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contingency planning

Contingency Planning

What is Contingency Planning Contingency Planning means preparing a documented plan for emergencies and to ensure all on board are trained and exercised toward its execution. Every seafarer is required to be prepared for emergencies. Such preparedness can only be built in through well laid

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Mooring a Ship

When in port the ship either anchors or moors to facilitate loading and discharging operations.  Each of these operations requires skills and detailed knowledge of the capability of the ship and local conditions. A pilot may provide some of these but there are some ports

Vessel Plan

Recognising Various Types of Plans

Preamble It is just not possible to know every ship in its details. In order therefore that officers and engineers are in a position to acquire more information, the ship builder and the shipowner provides plans and other details about the ship on board. These

Grounding “Actions to be taken”

Immediate actions: Take the conn. Follow emergency procedure as per company emergency procedure manual, which should include: • Sound general emergency alarm. • Stop Engines. • Announce by PA. • Head count, look for casualty and establish communication. • Close watertight doors. Activate SOPEP and

Beaching

Beaching Beaching is referred as intentional grounding. • Reason for beaching Beaching is normally done due the following: − To prevent imminent collision. − To prevent loss of vessel, when severely damaged and in danger of sinking. – The intention is to repair damage and

What things you will check before refloating in dry dock?

Things to Check before Refloating:- Before: 1. Ship’s stability condition to be kept as close as to that when she is entering in the dry dock. 2. Enough GM and positive stability during critical period. 3. No changes of weight to be made without the

Winter Area – What Are Your Concerns?

Before proceeding to ice zone, MASTER will check the following items: 1. Article of agreement and the geographical limit, expiry of article of agreement. 2. Class certificate, if ship has ice notation. 3. Check the charter party contract 4. Insurance coverage – premium may be

Declaration Of Security

DECLARATION OF SECURITY • Contracting Governments shall determine when a Declaration of Security is required by assessing the risk the ship/port interface or ship to ship activity poses to persons, property or the environment. • A ship can request completion of a Declaration of Security

Collision “Actions to be taken”

Immediate actions: Follow emergency procedure as per company emergency procedure manual, which should include: • Sound general emergency alarm. • Stop Engines. • Announce by PA. • Head count, look for casualty and establish communication. • Close watertight doors. Activate SOPEP and take preventive actions

Clearing a foul hawse

Preparation: • Gears necessary should be made ready at slack water. • Gears will include 20‐25mm slack wires, a smaller wire about 10mm or fiber rope, a boatswain’s chair, equipments for breaking joining shackles. • Operation to be started as soon as ship swung to