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IMO A 22/Res.918 25 January 2002 Original: ENGLISH Resolution A.918(22)
ASSEMBLY 22nd session Agenda item 9
Adopted on 29 November 2001 (Agenda item 9)
IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES
THE ASSEMBLY, RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety, RECALLING ALSO resolution A.380(X) by which it adopted the Standard Marine Navigational Vocabulary, RECALLING FURTHER the provisions of regulation V/14.4 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, requiring that on all ships to which chapter I thereof applies, English shall be used on the bridge as the working language for bridge-to-bridge and bridge-to-shore safety communications as well as for communications on board between the pilot and bridge watchkeeping personnel unless those directly involved in the communications speak a common language other than English, RECOGNIZING that the standardization of language and terminology used in such communications would assist the safe operation of ships and contribute to greater safety of navigation, RECOGNIZING ALSO the wide use of the English language for international navigational communications and the need to assist maritime training institutions to meet the objectives of safe operations of ships and enhanced navigational safety through, inter alia, the standardization of language and terminology used, HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations of the Maritime Safety Committee at its sixty-eighth and seventy-fourth sessions, 1. ADOPTS the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases set out in Annex 1 to the present resolution;
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2. AUTHORIZES the Maritime Safety Committee to keep the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases under review and to amend them when necessary in accordance with the procedure set out in Annex 2 to the present resolution; 3. RECOMMENDS Governments to give the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases a wide circulation to all prospective users and all maritime education authorities, in order to support compliance with the standards of competence as required by table A-II/1 of the STCW Code; 4. REVOKES resolution A.380(X).
FOREWORD As navigational and safety communications from ship to shore and vice versa, from ship to ship, and on board ship must be precise, simple and unambiguous so as to avoid confusion and error, there is a need to standardize the language used. This is of particular importance in the light of the increasing number of internationally trading vessels with crews speaking many different languages, since problems of communication may cause misunderstandings leading to dangers to the vessel, the people on board and the environment. In 1973, the Maritime Safety Committee agreed, at its twenty-seventh session that where language difficulties arise a common language should be used for navigational purposes, and that language should be English. In consequence the Standard Marine Navigational Vocabulary (SMNV) was developed, adopted in 1977 and amended in 1985. In 1992, the Maritime Safety Committee, at its sixtieth session, instructed the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation to develop a more comprehensive standardized safety language than SMNV 1985, taking into account the changing conditions in modern seafaring and covering all major safety-related verbal communications. At its sixty-eighth session in 1997, the Maritime Safety Committee adopted the Draft IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP) developed by the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation. The draft IMO SMCP, following international trials, was amended at the forty-sixth session of this Sub-Committee, and was given final consideration by the Maritime Safety Committee at its seventy-fourth session in the light of remarks received by the Organization. The IMO SMCP was adopted by the Assembly in November 2001 as resolution A.918(22). Under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as revised 1995, the ability to use and understand the IMO SMCP is required for the certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.
A 22/Res.918 -4- IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES CONTENTS DESCRIPTION INTRODUCTION 1 2 3 4 5 Position of the IMO SMCP in maritime practice Organization of the IMO SMCP Position of the IMO SMCP in Maritime Education and Training Basic communicative features Typographical conventions GENERAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Procedure Spelling Message markers Responses Distress / urgency / safety signals Standard organizational phrases Corrections Readiness Repetition Numbers Positions Bearings Courses Distances Speed Time Geographical names Ambiguous words GLOSSARY 1 2 General terms VTS special terms E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.doc .
2 Navigational warnings involving .3 .7 .9 . tropical storms.1 .5 .4 Winds.2 .1 .1 .3 Requesting Medical Assistance A1/2 Urgency traffic Safety of a vessel (other than distress) Technical failure Cargo Ice damage Safety Communications .4 Land.1 . explosion Flooding Collision Grounding List.or seamarks Drifting objects Electronic navigational aids Seabottom characteristics. storms.2 .-5- A 22/Res.4 SAR communications (specifying or supplementary to A1/1.1 .11 Fire.4 .3 . sea state Restricted visibility Ice Abnormal tides A1/3.3 .8 .3 .2 Search and Rescue communications . danger of capsizing Sinking Disabled and adrift Armed attack / piracy Undesignated distress Abandoning vessel Person overboard A1/1.1 Distress communications .3 A1/3 A1/3. wrecks E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.2 .doc .2 .1) Acknowledgement and / or relay of SAR messages Performing / co-ordinating SAR operations Finishing with SAR operations A1/1.1 Meteorological and hydrological conditions .2 .6 .10 .918 IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES: PART A A1 A1/1 EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION PHRASES Distress traffic A1/1.
5 .1.1.918 -6- .1 .1 Pilot request A1/188.8.131.52 . berthing and departure Enforcement E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.1.5.1 . tows.5 .4 . dredging operations Tanker transhipment Off-shore installations.3 .3 .2 Acquiring and providing distress traffic data A1/6.3 .1 .7 Miscellaneous Cable.2 .3 Tug request A1/5 Specials A1/5.3 A1/6 Ice-breaker operations Ice-breaker request Ice-breaker assistance for convoy Ice-breaker assistance in close-coupled towing Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Standard Phrases A1/6.1.1 Phrases for acquiring and providing data for a traffic image .3 Environmental protection communications A1/4 Pilotage A1/4.1 .2.2 .2 .3.5 .3 .8 .9 .1.4 Phrases for providing VTS services Information service Navigational warnings Navigational information Traffic information Route information Hydrographic information Electronic navigational aids information Meteorological warnings Meteorological information Meteorological questions and answers Navigational assistance service Request and identification Position Course Traffic organization service Clearance.6 .1 .2 Embarking / disembarking pilot A1/4.4 .5.1 Helicopter operations A1/5.2 .1.1 Acquiring and providing routine traffic data .2 .doc . forward planning Anchoring Arrival.5. rig moves Defective locks or bridges Military operations Fishery A1/3.2 .5.2 .2.3.1 .2 .A 22/Res.184.108.40.206.3 .6 . pipe and seismic / hydrographic operations Diving operations.1.3.5.
3. providing safe movements Canal and lock operations A1/6.5 .2 A2/3.-7- A 22/Res.4 A2/3.3.1 .5 .1 .918 .1 .3 A2/3.3 Handing over to another VTS A1/6.doc .1 A2/3.1 . pollution fighting) Tug services Pilot request Embarking / disembarking pilot Appendix to A1 – External Communication Phrases Standard GMDSS Messages 1 .2 2 .1 .3 .2 3 .2 A2 A2/1 A2/2 A2/3 A2/3.6 A2/3.2 A2/3.4 Phrases for communication with emergency services and allied services Emergency services (SAR.2 .4 .2 . fire fighting.1 .3 Standard Distress Message Structure Example Standard Urgency Message Structure Example Standard Safety Message Structure Example ON-BOARD COMMUNICATION PHRASES Standard Wheel Orders Standard Engine Orders Pilot on the Bridge Propulsion system Manoeuvring Radar Draft and air draft Anchoring Going to anchor Leaving the anchorage Tug assistance Berthing and unberthing General Berthing Unberthing E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.6 Avoiding dangerous situations.7 .
5 B2/1.doc .6 B2/1.7 B2/1.6 Briefing on standing orders and bridge organization B1/1.3 B2/1.3 Briefing on navigational aids and equipment status B1/1.11 Briefing on special machinery events and repairs B1/1.2 Briefing on traffic situation in the area B1/1.3 Occupational accidents B2/3 Fire protection and fire fighting E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.1 Instruction B2/2.8 B2/2 Trim. movement and draft .1 B2/1.2 Practical occupational safety B2/2. etc.4 B2/1.1 Position . list and stability Safety on board General activities Raising alarm Briefing crew and passengers Checking status of escape routes Checking status of lifeboats / liferafts Ordering evacuation Roll call Ordering abandon vessel In-boat procedures Occupational Safety B2/2. pressures and soundings B1/1.9 Briefing on operation of main engine and auxiliary equipment B1/1.8 Briefing on temperatures.918 -8- IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES: PART B B B1 B1/1 ON-BOARD COMMUNICATION PHRASES Operative ship handling Handing over the watch B1/1.13 Handing and taking over the watch B1/2 B2 B2/1 B2/1.10 Briefing on pumping of fuel. B1/1. ballast water.12 Briefing on record keeping B1/1.2 B2/1.4 Briefing on radiocommunications B1/1.5 Briefing on meteorological conditions B1/1.7 Briefing on special navigational events B1/1.1 Briefing on position.3 Draft B1/1.2 Movements .A 22/Res.
3 Orders for damage control .4 B2/6.1 Reporting fire .6 B3 B3/1 Grounding Reporting grounding and ordering actions Reporting damage Orders for refloating Checking seaworthiness Search and Rescue on-board Activities Checking equipment status Person-overboard activities Rescue operation .2 Dockside/shipboard cargo handling gear and equipment .doc .6 Briefing on stowing and securing B3/1.2 Damage control activities .1 Loading and unloading .1 Checking equipment status and drills B2/4.5 Maintaining/repairing cargo handling equipment .1 Fire protection .3 Orders for fire fighting .918 B2/3.1 B2/5.1 Checking status of equipment B2/3.5 B2/6.3 B2/5.4 B2/6 B2/6.2 Instructions on compatibility and stowage .2 B2/6.1 Loading capacities and quantities .2 B2/5.1 Briefing on nature of dangerous goods .reporting readiness for assistance Conducting search Rescue activities Finishing with search and rescue operations Cargo and cargo handling Cargo handling B3/1.-9- A 22/Res.3 Reporting incidents .4 Operating cargo handling equipment and hatches .2 Reporting readiness for action .2 Handling dangerous goods .2 Fire fighting and drills .3 Preparing for loading / unloading .1 Reporting flooding .3 B2/6.4 Action in case of incidents E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.1 B2/6.4 Cancellation of alarm B2/4 Damage control B2/4.2 Reporting readiness for action .4 Cancellation of alarm B2/5 B2/5.
describing how to escape Briefing on how to dress and what to take to assembly stations Performing roll call Briefing on how to put on life-jackets Instructions on how to embark and behave in lifeboats/liferafts On-scene measures and actions in lifeboats/liferafts Attending to passengers in an emergency B4/3.2 Operating pumping equipment .2 Describing damage to the cargo .1 Preparing safety measures .2 Escorting helpless passengers E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.918 .1 Operating shipboard equipment for cargo care B3/2.6 B4/3 Evacuation and boat drill Allocating/directing to assembly stations.3 Taking actions B4 B4/1 Passenger care Briefing and instruction B4/1.3 Reporting and cleaning up spillage .5 Protective measures for children B4/2 B4/2.2 Briefing on safety regulations.1 General information on conduct of passengers .1 B4/2.2 Taking measures for cargo care .4 Person overboard . preventive measures and communications . bunkers and ballast pollution prevention .4 Preparing for sea B3/2 Cargo care B3/2.1 Informing on present situation B4/3.doc .10 - B3/1.3 B4/2.5 Tank cleaning B3/1.2 Preventing / reporting fire .2 Briefing on prohibited areas.3 PA announcements on emergency .4 B4/2.2 B4/2.A 22/Res.5 B4/2.1 The general emergency alarm .4 Ballast handling .1 Carrying out inspections .1 Conduct of passengers on board .3 Handling liquid goods. decks and spaces B4/1.
as a minimum requirement. moreover. Part B calls attention to other on-board standard safety-related phrases which. and to assist maritime training institutions in meeting the objectives mentioned above. using English for the verbal interchange of intelligence among individuals of all maritime nations on the many and varied occasions when precise meanings and translations are in doubt. as revised. as revised. and into Part A and Part B as to its status within the framework of STCW 1978 as revised. in port approaches. and may be regarded as the replacement of the Standard Marine Navigational Vocabulary 1985. to standardize the language used in communication for navigation at sea. 1995. Furthermore.918 INTRODUCTION 1 Position of the IMO SMCP in maritime practice The IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP) has been compiled: to assist in the greater safety of navigation and of the conduct of the ship. as a collection of individual phrases. waterways and harbours. the IMO SMCP. Use of the IMO SMCP should be made as often as possible in preference to other wording of similar meaning. and of the SOLAS Convention. as is increasingly evident under modern conditions at sea. This part is enriched by essential phrases concerning ship handling and safety of navigation to be used in on-board communications. users should adhere as closely as possible to them in relevant situations. as required by Regulation 14(4). Table A-II/I. 1974.doc . as revised.. and on board vessels with multilingual crews. should not be regarded as any kind of technical manual providing operational instructions. which is required to be used and understood under the STCW Code. 1972 or special local rules or recommendations made by IMO concerning ships' routeing. particularly when the Pilot is on the bridge. supplementary to Part A may also be regarded as useful for maritime English instruction. Part A covers phrases applicable in external communications. Chapter V.11 - A 22/Res. 2 Organization of the IMO SMCP The IMO SMCP is divided into External Communication Phrases and On-board Communication Phrases as far as its application is concerned. The IMO SMCP meets the requirements of the STCW Convention. the phrases cover the relevant communication safety aspects laid down in these Conventions. The accompanying CD/Cassette is designed to familiarize users with the pronunciation of the phrases. - These phrases are not intended to supplant or contradict the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. and their use in ship’s external communications has to be in strict compliance with the relevant radiotelephone procedures as set out in the ITU Radio Regulations. 1978. SOLAS 1974. neither are they intended to supersede the International Code of Signals. In this way they are intended to become an acceptable safety language. regarding verbal communications. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.
doc . lexical and idiomatic varieties to a tolerable minimum. It was drafted intentionally in a simplified version of maritime English in order to reduce grammatical. The respective instruction should be based on practice in the maritime environment. which mariners are implicitly expected to satisfy. rather than in its entirety.e. Part B offers a rich choice of situations covered by phrases well suited to meet the communication requirements of the STCW Convention 1978 as revised. however. is/are. Part A in particular should be an indispensable part of any curriculum which is designed to meet the corresponding requirements of the STCW Convention 1978 as revised. 4 Basic communicative features The IMO SMCP builds on a basic knowledge of the English language. grammar.. brackets indicate that the part of the message enclosed within the brackets may be added where relevant. may be flexible in this respect.12 - 3 Position of the IMO SMCP in Maritime Education and Training The IMO SMCP is not intended to provide a comprehensive maritime English syllabus. a block language is applied which uses sparingly or omits the function words the.. a/an. etc. This means that in phrases offered for use in emergency and other situations developing under considerable pressure of time or psychological stress. and structuring the corresponding phrases according to the principle: identical invariable plus variable. thereby endeavouring to reflect present maritime English language usage on board vessels and in ship-to-shore/ship-to-ship communications. dots indicate that the relevant information is to be filled in where the dots occur.A 22/Res. reducing misunderstanding in safety-related verbal communications. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. 5 Typographical conventions () / . discourse abilities. as done in seafaring practice. ~ tildes precede possible words or phrases which can be used after/in association with the given standard phrase. which is expected to cover a far wider range of language skills to be achieved in the fields of vocabulary. (italic letters) indicate the kind of information requested.918 . as well as in navigational warnings. using standardized structures for the sake of its function aspects.. However. Further communicative features may be summarized as follows: avoiding synonyms avoiding contracted forms providing fully worded answers to "yes/no"-questions and basic alternative answers to sentence questions providing one phrase for one event. The IMO SMCP should be taught and learned selectively according to users’ specific needs. In addition. than the IMO SMCP could ever manage. i. Users. and should be implemented through appropriate modern language teaching methods. oblique strokes indicate that the items on either side of the stroke are alternatives.
918 GENERAL 1 Procedure When it is necessary to indicate that the IMO SMCP are to be used.1 Spelling Spelling of letters When spelling is necessary." 2 2..2 Spelling of digits and numbers A few digits and numbers have a modified pronunciation compared to general English: Number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1000 Spelling zero one two three four five six seven eight nine thousand Pronunciation ZEERO WUN TOO TREE FOWER FIFE SIX SEVEN AIT NINER TOUSAND E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. the following message may be sent: "Please use IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases.13 - A 22/Res." "I will use IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases. only the following spelling table should be used: Letter A B C D E F G H I J K L M Code Alfa Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliet Kilo Lima Mike Letter N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Code November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whisky X-ray Yankee Zulu 2.doc .
Do not overtake the vessel North of you. urgency and safety signals MAYDAY PAN PAN SECURITE to be used to announce a distress message to be used to announce an urgency message to be used to announce a safety message Instruction Advice Warning Information Question Answer Request Intention 4." followed by the appropriate phrase in full. respond: "I will not/cannot . say: "No information.followed by the instruction or advice in full.A 22/Res. " followed by the appropriate phrase in full." When an INSTRUCTION (e.. by a VTS Station.followed by the instruction or advice in full.3 Distress. 5 5.4 4.. the following eight Message Markers may be used (also see "Application of Message Markers" given in PART A1/6 "Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Standard Phrases"): (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) 4 4.... and.6 Responses to orders and answers to questions of special importance both in external and on-board communication are given in wording in the phrases concerned..g. say: "Yes ... When the answer to a question is in the negative. naval vessel or other fully authorized personnel ) or an ADVICE is given..2 4. When the information requested is not immediately available.14 - 3 Message Markers In shore-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication or radio communication in general. say: "No .1 5.5 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final." 4.1 Responses When the answer to a question is in the affirmative. say: "Stand by" followed by the time interval within which the information will be available. Example: "ADVICE. When the information requested cannot be obtained.2 5.doc ." Respond: "I will not overtake the vessel North of me. if in the negative. " . " .918 .3 4. respond if in the affirmative: "I will/can .
". barely perceptible) (i.15 - A 22/Res.1 Repetition If any part of the message is considered sufficiently important to need safeguarding...1 6. good) (i. say: "Repeat .. / frequency ..followed by the corresponding part of the message. Correction.. When it is accepted to remain on the VHF channel / frequency indicated.. say: "Say again (please). knots...repeat . . say: "Mistake ..2 When it is advisable to remain on a VHF Channel / frequency. 9 9..." E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.do not overtake.. say: "Standing by on VHF Channel .3.. very good) 6. fairly good) (i. / frequency .. " plus the corrected part of the message.". my present speed is 12.. weak) (i..e." 6.e.. " .doc . Example: "My draft is 12.2..e.. ".e. say: "Changing to VHF Channel . bad/one poor/two fair/three good/four excellent/five with signal strength one with signal strength two with signal strength three with signal strength four with signal strength five (i. / frequency .6 repeat one-two decimal 6 metres. / frequency.." followed by the word: "Correction . Corrections When a mistake is made in a message... . say: "Advise (you) change to VHF Channel .1.e." "Advise(you) try VHF Channel . / frequency .918 6 6.. .1 Standard organizational phrases "How do you read (me)?" "I read you .1 7 8 Readiness "I am/I am not ready to receive your message".. When it is advisable to change to another VHF Channel / frequency. When the changing of a VHF Channel / frequency is accepted. "." 9.. say: "Stand by on VHF Channel .2 When a message is not properly heard.. Example: "My present speed is 14 knots ..3 6.1 6.mistake. one-two.." "Do not overtake .
these shall be expressed in degrees and minutes (and decimals of a minute if necessary).2 When the position is related to a mark.1 Positions When latitude and longitude are used.2 of this section. Example: "WARNING.1 Relative bearings Relative bearings can be expressed in degrees relative to the vessel's head. Example: "Your position bearing 137 degrees from Big Head lighthouse distance 2. North or South of the Equator and East or West of Greenwich. Whether this is to TO or FROM a mark can be stated. 12. e.) 13 Courses Always to be expressed in 360 degree notation from north (true north unless otherwise stated). Bearings may be either FROM the mark or FROM the vessel.4 nautical miles.doc . The bearing shall be in the 360 degrees notation from true north and shall be that of the position FROM the mark. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.g. 11 11." (Relative D/F bearings are more commonly expressed in the 360 degree notation." Note: Vessels reporting their position should always quote their bearing FROM the mark.A 22/Res. are given." 11.5 Note: Attention! When rudder angles. etc. the mark shall be a well-defined charted object. Dangerous wreck in position 15 degrees 34 minutes North 061 degrees 29 minutes West.16 - 10 Numbers Numbers are to be spoken in separate digits: "One-five-zero" for 150 "Two decimal five" or Two point five” for 2. More frequently this is in relation to the port or starboard bow. in wheel orders. Examples: "Pilot boat is bearing 215 degrees from you." 12 Bearings The bearing of the mark or vessel concerned is the bearing in the 360 degree notation from north (true north unless otherwise stated). except in the case of relative bearings. as described in paragraph 11. Example: "Buoy 030 degrees on your port bow.918 . say: "Fifteen" for 15 or "Twenty" for 20.
" "You could be running into danger. Do I have permission to use the shallow draft fairway at this time?" Do not say: "Can I use the shallow draft fairway at this time?" if you are asking for a permission. and have produced accidents.918 14 Distances To be expressed in nautical miles or cables (tenths of a mile). You have permission to enter the fairway.1 without further notation. if local time will be used in ports or harbours it should clearly be stated. meaning speed through the water.1 16 Times Times should be expressed in the 24 hour UTC notation.2. Anchor in anchorage B 3. 17 Geographical names Place names used should be those on the chart or in Sailing Directions in use. meaning speed over the ground. Note: In all cases the radiotelephone procedures as set out in the ITU Radio Regulations have to be observed.1. Do I have permission to enter the fairway?" "You may enter the fairway." "WARNING. especially in VTS communications. Misunderstandings frequently occur. latitude and longitude should be given.doc ." "INTENTION. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. (The same applies to the word "may"). "should" and "could" May Do not say: Say: Do not say: Say: Might Do not say: Say: Should Do not say: Say: Could Do not say: Say: "May I enter the fairway?" "QUESTION. I will enter the fairway. 15 Speed To be expressed in knots: 15. however." "You should anchor in anchorage B 3. "might". Should these not be understood." "I might enter the fairway.17 - A 22/Res." "ADVICE. 15. In the IMO SMCP the situations where phrases using the word "can" appear make it clear whether a possibility is referred to. In an ambiguous context. for example: "QUESTION.2 The word "can" The word "can" describes either the possibility or the capability of doing something. the unit always to be stated." "ANSWER. You are running into danger. 18 Ambiguous words Some words in English have meanings depending on the context in which they appear. "ground speed".. or. say. Such words are: 18." 18.1 The conditionals "may".
1 A sea room to be kept for safety around a vessel. All equipment. a buoy. the cardinal points from a fixed point such as a wreck. in mess rooms. platform.3 (Measurement) one hundred fathoms or one tenth of a nautical mile To turn over A seamark.918 . etc. assigned to crew and passengers where they have to meet according to the muster list when the corresponding alarm is released or announcement made Shift of wind direction in an anticlockwise manner.2 Wire or rope primarily used for mooring a ship .e. rock.2 The place assigned to a vessel when anchored or lying alongside a pier. etc. etc. accommodation ladder. etc. . such as pilot ladder.1 Chain connecting a vessel to the anchor(s) . 1 General terms To evacuate crew and passengers from a vessel following a distress Ladder attached to platform at vessel's side with flat steps and handrails enabling persons to embark / disembark from water or shore Uncontrolled movement at sea under the influence of current. for example from north to west (opposite of veering) To run a vessel up on a beach to prevent its sinking in deep water . etc. necessary for a safe transfer of the pilot The speed of a vessel adjusted to that of a pilot boat at which the pilot can safely embark/disembark A mini-caterpillar with push-blade used for the careful distribution of loose goods in cargo holds of bulk carriers Concise explanatory information to crew and/or passengers .. but might be useful in case the content of a given standard Phrase requires modification. banks. east. Abandon vessel (to) Accommodation ladder Adrift Air draft Assembly station Backing (of wind) Beach (to) Berth Blast Blind sector Boarding arrangements Boarding speed Bob-cat Briefing Cable Capsize (to) Cardinal buoy E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. hoist. shallow water. i. A whistle signal made by the vessel An area which cannot be scanned by the ship’s radar because it is shielded by parts of the superstructure. i. masts. indicating the north.. south or west.A 22/Res.18 - GLOSSARY The Glossary includes a limited number of technical terms which do not appear in the text of the IMO SMCP. tide or wind The height from the waterline to the highest point of the vessel Place on deck.doc . etc.e.
