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    Report Writing For Professional Marine Engineers

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    Report Writing for Professional Marine Engineers aims to transmit the methodology for properly formatted reports with technical information presented in an easily readable and understandable manner.
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    Author: Mike Wall

    Published: August 2019

     

    Report Writing for Professional Marine Engineers aims to transmit the methodology for properly formatted reports with technical information presented in an easily readable and understandable manner.


    There are many types of report which the professional marine engineer may be asked to compile. This publication endeavours to cover many of the types of report which might be required.

     

    Chapter 1

    INTRODUCTION

    1.1 The many types of report

    1.2 Receiving your assignment

    1.3 Conformance

    1.4 The purpose of a report - for whom are you writing the report

    1.5 Information required and sources

    1.6 Preparing for the surve

     

    Chapter 2

    THE BASIS OF THE REPORT

    2.1 The report as a legal document

    2.2 Discovery

    2.3 Evidence

    2.4 Protocols

    2.5 Terms and Conditions of Service

    2.6 Caveats and disclaimers

    2.7 Professional Indemnity Insurance

    2.8 Limiting liability

    2.9 Copyright issues

     

    Chapter 3

    PREPARING FOR THE REPORT

    3.1 Interviewing skills

    3.2 Facts and opinions

    3.3 Aide memoires and laptops

    3.4 File management

    3.5 Good written and spoken communication

    3.6 Tone of the report

    3.7 Terminology versus jargon

    3.8 Multiple consultants

    3.9 Delegating

    3.10 Signing the report

    3.11 References

     

    Chapter 4

    REPORT TYPES

    4.1 Vessel inspections

    4.2. Specific requests

    4.3 Pro forma reports, eg, container surveys

    4.4 Pre-purchase condition surveys (PPCS)

    4.4.1 Pleasure craft surveys

    4.5 P&I Club surveys

    4.6 Machinery damage surveys

    4.7 Hull damage surveys

    4.8 Charterers’ inspections

    4.8.1 RightShip inspections

    4.8.2 Cargill Inspections

    4.9 Cargo surveys

    4.10 Container damage surveys

    4.11 Collision damage reports

    4.12 Specialised reports, eg, heavy lift, tow approvals, etc

    4.13 Personal injury and accident investigations

    4.14 Expert opinions

     

    Chapter 5

    WRITING THE REPORT

    5.1 Structure

    5.2 Abstracts and Executive Summaries

    5.3 Table of Contents

    5.4 Spelling and grammar

    5.5 Some simple rules to follow

    5.6 Active and passive writing

    5.7 Voice recognition software

    5.8 Report writing software

    5.9 Typing

    5.10 Typography

    5.11 Typeface terminology

    5.12 Tracking and kerning

    5.13 The style sheet

    5.14 Headlines

    5.15 Numbering

    5.16 Units

    5.17 Use of brackets

    5.18 Lists

    5.19 Presentation and layout

    5.20 Balance

    5.21 Numerals and words

    5.22 Date and time formats

    5.23 Hooks

    5.24 Colons and Semicolons

    5.25 Lack of colour

    5.26 Widows and orphans

    5.27 Paragraph spacing and indentation

    5.28 Diagrams

    5.29 Photographs

    5.30 Accurate descriptions

    5.31 Use of spreadsheets

    5.32 Notes

    5.33 Appendices and Annexes

    5.34 Binding the report

     

    Chapter 6

    TOUCH TYPING

    Some useful references

     

    Appendices

    APPENDIX 1 Specimen Pre-purchase Condition Survey Report for a Merchant Vessel

    APPENDIX 2 Specimen Pre-purchase Condition Survey Report for a Pleasure Craft

    APPENDIX 3 Specimen Machinery Damage Report

    APPENDIX 4 Specimen Hull Damage Survey Report

    APPENDIX 5 Specimen Off-Hire Survey Report

    APPENDIX 6 Specimen Collision Damage Survey Report

    APPENDIX 7 Specimen Speed and Angle of Blow Assessment Report

    APPENDIX 8 Specimen Tow Approval (Trip in Tow) Report

    APPENDIX 9 Specimen Heavy Lift Survey Report

    APPENDIX 10 Specimen Personal Injury Investigation Report

    APPENDIX 11 Specimen Vessel Inspection Report

    Author: Mike Wall

    Published: August 2019

     

    Report Writing for Professional Marine Engineers aims to transmit the methodology for properly formatted reports with technical information presented in an easily readable and understandable manner.


