Preparing to abandon ship
Abandon shipVital action preparing to abandon ship.
⚫warm clothing, immersion suits and life jackets.
✔️Go to your master/assembly station
2. Preparation of survival craft
|Prepare lifeboats and liferafts
⚫Detailed crew prepare lifeboats and liferafts.
⚫collect life jackets, SART and portable radio's.
3. Boarding from deck.
|Boarding from deck
DO NOT ABANDON SHIP UNTIL ORDERED TO DO SO.
✔️ Detailed crew will instruct personnel on embarkation Procedures and launch survival craft.
4. Boarding from water.
DO NOT JUMP INTO THE WATER UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
✔️Board the survival craft using ropes and fire hoses when normal access is unavailable.
✔️If you do have to jump into the water then ensure the following :
⚫life jackets is securely fastened and area bellow is checked for obstructions.
⚫Arms are crossed over chest and nose is pinched.
⚫Feet are kept together.
⚫Look straight ahead and jump feet first with legs together and toes pointing down.
⚫Make for the nearest survival craft.
⚫DO NOT stay in the water longer than necessary.
⚫If no survival craft is close, keep clear of the ship and let the life jacket support you.
⚫Use the light and whistle to attract attention.
⚫DO NOT swim aimlessly about, try and join up with others.