1 To make sure that equipment etc.2 To regulate motion of a cable.2 The plane of reference to which all data as to the depth on charts are referenced Vessel still afloat.g. after allowing for the effect of currents. east.1 The most probable position of a search target at a given time . e. through a canal or ice The intended direction of movement of a vessel through the water That course which a vessel makes good over ground. and leeway caused by wind and sea Crude Oil Washing: a system of cleaning the cargo tanks by washing them with the cargo of crude oil during discharge Closest Point of Approach/Time to Closest Point of Approach: limit as defined by the observer to give warning when a tracked target or targets will close to within these limits An emergency reversal operation of the main engine(s) to avoid a collision A group of crew members trained for fighting flooding in the vessel .19 - A 22/Res. rope or wire when it is running out too fast A method of towing vessels through polar ice by means of icebreaking tugs with a special stern notch suited to receive and hold the bow of the vessel to be towed To decrease the distance to the vessel ahead by increasing one’s own speed Indicates whether different goods can be safely stowed together in one cargo space or in an adjacent hold. tidal streams..918 Cardinal points Casualty Check (to) The four main points of the compass: north. south and west Here: case of death in an accident or shipping disaster . is in proper condition or that everything is correct and safe .doc . abandoned at sea Port for which a vessel is bound A vessel damaged or impaired in such a manner as to be incapable of proceeding on its voyage Close-coupled towing Close up (to) Compatibility (of goods) Vessel constrained by her draft Convoy Course Course made good COW CPA/TCPA Crash-stop Damage control team Datum Derelict Destination Disabled E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. A vessel severely restricted by her draught in her ability to deviate from the course followed in relation to the available depth and width of navigable water A group of vessels which sail together.
manifold etc. Anchor has its own cable twisted around it or has fouled an obstruction A line. identification.doc . tide or current To increase the distance from the vessel ahead by reducing one's own speed Digital Selective Calling (in the GMDSS system) To go aboard a vessel Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon A clearly marked way in the vessel which has to be followed in case of an emergency Distress/ Urgency traffic Draught (or draft) Dragging (of anchor) Dredging (of anchor) Drifting Drop back (to) DSC Embark (to) EPIRB Escape route Escort Attending a vessel to be available in case of need. wire. net.918 . etc. Estimated Time of Arrival Estimated Time of Departure A measure of 6 feet A member of the watch going around the vessel at certain intervals so that an outbreak of fire may be promptly detected. ice-breaker.20 - Disembark (to) Distress alert (GMDSS) To go from a vessel A radio signal from a distressed vessel automatically directed to an MRCC giving position. mandatory in vessels carrying more than 36 passengers Major uncontrolled flow of seawater into the vessel Fixed foam/powder/water cannon shooting fire-extinguishing agents on tank deck.A 22/Res. e..g. is wound round the propeller ETA ETD Fathom Fire patrol Flooding Fire monitor Foul (of anchor) Foul (of propeller) E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. course and speed of the vessel as well as the nature of distress Here: the verbal exchange of information on radio from ship to shore and/or ship to ship / aircraft about a distress / urgency situation as defined in the relevant ITU Radio Regulations Depth in water at which a vessel floats Moving of an anchor over the sea bottom involuntarily because it is no longer preventing the movement of the vessel Moving of an anchor over the sea bottom to control the movement of the vessel Being driven along by the wind. etc. tug.
) Inoperative Jettison (to) (of cargo) Launch (to) Leaking Leeward Leeway Let go (to) E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. or cast off (of anchors. south west and north west A vessel restricted by her ability to manoeuvre by the nature of her work Ropes supported by stanchions around an open hatch to prevent persons from falling into a hold Hampered vessel Hatchrails Heading The horizontal direction of the vessel's bows at a given moment measured in degrees clockwise from north Here: a cable used by helicopters for lifting or lowering persons in a pick-up operation Coating of ice on an object. etc. etc...918 Full speed Fumes Highest possible speed of a vessel Often harmful gas produced by fires. let loose. etc. e. chemicals. lines. harmful substances or marine pollutants in sea transport as classified in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) Hoist Icing IMO Class Inert (to) Initial course To reduce the oxygen in a tank by inert gas to avoid an explosive atmosphere Course directed by the OSC or other authorized person to be steered at the beginning of a search Not functioning To throw goods overboard in order to lighten the vessel or improve its stability in case of an emergency To lower.doc .g.g. south east. or a minor inflow of seawater into the vessel due to damage to the hull On or towards the sheltered side of a ship. fuel.21 - A 22/Res.. the mast or superstructure of a vessel Group of dangerous or hazardous goods. lifeboats. tanks. opposite of windward Vessel’s sideways drift leeward of the desired course To set free. oil. etc. General emergency alarm A sound signal of seven short blasts and one prolonged blast given with the vessel´s sound system Give way GMDSS (D) GPS Half cardinal points To keep out of the way of another vessel Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (Differential) Global (satellite) Positioning System The four main points lying between the cardinal points: north east. e. out of pipes. to the water Escape of liquids such as water. boilers.
passengers and others on board and their functions in a distress or drill (abbr. NUC): a vessel which through exceptional circumstances is unable to manoeuvre as required by the COLREGs An object such as a wreck. or hatches awash and not properly closed Maritime Mobile Service Identity number To secure a vessel in a particular place by means of wires or ropes made fast to the shore.doc .918 . which blocks a fairway. thermal expansion. etc. have broken down.22 - Lifeboat station Place assigned to crew and passengers to muster before being ordered into the lifeboats Here: inclination of the vessel to port side or starboard side In navigational warnings: Position of object confirmed List Located Make water (to) MMSI Moor (to) To have seawater flowing into the vessel due to hull damage. been switched off or suspended Not in charted position Oil skimming from the surface of the water Ready for immediate use Naval firing practice On-Scene Co-ordinator: A person designed to co-ordinate search and rescue operations within a specified area Escape of oil or liquid from a tank because of a twofold condition as a result of overflowing. or to ride with both anchors down Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre: land-based authority responsible for promoting efficient organization of maritime search and rescue and for co-ordinating the conduct of search and rescue operations within a search and rescue region To assemble crew. net. to anchors. etc. passengers or both in a special place for purposes of checking List of crew. change in vessel trim or vessel movement A vessel emitting harmful substances into the air or spilling oil into the sea MRCC Muster (to) Muster list Not under command Obstruction Off air Off station (of buoys) Oil clearance Operational Ordnance exercise OSC Overflow Polluter E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. route. or to anchored mooring buoys... etc. When the transmissions of a radio station.A 22/Res.
in vessels where.. etc. at assembly stations.g.23 - A 22/Res. for safety reasons. drilling platform. mostly from the navigation bridge Here: to pick up shipwrecked persons To pull a vessel off after grounding... etc. etc. has happened A pattern according to which vessels and/or aircraft may conduct a co-ordinated search (the IMOSAR offers seven search patterns) The speed of searching vessels directed by the OSC A navigational aid placed to act as a beacon or warning Proceed (to) PA-system Recover (to) Refloat (to) Rendez-vous Reported Restricted area Resume (to) Retreat signal Rig move Roll call Safe speed SWL Safe working pressure SAR SART Scene Search pattern Search speed Seamark E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. an accident. space. from one position to another The act of checking how many passengers and crew members are present. visual or other signal to a team ordering it to return to its base The movement of an oil rig. by reading aloud a list of their names That speed of a vessel allowing time for effective action to be taken under prevailing circumstances and conditions to avoid a collision and to be stopped within an appropriate distance Safe working load: maximum working load of lifting equipment that should not be exceeded The maximum permissible pressure in cargo hoses Search and Rescue Search and Rescue Transponder The area or location where the event. entry is only permitted for authorized crew members Here: to re-start a voyage.918 Preventers Ropes or wires attached to derricks to prevent them from swinging during cargo handling operations To sail or head for a certain position or to continue with the voyage Public address system: loudspeakers in the vessel's cabins.doc . mess rooms. e. area.. service or search Sound.g. e. and on deck through which important information can be broadcast from a central point. to set afloat again An appointment between vessels normally made on radio to meet in a certain area or position In navigational warnings: position of object unconfirmed A deck.
etc. fairway. into the sea Anti-pollution equipment for combating accidental spills of oils or chemicals Here: step of a pilot ladder which prevents the ladder from twisting To be in readiness or prepared to execute an order. especially bulk cargo. nets. fairway. to be readily available Here: to keep a boat away from the vessel Orders of the Master to the officer of the watch which he/she must comply with To maintain course and speed The allotted place or the duties of each person on board Final pumping of tank’s residues Shackle Shifting cargo Slings Speed of advance Spill Spill control gear Elongated spreader Stand by (to) Stand clear (to) Standing orders Stand on (to) Station Stripping Survivor Take off (to) Target Tension winch TEU Track Transit Transit speed Transhipment (of cargo) E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.1 Length of chain cable measuring 15 fathoms .. To lift off from a vessel's deck (helicopter) The echo generated.918 . etc. e. caused by rolling or a heavy list Ropes.g. by a vessel. e. or to be followed. between one position and another Here: the passage of a vessel through a canal.A 22/Res.2 U-shaped link closed with a pin used for connecting purposes Transverse movement of cargo. container. and any other means for handling general cargoes The speed at which a storm centre moves The accidental escape of oil. a shipping disaster. on a radar screen A winch which applies tension to mooring lines to keep them tight Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (standard container dimension) The path followed. etc..doc A person who continues to live in spite of being in an extremely dangerous situation. etc.g. Here: the transfer of goods from one vessel to another outside harbours .24 - Segregation(of goods) Separation of goods which for different reasons must not be stowed together . Speed of a vessel required for passage through a canal. from a vessel.
or made fast to the shore. opposite of backing Union purchase Unlit UTC Variable (of winds) Veering (of winds) Veer out (to)(of anchors) To let out a greater length of cable VHF Very High Frequency (30-300 MHz) Walk out (to) (of anchors) To reverse the action of a windlass to lower the anchor until it is clear of the hawse pipe and ready for dropping Walk back (to) Waypoint To reverse the action of a windlass to ease the cable (of anchors) A position a vessel has to pass or at which she has to alter course according to her voyage plan The general direction from which the wind blows.918 Underway Describes a vessel which is not at anchor. opposite of leeward A vessel which has been destroyed.doc . transit. one of which is fixed over the hatch. sunk or abandoned at sea VTS special terms Navigable part of a waterway Mandatory speed in a fairway Inshore Traffic Zone (of a TSS): A routing measure comprising a designated area between the landward boundary of a TSS and the adjacent coast Windward Wreck 2 Fairway Fairway speed ITZ Manoeuvring speed Receiving point A vessel’s reduced speed in circumstances where it may be required to use the engines at short notice A mark or place at which a vessel comes under obligatory entry.. the other over the ship’s side When the light of a buoy or a lighthouse are inoperative Universal Time Co-ordinated (GMT) A wind that is constantly changing speed and direction Clockwise change in the direction of the wind. or escort procedure A line displayed on the radar screens in VTS Centres and/or electronic sea-charts separating the fairway for inbound and outbound vessels so that they can safely pass each other A mark or position at which a vessel is required to report to the local VTS Station to establish its position Reference line Reporting point E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. or aground A method of cargo handling by combining two derricks.25 - A 22/Res.
26 - Separation zone / line A zone or line separating the traffic lanes in which vessels are proceeding in opposite or nearly opposite directions. or separating a traffic lane from the adjacent sea area.doc . or separating traffic lanes designated for particular classes of vessels proceeding in the same direction VTS authorization for a vessel to proceed under conditions specified An area within defined limits in which one-way traffic is established Traffic Separation Scheme: a routeing measure aimed at the separation of opposing streams of traffic by appropriate means and by the establishment of traffic lanes Vessel Traffic Services: services designed to improve the safety and efficiency of vessel traffic and to protect the environment Area controlled by a VTS Centre or VTS Station Traffic clearance Traffic lane TSS VTS VTS area E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.918 .A 22/Res.
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requires ~ fire fighting assistance. Fire. dangerous goods are on fire.3..4 .. Are dangerous goods on fire? Yes.7 .6.1 .. Where is the fire? Fire is ~ on deck...1 .5 .2 .1 . A1 EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION PHRASES Attention: The use of Standard Phrases in vessels' external communications does not in any way exempt from application of the radiotelephone procedures as set out in the ITU Radio Regulations. Number of injured persons/casualties: .7. Report injured persons.1 . Is the fire under control? Yes.. A1/1. I am / MV . as well as phrases applicable on board vessels in conversations between Pilots and bridge teams as required by Regulation 14(4) of Chapter V of SOLAS 1974.1 .6 . ~ in superstructure/accommodation/. as revised.8. ~ fire pumps.6.2 .918 . explosion .after explosion).1 .3. dangerous goods are not on fire...3 ..2 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. not under command. ~ foam extinguishers/CO2 extinguishers. Table A-II/1.. Is there danger of explosion? Yes.. . .2.. Distress communications Note: A distress traffic always has to commence with stating the position of the vessel in distress as specified in “GENERAL 11 Positions /13 Bearings” if it is not included in the DSC distress alert. unless the latter have messages about the distress.2 .smoke is toxic. on fire (. shore to ship and ship to ship as required by STCW 1978. ~ breathing apparatus . ~ medical assistance/. ~ in hold(s). fire is under control. No danger of explosion. No persons injured. fire is not under control.4. No. A1/1 Distress traffic The distress traffic controlling station/other stations may impose radio silence on any interfering stations by using the term “Seelonce Mayday/Distress”. No.7.30 - IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES: PART A Part A covers phrases applicable in external communications from ship to shore.4.. What kind of assistance is required? I do not / MV .1 I am/MV . as revised.1 . does not require assistance. .doc . danger of explosion. ~ in engine-room..2 .1 . I require / MV .2 .8.8 .A 22/Res.
.3. I have/MV .. Risk of grounding at low water.. will jettison cargo to refloat.. expect to refloat? I expect / MV .5 .cannot establish damage.3.31 . (charted name). in critical condition. not under command. expects to refloat ~ at .1 .4 .. ..8 .. has dangerous list to port side/starboard.2 ..2 . ~ with iceberg/ .1 .6 . ~ when tide rises. ....2. I have / MV . cannot beach.. requires / escort / tug assistance /.. requires escort/tug assistance/.1 . . What kind of assistance is required? I require/MV .. cannot control flooding.2.. .8.4 .. ~ when weather improves.(name) light vessel.. ~ with .3 ..1 ...... . I / MV . I / MV .2. requires pumps/divers. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. I / MV cannot repair damage.. .2 I am / MV .. can / will beach in position ...8. ~ when draft decreases......doc .1 . Flooding is under control.3.. I cannot establish which part is aground.... has collided ~ with MV.. .7 . I /MV .3. Uncharted rocks in position .1 .5 ..1 . UTC. can proceed without assistance. I will send pumps/divers/.3. can only proceed at slow speed.2. Report damage. Grounding .. What kind of assistance is required? I require / MV .. I cannot send pumps/divers . Warning. . I / MV .5 .. requires tug assistance / pumps / .8 . aground.3 .1 .2 .3 .918 I am/MV .4 . .2 ..6 ....3 .2 .... I require / MV ... ~ with unknown vessel / object / .. .. I/MV .7 .. Warning! Do not jettison IMO-Class cargo! When do you / does MV . .. I am/MV .6. I require/ MV .3 .. Collision I have / MV .3 ..3.1 Flooding A 22/Res.. . .... ~ with tug assistance / . beach? I / MV .. Can you / can MV .2.. I/MV …. What part of your vessel is aground? Aground forward / amidships /aft / full length. has damage above / below water line..4 .. is flooding below water line/in the engine room/in the hold(s)..2 . ~ with seamark ..1 . I am / MV ....2 .7.
I am / MV . ..4 .. proceeding to your assistance. Can you / can MV ..1 ..1 ... has dangerous list to port / starboard. I / MV . ~ adrift. I am / MV .. requires assistance..9 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. sinking after collision / grounding / flooding / explosion /.. has problems with cargo / engine(s) / navigation / ...2 .. not under command. I / MV .. ~ escort / . Sinking I am / MV . ..5 . hours / at .A 22/Res..2 .5.2 List . requires assistance..1 .5. ~ jettison cargo to stop listing.4.....8 .3 . ~ tug assistance..3 . I require / MV ...3.1 .2 . What kind of assistance is required? I require / MV . ~ damage to navigational equipment / . ~ drifting into danger.1.7 ..1 I am / MV ..2 . Disabled and adrift .. requires tug assistance.1 I am / MV ... under attack by pirates. can proceed.. was under attack by pirates. I am / MV .. ETA at distress position within .6 .. Undesignated distress .1 .. Armed attack / piracy .. Report damage.... ~ military assistance.1 ....32 - .doc . I require / MV . . I require / MV . I require / MV . in danger of capsizing (list increasing). UTC.3 . will ~ transfer cargo / bunkers to stop listing.. proceed? Yes..... has ~ no damage..2 I have / MV .. I have / MV . I / MV .5 ..danger of capsizing I have / MV . No. requires ~ medical assistance.4. I / MV ..2 . requires .918 .. ~ drifting at . ~ navigational assistance. . cannot proceed. knots to .. (cardinal points). ..1 ...4 . ~ not under command.
Will you abandon vessel? I will not abandon vessel. my speed . Report number of persons on board.1 .. Can you continue search? Yes. UTC / within . .. . has lost person(s) overboard in position .12 . .1 .. What is condition of person(s)? Condition of person(s) bad / good.. ... Search in vicinity of position . located / picked up person(s) in position . Report injured persons. ETA at . Stop search. .... after explosion / collision / grounding / flooding / piracy / armed attack / . 8.8 .3 ...... .. requires assistance.. degrees. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. . Person picked up is crew/member / passenger of MV . proceeding to your assistance.11 A1/1. 5.1 .918 . I / MV . I will abandon vessel at . Aircraft ETA at .2 .. Assist with search in vicinity of position ..6 . Is your EPIRB/SART transmitting? Yes.2 . UTC. 6. 8.1 . I am / MV .1 ..7 .33 - A 22/Res..3 .. .7 .2 . Person(s) dead. 8. Proceed with your voyage..2 I have / MV .. Return to . 3. I can continue search.1 . knots. . must abandon vessel .. What is your MMSI number? My MMSI number is …. Person overboard .9 .2 . hours to assist in search.13 ..13.10.. keep sharp lookout and report to .1 SAR communications (specifying or supplementary to 1....1 .2 .doc .4 .... ....10 . 7..10 ... . I am / MV… is proceeding for assistance.1 Abandoning vessel I / crew of MV . 7.5 . is searching in vicinity of position .1) I require / MV ..1 .. All vessels in vicinity of position .11 . No person injured Number of injured persons / casualties: .1 . . 4.1 ... 7.. .1 . I cannot continue search.. hours...2 .4 .2 Search and Rescue communication . Number of persons on board: ..1 . What is the result of search? The result of search is negative..6 . UTC / within .. my EPIRB/SART is transmitting. What is your present course and speed? My present course . 5.13.. . No.5 .. 7. 8.....8 . I am / MV . What is your position? My position .1 . 9.1 .
. at UTC on VHF Channel.. What is the weather situation in your position? Wind .2 . MAYDAY position is not correct. ).2 . Warning! Uncharted rocks / ice / abnormally low tides / mines / .. ~ on fire ~ had explosion..14 .... 2. How many persons will stay on board? No person will stay on board. London/Montreal.11 .14..1 ..3 . 2.13 .10.1998.1 ..2 .12 .14.13.4 .. I can proceed to distress position. I transmitted a DSC alert. I transmitted a DSC alert by mistake.5 I will act as On-scene Co-ordinator. 4.10.. ~ disabled and adrift.2 . Vessels are advised to proceed to position . 9.2 Yes. I will show following signals / lights: . hours / at . 4. No.12. UTC.1 . hours / at ..doc . Visibility good/moderate/poor. ~ listing / in danger of capsizing. 1... Are there dangers to navigation? No dangers to navigation.1 . . ~ in collision (with .13..918 .3 ..11. to start rescue. ~ abandoned / .3 Received MAYDAY from MV ..13.1 .4 .1 . How many lifeboats / liferafts (with how many persons) will you launch? I will launch ..( cardinal points) force Beaufort . I cannot proceed to distress position.3 .. Yes..12.. knots..... ~ flooded.1 . For further information see IAMSAR Manual. ETA at distress position within . Performing / co-ordinating SAR operations The questions are normally asked and advice given by the On-scene Co-ordinator (OSC). will proceed to your assistance. . 4. .. .34 - . Received your MAYDAY... 4..1 . My position . persons).. lifeboats / liferafts (with .10 ... Current . my EPIRB/SART is transmitting by mistake.1 .. I / MV .. What is your ETA at distress position? My ETA at distress position within .2 . Vessel in position . .2 .. to …(cardinal points).13...A 22/Res. . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. 3.2 . Can you proceed to distress position? Yes..1 . .. .2 ./ frequency . persons will stay on board..4 .1 . Correct MAYDAY position is . Smooth/moderate/rough/high sea / slight/moderate/heavy swell …(cardinal points). Acknowledgement and / or relay of SAR messages . ~ sinking. Vessel requires assistance.2 . UTC. Did you transmit a DSC distress alert? Yes...1 .3 .
..1 .10 .. lifeboats / liferafts with survivors..10 .. .....5. .at .8 .. Picked up ~ .918 . / I will proceed to pick up survivors.. We resume search in position ...1 .. . Sighted ~ vessel in position .13 . persons rescued.2 Carry out search pattern . I cannot pick up survivors. Adjust track spacing to . adjust interval between vessels to ...2 .8.14 ... No.15 ... . Total number of persons on board was . Initial course ... survivors in position ..kilometres / nautical miles. Continue search in position .. ..doc . .. .. . MV .12 .. I can pick up survivors.11 ....... ~ no more lifeboats / liferafts. Can you pick up survivors? Yes.16 .7 .. All persons / .11 . Finishing with SAR operations What is the result of search? The result of search is negative... ~ lifeboats / life rafts in position .kilometres / nautical miles. UTC. Do you require medical assistance? Yes.4 .9 .. persons / casualties in lifejackets in position .. We finish with SAR operations.. UTC).. MV .1 . Search speed now .6 .8 ..5 . Keep sharp lookout for lifeboats / liferafts / persons in water / ..12 . ~ persons in water / ... MV / MVs . There is no hope to rescue more persons. degrees. Alter course ~ to .4 . in position . .13 . search speed . Survivors in bad / good condition.. Stand by lifeboats / liferafts. UTC.35 - A 22/Res. I require medical assistance. starting at ..9 .... ~ .4. may stop search and proceed with voyage.. in position .4.. . degrees (. lifeboats / liferafts (with ... Crew has abandoned vessel / MV .. No. ~ .... Carry out radar search. Try to obtain information from survivors..3 .2 ...1 . You / MV . .. . . ~ .1 .1. persons / casualties) in position .. I do not require medical assistance.7 .8. allocated track number .6 . knots.. ~ for next leg of track now / at ..15 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. There are ~ still ..14 ... ... knots.
