What are action in case of Abandon Ship Procedure ?


Normal procedure will be for the Abandon Ship Signal to be preceded by the General Alarm.

The Abandon Ship order may only be given by the Master, or Officer in Charge of vessel (if Master incapacitated).   The signal is as per the Muster List; sounding Short  –  Long  –  Short  –  Long signals (repeatedly) on both General  Alarm and Whistle. This signal will be given after verbal orders are issued to Abandon.



WHO DONE Req’d by Managing office
*RA        *WR          *DE
01 Sound General Alarm Master X X
02 Send message informing vessels in area/coast station & INMARSAT of intention to Abandon Designated GMDSS operator  

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