4TYPES OF EMERGENCIES 4.1FIRE 4.2 DAMAGE TO SHIP 4.3EQUIPMENT FAILURE 4.4POLLUTION 4.5UNLAWFUL ACTS 4.6PERSONAL ACTS (MAJOR INJURIES) 4.7CARGO DAMAGE / LOSS 4.8ASSISTANCE TO OTHER SHIPS IN DANGER 4.9HELICOPTER OPERATION
5. EMERGENCY ORGANISATION In all emergencies priority shall be given to actions which protect, in the following order: HUMAN LIFE MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROPERTY (Ship, Cargo, Jetty, Docks, Buoys, etc.)
6. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS M USTER LISTS SHALL BE UPDATED EVERY TIME A CREW CHANGES TAKES PLACE, PRIOR VESSELS DEPARTURE. I F MORE THAN 25% OF THE CREW HAVE CHANGED, AN EMERGENCY AND AN ABANDON SHIP DRILL SHALL BE CARRIED OUT WITHIN 24 HOURS OF VESSEL ’ S DEPARTURE.
7.4 EMERGENCY HANDLING PROCEDURES Emergencies shall be handled by the GWS for the managed vessel. Owners/Crewing offices may become involved if appropriate but such involvement will be arranged and followed up by the office and not by the ship.
7.7.2 INITIAL CONTACT PROCEDURE WITH OFFICE In the event of an emergency on a vessel managed from GWS Singapore, the following contact procedure in descending order of priority is to be used by the vessel: Call DPA or ADPA as follows: DPA Mobile Number : + 6594562582. Assistant DPA : + 6591826690 Incase the above number is unreachable, contact the vessel’s Superintendent. During office hours you can also call the office dedicated telephone number: Line 1: + 65-65807330 Line 2: + 65-65807331 Fax : +6562238559
Standard emergency Report The procedures and format of reporting any emergency are stated in Chapter 8 of Emergency & Contingency Manual.
9. FIRE FIGHTING FIRE ON BOARD IS A SERIOUS EMERGENCY. FIRE ALARMS, SMOKE, BURNING SMELLS, MUST ALWAYS BE INVESTIGATED FULLY. NEVER ASSUME IT IS A FALSE ALARM. SPEED WITH WHICH THE FIRE IS TACKLED IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.
10.2COLLISION In anchoring depths: If the collision can be avoided, LET GO both Anchors. It is better to loose both anchors than have a collision. Imminent Collision: To minimise collision damage, it is better to have a glancing blow preferably forward of collision bulkhead i.e. Bow to Bow, Bow to Quarter, Quarter to Quarter. 10.2.3FOLLOW UP ACTIONS 10.2.4 EVIDENCE COLLECTION 10.2.5 EMERGENCY REPORTING
14. PERSONNEL ACCIDENTS 14.1 PERSONNEL I NJURY 14.2 R ESCUE FROM T ANK / E NGINE R OOM 14.3 MAN OVERBOARD
15. Cargo Damage / Loss 15.1 LEAKAGE of Cargo Leakage of cargo may lead to a dangerous situation quickly, especially with cargoes such as heavy density cargoes such as acid 15.2 JETTISONING OF CARGO OR BUNKERS Jettisoning of cargo/bunkers is to be considered only if 1.The safety of the vessel is involved, and jettisoning can help in saving the ship or other cargo or preventing much greater pollution or loss from occurring. 2.If cargo is leaking or damaged and the cargo is creating a serious hazard or risk for e.g. risk of explosion or fire UNLESS VESSEL IS AT RISK, YOU MUST CONSULT WITH OFFICE BY QUICKEST AVAILABLE MEANS BEFORE TAKING THIS OPTION OF JETTISONING CARGO.
16. Emergency Assistance (Towing/Salvage) Following accidents may require salvage assistance. Irreparable breakdown of main means of propulsion. Loss of rudder or propeller. Damage such as by fire or explosion causing inability to manoeuvre. Stranding
17. HELICOPTER EMERGENCY Two kinds of helicopter emergency may be encountered on board the ship Helicopter emergency during winching operations on board vessel - Own Vessel should prepare in advance for any emergency as per the “ICS Helicopter Operation Guide”. Helicopter ditching at sea: The vessel cannot prevent such an incident but vessel should proceed for rescue
19. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ON BOARD VESSEL 19.2CASUALTY INFORMATION In case of accident, the following additional data to be kept ready Where and how the accident took place. First aid already administered to the patient If time permits, keep answers to questionnaire given in Chapter 13 of “The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide” ready at hand.