.... tries to proceed without assistance. 6. 2. requires medical assistance...9 A1/2 . UTC / within . / frequency ...is manoeuvring with difficulty.2 ..1 .2 . Boat / helicopter ETA at ... Do you have doctor on board? Yes.8 .4 . Note: An urgency traffic always has to commence with stating the position of the calling vessel if it is not included in the DSC alert.1 Requesting medical assistance I require / MV . Transfer of person(s) not possible.. is spilling ~ dangerous goods of IMO-Class ..7 . I have doctor on board.2 ..1 .36 - A1/1. hours.. 5.... Standing by on VHF Channel ... I am / MV .4 . is dangerous source of radiation. hours. I am / MV .. adrift near position ...1 . Can you make rendezvous in position .. Transfer person(s) to my vessel / to MV ...2 . have? I have / MV .7 .2 . Cargo ... ~ radio medical advice... Technical failure . I / MV . . I have no doctor on board. Containers / barrels / drums / bags / . ~ arrange for radio medical advice on VHF Channel ...6 . ~ crude oil / ...2 .. UTC / within . in position . ... I try / MV .....3 I have / MV has . I require / MV… requires oil clearance assistance .1 . 5.. ...5 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. ? Yes.3 . requires tug assistance / escort / .3 . ~ send helicopter with doctor ~ send helicopter to pick up person(s)... in position . .1 . in position ..8 . has problems with engine(s) / steering gear / propeller / . Urgency traffic Safety of a vessel (other than distress).. I am / MV .. No..5 .3 . / frequency ..... . .... No.. Navigate with caution...918 .8. not under command. . I / MV ... / frequency ...danger of pollution.1 I am / MV .1 . What problems do you have / does MV .. requires ~ boat for hospital transfer.doc . What kind of assistance is required? I require / MV .. I can make rendezvous in position at .. 2...A 22/Res. with dangerous goods of IMO-Class . will ~ send boat.1 . . Stand by on VHF Channel .. I cannot make rendezvous.5 .4 . ~ helicopter with doctor (to pick up person(s)).. I require / MV ... will send boat / helicopter to transfer doctor. . Keep clear of me / MV ... 6.6 . by boat / helicopter. lost dangerous goods of IMO-Class .
. knots. What is the barometric change in your position / in position ..1 Ice damage I have / MV .2 .918 . millibars / hectopascals located in position . I cannot proceed without assistance. UTC.. 5.. kilometres / miles of the centre. What is the latest tropical storm warning? The latest tropical storm warning is as follows: Tropical storm warning at . tropical storms... ~ ice-breaker assistance / escort / . Present movement.. storms...(cardinal points) and force Beaufort .. ... ? The wind in your position / in position . ~ in the safe / dangerous semicircle. I have / MV ... 4. is . What is the latest gale / storm warning? The latest gale / storm warning is as follows: Gale / storm warning. 4. The barometer is steady / dropping (rapidly) / rising (rapidly).. has damage above / below waterline.. / frequency . / frequency .1 . 6...2 . 6..area) from direction ... What is the atmospheric pressure in your position / in position ... millibars/hectopascals.2 .. (cardinal points).. .. 7.1 .1 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. (name) / tropical cyclone / tornado / willy-willy / typhoon .5 .. 5.. Further information on VHF Channel ... 2.1 . . ? Wind direction ..4 . ? The barometric change in your position / in position ... requires ~ tug assistance. Winds of . / frequency ... ~ variable. Seas smooth/moderate/rough/high... knots within radius of . What wind is expected in my position / in position ..5 ..... Hurricane.. miles of centre.3 .. 3. Can you proceed without assistance? Yes... (met. Winds at .. ~ to increase / decrease.6 .. 2. millibars / hectopascals per hour / within the last . is . force Beaufort ....3 .2 . . No. knots are expected ~ in the storm area.. force Beaufort .1 .. What kind of assistance is required? I require / MV .. (cardinal points).1 A1/3 A1/3. is expected ~ from direction. in my position / in position ....37 - A 22/Res.1 .. I can proceed without assistance. UTC in area . ~ within a radius of . What maximum winds are expected in the storm area? Maximum winds of . Standing by on VHF Channel ... .... .. 4... Stand by on VHF Channel .1 What is wind direction and force in your position / in position .(cardinal points).. (cardinal points) at ..1 .. sea state . ... (name) with central pressure of . ? The atmospheric pressure in your position / in position . 1... backing/veering to .doc ....1 ...3 .. hours. has stability problems heavy icing.1 . Safety Communications Meteorological and hydrological conditions Winds.4 ...7 .1 ..1 .
.2 .3 .. (within the next hours)? No.. / reported in area around .. visibility is not expected to change in your position / in position.. . temporarily closed for navigation. Ice . 1... is only possible ~ for high-powered vessels of strong construction ... metres / nautical miles Visibility is restricted by mist / fog / snow / dust / rain. No ice located in position . A tsunami / an abnormal wave is expected by . at about . Is the depth of water sufficient in position . 1.1 . Wait until high / low water. 1.4 .. the sea state is not expected to change (within the next hours)..1 .8 .5 ..(cardinal points) is expected (.1 . Area around . . (within the next hours). metres from... metres / nautical miles in your position / in position . Abnormal tides The present tide .within the next hours).6 . Yes..1 . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. due to floating ice / pack ice / iceberg(s)..5 .. visibility is expected to increase / decrease to . Ice / iceberg(s) located in position .. the depth of water is sufficient in position . .. The tide is rising / falling.1 .. Navigation is dangerous in area around .. Is the sea state expected to change (within the next hours)? No. The tide . What ice situation is expected in my position / area around . is metres above/below prediction.2 .2 .. is metres above / below datum in position .3 ..1 What is sea state in your position / in position . 6.. UTC / within . Visibility is expected to be variable between . The depth of water is .9. (cardinal points). .. Abnormally high / low tides are expected in position ..9.2 . Navigation in area around .. 6. 2. Danger of icing in area around . a sea / swell of ..2 ... ...doc .....4 ...9 .10 . .1 .... ? The smooth/moderate/rough/high sea/ slight/moderate/heavy swell in my position / in position .. ? Ice situation is ~ not expected to change in your position / area around ... 6..1 .. .....3 What is the latest ice information? Ice warning.2 .6 .. 2.. ? Visibility in my position / in position is ..38 - . 2..2 .. . 2.8.918 ... Thickness of ice is expected to increase / decrease in your position / area around .2 . (within the next hours)... is . UTC. ~ with ice-breaker assistance.3 . metres / nautical miles in your position / in position ..4 .2 .. metres from . 1... hours. / reported in area around .A 22/Res.. . Yes. ~ expected to improve / deteriorate in your position / area around .1 ...... 1. Visibility is increasing / decreasing / variable.1 .3 .2 . the depth of water is not sufficient in position .. No.. (within the next hours). 2. metres in position .3 What is visibility in your position / in position . ? Yes.... Is visibility expected to change in my position / in position . Restricted visibility ..
Drifting objects A1/3.. inoperative... Fog signal .(date and time) to...1 ....... Navigational warnings involving Land.2 .4 .. . Cancel one hour after time of restoration.3 . is metres .. and use LOCATED when position has been confirmed by survey or other means ..(date and time) to.3 GPS/GLONASS Satellite . (Note: Only for major fog signal stations).2 .7 .doc .918 .(distance in kilometres/nautical miles ) . No.. New and moved .3 .. Seabottom characteristics.(name or number of master / secondary) off air from .2 ...1 .1 Superbuoy / mine / unlit derelict vessel / .. ~ moved .. (type)buoy .2 ..( charted name of light / buoy) in position ...8 My draft .. you cannot enter / pass (charted name of place) .. 7...(position) at .. (date and time). ... (date and time).... ~ (temporarily) changed to . ( charted name of lightbuoy / buoy) in position . ~ (temporarily) discontinued. (direction) to position .1 . kilometres / nautical miles in .. (number) container(s) adrift in vicinity . (date and time) to .(date and time if known). Cancel one hour after time of restoration.. UTC. ..wait until .. ~ (temporarily) removed. metres due to sea state / winds..... E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.Cancel one hour after time of restoration... marked by .2 ..1 .2 Uncharted reef / rock / shoal / dangerous wreck / obstruction reported / located in position ...(date and time).4 ..or seamarks Defects ..39 - A 22/Res... Alterations .... you can enter / pass (charted name of place)...1 .. 7.. Electronic navigational aids .. (name of station) in position .( charted name of light / buoy) in position ...(full characteristics). wrecks Use REPORTED when position is unconfirmed.(direction).. ~ unlit / unreliable / damaged / destroyed / off station / missing.. off air from .. (charted name of place)? Yes.... The charted depth of water is increased / decreased by ... RACON/RAMARK/ERICON . LORAN station ..(full characteristics) ~ established in position .( charted name of light / buoy) . Dangerous wreck in position.can I enter / pass . . ~ re-established in position .(number) unusable from .....
in position...(length) seismic cable along line joining / in area bounded by / in vicinity ....1...3 ... (if requested). rig moves .Wide berth requested. (positions) from ...(destination)on ...(position) at .4 Platform .(date and time) to.5 .(charted name of place) use lock . Wide berth requested (if requested).Wide berth requested..Wide berth requested (if requested). pipeline and seismic / hydrographic operations Cable / pipeline operations by . Survey vessel ...(name/number if available) being removed from .. Diving..2 ..1 . Pipeline / platform ..(date and time)to . . (date).(vessel) from .(date and time) to .2 .5 ....2 .. Wide berth requested (if requested).(port of departure)on . Derelict platform .. (position) from .....5. Tanker transhipment . (dateand time). Wide berth requested... Avoid passing to leeward. Wide berth requested.40 - . Difficult tow from . (vessel) in vicinity / along line joining .1 Lock .(date and time).1 .3 .. I am / MT ..A 22/Res. Platform . Wide berth requested.(date and time)... in position .. Wide berth requested (if requested)...1 . Contact via VHF Channel .(date and time).. Wide berth requested.1 Miscellaneous Cable. Hazardous operations by ..(name) defective. Seismic survey / hydrographic operations by .(vessel) in area bounded by / in vicinity . Oil clearance operations near MT . (date and time)... Contact via VHF Channel ..(name/number if available) in position .1 Diving/dredging operations by vessel .. .......(date). ..(position). (if requested). Lock / bridge ... at . spilling oil / leaking gas.... . (date) to ... Contact via VHF Channel ..(position) on ..4 . (name) defective........ Defective locks or bridges .2 ..(position) from .. spilling oil / chemicals /...(name) towing ....2 ...(kind of cargo) in position... I am / LNG-tanker/LPG-tanker .(name/number if available) reported / established in position...5. (date and time) to ...no possibility for vessels to turn.5..(position). (if requested).... (if requested).. Wide berth requested (if requested). Wide berth requested.3 . Contact via VHF Channel ... (if requested).. towing and dredging operations . (name) from ..5...(date and time) to .(date and time) in position .....1 ..1 ....2..5 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. (date and time) in .(name/number if available) removed from .918 .(name)..4 .. Avoid this area . Current meters / hydrographic instruments moored in . Wide berth requested (if requested).3 .doc . leaking gas in position.... Off-shore installations. For entering .5.4 Transhipment of ..2 .
4.9.2 .7.1 . Fishery .1 .2 Located oil spill in position .3 ./ area around .....8 . .2. . Located oil spill ~ in your wake... I have / MV .8.polluter is MV ..1 .. Can you identify the polluter? Yes. I / MV . in position . (number) barrels / drums / containers with IMDG Code marks reported adrift near position. I / MV . What kind of assistance is required? I require / MV .6 . (date and time).(date time) to .1 .1 . requires ~ oil clearance assistance... No.4 .5 .5 . ... Wide berth requested (if requested).2 . I cannot identify the polluter. I can identify the polluter ...9 ... (date and time) to.. (cardinal points)... You have caught my fishing gear..(positions).9. . Can you / MV .(number) (if requested).. What is course and speed of the polluter? Course of the polluter .. ~ floating booms / oil dispersants / .. speed . Yes. Navigate with caution.5.. Located a vessel incinerating chemicals / waste / . degrees. has accidental spillage of oil / ... Contact via VHF channel .2 . Fishing in area .7 A1/3.... knots.5..5 .2..6 Small fishing boats in area around .4 ..41 - A 22/Res.. ......2 ..3 .. fishing gear with buoys / without buoys in position .918 .. The polluter left the scene.4. Navigate with caution.2 ... extending .2 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. stop spillage? Yes. Stay in vicinity of pollution and co-operate with oil clearance team.8.. Advise you to recover your fishing gear. prohibited. can stop spillage. (length and width in metres) to .....7 .. Fishing gear has fouled my propeller(s).1 Military operations Gunnery / rocket firing / missile / torpedo / underwater ordnance exercises in area bounded by . . Mine clearing operations from .. (positions) from ..1 .... in position .. No.. ..(date and time) in area bounded by .1 ...doc .. . ~ in the wake of MV .. Is fishing gear ahead of me? No fishing gear ahead of you... Located a vessel dumping chemicals / waste / ...3 . .5. Environmental protection communications .1 .6 . cannot stop spillage.Wide berth requested.
. You must rig another pilot ladder The pilot ladder is unsafe..3 . tug(s). You must take .12 . ~ has spreaders too short..2 ... degrees to make a lee.3 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. What is wrong with the pilot ladder? The pilot ladder ~ has broken / loose steps.2 .1 Stand by pilot ladder. Move the pilot ladder ~ .2. Put engine(s) ahead / astern.. How many tugs must I take? You must take ..3 . Alter course to … (cardinal points) .2 . Correct the list of the vessel. tug(s) fore and . metres above water. Put lights on at the pilot ladder.14 .42 - A1/4 A1/4.6 .. you need not take tug(s)..2 . knots. The pilot ladder is rigged on port side / starboard side.8 . Rig the pilot ladder on port side / starboard side/leeside . tug(s) aft. metres aft / forward.18 .21 . ~ has broken spreaders. No. Make a lee on your port side / starboard side..23 .1 Pilotage Pilot request See AI/6 .13 . Keep the sea on your port quarter / starboard quarter.A 22/Res..9 .1 .2. In what position will the tug(s) meet me? The tug(s) will meet you in position .UTC.. I require .4.1 .1.23.10 ..2 A1/4.3 “Pilot request” Embarking / disembarking pilot ..1 .4.22 .1..15 .19 . Boarding arrangements do not comply with SOLAS Regulations..23.. you must take . Embarkation is not possible. Wait for the tug(s) in position ..7. Have a heaving line ready at the pilot ladder.16 .4 .2 Must I take tug(s)? Yes. tug(s).918 .1 .the pilot boat cannot clear the vessel. at . tug(s) according to Port Regulations. Rig the accommodation ladder in combination with the pilot ladder.... Put helm hard to port / starboard. ~ is too far aft / forward.. Make a boarding speed of . Steer . Man ropes are required / not required.20 .4. A1/4.1 .11 .17 .1 . ~ clear of discharge. Stop engine(s) until pilot boat is clear. Vessel is not suited for the pilot ladder.5 .4 .2 . Rig the pilot ladder alongside hoist. Tug request ..doc . ..
.. knots. . . keep the wind on port / starboard quarter....5..11 .1 .5.1. minutes. are you ready for the helicopter? V: Yes. V: I am making identification signals by smoke (buoy) / search light / flags / signalling lamp / .3. V: You can land on deck in .15 ..13.10. you cannot land on deck (yet). I am starting operation. MRCC: I will send a helicopter with . . do not fix the hoist cable.9 .. . V: No. H: MV ..6.21 V: I require a helicopter.12 .. operation finished. ..doc . H: MV . you can land on deck. I will drop .. what is your present course and speed? V: My present course is ...3 . . I am taking off...2 . you must use the towing lines. knots... .. I am ready for the helicopter.6 . you must use the towing lines of the tug. . ..5 . . H: MV . .19 .... what is the relative wind direction in degrees and knots? V: The relative wind direction is .3. H: MV .. I am not ready for the helicopter (yet). ~ with liferaft / . H: MV .. H: MV . I am landing.2 .1 .... Specials Helicopter operations (H: = from helicopter V: = from vessel ) . degrees and ..14. .13 . V: The landing / pick-up area is ..17 .1 .. keep the wind on port / starboard bow.1 ...... ... H: MV . .1 ..1 . V: I am ready to receive you. indicate the landing / pick-up area. H: MV .. ~ to pick up persons. you are identified.1 ..14 . speed is .... H: MV . ~ with doctor..2 .3 ..5 ...16 . H: MV .14.8 . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. H: MV . make identification signals. H: MV . .1 . . . .14.. minutes. H: MV .. H: MV .2 A1/5 A1/5.1 ..4 . what is your position? V: My position is . .1 Must I use the towing lines of my vessel? Yes.. H: MV .10 ..5... V: No.3 .. H: MV . . V: Ready for the helicopter in . .. degrees. helicopter is on the way to you. . can I land on deck? V: Yes. I will use hoist / rescue sling / rescue basket / rescue net / rescue litter / rescue seat / double lift.918 .20 . . H: MV . No.. H: MV ...18 .7 .3..43 - A 22/Res. .
2 .15 .2 . Go ahead and follow me. ~ is suspended until.. will escort you. ~ is not available until .2 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. Your place in convoy is number . Increase / reduce your speed..1 ..breaker assistance for convoy Ice-breaker commands applying to all the vessels in a convoy have to be immediately confirmed consecutively by each vessel in turn and executed according to the pattern given in GENERAL 4..9 . Proceed along the ice channel..12. UTC..2 ... Reverse your engines. metres /cables between vessels.breaker operations Ice .17 Ice-breaker assistance for convoy will start now / at .918 . I require / MV . ~ is suspended after sunset. . Stop in present position. Ice-breaker assistance for convoy finished.1 . ~ will be resumed at ..10 . ~ is suspended until favourable weather conditions. requires ice-breaker assistance to reach ..44 - A1/5... Stand by for letting go towing line....11 . Do not follow me. Ice-breaker . Stand by for receiving towing line. You will follow MV .4 .). .. Stop engines.. and this applies also to close-coupled towing..... UTC / within .13 . fast in ice in position .14 . Ice .. Ice-breaker assistance ~ will arrive at .. ~ is available only up to latitude.6.3 .6 .1 ... When being assisted by an ice-breaker it is important to maintain a continuous listening watch on the appropriate VHF Channel and to maintain a proper lookout for sound and visual signals.5 . longitude. metres / cables.7 . UTC.16.breaker request I am / MV is .3 Ice . ...1 . Switch on the bow / stern search light.5....1 .8 .. Ice-breaker commands applying to a single vessel are confirmed and executed only by that vessel.1 . .. Proceed by yourself (to area .. Increase / reduce the distance between vessels to . UTC.. . MV . hours.(date and time)..A 22/Res.. will follow you. ..12 . Keep a distance of . Open water / light ice conditions ahead.doc ...16 .
Pass heaving lines through the hawse-pipes. and the relevant calling procedures have to be observed.doc . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.8 .4 . It is at the discretion of the shore personnel or the ship’s officer whether to use one of the message markers and if so which of them to apply depending on the user’s qualified assessment of the situation.851(20) on General Principles for Ship Reporting Systems and Ship Reporting Requirements. including guidelines for reporting incidents involving dangerous goods. Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Standard Phrases Application of Message Markers In order to especially facilitate shore-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication or when one of the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases will not fit the meaning desired.6 . The IMO VTS Guidelines recommend that in any message directed to a vessel it should be clear whether the message contains information. warning.5 . For VTS Standard Reporting Procedures.7 . Fasten towing line on your bitts.9 A1/6 Ice .1 . Stand by for cutting the manila lashing if required. For further standardized VTS communications.3 .. also see other sections of Part A1. If used. advice.2 .45 - A 22/Res. see IMO resolution A. the message marker is to be spoken preceding the message or the corresponding part of the message. I start to draw your bow into the stern notch of the ice-breaker. harmful substances and / or marine pollutants. Receive towing line on deck.breaker assistance in close-coupled towing Stand by for close-coupled towing. one of the following eight message markers may be used to increase the probability of the purpose of the message being properly understood.3 . Keep yourself in the centre-plane of the ice-breaker. Lash together the eyes of the towing line with manila lashing. Slack out your anchors under the hawse-pipes. or instruction and IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases should be used where practicable.918 . Note: All of the following phrases must come as the culmination (message content) of a radio message exchange between stations covered by the ITU Radio Regulations.
Comment: The use of this marker removes any doubt as to whether a question is being asked or a statement is being made. how are additionally used at the beginning of the question. etc. "QUESTION. "ADVICE. etc.A 22/Res." WARNING This indicates that the following message implies the intention of the sender to inform others about danger.doc . The recipient is expected to return an answer. MV Noname will overtake to the west of you . Do not cross the fairway. (Advise you) stand by on VHF Channel six nine.” ADVICE Example: (ii) This indicates that the following message implies the intention of the sender to influence others by a Recommendation. Consequences of INFORMATION will be up to the recipient. especially when interrogatives such as what.." QUESTION Example: (v) This indicates that the following message is of an interrogative character. "INSTRUCTION. who. why. where. Comment: Example: (iii) The decision whether to follow the ADVICE still stays with the recipient. Comment: This means that any recipient of a WARNING should pay immediate attention to the danger mentioned.g. Comment: This means that the sender.918 . Obstruction in the fairway. "INFORMATION. ADVICE does not necessarily have to be followed but should be considered very carefully. e.46 - Message Markers (i) INSTRUCTION This indicates that the following message implies the intention of the sender to influence others by a Regulation. Comment: This marker is preferably used for navigational and traffic information. "WARNING.(What is) your present maximum draft?" Example: E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. must have full authority to send such a message. Consequences of a WARNING will be up to the recipient. situations." INFORMATION Example: (iv) This indicates that the following message is restricted to observed facts.. The recipient has to follow this legally binding message unless he/she has contradictory safety reasons which then have to be reported to the sender. a VTS Station or a naval vessel.
knots.g... I require two tugs.1 Phrases for acquiring and providing data for a traffic image Acquiring and providing routine traffic data What is the name of your vessel and call sign / identification? The name of my vessel is .. REQUEST must not be used involving navigation.2 . .4. or to modify COLREGS.." INTENTION Note: Example: (viii) This indicates that the following message informs others about immediate navigational action intended to be taken.1 ...7.7 . tugs.. ..47 - A 22/Res.. What is your position? My position is ..1 .3. . permission..1. ...4 . Spell the name of your vessel. Comment: The use of this message marker is logically restricted to messages announcing navigational actions by the vessel sending this message. My present maximum draft is zero seven metres. What is your port of destination / destination? My port of destination / destination is .6 .1.918 (vi) ANSWER This indicates that the following message is the reply to a previous question. "INTENTION.... Comment: The use of this marker is to signal: I want something to be arranged or provided. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. my speed is .2. UTC.1 . ? My ETD from . UTC.. ship´s stores requirements. From what direction are you approaching? I am approaching from .3 . What was your last port of call? My last port of call was . Comment: Example: (vii) Note that an answer should not contain another question..9.. What is your ETD from ..8. What is your flag State? My flag State is .1 . What is your present course and speed? My present course is . / identification .1 ...8 . e. etc. ? My ETA is ..1 .9 . degrees. .5.1 .1 . .1 . call sign .1 . .6.doc ...... is . "ANSWER.2 .1 .. "REQUEST.5 .. I will reduce my speed." REQUEST This indicates that the following message is asking for action from others with respect to the vessel.." Example: A1/6. What is your ETA in position ..
at . I do not carry any dangerous goods. Yes.5 . .8 .. Hazardous mine adrift in vicinity .11...15. metres. No. Acquiring and providing distress traffic data See A1/1. I am / MV .12.17.2 .doc ..21.11 ..17.19 ..21 . Are you on even keel? Yes..13. Navigation closed in area .2 .. What is your cargo? My cargo is . .. knots. Unlit derelict vessel adrift in vicinity . .14.10 .. I am trimmed by the head / stern. Do you have any deficiencies / restrictions? No. Dangerous wreck / obstruction located in position .. Wide berth requested. I am not underway. What is your present maximum draft ? My present maximum draft is .1 . A1/6.13 .... . The maximum permitted draft is .1 .7 ..2 .... I have no list.1 “Distress communications”. Depth of water not sufficient in position . What is your freeboard? My freeboard is . Phrases for providing VTS services Information service These phrases are normally transmitted from the shore... What is your air draft? My air draft is ..1 .1 . kilograms / tonnes IMO Class .918 .15 . Ice / iceberg(s) in position .2 . .. I have no deficiencies / restrictions. metres.1 .14. I carry the following dangerous goods: .18.2 . is constrained by draft.1 .. metres.20 .16.48 - ..1 .. degrees.2 What is your draft forward / aft? My draft forward / aft is . I have a list to port / starboard of .. Do you carry any dangerous goods? Yes.. Do you have any list? Yes..A 22/Res. Navigational warnings Unknown object(s) in position . No.. metres. / area around .6 . marked by ..22.1. I am on even keel.1 .1 .12 .. .1 . Uncharted reef / rock / shoal reported in position ..2 . (type) buoy. .. I am ready to get underway. metres..22.1 .18 . I am underway. (date and time). .. Are you underway? Yes.. at ..3 .18. I have the following deficiencies / restrictions: ..16 ... Pipeline is leaking gas / oil in position ..10. No.14 . (date and time)..1 ..1 ....3 ..9 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. What is your full speed / full manoeuvring speed? My full speed / full manoeuvring speed is .17 .21.14.22 ...4 .. No.1 .2 .
