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MSC/Circ.

794 10 June 1997

IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES (SMCPs)

1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its sixty-eighth session (28 May to 6 June 1997), considered draft "Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCPs)" prepared by the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation and approved their dissemination by this circular. 2 The Committee invited Member Governments and international organizations concerned to conduct trials using the SMCPs attached hereto. Trials, preferably in non-English speaking areas, should be conducted on board ships, by maritime training institutes, search and rescue organizations, hydrographic offices, VTS personnel, pilots, port authorities and by any others involved in maritime communications who may be expected to use the SMCPs in the future. 3 Member Governments are requested to report the results of such experimental use of the SMCPs to the Organization as early as possible and preferably by March 1999 so as to be available for consideration in sufficient time before the forty-fifth session of the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation, which, in finalizing them, should take into account any comments thereon from the Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping.

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MSC/Circ.794

ANNEX

DRAFT IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES

CONTENTS

FOREWORD (to be developed)

INTRODUCTION

PART I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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GENERAL

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

PART II

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GLOSSARY

1.1.1. sea state restricted visibility (due to mist/fog.1.4 3.2 2.2.1 1.1.1 3. danger of capsizing sinking disabled and adrift armed attack/piracy undesignated distress abandoning vessel Search and rescue communications distress/urgency messages (specifying or supplementary to 1.6 1. precipitation) ice volcanic activities including earth and seaquakes abnormal tides .2 1.1) acknowledgement and/or relay of SAR-messages performing/co-ordinating SAR-operations finishing with SAR-operations Person overboard Requesting medical assistance Urgency communications Safety of a vessel. storms.4 1.1.1.2.MSC/Circ.3 3. aircraft or other vehicle (other than distress) involving engines and equipment cargo ice damage Safety communications Warnings involving meteorological and hydrological conditions winds.1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1 2.1.5 .4 1.3 3 3.2. tropical storms.1. explosion flooding collision grounding list.1.7 1.1 1.1.5 1.1 2.4 2 2.3 1.1.3 1.2 3.1.EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION PHRASES Distress communications Distress messages involving fire.2 1.8 1.1 1.794 ANNEX Page 2 PART III 1 1.1.10 1.9 1.2.1 3.1.

1.2.5.3 4 4.2.2.5.MSC/Circ.2.1.2.2.3 3.5.1 4.1.2 4.2.3 6 Navigational warnings involving land. tows.2.3 5 5.7 3.1 6.5.5 3.2 3.4 3.2.2.4 3. dredging operations tanker transshipment off-shore installations.2 3.2 5.2.3 3. wrecks miscellaneous cable.5.2 3.2.2 5.1.1 5.3 3.5 3.1 5.1 3.794 ANNEX Page 3 3.or seamarks defects alterations new and moved drifting objects electronic navaids seabottom characteristics. rig moves defective locks or bridges military operations fishery Environmental protection communications Pilotage Pilot request Embarking/disembarking pilot Tug assistance Specials Helicopter operations Ice-breaker operations ice-breaker request ice-breaker assistance for convoy ice-breaker assistance in close coupled towing Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Standard Phrases (including Emergency Services and Allied Services) Application of Message Markers 6.1 6.2.2.1.2.5.1 3.6 3.2.2 Phrases for acquiring and providing data for a traffic image acquiring and providing routine traffic data acquiring and providing distress traffic data .1 3.2 3.2. pipe and seismic/hydrographic operations diving operations.2.5.

2 6. forward planning anchoring arrival.2.2 6.MSC/Circ.1.2.2. pollution fighting) tug assistance pilotage pilot request embarking/disembarking pilot .1 6.2.9 6.4 6.2.1.2.3.3 6.1 6.4.1.3.2.2.3 6.1 6. providing safe movements canal and lock operations Phrases between adjacent VTS Phrases for communication with emergency services and allied services emergency services (SAR.2.1.8 6.3.4 6.4.2.5 6.1 6.2.4.4.2.4 6.3 6.3.2 6.3 6.6 6. begin and end position course traffic organization service clearance.7 6.3.794 ANNEX Page 4 6.1.2.3 6.3.3.2 6.2.2.2.2.1.2 6.2 6.1.1.2.1 6.5 6. berthing and departure enforcement avoiding dangerous situations.2.3.2 Phrases for providing VTS services information service navigational warnings navigational information traffic information routeing information hydrographic information electronic navigational aids information meteorological warnings meteorological information meteorological questions and answers navigational assistance service request. identification.4.1.2.2.2.1 6.2. fire fighting.3 6.2.6 6.

3 Standard wheel orders Standard engine orders Handover of watchkeeping responsibilities Briefing on position.6 3.2 5. movement and draft position movements draft Briefing on traffic situation in the area Briefing on navigational aids and equipment status Briefing on radiocommunications Briefing on meteorological conditions Briefing on standing orders and bridge organization Briefing on special navigational events Briefing on temperatures.1.4 3.9 3.5 5.4 5.2 3.MSC/Circ.1 5.2 5.1.3 5.5.7 5.1 5.3 3. list and stability 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 .12 3.8 3.5.13 4 5 5.1 3.7.1 3.2 3.5 3.6 5.2 5.10 3.7 3.7.1 5.7.1. Briefing on special machinery events and repairs Briefing on record keeping Handing and taking over the watch or the conn Trim.11 3.3 3. ballast water. pressures and soundings Briefing on operation of main engine and auxiliary equipment Briefing on pumping of fuel.794 ANNEX Page 5 PART IV - ON-BOARD COMMUNICATION PHRASES Chapter A: Operative Shiphandling 1 2 3 3. etc.

2.2 2.2 3.2.2.4 1.4 General activities Raising alarm Briefing crew and passengers Checking status of escape routes Checking status of lifeboats/life rafts Ordering evacuation Roll call Ordering abandon vessel In-boat procedures Occupational safety Instruction Practical occupational safety Occupational accidents Fire protection and Fire fighting Fire protection checking status of equipment Fire fighting and drills reporting fire reporting readiness for action orders for fire fighting cancellation of alarm Damage control Checking equipment status and drills Damage control activities reporting damage reporting readiness for action orders for damage control cancellation of alarm Grounding Reporting groundings and ordering immediate actions Reporting damage Orders for refloating Checking seaworthiness .MSC/Circ.1.8 2 2.1 2.1 5.3 5.1 3.2 5.2.7 1.1 3.3 3 3.3 3.2 3.2 1.1 4.3 1.2.3 4.2.4 5 5.794 ANNEX Page 6 Chapter B: Safety on Board 1 1.1 1.1 3.2 4.2.2 4.4 4 4.2.5 1.6 1.1 4.

2 2.MSC/Circ.2.6 1.2 1.3.3 1.1 2.5 1.1 1.1.2 6.2 1.3 6. bunkers and ballast .3 Cargo and Cargo Handling Cargo handling procedure Loading and unloading loading capacities and quantities port/shipboard cargo handling gear and equipment preparing to load/unload operating cargo handling equipment and hatches maintaining/repairing cargo handling equipment briefing on stowage and securing Handling dangerous goods briefing on nature of dangerous goods instructions on compatibility and stowage reporting incidents action in case of incidents Handling liquid goods.reporting readiness for assistance Conducting search Rescue activities Finishing with search operations Chapter C: 1 1.5 6.2 1.1.2.2.2.794 ANNEX Page 7 6 6.4 1.1.2.3.6 Search and rescue Checking equipment status and drills Person-overboard activities Rescue operation .4 1.1.1 2.2 2.2.3.3 1.pollution prevention preparing safety measures operating pumping equipment reporting and cleaning up pollutions ballast handling cleaning tanks Preparing for sea Cargo care Operating shipboard equipment for cargo care Taking measures for cargo care carrying out inspections describing damage to the cargo taking actions .1 6.5 1.3.4 1.2.3 1.1 1.1.4 2 2.3 1.4 6.1 1.1.1 1.2 1.3.

3 1.3 2.794 ANNEX Page 8 Chapter D: 1 1.2.2. giving corresponding orders On-scene measures/actions in lifeboats/life rafts Attending to passengers in an emergency Informing on present situation.1 1.1 1. describing how to escape Briefing on how to dress and what to take to assembly stations Performing roll call Briefing on/demonstrating putting on life-jackets Instruction on how to enter and to behave in lifeboats/ life rafts.5 2 2.1.5 2.6 3 3.2 Passenger Care Briefing/instruction Conduct of passengers aboard general information on conduct of passengers aboard briefing on prohibited areas.4 1.1 3.1 1.2.MSC/Circ.4 2.2 2. decks.2 1. spaces in the ship Briefing on safety regulations/preventive measures/communications general emergency alarm preventing/reporting fire PA announcements on emergency person overboard protective measures for children Evacuation and boat drill Allocating/directing to assembly stations.2.1.1 2.2 1. raising confidence Escorting helpless passengers .2 1.2.

1 1.2 Standard Urgency Message in the GMDSS Structure Example 3 3.1 2.2 Standard Distress Message in the GMDSS Structure Example 2 2.794 ANNEX Page 9 APPENDIX 1 1.MSC/Circ.2 Standard Safety Message in the GMDSS Structure Example 4 Alphabetical Index (to be developed) *** .1 3.

in port-approaches. In this way they are intended to become an acceptable safety language.e. For that purpose the SMCP build on basic knowledge of the English language. or they enclose a brief explanation of the preceding phrase. Use of the communication phrases should be made as often as possible in preference to other wording of similar meaning. and of the SOLAS Convention. 1974. to standardize the language used in communication for navigation at sea. / . These SMCP meet the requirements of the STCW Convention. harbours and on board vessels. oblique stroke indicates that the items on either side of the stroke are alternatives. . 1972 or special local rules or recommendations made by IMO concerning ships' routeing. i. These phrases are not intended to supplant or contradict the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. the phrases cover the communication relevant safety aspects laid down in these Conventions. using the English language. lexical and idiomatic varieties to a tolerable minimum and standardized structures for the sake of the function of the SMCP. The accompanying CD/Cassette could be helpful to familiarize with the correct pronunciation of the phrases. as revised. in waterways. regarding verbal communications . and.. understanding and the competence to use the SMCP are required by the STCW Convention.. increasingly evident under modern conditions at sea. diminishing misunderstanding in safety related verbal communications. The typographical conventions used throughout most of this communication phrases are as follows: () brackets indicate that the part of the message enclosed within the brackets may be added where it is relevant. for officers in charge of a navigational watch on vessels of 500 gross tonnage or more. and they have been drafted in a simplified version of maritime English intentionally reducing grammatical. 1978. moreover. 1978. and they should be part of instruction in maritime education and training. Neither are they intended to supersede the International Code of Signals nor to supplant normal radiotelephone practice as set out in the ITU Regulations. as revised. Knowledge.794 ANNEX Page 10 INTRODUCTION These SMCP have been compiled: to assist in the greater safety of navigation and of the conduct of ship.MSC/Circ. as revised. dots indicate that the relevant information is to be filled in where the dots occur and (italic letters) indicate the kind of information requested. for the verbal interchange of intelligence between individuals of all maritime nations on the many and varied occasions when precise meanings and translations are in doubt.

794 ANNEX Page 11 PART I 1 . the following eight Message Markers may be used ( also see "Application of Message Markers" given in section 6 "Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Standard Phrases" of PART III): (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) Instruction Advice Warning Information Question Answer Request Intention . the following message may be sent: "Please use Standard Marine Communication Phrases" "I will use Standard Marine Communication Phrases" 2 Spelling When in external communication spelling is necessary.MSC/Circ.GENERAL Procedure When it is necessary to indicate that the SMCP are to be used. only the following spelling table should be used: Letter A B C D E F G H I J K L M 3 Code Alfa Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliet Kilo Lima Mike Message Markers 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 Figure 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Full stop Decimal point Code word Nadazero Unaone Bissotwo Terrathree Kartefour Pantafive Soxisix Setteseven Oktoeight Novenine Stop Decimal In shore-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication or radio communication in general.

say: "No.. if in the negative.e. say: "Stand by" .. Do not overtake vessel ahead of you. " .2 4. When the information requested cannot be obtained.followed by the time interval within which the information will be available.1..e.followed by the appropriate phrase in full.2 5.PAN SÈCURITÈ is to be used to announce a distress message is to be used to announce an urgency message is to be used to announce a safety message Standard organizational phrases (see also section 4 of "SEASPEAK Reference Manual") "How do you read?" "I read you .1 5.1 6.1 Distress.e.3 6 6.e." Respond: "I will not overtake vessel ahead of me.. Example: "ADVICE." When an INSTRUCTION (e..g. .MSC/Circ.1 Responses When the answer to a question is in the affirmative. 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. respond: "I will not/cannot .followed by the instruction or advice in full. .4 4. fairly good) (i. urgency and safety signals MAYDAY PAN .followed by the appropriate phrase in full. very good) .5 5 5." . " . Naval vessel or other fully authorized personnel ) or an ADVICE is given. " . When the answer to a question is in the negative.. When the information requested is not immediately available.. weak) (i. good) (i. say: "No information.. by a VTS-Station.3 4. barely perceptible) (i.e." The responses to orders of special importance.. however.followed by the instruction or advice in full. 4.794 ANNEX Page 12 4 4. are given in wording in the phrases concerned. say: "Yes. respond if in the affirmative: "I will/can .. and..

say: "Changing to VHF channel ." . " plus the corrected part of the message." 6.3. say: "Say again (please). /frequency..2.. Example: "My present speed 14 knots .1 7 8 Readiness "I am /I am not ready to receive your message"...repeat ." Numbers Numbers are to be spoken in separate digits: "One-five-zero" for 150 "Two decimal five" for 2.794 ANNEX Page 13 6. Correction.6 repeat one-two decimal 6 metres. "/frequency .." When the changing of a VHF channel/frequency is accepted.g. say: "Standing by on VHF channel ." "Do not overtake .". Example: "My draft 12. in wheel orders are given. /frequency ...MSC/Circ. 9 9. say: "Repeat .. knots. " . /frequency . "Advise(you) try VHF channel . my present speed 12.. " When it is accepted to remain on the VHF channel/frequency indicated.2 When a message is not properly heard..followed by the word: "Correction ." 9. .followed by the corresponding part of the message. 10 .... /frequency .do not overtake.3 6..... say: "Mistake .5 Note: Attention! When rudder angles e.. one-two.." Corrections When a mistake is made in a message. " When it is advisable to change to another VHF channel/frequency.mistake.2 When it is advisable to remain on a VHF channel/frequency say: "Stand by on VHF channel ..1 Repetition If any part of the message are considered sufficiently important to need safeguarding. say: "Fifteen" for 15 or "Twenty" for 20 etc..... say: "Advise (you) change to VHF channel .1 6.

as described in paragraph 11. 15 Speed To be expressed in knots: without further notation meaning speed through the water. 12. Dangerous wreck in position 15 degrees 34 minutes north 61 degrees 29 minutes west.1 Relative bearings Relative bearings can be expressed in degrees relative to the vessel's head or bow. "ground speed" meaning speed over the ground. 15. the mark shall be a well-defined charted object. Whether this is to TO or FROM a mark can be stated. the unit always to be stated. Example: "Buoy 030 degrees on your port bow. Bearings may be either FROM the mark or FROM the vessel." 12 Bearings The bearing of the mark or vessel concerned. Example: "WARNING.1 Positions When latitude and longitude are used.1 15.4 nautical miles." (Relative D/F bearings are more commonly expressed in the 360 degree notation. Examples: "Pilot boat bearing 215 degrees from you." Note: Vessels reporting their position should always quote their bearing FROM the mark.MSC/Circ. is the bearing in the 360 degree notation from north (true north unless otherwise stated). except in the case of relative bearings. 14 Distances Preferably to be expressed in nautical miles or cables (tenths of a mile) otherwise in kilometres or metres. north or south of the Equator and east or west of Greenwich." 11. these shall be expressed in degrees and minutes (and decimals of a minute if necessary).2 of this chapter.794 ANNEX Page 14 11 11. or.2 When the position is related to a mark. More frequently this is in relation to the port or starboard bow. The bearing shall be in the 360 degrees notation from true north and shall be that of the position FROM the mark. Example: "Your position bearing 137 degrees from Barr Head lighthouse distance 2.2 .) 13 Courses Always to be expressed in 360 degree notation from north (true north unless otherwise stated).

(The same applies to the word "May") Note: In cases not covered by PART I "General". "Might". the regular communication procedures prescribed by the ITU . latitude and longitude should be given. . In an ambiguous context." "INTENTION. zone time or local time is being used. Should these not be understood." "ADVICE. I will enter fairway. Is it permitted to enter fairway?" "You may enter fairway. if you ask for a permission. Misunderstandings frequently occur. however. 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 fairway?" "QUESTION. 18 Ambiguous words Some words in English have meanings depending on the context in which they appear. 17 Geographical names Place names used should be those on the chart or Sailing Directions in use. and have produced accidents. Such words are: 18. do not say: "Can I use shallow draft fairway at this time?"." 18. You are running into danger." "WARNING.794 ANNEX Page 15 16 Time Times should be expressed in the 24 hour notation indicating whether UTC." "You should anchor in anchorage B 3. Is it permitted to use shallow draft fairway at this time?".MSC/Circ. say.Radio Regulations will prevail. especially in VTS communications. Anchor in anchorage B 3." "I might enter fairway. In the SMCP the situations where phrases using the word "Can" appear make it clear whether a possibility is referred to." "You could be running into danger. for example: "QUESTION. It is permitted to enter fairway.1 The Conditionals "May".2 The word "Can" The word "Can" either describes the possibility or the capability of doing something." "ANSWER. "Should" and "Could".

also said of a distressed vessel 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 states whether different goods can be stowed together in one hold Abandon vessel Adrift Assembly station Backing (of wind) Beach (to) Berth Blast Blind sectors Boarding arrangements Boarding speed Briefing Capsizing Cardinal buoy Casualty Close coupled towing Compatibility(of goods) Convoy COW A group of vessels which sail together. assigned to crew and passengers where they have to meet according to the muster list when the corresponding alarm is released or announcement made When a wind blows round anticlockwise (opposite of veering) To run a vessel upon a beach to prevent its sinking in deep water A sea room to be kept for safety around a vessel.MSC/Circ. All gear. a buoy.. 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 A concise explanatory information to crew and passengers Turning of a vessel upside down while on water A seamark.794 ANNEX Page 16 PART II - GLOSSARY To evacuate a vessel from crew and passengers following a distress Floating. etc. accommodation ladder.g. e. e. masts. through a canal or ice Crude oil washing: A system of cleaning the tanks by washing them with the cargo of crude oil while it is being discharged .. platform. rock. not controlled.e. etc.. i. a wreck Case of death or serious injury to a person in an accident or shipping disaster. south or west from a fixed point. etc. indicating the north. hoist. in mess rooms. or the place assigned to a vessel when anchored or lying alongside a pier. such as pilot ladder. without a clearly determinable direction Place on deck. etc.g. east. A sound signal made with the whistle of the vessel Areas which cannot be scanned by the radar of the vessel because they are shielded by parts of its superstructure.

caused by winds and current with a determinable direction To increase the distance to the vessel ahead by reducing one´s own speed To go aboard a vessel A clearly marked way in the vessel which has to be followed in case of an emergency Attending a vessel. e. other than a rescue unit. designated to co-ordinate surface search and rescue operation within a specified area A group of crew members trained for fighting flooding in the vessel The most probable position of a search target at a given time Goods or any other commodity. etc. course and speed of the vessel as well as the nature of distress 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 Floating.794 ANNEX Page 17 CPA CSS Closest point of approach Co-ordinator surface search: A vessel.MSC/Circ.g ice-breaker. to be available in case of need. identification. Estimated time of arrival Estimated time of departure Navigable part of a waterway Mandatory speed in a fairway Damage control team Datum Derelict Destination Disabled Disembark (to) Distress alert (GMDSS) Dragging (of anchor) Dredging (of anchor) Drifting Drop back (to) Embark (to) Escape route Escort ETA ETD Fairway Fairway speed . tug. specifically a vessel abandoned at sea Port which a vessel is bound for A vessel damaged or impaired in such a manner as to be incapable of proceeding its voyage To go from board a vessel A radio signal from a distressed vessel automatically directed to a RCC giving position.

oil. or a minor inflow of seawater into the vessel due to a damage to the hull Hatchrails Hoist IMO-Class Initial course Inoperative Jettison (to) (of cargo) Launch (to) Leaking . etc.g. harmful substances or marine pollutants in sea transport as classified in the International Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) Course directed by the OSC or CSS to be steered at the beginning of a search Not functioning Throwing overboard of goods in order to lighten the vessel or improve its stability in case of an emergency To lower.MSC/Circ. e.794 ANNEX Page 18 Fire party Fire patrol A group of crew members trained for fire fighting on board A round through the vessel carried out by a crew member of the watch at certain intervals so that an outbreak of fire may be promptly detected. etc. boilers. etc.. wire. mandatory in vessels carrying more than 36 passengers Major flow of seawater into the vessel A powerful foam fire extinguisher standing by aboard tankers loading or discharging oil Anchor has its own cable twisted around it or has fouled an obstruction A line. tanks. net. out of pipes. is wound round the propeller Highest possible speed of a vessel Flooding Foam monitor Foul (of anchor) Foul (of propeller) Full speed General emergency alarm A sound signal of seven short blasts and one long blast given with the vessel´s sound system GMDSS GPS Hampered vessel Global maritime distress and safety system Global (satellite) positioning system A vessel restricted by its ability to manoeuvre by the nature of its work or its deep draft Ropes supported by stanchions around an open hatch to prevent persons from falling into a hold here: A cable used by helicopters for lifting or lowering persons in a pick-up operation Group of dangerous or hazardous goods. lifeboats to the water Escape of liquids such as water...

