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    Category: Emergencies
    marinetales September 9, 2020
    In event of an oil spill , List of National Contact points and Authorities as stated in your SOPEP manual shall always be contacted. In case the pollution happens in the US waters... the QI ( Qualified Individual ) must be contacted.
    Category: Emergencies
    marinetales September 9, 2020
    The biggest threats here are pollution and fire. 1. Report / Raise the alarm 2.Activate the Emergency shut down devices/ trips 3. Inform loading/receiving trial of the same and ask them to stop pumping in case you are loading cargo 4. Raise the oil containment procedures 5. Follow emergency procedures as per the SOPEP 6. Fire fighting equipment shall be rigged and fire fighting team should be standby 7. Wilden pumps shall be used in order to transfer the oil to the slop tanks 8. In case oil goes over board national Contact points as per the SOPEP shall be (more)
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    marinetales August 23, 2020
    In actual, declaring MOB situation as a distress or an Urgency depends upon a lot of circumstances and sound judgement of the Master. For eg. let us assume a situation where the person has gone overboard but is in sight and rescue operations are initiated. A sound judgement will always tell to transmit such situation as PAN PAN (urgency) as the situation is under control and there is no immediate danger to the life. This is because, once Mayday is transmitted it will ”redirect” all the traffic towards you and all other emergencies would ”lockout” since a Mayday call has (more)