1 .. in position . (vessel).... (Note: Only for major fog signal stations).. has been suspended / discontinued / diverted. Surface vessels are in attendance. Hydrographic information Tidal prediction for .. (date and time)..12 .7 . Salvage operations in position .. is not complying with traffic regulations..... Fog signal .5 .. knots)... degrees.5 .5 .. Contact via VHF Channel .. ..(position) from . traffic lane on course ... Vessel constrained by her draft in position … area … (course … degrees … speed … knots) Vessel in position ... Hampered vessel in position .. UTC.1.1 .. (date and time) to . at about ... . Vessel is crossing .. ~ established in position . Oil clearance operations near MT . (date and time) to..... (date and time) to . Traffic information Gunnery / rocket firing / missile / torpedo / underwater ordnance exercises in area bounded by .... Wide berth requested....11 ..8 ..../ Traffic Lane .6 .1 ..(charted name of light / buoy) in position ... Submarines operating in sea area around .. Abnormally high / low tides are expected in position . Transhipment of .........3 .. ...Wide berth requested..4 . / area . (date and time). (direction) to position .....1 ... hours before high water / after low water. ..(destination) on .(date and time) in position . (name of station(s)) / area . Route information Route . speed ..2 ... Difficult tow from . ~ it is .10 ...49 - A 22/Res... ~ unlit / unreliable / damaged / destroyed / off station / missing. from ... in position .918 . ~ (temporarily) removed..(full characteristics).....1....... / area . Wide berth requested...(port of departure) to .. .. on course .. ~ (temporarily) changed to ... Vessel not under command in position . . . from .. ~ (temporarily) discontinued.. kilometres / nautical miles in .1 .(charted name of light / buoy) in position . metres below high water / above low water... Wide berth requested..1 ...3 .(name / number) reported / established in position ..9 .... Current meters / hydrographic instruments moored in position . .. / area ...(date). UTC.. Platform . Wide berth requested... (date and time) to . ~ re-established in position .2 ..13 .. Navigate with caution.2 . Contact via VHF Channel . Contact via VHF Channel .. ~ moved ..6 . Cable / pipeline operations by.. (course .. : A tide of . . at about . from . area . / along a line joining . and speed . .2 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final... Wide berth requested..1..1. Wide berth requested.. (date and time).(full characteristics)..... .(charted name of light / buoy) ... metres above / below datum is expected in position ....(kind of cargo) in position .3 . The tide is rising: ~ it is ..Wide berth requested. Small fishing boats in area around .1..1...4 . inoperative..4 Navigational information Oil spill in position .(positions) and .. Wide berth requested.....2 . (vessel) in vicinity ..doc ... and speed .9... Seismic / hydrographic operations by .
A 22/Res..2 ..9 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. (cardinal points) and force Beaufort .. Icing is expected / not expected in area .7 .4 ...1 ..5 . Wind is expected to increase / decrease in position .(date and time) to . force Beaufort .. Visibility in position .. Wind is backing / veering and increasing / decreasing.. ~ .. Meteorological questions and answers See A1/3...3 . (date and time) to ..... (name) . Gale warning / storm warning.8 .2 .... Tropical storm warning was issued at .6 .... metres above / below prediction.. ..2 .6 . area) from direction ..1 . metres / nautical miles... (cardinal points) at ..12 . ~ expected to increase / decrease to . path . UTC .. UTC. ~ expected to increase / decrease within the next . The tide is setting in direction ... speed of advance ... metres / nautical miles within the next .. UTC starting at . . knots in position .. from ..(name number of master / secondary ) RACON .1..1 .. Wind at . (date and time).. knots. / frequency .. with central pressure of .. metres...1.. UTC.. ...7 .... knots. knots within radius of .3 The tide is falling: ~ it is . Present movement ..1. Cancel one hour after time of restoration.........1.. off air . Hurricane . in position ..... millibars/hectopascals located in position .. nautical miles of centre.(cardinal points).4 ... Meteorological information Position of tropical storm . ...... hours after high water / before low water. . metres above / below datum . backing / veering to .. ~ it is .6 .... metres due to winds / sea state. Sea / swell in position . Wind direction . hours... (cardinal points)... Further information on VHF Channel ... UTC).7 ..918 . The tidal stream / current is . UTC in area .. Seas over .1 “Meteorological and hydrological conditions” . . Charted depth has increased / decreased by .. degrees... Meteorological warnings Gale warning / storm warning was issued at .8 .... Present tide is .(number) unusable from .... The tide is slack..50 - .. The tide is ..9 ...5 .. hours. LORAN station .. to force Beaufort . (name) / tropical cyclone / tornado / willy-willy / typhoon / .. ~ . (cardinal points).3 ...doc ... hours.1 .. (date and time)... UTC starting at . ~ reduced by mist / fog / snow / dust / rain / . Electronic navigational aids information GPS Satellite . .1 .1. within the next. (name of station) in position . metres below high water / above low water... in position ...... The depth of water is / is not sufficient in position .. Winds of .. (at ..2..... (met. metres from .....(cardinal points). Tropical storm warning at .
degrees. kilometres / nautical miles from .11. You are ~ in the centre of the fairway.1 .1 . degrees.10.. MV . my speed is .2 ... . Change to a larger / smaller range scale. UTC.1 .1 . Your position is .2.2 Navigational assistance service Shore based pilotage by navigational assistance service: see also A1/6.. I have lost radar contact.. miles range scale..4 .1 .5 ..11.1 ... What is the course to reach you? The course to reach me is . .. . my radar is not in operation..15 ...51 - A 22/Res.1. distance .. What is your position? My position is bearing . Your position is distance .. (cardinal points) of you. to . my radar is in operation.4 . What range scale are you using? I am using . degrees.. Your position is buoy number ..3. No. distance .../ bearing .2 ....1 .12 . I require navigational assistance.. and radar reference line . Position You are entering . ? Yes..5....3..8 . distance .11 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. You are leaving my radar screen. knots...1 ..2 .. Shore based radar assistance is available from .. Do you require navigational assistance to reach . metres / cables to the . ~ on the ... metres / cables to the .1 .6 ... MV ..2 . kilometres / nautical miles from .. I do not require navigational assistance. and distance ... Vessel on opposite course is passing to the ... (cardinal points) of you...... How was your position obtained? My position was obtained by GPS / RADAR / cross-bearing / astronomical observation / ..12..13 . (cardinal points) of the radar reference line. Your position is bearing . degrees . (cardinal points) side of the fairway.. Is your radar in operation? Yes....10 . (name) VHF Channel .8 .3 .1 ..7 . You are getting closer to the vessel … (cardinal points) of you.2..4 .918 . ..18 to .7.3.7 ... What is your present course and speed? My present course is . No.6 . . shore based radar assistance is available..9. ~ on / not on the radar reference line (of the fairway).2 .1 .. No. .... . Change to radar .14 .... metres / cables from the intersection of radar reference line . You are passing . kilometres / nautical miles from . I have located you on my radar screen....9 .5 . (cardinal points) limit of the fairway.11 . .. degrees.. I cannot locate you on my radar screen. You are approaching the .1 .10 ... shore based radar assistance is not available. Repeat your position for identification.2 ..2 .4. distance ....9 .doc . (cardinal points) of radar reference line ..3. is metres / cables .21 Request and identification Is shore based radar assistance available? Yes.. .1.12. has reported at reporting point .
~ converging to the reference line. ~ fog bank .. Do not enter the traffic lane / . Vessel . ~ diverging from the reference line.. ~ has stopped...2.6./ avoid .5 ... ~ is on a reciprocal course... (cardinal points) of you. (cardinal points) of you is ~ turning.12 .1 . distance . metres / cables . Your track is ~ parallel with the reference line.1 . degrees..doc ..4 .2.1 ..52 - .my course is .A 22/Res..3.2 .1 . (cardinal points) of you in position . ~ not under command.1 .4 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. (cardinal points) of you is obstructing your movements.. . You will meet crossing traffic in position .. ~ increasing / decreasing speed. (cardinal points) of you... ....16 . Vessel is entering / leaving the fairway at ...3 . degrees.. What is your present course / heading? My present course / heading is .3 .15 . ~ anchoring. Traffic organization service Clearance.. . Have you altered course? Yes. metres / cables . Proceed to the emergency anchorage. Course Note: the user of this phrase should be fully aware of the implications of words such as "track". I have not altered course .. . Vessel . Advise you ~ Keep your present course. ~ A new course of … degrees. "heading" and "course made good". ~ bridge is defective / ... (cardinal points) of you. ... degrees.. distance ..my new course is . ~ risk of collision (with a vessel bearing . (cardinal points)....2 ... ...14 . (cardinal points) of you is on same course . kilometres / nautical miles). You are steering a dangerous course. ~ is at anchor. degrees. forward planning Traffic clearance is required before entering ..13 . ~ overtaking you..3 .. .918 .. You are running into danger ~ shallow water . Vessel ..1 .. No..6...5. ~ submerged wreck . degrees. Vessel has anchored ....17 ~ is ingoing / outgoing. degrees.. Buoy . (cardinal points) of you.. Keep clear of . ~ will overtake to the . . I have altered course .3 .7 .2 . Course to make good is .6 ...
Have your crew on stand by for heaving up anchor when the pilot embarks.9 . The tide is with you / against you. ~ until the pilot arrives... Your orders are changed to proceed to .11.8 . Berthing has been delayed by . ..7. I am ready to get underway Get underway.2 . ~ in a different position.10 . ~ will leave .... Do not arrive in position ..12 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. Vessel is turning / manoeuvring in position . UTC.4 ... You have permission to enter / to proceed at .. UTC..1 . .10 . at . UTC.3 .. Do not anchor in position ..1 ... UTC..11 .6 . ... UTC.3 .11 .. I am not dragging / dredging anchor.5 .3. Do not pass the reporting point . Arrival.. Be ready to get underway.. Anchoring You must anchor ~ at .6 ..1 . . UTC . Proceed to . . ~ entered fairway in position . Report at the next waypoint / waypoint .12 .. . for orders.10.3. .3 .. I am dragging / dredging anchor... until . MV . ~ to enter traffic lane / route in position . No. . berthing and departure Your orders are to berth on .. before / after . UTC. Do not dredge anchor... ~ until the tugs arrive..1 You have permission ~ to enter the traffic lane / route ... ~ is leaving ..918 . You must heave up anchor. Are you underway? .....11.. Are you dragging / dredging anchor? Yes..10 .. at .. ~ will turn in position . You are at anchor in a wrong position..9 . . ~ until sufficient water.1 ..your berth is clear.2 .. You must arrive at way point .....2 . UTC) ~ in position .7 ..7 . UTC.53 - A 22/Res.. You have permission to anchor (at .7 .. UTC.. You will berth / dock at .9 .. ~ until the pilot arrives..5 . UTC) Your berth will be clear at .. hours.. Your berth is not clear (until ..doc .2 .8 . at . ~ has left ...8 . You are obstructing the fairway / other traffic. Anchoring is prohibited..traffic clearance granted. / at . ~ clear of fairway. UTC .6 ..
is prohibited..9 . Large vessel is leaving the fairway. You are running into danger ~ shallow water .. Your present course is too close ~ to ingoing / outgoing vessel.14 ..4 . (cardinal points) limit of the fairway.3 Yes.3 . ~ to the vessel that you are overtaking...... (cardinal points) of the fairway line / radar reference line. (cardinal points) of you. Your vessel is in position . ~ to the . You are approaching a prohibited fishing area... Fishing gear is to the ... I am not underway.11 . Fairway speed is.7 .make fast.. ~ stay clear of the fairway..13 . ~ fog bank . ~ to remain in your present position.6.A 22/Res. Move ahead / astern . ~ avoid this area / area ..2 .. Stand by for assistance.4 .doc . . You must ~ proceed by the fairway / route . Keep clear of . You are proceeding at a dangerous speed.3. Your navigation lights are not visible. I am underway.. Nets with buoys / without buoys in this area .1 ..5 . Have all navigational instruments in operation before entering this area / area .3.4 .918 . ~ not keeping to the correct traffic lane.... in position . . Your course is deviating from the radar reference line. is aground / on fire / .keep clear of the fairway approach. metres..2 .. . ~ to alter course to . distance . . Fishing in area ...9 .navigate with caution.12.6 .7 .5 .. (cardinal points) of you.. (cardinal points). Recover your fishing gear..54 - .. ... providing safe movements It is dangerous ~ to anchor in your present position...13 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. ~ bridge is defective. No.1 .8 . Your actions will be reported to the Authorities. ~ submerged wreck . Avoiding dangerous situations. ~ risk of collision (with vessel bearing . Vessels must ~ keep clear of this area / area .search and rescue in progress. degrees.12.. MV . .. (cardinal points) of you. knots.6 . You are ~ not complying with traffic regulations.5 . your course does not comply with Rule 10 of the COLREGs.1 . ~ keep to the .1 ..10 .2 .8 . ~ navigate with caution.. You are fishing in the fairway.12 . ... kilometres / nautical miles). . Collision in position ..10 . (cardinal points) of you.... Enforcement According to my radar.
Transit / convoy speed is ..3.. fire fighting.5 . VTS this is .. kilometres / nautical miles from .. Stop engines... (cardinal points) of ~ ingoing /outgoing / anchored / disabled vessel... mark / .1 How many tugs do you require? E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. before ~ entering the fairway. UTC. VTS: MV ... You must wait for MV . pollution fighting) See A1/1.. Your target.1 . Please confirm.4 . . position bearing is .17 ..6 .. You will ~ join convoy .. .. . ~ wait at . Alter course to . VTS this is . ~ of ... Canal and lock operations You must ~ close up on the vessel ahead of you..... UTC. at . working frequency is VHF Channel . UTC. kilometres / nautical miles from . I confirm. .. ... distance . to clear .7 A1/6.. knots. .16 ...3 .doc . UTC......2 . degrees. ~ getting underway. distance .. degrees. .. . ~ leaving the berth.. until . ~ moor at .2 ..55 - A 22/Res..2 .3 . ~ wait for lock clearance at ... ...14 ...19 ..... ~ agrees / does not agree to be overtaken.1 ... Do not ~ overtake. to cross ahead of you. VTS this is . VTS: MV ...20 You must wait for MV .. .1 “Distress communications” Tug services Also see A2/3. VTS: MV .. degrees..... .. I am unable to take over this target. ~ wishes to overtake … (cardinal points) of you.approaching vessels acknowledge.6 . distance . Pass .(cardinal points) of you... Convoys / vessels will pass in area . must wait / moor at .. MV .15 . ~ drop back from the vessel ahead of you.. position is bearing.4 .. Handing over to another VTS ... .....3 A1/6..1 . Your place in convoy is number ....6 “Tug assistance” . .918 . Phrases for communication with emergency services and allied services Emergency services (SAR... Convoy . My target. ~ enter canal / lock at ... ~ cross the fairway.... ~ is approaching an obscured area . kilometres / nautical miles from .. Transit will begin at .... position is bearing.18 .
..(name) Pilot Station in local time? My ETA at. The pilot boat is coming to you. You have permission to proceed by yourself (or wait for the pilot at . until pilot transfer is completed...16 .. Is the pilot boat on station? Yes. you must take a pilot . The tugs will meet you in position ..12 . Do you require a pilot at .(name) Pilot Station? Yes.1 . until .. Pilotage at . Pilotage at .2 . You are exempted from pilotage.2 .. Do you accept shore-based navigational assistance from VTS Centre? Yes.1.10 ..5.3 .1 .21..23 .21.4 I require .8 .11 . Stop in present position and wait for the pilot. No.. tug(s) fore and . No. What is your freeboard? My freeboard is . I do not require a pilot ..1 .. You must take ~ . I do not accept shore-based navigational assistance...6 .(date and time) / resumed on. I accept shore-based navigational assistance..pilotage is compulsory.).1 .2 .15 ..9 .... The pilot boat will be on station at .8. What is local time? Local time is . What is your distance from ..18 .4...3 .1 .2 ... .. buoy)... Wait for the tug(s) in position ....56 - . Tug services have been suspended until . What is your ETA at . Stand by on VHF Channel .. hours local time.. . Embarking / disembarking pilot See A1/4. tug(s) according to port regulations. you need not take a pilot. Change to VHF Channel .. tug(s) aft...2. Do you require a pilot? Yes. I require a pilot... hours. The pilot cannot embark at .1..4 .. .1 .9..21... When will the pilot embark? The pilot will embark at .6..15. for pilot transfer.I require a pilot in position . I require a pilot at .5 .A 22/Res.....1 . Keep the pilot boat … (cardinal points) of you.1 ..10. the pilot boat is not on station.1.918 . hours local time.. tug(s).1 .20 .3 .(name) Pilot Station is ..4.. No. . .1 ..(Pilot Station) / near position….... at .(name) Pilot Station has been resumed. No. UTC.. hours local time.2 .21 .1 . the pilot boat is on station. kilometres / nautical miles.9. metres.9.2 “Embarking/disembarking pilot” E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.(name) Pilot Station ..11.(date and time).. No.. (name) Pilot Station due to ..doc . (date and local time).7 ...19 .3 . Pilot request Must I take a pilot? Yes. In what position can I take the pilot? Take the pilot at ...22 . Follow the pilot boat inward where the pilot will embark.1 ..13 .17 ..2 .6 ...2.(name) Pilot Station? My distance from ..(name) Pilot Station is .I am holder of Pilotage Exemption Certificate (No..2 . I do not require a pilot at . What is your position? My position is .1 ..14 .3 .7. I will stay in position .(name) Pilot Station. ~ .(name) Pilot Station has been suspended until .4 .1 .
I REQUIRE FIRE FIGHTING ASSISTANCE .POSITION SIX TWO DEGREES ONE ONE DECIMAL EIGHT MINUTES NORTH .doc .1 Standard distress message Structure Upon receipt of a DSC Distress Alert acknowledgement the vessel in distress should commence the distress traffic on one of the international distress traffic frequencies such as VHF Channel 16 or frequency 2182 kHz (if not automatically controlled) as follows: MAYDAY THIS IS .SMOKE NOT TOXIC OVER Standard urgency message . see ITU Manual for use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile Satellite Services.the 9-digit MMSI of the vessel plus name / call sign or other identification .any other information which might facilitate rescue.the nature of distress .2 Example MAYDAY .I AM ON FIRE AFTER EXPLOSION .the position of the vessel . .1 Structure After the transmission of a DSC Urgency Call switch the transmitter to VHF Channel 16 or frequency 2182 kHz (if not automatically controlled) and commence the urgency traffic as follows: PAN PAN (repeated three times) ALL STATIONS (repeated three times) THIS IS . Geneva.the 9-digit Maritime Mobile Service Identity code (MMSI) plus name / call sign or other identification of the vessel calling .the position of the vessel ..the assistance required .THIS IS TWO-ONE-ONE-TWO-THREE-NINE-SIX-EIGHT-ZERO MOTOR VESSEL "BIRTE" CALL SIGN DELTA ALPHA MIKE KILO . 1 .918 Appendix to A1 .ZERO ZERO SEVEN DEGREES FOUR FOUR MINUTES EAST .57 - A 22/Res.External Communication Phrases Standard GMDSS Messages For further details. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.the text of the urgency message.
THIS IS TWO-ONE-ONE-TWO-THREE-NINE-SIX-EIGHT-ZERO MOTORVESSEL "BIRTE" CALL SIGN DELTA ALPHA MIKE KILO .I REQUIRE TUG ASSISTANCE OUT Standard safety message .the text of the safety message.1 Structure After the transmission of a DSC Safety Call switch the transmitter to VHF Channel 16 or frequency 2182 kHz (if not automatically controlled) and transmit the safety message as follows: SÉCURITÉ (repeated three times) ALL STATIONS (or all ships in a specific geographical area.the 9-digit MMSI of the vessel plus name / call sign or other identification .doc .58 - .THIS IS TWO-ONE-ONE-TWO-THREE-NINE-SIX-EIGHT-ZERO MOTORVESSEL "BIRTE" CALL SIGN DELTA ALPHA MIKE KILO .I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH ENGINES . .2 Example PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS .POSITION SIX TWO DEGREES ONE ONE DECIMAL EIGHT MINUTES NORTH ZERO ZERO SEVEN DEGREES FOUR FOUR MINUTES EAST .3 Example SÉCURITÉ SÉCURITÉ SÉCURITÉ ALL SHIPS ALL SHIPS ALL SHIPS IN AREA PETER REEF .DANGEROUS WRECK LOCATED IN POSITION TWO NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF PETER REEF OVER E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.918 .A 22/Res. or to a specific station) (repeated three times) THIS IS .
Meet her 10. Reduce amount of rudder to 5°/10°/15°/20° and hold. steer three zero five Course to be steered 182° 082° 305° On receipt of an order to steer.. Keep the buoy/ mark/ beacon/ . Port / starboard twenty 6. All wheel orders should be held until countermanded. beacon". Hard -a-port / starboard 8.59 - A 22/Res. the direction in which s/he wants the wheel turned should be stated followed by each numeral being said separately. including zero. for example. When the officer of the watch requires a course to be steered by compass.doc . the helmsman should repeat it and bring the vessel round steadily to the course ordered.. The person giving the order should acknowledge the helmsman's reply. Steady as she goes Meaning Rudder to be held in the fore and aft position. Steady 11. When the vessel is steady on the course ordered.... The helmsman is to repeat the order and call out the compass heading on receiving the order. Finished with wheel. on port side / starboard side. If it is desired to steer on a selected mark the helmsman should be ordered to: "Steer on . When the vessel is steady on that heading. Port / starboard five 3. The person giving the order should acknowledge the helmsman's reply. When there is concern that the helmsman is inattentive s/he should be questioned: "What is your heading ?" And he/she should respond: "My heading is . 1820. buoy / . 14. no more steering. Steer a steady course on the compass heading indicated at the time of the order. Port / starboard ten 4.. the helmsman is to call out: "Steady on . Nothing to port/starboard 9. Ease to five / ten / fifteen / twenty 12. Port / starboard fifteen 5. The helmsman should report immediately if the vessel does not answer the wheel. for example: Order Port. Port / starboard twenty-five 7. Rudder to be held fully over to port / starboard. 25°of port / starboard rudder to be held... 15. Midships 2. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.... Report if she does not answer the wheel. 15°of port / starboard rudder to be held." 13. Reduce swing as rapidly as possible. mark / . Avoid allowing the vessel’s head to go to port/starboard Check the swing of the vessel´s head in a turn. steer zero eight two Port. steer one eight two Starboard. 20° of port / starboard rudder to be held.. 5° of port / starboard rudder to be held.. degrees. the helmsman is to call out: "Steady on one eight two"." Order 1. 10°of port / starboard rudder to be held.918 A2 A2/1 ON-BOARD COMMUNICATION PHRASES Standard wheel orders All wheel orders given should be repeated by the helmsman and the officer of the watch should ensure that they are carried out correctly and immediately.