794 ANNEX Page 19 Leeway Let go (to) Lifeboat station Lateral movement of the vessel to leeward of its course To set free. route. etc. net. or to ride with both anchors down To assemble crew. which blocks a fairway. passengers or both in a special place for purposes of checking A vessel which through exceptional circumstances is unable to manoeuvre as required by the COLREGs An object such as a wreck. When the transmissions of a radio station or a Decca chain. etc. to anchors. or hatches awash and not properly closed A vessel´s reduced rate of speed in restricted waters such as fairways. lines. let loose.. etc. or cast off (of anchors. etc.MSC/Circ. harbours. An illness preferably of an infectious nature seizing more than two persons on board at the same time To secure a vessel in a particular place by means of chains or ropes made fast to the shore.. etc. have broken down.) Place assigned to crew and passengers where they have to meet before they will be ordered to enter the lifeboats Inclination of the vessel to port side or starboard side Seawater to flow into the vessel due to damage to its hull. switched off or suspended Not at the position charted An operation to remove oil from the water surface Ready for immediate use Naval firing practice On-scene commander: The commander of a rescue unit designated to coordinate search and rescue operations within a specified area List Make water (to) Manoeuvring speed Mass disease Moor (to) Muster (to) Not under command (NUC) Obstruction Off air Off station (of buoys) Oil clearance Operational Ordnance exercise OSC Outbound/inbound vessel A vessel leaving/entering port Overflow Accidental escape of oil out of a tank when it gets too full because pumping was not stopped in time . or to anchored mooring buoys.

not permitted to be entered for safety reasons Sound. space. an accident has happened RCC Receiving point Reference line Refloat (to) Reporting point Rendez-vous Rescue team Restricted area Retreat signal Rig move Roll call Safe speed Safety load Safe working pressure SAR Scene . e. mess rooms. etc. e. and on deck via which important information can be broadcast from a central point.794 ANNEX Page 20 Polluter Proceed (to) PA-system A vessel emitting harmful substances into the air or spilling oil into the sea To sail or head for a certain position or to continue the voyage Public address system: Loudspeakers in the vessel´s cabins. area. visual or other signal to a team ordering it to return to its base The movement of an oil rig. to set afloat again (see Way point) An appointment between vessels normally made on radio to meet in a certain area or position A group of crew members standing by in case of an emergency in order to assist other teams in action if necessary A deck.g. by reading aloud a list of their names That speed of a vessel allowing the maximum possible time for effective action to be taken to avoid a collision and to be stopped within an appropriate distance The maximum permissible load of a deck. mostly from the navigation bridge Rescue co-ordination centre: Land-based authority conducting and co-ordinating search and rescue operations in a designated area A mark or place at which a vessel comes under obligatory entry. drilling platform. The maximum permissible pressure in cargo hoses Search and rescue The area where the event. or escort procedure A fictive line displayed on the radar screen separating the fairway for inbound and outbound vessels so that they can safely pass each other To pull a vessel off after grounding. from one position to another The act of checking who of the passengers and crew members are present.MSC/Circ..g. etc.. etc. at assembly stations. etc. transit..

fairway. and any other means for handling general cargoes The speed at which a storm centre moves To accidentally escape. especially bulk. e. etc. caused by rolling or a heavy list Ropes.794 ANNEX Page 21 Search pattern 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 or CSS Separation of goods which for different reasons must not be stowed together Transverse movement of cargo.. nets. or made fast to the shore. etc. by a vessel on a radar screen A one-way route which vessels have to comply with within a traffic separation scheme here:The transfer of goods from one vessel to another outside harbours The passage of a vessel through a canal.. from a vessel. oil. A vessel which is not at anchor. Speed of a vessel required for the passage through a canal. etc. container. into the sea Special equipment for fighting accidental oil spills at early stages here: Step of a pilot ladder which prevents the ladder from twisting To be in readiness or prepared to execute an order To keep a boat away from the vessel Orders of the Master to the officers of the watch which s/he must comply with To maintain course and speed The allotted place or the duties of each person on board To start with the helicopter from a vessel´s deck The echo generated e. etc.g.g.MSC/Circ. or aground When the light characteristics of a buoy or a lighthouse are inoperative Universal time co-ordinated (ex GMT) Search speed Segregation(of goods) Shifting cargo Slings Speed of advance Spill (to) Spill control gear Spreader Stand by (to) Stand clear (to) Standing orders Stand on (to) Station Take off (to) Target Traffic lane Transshipment (of cargo) Transit Transit speed Underway Unlit UTC . fairway.

opposite of leeward A vessel which has been destroyed or sunk or abandoned at sea VTS-area Way point Windward Wreck . opposite of backing Vessel traffic service: A service. designed to improve safety. and easiness of vessel traffic and to protect the environment Area controlled by a VTS-Centre or VTS-Station A mark or position at which a vessel is required to report to establish its position The general direction from which the wind blows.MSC/Circ.794 ANNEX Page 22 Variable (of winds) Veering (of winds) VTS When a wind is permanently changing the direction from which it blows When a wind blows round clockwise. efficiency.

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2 .6. Are dangerous goods on fire? Yes.10. no danger of explosion. . (Deck) cargo on fire. What is on fire? Engine room on fire. dangerous goods not on fire.5 . Hold(s)on fire.Radio Regulations and Procedures for Radio Telephony) III / 1 III / 1.3 .1 . I am sinking.5 . on fire. No.4.6 Distress Communications Distress messages Fire.5.3. I am not under command. No. I cannot get fire under control. What is damage? No damage.8.4 .3 . I am making water.1 1. fire not under control (fire spreading). . smoke not toxic.10 .3.794 ANNEX Page 26 PART III - EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION PHRASES (Attention: The use of Standard Phrases in ships' external communication does not in any way exempt from applying the relevant ITU .1 .6.2 .1 .10. No power supply.3 .1 . What kind of assistance do you require? I require foam extinguishers.2 . .9 . ..10.3 . I require CO2 extinguishers. .1 . Accommodation on fire.9.5 .10..4. No. I do not require assistance..8 ..2 . explosion Vessel on fire (after explosion) in position . Is fire under control? Yes.1 .4 .10.5 .2 .3.7 .3. I am on fire in position .3.7.1 .6.6 .2 .MSC/Circ..2 .7... Can you get fire under control? Yes.2 .6. No. oil/. I can get fire under control.8.3. fire under control. Is danger of explosion? Yes. I require . Superstructure on fire.4 .5 .5. I require fire fighting assistance.6.4 .. on fire.1 . No. danger of explosion.2 . Is smoke toxic? Yes..10.1 .1. I require fire pumps..9. smoke toxic.1 .

2 . 2. I cannot stop leak.11.2 . Can you control flooding? Yes.1. 2.1 . I have collided with . I am not under command..3 1. 2.2 Report injured persons.3 . . I have collided with seamark .11. I require divers.1 .1 . No.3 . I can control flooding. Flooding under control. 3.. No. Flooding I have leak below water line.2 .4 . compartments flooded. Can you stop leak? Yes. 4.(charted name)..2 . No.3 . I will send . How many compartments flooded? .3 . 6. I can repair damage. 3.5 . 1. Propeller/rudder damaged. 6. I can only proceed at slow speed.(name) light vessel.1 . No person injured.2 .1.4 . I cannot control flooding.3 . 1. I will send pumps... I cannot send . 5.6 . I cannot repair damage. 6. What kind of assistance do you require? I require pumps.11 . 1..4 .1 . I have collided with . Can you proceed without assistance? Yes.1 .. I will send divers. I can stop leak..10 .2 .1 .3 . .2 . Number of injured persons/casualties: .1 .3 .12 1.11. I cannot proceed without assistance. I require escort.. I am in critical condition.1 . 3.8 . What is damage? I have minor/major damage above/below water line.5 .11.1 . I am making water. 5.794 ANNEX Page 27 ... .MSC/Circ.. 9. I require medical assistance.. 1.1 .2 .2 ..2 .11. . 5.2 .. No... I require . 4. Collision I have collided with MV .9 . I can proceed without assistance. I have collided with iceberg. 3. I have collided with unknown vessel/object. 2. . I have dangerous list...11 . . 1.1 .7 . Can you repair damage? Yes.

. .7 . I require escort. .4 .12.8 .5 . 7.9 . I went aground at half water.4 .2 .12. What kind of assistance do you require? I require pumps. I expect to refloat with tug assistance. I have heavy list due to shifting cargo. No.3 .3 ..4 . 4. I cannot beach.5 . 7..11.1 . I require .. I went aground at high water. aground on rocky bottom.3 1. 1.3 . 7. When do you expect to refloat? I expect to refloat at . I require . Aground aft. I expect to refloat when tide rises. 1.1 . I do not require assistance..10 .. 4. Can you beach? Yes.1 What kind of assistance do you require? I require escort.3 .2 .14.. I can jettison cargo forward/aft. I expect to refloat when draft decreases.2 .12 .. I expect to refloat when weather improves.4 .2 . .2 1. 7.794 ANNEX Page 28 .12. danger of capsizing I have heavy list to port side/starboard side. 6.5 ...4 .. Can you jettison cargo forward/aft to refloat? Yes. I went aground in position .1 . I can/will beach in position . I have heavy list due to flooding. 6.. .2 .12. aground on soft bottom. 4.11. Yes.2 .MSC/Circ.3 .14 . 4. I cannot jettison cargo. 6. require assistance. No.3 .1 . List. Aground full length. . 1. Yes.1.11.1. What part is aground? Aground forward. Risk of grounding at low water. . List decreasing. Grounding Are you aground? Yes.5 .1 . 7.1 .. List increasing.. 6. Uncharted rocks in position .4 .3 .14..2 .1 .12. Aground amidships.1 ..2 .6 .1 .4 . aground in position . I went aground at low water. I require tugs. Attention! Do not jettison IMO-class cargo. I require tugs.

1 ..3 .1 .3 . I require military assistance. MV . I cannot jettison cargo. 3. I require navigational assistance.1 . .2 . 7..8 . What kind of assistance do you require? I require tug assistance. I require tug assistance.... I require. 1. requires assistance.1 . I am sinking after explosion..6 . I am sinking after grounding. I require assistance. 6.2 . degrees. No. . I have transferred cargo/bunkers to stop listing Listing stopped after transferring. 9.1. Disabled and adrift I am not under command in position .4 . 3. UTC.2 .1 . I am sinking after flooding.3 . I require .1.1 .3 . hours/at . .. knots to . I cannot transfer cargo/bunkers.. 3..1 .8 .3 . Can you transfer cargo/bunkers to stop listing? Yes.. 10 . I proceed to your assistance. Sinking I am sinking in position . 8.2 . . .4 1.4 .. 3.6 I am in danger of capsizing.7 . after collision.3 ..1 . 3..5 . 6.2 .5 .1 . I have jettisoned cargo to stop listing.. Listing did not stop after jettisoning. Listing did not stop after transferring. 6.. 10. I can transfer cargo/bunkers. MV . 1.MSC/Circ.2 . I am sinking after . I require assistance....2 .. I am drifting at . I am adrift near position .2 1.. under attack of pirates.6 . 4. 8..4 .7 .3 ..794 ANNEX Page 29 ..1 .1 .. Can you jettison cargo to stop listing? Yes.9 . 1. 3.2 1. I cannot beach. Listing stopped after jettisoning.. 8..3 . I can jettison cargo . 1. What kind of assistance do you require? I require medical assistance... . 4. 1.1. was under attack of pirates.1 . . 10. 2. Can you beach? Yes. Armed attack/piracy I am under attack of pirates. 1. No.1 . I can/will beach in position . I require escort. MV . No. I was under attack of pirates. I expect to reach you within . 1.2 .

3 . 8. 1.. Report injured persons.1 .1. How many persons on board? Number of persons on board: .1 . ..2 1. I have major/minor damage to navigational instruments. .2 . Can you proceed? Yes.5 ..5 .1 .1 1. 2. 4. 2.10 . 4. . I cannot/ will not proceed. No person injured Number of injured persons/casualties: .2. . Will you abandon vessel? I will not abandon vessel. 5.1 .. I must abandon vessel after .4 ... . . 7..1 .3 . 2. What problems have you? I have problems with cargo. 4....1 . I must abandon vessel after grounding in position . I have problems with .9 . 2. 3.. Undesignated distress I have problems. I must abandon vessel after flooding in position . What is your position? My position .4 .3 . 1. 5.6 . . 6. in position . 1. 5... 1.1 . I have problems with mass disease..2 .4 ..794 ANNEX Page 30 .2 . I am not under command. 6. . Search and rescue communications Distress/urgency messages I require assistance. .2 .1 . No... knots. 1.1 . How many lifeboats/life rafts will you launch? I will launch .8 ....3 .. Abandoning vessel I must abandon vessel after collision in position .1.2 .1 . .4 .1 .MSC/Circ. I must abandon vessel after explosion in position . lifeboats/liferafts.2 ..5 . .2 1. What kind of assistance do you require? I require . I can/ will proceed.2 . What is your present course and speed? My present course . . my speed ...1 . 4..7 . 7... I will abandon vessel at . I have problems with machinery.. I have problems with navigation.. degrees. I proceed to your assistance..5 III / 1.. 3.1 . I must abandon vessel after piracy in position . 2. ..3 .1 What is damage? I have no damage.

Vessel in position ... 4. ..2 ... abandoned.11. UTC.MSC/Circ. I will show following signals/lights. Visibility ... on fire/had explosion. . For further information especially on items: 8 to 16 see IMO-MERSAR Manual.5 .1 .10.6 This is MV . 2. .4 . .11. Vessel in position .1 .messages Received MAYDAY from MV .10 ..1 . When will you/assistance arrive? I/assistance will arrive within .9 .10. drifting ice. Can you proceed to distress position? Yes. starting at .. 4. Vessel requires assistance..5 . 2... Received your MAYDAY... 2.2 . sinking.11 .1 ..11. .. 3..5 .1 .11.2 .6 .. I cannot proceed to distress position. 1. I can proceed to distress position. 9. ).2 . metres from .11. . 2. 5. persons will stay on board.. hours/at . 9. 4.. Yes. at UTC on channel.5 .3 .. UTC. When will you arrive at distress position? I will arrive at distress position within .2 . Carry out search pattern . hours/ at .... Are there dangers to navigation? No. flooded....11. The position given in MAYDAY not correct. .1 .1 . has collided (with . Vessel in position .. Current .2.. Proceed with caution..2 ... Sea/swell ... Vessels are advised to proceed to position .2 .2 . no dangers to navigation. knots to . .7 1. Yes. drifting mines.6 . degrees..11... proceeds to your assistance.operations (The questions are normally asked and advice is given by the Co-ordinator Surface Search (CSS) or the On-scene Commander (OSC). Yes... .1 . listing/in danger of capsizing. What is weather situation in your position? Wind .2. No... 2.3 .10. (compass points). Performing/co-ordinating SAR .794 ANNEX Page 31 .10.1 .. Vessel in position . 1993)..2 . Vessel in position . 2.. I am/will act as Co-ordinator Surface Search./frequency . Vessel in position .3 How many persons will stay on board? No person will stay on board.2 . to start rescue.4 ..1 . Yes.. disabled and adrift.. Yes. I proceed/MV .1 1..1 . metres/nautical miles. uncharted rocks.. 2. Acknowledgement and/or relay of SAR .(direction) force Beaufort .4 .....4 . My position .3 .... UTC.4 ... Vessel in position .. Correct position . 1... abnormally low tides.3 .. 2.3 .

is allocated track number .. Picked up ...MSC/Circ.. I/MV ... 6.1 ..4 . kilometres/nautical miles.15 . ..5 .4 ... 3.operations. Picked up .2 .. . Carrying out radar search. We resume search in position . degrees (at . Rescued all persons/ .. .. Can you pick up survivors? Yes. 4.9 . Adjust track spacing to ..... 5.10 . ..10 . will proceed to pick up survivors. No.13.7 . .kilometres/nautical miles.. Initial course . Carry out radar search.1 ..14.... adjust interval between vessels to .794 ANNEX Page 32 . Sighted derelict in position . . . in position . 3.. Continue search in position . Track spacing adjusted to . Alter course for next leg of track now/at ..11 .1 . .operations What is result of search? Result of search negative... There are still ... degrees.2 ... knots..1 .. casualties in lifejackets in position .6 .17 Carrying out search pattern .. I do not require medical assistance. .. UTC.1 ..2. 6. Sighted lifeboats/liferafts in position . 1.1 .3 . UTC.. UTC).kilometres/nautical miles.. No. Survivors in bad/good condition. in position. . Search speed now .....1 . kilometres/nautical miles.... I require medical assistance. Sighted oil slick in position .. There is no hope to rescue more persons.13 ...3 . lifejackets in position ... . MV/MVs .2 ...15 . Try to obtain information from survivors.2 ... 3... 3... Do you require medical assistance? Yes.. Total number of persons on board was .1 . Course altered to . knots.4 .1 .7 .. UTC).1 . We finish with SAR . Interval between vessels adjusted to .16 .13 . Alter course to .2 .11 . Picked up .8 ..12 .10.. .. can stop search and proceed.1 .16 . starting at .. persons.14 .. . Course altered for next leg of track. I can pick up survivors....10.9 .1 . I cannot pick up survivors.10. Picked up lifeboat/life raft with .. MV . 4.. survivors in position .5 . .. You/MV ../no more lifeboats/liferafts with survivors. Picked up . Stand by at lifeboats/liferafts. degrees (at . Keep sharp lookout for lifeboats/liferafts.. casualties in position . Sighted ..8 . Crew has abandoned vessel. 8.17 1..11. . 6.1 ... 3... search speed .. Sighted lifejackets in position .14 .12 . Sighted vessel in position . Finishing with SAR .

