Actions prior to Abandoning Ship

  • Broadcast distress alert and message on the authority of the master.
  • Instruct crew members to put on lifejackets, and wear adequate and warm clothing.
  • Instruct crew members to put on immersion suits, if carried, if water temp is below 16 degree Celsius.
  • Order crew members to lifeboat stations.
  • Prepare to launch life boats/life rafts.
  • Ensure that lifeboat sea painters are attached to the ship.
  • Embark all crew in the lifeboats/life raft and launch.
  • Ensure lifeboats/life rafts remain in safe proximity to the ship and in contact with each other.


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