Do you have a controllable or fixed pitch propeller? We have a controllable pitch propeller.6 . 5. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. Do you have a right-hand or left-hand propeller? We have a right-hand / left-hand propeller. etc.1 .8 . extra power is available.doc . When required to manoeuvre twin propellers independently. extra power is not available. Stand by engine (Engine-room personnel fully ready to manoeuvre and bridge manned to relay engine orders. "Half astern port". (Operation of engines no longer required.5 . the word "both" should be added to all orders affecting both shafts. Finished with engines – no more manoeuvring. 11. Is the engine-room manned or is the engine on bridge control? The engine-room is manned. "Full ahead starboard".A 22/Res. 5.2 . Emergency full ahead / astern 7. seconds to start the engines (from stopped).1 .7 . (Port / starboard engines) Half ahead / astern 3.2 . "Full ahead both". this should be indicated.1 . Stern thruster full / half to port / starboard. when appropriate. 10. 7... the following orders are used: 9.4 .g.918 . Do you have a single propeller or twin propellers? We have a single propeller / twin propellers.60 - A2/2 Standard engine orders Any engine order given should be repeated by the person operating the bridge telegraph(s) and the officer of the watch should ensure the order is carried out correctly and immediately. Where bow thrusters are used. 6. The engine is on bridge control. (Port / starboard engines) Full ahead / astern 2..1 .) 8. Bow / stern thruster stop A2/3 A2/3.1 . 6. How long does it take to start the engines from stopped? It takes .) In vessels fitted with twin propellers. i. Stop (port / starboard) engines 6. and "Slow astern both". 3.. e.2 . 2.3 . Is extra power available in an emergency? Yes. (Port / starboard engines) Slow ahead / astern 4.1 . 2.e. seconds to change the engines (from ahead to astern). How long does it take to change the engines from ahead to astern? It takes . . We have a fixed pitch propeller.2 .1. 4.1 .1 . Order 1. 1. 8.1 Pilot on the bridge Propulsion system Is the engine a diesel or a turbine? The engine is a diesel / turbine. except that the words "Stop all engines" should be used. No. Bow thruster full / half to port / starboard. (Port / starboard engines) Dead slow ahead / astern 5.
2.1 . 4.1 .12..11 ..3 .4 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.10 Do you have a bow thruster / stern thruster? We have one /two/. No. No.. the transfer distance is . metres.9 . 5.2.1. . 6.6 .1 .4 ..12.13. . 3..13 .9 . Stand by lookout.2 .1 . knots.. Change the radar to ~ … miles range scale.1 . What is the maximum manoeuvring power ahead / astern? The maximum manoeuvring power ahead / astern is ...1 .7 ..1 ..1 .1 A2/3.2 . bow thruster(s) / stern thruster(s).. the turning effect (of the propeller) is not very strong.. short / prolonged blast(s) (on the whistle). Radar Is the radar operational? Yes. What notice is required to reduce from full sea speed to manoeuvring speed? .doc .10.1 .12 . ~ relative head-up / north-up / course-up... ~ true-motion north-up / course-up. the radar is not operational.10 . kilometres / nautical miles. the radar has blind sectors from … to … degrees and from … to … degrees.5 .2 . 8. 7. Do the twin propellers turn inward or outward when going ahead? The twin propellers turn inward / outward (when going ahead).2 . . 5.2 . What is the (manoeuvring) speed at full / half / slow / dead slow ahead? The manoeuvring speed at full / half / slow / dead slow ahead is .1 .12 . 9.1 . minutes notice is required (to reduce from full sea speed to manoeuvring speed). No. Give .1 .1 . Where is the radar antenna? The radar antanna is on … . seconds (from hard-a-port to hard-a-starboard).11. the radar is operational. degrees (in a crash-stop).1 ....8 . How long does it take from hard-a-port to hard-a-starboard? It takes .. Do you have an automatic pilot? Yes. What is the diameter of the turning circle? The diameter of the turning circle is .. we have an automatic pilot.1 A2/3.11 . ~ on the bridge ~ on the forecastle ~ in the port/starboard wing Maintain a speed of . Does the radar have any blind sectors? Yes.3 .3..61 - A 22/Res.3. What are the maximum revolutions ahead / astern? The maximum revolutions ahead / astern are .918 . knots.1 .. Manoeuvring I require the pilot card / manoeuvring data. kilowatts. Is the turning effect of the propeller very strong? Yes. 8.. What is the full sea speed / fairway speed? The full sea speed / fairway speed is … knots. the radar does not have any blind sectors.2 .2 .. Where is the whistle control? The whistle control is on the console / on .3 . What is the advance and transfer distance in a crash-stop? The advance distance is .. No. we do not have an automatic pilot. the turning effect (of the propeller) is very strong.1 .1.
12.5 .11 .1 A2/3. We are going to anchorage. Walk out the anchor(s). How is the cable leading? The cable is leading ~ ahead / astern. The anchor position is bearing … degrees.A 22/Res.1 .doc .12 . No. Put the windlass in gear.220.127.116.11. Let go port / starboard / both anchor(s).16.3 . Put … shackles in the water / in the pipe / on deck.1 .1 .3 .2 .3.1 .10 .2 .4 . The windlass is in gear. My draft forward / aft is … metres. Yes. Hold on the port / the starboard / both cable(s).16 . How is the cable growing? The cable is slack / tight / coming tight. Walk back port / starboard / both anchor(s) one / one and a half shackle(s).1 .4 .1 .918 .1 .1 .1.1 Draft and air draft What is your present maximum draft? My present maximum draft is … metres.9 . distance … kilometres / nautical miles to … . We will let go port / starboard / both anchor(s). Stand by for heaving up. ~ to port / to starboard.2 .1.2 . ~ round the bow. she is brought up in position … . Slack out the cable(s).1.2 . Switch on the anchor light(s). Is / are the anchor(s) holding. the anchor(s) is / are not holding. How is the cable leading? The cable is leading E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.1 . Leaving the anchorage . Check the anchor position every … minutes.7 .2 . What is your air draft? My air draft is … metres.1 . Is she brought up? Yes. Check the cable(s).4.5 .18.104.22.168 .8 .14 .15 .2 . Hoist the anchor ball.1 .6 . ~ up and down. We will let go port / starboard / both anchor(s) … shackle(s) and dredge it / them.62 - A2/3. No.10.1 . Check the anchor position by bearings / by … .2 .2 . the anchor(s) is / are holding.2.13 . she is not brought up (yet).1 How much cable is out? … shackle(s) is / are out. Anchoring Going to anchor Stand by port / starboard / both anchor(s) for letting go.
Slack away towing line(s).1 . ~ up and down..9 . Make fast the tug(s) ~ forward / aft.10 .10 .5 ..1 .. Use the centre lead / panama lead.1 .10.6 .7 . ~ . Put the eyes of the towing line(s) on bitts.1 .17 . ~ to port / to starboard.8 . Tug assistance We will take .11 . We use the towing line(s) of the tug(s). Make fast the forward / aft tug(s) alongside on port side / starboard side. The anchor(s) is / are aweigh. Make fast the tug(s).2 .4 . Use the fairlead ~ on port side / starboard side.5. ~ on port bow / starboard bow.15 .6.1 . ). The tug(s) is / are fast (on . Stand by for letting go the tug(s). Keep clear of towing line(s).12 .. How many shackles are left (to come in)? .. No weight is on the cable. ~ on port bow / starboard bow. Heave up port / starboard / both cable(s). Stand by for making fast the tug(s). Let go the tug(s)..6 . tug(s).14 . Send two towing line(s) to the tug(s). tug(s) on each bow / quarter. The anchor(s) is / are clear of the water / home / foul / secured.13 .. ~ amidships. .11 A2/3. ~ on port quarter / starboard quarter.918 .. Stop heaving.doc . Send heaving line(s) to the tug(s).3. ~ round the bow.3 . We use the towing line(s) of your vessel. Attention! Turn in cable(s). shackles are left (to come in). How much weight is on the cable? Much / too much weight is on the cable.6.6 .18 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.7 .8.63 - A 22/Res. metre(s) from the water. The tug(s) will pull / push..2 .1 .5 . Make fast .8 . Lower towing line(s) ~ to the tug(s).. ~ on port / starboard quarter.16 .10. The cables are clear..1 ~ ahead / astern. Towing line(s) is/are broken.9 .
..16 ..doc .1 Stand by engine(s).. Slack away / check the .. ..7 ..2 . Do you have tension winches? Yes.. spring(s). Send out ~ the head / stern / breast lines. No. Have fenders ready fore and aft.2 ..1 .2.1 .15 .1. Are fenders on the berth? Yes.17 .1 .1 ...1 .1..2 . spring(s). Report the forward / aft distance to .. metres ahead / astern.. Send the heaving / head / stern / breast line(s) ashore. ~ the port quarter / starboard quarter lead.5 6 ..1 .3 .. Make fast fore and aft.11 .2.A 22/Res.16. Keep the propeller(s) clear. Keep the ..11. ~ alongside...1 .2 . Heave away. Use ~ the centre lead / panama lead .14 .2 Berthing and unberthing General Is/are the propeller(s) clear? Yes.. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. line(s) / . ~ to dolphins.2.3 . Heave alongside.. Berthing We will berth port side / starboard side alongside. line(s) / ..2 ... we are ready (to get underway).918 .1 .3 . Are you ready to get underway? Yes.. Finished with manoeuvring stations. fenders are not on the berth. ~ the .13 .10 . Pick up the slack on the . spring(s) tight.14.. we do not have tension winches. we have tension winches (forward and aft). spring(s)..64 - A2/3. Heave in easy. Heave on the . The linesmen will use shackles / lashings for securing the mooring. No.2 . We are in position. No.1 .. Unberthing .20 . is metres. ..8 . Have the heaving lines ready forward and aft. line(s) / .4. spring(s) forward / aft.19 .1.3 . line(s) / .12 .9 . line(s) / . We have to move .18 . the propeller(s) is/are not clear. fenders are on the berth.. the propeller(s) is/are clear. We will moor ~ to buoy(s) (ahead and astern). spring(s).. The forward / aft distance to . Stop heaving..4 .. ~ the bow lead.7 . Hold on the .1 4.
springs fore and aft. we are not ready (yet) ( to get underway).2.7 .doc .. lines and .5 . minutes. ~ the breast line. Stand by bow anchor(s).2 . Finished with manoeuvring stations. ~ the fore / aft spring ~ all (forward / aft).. ~ fore / aft spring.. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final..6 . ~ breast line. We will be ready to get underway in .4 . Let go the towing line(s).9 No.3 . Slack away / hold on / heave on the ~ head / stern line. Stand by for letting go.3 ..2. Let go ~ the head / stern line.8 ..918 . Single up the .65 - A 22/Res..
2 ...... Set and drift is ...(charted name).2 ..7 .. longitude ..4 . . Speed over ground / through water is . Gyro compass error is .8 . degrees leeway. . degrees. .1 . ~ ..(charted name) on port side / starboard side... ..... metres. knots. degrees. The course board is written up..3 . . supplementary to Part A. Underkeel clearance is .1 . metres. We are passing / we passed buoy .918 .1 Position The present position is ~ latitude .. UTC... .. ~ way point / reporting point .. Draft Draft forward / aft is . The next chart is within . knots..A 22/Res.. hours.. may assist mariners in meeting other basic on-board communication requirements and may be regarded useful for maritime English instruction..1 ON-BOARD COMMUNICATION PHRASES Operative ship handling Handing over the watch Briefing on position...2 .(charted name) ... We are approaching buoy . The next waypoint / reporting point is ..5 .. degrees plus / minus..3 True course / gyro compass course / magnetic compass course is .... . We are leaving / we left area .. degrees.... ETA at . distance . B B1 B1/1 B1/1. ~ between ..6 .4 . Movements ..1 . .66 - IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES: PART B Part B covers further on-board standard safety-related phrases which. .7 . cables / nautical miles from/to...(charted name) on port side / starboard side. degrees east / west. metres.. is cables / nautical miles ahead.. Buoy ..1 .....2 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.3 . We are making .. is ...... movement and draft The officer of the watch should brief the relieving officer on the following: . ~ buoy .6 .... and...doc . ~ bearing . Present maximum draft is .3 .. We are entering / we entered area .2.5 . Magnetic compass error is .
. I will complete the manoeuvre.8. Navigation lights are switched on / off. at .2 . Following was received on .67 - A 22/Res.7 .... ~ have altered course to give way. ..3.3. UTC). Call the Master if any vessel passes with a CPA of less than . There are dangerous targets on the radar . The vessel will pass .1 .2 . Briefing on radiocommunications INMARSAT .1 . miles.4 . The bearing to the vessel in . A vessel is crossing from port side.2.8 . ~ true-motion north-up / course-up. miles range scale. Call the Master if . ~ has given way.3 .5 . ~ is standing on. We ~ need not give way. ~ has not given way yet.(type of system) is operational / is not operational..1 Briefing on traffic situation in the area A vessel is ~ overtaking … (cardinal points) of us. VHF DSC Channel 70 / VHF Channel . The echo sounder recordings are unreliable.1 .. There are fishing boats / . metres range scale. . / DSC controller is switched on. ~ on opposite course..doc .1 . in the area.... in the area.....1 .. GPS / LORAN is / is not in operation.1 B1/1. The vessel ~ will give way.4 . degrees is constant.4 ..1 .. UTC Shore based radar assistance / VTS / Pilot station is on VHF Channel .4.. ~ will stand on. The radar is ~ relative head-up / north-up / course-up. There are no dangerous targets on the radar ..5 .3 .4 . ~ need not give way.3.. A vessel … (cardinal points) of us is on the same course.3 . kilometres / nautical miles ahead / astern..1 . ~ will alter course to give way. ~ passing on port side / starboard side..1 .6.. Attention.6 B1/1. A vessel is crossing from starboard side...5 kHz is switched on.5 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. Echo sounder is at .7. NAVTEX is switched on..3 ..2 .. There is heavy traffic / . .. I changed to manual / automatic steering (at .6 .2.2 . DSC frequency 2187.3 .2 .918 B1/1. Briefing on navigational aids and equipment status Port side / starboard side radar is at .
. The latest fire patrol was at . millibars /hectopascal per hour / within the last ...3 . UTC. The wind changed from . hours). is in the area.. ~ kind of cargo. (cardinal points) to . .2 .1 .13. Visibility is expected ~ to decrease / increase to .... millibars/hectopascal..6 B1/1.. The lookout is standing by. hours...1 . Barometric change is . .918 . ~ variable between . Fog / mist / dust / rain / snow / .11 ..2 ... ~ call sign / identification. UTC / in position . UTC . I understand the standing orders.. ~ gross tonnage. Automatic fog signal is switched on..4. The wind is . nautical miles...5 ...12 . . Barometer is steady / dropping (rapidly) / rising (rapidly). .. The sea state is expected to change (within .5 . The following requires attention: . Do you understand the standing orders? Yes...7.7 . (cardinal points) force Beaufort ... The following measures were taken: .14 B1/1.1 .7.(cardinal points) is expected (within . .. ~ .... hours).10 The Pilot station / VTS station requires ~ flag State... The wind increased / decreased (within last ..7... are: .... at .1 . to . There was a gale warning / tropical storm warning for the area ..doc ..2 .. ~ draft.... nautical miles (within .. Take notice of changes in the standing orders. .. hours). The helmsman is standing by. . . ~ ETA at .13 . hours).. Read / sign the standing orders. Visibility is reduced by fog / mist / dust / rain / snow / ..1 ..2 ... Briefing on meteorological conditions A weak / strong (tidal) current is setting . metres from ..6 .... Call the Master at ..9 .4.5 ..4 ..... hours.. please explain. . The following was stated: ... UTC..10 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. The direction of the (tidal) current will change in . nautical miles (within . hours)..1 .9 . Visibility is .. Everything is in order.6 . (cardinal points).. A tsunami / an abnormal wave is expected by .. ~ MAREP POSREP / . are: .68 - ..A 22/Res.1.. . UTC.3 .7.7 ..2 ..8 . .4 .4...1 ..4. and .. Next weather report is at ..6 . Briefing on standing orders and bridge organization Standing orders for the period from . Standing orders for the area .. A smooth/moderate/rough/heavy sea / slight/moderate/high swell of .. UTC. ~ length overall. UTC. I do not understand. The latest security patrol was at ..... Atmospheric pressure is ....8 .... degrees.3 . No.4 ... .
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Briefing on special events See also A1/3 “Safety communications”. There was an engine alarm at ... UTC due to ...... Speed was reduced at ... UTC due to ...... Engine(s) was / were stopped at ... UTC due to ...... Course was altered at ... UTC due to .... The Master / Chief Engineer was called at ... UTC due to ... . Briefing on temperatures, pressures and soundings The ...(equipment) temperature minimum/maximum is ~ ... degrees (centigrade) /to maintain. ~ ... above / below normal. ~ critical. Do not exceed a minimum/maximum temperature of … degrees. The ...(equipment) pressure minimum/maximum is ~ ... kiloponds / bars/to maintain. ~ above / below normal. ~ critical. Do not exceed a pressure of … kiloponds / bars. Ballast / fresh water/ fuel / oil /slop sounding is ... metres / cubic metres. Sounding of ~ no ... cargo tank is ... metres / cubic metres. ~ no ... cargo hold is ... centimetres. ~ ... . Briefing on operation of main engine and auxiliary equipment See also B1/1.8. (present) revolutions of the main engine(s) are ... per minute. (present) output of the main engine(s) / auxiliary engine(s) are ... kilowatts. (present) pitch of the propeller(s) is ... degrees. There are no problems. There are problems with ... . ~ with the main engine(s) / auxiliary engine(s). ~ with ... . Call the watch engineer (if the problems continue). Call the watch engineer ... minutes before the arrival at ... / at ... UTC. Briefing on pumping of fuel, ballast water, etc. There is no pumping at present. We are filling / we filled (no.) ... double bottom tank(s) / the ballast tanks / the ... tank(s). Fill up … tonnes/ sounding …/ ullage …/ level … to the alarm point. We are discharging / we discharged (no.) ... double bottom tank(s) / the ballast tanks / the ... tank(s). We are transferring / we transferred fuel / ballast / fresh water / oil from (no.) ... tank(s) to (no.) ... tank(s). We require a further generator to operate an additional pump.
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Briefing on special machinery events and repairs There was a breakdown of the main engine(s) (at ... UTC / from ... to ... UTC). There was a breakdown of ... (at ... UTC / from ... to ... UTC). There was a total blackout (at ... UTC / from ... to ... UTC). There was a blackout in ...(at ... UTC / from ... to ... UTC) . Main engine(s) was / were stopped (at ... UTC / from ... to ... UTC) due to ... .. Speed was reduced (at ... UTC / from ... to ... UTC) due to ... . Call the Master / Chief Engineer if the revolutions of the main engine(s) are below ... per minute. Call the Master / Chief Engineer / Watch Engineer if ... . Briefing on record keeping The log books / record books are completed and signed. The note book entries will be copied (into the log books / record books) after the watch. Change the paper of the data logger / echo sounder / ... recorder. Refill the toner / ink of the data logger / echo sounder / ... recorder Handing and taking over the watch/conn The Master / Chief Engineer or an (engineer) officer handing over the watch should say: You have the watch now. The relieving officer should confirm and say: I have the watch now . The Master/Chief Engineer when called to the bridge/engine (control) room and formally taking over the watch, should confirm and say: I have the watch now. The officer of the watch should confirm and say: You have the watch now.
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Trim, list and stability The vessel is on even keel (at present). The vessel is ... metres down by the head / stern (at present). There is no list (at present). (present) list is ... degrees to port / starboard. Fuel / ballast / fresh water / oil was transferred from (no.) ... tank(s) to (no.) ... tank(s) to correct the list. We must transfer fuel / ballast / fresh water / oil from (no.) ... tank(s) to (no.) ... tank(s) to correct the list. Deck cargo / cargo was restowed (in (no.) ... hold(s)) to correct the list. We must restow cargo in (no.) ... hold(s) to correct the list. (present) stability is good / poor. (no.) ... double bottom tank(s) was / were filled to improve the stability. Fuel / ballast / fresh water / oil was transferred from (no.) ... tank(s) to (no.) ... tank(s) to improve the stability. We must transfer fuel / ballast / fresh water/ oil from (no.) ... tank(s) to (no.) ... tank(s) to improve the stability. Fore peak/after peak tank was filled/emptied to change the trim
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Cargo was restowed in (no.) ... hold(s) / on deck to improve the stability. We must restow cargo in (no.) ... hold(s) / on deck to improve the stability. Containers were restowed from ... to ... to improve the stability. We must restow containers from ... to ... to improve the stability. Safety on board General activities
The phrases of this section apply to most of the emergencies covered in this chapter. B2/1.1 .1 .2 .3 .4 .4.1 Raising alarm
Operate the general emergency alarm. Inform the Master / Chief Engineer /... . Inform the ... coast radio station / vessels in vicinity (on radio). Request assistance (on radio) from ... and report. Assistance was ~ requested from ... . ~ offered by ... . ~ accepted from ... . .5 Transmit a SÉCURITÉ / PAN-PAN / distress alert / MAYDAY and report. .5.1 A SÉCURITÉ / PAN-PAN / distress alert / MAYDAY was transmitted. .6 Was the distress alert / MAYDAY acknowledged? .6.1 Yes, the distress alert / MAYDAY was acknowledged by ... coast radio station / MRCC / vessel(s) in vicinity. .6.2 No, the distress alert was not acknowledged (yet). .6.1.1 Repeat the distress alert. B2/1.2 Briefing crew and passengers
See also B4 “ Passenger care”. .1 .2 .2.1 .2.2 .2.3 .2.3.1 .2.3.2 .2.4 .2.5 .2.6 .2.7 .3 .3.1 .3.2 .3.3 .3.3.1 .3.4 .3.4.1 Make the following announcement (on the PA - system): This is your Captain speaking. We have grounded / a minor flooding / a minor fire in ... . There is no immediate danger to crew, passengers or vessel, and there is no reason to be alarmed. For safety reasons I request all crew members to go to their assembly stations. All officers to report to the bridge. Watchkeepers remain at stations until further order. As soon as I have further information I will make another announcement - there is no danger at this time. Fire fighting teams / damage control teams are fighting the fire / flooding. We also have radio contact with other vessels / coast radio stations. The fire / flooding is under control. This is your Captain speaking. I have another announcement: The fire / flooding is not under control yet. Leave the engine room / superstructure / your stations / your cabins / ... immediately. Close all openings. Take lifejackets with you. Take your emergency equipment with you according to the muster list. Stand by fire fighting stations / damage control stations and report. Fire fighting stations / damage control stations are standing by.
will be clear in . ... Check the fuel / oil of the lifeboat engine(s) and report.A 22/Res.. All working parts are free. The launching track(s) of no.lifeboat is / are not free (yet). Correct the position of the securing .6 . All bilge are operational...1 .3 . Follow the escape routes shown. The bilge pumps of no. ~ enter the lifeboats / liferafts .. No.1.3.3 .3. ..1 ..3.2. . Fill up oil.1 ...1.. The roll(s) / block(s) / rigging / .3. lifeboat / liferaft is damaged.1 .1 .. Fill up fuel.3.1..) / via ..8 .3. The securing of no. All launching tracks are clear. lifeboat engine is normal / below normal. Replace / repair the securing.2 .1 .1 .1.5 .3..6.the order to enter will be given from the bridge / by the officers.1 . deck forward of .. Operate the lifeboat engine(s) and report. The roll(s) / block(s) / rigging / . The securing of no..3 .1 . of no.4 .2 ...2 ..3.6 Check the bilge pumps of the lifeboats and report.. . lifeboat engine is not operational (yet)...10 All crew members to assembly stations. Check the securings of the launching appliances and report..72 - ...2 .2 .. ~ on the . (to .22.214.171.124 .3 . .5.1 . .1 .4 Checking status of lifeboats / liferafts .) / via . Check the working parts and report.3.6. No..1.9 .3 Check the launching tracks and report.4.4. .3. The escape route(s) from . The launching track(s) of no. lifeboat are not operational (yet). not clear. All lifeboat engines are operational. The escape route(s) from .2...3 . minutes.4... .1 . lifeboat will be free in .7 .. minutes. ~ on the foredeck / afterdeck. The route to the assembly station is .. Replace the harbour pin(s).4 .4.lifeboat is / are missing.. .1 ... .3.4. The bilge pumps of no.1 . The fuel tank of no.3 Checking status of escape routes . B2/1.3.lifeboat / liferaft is / are not clear (yet). Assemble ~ on deck.. The following department(s) / crew members will (temporarily) disembark for safety reasons. . lifeboat will be operational in . . deck on port side / starboard side.1...3.7. minutes. The harbour pin(s) of no.. The route to the assembly station will be via . . lifeboat / liferaft is not in the correct position.2..5. Do not ~ go to the lifeboat / liferaft stations before ordered.lifeboat engine is full / not full...3. / aft of . minutes..2 ...1... lifeboat engine will be operational in .. (to .. .2.2 .. .... All securings are in the correct position.6. The oil level of no..... E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. of no...3 Check the escape routes and report...5 . lifeboat / liferaft will be clear in . All escape routes are clear.2 .doc . minutes. ~ on the . .. B2/1.918 . is / are blocked / not clear (yet).