? Yes. .MSC/Circ.6 .12 . I/MV .4 ... .1 . 5. .. Search stopped . . I have no doctor on board. .5 . I cannot make rendez-vouz.8 ..3 ..1 .. hours to assist in search. 2. What is result of search? Result of search negative. Person picked up is crewmember of MV .. 5.3 .10 .. UTC.1 . 2.1 . 6. Person dead..3 .. Stop search and proceed your voyage.4 . 7. 2.2 .14 .1 .2 III / 1.. keep sharp lookout and report to . 3.7 . I require helicopter to pick up person...2 . /frequency . I require helicopter with doctor..3 .9 Person overboard I/MV .1 ... What is condition of person? Condition of person bad/good. I will arrange for boat.proceeding my voyage. What kind of assistance do you require? I require boat for hospital transfer.4 . All ships in vicinity of position .. picked up person in position . I can continue the search.. I am/MV ...4 . proceeding for assistance and.1 .....794 ANNEX Page 33 III / 1. within . Stop search and return to base Search stopped ..1 . 5.. I require radio medical advice. Can you make rendez-vous in position .2 .. .. Assist with search in vicinity of position .1 .. 7. Boat/helicopter will arrive within .. I am/MV .. I can make rendez-vous in position . lost person overboard in position .10. Aircraft arriving within .14. Requesting medical assistance I require medical assistance. 3..returning to base.2 . UTC.1 . Search in vicinity of position . . I will send boat/helicopter to pick up doctor.8 .14. hours/at ..2 . arriving at . Have you doctor on board? Yes. located person in position . Transfer of person not possible. No..6 . .2 ...7 . I cannot continue search.. hours/at . I will arrange for helicopter. No.1 . UTC..13 .11 . No. Transfer person to my vessel by boat/helicopter.5 . 9. I have doctor on board. 8.. .1 .. 6. Can you continue search? Yes......2 . . I will arrange for medical advice on channel .9 . searching in vicinity of position . 2.. I/MV ...

1. in position .. in position . Vessel not under command in position . adrift near position . Cargo I have lost dangerous substance of IMO-Class .3 . .)..2 .6 2.. I have/MV . keep sharp lookout ( for .1 .. 3. Require oil clearance assistance . spilling crude oil in position .. ..danger of pollution imminent.2 .1 . I have problems with .2 .4 . . adrift near position .5 . I am manoeuvring with difficulty.11 .8 .3 .1 . I require tug assistance. .. has stability problems due to heavy icing.. .. requires oil clearance assistance .12 2. 5.. I require tug assistance. Barrels/drums with dangerous substance of IMO-Class ..2 . .. 2... aircraft or other vehicle Engine and equipment I am not under command in position .. MV . Containers with dangerous substance of IMO-Class . Aircraft made forced landing near position .1 ... 1.... I require escort. . in position .. dangerous source of radiation.1 . Ice damage I have/MV .. adrift near position.. lost dangerous substance of IMO-Class .. .. What problems do you have? I have problems with main engine. 3.3 . I am/MV .. 2..4 ..1 2. adrift near position .9 ..1 . I require escort...794 ANNEX Page 34 III / 2 III / 2.. Extent of damage unknown. I try to proceed without assistance. 2.. spilling dangerous substance of IMO-Class .5 .2 ... Keep clear of me........ 2.4 . .3 ...MSC/Circ. with dangerous substance of IMO-Class .. in position .4 . Keep in contact on VHF channel .. .. ... has major damage above/below waterline. 3. I have problems with propeller.10 .danger of pollution.1 . 3. MV .3 . .1.. I am/MV . Bags with dangerous substance of IMO-Class .. I have problems with steering gear. I am /MV . 2..1 .6 . Navigate with caution..1 .. ..3 .3 .7 . Vessels in vicinity of position .. ...1...4 Urgency communications Safety of a vessel. I require ice-breaker assistance. 2. What kind of assistance do you require? I require medical assistance. 2.2 ..2 ..

. ? Wind direction .. in my position/in position .1 . ? Barometric change .10 ...11 . UTC.. safe/dangerous semicircle.... metres from.... Maximum winds of .expected variable...1 .. miles of centre... What is position.1 .1 . What maximum winds are expected in storm area? Maximum winds of ..... (compass points)... 8.1 .. Winds at ..1 .. ? Sea/swell in my position/in position .3 . Is wind expected to increase/decrease? Wind expected to increase/decrease. kilometres/miles of centre. UTC in area . Maximum winds of ....4 .. What is atmospheric pressure in your position/in position .. . No. Stand by on VHF channel . . millibars within last .2 . knots expected within radius of . Barometer rising (rapidly)... direction(s).4 ... ....1 . Barometer steady... 3.7 . Barometric change.1 3.. 5.area) from direction .expected from . path and speed of advance of tropical storm..(name) . millibars per hour.2 .1 ..1 .1 .. knots. ? Atmospheric pressure . 8. backing/veering to .6 . force Beaufort .794 ANNEX Page 35 . 5. What wind direction and force is expected in my position/in position .... millibars. Standing by on VHF channel .1. Safety communications Warnings involving meteorological and hydrological conditions Winds.. Winds of .. sea state What is wind direction and force in your position/in position ....1 Can you proceed without assistance? Yes. (name)/tropical cyclone/tornado/willy-willy/typhoon.. (compass points) at . .10..9 ..(compass points) and force Beaufort . 8. (compass points). Present movement. ...2 . What is latest gale warning? Latest gale warning is as follows: Gale warning. knots expected in ./frequency . What is latest tropical storm warning? Latest tropical storm warning is as follows: (Standard tropical storm warning) Tropical storm warning at .... Further information on VHF channel .. What is barometric change in your position/in position . (name)? Position of tropical storm .1 ..3 .5 .. 9. force Beaufort . ? Wind in your position/in position . (met. 4.. 3. millibars located in position .. path..3 . 2. 1. 6.10.... (compass points). I can proceed without assistance..2 . knots expected in storm area.. knots.11. hours. speed of advance . What is sea state in your position/in position . Wind in your position/in position . 7....2 ..10.. 8..1 III / 3 III / 3.. ... Seas over . storms..MSC/Circ. .(compass points)..5 .. Hurricane.. Is wind backing/veering? Wind backing/veering. metres..... 5..1 . Barometer dropping (rapidly). I cannot proceed without assistance.5 .. 8.. tropical storms....8 .6 .1 .. with central pressure of . knots within radius of ... 6.

Yes. ? Visibility in my position/in position .. /reported in area around . No ice located in position .. / area around . ..8 3. metres/nautical miles in your position/in position .... due to floating ice/ pack ice/ iceberg(s). 1. metres/nautical miles Visibility reduced by mist/fog/snow/dust/rain.. (within next hours). . (within next hours)...1 ... temporarily closed for navigation..4 . Earthquake/seaquake expected in position . visibility expected to increase/decrease to .. 1.only possible with ice-breaker assistance.. Navigation in area around ..1....MSC/Circ.3 Is sea state expected to change (within next hours)? No.. Area around . precipitation) What is visibility in your position/in position . ... . Tsunami/abnormal wave expected by .1 . metres from . Volcanic activities including earth and seaquakes Volcanic activities expected in position . metres/nautical miles in your position/in position . .keep off coast.. Ice expected to drift away in your position / area around . 2..12 ... Ice situation expected to improve/deteriorate in your position / area around .1 ..... /reported in area around .. Ice expected to open in your position / area around . 3..... 2. 3.. /reported . What kind of ice was located in position .1 .12.12. in area around .2 .1 . ? Ice situation expected/not expected to change in your position / area around ....7 .. .. What ice situation is expected in my position/area around .5 ... Yes... sea state not expected to change (within next hours). .3 . .located . Ice/iceberg(s) located in position .....3 3. 1. Restricted visibility (due to mist/fog.1...4 . ..2 . .. 3.. 1.7 . Thickness of ice expected to increase/decrease in your position /area around .. .3 . UTC.3 . Is visibility expected to change in my position/in position . / area around ..4 . Move to high seas .6 . (within next hours).. (within next hours)? No......3 .. sea/swell of . visibility expected to be variable between .3 ... Ice expected to freeze together in your position /area around . .12..1.... Ice expected to break up in your position/ area around . Ice What is latest ice information? Ice warning.794 ANNEX Page 36 . / area around . 3. Yes..2 . in position ..1 . Danger of icing in area around ..2 . 3.1 ..2 .5 . 2..1 . ..1 .2 . 3.2 . Visibility increasing/decreasing/variable... Navigation dangerous in area around . visibility not expected to change in your position/in position.6 .... 3. 1..2 .2 ... ? I/MV ... without ice-breaker assistance only possible for high-powered vessels of strong construction.. 2.4 . 3. /reported in area around .(compass points) expected (within next hours). Navigation in area around . Tsunami/abnormal wave expected in position ..

6.. Depth of water .(number) containers adrift in vicinity .. metres due to sea state/winds. metres above datum in position .2.. (position) inoperative.2 .1 .1 . .(charted name of light/buoy) . .. at about . No.2 3.1 ..2.(position) temporarily removed (when appropriate).3 ...(position) temporarily discontinued (when appropriate).(position) damaged.....(position) off station. .... My draft ... .(direction) to position .1 3..2 .. . Tide rising/falling.........(full characteristics)..1......1 ..1. 7..... Drifting objects Superbuoy adrift in vicinity . Hazardous mine adrift in vicinity .3 ...(position) temporarily changed to . Tide ..2 .1.(charted name of light/buoy) ... Is sufficient depth of water in position .(position) destroyed. above/below prediction..(charted name of light/buoy) moved ..2.4 . ...(charted name of light) .2 .(charted name of buoy) . not sufficient depth of water in position .5 . .4 .2...(charted name of light) .(date time if known). 3.(charted name of light/buoy) .. Wait until high/low water.. No.1. ..1 .can I enter/pass .(date time if known)... Unlit derelict vessel adrift in vicinity .1 . . .1 .. UTC... (charted name of place)? Yes. Abnormally high/low tides expected in position . 7.2 .3 . ..(position) at . hours....7 .5 .5 . ..or Sea-marks Defects . UTC/within .8 III / 3.6 3. you can enter/pass (charted name of place).. Charted depth of water increased/decreased by ... metres in position .3 ....(position) changed to .3 .(full characteristics) established in position .....(date time if known).2 .. you cannot enter/pass (charted name of place) at present .2 .(position) at ......2 . ..4 3..(in miles and decimal miles) ....6 . 6.4 . .1 .. ..2 . ? Yes. For major lights only: Fog signal at .(charted name of light/buoy) ...3...1 .(charted name of light) .(charted name of buoy) . Alterations .(date time if known)... .(charted name of buoy) .. Navigational Warnings Land...2.(position) at ..(charted name of light) ...794 ANNEX Page 37 3...(position) missing.... (position) at ...(full characteristics). .(position) unreliable.wait until .. 6.. sufficient depth of water in position . New and moved .....(charted name of buoy) .3 .(position) unlit...MSC/Circ.(full characteristics) re-established in position ..3 Abnormal tides Present tide . metres ..(charted name of light/buoy) ... .

.(date and time) to . Survey vessel .. Wide berth requested. Contact via VHF channel . Diving operations..(date time)..(date and time). Seabottom characteristics. Dangerous wreck in position.(date and time) to. (type)buoy .1 .2 ........1 .1...1 .5.. (if requested).(date time) to .. (date and time)..(number)... Miscellaneous Cable.2...(date time) to .....(name) from .... DECCA . RACON .(date time)... Current meters/hydrographic instruments moored in .. Wide berth requested..3 .2 Uncharted reef/rock/shoal reported in position .(position).(date time) to. marked by .... LORAN station .3 .5 3. Wide berth requested.4 ..(destination)on .(position). Wide berth requested... Contact via VHF channel ...2 Electronic navaids GPS Satellite .(port of departure)on . (if requested).4 3. (vessel) in vicinity/along line joining ... (position) from . Wide berth requested (if requested).1 . (position) from .(date time) in position ..... (date and time). (number).. Wide berth requested.... Wide berth requested (if requested). Wide berth requested.. (if requested).(length) seismic cable along line joining/in area bound by/vicinity . (if requested).(identify chain and colour) off air from . off air from .(position) from .... ........ (date time) in . (number). Cancel one hour after time of restoration...2.MSC/Circ.. (date time) to . Cancel one hour after time of restoration.(vessel) in area bound by/vicinity ...(number) unusable from . (date and time) to . Contact via VHF channel ..5 3..(position)... 3. (if requested). ... (if requested).4 . (if requested).. (if requested). Contact via VHF channel .. Seismic survey/hydrographic operations by . wrecks (Use REPORTED when position is unconfirmed.. Hazardous operations by .(date time). pipeline and seismic/hydrographic operations Cable/pipeline operations by .5.....(date time) to . Difficult tow from .(vessel) from .1 .(name number master/slave) off air from .(date). (if requested). Cancel one hour after time of restoration. ..(date time) to ..2 .. Dredging operations by vessel .....794 ANNEX Page 38 3.(date and time).3 . Dangerous wreck/obstruction located in position ......(date time). (name) from .2..2...(name) towing .... (date) to .(date and time) to ..3 . tows Diving operations by vessel .(date time) in .1 ...(distance in kilometres/nautical miles ) . Cancel one hour after time of restoration...2.(direction).... (name of station) in position ..2 .. and use LOCATED when position has been confirmed by survey or other means) .

1 .6 .navigate with caution. (date).. Fishery Small fishing boats in area around .3 . in position .(name) defective..2 ...1 . (if requested).nautical miles of me .. (date and time)..2..(name/number if available) in position . (positions) from .4 Tanker transshipment Transshipment of .. .. (date time).2... Fishing gear fouled my propeller(s). You are approaching prohibited fishing area.1 . Military operations Gunnery/Rocket firing/missile/torpedo/underwater ordnance exercises in area bounded by ...(charted name of place) use lock .1 . in position.... fishing gear with buoys/without buoys ahead of you .. spilling oil/leaking gas...2 ..5.(name/number if available) removed from . (name) defective.... fishing gear in position .(name/number if available) being removed from ..Wide berth requested.7 ..794 ANNEX Page 39 3...1 . . (date and time) to...do not pass to windward.1..2.Wide berth requested. prohibited. (if requested).navigate with caution.4 3.1 ..... spilling oil/chemicals/.. Mine clearing operations from .3 . I am/MT .2 3..(date time) to ...1 . Wide berth requested./area around .5.2 . Pipeline/platform .... Off-shore installations.Wide berth requested.... Wide berth requested.2.2. Defective locks or bridges Lock ...2 .. You have caught my fishing gear. 3.3 .3 .MSC/Circ.5 . Fishing in area .5 .. Lock/Bridge . Wide berth requested.. rig moves Platform .5. Avoid this area .no possibility for vessels to turn.1 3.navigate with caution...(kind of cargo) in position.(position) on . Derelict platform . (date and time).2........Wide berth requested.2 ...7 .../within .3 .. Contact via VHF channel . I am/LNG-tanker . at .5.2. Is fishing gear ahead of me? No.(date time) in area bound by .2.(position) at .4 ..(name/number if available) reported/established in position.5. leaking gas in position.. Wide berth requested.(positions). (if requested).4 . Advise you to recover your fishing gear. For entering ... Yes.. Yes....(number).(name). Oil clearance operations near MT .. Platform . no fishing gear ahead of you.. ..2.6 .

What is your distance from . (name) Pilot Station. you must take pilot . knots.1 .2 .pilotage compulsory.9. You are exempted from pilotage.1 ..1 . hours local time.. .. Do you require pilot? Yes..2 .. No...1 . .. Can you stop spillage? Yes. (number)barrels/drums/containers with IMDG ..Code marks reported adrift near position.1 .8.4. No..6 ..1 .4..1 ..8. pilot boat on station. Pilotage Pilot request Must I take pilot? Yes..3 . speed .. .2 ...2 . in position .5..(name) Pilot Station .3. No. What is your present position? My position ...8. I do not require pilot ..7. degrees.. ..2 .6 .(name) Pilot Station . No.8 . I can stop spillage.4 .7 ..8.2 .. Located oil spill in your wake.. (length and width in metres) to .8.1 .4 .. .1 . (compass points).. Pilot boat on station at .5 . What is course and speed of polluter? Course of polluter ..2. .8 . . you need not take pilot.2.3.7 .3. )...1 .polluter MV .1 .. in position . .1. . No. ..4. hours local time.. Located vessel incinerating chemicals/waste/ .1 .2..(name) Pilot Station in local time? My ETA at .2.2 III / 4 III / 4. What is local time? Local time .1 ..3 .I require pilot in position ..9.7.3.... I require floating booms/oil dispersants/ ..5 . hours. Do you require pilot at .1 .. I have accidental spillage of oil/ .1 .9 .3 Environmental protection communications Located oil spill in position .... I do not require pilot at . extending ..2 .(name) Pilot Station? Yes.3 .1 . .1 . I cannot identify polluter.I am holder of Pilotage Exemption Certificate (No.... Polluter left scene.. kilometres/nautical miles.. No. I require pilot at .1. I require pilot.794 ANNEX Page 40 III / 3.1 . What kind of assistance do you require? I require oil clearance assistance. Stay in vicinity of pollution and co-operate with oil clearance team.MSC/Circ. pilot boat not on station....6.2. (name) Pilot Station . What is your ETA at . Located vessel dumping chemicals/waste/ ..(name) Pilot Station? My distance from .2 ... I can identify polluter ..2 . I cannot stop spillage. Is pilot boat on station? Yes. Can you identify polluter? Yes.

Have heaving line ready at pilot ladder.14 . Make lee on your starboard side... Correct list of vessel. You may navigate by yourself (or wait for pilot at . What is wrong with pilot ladder? Pilot ladder has broken steps..10 . metres.15... for pilot transfer. Pilot coming to you.17 ..11 . Pilotage at .1.9.10.19 In what position can I take pilot? Take pilot in position .. until pilot transfer completed. Keep pilot boat on port side.22. Pilot ladder on port side.. (date and local time).. Move pilot ladder . Pilot ladder on starboard side.1 .4 .16 .6 ..2 .19 . Rig pilot ladder alongside hoist. at ..13 .22 ..1 ... Pilot ladder too far forward.9 ... Change to VHF channel .. Stand by on VHF channel .3 .. metres aft.16 .7 . Stop in present position and wait for pilot.1 . Pilot cannot embark at .1 . Pilot ladder has broken spreaders. Keep pilot boat on starboard side.10 .3 .(name) Pilot Station suspended until .15 .2 .. hours local time. Pilot ladder has spreaders too short.8 . Pilotage at .1 ..8.12 ..9.9 .24 III / 4. I accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot. buoy).8.(name) Pilot Station resumed. Rig pilot ladder on port side . Embarking/disembarking pilot Stand by pilot ladder.12 . I stay in position .... metres above water.794 ANNEX Page 41 ... Pilot boat approaching your vessel. Put lights on at pilot ladder.20 .5 .MSC/Circ. Pilot ladder has loose steps.4 .14 .8. metres above water. Move pilot ladder . at . metres forward. hours local time..5 .15 . Move pilot ladder clear of discharge.2 .8.. hours local time.11 . What is your freeboard? My freeboard .. Take pilot near .18 .13 . .1 . .23 . Do you accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot? Yes. You must rig another pilot ladder Pilot ladder unsafe... Rig pilot ladder on starboard side .6 .22.8..17 ..8.18 .. Follow pilot boat inward where pilot will embark.2 .. Make lee on your port side.21 . (name) Pilot Station due to . Man ropes required/ not required.... Rig accommodation ladder in combination with pilot ladder. When will pilot embark? Pilot will embark at .1 . until . .. Pilot ladder too far aft..

