What are action in case of Heavy Weather ?

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



WHO DONE Required by Office
*RA          *WR         *DE
01 Alter course & speed to ease motion and allow safe access and inform duty engineer. Master X X X
02 Note time & position OOW X X X
03 Determine & note nature of damage CO & CE X X X
04 Check tank and bilge soundings Chief Officer & Duty Engineer X X X
05 Check for crew injuries Cook Steward  X X
06 Check for fractured pipes  Chief Officer & Duty Engineer X X
07 Check Anchor lashings Chief Officer X
08 Check Windlass & winches Chief Officer X
09 Note course & speed hove to OOW X X X
10 Check weather forecast Master X X
11 Determine assistance required  – if any Master X X
Follow up action.
12 Determine spares required – if any Chief Officer & Chief Engineer X X
13 If Surveyor required – retain copy of report Master X
14 If P & I required – retain copy of report Master X X
15 Take photographs Management Team X
16 Retain Heavy weather log extracts Master X X
17 Enter facts in Log books Master & OOW X X
18 Note protest on arrival in next port Master X X
*RA  :   Radio Advice *WR :  Written Report *D/E :  Documents/ Evidence


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