the Pacific Ocean.
What is the real purpose of the ship’s logbook?
The logbook used to record various data, scenario, and situations (including emergency situation and action) which are later used for reference, case study and for marine insurance purpose in case of damage to the ship or loss of ship’s property should be properly filled without any errors.