What are action in case of Heavy Weather ?

In ALL emergencies, Captain/Chief Eng. will take control of situations as soon as possible – but other individuals must take initiative where immediate action is required.

Sounding the alarm must be loud and clear – use of the General alarm and PA System is encouraged.

Any available spare person should be nominated as writer as soon as possible to prompt actions from this checklist and record events as they happen.  



WHODONERequired by Office
*RA          *WR         *DE
01Alter course & speed to ease motion and allow safe access and inform duty engineer.MasterXXX
02Note time & positionOOWXXX
03Determine & note nature of damageCO & CEXXX
04Check tank and bilge soundingsChief Officer & Duty EngineerXXX
05Check for crew injuriesCook Steward XX
06Check for fractured pipes Chief Officer & Duty EngineerXX
07Check Anchor lashingsChief OfficerX
08Check Windlass & winchesChief OfficerX
09Note course & speed hove toOOWXXX
10Check weather forecastMasterXX
11Determine assistance required  – if anyMasterXX
Follow up action.
12Determine spares required – if anyChief Officer & Chief EngineerXX
13If Surveyor required – retain copy of reportMasterX
14If P & I required – retain copy of reportMasterXX
15Take photographsManagement TeamX
16Retain Heavy weather log extractsMasterXX
17Enter facts in Log booksMaster & OOWXX
18Note protest on arrival in next portMasterXX
*RA  :   Radio Advice*WR :  Written Report*D/E :  Documents/ Evidence


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