What is Muster List for pollution contingency ? |

What is Muster List for pollution contingency ?

Ship No.
1 D2


Second Offr

Third offr

Duty officer


Tankers: Loading – open empty / slack tanks.

Discharging: Stop cargo operations, trip pumps, close manifolds.

All ships: Call out crew, prevent oil going overboard

2   Communic-ations Offr Assist Master with Communications / notifications
3 D5 Cadet Assist Chief officer as instructed.
4   Pumpman Operate pumps / valves to limit outflow, transfer spilled oil to tanks/drums
5   Fitter Assist Ch. officer to transfer spilled oil to tanks/drums
6   Duty Helmsman Use saw dust/ sorbent mats to prevent oil going overboard.
7   Duty Seaman Use saw dust/sorbent mats to prevent oil going overboard.
8   S/Helmsman (offduty) Prepare FFA near spill site. Assist Ch. Officer as instructed.
9   Dk.Serang Assist Ch. Officer as instructed.
10   Seaman (offduty) Assist Ch. Officer as instructed.
11   Chief Cook Assist Ch. Officer as instructed.
12   Crew Cook Assist Ch. Officer as instructed.
13   G.S Assist Ch. Officer as instructed.

U.S.Waters only
Other Areas 
1.                   USCG National Response Centre National Poll Response Centre
2.                   Vessel Qualified Individual Port Authority
3.                   USCG Captain of the Port (local) Local Agents
4.                   Terminal / Port Essar Shipping Limted
5.                   Local Agents P&I – Local Correspondent
6.                   Essar Shipping Limited  
7.                   P&I – local correspondent  
8.                   Other local state requirements

Prior arrival, all relevant contact numbers for the port / country should be obtained and displayed in cargo control room & Bridge.

1 E2


2nd Engineer

3rd Engineer

Call out crew, muster oil spill clean-up equipment at spill site. Start clean-up. Prepare for fire fighting.
2 E4 4th Engineer Bunkering – Open empty / slack tank, alert Chief Engineer and duty officer
3 E5 Junior Engineer Attend fire pumps, deck air and E/R duty.
4   Duty DGRSR Assist duty engineer in clean up operations
5   Duty ERR II Assist duty engineer in clean up operations


Assist Ch.Engineer as instructed
  1. COMMUNICATION: Notification to all concerned authorities must be made by the fastest available channel of communication. In US waters, the Master must notify the USCG National Response Center, Vessel Qualified Individual and USCG COTP within 30 minutes after a contingency situation has arisen.
  2. CONTAINMENT TEAM: Carry out emergency containment procedures to stop or minimize the pollution using pumps and valves to reduce outflow and sawdust / sorbent mats to prevent oil going overboard. Where oil has spilled into water, all efforts must be made to limit the extent of the spill by rigging around the ship temporary booms made from old mooring ropes or such other item.
  3. CLEAN-UP TEAM: Carry out emergency clean-up procedures using all available material on board (portable pumps, absorbents and other pollution prevention equipment). Chemicals should only be used after obtaining approval of the local authorities.


  1. The oil on deck should never be washed overboard.
  2. Chemicals should never be used to treat oil already in water, unless authorized by local authorities as this could contravene local laws.
  3. Danger of fire exists until clean-up is complete and every precaution must be taken in this respect.
  4. Materials such as saw dust, when used as absorbents for oil, represent a fire hazard and must be stored in safe containers until finally disposed off.


  1. If required, Chief Officer for Chief Engineer and vice versa
  2. Duties of ranks not on board or other than those listed herein shall be assigned by Chief officer / Chief Engineer
Note :
  1. Above Rank/Duties are for reference only. Master may  allot ship specific duties as required.
  2. Alarm :


Followed by announcement in PA.


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