. Tug services resumed on . Boarding arrangements do not comply with SOLAS . Keep sea on your port quarter. H: MV . V: I require helicopter to pick up persons.20 .31. Must I take my towing lines? Yes.. are you ready for helicopter? V: Yes.26 . I will order tug(s).. Alter course to port .1 Steer ..30 .. Put ahead engine. not ready for helicopter (yet).1 . Tug assistance How many tugs do you require? I require .2 III / 4. local time. How many tugs must I take? You must take . .3. H: MV .MSC/Circ.3 .1.....8 III / 5 III / 5.6 .1 . tug(s) aft.4 .4 . Stop engine until pilot boat is clear. knots.2. degrees to make lee.3. V: I require helicopter with . tug(s) according to Port Regulations...24 . Embarkation not possible.3.2 .3 . I will drop ..2 . tug(s).(date) at ..1 .3.pilot boat cannot clear vessel..(date and local time).. V: Ready for helicopter in . V: I require helicopter with doctor.. .1 .. Put astern engine. minutes.25 .29 .31..2 .3 .1 ...1 . You must take .3.. .. . Tug services suspended until .6.2 . Vessel not suited for pilot ladder..1 . Wait for tug(s) in position .28 . Put helm hard to starboard.23 .. No.21 ... V: No. Must I take tug(s)? Yes... tug(s)..2 .2.1 .. you need not take tug(s).. tug(s) fore and .2 .1.5 . . you must take .794 ANNEX Page 42 ..4 V: I require helicopter.1. you must take your towing lines. helicopter is on way to you.22 .7 . Put helm hard to port.2 . No. Make boarding speed of .Regulations.pilot boat cannot clear vessel. In what position will tug(s) meet me? Tug(s) will meet you in position .31 .6..local time.5.2 .5.1 . V: I require helicopter with raft. . Keep sea on your starboard quarter.3 . .1 .27 . you must take towing lines of tug.. Alter course to starboard . ready for helicopter. at .. H: MV .1.. Specials Helicopter operations V: = from vessel) (H: = from helicopter ..3 .1..

.4 .9 . . V: Making identification signals by search light. make identification signals.. what is relative wind direction in degrees and knots.13 .1 .1 .3 .. V: Landing area .. H: MV .1 .. .8.794 ANNEX Page 43 . .18. H: MV . H: MV . H: MV . you are identified. ..11... I will use rescue seat. I will use rescue basket.1 . H: MV .. operation finished.5. .. H: MV .18. H: MV .15 .1 .8.2 . what is your position. H: MV ....1 .. indicate landing area.18. . ..3 . indicate pick-up area... can I land on deck? V: Yes. .22 . V: Relative wind direction . H: MV .. .12.6.17..1 . keep wind on port bow. H: MV . . V: Making identification signals.11 ..14 . you cannot land on deck (yet).4 . ...10 ... what is your course and speed. V: Keeping wind on port quarter..17 . ..10..18. I am starting operation.. I am landing.5 . keep wind on starboard bow..21 . H: MV . H: MV .MSC/Circ.18 . .18.16 ..23 .17. . knots.. H: MV .1 .. H: MV . .19 .8 . . H: MV . . I am taking off..... . H: MV .. V: My course . speed .7 . minutes.. I will use rescue net.. knots. . V: Making identification signals by flags..18.20 .... keep wind on port quarter. degrees.8. V: Making identification signals by smoke (buoy).. . keep wind on starboard quarter. . H: MV .. ..2.15. H: MV .8..2 . V: Making identification signals by signalling lamp....1 . H: MV . I will use hoist.24 H: MV . .6 . H: MV .1 . H: MV . .. V: Pick-up area . . V: No. V: Keeping wind on starboard quarter... I will use rescue litter..14.. I will use rescue sling.17.16.1 .6 . V: You can land on deck in .12 .. V: I am ready to receive you. .1 . I will use double lift. you can land on deck. ..13.. degrees and .1 ..2 . H: MV ... .. do not fix hoist cable. V: Keeping wind on port bow.. H: MV . V: Keeping wind on starboard bow.. V: My position .5 .

2.794 ANNEX Page 44 III / 5...1 ....3 5.16. Full ahead.1 .1 . You will follow MV .. Ice-breaker assistance suspended until favourable weather conditions. I will not follow you..1 . Standing by on VHF channel . Stand by on VHF channel .3.1 .4 . Reversing my engine(s)...1 . Ice ....8.3.2. Your place in convoy is number ..10 .2 . Ice-breaker assistance resumed at .16 .9... metres/cables.1 . . I require ice-breaker assistance to . Increasing distance between vessels to ... Do not follow me.2. Engine(s) stopped.1 .2. .hours local time.5 .14 .1 . hours.. metres/cables.2.3 . Increase your speed. Reduce your speed..12.6 . . Proceeding along ice channel. metres/cables between vessels.6.. Going ahead and following you.2 5.7... Keeping lookout for sound and visual signals. Increase distance between vessels to . will follow me. ..2 ...(date and local time). I will follow MV . .11..3 . Reducing my speed. Stop engine(s).3. Keeping distance of .13..4.1 .hours local time /within .15.14.1 .. Ice-breaker assistance suspended after sunset.2.hours local time..1 .1 . Keep distance of .breaker request I am fast on ice in position .. .12 ...1 . Ice-breaker assistance suspended until... MV .. .2 .13 ..15 .11 .1 .) . Ice-breaker assistance available only up to latitude.hours local time.1 . Proceed along ice channel.. Reverse your engine(s)..2 .1 .breaker assistance for convoy (Ice-breaker commands applying to all the vessels in a convoy have to be immediately obeyed and confirmed consecutively by each vessel in turn.3. Keep lookout for sound and visual signals. metres/cables... Reduce distance between vessels to .7 .1 .. longitude.5.8 . My place in convoy number . this applies also for close coupled towing.MSC/Circ..9 . Ice-breaker assistance not available until .breaker operations Ice . MV . Full ahead.1 . .10.. Ice-breaker commands applying to a single vessel are confirmed only by that vessel.1 . . Ice-breaker assistance will arrive at . will follow you.2 Ice .. Go ahead and follow me.. metres/cables between vessels...17 Ice breaker assistance for convoy will start now / at .. Increasing my speed.3 .

19.3 .1 ..1 .8 . Switch on bow / stern search light Bow/stern search light switched on.8.1 .9 . Stand by for cutting manila lashing if required.1 III / 6 Reducing distance between vessels to . Towing line received on deck. I start to draw your bow into stern notch of ice-breaker. Heaving lines passed through hawse-pipes.2 .. Stand by for receiving towing line.9.breaker assistance in close coupled towing Stand by for close coupled towing.3 .3.18..1 . Lash together eyes of towing line with manila lashing. Stand by for let go towing line.17. Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Standard Phrases ( including Emergency Services and Allied Services) Application of Message Markers In order to especially facilitate shore-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication or radio communication in general or when one of the Standard Marine Communication Phrases will not fit the meaning desired. Proceed by yourself (to area . Keeping myself in centre-plan of ice-breaker. Anchors veered out under hawse-pipes.5.4. Pass heaving lines through hawse-pipes.2.6 .2.22.4 5. Standing by for let go towing line. Proceeding by myself (to area . Veer out your anchors under hawse-pipes.23. one of the following eight Message Markers may be used to increase the probability of the purpose of the message being properly understood.5 .22.1 .3 .3. I will stay where I am.20. will escort you.1 .19 .4 . Open water ahead.1 . Ice . Stay where you are.1 .22.1 . Standing by for close coupled towing.1 . Fasten towing line on towing bitts..1 . Receive towing line on deck..18 .22 . metres/cables.22.MSC/Circ. Eyes of towing line lashed with manila lashing. Keep yourself in centre-plan of ice-breaker. Ice-breaker .18 . .7 . Light ice condition ahead.)..). Towing line fastened on towing bitts.1 .6.1 .794 ANNEX Page 45 .1 ..1 .2 . Standing by for receiving towing line.1. Ice-breaker assistance for convoy finished..21 .21. Standing by for cutting manila lashing if required.

warning.( You must ) alter course." ADVICE Example: (ii) This indicates that the following message implies the intention of the sender to influence others by a Recommendation. e. also see other sections of PART III. Message Markers (i) INSTRUCTION This indicates that the following message implies the intention of the sender to influence others by a Regulation. Definite instructions on how to carry out these procedures may be found in the Seaspeak Training Manual (ISBN 0 08 031555 0). but should consider it very carefully. If used the message marker is to be spoken preceding the message or the corresponding part of the message. For further standardized VTS communications. Obstruction in fairway. Comment: This means that the sender.648(16) on general principles for ship reporting systems and ship reporting requirements. Consequences of a WARNING will be up to the recipient.g. "ADVICE. must have the full authority to send such a message." Example: (iii)WARNING This indicates that the following message implies the intention of the sender to inform others about danger.Station or a naval vessel. harmful substances and /or marine pollutants". (Advise you) stand by on VHF channel six nine. advice. One does not necessarily have to carry out the ADVICE. "INSTRUCTION." Example: .794 ANNEX Page 46 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 his/her qualified assessment of the situation. as laid down by the ITU Regulation. Comment: This means that any recipient of a WARNING should pay immediate attention to the danger mentioned. including guidelines for reporting incidents involving dangerous goods. The recipient has to follow this legally binding message unless s/he has contradictory safety reasons which then have to be reported to the sender. For VTS Standard Reporting Procedures see " IMO resolution A.MSC/Circ. "WARNING. Note: All of the following phrases must come as the culmination (message content) of a radio message exchange between two stations in the Maritime Mobile Service. or instruction and IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases should be used where practicable. a VTS . Comment: The decision whether to follow the ADVICE still stays with the recipient. The IMO VTS Guidelines recommend that in any message directed to a vessel it should be clear whether the message contains information.

MSC/Circ. My maximum draft seven metres. The recipient is expected to return an answer. tugs. situations. etc. "QUESTION. Where.794 ANNEX Page 47 (iv) INFORMATION This indicates that the following message is restricted to observed facts. Comment: The use of this marker is to signal: I want something to be arranged or provided. How are additionally used at the beginning of the question. I will reduce speed. Who. permission. etc. REQUEST must not be used involving navigation. "INFORMATION. Tanker stop in area Cod End Bank due to poor visibility.. Comment: This marker is preferably used for navigational and traffic information. Comment: Example: (vii) Note that an answer should not contain another question." QUESTION Example: (v) This indicates that the following message is of interrogative character." Example: . or to modify COLREGS. Why.( What is ) your draft?" ANSWER Example: (vi) This indicates that the following message is the reply to a previous answer. especially when interrogatives such as What. e. "INTENTION. Consequences of an INFORMATION will be up to the recipient.. etc. ship´s stores requirements. "ANSWER." REQUEST This indicates that the following message is asking for action from others with respect to the vessel. Comment: The use of this marker removes any doubt on whether a question is being asked or statement being made. (Please) supply bunkers." INTENTION Note: Example: (viii) This indicates that the following message informs others about immediate navigational action intended to be taken. Comment: The use of this message marker is logically restricted to messages announcing navigational actions by the vessel sending this message. "REQUEST..g.

3 . ..1 6.14.1.1 .2 . Do you have any list? .19. I am ready to get underway. "ANSWER"... What is your full speed? My full speed .1 ..1 ..22 What is your name. speed .11.20 .4. metres. What is your position? My position ...10. ? My ETD from . What is your freeboard? My freeboard ... I am not underway. metres. .18 . What is your destination? My destination .1 . From what direction are you approaching? I am approaching from . What was your last port of call? My last port of call ..11 ...1 . I am underway.. metres.1 .. ....14.14 . .1 .. Yes.8 ... .6.4 . knots.7 .. No.19 .. MV ..3 .. What is your ETA in position . Do you have any deficiencies/restrictions? No.1 .1 .7.. “INFORMATION” ) .794 ANNEX Page 48 III / 6. hours local time.2 ..6 . What is your cargo? My cargo . knots.1 ..MSC/Circ.5 .9.1 . .21 .18. Maximum permitted draft . ? My ETA . metres..1 . degrees..12 . call sign/identification? My name . .16.1.1 .15 . What is your maximum draft ? My maximum draft . What is your draft forward/aft? My draft forward/aft .1 Phrases for acquiring and providing data for a traffic image Acquiring and providing routine traffic data (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "QUESTION".1 . No..1 .1 . hampered by draft. I carry following dangerous goods: .13 ..9 .5..8..2.2 . metres. Do you carry any dangerous goods? Yes. What is your air draft? My air draft .. What is your present course and speed? My present course .17 . What is your flag state? My flag state .19..1 ..18.. . knots. What is your ETD from ...14..1 . hours local time.. ... I have no deficiencies/restrictions. kilogrammes/tonnes IMO Class .1 .2 . . What is your full manoeuvring speed? My full manoeuvring speed .. Are you underway? Yes.. I have following deficiencies/restrictions: .3... .12.10 .. ..1 .16 . I do not carry any dangerous goods. call sign/identification .13....15.17.

"ANSWER") Fire. does not require assistance.3 .9..1 .. Acquiring and providing distress traffic data (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Messages markers "WARNING".9 . on fire in engine-room..8. No.. dangerous goods on fire. on fire in accommodation.2 Yes.1 .7. MV .1. I am trimmed by the stern by . Are you trimmed by the head? Yes. fire under control. No person injured.. MV . . explosion .2 .1 . I have list to port/starboard of . requires fire pumps.. not under command. degrees. MV .. no power supply.2. No.1 .. requires medical assistance. MV .1 .8..8.2 . Is fire under control? Yes. I am on even keel. MV .. .2 .1 .6 .3.MSC/Circ. No....2 .2...1 . "QUESTION". I am not trimmed by the head.. I have no list.1 ..22. MV .3 .4 . MV ...22.. Are you on even keel? Yes. on fire in superstructure. I am not trimmed by the stern... "INTENTION".1 .24 . "INFORMATION". MV .24. . No. I am trimmed by the head. danger of explosion. REQUEST". No..1. What kind of assistance required? MV .2 ..5 . I am trimmed by the stern.23. MV .25..8.23 .1.4 . metres...2 .8. requires foam extinguishers. No. requires CO2 extinguishers. I am trimmed by the head by ..5 . dangerous goods not on fire.2 . No.2 . on fire in holds..3 .25.. requires fire fighting assistance.10 Vessel on fire (after explosion) in position .794 ANNEX Page 49 . metres.1 . No.2 . Is danger of explosion? Yes.1.7 ..3 6. Are dangerous goods on fire? Yes.3.9. MV .6 .4 ....2 .. MV . making water/sinking.25 .25.1. "ADVICE". requires .24.1 ...8.8 . MV ..2 . MV . Report injured persons. . fire not under control (fire spreading).. Number of injured persons/casualties: .7..23. no danger of explosion. Are you trimmed by the stern? Yes.

4 ...3 . MV . MV .. requires pumps. .. . .31.. MV .4 .34 .. MV .. ..15...21..... . MV . MV .12 ....14 .2 ... has collided with iceberg. .15. I will send pumps/divers. requires .....(name) light vessel.33 .21..19 . requires divers... MV ..... Flooding under control. requires escort...23... MV ..14..1 .. .(charted name)... ... requires .1 .. I cannot send . can repair damage.. MV . MV .. cannot proceed without assistance... MV ...13..32 ...18 ..35 MV ......2 .. MV . cannot control flooding. requires .1 . MV .. MV . MV ...14.. . MV ... Uncharted rocks in position . has leak below water line..4 ..31. requires . I will send . tugs.13 . has collided with unknown vessel/object. requires escort. MV .3 . making water.. MV .31.11 .26 . MV . under command. can control flooding.15 . MV .29 MV .. Grounding .. will jettison cargo to refloat... has major damage above/below water line.. MV . MV ..19. cannot stop leak..... will beach in position ..14.. MV .. MV .. MV . MV .31. MV .21.. requires pumps. MV .1 .17 .5 .28 . requires tugs.16 ...1 ..23 .. has collided with seamark . can only proceed at slow speed.... Risk of grounding at low water..21.25. has dangerous list.. requires .20 MV .794 ANNEX Page 50 Flooding .. Collision . requires assistance.. .. ..3 . in critical condition.. MV .. can stop leak.21.. has collided with .30 . cannot repair damage. MV . MV . has collided with MV.1 .. not under command..1 . requires escort.14.24 .2 . aground in position .... MV .31 . has collided with .21 .. aground in position .2 . can proceed without assistance.MSC/Circ.22 . MV .27 . MV .25 .1 . . MV ..

. MV .6 . must abandon vessel in position .46.43 MV . has problems with machinery..48. MV .40 .46.46.40.. .... MV ...3 ..... MV .1 .48. .. not under command in position .. MV . sinking after .. Abandoning vessel ....48. must abandon vessel after piracy/armed attack in position .. hours/at . has problems with . requires assistance. MV ....3 .. . adrift near position .. has problems with mass disease. MV ..44.. MV . Undesignated distress ..1 .. MV .. expects to reach you within .. .. in position ..1 . MV . must abandon vessel after explosion in position . UTC..44 .. sinking after grounding..36. must abandon vessel after ....40. MV . .. must abandon vessel after collision in position . knots to .42 .danger of capsizing . MV .2 . List decreasing.. ..48.41 ... has heavy list to port side/starboard side. sinking after explosion. MV .. Sinking . in danger of capsizing.. MV . .4 .. MV . .5 .... .44.36..37 . degrees.46. MV .40... ..... List increasing... requires tug assistance. .36 .. MV .. You must keep radio silence unless you have messages about distress.... has problems with navigation... MV . MV ... MV . drifting at . jettisoned cargo to stop listing.45 MV .39 MV ..MSC/Circ.2 . sinking in position . MV ..38 .. MV . sinking after flooding.. . . must abandon vessel after flooding in position .3 .4 . will beach in position .... MV .. MV ..49 MV .2 ..48. after collision.794 ANNEX Page 51 List ..... must abandon vessel after grounding in position . MV . proceeds to your assistance.1 ...48 . Disabled and adrift .. has problems.47 MV . requires .46. .. has problems with cargo.5 ...4 .2 ..1 ...46 .......40.48.2 ...

6 ...... kilometres/nautical miles from ..7 .1 Phrases for providing VTS services Information Service (These phrases are normally transmitted from the shore..( charted name of light/buoy) in position ...(full characteristics)..13 ..) Fog signal . Hazardous mine adrift in vicinity .....2. Dangerous wreck/obstruction located in position . Current meters/hydrographic instruments moored in position ..... ... U.. ..3 . ... (type) buoy.10 . .(full characteristics)......2 Unknown object(s) in position ...3 .16 .MSC/Circ.... temporarily discontinued. . kilometres/nautical miles in ... .. exclusion zone extending ... at .( charted name of light/buoy) in position ...( charted name of light/buoy) moved ..5 . Ice/iceberg(s) in position ...9 .( charted name of light/buoy) . temporarily changed to . missing.. at .15 ... damaged..1 Navigational Warnings (The following phrases should normally be preceded by the Message Marker “WARNING”) ..7 . (Note: Only for major fog signal stations. marked by .... . ... degrees to position .10 6. . /area around ..4 . .( charted name of light) in position ...wide berth requested. ..1.14 ..8 ... ... .. unlit... (date and time).. changed to .794 ANNEX Page 52 III / 6.6 .11 .. Pipeline leaking gas/oil in position .(full characteristics) re-established in position . ....(full characteristics) established in position . unreliable...(name/number) reported/established in position ..... wide berth requested. .. ... inoperative.) 6..( charted name of light/buoy) ..1 . off station. . Navigational Information (The following phrases should normally be preceded by the Message Markers "INFORMATION"...1.wide berth requested...( charted name of light/buoy) destroyed.N... "WARNING") .( charted name of light/buoy) in position ....1 .4 .9 ..( charted name of light/buoy) in position .. (date and time).( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... .( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... Uncharted reef/rock/shoal reported in position ..all vessels keep clear.2 . Navigation closed in area . Unlit derelict vessel adrift in vicinity .5 .( charted name of light/buoy) in position .( charted name of buoy) in position .2 6. . temporarily removed.. Platform . ..2 . No sufficient depth of water in position ..17 Oil slick in position . .. ..2..12 . .2..( charted name of light/buoy) in position .8 .

