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

Emergency:- Immediate Action Required/Members of The Team


  1. Revert to manual steering and raise emergency alarm if running into danger
  2. Exhibit NUC signals and broadcast SECURITY message
  3. Assess the situation and danger in the vicinity
  4. Use rudder & bow thruster to best navigational advantage

Command Team (C/T) Duties:-

  1. Fix ship’s position and record all movements/ events
  2. Exhibit NUC signals and broadcast SECURITY message
  3. Manoeuvre the vessel using helm & headway to avoid immediate danger.
  4. Summon for additional men on bridge and consider need for towing assistance.
  5. Prepare for anchoring when in anchoring depths.
  6. Consider operating ME under emergency operation mode. Inform technical Suptd. & DPA

Emergency Team(E/T) Duties:-

  1. Prepare for anchoring
  2. Proceed immediately to engine room and assist Engine RM team.
  3. Attend to E/R services & controls.
  4. Assist as directed.

Support Team (S / T) Duties:-

  1. Provide First aid.
  2. Prepare Life Boats
  3. Assist as directed.

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

  1. Determine cause of failure and inform C/T
  2. Effect immediate repairs and keep C/T informed of progress and anticipated time of completion
  3. Report status of aux equipment 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 (…………)