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Check the drain plugs and report. All drain plugs are available. The drain plug(s) in no. ... lifeboat is / are missing. Replace the drain plug(s). Check the slip gear in the lifeboats and report. All slip gear is in the correct position and secured. The slip gear of no. ... lifeboat is not in the correct position. Correct the position of the slip gear. The slip gear of no. ... lifeboat is not secured. Secure the slip gear. Check the lifeboat equipment and report. All lifeboat equipment is complete and operational. The lifeboat equipment is not complete. Complete the lifeboat equipment.. Launch / hoist no. ... lifeboat(s) and report. The launching appliances are operational. The launching appliances are not operational. No. ... winch / davit is not operational (yet). No. ... winch / davit will be operational in ... minutes. .10.4 Hoist no. ... lifeboat(s). .11 Secure the lifeboat(s) and report. .11.1 Lifeboat(s) is / are secured . .12 Check the liferafts and report. .12.1 All liferafts are in position and operational. .12.2 No. ... liferaft(s) is / are not operational. .12.3 The inflation cord of no. ... liferaft is not secured on board. .12.3.1 Secure the inflation cord. .12.4 No. ... liferaft container is damaged. .12.4.1 Replace the liferaft container in the next port. .12.5 The inspection tag of no. ... liferaft is expired. .12.5.1 Replace the liferaft in the next port.
B2/1.5 Ordering evacuation .1 .1.1 .2 .2.1 .3 .3.1 .4 .4.1 .5 .5.1 .6 .7 .7.1 .7.2 .7.3 .8 .8.1 .9 Evacuate all rooms / spaces / decks / ... and report. All rooms / spaces / decks / ... evacuated. Evacuate engine room and report. Engine room evacuated. Evacuate no. ... hold(s) / tank(s) and report. No. ... hold(s) / tank(s) evacuated. Evacuate superstructure and report. Superstructure evacuated. Evacuate accommodation and report. Accommodation evacuated. Do not enter ... deck / space / area. Report missing persons / injured persons / casualties. No persons missing / injured. Number of missing persons / injured persons / casualties is:... . ... deck / space / area not accessible (yet). Provide first aid (in the vessel's hospital / at a safe place). Request medical assistance from ... (on radio). All persons are outside the danger area.
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B2/1.6 Roll call .1 .1.1 .1.2 Report number of all persons / passengers / crew members at assembly stations. Number of all persons / passengers / crew members at assembly station ...is ... . Number of persons / passengers / crew members at assembly station ... is complete. .1.3 Number of persons / passengers / crew members at assembly station ... is not complete (yet). .1.4 ... passenger(s) / crew member(s)is / are missing. .2 Search for missing passenger(s) / crew member(s) and report. .2.1 Missing passenger(s) / crew member(s) recovered. .2.2 Missing passenger(s) / crew member(s) not recovered (yet)-(search is continuing). .3 Watchkeepers to assembly stations. .4 Lifeboatmen! Check the equipment of the crew at assembly stations and report. .4.1 Equipment of the crew at assembly station ... is complete. .4.2 Equipment of the crew at assembly station ...is not complete (yet). .4.3 Complete the equipment and report. .4.3.1 Go for blanket / stretcher / ... and report. .5 Lifeboatmen! Check the outfit of the passengers at assembly stations and report. .5.1 Outfit of the passengers at assembly station ... is correct. .5.2 Outfit of the passengers at assembly station ... is not correct (yet). .5.2.1 Correct the outfit and report. .5.2.2 Put on warm clothing / long sleeved shirt / long trousers / strong shoes / head covering / ... and report. .6 Passengers and crew ! Follow the lifeboatmen to the lifeboat stations / liferaft stations on the embarkation deck. B2/1.7 Ordering abandon vessel .1 .1.1 .2 .2.1 .3 .3.1 .3.2 .3.3 .3.4 .3.5 .3.6 .3.7 .3.8 .3.9 .4 .5 .5.1 .6 .6.1 .7 .7.1 .7.2 .7.3 Swing out no. ... lifeboat(s) and report. No. ... lifeboat(s) swung out. Lower no. ... lifeboat(s) alongside the embarkation deck and report. No. ... lifeboat(s) is / are alongside the embarkation deck. Enter the lifeboat(s) (no. ...) and report. Enter the lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) over the ... deck. Enter the lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) over the ladders / nets / manropes. Jump into the water and enter the lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s). Jump onto the liferaft(s) alongside the vessel. Do not push each other when entering. Assist injured / helpless persons. Clear the entrance of the lifeboat / liferaft. Sit down in the lifeboat / liferaft immediately. Hold on to the ropes or to your seat when launching. No. ... lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) entered. Let go no. ... lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) and report. No. ... lifeboat(s) / liveraft(s) is / are let go. Throw over board no. ... liferaft and report. No. ... liferaft thrown over board. Inform coast radio stations / vessels in vicinity about the number of lifeboats / liferafts launched and report. Inform coast radio stations / vessels in vicinity about the number of persons in each lifeboat / liferaft and report. Inform coast radio stations / vessels in vicinity about the number of crew members remaining on board. Coast radio station ... / vessels in vicinity informed.
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Stand clear of the vessel and report. No. ... lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) standing clear. No. ... lifeboat(s) / liveraft(s) not standing clear. Rescue boat / no. ...motor lifeboat! Assist no. ... lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) and report. Rescue boat / no. ... motor lifeboat is assisting. No. ... lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) standing clear of the vessel now.
B2/1.8 In - boat procedures See also: B4 “ Passenger Care” 2.5 and 2.6. .1 .1.1 .2 .2.1 .2.2 .2.3 .2.3.1 .3 .3.1 .3.2 .3.3 .3.4 .4 .4.1 .5 .5.1 .6 .6.1 .6.2 .7 .7.1 .7.2 .7.3 .8 .9 .10 .11 .11.1 .11.2 B2/2 Stand by engine / pumps / lookout / entrance and report. Engine/ pumps / lookout / entrance is / are standing by. Recover persons in water and report. Number of persons recovered is: ... . Keep lookout for further persons in water. Report the total number of persons in lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s). The total number of persons is now: ... . Report the number of injured persons. No persons injured. The number of injured persons is: ... . Provide first aid to injured persons . Secure injured / helpless persons. Let go sea anchor and report. Sea anchor is let go. Report the number of lifeboats / liferafts in sight. The number of lifeboats / liferafts in sight is: ... . Contact the lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) on radio and report. Lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) contacted. No contact possible. Give distress signals for identification. Fire rockets for identification. Use glasses / lamps / mirrors for identification. Give sound signals / ... signals for identification. Start the engine. and report. Set sail. Use oars. Join the other lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s). Connect the lifeboats / liferafts with lines and report. ... lifeboats / liferafts connected.
B2/2.1 Instruction .1 .2 .2.1 .3 .3.1 .4 .4.1 .4.2 Prepare a training plan for occupational safety. When was the last training session on occupational safety? The last training session was on ... (date). When is the next training session on occupational safety? The next training session is on ... (date). Are new crew members / passengers instructed on occupational safety? Yes, new crew members / passengers are instructed. No, new crew members / passengers are not instructed (yet).
). Brief all crew members / passengers on the storm.1 .2..8.A 22/Res. Appoint an officer / a crew member in charge of safety before working. Brief all crew members / passengers on winter conditions / tropical conditions..7 . Do not enter the unmanned (engine) room /..2 . tank / in superstructure/ in accommodation / in ...3 Occupational accidents . .2 Practical occupational safety .12 . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. ~ work outboard. minutes. The number of injured persons / casualties is: . Report injured persons / casualties: No person injured.. ..3 . .2 Accident in engine room / in no.. Take additional safety measures for the ~ work on masts.8 .12. Attention! Make use of hand rails and lifelines in corridors and on deck. ~ in .3. space without permission...doc . Attention! Entering the forecastle / main deck / weather side / .. Attention! Secure all loose objects in your cabins / on deck / in ..6.3 .12.1 Instruct crew on occupational safety before departure..3 .6 .4 . / in ..9..2 ...5 Instruct new crew members / passengers by ..4 .1 .9 ... Prepare an emergency plan.1 . ~ work in hold(s) / tank(s)... /on.1 .9. while in the (engine) room /. ~ work in extreme weather conditions / .(time) / on .14 B2/2. Attention! Close all dead lights and storm doors.. Following occupational safety equipment is not complete / available: ...... B2/2.. . .2 .10 .1 . Where are dangerous goods carried on board? Dangerous goods of IMO Class .(date).. Participation in training sessions on occupational safety is mandatory. ~ how to report in / out (when entering / leaving bridge / engine room / . .9. Occupational safety equipment will be complete and available in .13 ...1 ..9. Check the completeness and availability of the occupational safety equipment and report.. Brief all crew members / passengers ~ about restricted areas. . ..5 ..12....2 ... Occupational safety equipment is complete and available. What signals / communications are used in case of emergency ? The following signals / communications are used in case of emergency: .. are carried ~ on deck (in roped-off areas). hold(s). space every ..2.. Brief all crew members / passengers on the symptoms caused by dangerous substances..76 - . ~ in no. hold / in no.1 . . . Have special instruction on dangerous goods / heavy lifts/ cargo securing / illumination / ventilation / .4.3 . Report on telephone / radio / . of the vessel is prohibited / dangerous (due to storm). . space / on deck / outboard / on pier / on .918 ... hour(s)..
4.4.1 . minutes.4.3 ..1 . ~ will be in position in ..3.6. following is not in order: .1 Checking status of equipment .4 Check the portable extinguishers and report..3.2..2.3.1 Fire protection .. Prepare an accident report. ..918 .. minutes..2 Is everything in order? .1 . . minutes. time(s) every watch).. ..1 The hydrant(s) will be operational in .3 . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.5 .7 B2/3 What happened? Explosion / fire in ..5. .doc .. . . . . everything is in order. What kind of assistance is required? No assistance is required. ~ are not in position (yet). The danger area is secured. minutes..4 .5..3 .4 . .3 Fire / smoke alarm(s) in ..2 .5.3.. Fall from .3 The hose(s) to hydrant(s) in ..1.3 . .5 .6 . .. ~ will be accessible in . is / are not operational (yet)..2 Have a permanent fire watch...1 All fire mains are operational. Secure the danger area and report. .1 All portable extinguishers are in position and operational. .1 Replace the missing portable extinguisher(s).4../ into . Medical / technical assistance is required..2. . . is / are broken / expired.5. is / are worn / cut.... . ~ are not accessible (yet).3..4. .5..3 Check the fire / smoke alarm(s) and report.2 The hydrant(s) in .3 The inspection tag(s) of the portable extinguisher(s) in .1 Replace the portable extinguisher(s) with broken / expired inspection tag(s)..3. Take immediate action to control the danger area. .. Have fire patrols ~ in all spaces. Leakage of gas / .2 Fire / smoke alarm(s) in .5. is / are not operational (yet).77 - A 22/Res.1.6 . Accident with cargo. . . . Provide first aid. . ~ on deck.1 All fire / smoke alarms are operational. ~ are missing.2 No. ~ in the engine room / cargo hold(s) / superstructures / accommodation/ .3. ..3.. ..5..2 The portable extinguishers in ... Electrical accident in .1 Have fire patrols ( every .5 Check the fire mains and report..2 .3. .. Fire protection and fire fighting B2/3. ..4.. will be operational in .1 Yes..4...2 .2.. hour(s) / .1 .1 . Shoreside assistance is required. Take immediate action to recover injured person(s) / casualties.
5. The hose(s) / spanner (s) / nozzle(s) to hydrant(s) in . .2 . The indicators will be operational in .1 . The skylights / windows / ...1 . Check the fixed foam / gas fire extinguishing system and report. and report..8.5. The watertight door control in .. ...1 .1 .5.5 .1 .1 .4 ..1 .7..10..5.. The electrical lighting in .5 .8 . The emergency power supply is operational... is / are blocked. is / are leaking. The remote control is not operational (yet). Check the ventilation system and report.5.6 . Check the emergency power supply and report.. are painted stuck..3.9.A 22/Res...1 . Fire pump(s) in .2 .8. The fixed foam/gas system is not operational (yet) The fixed foam / gas system will be operational in . is / are not operational (yet)...2 ..1 . Repair the leaking water pipe(s) in . minutes. Close the skylights / windows / .4.5. minutes The indicators are not operational (yet)...8..78 - .12 . will be operational in . minutes. are not operational (yet). is / are missing.13...5...10. The sprinkler system is operational.13.doc ..5.13 .6 ..8..3 .1.1 ..3.. will be operational in .8. The sprinkler system in . minutes.5. minutes..8.1 .11.5. The fixed foam / gas system is operational.10. Check the sprinkler system and report.8. will be operational in ..9.. The sprinkler system in .2.5.. The watertight door control in .12.8 . Free the blocked water pipe(s) in ..4.6 ...8.1 .1 .1 .. Complete the firemen´s outfits..1 ..11 .. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. The remote control will be operational in .2 . The water pipe(s) in .5...2. minutes.6.3 . The ventilation system is operational.4 . will be operational in .. The fire dampers in .2.1 . minutes.1 .13. in / to . All firemen´s outfits are complete and available.1 ... Check the skylights / windows / . . . The water pipe(s) in . Check the watertight door control and report. Replace the missing hose(s) / spanner(s) / nozzles(s).3 .. Check the electrical lighting and report The electrical lighting is operational.8.is not operational (yet)... will be operational in .4 . The emergency power supply is not operational (yet).12.12.6. Switch on / off the electrical lighting in .7 .. minutes.3 .918 .6.7 . The ventilation system is not operational (yet) The ventilation system will be operational in . The watertight door control is operational.10 ...1 .8. The fire dampers in .8.7...11.2 ..1 ..2 .7..1 Replace the worn / cut hose(s)...2 . Reduce / increase pressure in the water pipe(s)in . minutes. Clear the fire dampers. The firemen´s outfits are not complete. The electrical lighting in . The fire dampers in .5..6..2.6. are open...8. is not operational (yet). is not operational (yet).11. The fire pump(s) in .11.1 . The emergency power supply will be operational in ... Check the firemen´s outfits and report. Pressure in the water pipe(s) in . in / to . . is too high / low...7. minutes.9 .1 .
..3.5.1 . . space....1 Openings in . .8 Shut down main engine(s) / auxiliary engine(s) / .10.10 Close all openings (in ..9. ). .. ) switched off.3..2 Minor / major damage in .. / in all rooms) and report.6...7 Pressure on fire mains! ... on fire..5. .1.. .14 Alter course to . .2..1..2 Yes.. . . not accessible.. . ) and report. .1 Fire spreading (to .1 Yes.3 What is on fire? .doc . .918 B2/3.. .3 Burnt smell / fumes in .2 No. fire (in ..4 Making water in . ~ in superstructure / accommodation.2 Number of injured persons / casualties is: .. .. ~ in .11. . .2 Fire fighting and drills . ) not under control (yet)..1../ to .. . fire (in .. . .10./ from.5. ..5 Is fire under control? .1 All openings ( in . ..5.2.. . shut down. smoke toxic .. and report.1 Main engine(s) / auxiliary engine(s) / . .6.6. . .4 Is smoke toxic? .12 Turn bow / stern to windward.13 Turn port side / starboard side to windward. .. ~ on deck / .. .1 Fuel / cargo / car(s) / truck(s) / waggon(s) / containers (with dangerous goods) / . hold(s) / tank(s). .79 - A 22/Res.9 Stop fuel and report. .1 Fire on board! Smoke / fumes / fire / explosion ~ in engine room.6 Report damage. ..6 No information (yet). smoke not toxic.2 Report injured persons / casualties: ...1. . .. / in all rooms) closed. . ) not accessible.. ..1 No damage.11 Switch off ventilator(s) (in .2. .1 Ventilator(s) (in . .1 Reporting fire .3 No power supply (in . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final..4..2 Smoke / fumes from ventilator(s).4.6.. ) under control...2..2 Fire (in . ~ in no. ).1 No...1 No person injured.1 Fuel stopped.8.
1 . ..1 . / in all rooms) closed. No.. .1 .3. Stand by main engine and report. members in one team. Take following (additional) safety measures and report..A 22/Res..6... .. ) to ... team(s) to scene. . fire (in .3 .1 ..918 .4 .. cooled down.3.. with water and report.10. station / emergency generator standing by.. team(s) as follows: Chief Officer / Chief Engineer / .3. .3.1 ..4...1 ..80 - .2 ... Retreat signal for fire fighting team / ... fire fighting teams / ..1.. .2 ... All openings (in . Agree on retreat signal and report.. ... E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.4.1 ..4 . team members have lifelines to each other.9 . team: ...1 . fire (in . Water on! Water is on.. Close all openings (in ..5 . team .... Go following route: Go through engine room / no.1 Stand by fire fighting team / rescue team / first aid team / support team and report..2 Reporting readiness for action .doc . Have rescue team on stand-by.2..1 ..).5.. Fire fighting team must have following outfit: Fire fighting team must have protective clothing / smoke helmets / breathing apparatus / .. . team is: . Run out fire hoses and report.. minutes....2.2 . in command of fire fighting team / .1. Stand by CO2 station / ..6. station/ emergency generator... ) extinguished. . to . Openings in .. not accessible.1 . ) not extinguished (yet). Main engine standing by..... space / funnel / .1 . Have two / .3. Fire hoses run out.10 .. Have lifeline between each other / to outside../ on .. Manning of fire fighting team / .2.. CO2 station / .1 .1 .3 .8.3. Restrict action (in ...3..... ~ .1. team (no.1.2.1. Cool down . / in all rooms) and report. ..3 Orders for fire fighting ...6 . ~ port side / starboard side to .2 ..2 Start fire fighting. Use water / foam / powder / CO2 / sand / ....1 . .. ..8 .1.7 .4 ..1 .9. Following officer(s) / crew member(s) in fire fighting team /. . Number of members in fire fighting team / . Take one / two / . hold(s)/tank(s) / superstructure / accommodation / . . Maintain visual contact / radio contact on walkie-talkie.1 .4 Cancellation of alarm .2 ...1 ..3.1 . Go from ~ outside / inside to . Fire fighting team / rescue team / first aid team / support team standing by.5. . space / manhole(s) to ..3 .. in .1 . team has lifelines to outside.1 .2 Is the fire extinguished? Yes.2.4.1 . is .
1.1 Reporting flooding .1 .4 We have collided (with .2. minutes. ) ~ is available. We have flooding in .2. Check the watertight door control and report Watertight door control ~ is operational.6.. . . ~ is / are not operational (yet)..126.96.36.199 . Fire area checked.1 ..doc . flooding (in . Openings in ..1 .3 . Rope off the fire area and report. ~ is not available ( yet)..3.3 . ~ will be available in ..1 Checking equipment status and drills ..2..3 Check the pumps / emergency generator and report . Fire area checked. Post a fire watch and report... Fire watch posted ( in .... minutes. Fire extinguishing systems / means remain on stand-by.7 B2/4 Fire restricted to . . minutes / hour(s) for re-ignition and report.) Damage Control See also B2/1 "General Activities".6. Fire fighting team / ...3..2.2 .2 Damage control equipment is not complete.2 ..5 .. no re-ignition.. Is flooding under control ? Yes.4 ....1.. space / area.1 Complete the damage control equipment. are closed.1 ...2 .. . and report All openings in .5 Check the damage control equipment and report.2 Watertight door(s) (in .) is / are not accessible.. flooding under control.. B2/4. Re-ignition extinguished.3.1 All damage control equipment is complete and available.1 Power ( in / at . space / area.. The fire alarm is cancelled (with following restrictions: .5. ~ (in . Is danger imminent ? E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. ~ (in .) . B2/4..3 ...918 ..) will be operational in ..1 Check the openings in all spaces / in . .1.5. minutes. No..1 . are not accessible. team remain on stand-by. Check the fire area every .6.) not under control (yet).1 . .2 Damage control activities .2 . are not closed (yet).1 (Bilge) pump(s) in ..5.2 . re-ignition in .. Openings in .. / emergency generator ~ is / are operational.. Fire area roped off. . ~ will be operational in ..) is not operational (yet)..81 - A 22/Res.3 . ..1 .2 .1 . .5.space / area)..4 Check the power supply and report .
9.4 Maintain visual contact / radio contact on walkie-talkie. Reporting readiness for action .1. Yes. Close watertight door(s) (in .. space / .2 Have lifeline to each other / to outside.4..) switched on. (Bilge) pump(s) (in . hold(s)/tank(s) / superstructure / manhole / . . .2.3 Orders for damage control . ... .2 . Engine room / . members in one damage control team... ~ lifejackets..2 .) (by hand) and report.1 . .1 Damage control team must have ~ protective clothing ~ safety helmets. .7. not accessible / not operational..) closed....6 ...2 . ...2.) not operational.. Engine room / .1 .) not operational. minutes.. Start damage control.1 .10.9. damage control material not available (yet)...3. damage control team(s) to scene. Stand by engine room / .1 ..doc .2 . ~ port side / starboard side to . All openings / outlets / valves (in .3 ....3. station standing by. Openings / outlets / valves in . to ...7 .) closed.2 .) not accessible / not operational..2. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.. minutes. .4....10 Damage control team must have following outfit(s).3..)and report. .1.. Power supply (at / on / in .2 ..A 22/Res.. ..1 .8 Go from ~ outside / inside to . to ... Take one / two / .....1 . .5 . Yes...3 .. station will be standing by in .2 . danger not imminent.. (Bilge) pump(s) (in .3 Muster damage control team and report. .6....918 . Switch on (bilge) pump(s) (in . Switching over (bilge) pump(s) not possible.. Power (at / on / in .1 . Engine room / .. Switch over (bilge) pump(s) from .3 .2 No...1. deck / . Switch on / off power (at / on / in) and report.2. ~ .. ..3.9.4 . danger of (total) blackout (in .1 . Watertight door(s) (in .) switched on / off. .82 - . Damage control material will be available in .9 Take following (additional) safety measures and report.. Go following route: ... No.3 . Watertight door(s) (in . .3 Have rescue team on stand by and report.. damage control material available.1 Close all openings / outlets / valves (in . danger of heavy listing / capsizing / sinking / . Go through engine room / no.1 Have two / ..1 .1 Rescue team standing by.2... .9.4.) and report. station and report..4.5. .1 . Is damage control material available? Yes. .1 ..188.8.131.52 .5.2 . station flooded.). Damage control team stand complete and mustered. (Bilge) pump(s) switched over.1 .3.2 ..