(date and time) to ...... in position . Wide berth requested.7 .......... (date and time). metres above low water.... Abnormally low tides expected in position .. It is . metres below high water.. (date and time)..... (date and time) to . hours.. Transshipment of . Tide falling. knots). It is .(positions) and ... . ... Tide rising.2...14 .11 .. at about .... hours...3 ..9 . metres below high water.. It is .1. .. metres in position ...MSC/Circ. Surface vessels in attendance. degrees. diverted. Salvage operations in position .. Cable/pipeline operations by. UTC/within .. Submarines operating in sea area around .. ... Wide berth requested.. not complying with traffic regulations.8 ..9 ... .2. Wide berth requested. Contact via VTS channel . /Traffic Lane .13 .2 ...15 6..(destination) on .12 .. .. It is ..navigate with caution. Routeing Information "INFORMATION") . /area . hours after low water. Wide berth requested. (. and speed .6 ...1 Gunnery/rocket firing/missile/torpedo/underwater ordnance exercises in area bounded by ...(date). Tide falling. and speed . It is . Tanker stop cancelled in area .(position) from .8 ..1 .. Route ... Wide berth requested.3 Traffic Information (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker "INFORMATION"..... Tide falling.. Vessel not under command in position .2 .... Route .. discontinued... in position ...2.(kind of cargo) in position . from .2 .3 .. speed . hours before high water.. due to poor visibility.. Wide berth requested..... UTC/within . hour before low water.. Contact via VHF channel .1..5 Route ... Tide slack.1... /Traffic Lane . Tide rising. metres above low water. area . Oil clearance operations near MT . . traffic lane on course . from ..6 ....... Seismic/hydrographic operations by . .4 .. .12 . suspended.. at about . Contact via VTS channel .10 .4 . Hydrographic Information (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker “INFORMATION") ... Hampered vessel in position ./Traffic Lane . It is .no more restrictions)..4 (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker .(part of departure) to ..7 . Tide falling..13 Abnormally high tides expected in position .5 . It is ..5 ...... Vessel crossing .. Tanker stop in area ... hours after high water.. (vessel)....3 6. Tide .1 .. from . Wide berth requested. (date and time) ..794 ANNEX Page 53 6. Vessel in position ... It is . Small fishing boats in area around . /along line joining . on course . Tide rising. Difficult tow from ... Tide rising. (date and time) to..(date and time) in position .11 .. "WARNING") .. metres above prediction. (date and time) to . ... (course .... .. (vessel) in vicinity .10 .. Present height of tide above datum ..

..2 ... knots...(date and time) to .. to force Beaufort . Electronic Navigational Aids Information (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker "INFORMATION"... hours. off air ....5 .. path ....18 ..1 .. knots in position ..6 Tide .. ...3 ..8 Warning : Tropical storm .(UTC) starting at . (compass points).(date and time) to . hours. Wind expected to increase in position ....1.. Sea/swell in position ... Cancel one hour after time of restoration.....14 .. DECCA .. metres/nautical miles in position .. Visibility in position . Tide setting in direction .. within next hours. Charted depth increased by .2 6. degrees.7 . knots in position . speed of advance . "WARNING) . metres from .... metres/nautical miles in position .11 . Wind backing and increasing/decreasing... Tidal stream ..8 .794 ANNEX Page 54 ..3 ...14 Position of tropical storm . metres due to winds/sea state .7 (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker "WARNING") .... Cancel one hour after time of restoration.2.(date and time).2 .19 ..(compass points).(name) centre in position .(compass points)...12 ... within next hours. ..1. Sea/swell expected to decrease within next . . within next hours. ...20 . LORAN station .. .. Meteorological Warnings 6.1. (name of station) in position ..(date and time) to . (date and time) to . No sufficient depth of water in position ...4 .1 . force Beaufort .(date and time). (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker "INFORMATION". A gale warning/storm warning was issued at . ....16 ........ (name) .4 GPS Satellite . Current . ...9 ..1 . (date and time). Visibility reduced by mist/fog/snow/dust/rain/ .... metres below prediction. to force Beaufort .15 . Visibility expected to decrease to . Icing expected/not expected to form in area around . .21 6. "WARNING") ...MSC/Circ.within next hours.10 ..6 .. Wind direction .2.. . Cancel one hour after time of restoration...... metres/nautical miles. Sufficient depth of water in position ..17 . Visibility expected to increase to .. Sea/swell expected to increase within next . Meteorological Information. Wind expected to decrease in position ..(identify chain and colour) off air from . from ... Wind veering and increasing/decreasing... Charted depth decreased by .13 . in position .. metres due to winds/sea state.....(UTC) .(name number master/slave) off air from ... (date and time).. RACON ..2..(name) unusulable from . .

Maximum winds of .794 ANNEX Page 55 6..kilometres/nautical miles of centre.2 ......12 .8..9...4 . millibars.3.2..11 .5 . Barometer rising (rapidly). UTC in area ....(compass points).... Wind in your position/in position . direction(s). metres.. Yes. What is atmospheric pressure in your position/in position .1 ......11. Is wind backing/veering? Wind backing/veering.1 .7. Further information on VHF channel ... . Winds at . What is visibility in position .. kilometres/nautical miles. . What wind direction and force is expected in my position/in position .(name)/tropical cyclone/tornado/ willywilly/typhoon .13.1 ....1 What is wind direction and force in your position/in position ..2 . millibars per hour.1 .(compass points) expected (within next hours)...2 .. metres from .1 . "ANSWER" ) . Barometer steady.. knots expected in safe/dangerous semicircle..2 .8. kilometres/nautical miles of centre...10 .1 . metres from .1.area) from direction .. Barometer dropping (rapidly)....5 . ..? Wind in your position/in position . sea state not expected to change (within next hours).1 ....(compass points) and force Beaufort . in my position/in position . millibars located in position . Is sea state expected to change (within next hours)? No.9 . What is sea state in your position/ in position .(compass points) at . knots expected in storm area... knots expected within radius of . backing /veering to.11.4 .. Present movement ....1. What is latest tropical storm warning? Latest tropical storm warning is as follows: (Standard tropical storm warning) Tropical storm warning at . hours.. Barometric change is .....MSC/Circ. ? Atmospheric pressure . ....13 . knots within radius of ..6 . millibars within last ...9.... expected from ...9 Meteorological Questions and Answers (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers “QUESTION".1 .3 .8 . Winds of .2 ..9.7 .? Barometric change .(met.3 . force Beaufort .1 .6..4.. UTC. What is barometric change in your position/in position . expected variable. knots.1 . Tsunami/abnormal wave expected by . Maximum winds of .... ? Height of sea/swell in my position/in position .8.3. sea/swell of .....5.. What maximum winds are expected in storm area? Maximum winds of .. force Beaufort ..? Wind direction . Seas over ./frequency .(compass points).(compass points)..1 . ? Visibility in position . UTC..3 .(name) with central pressure of .......8..... Hurricane .1 .8. What is latest gale warning? Latest gale warning is as follows: Gale warning.10..2. Is wind expected to increase/decrease? Wind expected to increase/decrease.

Is your radar working? Yes. . (NOTE: This message should only be used when the vessel has been positively identified) I cannot locate you on my radar screen.your position .1 .4 .2 .6 .. degrees.6 . ? Yes..1 ..1.14 .2.15 .5. degrees..11.5.. No. miles range scale..5 . "QUESTION".3..2 of this section) 6.10 ..4. Advise you change to larger range scale..MSC/Circ.2 .. ..11..1 .3.2 .. I have located you on my radar screen .10..11 . shore based radar assistance available.. .22 to 6..7 Is shore based radar assistance available? Yes.5...12. .2 . .5. degrees from ..12 . UTC..8 . I want navigational assistance to reach .14.3. Position obtained by .. No. ) . Position obtained by DECCA.1 .. begin and end (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "ADVICE".4 .23..1 . You are leaving my radar screen. shore based radar assistance not available. (name) VHF Channel ..1 .794 ANNEX Page 56 6. Advise you change to smaller range scale..9.9 . Do you want navigational assistance to reach .2 Navigational Assistance Service Shore based pilotage by Navigational Assistance Service: see phrases 6. I do not want navigational assistance. .3 . identification.5..5 .2 .1 . knots...1 Request. I have lost radar contact.1 .1 .2.1 . Change to radar .4.12.2.2 . kilometres/nautical miles.4. What is course to reach you? Course to reach me .1.3 ... speed .13 .. (name) VHF Channel . Position obtained by cross-bearing.1. What is your position? My position . Changing to radar . distance . degrees from .. What range scale are you using? I am using . How was your position obtained? Position obtained by GPS. radar working. Repeat your position for identification.. radar not working. "INFORMATION".3 .3. “REQUEST”.5.12. Position obtained by RADAR.. What is your present course and speed? My present course .. Position obtained by astronomical observation.1. No. "ANSWER". Shore based radar assistance available from . UTC to ..

.29 . You are on reference line of fairway. Vessel entering fairway at .13 .. metres/cables to starboard side of reference line . . You are approaching reference line of fairway.. You are passing ... degrees/. Your position distance ... Vessel on opposite course passing your port side...19 . ...3 ... "QUESTION".. metres/cables ahead. has reported at way point ..30 . Your position distance ... . metres/cables ahead of you on your port bow.. You will meet crossing traffic in position ... .. side of fairway. "ADVICE".16 . and reference line . Your position ...21 ...metres/cables ahead of you on your starboard bow.. distance . Vessel ahead of you obstructing your movements.8 . Your position distance ...33 .. Your position buoy number . MV ...2 .. .....34 You are entering . kilometres/nautical miles from . metres/cables to port side of reference line... MV ...28 ..1 ..794 ANNEX Page 57 6. Vessel ahead/astern/port/starboard of you turning/anchoring/increasing speed/decreasing speed/overtaking you/not under command. MV . positions should be given with reference to a prominent landmark or buoy.32 ..17 .. You are approaching starboard limit of fairway. "ANSWER".22 . .) ...) (NOTE: When possible.. Vessel on opposite course passing your starboard side. You are not on reference line of fairway. You are in middle of fairway.... Vessel leaving fairway at . .2. . .. You are getting closer to vessel ahead. following you will overtake you on your port side. "INFORMATION". Your position buoy number ..2 Position (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "WARNING". MV .. ahead of you on opposite course..15 .23 . .. MV . You are in centre of fairway.. metres/cables from intersection of reference line . and distance ..24 .2.25 .. You are approaching port limit of fairway. following you will overtake you on your starboard side. MV .4 .11 ...5 . metres/cables to starboard side of reference line. Your position .. Buoy . metres/cables to port side of reference line . You are on reference line.. You are on . metres/cables from intersection of reference line . and distance .6 ..... metres/cables from intersection of reference line . .12 .. distance .18 ... and reference line ..10 ..20 . distance . Vessel anchored ahead of you in position .27 . and reference line .7 .MSC/Circ.31 .26 ...14 ..9 .. .

) .. at .. degrees. Course to . Your track is diverging from reference line. Have you altered course? Yes.) .. "INFORMATION".10 .13 .15 . No.) Vessel ahead of you on same course . "heading" and "course made good".9 ...6 . Vessels are advised to avoid .5 Your track is parallel with reference line. I have not altered course .2.. You are running into danger.. . Do not arrive in position .18 . degrees.. Risk of collision. You are steering dangerous course.19 . You are running into danger. "QUESTION". Tide with you.3 6.2 . degrees.16 Traffic clearance required before entering .13 .9 .7 .. degrees in position .15 .3 .. .. Do not enter .. UTC.3 .8 ... "ANSWER"..12 ...17 . .new course . . forward planning .. degrees.2. Your track is converging to reference line... Traffic Organization Service Clearance.. What is your present course? My present course .. I have altered course . You may enter traffic lane/route in position .6 . Advise you make course of .4 . You are running into danger.... Tide against you... You may enter traffic lane/route ..11 .. degrees.2 . Vessels are advised to keep clear of . Bridge defective.1 . degrees.20 6. Submerged wreck ahead of you.14 .1 (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "WARNING". degrees. UTC. kilometres/nautical miles. after . Do not arrive in position .3.MSC/Circ..traffic clearance granted. UTC. UTC.16 .4 .11 .. bearing ... "ADVICE". before . Shallow water ahead of you..... UTC . Do not enter Traffic Lane.. Proceed to emergency anchorage.. Advise you alter course to . You are running into danger.. until ...8 .. You are running into danger. Risk of collision with vessel distance . .3 Course (The following phrases should normally be preceded by the Message Markers "WARNING".12 . (Note: The user of this phrase should be fully aware of the implications of words such as "track".794 ANNEX Page 58 6.....5 . Report at next way point/way point . "INFORMATION"..your berth is clear.14 .2. Do not pass Reporting Point . UTC.. You must arrive at way point . at .2. "ADVICE"... "INSTRUCTION"..10 . /at .1 . Advise you keep your present course. .my course . Fog bank ahead of you.

Are you dragging anchor? Yes... "ADVICE".3.. Anchoring prohibited.2 . I am not dragging anchor... "INFORMATION"..7 . Vessel turning/manoeuvring in position .18.. Your berth is not clear (until .3 .... Proceed to .. UTC.. . "QUESTION". You must anchor in different position. You will berth/dock at .) .9 . Your orders changed. . MV .6 . You must heave up anchor.. MV . You have permission to anchor until sufficient water...12 ..12..1 . Do not dredge anchor....8 .12 .2 6. .. You must anchor until pilot arrives. No.15 . for orders.1 . MV . will leave . UTC. You may enter at . berthing and departure (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "INSTRUCTION"..3 You must anchor at .4 ...10 .5 . . You may proceed at . MV . UTC .7 .19. UTC. "QUESTION".13 .. You have permission to anchor in position ... You are at anchor in wrong position.. I am not dredging anchor.. UTC.. "ANSWER"..1 . Are you dredging anchor? Yes.... I am dredging anchor. "ANSWER"...11 ..2 Anchoring (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "INSTRUCTION".13 .794 ANNEX Page 59 6. left . Your berth will be clear at .) .2.. UTC.6 . MV . at anchor in position .19..18.1 .3 .3.. No. MV ... will turn in position ... Do not anchor in position .9 ..14 . UTC). hours. You have permission to anchor until pilot arrives. leaving . UTC.. You are obstructing fairway.2 .17 .2.4 . "INFORMATION". . .5 ..18 . .10 . Berthing delayed by . You must anchor clear of fairway.15 Your orders are to berth on . entered fairway in position .. Arrival.14 . I am dragging anchor.. You have permission to anchor at . Advise you have your crew on stand by for weighing anchor when pilot embarks.2 .19 .. .8 ..MSC/Circ. You are obstructing other traffic. You have permission to anchor until tugs arrive. at ..11 . "ADVICE". .16 . .1 .

4 ...keep clear of fairway approach..18. Nets with buoys /without buoys in this area . Are you underway? Yes..17 ..3 . ..3. . . .. Vessels must avoid this area/area .2 . Stand by for giving assistance. "ADVICE". Collision in position .18.2 . MV . Advise you recover your fishing gear . According to my radar.2 .11 .MSC/Circ.19 .3.. No.. It is dangerous to remain in your present position. knots. prohibited.12 6. "INFORMATION".21 . UTC.make fast.7 . Pilot ordered for departing vessel for .8 . metres. Move ahead .. It is dangerous to alter course to starboard side. on fire in position. Enforcement (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "WARNING". your course does not comply with Rule 10 of International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. I am ready to get underway. Keep clear.5 According to my radar.12 . "INFORMATION". Get underway. You are not keeping to correct lane. Your actions will be reported to Authorities.3 . aground in position .2.) .... You are approaching prohibited fishing area.1 ..794 ANNEX Page 60 .4 .) .8 . Avoiding dangerous situations.1 . I am not underway. Move astern .6 . Large vessel leaving fairway.9 .7 . Vessels must keep clear of this are/area . MV . Vessels are advised to have all navigational instruments in operation before entering this area/area .20 .. providing safe movements (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "WARNING".16 . I am underway.11 . Fishing in area . "ADVICE".22 6. .navigate with caution.. Your navigation lights not visible.5 .10 . It is dangerous to alter course to port side. Fishing gear ahead of you. metres.. "INSTRUCTION". your course does not comply with International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. Your vessel in position .1 . "INSTRUCTION". Fairway speed .18 .. You are not complying with traffic regulations.9 .you are fishing in fairway..2.5 ..13 It is dangerous to anchor in your present position.6 .18... .10 ..4 Be ready to get underway.3 ..

You must wait for lock clearance at .42 . You must keep to . MV . does not agree to be overtaken..18 . approaching obscured area . Advise you alter course to port side. before getting underway.. You must wait for MV . . Canal and lock operations (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "INSTRUCTION". . Your present course too close to starboard limit of fairway. at .36 .23 ...44 .... to clear .3 ... Transit will begin at . must wait at . Risk of collision.. You must wait for MV . Risk of collision with vessel distance .17 .19 .. Your present course too close to vessel that you are overtaking...41 ... Fog bank ahead of you. You will join convoy ... You must stay clear of fairway. .6 Vessels must navigate with caution. Convoy . wishes to overtake on your port side .MSC/Circ. side of fairway line.43 .. .. Your present course too close to outbound vessel.5 .9 You must close up on vessel ahead of you.. You are running into danger. before entering fairway.. Shallow water ahead of you. to cross ahead of you.26 .. MV .25 . degrees...2.. bearing .27 . agrees to be overtaken.38 .. fairway/ .34 .2 .1 .37 . MV ... You must wait at ... UTC.. MV .. before leaving berth. Advise you pass north/south/east/west of departing/entering/anchored/disabled vessel.6 . ..33 . to clear .search and rescue in operation. You must wait for MV . "INFORMATION"..approaching vessels acknowledge....24 ...46 . You must wait for MV .794 ANNEX Page 61 .kilometres/ nautical miles. You must proceed by ... . Advise you stop engines. You are running into danger. until .45 ..21 .. You are proceeding at dangerous speed.48 6. You must keep to ....31 ..32 . Advise you keep clear of .15 . Advise you pass north/south/east/west of . mark..20 .. You must moor at .) .8 .3.16 .. MV . Submerged wreck ahead of you.. You are running into danger..47 .39 . Convoy .. Your present course too close to inbound vessel.35 . UTC. Do not cross fairway. . Bridge defective.. You are running into danger. UTC. wishes to overtake on your starboard side..22 . Your present course too close to port limit of fairway... You are running into danger. side of reference line. Your course deviating from reference line.. must moor at .. route..28 .14 . to clear ..7 . Advise you alter course to starboard side..40 .30 ... Do not overtake.29 .4 . You must drop back from vessel ahead of you.

degrees... You will enter canal/lock at .. distance .794 ANNEX Page 62 .. Working Frequency VHF Channel . pollution fighting) III / 6... ..2 .1 See phrases in section 6. local time... Convoy speed . . Transit speed .. kilometres/nautical miles from . Tug services suspended until ... My target. position . I am unable to take over this target. Please Confirm.. tug(s) aft.7 How many tugs do you require? I require . fire fighting.4 6. position . You must take . VTS this is ..... .. Your Target... Convoys/vessels will pass in area .... .2 Tug assistance (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "INSTRUCTION".13 .11 . Phrases for communication with Emergency Services and Allied Services Emergency Services (SAR.... position . . I confirm.. knots.1. . distance ..... "ADVICE".... VTS this is .. tug(s) fore and .1.12 ..1 .....5 . Tugs will meet you in position ..... You must take .. Phrases between adjacent VTS Handoff Procedures (Handing over to another VTS).(date and local time).....4.... . tug(s) according to Port Regulations. Wait for tug(s) in position ..2 "Acquiring and providing distress traffic data" 6.3 Your place in convoy is number . degrees. kilometres/nautical miles from .3 . VTS: MV ..(date) at .... tug(s).4 .6 ...1 .10 .. local time. (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker “INFORMATION") . degrees. kilometres/nautical miles from . Tug services resumed on. UTC. "QUESTION"..MSC/Circ.14 III / 6..2 ..1 .. at . ...3 . VTS: MV .. VTS this is . distance .4. . knots.. VTS: MV .) . "INFORMATION". "ANSWER". .

