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

Emergency:- Immediate Action Required/Members of The Team


  1. Stop operation by fastest mean and raise emergency alarm
  2. Stop accommodation ventilation and shut all openings
  3. Identify source, contain and eradicate
  4. If in port notify the Terminal

Command Team (C/T) Duties:-

  1. Notify relevant parties as appropriate
  2. Inform technical Dept, DPA and advise status.
  3. Co-ordinate with port authorities/ other vessels if necessary.
  4. Report made to shore authorities- Coast Guard, Port authorities & others.
  5. Compile communication reports and record all movements/ events.

Emergency Team(E/T) Duties:-

  1. Assess & identify source & inform C/T
  2. Ascertain properties of spilled cargo, type of hazard, type of protective equipment to be used, solubility in water, fire hazards etc.

Support Team (S / T) Duties:-

  1. Provide First Aid and stand by with Anti dotes.
  2. Assist as directed

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

  1. Attend to E/R service and controls.
  2. Report status of Main Engine & 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 (…………)