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

Emergency:- Immediate Action Required/Members of The Team


In event of : Transfer system leak, Tank overflow, suspected cargo tank, fuel tank hull leak.

  1. Stop operation by fastest means and raise emergency alarm
  2. Activate oil spill contigency plan
  3. Identify spill source, contain & eradicate
  4. Consider opening and draining into slack tank
  5. Suspend operation untill leakage rectified /isolated & cleaned up.
  6. Consider shore assistance
  7. Deploy oil boom to prevent dissipation & recover as much as possible using oil absorbents.

Command Team (C/T) Duties:-

  1. Notify relevant parties as per VRP or SOPEP as appropriate
  2. Inform technical Dept, DPA and advise status.
  3. Co-ordinate with port authorities/ other vessels if necessary.
  4. Consider shore assistance requesting additional clean up materials
  5. Report made to shore authorities- Coast Guard, Port authorities & others.
  6. Compile communication reports and record all movements/ events.

Emergency Team(E/T) Duties:-

  1. Assess & identify spill source & inform C/T
  2. Deploy clean up materials.
  3. Control and organize oil spill containment.
  4. Disposal of residue & clean up material ashore or slop/tank, incinerator.

Support Team (S / T) Duties:-

  1. Provide First Aid
  2. Assist as directed.

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 (…………)