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

Emergency:- Immediate Action Required/Members of The Team


  1. Raise emergency alarm and transmit/ retransmit distress message
  2. SSB in operation and continuous listening watch on all Distress frequencies
  3. Establish communications internally and externally with RCC & surface / air units
  4. Carry out SAR operations as defined in MERSAR and instructed by RCC

Command Team (C/T) Duties:-

  1. Maintain communication with RCC and surface air units
  2. Fix vessel’s position and plot course and speeds of other assisting units
  3. Compile communication reports and record all movements/ events.
  4. Inform tech suptd. and DPA and other relevant parties on situation
  5. Make OLB entries and fill up deviation certificate

Emergency Team(E/T) Duties:-

  1. Provide additional manpower to Bridge
  2. Prepare rescue equipment and rescue boat for launching
  3. Await further instructions from C/T

Support Team (S / T) Duties:-

  1. Prepare to receive survivors and provide first aid
  2. Assist as directed.

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

  1. Attend E/R services and controls
  2. 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 (…………)