. Pilot Station due to . hours local time.2 . hours local time..5.I require pilot in position .11 ..25 You must take pilot . hours local time.. Follow pilot boat inward where pilot will embark.1 Pilotage Pilot Request (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "ADVICE".1 . Is pilot boat on station? Yes. pilot boat not on station. Pilot coming to you.2 .. "QUESTION".3 6.9.. I require pilot..1 .4. Pilotage at . .2..3.(name) Pilot Station suspended until .1 .MSC/Circ.1 .11.22 ...(Pilot Station) at .. What is your ETA at . I do not accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot. Take pilot near . No. Do you require pilot? Yes...19 .. hours local time. What is local time? Local time .2 ..3.1 .. You are allowed to proceed without pilot.24 . No. What is your present position? My position .6 . for pilot transfer..3 ..23..3 ...15 .1 . until .14 .13 . I require pilot at .) ... .(name) Pilot Station .I am holder of Pilotage Exemption Certificate (No.2. Pilot boat approaching your vessel.7.. .4.. I do not require pilot .(name) Pilot Station resumed. No.1 .794 ANNEX Page 63 6....1 . . I stay in position .17 ..18 .1 ..16.1 .. You are exempted from pilotage.9.. hours local time.. Keep pilot boat on port side.1 .. metres. .... (date and local time)..4.(name) Pilot Station in local time? My ETA at..2 . Stop in present position and wait for pilot. Pilot cannot embark at .).16 .2 .1 .10. "REQUEST".21 .9 ... Do you require pilot at . until pilot transfer completed.10 . kilometres/nautical miles. . Do you accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot ? Yes.23.6. Keep pilot boat on starboard side. Pilot boat on station at .. buoy).20 . Change to VHF channel .12 .8.10.(name) Pilot Station..pilotage compulsory.(name) Pilot Station .1 ..... "ANSWER" . hours.2 . When will pilot embark? Pilot will embark at . What is your distance from . I do not require pilot at ..(name) Pilot Station? My distance from . at .(name) Pilot Station? Yes. In what position can I take pilot? Take pilot at ..1 . What is your freeboard? My freeboard . Stand by on VHF channel .4 .(name) Pilot Station .9..2.. "INTENTION".23.. "INFORMATION".5 . You may navigate by yourself (or wait for pilot boat at ..4...8 .23 ..7 .. No. Pilotage at .. pilot boat on station. I accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot...

"QUESTION". Pilot ladder too far forward.32 ..3 . Stop engine until pilot boat is clear. Put ahead engine. Pilot ladder has loose steps.. Move pilot ladder .19 . "REQUEST".10 . Man ropes required. Put helm hard to port. Alter course to port. Make lee on your port side. metres above water. Keep sea on your starboard quarter.31 ... pilot boat cannot clear vessel.6 . Rig pilot ladder on starboard side . Have heaving line ready at pilot ladder.. Rig pilot ladder on port side .35 . Make boarding speed of . Move pilot ladder clear of discharge.4.16 .Regulations. . You must rig another pilot ladder.794 ANNEX Page 64 6.28 .23 .12 . Steer .25 . Vessel not suited for pilot ladder.37 Stand by pilot ladder.24 .33 . knots. metres aft. Pilot ladder has spreaders too short. "ANSWER" . "INFORMATION".8 .18 .11 ..2 .26 . "INTENTION".36 . Rig accommodation ladder in combination with pilot ladder.22 .3. metres above water.17 . Rig pilot ladder alongside hoist..21 .7 . Keep sea on your port quarter. Pilot ladder too far aft. Boarding arrangements do not comply with SOLAS .. Move pilot ladder . Make lee on your starboard side. metres forward..MSC/Circ.. Put lights on at pilot ladder.14 . Pilot ladder has broken spreaders. Put astern engine. Pilot ladder unsafe.1 . pilot boat cannot clear vessel. degrees to make lee.5 .2 Embarking/disembarking Pilot (The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers "ADVICE".27 .13 .4 .30 ..) . Pilot ladder has broken steps. Alter course to starboard.20 ..34 . Man ropes not required.15 . Put helm hard to starboard. Embarkation not possible. Correct list of vessel.9 .29 .

. Rudder to be held fully over to port. . 23. Starboard five 9. Reduce mount of rudder to 100 and hold Reduce amount of rudder to 150 and hold. Port five 3. The helmsman should report immediately if the vessel does not answer the wheel..starboard 14. Port ten 4. When there is concern that the helmsman is inattentives s/he should be questioned: "What is your course?" And s/he should respond: "My course ." ORDER 1. 22. 200 of port rudder to be held. the helmsman is to call out: "Steady on . Keep buoy/ mark/ beacon/ . 100 of starboard rudder to be held. Steer a steady course on the compass heading indicated at the time of the order. on port side." 20. Port twenty 6. on starboard side. Reduce swing as rapidly as possible. 50 of port rudder to be held. Midships 2. Port fifteen 5. Starboard ten 10. Reduce amount of rudder to 200 and hold.. 50 of starboard rudder to be held. Starboard twenty 12.MSC/Circ. Steady as she goes MEANING Rudder to be held in the fore and aft position. When the ship is steady on that heading.. Starboard twenty-five 13. degrees. Ease to five 15.794 ANNEX Page 65 PART IV Chapter A: IV-A/ 1 ON-BOARD COMMUNICATION PHRASES Operative Shiphandling 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.. Keep buoy/ mark/ beacon/ . Hard-a. The helmsman is to repeat the order and call out the compass heading on receiving the order. Port twenty-five 7. Hard -a-port 8. Finished with wheel. 150 of port rudder to be held. 250 of port rudder to be held. 250 of starboard rudder to be held. Steady 19. Ease to fifteen 17. Rudder to be held fully over to starboard. 100 of port rudder to be held. 21.. Starboard fifteen 11. Ease to twenty 18. All wheel orders should be held until countermanded. Ease to ten 16. 200 of starboard rudder to be held. Reduce amount of rudder to 50 and hold. 150 of starboard rudder to be held.. Report if she does not answer wheel..

except that the words "Stop all engines" should be used. Slow astern 8. "Full ahead both".. the helmsman is to call out: "Steady on one eight two"..) In vessels fitted with twin propellers. Dead slow astern 7. when appropriate. When the vessel is steady on the course ordered. "Half astern port".. Emergency full ahead 11. this should be indicated. for example: ORDER "Port. the helmsman should repeat it and bring the vessel round steadily to the course ordered. . Slow ahead 4. the direction in which s/he wants the wheel turned should be stated followed by each numeral being said separately. and "Slow astern both". etc..MSC/Circ. The person giving the order should acknowledge the helmsman's reply. IV-A/ 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. Full astern 10.. the word "both" should be added to all orders affecting both shafts. The person giving the order should acknowledge the helmsman's reply. i. Half astern 9.e. If it is desired to steer on a selected mark the helmsman should be ordered to: "Steer on . mark/ . beacon". steer zero eight two" "Port.. ORDER 1. When required to manoeuvre twin propellers independently. Full ahead 2. for example. e. Dead slow ahead 5. including zero.794 ANNEX Page 66 When the officer of the watch requires a course to be steered by compass.g. steer three zero five" COURSE TO BE STEERED 1820 0820 3050 On receipt of an order to steer. Stop engine(s) 6. steer one eight two" "Starboard. Half ahead 3. "Full ahead starboard".) 13. Stand by engine (Engine-room personnel fully ready to manoeuvre and bridge manned to relay engine orders. Finished with engine(s) (Movement of engine(s) no longer required. buoy/ . Emergency full astern 12. 1820.

Making . .13 .5 . Stern thrust full/half to starboard side. Present position .1 3..6 ..10. Bow thrust full/half to starboard side.. .11 ...1 .(charted name) .3 .. degrees plus/minus.. distance .(charted name) on port side/ starboard side....11. .1 Briefing on position... degrees east/west. knots... Bow thrust full /half to port side. degrees. Speed through water ..9 .. . 18.. Magnetic compass course .1 ..MSC/Circ.12 ..2 .1 . Stern thrust full /half to port side...13. .. Present position buoy .. kilometres/ nautical miles ahead...8 Position Present position latitude . . Approaching buoy .1 ... 16. 3.6 . hours. Leaving area . degrees leeway... degrees.2 ...1 .. . Buoy . Present position DECCA .. .. . Speed over ground .7 . Passing buoy . 4. Present position bearing . Gyro compass error . Entering area .1 .2 . . Passed buoy .... Gyro compass course ...1 .1 .(charted name) on port side/starboard side.. degrees. Left area . . degrees..1. the following orders are used: 14.. Next chart within ...1.5 .3 ... .. . Magnetic compass error .. . and.10 .. 17.. Course board written up. Next way point/ reporting point/ .... Bow /stern thrust stop IV-A/ 3 Handover of watchkeeping responsibilities IV-A/ 3.(charted name). .1 . . .... Movements True course . 2.. Present position way point/ reporting point . ETA at .794 ANNEX Page 67 Where bow thrusters are used..12.4 . . ... degrees.8 ... kilometres/nautical miles... Entered area . Set and drift .. UTC/local time. movement and draft 3. 15. longitude ...4 ....(charted name) on port side/ starboard side. Present position between .7 ...

. metres.. miles.6 Vessel ahead/astern on same course.. DECCA not in operation.3 Draft Draft forward/ aft ..6 Vessel will pass . . 2.. 4. metres.4 ..2 Vessel has given way. 4.1 . 3..2 Vessel on opposite course.7 Bearing to vessel in .1 . 4. Maximum draft . 5.5 Vessel needs not give way. . . kilometres/nautical miles ahead.1 .1 Starboard side radar at . GPS not in operation.. .1 . degrees constant. LORAN in operation. . 2 Briefing on traffic situation in the area ..3 Vessel has not given way yet.1 .1 We need not give way... 5. . Radar relative north-up. .. 5. IV-A/ 3.3 .2 We will stand on. kilometres/nautical miles astern.4 We have altered course to give way. metres..1 Call Master if .. . 4. 5. 10No dangerous targets on radar .1 Vessel will give way. 9. Underkeel clearance .5 Vessel will pass .4 . LORAN not in operation. 4. miles range scale. .3 We will alter course to give way.2 . 10. 5. . 4.3 .. Port side radar at .5 Vessel crossing from starboard side. .2 .9 Fishing boats in area. GPS in operation.3 Briefing on navigational aids and equipment status . 1.. .MSC/Circ.1 Vessel overtaking on port side/starboard side. . 5. 11.1 .1 .. 2. . . .. . Radar true-motion course-up. . 2.1 Attention. Dangerous targets on radar . . Radar true-motion north-up.3 .. 2. .2 . 5. .1.. .3 Vessel passing on port side/starboard side. DECCA in operation..4 Vessel standing on..5 . in area. Radar relative head-up.8 Heavy traffic in area. miles range scale. . 11Call Master if any vessel pass with CPA of less than . IV-A/ 3. . .4 Vessel crossing from port side.7 I will complete manoeuvre. Radar relative course-up. . 5.794 ANNEX Page 68 3.. .

.8 INMARSAT . at .2 . 1. metres range scale.. Automatic fog signal switched on... hours. VHF channel .12. Wind decreased within last .1 .2 .3 . Wind .4 .1 .8 .. (compass points) to .. ..8 ..5 Briefing on meteorological conditions .1 . Pilot station requires . .. metres from . Pilot station requires gross tonnage.12. Changed to manual steering (at ..1 . Pilot station requires length overall. Shore based radar assistance/VTS on VHF channel ... Sea state expected to change (within .3 . DSC controller switched on.3 . Pilot station requires flag state. 6. UTC/local time). Visibility reduced by mist. degrees.5 . Sea/swell of . Echo sounder recordings unreliable..6 ...12.12... Direction of (tidal) current will change in .3 ...4 .5 .6 . Wind changed from .6 .1 . Pilot station requires information. IV-A/ 3.11 ..6 .. 8.MSC/Circ.8 .1 Echo sounder at . 4. . (compass points).. hours. 2. (compass points) force .(type of system) not operational..1 . Visibility reduced by rain... 8....kilometres/ nautical miles.. Strong (tidal) current setting ..12.1 ..4 Briefing on radiocommunications . hours. Visibility reduced by fog.7 .1 .5 Weak (tidal) current setting .. Portable VHF on channel 15/17. in area. Pilot station requires draft.2 . 8.7 . switched on.. UTC/ local time.5 ........(type of system) operational.. DSC frequency 2187. hours). hours). (dual watch). Pilot station requires ETA at . Following received on .4 .1 . 4.. Visibility reduced by snow.. UTC/local time. Changed to automatic steering (at . 1. Tsunami/ abnormal wave expected by .2 . 8.12. Visibility reduced by dust... Pilot station requires kind of cargo... NAVTEX switched on. . IV-A/ 3...3 .12.. Port side VHF on channel .. 1. 4. Pilot station requires call sign/ identification.... Navigation lights switched off.5 kHz is switched on..794 ANNEX Page 69 .. Starboard side VHF on channel .. Pilot station on VHF channel . . Fog/mist/dust/rain/snow/ .9 .2 .(compass points) expected (within . INMARSAT . .4 .7 .. degrees. VHF DSC channel 70 switched on.10 . Wind increased within last . UTC/local time). 7.2 .12 . 8.12.... Visibility .. 8.1 ..7 . Navigation lights switched on.... (dual watch)..

5 Engine alarm at . at .. UTC/local time. Sign standing orders. . 1994) . Standing orders for area .10. please explain. Visibility expected to decrease to .. Bridge Watchkeeping ...... I understand standing orders. IV-A/ 3.4 .3 . hours).. Latest security patrol was at ..7 Briefing on special events (also see PART III.4 . kilometres/ nautical miles (within . Tropical storm warning for area ... Speed reduced at .. 8.. Visibility expected to increase to ... . UTC/local time due to .9 ..2 . Engine(s)stopped at . UTC/local time due to .794 ANNEX Page 70 . Barometer steady.6 . 6..1 .. : .1. IV-A/ 3.. UTC/local time.. hours)..6 . 5..2 .. 4. Barometric change .. Gale warning for area ... Latest fire patrol was at .1 Visibility reduced by .10.. UTC/local time: ..4 . UTC/local time in position .1 ....1.. Course altered at ...7 .. Read standing orders. at .. UTC/local time due to .. Safety communications) .. and .1 .. Barometer dropping (rapidly).. Barometer rising (rapidly).8 . Next weather report at .11 . I do not understand. 6. millibars. Barometric change . No. .. hours).3 .5 .1 ...... Call Master at . . . UTC/local time.8 .. 6.11.A Practical Guide. .2 . UTC/local time.... hours. Take notice of changes in standing orders.7 . to .9 Standing orders for period from .. UTC/local time due to .. Following stated: .. millibars within last .. kilometres/ nautical miles (within .... 6.6 Briefing on standing orders and bridge organization (for details also see: The Nautical Institute.... millibars per hour.. London.10.. Lookout standing by....10..10 .. Following requires attention: .1 .9 . Following measures taken: ... 8..3 . .1. UTC/local time due to ... Visibility expected variable between .. 6. . 4.3 .10. Everything in order....MSC/Circ.. . Master/Chief Engineer called at ..2 ..1...1 . Helmsman standing by.... 8.5 .1 . 8. Atmospheric pressure .. UTC/local time.4 .. Do you understand standing orders? Yes...2 ..kilometres/ nautical miles (within .

.. minutes before arrival at approach/at . 2.. Filling (no.1 ...) .. 4..) .. temperature above normal. 6.. kiloponds/bars.. .. pressure critical...1 .) . tanks(s)..2 . 4.2 .) .. temperature below normal. kilowatts. Briefing on operation of main engine and auxiliary equipment (also see 3.... No problems with . temperature critical.. centimetres.(equipment) temperature . ... .1 .) . (present) output of auxiliary engine(s) .. double bottom tank(s).... Discharging (no. Require further generator to operate additional pump(s). Problems with ..MSC/Circ. .3 .1 . Sounding of no . tanks(s).. UTC/local time.9 . 3. .1 . Problems with auxiliary engine(s)..... 3. ..2 .. 2.. per minute. .4 .1 .) .) .....3 . Sounding of ..) .. double bottom tank(s)...) . ..1 . Filled (no. Call watch engineer (if problems continue). Problems with main engine(s). IV-A/ 3. metres/ cubic metres. 4. 6. Discharged (no. . tank(s). 3. tank(s)..1 . 2. Ballast/fresh water/fuel/ oil/slop sounding .3 .3 . Transferring fuel/ballast/ fresh water/ oil from (no. .794 ANNEX Page 71 IV-A/ 3. Discharging (no. degrees (centigrade)..10 Briefing on pumping of fuel. Problems with machinery.1 .6 ..3 IV-A/ 3.4 . Transferred fuel/ballast/ fresh water/ oil from (no. 1. 4.(equipment) pressure . tanks(s). double bottom tank(s). degrees. .8) (present) revolutions of main engine(s) .3 . (present) pitch of propeller(s) .) .... tanks(s)..7 No pumping at present. pressures and soundings .1 .2 ...2 . Discharged (no.... 2.2 .) . . pressure below normal... Filling (no.. cargo hold . ballast water.. 1..5 . etc. 3. cargo tank ..3 .. kilowatts.8 Briefing on temperatures.1 ... metres/ cubic metres. Sounding of no .) . tank(s) to (no..2 .5 .1 ... double bottom tank(s).6 .. 5. 2..1 . pressure above normal.1 . (present) output of main engine(s) .. tank(s) to (no. Call watch engineer .. 1.... . Filled (no.

