A noon report is a data sheet prepared by the ship’s chief engineer on a daily basis. The report provides the vessel’s position and other relevant standardized data to assess the performance of the vessel based on its speed and environmental forces, including weather conditions.
A general overview of the content of a noon report and how they are recorded:
- Vessel Name: name or call sign of the vessel
- Voyage number: number where the vessel is plying
- Date of the report: date of noon report
- Time of the report: time of noon report. Chief engineer and ship staff must ensure that the noon report is sent daily at the same time.
- Vessel Position: The position of the vessel taken from GPS of the ship in latitude and longitude at the time of noon (or time of report preparation).
- Average speed has done since last submitted noon report in knots: The average speed is calculated out from the net speed of the vessel in knots since last noon report.
- Propeller Slip: The total revolutions of the propeller from noon to noon is obtained using the revolution counter. The engine distance can be calculated using the pitch of the propeller provided by the manufacturer.
- Average RPM: Average Revolutions Per Minute of the propulsion engine/ engines
- Wind Direction and wind force
- Sea and swell condition: general sea and swell condition at the time of report preparation
- Distance to Next Port of call/destination: The distance which the vessel needs to cover to reach the next port.
- Estimated Time of Arrival: The Deck officer will calculate the ETA for the next port of call.
- R.O.B : Following Remaining On Board are prepared by the chief engineer. He/she takes account of either all fuel oil/lube oil/water present on board vessel or excluding the oil/water which are in the daily consumption or service tanks to keep a safe margin.
Note: Noontime is usually always on board time. Due to different time zones, summer and wintertime, etc. we offer our customers a report of their ships with any data fields at any time (e.g. 12:00 UTC).