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
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
Duties Of Master Prior Taking Over Command Of Vessel 1. Go to company office and meet technical superintendents, discuss about: • Ship particulars • Trading areas • Company’s and charterer’s instructions • Voyage instruction, type of charter • Special instruction for maintenance and survey 2.
Preparations Before entry: • Check the stability of the vessel, especially during critical period. • Check the vessel at required draft. • No list. • Prepare mooring lines. • Unused mooring lines stowed. • Standby for dock master and dock mooring gang. • Proper flags