What is meaning of EMS or Emergency Schedule ?

Emergency procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods (EMS) gives information on the action to be taken in the event of an incident involving certain dangerous goods.

The goods included in the EMS are classified according to the IMDG Code and are grouped so that goods requiring the same or similar emergency action appear on one emergency schedule.

Each emergency schedule is divided into five sections:
  • Group title with the emergency schedule number;
  • Special equipment required;
  • Emergency procedures;
  • Emergency action;
  • First aid.


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