What are action in case of oil spill on ships ?

In ALL emergencies, Captain/Chief Eng. will take control of situations as soon as possible – but initiative must be taken by other individuals 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.  










01Stop all cargo & bunkering operationsOOW. C/EXX 
02Stop all ballasting/deballasting operationsOOWXX 
03Sound Fire Alarm to muster Oil Spill Response Team – Make PA announcementOOW
04Stop all bilge pumping/internal transfersD/EXX
05Call MasterOOWX
06Announce “NO SMOKING” on PA system, Check accommodation battened down to prevent gas ingressOOWX
07Advise berth operators.C/O. MASTXXX
08Advise harbour authorities.MASTERXXX
09Locate leak; remove supply/relieve pressure and repair.C/O.  C/EXX
10If cause is overflow – drop to tank of same parcelC/O.  C/E
11Contain spillageC/O. Crew
12Confirm all scuppers plugs are still in placeC/O. CrewXX
13Start clean up operationC/O. Crew
14If Required – start Wilden pump direct  to slop tankC/O. CrewX
15If required – drop IG pressure in slop tank ready to accept oil from dump valvesC/O. OOW
16If oil spill not contained on deck – immediately contact local P & I representative and agent.MastXXX
17Record type and grade of oilOOWXXX
18Take sampleOOWXX
19Estimate quantity spilledOOWXXX
20Estimate area of harbour coveredMastXXX
21Check weather forecastMastXXX
22Check tidal & current directionMastXXX
23Evaluate risk to shorelineMastXX
24Check availability of assistanceMastXX
25Note names of vessel in vicinityMastXXX
26Note protestMastXXX
27If Possible – take photographsMastXX
28Enter facts in Log BooksMastXXX
*RA  :   Radio Advice*WR :  Written Report*D/E :  Documents/ Evidence


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