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Stranding or grounding

Action to be carried out:

1 I Stop engines

| | Sound general emergency alarm

I | Close watertight doors, if fitted

| j Maintain a VHF watch on Channel 16 and, if appropriate, on Channel 13

I | Exhibit fights/shapes and make any appropriate sound signals

I | Switch on deck lighting at night

j \ Check hull for damage

I I Sound bilges and tanks

I | Visually inspect compartments, where possible

[ | Sound around ship

I I Determine which way deep water lies

I i Determine the nature of the seabed

| | Obtain information on local currents and tides, particularly details of the rise and fall of the tide

I I Reduce the draught of the ship

| | Make ship's position available to radio room/GMDSS station, satellite terminal and other automatic distress transmitters and up-date as necessary

I I Broadcast DISTRESS ALERT and MESSAGE if the ship is in grave and imminent danger and immediate assistance is required, otherwise broadcast an URGENCY message to ships in the vicinity

Other actions:




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4 Man overboard

Actions to be carried out:

I I Release lifebuoy with light and smoke signal on the side the crew member has fallen overboard

I I Take immediate avoiding action so as not to run over the man overboard I I Sound three prolonged blasts of the ship's whistle and repeat as necessary

I I Post a lookout with binoculars and instructions to maintain a continuous watch on the man overboard

I [ Hoist signal flag '0'

I I Commence a recovery manoeuvre, such as a Williamson turn

| I Engage hand steering, if helmsman available

I I Note ship's position, wind speed and direction and time

I I Inform master, if not already on the bridge

I I Inform engine room

| | Place engines on stand-by

| | Muster rescue boat's crew

1 I Prepare rescue boat for possible launching

1 | Distribute portable VHF radios for communication

| I Rig pilot ladder/nets to assist in the recovery

I 1 Make ship's position available to radio room/GMDSS station

I I Broadcast URGENCY message to ships in the vicinity

Other actions:


 
 



5 Fire

Action to be carried out:

1 1 Sound the fire alarm

I | Call master if not already on bridge and notify engineroom

I I Muster crew

I __ I Establish communications

I | Check for missing and injured crew members

I I On locating the fire, notify all on board of that location

I I If an engine room fire, prepare for engine failure

Assess fire and determine:

1 I the class of fire

I | appropriate extinguishing agent

I | appropriate method of attack

| | how to prevent the spread of the fire

[ 1 the necessary personnel and firefighting methods

I I Close down ventilation fans, all doors including fire and watertight doors and skylights

I Switch on deck lighting at night

I | Make ship's position available to radio room/GMDSS station, satellite terminal or other automatic distress transmitters and update as necessary



| | Broadcast DISTRESS ALERT and MESSAGE if the ship is in grave and imminent danger and immediate assistance is required otherwise broadcast an URGENCY message to ships in the vicinity

Other actions:


   
 
 
 



6 Flooding

Actions to be carried out:

| | Sound the general emergency alarm

I I Close watertight doors, if fitted

I | Sound bilges and tanks

| | Identify location of incoming water

I | Cut off all electrical power running through the area

| | Shore up area to stem water flow

I | Check bilge pump for operation

j | Check auxiliary pumps for back-up operation, as required

I | Make ship's position available to radio room/GMDSS station, satellite terminal and other automatic distress transmitters and update as necessary

I 1 Broadcast DISTRESS ALERT and MESSAGE if the ship is in grave and imminent danger and immediate assistance is required otherwise broadcast an URGENCY message to ships in the vicinity

Other actions:


   
 
 
 



7 Search and rescue

Actions to be carried out:

| | Take bearing of distress message if radio direction finder fitted

I I Re-transmit distress message

I | Maintain continuous listening watch on all distress frequencies

I I Consult MERSAR/IAMSAR manuals

| | Establish communications with all other surface units and SAR aircraft involved in the SAR operation

I | Plot position, courses and speeds of other assisting units

I | Monitor X-band radar for locating survival craft transponder (SART) signal using 6 or 12 nautical mile range scales

| | Post extra look-outs for sighting flares and other pyrotechnic signals Other actions:

 





8 Abandoning ship

Actions to be carried out:

1 | Broadcast DISTRESS ALERT and MESSAGE on the authority of the master

I I Instruct crew members to put on lifejackets, and wear adequate and warm clothing

I I Instruct crew members to put on immersion suits, if carried, if water temperature is below 16

I | Order crew members to lifeboat stations

| | Prepare to launch lifeboats/liferafts

I | Ensure that lifeboat sea painters are attached to the ship

I | Embark all crew in the lifeboats/liferafts and launch

I | Ensure lifeboats/liferafts remain in safe proximity to the ship and in contact with each other

Other actions:


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