2 . (present) stability good.1 . list and stability Vessel on even keel (at present).. 2. tank(s) to (no.1 . . (The officer of the watch should confirm and say:) You now have the conn... metres down by the head /by the stern (at present).2. UTC/local time. We must transfer fuel/ ballast/ fresh water/ oil from (no.1 ... at . to ..6 . .3 . 3.. 2. ..1 ... tank(s) to (no.. (present) list . IV-A/ 3. hold(s) to correct list. 3.) ....... Call Master/ Chief engineer if revolutions of main engine(s) below . hold(s) to correct list. We must restow cargo in (no.12 Briefing on record keeping ..1 . UTC/local time. to .1 .... 3.. to ... 1. (The Master when called to the bridge and taking over the conn from the officer of the watch.) . to ...1.1 ......794 ANNEX Page 72 IV-A/ 3. per minute. Note book entries will be copied (into the log books/ record books) after watch. UTC/local time..13 Handing and taking over the watch or the conn . Total blackout (at ..2 (The Master or an officer handing over the watch should say:) You now have the watch. 5...(at . UTC/local time). from .. 3..1 IV-A/ 4 . from . (present) stability poor. double bottom tank(s) filled to improve stability.) .. Breakdown of . 1. tank(s) to correct list....3 .2 ..) . Breakdown of main engine(s) from . Cargo restowed in (no.1 . Vessel .5 .. Refill toner/ ink of data logger/ echo sounder/ .1 . UTC/local time due to . 2... recorder. 2. to. 2. 6. 3..1 Log books/record books completed and signed....2 . 4..1 ....2 .4 . UTC/local time due to .. 2.. Total blackout from . IV-A/ 3. 1.1 Breakdown of main engine(s) (at . UTC/local time) Breakdown of .. Speed reduced (at ..1 .1 . . Trim.. Blackout in .. .. UTC/local time.. Main engine(s) stopped .1 . Change paper of data logger/ echo sounder/ .) . Deck cargo restowed to correct list.2 . tank(s) to correct list. UTC/local time) . UTC/local time) due to ..1 .5 ..4. (The relieving officer should confirm and say:) I now have the watch.. Call Master/ Chief engineer/ watch engineer if ... 2.2 .. Fuel/ ballast/ fresh water/ oil transferred from (no.4 .. .. Speed reduced from . recorder .. UTC/local time). Blackout in ..MSC/Circ. (at .3 .. Main engine(s) stopped from . No list (at present). should say:) I now have the conn........) . degrees to port side/ starboard side. 2..11 Briefing on special machinery events and repairs .1 ...3 . UTC/local time due to .) . to . (no.

room manned. 4. tank(s) to (no..4 . minutes to change engine (from ahead to astern). extra power not available. No.7 . 6. We must restow cargo on deck to improve stability.1 ..) . 3...794 ANNEX Page 73 .1 . Pilot on the bridge Propulsion system Is engine diesel or turbine? Engine is diesel. Do you have bow thruster or stern thruster? We have bow thruster.13 ..1 .1. hold(s).. Is extra power available in emergency? Yes. 3..3 . How long does it take to start engine from stopped? It takes .. . 5. Cargo restowed in (no.) . We must transfer fuel/ ballast/ fresh water/ oil from (no.13.1 .4 . Engine on bridge control. 9. 3.1 . kiloWatts. Do twin propellers turn inward or outward when going ahead..7 ..1 . 3..2 .1 .2 .hand propeller? We have right ..1 .11 . Do you have right .2 .5 .2 .1 ..1 . to improve stability.9 . How long does it take to change engine from ahead to astern? It takes .6 . What is maximum manoeuvring power ahead? Maximum manoeuvring power ahead . tank(s) to improve stability..2 . 1. 3. 3.1 . 5.8 IV-A/ 5 IV-A/ 5..5. . extra power available. Cargo restowed on deck to improve stability. Twin propellers turn inward (when going ahead).1 . We have fixed pitch propeller.2 ...12 . 8. 7..13.) .5 . What is maximum manoeuvring power astern? Maximum manoeuvring power astern . We have no thrusters.1 ..12. 9.hand propeller.6 ..1 . 3. Containers restowed from . 9. Do you have single propeller or twin propellers? We have single propeller. 3. to . Do you have controllable or fixed pitch propeller? We have controllable pitch propeller.) . to improve stability.. 7.hand or left . kiloWatts.11.hand propeller. 8.6. hold(s) to improve stability.1 . tank(s) to improve stability.room manned or is engine on bridge control? Engine ..) ..1 .... 2. 3. 1..10. We must restow containers from . We have twin propellers. seconds to start engine (from stopped).3 .MSC/Circ. What are maximum revolutions ahead/astern? Maximum revolutions ahead/astern ...10 . Twin propellers turn outward (when going ahead). 2. Engine is turbine.2 Fuel/ ballast/ fresh water/ oil transferred from (no.2 .8 .. We have stern thruster. Is engine .) . We must restow cargo in (no.2 . to . tank(s) to (no. We have left . 6.3 .

. Give . 7.. How long does it take from hard-a-port to hard-a-starboard? It takes .4 .2 . we have automatic pilot. Change radar to .. 4.15 .. What is full sea speed? Full sea speed . metres.. Change radar to relative head-up. What is diameter of turning circle? Diameter of turning circle . 4.1 Manoeuvring I require pilot card/ manoeuvring data.2 4. minutes notice required (to reduce from full sea speed to manoeuvring speed).1 . Do you have automatic pilot? Yes. Where is whistle control. knots. No.1 .. long blast(s) (on whistle). helmsman does not understand English.1 .7 .. radar has no blind sectors..1 . No. 1. turning effect of propeller not very strong.. IV-A/ 5.8 .1 .2 .3 . 5.. radar has blind sectors from .1 . knots.. 2.6 .. to ..4 Is radar operational? Yes. turning effect of propeller very strong..11...2 .2 .. knots. we have no automatic pilot.1 . minutes (from hard-a-port to hard-a-starboard).794 ANNEX Page 74 IV-A/ 5.9 . Fairway speed .3 .10.1 .. 9.2 .3 Radar .1 ... Whistle control on .1 .. What is advance and transfer distance in crash-stop? Advance ...15. radar operational.1 .10 ..2 .. 8. 8. Stand by lookout. Give .12 . 6. 4.. degrees. Change radar to relative north-up.14 . miles range scale..13. 3. .3 . What is (manoeuvring) speed at full/ half/ slow/ dead slow ahead? Manoeuvring speed at full/ half/ slow/ dead slow ahead ..13 . kilometres/ nautical miles. helmsman understands English. transfer distance ..2 .MSC/Circ.. 2.1 . 9. Helmsman understands wheel orders.1 . 5... to . radar not operational.. Change radar to true-motion course-up. Maintain speed of . 1. degrees (in crash-stop). 4.4 . No.3 . Change radar to relative course-up Change radar to true-motion north-up.11 . short blast(s) (on whistle). Is turning effect of propeller very strong? Yes. 6.5 . knots. Does helmsman understand English? Yes.2 . No.1 . Lookout standing by.1 . No.. Has radar any blind sectors? Yes.1 .2 . degrees and from . 2. Whistle control on console. What notice is required to reduce from full sea speed to manoeuvring speed? .. 9.

1 . We are going to anchorage.15. Draft forward .12.MSC/Circ.1 Yes.. shackles in water.2 .2 . 2.4 .2 No.. 2.1 .5.1 .3 .. degrees.1..3 . Pay out cable(s). minutes. .2 No. 8. shackle(s) and dredge it/ them. We will let go port/starboard/both anchor(s).13 Switch on anchor light(s).15 Check anchor position by bearings. Put . 9. Check the cable(s).1 Check anchor position by .. Put .. . ... not brought up (yet).11.14. Put . metres. Walk out anchor(s) Anchor(s) walked out..1 . . .7 . .. brought up in position ..1 Yes.6 . 1.2 Check anchor position every .12..1 Anchor position bearing . anchor(s) holding.1 Anchor ball hoisted...1 . kilometres/nautical miles. .1 .11 Is/are anchor(s)holding..794 ANNEX Page 75 IV-A/ 5. metres..) IV-A/ 5.2 .2 ... 1.1 What is (present) draft? Maximum draft .11. 1. (Note: When necessary it must be specified whether salt or fresh water draft is given. . Walk back port/ starboard/ both anchor(s) one/ one and a half shackle(s). We will let go port/ starboard/ both anchor(s) .. . . Port/starboard/both anchor(s) standing by for let go.8 .9 .1 . metres.5 . .. Hold on port/ starboard/ both cable(s). Port/starboard/both anchor(s) is/are let go. How is cable leading? Cable(s) leading ahead/ astern/ to port/ to starboard/ round the bow up and down. metres.1 Anchor light(s) switched on. ..13. Let go port/ starboard/ both anchor(s).1 .. What is air draft? Air draft .15.14 Hoist anchor ball..10 . 5.2 .4 Draft and air draft . . distance .1 . anchor(s) not holding.10.15. shackles on deck. 9. 5.5 Anchoring 5.. 1. shackles in pipe. . . . Draft aft .1 Going to anchor Stand by port/starboard/both anchor(s) for let go....12 Are you brought up? .

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Leaving the anchorage How much cable is out? ... shackle(s) out. Stand by for heaving up. Standing by for heaving up. Put windlass in gear. Windlass in gear. How is cable leading? Cable(s) leading ahead/ astern/ to port/ to starboard/ round the bow/ up and down . Heave up port/ starboard/ both cable(s). Heaving up port/starboard/ both cable(s). How much weight is on cable? Much weight on cable. Too much weight on cable. No weight on cable. Stop heaving. Heaving stopped. How many shackles are left (to come in)? ... shackles left (to come in). Attention! Turn in cable(s). Anchor(s) aweigh/clear off bottom. Cables clear. Anchor(s) clear of water. Anchor(s) home. Anchor(s) foul. Anchor(s) secured.

IV-A/ 5.6 Tug assistance .1 .2 .3 . 3.1 .4 . 4.1 .5 . 5.1 . 5.2 . 5.3 . 5.4 .6 .7 .8 . 8.1 .9 . 10 . 10.1 . 10.2 . 10.3 . 10.4 We will take ... tug(s). Tug(s)will pull/push. We take lines of vessel. We take line(s) of tug(s). Stand by for making fast tug(s). Standing by for making fast tug(s). Use centre/panama lead. Use fairlead on port side/starboard side. Use fairlead amidships. Use fairlead on port bow/starboard bow. Use fairlead on port/starboard quarter. Send heaving line to tug. Send two towing lines to tug. Lower towing line(s) to tug. Lower towing line(s) ... metre(s) from water. Slack away towing line(s). Make fast tug(s). Make fast tug(s) forward. Make fast tug(s) on port bow. Make fast tug(s) on starboard bow. Make fast ... tug(s) aft.

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Make fast ... tug(s) on port quarter. Make fast ... tug(s) on starboard quarter. Make fast forward tug(s) alongside on port side/starboard side. Make fast aft tug(s) alongside on the port side/starboard side. Make fast ... tug(s) on each bow. Make fast ... tug(s) on each quarter. Put eyes of towing lines on bitts. Tug(s) fast (on ... ). Keep well clear of towing line(s). Stand by for let go tug(s). Standing by for let go tug(s). Let go tug(s). Tug(s) is/are let go. Towing line broken.

IV-A/ 5.7 Berthing and unberthing 5.7.1 .1 . 1.1 . 1.2 . 1.3 .2 . 2.1 .3 . 3.1 . 3.2 .4 5.7.2 .1 . 1.1 .2 . 2.1 . 2.2 .3 . 3.1 . 3.2 .4 . 4.1 . 4.2 .5 .6 .7 .8 . 8.1 . 8.2 .9 . 10 . 11 General Is propeller clear? Yes, propeller clear. No, propeller not clear. Keep propeller clear. Stop propeller. Propeller stopped. Are fenders on berth. Yes, fenders on berth. No, no fenders on berth. Have fenders ready fore and aft. Berthing We will berth port side alongside. We will berth starboard side alongside. We will moor to buoy(s) ahead and astern. We will moor alongside. We will moor to dolphins. Send out head/ stern/ breast lines. Send out ... spring(s) forward. Send out ... spring(s) aft. Do you have tension winches? Yes, we have tension winches (forward and aft). No, we have no tension winches. Have heaving lines ready forward and aft. Send heaving/ head/ stern/ breast line ashore. The linesmen will use shackles/ lashings for securing mooring. Use centre/ panama lead . Use bow lead. Use port quarter/starboard quarter lead. Heave on ... line(s)/ ... spring(s).. Pick up slack on ... line(s)/ ... spring(s).. Heave away.

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Stop heaving. Slack away... line(s)/ ... spring(s).. Stop slacking ... line(s)/ .. spring(s).. Hold on ... line(s)/ ... spring(s). Heave in easy. Heave alongside. Keep lines tight. Report forward/aft distance to ... . Forward/aft distance to ... ... metres. We have to move ... metres ahead/astern. We are in position. Make fast fore and aft. Fast forward. Fast aft. Unberthing Stand by engine(s). Engine(s) standing by. Are you ready to get underway? Yes, ready (to get underway). No, not ready (yet) ( to get underway). Ready to get underway in ... minutes. Stand by for let go. Standing by for let go. Single up ... lines and ... springs fore and aft. Slack away head/stern/breast line. Slack away fore/aft spring. Hold on head/ stern/ breast line. Hold on fore/aft spring. Heave on head/ stern/breast line. Heave on fore/aft spring. Let go everything forward/aft. Let go head/stern/breast line. Let go fore/aft spring. Let go tug line. ... is/are let go. Stand by bow anchor(s). Bow anchor(s) standing by.

IV-B/ 1. . There is no immediate danger to crew.6. . .1 Raising alarm .3. .. .2 This is your Captain speaking. Master / Chief engineer / ..1 .3 . distress alert /MAYDAY acknowledged by .3.3.3.. SECURITE/ PAN-PAN/distress alert/MAYDAY transmitted. .. I have another announcement: The fire/ flooding is not under control yet. ..1 .2 ..3 . Inform Master / Chief engineer /. .5 All crew members to assembly stations..4.5. We have grounded / a minor flooding / a minor fire in .1 ..2.3..1 Take your emergency equipment with you according to muster list. . Assistance requested from . . passengers or vessel . informed. Transmit SECURITE/PAN-PAN /distress alert/ MAYDAY and report..1 Repeat distress alert. .4. Assistance offered by .2 Make following announcement (on PA . . Inform ..there is no danger at this time. coast radio station / vessels in vicinity informed.6 . .3.2.3. coast radio station/RCC/vessel(s) in vicinity. Was distress alert/MAYDAY acknowledged? Yes.2..1 .2 Watchkeepers remain at stations until further order.4. Leave the engine room / superstructure / your stations / your cabins / .MSC/Circ.and there is no reason to be alarmed.6 The fire / flooding is under control..2. Assistance accepted from .2.5 Fire parties / damage control teams are fighting the fire / flooding..2 No..3. . .2.. .2..2 Briefing crew and passengers (Also see: Chapter D: Passenger Care) .3. and report. Request assistance (on radio) from . .2 .1 All officers to report to the bridge.2 .1 .4 . .1 .3 Take lifejackets with you.4 As soon as I have further information I will make another announcement .1. immediately .6.system): This is your Captain speaking..1 Operate general emergency alarm.close all openings. distress alert not acknowledged (yet).5 .2.4.794 ANNEX Page 79 Chapter B: Safety on Board IV-B/ 1 General Activities (The phrases of this section apply to most of the emergencies covered in this chapter) IV-B/ 1.3.3.4 Stand by fire fighting stations / damage control stations.. .1 . .3 .. .2.3 For safety reasons I request all crew members to go to their assembly stations.1 .6.. coast radio station / vessels in vicinity (on radio) and report..1 Fire fighting stations/damage control stations standing by. We also have radio contact with other vessels / coast radio stations.

.1 . .794 ANNEX Page 80 .1 All escape routes clear.4.3 . Do not enter lifeboats / liferafts .. The following department(s)/ crew members will (temporarily) disembark for safety reasons.3...2.3.4 . . ..1 . Launching track(s) of no.. blocked. .. .1 . Lifeboat engine(s) operated.4. (to . lifeboat engine normal / below normal.3..2.2 .5. (to .. Assemble on .1. .1 Escape route(s) from .3.1. No.6 .lifeboat missing...2 .3 .3 Checking status of escape routes . ..2 . lifeboat engine not operational (yet)..lifeboat / liferaft not clear (yet). .... IV-B/ 1.1 Escape route(s) from .2 ... Do not go to lifeboat / liferaft stations before ordered. deck forward of ..3 Check launching tracks and report.7. not clear. lifeboat / liferaft clear in .3. All securings in correct position. Fuel tank of no.3.. Roll(s) / block(s) / rigging / . / aft of .lifeboat engine full / not full. on foredeck/afterdeck. .2 Escape route(s) from . .3. IV-B/ 1..2 ... of no.2 .. .. Securing of no. No.1 Check escape routes and report. minutes..... . lifeboat / liferaft not in correct position..1 .) / via .3..1 ...1.3....MSC/Circ..2..1 . Launching track(s) of no.1... Correct position of securing . Operate lifeboat engine(s) and report.3 Clear escape route(s) from .1 .7. .4 Checking status of lifeboats / liferafts . Assemble on .) / via .4 .. Replace / repair securing. Securing of no. Oil level of no. Harbour pin(s) of no. Route to assembly station will be via . Route to assembly station .2.3.9 .2 . and report.7 .4..3. Assemble on deck.3.5 ..1. . Replace harbour pin(s). ..2..7.1.4. minutes.1. Fill up oil.1...1 . Fill up fuel.1 .4. Assemble on .1 ..5. (to .. ..6....the order to enter will be given from the bridge / by officers..3.1.. Check working parts and report.1 .3. of no..5. lifeboat free in ..) / via .10 Follow escape routes shown. cleared. Roll(s) / block(s) / rigging / .lifeboat not free (yet)...3 .3....3.6.3.2 .3...1 . lifeboat engine operational in .. Check securings of launching appliances and report.3. not clear (yet). .) / via . (to .8 .....3 .1 . .3 . lifeboat / liferaft damaged. All launching tracks clear.. deck on port side / starboard side. . minutes. Check fuel / oil of lifeboat engine(s) and report. All working parts free.2.

1 No. .2.13..3. .. lifeboat not secured. and report.2.9.. hold(s) / tank(s) evacuated.8 Check slip gears in lifeboats and report..2.1 Correct position of slip gear..9.. lifeboat not in correct position..MSC/Circ..5 .1 .7.8..3 Bilge pumps of no.3 Slip gear(s) of no.. . Engine room evacuated.794 ANNEX Page 81 .. damaged.. . .2.1. . . .2.8.4 Evacuate all rooms / spaces / decks / .9.1 Inflation cord of no.12. ...9.10.8.9. .13. liferaft container damaged.2.2. liferaft(s) not operational.4 .7.1 Replace liferaft in next port.3. . liferaft secured.2 No.13. IV-B/ 1. .. expired.1 Secure inflation cord on board and report.3 Test certificate of no.13. minutes... .2 No.2 ..1 Lifeboat equipment not complete.. .3 Replace .. missing. .1 Replace liferaft container in next port. liferaft not secured on board. .1 . not operational. . lifeboat not operational (yet)..8. . ..2.1 No.1 Liferafts in position and operational....2.2.2 Launching appliances not operational.1 ..9 Check lifeboat equipment and report.6. . .2.2 Packaging of .2 Slip gears of no.. .1 Bilge pumps operational.2. . . .6. . .13... .3 .10. ... . . .3 Test certificate of . . Evacuate no...7.2. evacuated. ... All rooms / spaces / decks / . winch / davit not operational (yet). . liferaft expired.2 Drain plug(s) in no. .3.2. lifeboat hoisted. . .11.. .11 Hoist no.1 Lifeboat equipment complete and operational. .. .1 Drain plug(s) available. minutes.2 Lifeboat equipment not available. lifeboat missing.2. . .13 Check liferafts and report.1 Secure slip gear(s). .1 Lifeboats secured .13..2. .... lifeboat and report. .9.1 Slip gears in correct position and secured.2...12 Secure lifeboats and report. .9. . .6 Check bilge pumps of lifeboats and report. .. Evacuate engine room and report.. ..1 No....13.2 Inflation cord of no. .2 No.. lifeboat(s) and report.1 . hold(s) / tank(s)and report.6. .10. . .1 Replace drain plug(s). No.9. .10 Launch no.1...13.13. lifeboat operational in .7 Check drain plugs and report.2 Bilge pumps of no. .10.8. Evacuate superstructure and report. .1. winch / davit operational in . lifeboat launched.2. .5 Ordering evacuation . .. ..

not complete (yet). .6. Do not enter .1.. Provide first aid (in vessel's hospital).9. .11 Superstructure evacuated.1 .1 Number of persons / passengers / crew members at assembly station . .1 Complete equipment and report..9.9 .1. .3.8..1.1 . and report.1.7 .4 Lifeboatmen! Check outfit of passengers at assembly stations and report.10.2 Number of persons / passengers / crew members at assembly station .1 Search for missing passenger(s) / crew member(s) and report.. complete. All persons outside danger area. . . Evacuate accommodations and report.. . and report. complete.2.. correct. IV-B/ 1. deck / space / area).. .2..MSC/Circ.8. : .10 .2 ..1.2..2 .6 .1 Number of all persons / passengers / crew members at assembly station .1.10. Number of missing persons: . .1.4.... deck / space / area..1..8..1.4.4..1 .1.2.8 . deck / space / area and report. .1 Go for blanket / stretcher / .(search continued).2 Equipment of crew at assembly station .. not complete (yet).5 Passengers and crew ! Follow lifeboatmen to lifeboat stations / liferaft stations on embarkation deck...1 Outfit of passengers at assembly station .. .3 Lifeboatmen ! Check equipment of crew at assembly stations and report.794 ANNEX Page 82 .1 Equipment of crew at assembly station . . ... No person injured.2 ..2 Watchkeepers to assembly stations...3 .5.3.3. .1 . ..1..2.1 Report number of all persons / passengers / crew members at assembly stations..1. Report missing persons. . passenger(s) / crew member(s) missing. (in..1 . .2 Outfit of passengers at assembly station .1. ... . .2 .4. .2 Missing passenger(s) / crew member(s) not recovered (yet) ..1 Missing passenger(s) / crew member(s) recovered. Number of injured persons/casualties: .1 . (on radio). not correct (yet). No person missing. deck / space / area not accessible (yet).6 Roll call . .1 Put on warm clothing / long sleeved shirt / long trousers / strong shoes / head covering / .. Request medical assistance from .. .4.. Report injured persons. .. Evacuate . deck / space / area evacuated.5 ..3.2. Provide first aid at safe place.2. Accommodations evacuated.1 Correct outfit and report.