.no flooding. Watertight doors closed.8 . .1 .doc ....2. flooding (in .2 Following officer(s) / crew member(s) in damage control team (no.). vessel making way ahead / astern..3 .. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. Quantity of water (in .2..1 . Damage control team remains on stand-by.. .8 We are aground. in command of damage control team (no.4 . flooding (in .10. Inform engine room.11 Manning of damage control team as follows: .. .1 .4. Flooding (in ...7 . Check leak every .2. flooding (in . .) has not (completely) stopped (yet)..4. Flooding restricted to ..1 Flooding stopped .9 . minutes / hour(s) and report. .):. Leak checked . . Engine room remains on stand-by. tonnes.7..2 . Additional emergency generator remains on stand-by...3. ).. . Is vessel (still) making way? Yes.. How much water is in the vessel ? Quantity of water (in . No.. Post damage control watch and report..7 ..13.12.. ..) about . .1 . .5 .minor / major flooding (in ..13.6 . space / area. .11.5 ....2 Stopping flooding from inside / outside not possible....) below / above capacity of (bilge) pump(s)...10.4 .83 - A 22/Res. Stop engine(s).10.1 ..1 .2.3 . space / area) and report. Grounding See also B2/1 "General Activities" B2/5.10 . .11. What part is aground? Vessel aground forward / amidships / aft / full length.6 ..12 Restrict action (in .2 . Damage control watch posted (in . Rope off flooded area..13 Stop flooding from inside / outside (. minutes. Close watertight doors and report.1.) to .2 .) not dangerous. vessel not making way.12.1 Agree on retreat signal and report.1 ..) has stopped. .4. No.918 ~ diving equipment / .2 . .3...1 .).) under control.1 Chief Officer / Chief Engineer / . Leak checked .1 . The alarm is cancelled (with following restrictions: ..1..11 B2/5 Has flooding stopped ? Yes...2 .) ..2 ..3 . Stand by forward station and aft station and report. Is flooding under control ? Yes. Flooding has stopped. .2 .1 .1 ..1 Reporting grounding and ordering actions .. (Bilge) pump(s) remain on stand-by.1.4 Cancellation of alarm .4.1 Retreat signal . Give "vessel aground" signals.
1 Draft .1 .2 Reporting damage .. metres (port side / starboard side) forward / aft / amidships..1 Greatest depth .1 Wind force Beaufort.5. (bilge) pumps operational. metres from .2.3 No change expected (within the next .6 What is wind force and direction ? . . B2/5. .doc .84 - . Is damage control material available ? E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.6. danger of ~ heavy listing (to port / starboard) ~ decreasing stability. from . No damage.9 What is depth of water ? . .184.108.40.206 Are (bilge) pumps operational ? Yes.. ..1.1 No. metres / rising / falling / turning at . hold(s) / tank(s) / main/auxiliary engine(s) foundation / .1. .....3. danger not imminent.1 No tide.8... No. hours). hours).2 Wind expected to back / veer (within the next .1.1 No flooding. .. . ....1 . double bottom / no.2 Check flooding and report.1 .. .2 Yes..1 Sea bottom rocky.2 Tide ..8..1 .1. UTC / within . (Bilge) pumps will be operational in ..3.7 What is sea state ? .( cardinal points) . metres (port side / starboard side) forward / aft / amidships... ~ damage by sea. hours).1 Sea smooth/moderate/rough/high / swell slight/moderate/heavy.10.5 What is state of tide ? . (bilge) pumps not operational (yet)..7.1.918 . .7. minutes. . hours)...2 . expected to decrease / increase (within the next . .(cardinal points) .1 . .4 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to .. hours. No change expected (within the next . . ..2 Sea smooth/moderate/rough/high / swell slight/moderate/heavy .2 Sea bottom soft..9.3 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to plating / to .1 Forward station / aft station standing by. . . . ~ breaking apart. .1. .10 . What is position ? Position ...4.. B2/5.7. hours).. Crack(s) in plating / no. .1... . .1.6. . .. ~ environmental pollution.8 What is draft ? .6.A 22/Res.2 Flooding in ....1.. ..2 Report damage..9 .. . ~ .2....1 Wind expected to decrease / increase (within the next ..3 Orders for refloating ..3 Is danger imminent ? . . Stand by port anchor / starboard anchor..4..4 What is nature of sea bottom ? .3 .
hold(s) / tank(s) transferred to no. the vessel is not seaworthy (yet)..2. Damage control material will be available in .2 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) in area of . . double bottom tanks transferred to no.2....2. tonnes (of .2. . Engine(s) full / .2.4 (Port / starboard) propeller(s) missing.13 . damage control material not available (yet)...1 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to the sea water inlet(s) / outlet(s).. Fill forepeak / afterpeak.5.12 . . .1 .13. No.2.10 . Engine room standing by.2.1 Yes.11 .4 Checking seaworthiness .1 .3 Deformation(s) to the propeller(s)..9 ..docking is recommended / necessary.11.. tonnes (of . .918 .3 Request .4 .2 . ..7. .1 Crack(s) in the main engine(s) / auxiliary engine(s) foundation. hold(s) / tank(s) .2 Yes. No. Deck cargo from . .2..3 Is the vessel seaworthy ? .2 .. from no.1 . .5.2...1 . Report distribution of cargo.2. double bottom tank(s) to no.2) .2. Pump out forepeak / afterpeak and report.). damage control material available.13....hold(s) / tank(s) and report.. ..1.doc .5 Deformation to the rudder / to . cargo).. .3 . hold(s) / tank(s) to no.2... vessel refloated.2.2 No.. .. Ballast / . Deck cargo forward / aft / amidships .. jettisoned .3 ... Cargo from no. double bottom tank(s). . No.3.2 Report the result of the (diving) survey.3.. from no.3.2. Transfer cargo from no...2. . . . and report. double bottom tank(s) and report... B2/5... Transfer deck cargo from .2. tug(s).4 . ...4.1 Request a (diving) survey..6 . .. Stand by all anchors for letting go.. transferred to .1 ..3 . minutes.5..1 .4.2. the vessel is seaworthy .. Stand by engine room and report. Has vessel refloated? Yes. Forepeak / afterpeak .8... . .9.3. .5 . ..). .1 No damage.. tonnes (of ballast / ...2 Deformations / fracture(s) to the pipe(s) in / out .5 Dry .4.4. . .85 - A 22/Res.2 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to the stem / bulb.1 The vessel must be repaired and re-inspected.3 Following damage to the engine(s) / pipe(s): .... double bottom tank(s) . ...4. . vessel not refloated (yet). .2.5.2..3.. hold(s) / tank(s). Forepeak / afterpeak pumped out. .. Transfer ballast / ..4 Following damage to the underwater hull: (see also: .1 . ... Jettison cargo from . and report. ..3.2. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.2.1 Crack(s) in area of .2.3..1 . No...3..6. Cargo from .7 . to .1 .8 .3 Fractures / bending of the bolt(s) of . astern / ahead..2 Following damage to the plating: .. tonnes.
5.1 Stop engine(s). from .MAYDAY to radio coast station / Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre / vessels in vicinity and report..2 .doc .. . person in water / lifebuoy not located (yet). points port side / starboard side / ..3.1 No vessel in vicinity.5... No.. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. ~ a recovering manoeuvre (with dummy / buoy).PAN-PAN / distress alert .2..5..1 .(date) . (cardinal points). .1 . UTC) .. Direction at . degrees.9. Hoist flag signal "Oscar". .A 22/Res.2 Person-overboard activities . .4. Is person in water / lifebuoy located ? Yes. person in water / lifebuoy located.. B2/6. steer. hours / since . . .3 .2 When was the last man overboard drill ? ..1 .PAN-PAN / distress alert . ..2 Winds force Beaufort.2 Transmit alarm signal ..4 Man overboard (on port side / starboard side / astern)! Drop lifebuoy(s). Maintain visual contact to person in water / lifebuoy. ~ a daytime / nighttime drill.2 Lifebuoy(s) at .MAYDAY transmitted / acknowledged by .2.. .3 Prepare a plan for man overboard drill. distance . London/Montreal.5. Hard-a-port / hard-a-starboard the wheel.5.918 .8.1..3 Visibility good/moderate/poor.4.9.2 . . Sound "man overboard" alarm. / not acknowledged (yet). ... .2.1 Position .9.(date) .1 All lifebuoys are complete.2. . ~ a muster (at all stations).3.1 Replace the damaged / missing lifebuoy(s).1 Sea smooth/moderate/rough/high – swell slight/moderate/heavy from .8. .5.. .86 - B2/6 Search and rescue on-board activities For details see also IAMSAR Manual.. metres.5.7 Report position.2 Following vessel(s) in vicinity . Look out for person in water / lifebuoy and report..1. Passenger / crew member missing (for .1.4 .1 Last man overboard drill was on ..1 Check the lifebuoys and report.5.6 Return manoeuvre ! Port / starboard. ... .7.3 .. .5.9 Report weather situation..1 . (cardinal points).. .1 . Report direction and distance of person in water / lifebuoy..search in vessel negative.3 Alarm signal . .4. . is / are damaged / missing.5. degrees.2.1 Prepare a plan for ~ an announced / not announced drill. B2/6... .1 Checking equipment status ..5 . .4 Have a drill / manoeuvre / muster on .2 . 1998.8 Report traffic situation.
18 . manned and report.4..2 Current .15. standing by... ..1 Distress position .6. manned.9. . .12 .9 Stand by lines / lifebuoys / nets / derricks / cranes / . Hoist person and report..20. ..6 Have the lookouts manned and report.3 Rescue operation .7.4 ... for letting go and report.1 .. B2/6.1 .1 Acknowledge the PAN-PAN / distress alert . (VHF Channel/frequency). .1 . standing by for letting go.1 .1 . .. Use light signals / flag signals / whistle for communication. .20 .4. . ~ has hypothermia.MAYDAY acknowledged? .3 Report the distress position.... Stand by one / two crew member(s) for rescue in water and report. knots to . .1 Lookouts are manned.14. ..1 We have contact to following vessel(s) in vicinity of the distress: .8 Request information from the vessel in distress and report. . Let go rescue boat / motor lifeboat.5 Watch the radar.1 Lines / lifeboats / nets / derricks / cranes / .1 ..MAYDAY was acknowledged by . Boat / rescue litter / rescue net / rescue basket / rescue sling standing by.12.8. for communication. .11 Stand by liferaft(s) as boarding station(s) and report. What is retreat signal for rescue boat / motor lifeboat ? Retreat signal .2. ~ is injured.1 The alarm signal / PAN-PAN / distress alert .RELAY.11. / frequency . Have man overboard stations / lookouts at . Rescue boat / motor lifeboat no.. . .2 Observed the following distress signal in .2 We have no contact (yet). Person overboard rescued / recovered.16 .MAYDAY . One / two crew member(s) standing by for rescue in water..16. ...20. .10. Stand by boat / motor lifeboat no..10 ..11 ....10..87 - A 22/Res..RELAY to . Report condition of survivor.918 .. .2 We have no information (yet). .1 . (cardinal points).3. Person is dead. Man overboard stations / lookouts at . .. Standing by for recovering from shipboard. Stand by boat / rescue litter / rescue net / rescue basket / rescue sling and report..10 Stand by lifeboats / rescue boat and report..MAYDAY at .1 We have following information from the vessel in distress: . Stand by for recovering from shipboard and report.18.14 .2 "Search and rescue communications" Received an alarm signal / PAN-PAN / distress alert .8.. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.4 Was the alarm signal / PAN-PAN / distress alert . degrees.. UTC on . . Use VHF Channel . ~ is suffering from shock.4. . and report.1 . Survivor ~ is in good / bad condition... . (radio station).9. .3 Transmit a MAYDAY .15 . / not acknowledged (yet)...7 Contact vessels in vicinity of the distress and report.. .13 .17 .reporting readiness for assistance See also A1/1.1 ...doc .1 Lifeboats / rescue boat standing by.7. .19 . ...
.1 ...918 . / radar search. What was the number of lifeboats / liferafts launched ? Number of lifeboats / liferafts launched was: ..2.2 ...88 - . crew members standing by for assisting survivors in water.2 "Person-overboard activities" . Inform the crew / lookouts / engine room.2.2..14 .3. degrees Stand by rescue team / boat crews / engine room and report.1 .5. Inform .13. Inform about the number of survivors on (each) vessel. Bridge team / lookouts ! Keep sharp lookout for signals / sightings of the vessel in distress and report every . .3.2 ...A 22/Res. Stand by ... signals in .. What was the number of persons in water ? Number of persons in water was: .11...220.127.116.11 . Transmit the following information / signals to the searching vessel(s): . .1 . Inform .4. .2.2 .1 .4 We / MV .... crew members (each)... Stand by line throwing apparatus and report. Inform about the condition of the survivors.passengers .4.persons in water . What was the number of persons in lifeboats / liferafts ? Number of persons in lifeboats / liferafts was: .1 .1 ..5.2. Light signals / smoke signals / sound signals / .. Inform radio coast station(s) / MRCC/ vessels in vicinity. What was the number of casualties ? Number of casualties was: . .2 ...2..1 . degrees.3.women and children . Switch on the deck lighting / outboard lighting / search lights..1 .. . Following information / signal received from On-scene Co-ordinator: We carry out search pattern . Ask the survivor(s) the following information: What was the total number of persons on board the vessel in distress ? Total number of persons was: .1 . UTC.doc .2..2 ..4 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.1 .3. We start search pattern .5 .4.4 ..3.2 . will act as On-scene Co-ordinator. Objects / vessel in distress / lifeboat(s) / life raft(s) / person(s) in water in .1 Liferaft(s) standing by as boarding station(s).5 . .1 . Rescue team / boat crews / engine room standing by.13 ..crew/members.. B2/6.2 . Stand by bridge team / lookouts for information / signals of On-scene Co-ordinator. minutes. .1.1 . coast radio station about the name(s) / call sign(s) and destination of the vessel(s) with the survivors. .6 B2/18.104.22.168 Rescue persons in following order: .. Let go liferaft(s) as boarding station(s) with .15 ..injured / helpless persons .4 Conducting search .5 Rescue activities See also B2/6. coast radio station about the condition of the vessel in distress: .1 .15.3 .3 ..2... radar search at .1.. crew members for assisting survivors in water and report.2. Line throwing apparatus standing by.1 ..1 .
9 .1 . TEU.. We resume on-board routine at .4. . cubic metres of cargo space are required. hold? The safety load of the . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. tonnes.5 ..89 - A 22/Res..1 . .. How much deck cargo can the vessel load? The vessel can load ...3.. deck of no. ) / drifting in .. ~ grounded (in position: .1 .918 ..10 . Inform the coast radio station / searching vessels about the cancellation of search and rescue.. degrees..2. Inform the crew / lookouts / engine room.4.). cubic metres.1 ..... UTC.2 ..11 What is the deadweight of the vessel? The deadweight is . B2/6..1 Loading capacities and quantities .7 . tonnes / cubic metres / . tonnes per square metre.1 .1 Loading and unloading . What is the hold / bale / grain capacity of vessel? The hold / bale / grain capacity is .4 . can the vessel load? The vessel can load ..1... Transmit the following safety message / navigational warning: Vessel in distress (in position .1 .....6 Finishing with search and rescue operations ... Cargo and cargo handling Cargo handling B3/1.1.. ~ not under command..) danger to navigation.1 .1 ...... hold is .... ~ on fire.9. The vessel will still bunker .1 ..5.doc .3 . cars / trailers / trucks / .10. .1 .1 ..6 . What is the safety load of no. How many cubic metres of cargo space are required? .. tonnes of fuel / fresh water/ .1 .8. . tonnes / cubic metres.. How many cars / trailers / trucks / . How many 20'/ 40' containers will the vessel load? The vessel will load ..2 . 20'/ 40' containers.4 B3 B3/1 Search and rescue finished at ..5 The vessel in distress ~ capsized / sunk / adrift (near position .8 .1 . by .6. UTC... What is the size of the hatch openings? The size of the hatch openings is . 20'/40' containers on deck.... We proceed with our voyage..7..3 . How many tonnes / cubic metres can the vessel still load? The vessel can still load . metres.. What is the container capacity of the vessel? The container capacity is ..1 .
1 . Make the stability calculation. Complete the stowage plan. (light) fork-lift trucks are available.13 .1 .7 .8. What is the safe working load of the fork-lift truck? The safe working load of the fork-lift truck is .2 . Clean the hold(s) / deck(s).4 .2 . The safety arrangements in the hold(s) will be operational in . What is the safe working load of the derricks / cranes of the vessel? The safe working load of the derricks / cranes of the vessel is . Only use electric fork-lift trucks in the holds. hold(s).1 ..9.12.1 . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final... No.1 ..9 .10. tonnes per hour. Replace the slings. tonnes.1 .2 .2 Are dockside / floating cranes available? Yes.1 . UTC/local time. minutes. the cargo list is not available and complete (yet).1.5. metres..7 .. Are the safety arrangements in the hold(s) operational? Yes.11. minutes / hours.8 ..11 . Is the cargo list available and complete? Yes.12 ..7. dockside / floating cranes are available. Are (light) fork-lift trucks for the cargo holds available? Yes.2 . ? The handling capacity of the grain elevator / ore loader / is . What is the handling capacity of the container crane / gantry? The handling capacity of container crane / gantry is . the cargo list is available and complete . (light) fork-lift trucks are not available.13.. .10 .6.3 . the safety arrangements in the hold(s) are operational.1 .3 . tonnes.5 .. What is the safe working load of the . tonnes.5..A 22/Res. Fill the double bottom tank(s) / ballast tank(s) before loading the heavy lifts. bob-cats are available for trimming.8..1 .13... .1 . No.9. dockside / floating cranes are not available. tonnes / cubic metres per hour..5. Give notice of readiness to load/discharging by ... the holds are not clean / dry / free of smell (yet). No.1 . bob-cats are not available for trimming.2 .. containers per hour..9. What is the handling capacity of the grain elevator/ore loader/ . the safety arrangements in the hold(s) are not operational (yet).9.3.5.. Are bob-cats available for trimming? Yes.4..10 Prepare the vessel for loading / discharging.3 . slings is ... No.1 .. These slings do not permit safe cargo handling.2.8 .7. tonnes.9 .1 .1 ..2 .3 . the holds are clean / dry / free of smell...3 Preparing for loading / unloading .1 .3 . What is the safe working load of the crane? The safe working load of the crane is ..90 - .1.918 . The holds will be clean / dry / free of smell in . minutes.8. No.3. Are the holds clean / dry / free of smell ? Yes. What is the pumping capacity of the cargo pumps? The pumping capacity of the cargo pumps is .6 . Unlock the hatch covers...6 . slings? The safe working load of the . The cargo list will be available and complete in .1 .doc .. Rig the hatchrails in no. What is the maximum reach of the crane? The maximum reach of the crane is .1 .2 . No.5 ..1 .4 .8.2 Dockside / shipboard cargo handling gear and equipment .
2 . boxes / cartons / cases /crates / bags / .2. No.5 Maintaining / repairing cargo handling equipment . minutes.2 . Do not overstow cartons with other goods. tonnes per hour. .. The cranes / derricks will be operational in .7 .4.5 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final...11 . Operating cargo handling equipment and hatches .1 . Are the cranes / derricks operational? Yes.2..3 .1 Check the ~ careful and safe stowage...4 .2.. The hold ventilators will be operational in .4.. is / are damaged.1 .1 .. . Close the hatches in case of rain / snow / .91 - A 22/Res.11.. hold(s). Check the repair works personally... tonnes per hour.3.4 .1 . Switch on / off the hold lights. for damage and report.8 . Rig the derrick(s) / crane(s) of no. No.2 ..1..6 Briefing on stowing and securing . .3 . The winch motor of no.5 Check the hold(s) / hatch cover(s) / derrick(s) / . Do not use hooks for handling bags.1. Are the winch motors operational? Yes. ..3 .. is / are in order..3 .2 . The (Container) lashings are damaged.doc . The rubber seals of the hatch cover(s) are damaged. derrick will be operational in . the winch motor of no. minutes. the hold ventilators are operational.5 .. ..6 .1 .6 .. derrick is not operational (yet). . the winch motors are operational.1. hold(s). Close / open the cargo port(s) to no. ~ careful separation of different lots..3 .1.2 .3. Check the preventers.2 . The hold ladder(s) is / are bent..11. Straighten the hold ladder(s).1.. Replace the damaged ... The hold(s) / hatch cover(s) / derrick(s) / . the cranes / derricks are not operational (yet). The preventer(s) of no. ..1 .1 . Instruct the winchmen / cranemen .4 . .3. the hold ventilators are not operational (yet).. Clean the tween deck(s) before opening lower hold(s). Switch on / off the hold ventilation..2 . .. the cranes / derricks are operational.1 . ~ complete unloading. . Refuse damaged / crushed / renailed /wet /torn/ resewn / .. hold(s) is / are damaged.4 What is the maximum loading rate / discharging rate? The maximum loading rate / discharging rate is . ... Keep within the safe working load of derrick(s) / crane(s). .1. ~ proper use of handling gear.918 .2 . The cargo battens are damaged..2.1. Are the hold ventilators operational? Yes.9 .3 .6..4. No.3 .10 Open all hatches before loading / discharging. minutes. Do not exceed the loading rate / discharging rate of ..1 .4 .5 .
