What is Emergency Response?

  • Take appropriate remedial action.
  • Go by the checklist first.
  • Verify that action taken is having the desired effect.
  • Call for assistance.
  • Notify all those who need to know.
  • Inform outside world by lights, flags and VHF if appropriate.
  • Ensure that any change over procedure is properly carried out & that any alternative system is tested and verified.
  • Make certain that proper communications enable actions to be verified and monitored.
  • Support the emergency organization working.
  • Keep a vigilant lookout whilst the emergency is being solved.
  • Keep accurate record.
List of emergencies onboard :
  • Abandoning ship
  • Collision
  • MOB
  • Flooding
  • Standing (grounding)
  • Fire


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