    There are many types of report which the professional marine engineer may be asked to compile. This publication endeavours to cover many of the types of report which might be required.

     

    Chapter 1

    INTRODUCTION

    1.1 The many types of report

    1.2 Receiving your assignment

    1.3 Conformance

    1.4 The purpose of a report - for whom are you writing the report

    1.5 Information required and sources

    1.6 Preparing for the surve

     

    Chapter 2

    THE BASIS OF THE REPORT

    2.1 The report as a legal document

    2.2 Discovery

    2.3 Evidence

    2.4 Protocols

    2.5 Terms and Conditions of Service

    2.6 Caveats and disclaimers

    2.7 Professional Indemnity Insurance

    2.8 Limiting liability

    2.9 Copyright issues

     

    Chapter 3

    PREPARING FOR THE REPORT

    3.1 Interviewing skills

    3.2 Facts and opinions

    3.3 Aide memoires and laptops

    3.4 File management

    3.5 Good written and spoken communication

    3.6 Tone of the report

    3.7 Terminology versus jargon

    3.8 Multiple consultants

    3.9 Delegating

    3.10 Signing the report

    3.11 References

     

    Chapter 4

    REPORT TYPES

    4.1 Vessel inspections

    4.2. Specific requests

    4.3 Pro forma reports, eg, container surveys

    4.4 Pre-purchase condition surveys (PPCS)

    4.4.1 Pleasure craft surveys

    4.5 P&I Club surveys

    4.6 Machinery damage surveys

    4.7 Hull damage surveys

    4.8 Charterers’ inspections

    4.8.1 RightShip inspections

    4.8.2 Cargill Inspections

    4.9 Cargo surveys

    4.10 Container damage surveys

    4.11 Collision damage reports

    4.12 Specialised reports, eg, heavy lift, tow approvals, etc

    4.13 Personal injury and accident investigations

    4.14 Expert opinions

     

    Chapter 5

    WRITING THE REPORT

    5.1 Structure

    5.2 Abstracts and Executive Summaries

    5.3 Table of Contents

    5.4 Spelling and grammar

    5.5 Some simple rules to follow

    5.6 Active and passive writing

    5.7 Voice recognition software

    5.8 Report writing software

    5.9 Typing

    5.10 Typography

    5.11 Typeface terminology

    5.12 Tracking and kerning

    5.13 The style sheet

    5.14 Headlines

    5.15 Numbering

    5.16 Units

    5.17 Use of brackets

    5.18 Lists

    5.19 Presentation and layout

    5.20 Balance

    5.21 Numerals and words

    5.22 Date and time formats

    5.23 Hooks

    5.24 Colons and Semicolons

    5.25 Lack of colour

    5.26 Widows and orphans

    5.27 Paragraph spacing and indentation

    5.28 Diagrams

    5.29 Photographs

    5.30 Accurate descriptions

    5.31 Use of spreadsheets

    5.32 Notes

    5.33 Appendices and Annexes

    5.34 Binding the report

     

    Chapter 6

    TOUCH TYPING

    Some useful references

     

    Appendices

    APPENDIX 1 Specimen Pre-purchase Condition Survey Report for a Merchant Vessel

    APPENDIX 2 Specimen Pre-purchase Condition Survey Report for a Pleasure Craft

    APPENDIX 3 Specimen Machinery Damage Report

    APPENDIX 4 Specimen Hull Damage Survey Report

    APPENDIX 5 Specimen Off-Hire Survey Report

    APPENDIX 6 Specimen Collision Damage Survey Report

    APPENDIX 7 Specimen Speed and Angle of Blow Assessment Report

    APPENDIX 8 Specimen Tow Approval (Trip in Tow) Report

    APPENDIX 9 Specimen Heavy Lift Survey Report

    APPENDIX 10 Specimen Personal Injury Investigation Report

    APPENDIX 11 Specimen Vessel Inspection Report

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