2 Observe the IMDG-Code when loading / stowing. These goods are liable to spontaneous heating and combustion.9 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. ~ separated (by one hold) from IMO Class . B3/1.. Stow ~ flammable goods away from the engine room bulkhead / .3. Refuse damaged / wet / .7 . .1 .1 .918 .6 .. ~ correct fixing of the rope clips. Brief the stevedores on the dangerous goods in number ...92 - . Instructions on compatibility and stowage .. ~ correct interlock of the stowpieces.4 .... ~ . ..8 ..5 .. ~ container(s) onto hatch cover(s).. ~ correct marks / labels... Handle these goods with caution. London 1994. .1 .....5 .7 . Keep these goods dry.. into tween deck of no.2 .6 .2 Handling dangerous goods See also IMO IMDG Code.3 .. . Secure the heavy lift(s) immediately . Cover IMO Class . in reefer hold..... goods. .1 Briefing on nature of dangerous goods ... ~ correct technical names in documents.. ~ compatibility of IMO Class .3. .. Check the ~ containers for damage.... Load / unload IMO Class .. as revised. hold(s). packings with dangerous goods.1.6 . goods.. goods on deck with tarpaulins / ...3 . ~ empty containers in topmost tiers . goods. goods at a minimum of . goods ~ away from living quarters / away from .4. .2 What is the IMO Class of these goods? The IMO Class of these goods is: . These goods emit flammable gases in contact with water. These goods are flammable / poisonous / .11 Stow ventilation ducts into the bag cargo.A 22/Res. Do not touch . closely together. This package contains IMO Class .doc . ~ infectious substances separated by one hold / compartment from foodstuffs. Ventilate the hold(s) before entering. Check the ~ proper segregation of goods....9 . Stow the ~ . . . ~ under / on deck.. Relash all lashings..8 . metres.10 . Place dunnage between the tiers.... ~ . hold. ~ . drums away from IMO Class . Stow IMO Class ..1 . No smoking during loading / unloading.1 .4 . goods first.1 . ~ pallets / cartons / . .
container with IMO Class . . ..4 Spilling substances of IMO Class .14 .6 .8. . ..5 .4 Fire not under control (yet). goods is increasing (rapidly).. hold(s).. .3 . of IMO Class .15..8.1 Fire extinguished..3 .. when smoking is stopped..operate the fire extinguishing system.7 Explosion in no.2 Call the harbour fire brigade / . escaped into the sea / harbour water. .2 Several drums / barrels / tanks / . ..15.. Take off and dispose of contaminated clothing. hold. Separate contaminated goods from other goods.... . Do not touch the spillage.. Rescue persons.6 Orange / red / .2 IMO Class ..8 Minor / major fire in number .1 .4 Action in case of incidents .8 .. Let the spillage evaporate.3 Fire under control.15 .. Cool down the container/ .7..1 Operate the general emergency alarm. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. Flood no.1 . Alter course for the nearest port (inform on radio). Cover contaminated goods with tarpaulins / ... Fight the fire from a great distance. .2 .4 . .7 .8.9. . Provide first aid to injured persons.4.5 Temperature in locker / container/ .. .6..3 Reporting incidents . .1 ... goods re-ignited.8.... Only open the container / hold / locker / .. . .. hold / on pier . .1 Sling(s) with bottles / drums / ..8. ... . goods is spilling out of the door.1 Inform the pollution control.12 ..2 .4. .. Close the hatch .. Turn the vessel out of the wind – the spilling gas / smoke is toxic..2 Number of injured persons / casualties is . Ventilate the hold(s) carefully. Use absorbents for the spillage..1 No person injured. .. Put on protective clothing and breathing apparatus..1 Damage to gas tank / container /.. Remove the spillage with synthetic scoops.11 . are deformed ( and leaking)..2 . hold.9.3 The . Stop the spillage.1.. with IMO Class . . smoke is developing from IMO Class .4. .. goods (on deck).918 .9 Report injured persons / casualties. . Take injured persons / casualties to a safe area. Call the ambulance.6. .13 ..15. goods were dropped on deck / into no.8.doc .93 - A 22/Res. .10 . ..16 .17 Take actions according to the Emergency Plan. with water.9 . .1 Liquid / powder / gas is spilling.
8. Stand by spill control gear and report...1 .2 Plug the scuppers / drip-trays and report.94 - B3/1..system / inert gas system is operational . minutes. minutes.7 . Emergency fire pump / foam monitor / fire extinguishers standing by.4.2 . Inform . Operating pumping equipment (including phrases for communication with bunker barge / oil terminal) .. Fit bonding wire and report. Absorbent materials standing by. minutes before loading / discharge will start / finish.. What is the pumping pressure ? The pumping pressure is .2 .6..6 .. The COW ..3 .3 ..1 Preparing safety measures .8 .1 . No..7.1 . the COW . bar.7.3 . Bonding wire is fitted.2 .5 .9 ..2.5.1 . Connect the loading arm in . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. minutes. the oil pollution prevention plan is available. tonnes per hour. my tanks are inerted. minutes. the COW .1 .2 .. Spill control gear standing by. you cannot connect the loading arm (yet). No..2 . All sea-valves / discharges are closed.... No..system / inert gas system is not operational (yet)....2 .1 .1.4 .doc . When will crude oil washing start ? Crude oil washing will start in .8. bunkers and ballast pollution prevention .3 . you can connect the loading arm. Is the COW .system / inert gas will be operational in .22.214.171.124.1. My tanks will be inerted in .2. Are your tanks inerted? Yes.3 Handling liquid goods.1 . Instruct the pumpman / . All scuppers / drip-trays are plugged.1 . with the bunker barge / oil terminal.1 .8 .4. What is the pressure in the inerted tanks? The pressure in the inerted tanks is .1 .6 .2..1 .system / inert gas system operational ? Yes. and report.3.1 .4.. Pumpman / . bars.4. Close the sea-valves / discharges and report.9.3 .1 .1 . is instructed..1 . minutes.9 .9. minutes. bar..1 . Loading / discharge will start / finish in ... Maintain contact on VHF Channels .1 . What is the back pressure for stripping ? The backpressure for stripping is. Is the oil pollution prevention plan available ? Yes.8. Stand by emergency fire pump / foam monitor / fire extinguishers and report.4 .6. Stand by absorbent materials and report. the oil pollution prevention plan is not available (yet).1 .5 .1 What is the (maximum) loading rate / discharge rate ? The (maximum) loading rate / discharge rate is: .7 .A 22/Res.3 . Can we connect the loading arm ? Yes. No. my tanks are not inerted (yet). The oil pollution prevention plan will be available in .3..918 ..
2 .3 .1. I am ready to load / discharge.1 .5.doc . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. Open the valve(s) and report.. (Quantity received) .1 .11.3. Start pumping (slowly). minutes.5 .3 .12.. Increase / decrease pumping rate to ..12 . Open / close the sea suction valve / ballast tank valve no.1 . I am pumping / receiving.1 . No. Stop the ballast pump (ballast overflow) and report..1 . No.10.3 .4.4. Close the valve(s) and report. The cargo hoses / booms will be disconnected in .2 .. Start the ballast pump and report.1 . No.10.. Spillage stopped.1 . Are the cargo hoses / booms disconnected ? Yes... I will be ready to load / discharge in . All full closed aboard / ashore.1 .5. is open / closed.11.17.17 . . ..16 . Ballast pump stopped... ! Stop pumping ! How much is spilled ? Spill is about . I am not ready to load /discharge (yet).1 ..4 .11 . All crew assist to remove the spill. .4.2 .6.5. escaping into sea / harbour water! Inform pollution control! .4 Ballast handling .11. All full open aboard / ashore. minutes. Sea suction valve / ballast tank valve no.5. the cargo hoses / booms are not disconnected (yet). the cargo hoses / booms are disconnected..3 .17.2 .1 .15 . Are you ready to load /discharge? Yes.1 ..stop pumping.1 ..14 .5.1 . The cargo hoses / booms will be connected in . revolutions / bar. All scuppers are plugged.2 .3 .95 - A 22/Res.4.3 .12. tonne(s).2. minutes. Oil / .15.14..918 . Oil clearance team standing by..2 .13 .4 .10. Treat spill with . Spill waste contained in save-all/… .1 . Spill cleaned up. I am not pumping / not receiving.1. No.. and report.18 .1 Plug the scuppers and report.. Stand by oil clearance team and report.10 .12. the cargo hoses / booms are connected.6 . Are you pumping / receiving ? Yes.2 . Reporting and cleaning up spillage . Ballast pump started..3.19 .2 .1 Leak at manifold connection! Overflow at .3 Are the cargo hoses / booms connected ? Yes. the cargo hoses / booms are not connected (yet). Keep a safe working pressure...1 .
.6 .2 .5.1 .5. lashed and secured.4.9. Keep a safe working pressure.3.2 .1 .. Lower and secure the derricks / cranes and report.1 . Stop the ballast pump .8.3 ..1 and 5.5 Pump the slops into the slop tank .5. How much ballast can we take (down to her marks)? We can take .ballast dirty ! Cleaning tanks .2 . Fill the forepeak to decrease the stern trim.1 . We have .7.1 . No.2..96 - . 4 and 5 given from the bridge on radio should be confirmed by the person in charge of the corresponding station using phrases 3..1. 4.7 ....1 .. .1.1) . .. Pump fuel from .5 Pump out ballast tank no. tank to .1. The ... Lash and secure the goods for sea and report. Goods lashed and secured.1 Close and secure the hatch covers for sea and report Hatch covers closed and secured. (equipment) is not operational (yet).. (equipment) will be operational in ..3. Order a shore slop tank / slop barge. All cars / trucks / wagons / .2 . Start / stop pumping slops.A 22/Res.1 .1 ... is pumped out.1 . Cargo care B3/2.2. Fill the double-bottom tank(s) . B3/1.9.. Check the trim.9 ..5 .. tonnes of slops / sludge.918 .1 . tonnes of ballast. Dispose the sludge into the sludge tank.1 . the .5 .1 .4 Preparing for sea .1 Is the equipment for cargo care operational? Yes...8 . and report..6.doc .3 . Check the seaworthiness of the holds and report Holds seaworthy. Fold and secure the bow ramp / stern ramp / side ramp and report. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.3 .4 . minutes.2 . Bow ramp / stern ramp / side ramp folded and secured.9.1.1 .4 ..1 Operating shipboard equipment for cargo care .1.2 . tank to bring the vessel upright. -fold. Derricks / cranes lowered and secured. Bow door / stern door closed and secured. and report. the equipment for cargo care is operational.3 B3/2 Close and secure the bow door / stern door and report... Ballast tank no.1 . What is the air change rate of the hold ventilators? The air change rate of the hold ventilators is . Lash and secure all cars / trucks / wagons / . (In ro/ro-ferries: the execution of instructions 3.
3 "Reporting incidents" . with .3 . hold(s)) are not operational (yet).2. The reefer holds are not ready for loading (yet)..2 Taking measures for cargo care .11 .10 .6. The hold ventilators ( in no. minutes.2 .6. .. No. minutes / hours. minutes.7 ..3.(cargo) are renailed... with ... the temperature / humidity recorders in the hold(s) are operational.3 ...2 ..3 . the certificate of survey is available and complete.2 The holds must be inspected by the surveyor before loading. The temperature / humidity recorders in the hold(s) will be operational in .. The drums / barrels / .1 .1 Are the temperature / humidity recorders in the hold(s) operational? Yes.6.. The weight of the .2.. Check the reefer holds for proper loading preparation and report..1 ...(cargo) are ~ wet / damp / mouldy. the temperature / humidity recorders in the hold(s) are not operational (yet). The reefer holds are ready for loading..(cargo) are crushed. hours.13 .1 .4 .. No.. Instruct the crew how to connect reefer plugs / clip-on units / ..... The boxes / cartons / cases/ .3 .4 .(cargo) is in a bad condition...(cargo) is unknown.4. Enter all checks into the log-book....(cargo) are loose.3.1 .7 ..918 .3. The certificate of survey will be available and complete in . B3/2. Before unloading open the hatches only when the surveyor is present.(cargo) are damaged.6 . and report.5. minutes / hours..3...1 . The bands of . The marks / labels on .8 .3 .(cargo) are not full / slack / empty. with .. .. The crew is instructed how to connect reefer plugs / clip-on units / . the holdsare not clean (dry and free of smell) (yet). . The metal of .2 .8 ... The holds will be clean (dry and free of smell) in .1 ..3.(cargo) are unclear / illegible /false.1 Carrying out inspections .. The boxes / crates / cases / . The crates / cases with . The bags / boxes / cartons / ..(cargo) are torn / resewn / spilling.1 .. Order a surveyor to check the reefer plugs / cargo securings... The reefer holds will be ready for loading in .2 .. the certificate of survey is not available and complete (yet). with . The packages of .(cargo) is rusty. Check the operation of the hold ventilators and report The hold ventilators are operational. Describing damage to the cargo See also section B2/1.(cargo) are deformed / spilling .4.12 .2 .doc .6 . minutes.4...2 . The bags / bales with .3 .. hold(s)) will be operational in . No..5 . Check the lashings and securings every day / ..2.. ~ marked by fresh water / sea water. the holds are clean( dry and free of smell). The boards of crates/cases with . Are the holds clean (dry and free of smell)? Yes.(cargo) are broken / missing / rusty.3 ..9 .5 .1 .97 - A 22/Res. The contents of drums / barrels / ..2..4 ..3 .4... The hold ventilators (in no ...14 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.2 The ..3. Is the certificate of survey available and complete? Yes. are unknown.
17 . with false labels. container(s) are damaged.(cargo) against sun / rain / shipping seas.918 .20 . hold / on .1 .7 .. deck...1 . ~ by shifting on board.18 .4 "Action in case of incident" ..(cargo) are second-hand. . The humidity of . In the unlikely event of an emergency.. Keep the deck cargo of .. . speaking... All regulations concerning the vessel's routine have to be obeyed.15 ...2 .2 .. ~ by heavy seas.16 . container(s) were washed overboard (inform on radio). Relash the container(s) /car(s) / trucks(s). The temperature in no. The . The bow / stern doors are closed and secured. Please listen carefully to the safety instructions which follow.1 . Protect the deck cargo of . . Check the contents of drum(s) / barrel(s) /container(s) / ...19 .. with .3 The bags / boxes / cartons / .(cargo) are (partly) broken.. The boxes/cartons/cases/ .. . The vessel is in all respects ready for sea.18. . in no.. Switch on / off the automatic temperature control / recorder...3 ... Secure the shifting cargo in no. .A 22/Res.. Briefing and Instruction B4/1 B4/1. please obey the orders given on the public address system. B4 Passenger care The phrases of this chapter should help Masters..9 Switch on the hold ventilation to supply / exhaust air. This is Captain .2... container(s) were damaged ~ before loading..21 ...5 .... hold / on . with bottles of .1 Conduct of passengers on board ... . Replug the reefer container(s) in no.... degrees Celsius..4 . Taking actions See also section B2/1. hold/on deck. ~ infected by vermin. I have pleasure in informing you that all safety equipment is in full working order.. Switch off the hold ventilation (in case of shipping seas).. officers and crew members of passenger vessels and passenger ferries to inform passengers on safety aspects and to manage them in case of an emergency.1 General information on conduct of passengers Ladies and Gentlemen.(cargo) wet / dry.doc .(cargo) is above normal / below normal / critical. Passengers are requested to read all notes and leaflets concerning safety regulations.3 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. .. deck. hold is above normal / below normal / critical / ..6 .98 - . ~ missing.8 . ~ during loading..( cargo) is (partly) ~ eaten by rats /worms.
4 .. Always inform a member of the crew if you detect fire or smell fumes or smoke.2 . The use of naked light and open fire is strictly prohibited. Remain calm when you hear the general emergency alarm. Be careful to extinguish cigarettes completely.doc .all closed.3 Briefing on safety regulations. Preventing / reporting fire .2 . Passengers will be taught how to act and behave in cases of emergency .7 . preventive measures and communications Drills International regulations require all passengers to be assembled in a drill which has to take place within 24 hours of departure. The general emergency alarm In case of emergency seven short blasts and one prolonged blast will be given with the ship's whistle and the alarm system. sealed or roped off areas. The key may be collected at the information desk. B4/1..2 . A drill will be held to familiarize passengers with their assembly stations.10 . The number to dial is . with their life-saving equipment and with emergency procedures.2 Briefing on prohibited areas. All passengers must attend this drill.2 .service rooms .Call out "Fire !" .. Never use an electric iron in a cabin. Never hang anything over or near an electric bulb.navigating bridge .car decks when the vessel is at sea. deck. Never smoke on deck except in areas labelled as smoking areas.6 ..5 .12 . Never smoke in bed. decks..1 .918 .2 .99 - A 22/Res.13 Always remember that fire is the greatest hazard aboard ship. Put used cigarettes in a container provided.3 . If you need to iron something use the ironing room on .1 .9 .8 .3 .Inform a member of the crew ..cargo rooms and compartments . Never throw a cigarette overboard. Always act immediately if you detect fire or smell fumes or smoke.Telephone the navigating bridge.manoeuvring areas at the front and back end of the vessel .. Never use lighted candles.1 ..3 . If you detect a fire or smell fumes or smoke act immediately as follows: .1 .all areas and spaces marked "Crew only" . spaces and rooms . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.Operate the nearest fire alarm .11 .engine room . and spaces Safety regulations do not permit passengers to enter the following spaces: .
2 ..4 .show / tell an officer / crew the person's position in the water.keep your eyes on the person in the water .3 . You may leave your children under qualified care in the children's playroom / on the playdeck on . We have just received a message from shore / other vessels that assistance is on the way. . We also have radio contact with other ships / radio coast stations..2..1.. Person overboard . act as follows: ..2. hours. Follow the escape routes shown. Go to your lifeboat stations.1 .7 .2. please ask the steward / stewardess..1 . Never let children climb or sit on the ship's rails.1. Access to the assembly stations will be via .2.5 ..1 If you see anybody fall overboard.. I repeat. Access to this area is prohibited. to . )/ a minor fire (in . The ship's fire fighting team / damage control team is fighting the fire / flooding... this is your captain with an important announcement. deck from . E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final..2. Do not enter the lifeboats / liferafts.. The fire / flooding is under control. Special lifejackets for children are available. ).7 . .1.2.. the number is .. When you get to your assembly stations put on your lifejackets and wait for further orders. There is no immediate danger to our passengers or the ship and there is no reason to be alarmed.1 ..1.2 .9 . hours.1..4 .2.4 Protective measures for children Children must be kept under permanent observation. Do not go to the lifeboat stations until you are ordered to do so. There is smoke / flooding in .6 .8 .3 . Do not forget to take your lifejackets and blankets with you.call out "Man overboard" ..5 .1. All passengers of deck no..100 - . Assistance should arrive within approximately . The order to enter the lifeboats / liferafts will be given from the bridge or by the officers. This is your Captain speaking... or telephone the bridge immediately. The fire / flooding is not under control yet....throw lifebuoys overboard .6 .3 .2 ..4 . There is no danger at this time.5 .2..6 .918 .. For safety reasons we request all passengers to go to their assembly stations on deck and wait there for further instructions.... Please follow the instructions given by the officers and crew. . We have grounded/ a minor flooding (in . I ask you kindly to remain calm.. As soon as I have further information I will make another announcement. are requested to follow the crew members who will escort you to your assembly stations.1 PA announcements on emergency Attention please! Attention please! This is your captain with an important announcement.1.2 .1. For safety reasons we request all passengers to prepare to go to their assembly stations. I have another announcement.8 . .doc .A 22/Res..2.
101 - A 22/Res. Do not forget personal documents.3 .. please inform the officer/crew immediately.4 . act only if you hear the general emergency alarm or the abandon ship alarm.1 .tighten the strings well . When you hear the abandon ship alarm. which consists of one prolonged and one short blast repeated continuously. Take your lifejackets and blankets with you.long trousers. and will call out the passengers individually by their names. strong shoes and head covering whatever the weather. From your assembly stations you will be escorted to your lifeboats / liferafts.2 . Put on warm clothing.11 B4/2. Do not use lifts / elevators.5 . describing how to escape When the general emergency alarm is sounded.2 . All passengers must put on .warm clothing . long-sleeved shirts. If one of your cabinmates is not able to attend the roll call.4 .1 .9 . No high-heeled shoes. Briefing on how to put on lifejackets (dependent on type of lifejacket used) .strong shoes and head covering.918 B4/2 B4/2. Do not return to your cabin to collect your property. During the voyage you may hear some other sound signals. If you have any questions regarding safety. all passengers have to go to their assembly station.doc .3 .6 . your spectacles and medicine if necessary.4 B4/2. Briefing on how to dress and what to take to assembly stations Take your lifejacket and a blanket. please act in the same manner as under the general emergency alarm. Lifejackets are stored in your cabins under your beds and at your assembly stations.2 .pull the strings around your waist and tie in front. long-sleeved shirts / jackets .2 .1 E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. These are exclusively for the information of the crew. You are encouraged to try on your lifejacket.7 . You will find your lifejacket under your bed.3 ..10 . .1 Evacuation and Boat Drill Allocating / directing to assembly stations. All passengers are requested to follow the escape routes shown. Please. please answer loudly "Here".pull the lifejacket over your head . do not hesitate to ask any of the officers or crew. The officer / crew will say "This is a roll call".3 . which consists of seven short blasts and one prolonged blast.8 . All passengers are requested to strictly obey the instructions given by the officers or crew. immediately.4 B4/2. When your name is called out. All passengers are requested to carefully study the safety instructions behind their cabin doors. All passengers with their lifejackets and blankets are requested to go to their assembly stations/ the lounge / the .1 . Performing roll call At your assembly station one of the officers / crew will perform a roll call..
9 B4/2.10 B4/3 B4/3. Carefully study the demonstration in the pictures in your cabins.6 . Hold on to ropes or to your seat when lowering / hoisting.2 .3 .1 .8 .. Instructions on how to embark and behave in lifeboats / liferafts Enter the lifeboat / liferaft only when ordered by an officer / lifeboatman.4 . We will fire rockets / use smoke buoys / .4 B4/2.1 . injured or sick persons with lifejackets.4 ..5 .. The officers / lifeboatmen know exactly what to do. Warning! Do not drink sea water whatever the situation.2 .. Keep calm. Clear the entrance of the lifeboat / liferaft immediately after entering.1 ..5 .9 B4/3..5 .. Sit down in the lifeboat / liferaft immediately. Help children.3 .5 .2 . On-scene measures and actions in lifeboats / liferafts Keep a sharp lookout for persons in the water. . Vessels / helicopters / aircraft are coming to our rescue. Do not take off your shirts / long trousers / head covering whatever the weather.9 .7 .3 . Who needs medical first aid? Everybody will get the same ration of provisions and water. Do not push each other when entering the lifeboat / liferaft.. Assist those who need help.4 . The crew members will help you if necessary. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. There is no reason to panic..102 - . disabled. Escorting helpless passengers . to attract attention.4 . Provisions and drinking water will be distributed by an officer / lifeboatman only. We will join the other lifeboats / liferafts.2 . Keep your lifejackets on.7 .6 ..918 . hours. We will send a MAYDAY.. Carefully study the demonstration in the diagram at the assembly station.2 .doc . You obtain medicine for seasickness from the lifeboatman.7 .1 .5 Follow closely the demonstration given by the officer / crew. elderly.. There are enough life-saving appliances for everyone on board.2 .6 . Vessels / helicopters / aircraft will reach us within . due to fire / grounding / collision / flooding / heavy list / serious damage / . Attending to passengers in an emergency Informing on present situation The vessel was abandoned in position . Discipline in the lifeboat / liferaft is of vital importance.8 . persons are missing. Search all cabins / WCs/showers for missing persons..8 ..6 . Strictly obey all instructions given by the officer / lifeboatman. Have a line / hook / knife / lifebuoy ready. Pump out the water / free the lifeboat / liferaft from water... Give assistance when entering lifeboats / liferafts.3 . There are enough provisions and drinking water for 48 hours...A 22/Res. The Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre/vessels in the vicinity have already been informed of our situation.1 .. We have radio contact with rescue craft.3 .
8.doc .1 . We require a stretcher for the disabled / injured / sick. please move closer..7 .103 - A 22/Res. Everyone. The elderly / disabled / injured / sick need room to lie down. please.6 . All persons. E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final. The children / the sick need rest. be quiet.9 We require warm clothing and blankets for the children / elderly / disabled / injured / sick.8 .918 .
they are sufficient or of such importance as to warrant examination. the period may be shortened to three years. 2 Such proposals should be examined collectively rather than individually when. submitted as appropriate. in the Committee’s judgement. When.doc . however. amendments are of a very important nature and/or require urgent action. Amendments adopted by the Committee will be notified to all concerned and will come into force twelve months after the date of notification.104 - ANNEX 2 PROCEDURE FOR AMENDING THE IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES 1 The Committee should receive and evaluate proposals for amendments and/or additions to the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases. 3 Amendments to the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases should normally come into force at intervals of approximately five years. _________________ E:\IMO\SMCP\918-final.A 22/Res.918 .
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