General emergency alarm signal : Seven or more short blast followed by one long blast

Emergency:- Immediate Action Required/Members of The Team


  1. Stop main engine & raise emergency alarm
  2. Determine if any casualties suffered and render First aid, if necessary.
  3. Establish communication with other vessel and exchange information.
  4. Check for oil pollution and possibility of one
  5. Assess for any immediate danger of sinking/capsizing.
  6. Effect necessary damage and pollution controls actions.
  7. Do not leave the area untill both vessels involved in the collision are safe

Command Team (C/T) Duties:-

  1. Fix ship’s position and record all movements/events
  2. Establish communications with the other vessel and exchange information
  3. Broadcast situation to vessels in the vicinity & keep clear, if required.
  4. Inform tech suptd. and DPA and advise status.
  5. Inform Agenst/ Port authorities and arrange for P&I surveyor.

Emergency Team(E/T) Duties:-

  1. Inspect/ assess damaged area and report to C/T
  2. Ascertain if any oil pollution and act accordingly.
  3. Take all ballast bilge and fuel tank soundings.
  4. Effect damage control & temporary repairs
  5. Check damage stability and stress criteria.
  6. Ballast/ deballast and transfer fuel as deemed necessary
  7. Take fuel tanks and E/R bilge soundings

Support Team (S / T) Duties:-

  1. Provide First aids.
  2. Prepare life boats
  3. Assist as directed.
  4. Shut all water tight doors and vents

Engine Room / Roving Team (R / T) Duties:-

  1. Attend to E/R services and controls
  2. Report status of M/E & Aux equipments to C/T

Remark :

  • When a fire alarm is sounded it is to be left ringing till stopped by the master, master after stopping the fire alarm will sound the emergency signal.
  • For emergency stations crew must carry the life jacket and elsa to their muster stations, life jackets to be worn only at abandon ship
  • Drills to be conducted in such a way as if they are real.
  • Fire alarm is indicated by continuous ringing of the bell (…………)