Have line / hook / knife / lifebuoy ready..8.5 ..1.. .1 . lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) standing clear of vessel now.4 .1.3 . lifeboat(s) alongside embarkation deck.. No person injured.3.9 .2 No.. .7. Let go no.... Report total number of persons in lifeboat / liferaft.3..1 . . lifeboat(s) alongside embarkation deck and report.1 .2 Inform coast radio stations / vessels in vicinity about number of crew members remaining on board.. .2.3 .3 .MSC/Circ.2 .. liferaft thrown over board. Report number of injured persons. .boat procedures (also see: Chapter D: Passenger Care.1 . No...3. .) and report.motor lifeboat! Assist no.5.5 .. lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) entered.. Do not push each other when entering. Provide first aid to injured persons . lifeboat(s) swung out. . Sit down in lifeboat / liferaft immediately.... .2.7 Swing out no.1 .. No. lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) and report.1 .. No..8 Stand clear of vessel and report.3.7 . ... lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) and report. .7..2.. . Enter lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) over .1 Inform coast radio stations / vessels in vicinity about number of persons in each lifeboat / liferaft and report. motor lifeboat assisting .794 ANNEX Page 83 IV-B/ 1..2.4 .3.2.. .. deck.1 .1 No.6. Secure injured / helpless persons.. . ..2 .4 Stand by engine / pumps / lookout / entrance and report. .8. .8.8 . lifeboat(s) and report.3.. . ...4 .3.. . No. Let go sea anchor and report. . No. Enter lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) over ladders/ nets / manropes. Assist injured / helpless persons.no.8.2. .3.7 Ordering abandon vessel .1 .3 ..4 .1 .. . .2. . Inform coast radio stations / vessels in vicinity about number of lifeboats / liferafts launched and report. Throw over board no.7. Clear entrance of lifeboat / liferaft.4.2 .. . / vessels in vicinity informed..2 . Total number of persons now: .3.1 ..2. .2 .8 In . Number of persons recovered: . Enter lifeboat(s) (no. Engine/ pumps / lookout / entrance standing by. Lower no.6 . Jump onto liferaft(s) alongside vessel.6 . lifeboat(s) / liveraft(s) not standing clear. Hold on to ropes or to your seat when launching. .2 Rescue boat / no. lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s) standing clear. ..1 Rescue boat / no. Number of injured persons: .3 Coast radio station .1 . lifeboat(s) / liveraft(s) is let go.3 ..3.3.. Recover persons in water and report. Keep lookout for further persons in water. section 2 and 3) . Jump into water and enter lifeboat(s) / liferaft(s).3. IV-B/ 1. liferaft and report.3.

Contact lifeboats / liferafts on radio and report.3 .. ...6.3 .(date).9 .1 Instructions .5 . Fire rockets for identification. Join other lifeboats / liferafts.11 . Next training session after leaving port.MSC/Circ.1 .2 .6 . Use glasses / lamps / mirrors for identification.1 .7.5 . Give distress signals for identification.1 ..1 .. Number of lifeboats / liferafts in sight: . Next training session in port of .11.1 .2 .3 .1 .2 .6.8 .4 ..3 ..4.1 .3 . Next training session before entering port..1 .5 . Use oars. Prepare training plan regarding kind of cargo.3 .2 . Participation in training sessions on occupational safety is mandatory. Give ..2 . Instruct new crew members/passengers by . . When is next training session on occupational safety? Next training session on . When was last training session on occupational safety? Last training session was on .5 ..(time) / on .5 . No contact.1 .1 ..7. new crew members/passengers instructed.. Prepare training plan regarding . IV-B/ 2 Occupational Safety IV-B/ 2.7. Are new crew members/passengers instructed on occupational safety? Yes. 3 .11.4 . Engine started. Next training session is about accident analysis/new regulations/.1.1 . No.7 .8. Report number of lifeboats / liferafts in sight.2 . . (date). Prepare training plan regarding route of vessel.10 . Set sail and report.2 Sea anchor is let go.2 .7.. . Give sound signals for identification. (date).4 . Sail set. Connect lifeboats / liferafts with lines and report. Lifeboats / liferafts contacted. lifeboats / liferafts connected..4 .6 Prepare training plan for occupational safety.1 .3 .9..3 . Prepare training plan regarding type of vessel.1 .. Start engine and report. .1 .5..794 ANNEX Page 84 . .. signals for identification...1 . new crew members/passengers not instructed (yet).

1 Following signals/communications are used in case of emergency: . while in (engine) room/. space without permission by officer of the watch. .8 Brief all crew members/passengers how to report .11 Brief all crew members/passengers on tropical conditions.. .10 ..9 .10 Brief all crew members/passengers on winter conditions. .11 .2 Prepare emergency plan for limitation of damage.1 .2 Dangerous goods of IMO Class ..11 . . carried on deck (in roped-off areas). Instruct crew on occupational safety regarding type of vessel/ kind of cargo/route of vessel/ . .3 Prepare emergency plan for . freely.2 ..9 .2 Practical Occupational Safety Instruct crew on occupational safety before departure.. .3 .4 Prepare emergency plan. .8 .. .9 . ..1 Attention! Entering forecastle/main deck/weather side / .3 . .. .1 Brief all crew members/passengers how to report in (when entering bridge/ engine room/ . .1 Prepare emergency plan for first aid.. .4 .3 Do not enter unmanned (engine) room/..3 Where are dangerous goods carried on board? .. .. .1 Working hours (on deck/in. .5 Brief all crew members/passengers on symptoms caused by dangerous substances. . of vessel prohibited/dangerous (due to storm).3 .2 Brief all crew members/passengers how to report out (when leaving bridge/ engine room/ .1 Wear sun-protective clothing. . ..).1 . to .8 .3 Attention! Close all dead lights and storm doors.3 Apply personal protective measures. ....6 What signals/communications are used in case of emergency ? ..4 .. . ).. hold(s).. . .9 .) restricted from .... to .. .4 .. .7 Brief all crew members/passengers on restricted areas/decks/spaces....9 Brief all crew members/passengers on storm.6 .. . space every . carried in .3 Dangerous goods of IMO Class .. ...1 Entering following area(s) prohibited:..2 Drink mineral water/tea/....10 .8 . minutes. . ...1 Dangerous goods of IMO Class .. . before departure. hours.794 ANNEX Page 85 IV-B/ 2 .. .2 Attention! Make use of hand rails and lifelines in corridors and on deck.1 .11 . . /on.. .2 Apply following personal protective measures : . ... hours. ..2 .. carried in no..4 Report on telephone/radio/ .10 .2 Working hours (on deck) restricted from ...4 Attention! Secure all loose objects in cabins/on deck/ in .11 .MSC/Circ.8 .2 Have special instruction on dangerous goods/ heavy lifts/ cargo securing/illumination/ventilation/ .

794 ANNEX Page 86 .3 .5 . . .1 ..2 .1 .14 .. . Secure danger area and report. hold/tank. No person injured..1 .4 .1 ..3 .1 . hour(s).3 .1 .4 Replace following occupational safety equipment: .7 . Provide first aid immediately First aid provided..12 Check completeness and availability of occupational safety equipment and report.2 .2 .6 ...4 .. Accident in engine room. ./into .14 Take additional safety measures. persons required...2 . .3 .1 .1 .12 .5 .5 Take additional safety measures for .1 .1 Take additional safety measures for work in masts..3 .4 .4 . Report injured persons.5 .. .14 .3 . What kind of assistance required? No assistance required. Injured person(s)/casualties recovered. Danger area secured.6 .14 . What happened? Explosion/fire in . ... Technical assistance required. . Number of injured persons/casualties: .3 Occupational safety equipment complete and available in .4 Take additional safety measures for work in extreme weather conditions. IV-B/ 2.1 ...3 ...MSC/Circ.2 .1 .2 Following occupational safety equipment not complete/available: . Take immediate action to recover injured person(s)/casualties and report..5 ..1 . Electrical accident in .1 .2 . Accident in no.4 . . Accident on pier. . . Take immediate action to control danger area.. Accident in accommodation. ...8 .6 ...1 .4 . Medical assistance required.4 . space/area..13 Appoint officer/crew member in charge of safety before working. . Shoreside assistance required.4 .1 Reporting accident.1 .3 Occupational Accidents . Accident with cargo.3 . .12 .9 . .2 Take additional safety measures for work outboard.3 .5 .5 .1 .. ..2 . Take immediate action and report.2 . .12 . Accident in .1 . . Accident on deck. .5 . Accident in superstructure.14 . . Leakage of gas/ .1 Occupational safety equipment complete and available. ..1 .3 Take additional safety measures for work in hold(s)/tank(s).2 .4 ...12 . Fall from .3 .4 ./on . .1 .5 . Danger area under control. Accident in .3 . .5 . Accident outboard. .3 .6 .14 .

everything in order.1 .1 .7 . Have fire patrols in superstructure..4 . Report location of accident. Portable extinguishers in position and operational... Fire alarm/smoke alarm displays on bridge operational.1 . Everything in order? Yes. following not in order: .1 Checking status of equipment Have fire patrols. Portable extinguisher(s) in .1 .4 . Switch on/off fire/smoke alarms in cargo hold(s)/tank(s). Switch on/off fire/smoke alarms..1 Fire protection 3. not operational (yet) Fire alarm/smoke alarm display(s) of .. Switch on/off fire/smoke alarm in . Switch on /off fire/smoke alarms in all spaces. Fire/smoke alarm(s) in . Portable extinguisher(s) in .5 . Have fire patrols in cargo hold(s).MSC/Circ....4 . Have fire patrols in all spaces/areas. in position in .1 .6 .5 .6 ..10 ...3 .2 ...1 .7 .1.1 ..7 .. minutes.1 . Have fire patrols in . not operational (yet).9 . compartment.. Check fire/smoke alarms and report.4 . Switch on /off fire/smoke alarms in accommodation.2 .4 . Report time of accident.5 Prepare accident report.1 .3 . Have fire patrols . minutes. Switch on/off fire/smoke alarms in engine room. No..1 .4 ... switched on/off.1 . Fire/smoke alarms operational.6 . Have fire patrols in engine room.2 .2 .7 .3 .... . . IV-B/ 3 Fire Protection and Fire Fighting IV-B/ 3.5 .1 .3 . time(s) every watch. Report condition of injured/casualties.4 .1 .2 ..1 .2 ..6 .794 ANNEX Page 87 .4 .2 .1 . not in position (yet).4 . Have fire patrols . Fire/smoke alarms in .6 .1 .. Report nature and cause of accident... hour(s).2 .2 .5 .7 ..7 . Have fire patrols on deck...8 . minutes. Check fire alarm/smoke alarm displays on bridge and report..3 .3 .1 .4 . operational in .3 .3 .6 . Fire alarm/smoke alarm display(s) of ..1 .1 . operational in . Have fire patrols every . Switch on/off fire/smoke alarms in .1 .7 ..2 . Check portable extinguishers and report. Have permanent fire watch..11 .4 . .1 . space/area. Switch on/off fire/smoke alarms in superstructure.2 .7 . Fire/smoke alarm(s) in .5 ..5 . Have fire patrols in accommodation.. .7 . Report number of injured persons/casualties.3 .4 .

.8 .5 Seal(s) of portable extinguisher(s) in . ..7 ...1 Sprinkler system operational. . blocked.7 .7 . .10 Fire pump(s) in . .7 .7 Check fire mains and report.2 Ventilation system not operational (yet) . ..1 Fire mains operational. leaking. . not accessible (yet).1 Reduce pressure in water pipe(s)in . .1 Ventilation system operational in .. . missing.1 Remote control operational in .12 Water pipe(s) in .1 Ventilation system operational.4 Portable extinguisher(s) in .2 . missing.2 ..1 Replace nozzle(s) to . .1 Hydrant(s) operational in .1 Free blocked water pipe(s)in . ..7 .7 .....2 .7 .. operational in .9 Check sprinkler system and report.6 Spanner(s) to hydrant(s) in .1 Fixed foam/gas system operational.7 ... .10 Check ventilation system and report. ..3 .. minutes...10 . (by fitting ones).7 .. . Nozzle(s) to ..6 . broken....11 .6 .2 Sprinkler system in .... .6 Test certificate(s) of portable extinguisher(s) in .10 .8. . .6 .9.. .1 Portable extinguisher(s) in .8 . .. . .5 .7 .1 Replace portable extinguisher(s) with broken seals. . Nozzle(s) to . .8 . .9 ....1 Hydrant(s) in .7 .14 Pressure in water pipe(s) in . missing. .7 . minutes.1 Replace missing hose(s).4 .14 .7 .10 .7 .8 .6 . worn/cut.6 . operational in .3 Remote control not operational (yet). .6 .7 .7 . .7 . minutes. . not accessible(yet).1 Replace missing spanner(s).3 .3 Portable extinguisher(s) in . .11 Water pipe(s) in ....5 Hose(s) to hydrant(s) in .7 . ..1 Sprinkler system in .10 . too low.6 .7 .7 . missing. .. .7 . .1 Replace worn/cut hose(s).794 ANNEX Page 88 . .2 . minutes.7 . ... not operational (yet).7 .9 ...5 .8 Check fixed foam/gas fire extinguishing system and report...1 Increase pressure in water pipe(s) in .9 . .12 ....10 .7 . minutes.6 . . . too high.1 Replace missing portable extinguisher(s).3 . not operational (yet). minutes..7 .1 Nozzle(s)to ... . ... ..1 Fixed foam/gas system operational in .. .7 .9 .. ...4 Hose(s) to hydrant(s) in .2 Fixed foam/gas system not operational (yet) . ..10 . . not operational (yet).. do/does not fit. .6 .7 .7 ..MSC/Circ. accessible in .6 . accessible in .. minutes.1 Replace expired portable extinguisher(s)....13 .. operational in . ..... minutes.. expired. .1 Fire pump(s) in . .2 Hydrant(s) in ...3 Hydrant(s) in . . minutes.1 Repair leaking water pipe(s) in . .7 Nozzle(s) to .. not operational (yet).1 Replace missing nozzle(s).13 Pressure in water pipe(s) in . .. ..4 ..

.. .10 . .14 .1 . .1 . . Smoke/fire/explosion in . .. .1 .1 . minutes. IV-B/ 3.. Smoke/fire/explosion on deck..794 ANNEX Page 89 .7 .15 ... . .. .. and report.15 .3 Breathing apparatus/smoke helmets/safety lamps/ ...6 .4 ..15 Check firemen´s outfits and report.. .2 . .8 ..2 .13 . operational in .MSC/Circ.13 .11 .. ..15 ..1 . .2 Watertight door control in .. ../ from.3 .. .13 . .1 Electrical lighting operational... minutes.1 Watertight door control operational. minutes.10 .2 . Number of injured persons/casualties: ...15 ...4 Test certificate(s) of ...12 Check watertight door control and report. . .12 . in/to .13 . minutes..11 Check skylights/windows/ . space/area.13 .15 . in/to .. .10 .1 . ..1 Complete firemen´s outfits.2.4 Switch on/off electrical lighting in . Smoke/fire/explosion in superstructure.12 . . Burnt smell in .. not operational (yet). not operational/missing.2 ..1 Indicators operational in . .12 .14.1 .4 .2 Reporting fire Fire on board! Smoke/fire/explosion in engine room..4 Indicators not operational (yet).. . Report injured persons: No person injured.. . Smoke/fire/explosion in accommodation.. . .1 Skylights/windows/ .1 Replace (missing) breathing apparatus/smoke helmets/safety lamps/ ... minutes.. not operational (yet)..1 ....2 ..3 Watertight door control in .. operational in .5 ..4 .12 . . . Smoke from ventilator(s)..10 .13 .2 .1 Replace . operational in . .11 .4 . expired.. .11 .. . do(es) not open/close. . open.2 .3 .2 Firemen´s outfits not complete. not operational (yet)..5 .2 . .1 . . .1 . ..2 Fire fighting and drills 3. .1 Watertight door(s) in .1 .1 Emergency power supply operational in . closed.2 Close skylights/windows/ .2 Electrical lighting in ...5 Dampers in . hold(s)/tank(s).14 Check emergency power supply and report. .2 .. in/to ..1 .1 Dampers in .. Smoke/fire/explosion in no...1 Emergency power supply operational...1 Electrical lighting in .1 Black-out/short circuit in .1 Skylights/windows/ .13 Check electrical lighting and report . .. 2 Emergency power supply not operational (yet).3 Electrical lighting in . switched on/off.15 .15 .1 Firemen´s outfits complete and available.14 .

.1 . ) not accessible. Yes.14 . .6 ...2 .3 . No.. Fire party/rescue team/first aid team standing by.12 .16 .... on fire. Close damper(s) (in .3 . No..4 .2 ..2 .1 ..8 .4 .11 . smoke toxic Is fire under control? Yes.. Stop fuel. Car(s)/truck(s)/waggon(s) on fire.5 .1 .1 .15 . Fuel stopped.794 ANNEX Page 90 . station/ emergency generator.3 .6 .5 .6 .16 .7 .1 . No. Turn bow/stern to windward..1 . CO2 station/ .. .5 .3 .1 .. fire (in .5 .6 . Course altered to .1 ..14 . ) not under control (yet).1 .. Ventilator(s) (in .4 .1 .1 3. Switch off ventilator(s) (in .9 .2 .1 . Stand by main engine ...1 . smoke not toxic. ). Shut down main engine(s)/auxiliary engine(s)/ . fire (in . shut down... Turn port side/starboard side to windward. What is damage? No damage.3 . Close hatch covers... fire (in ..3 1 What is on fire? Fuel on fire...7 .2 . Main engine standing by.1 ./ to . Damper(s) (in ...13 .1 . .1 .. ).10 . Alter course to .3 .5 . (with dangerous goods) on fire.9 . Main engine(s)/auxiliary engine(s)/ . ) closed.13 .6 .1 .12 .5 .2 .10 .. Stand by CO2 station/ .. All openings closed. Port side/starboard side turned to windward.4 . ) under control.8 . ). .1 . Bow/stern turned to windward.2 .2 .3 . station/emergency generator standing by.. Cargo on fire.3 ...MSC/Circ. ) switched off.3 . No power supply (in ..2 .2. Is smoke toxic? No. Containers/ . Reporting readiness for action Stand by fire party/rescue team/first aid team.1 .11 . Pressure on fire mains. Making water in ..4 . Minor/major damage in .15 ....3 . . Close all openings. No information. fire spreading (to . ) .6 . Hatch covers closed. Fire mains under pressure.2 ... ..

4 . )/ . space(s).10 .4 . .4 . hold(s)/tank(s)..2 .2 .. Openings in .1 .2 .1 . ....2 .4 .1 .1 . Fire party/.3 .1 .3 .. .4 . Fire party/. not accessible.. ...2 . team.3 .3 . Rescue team standing by...MSC/Circ. Have rescue team on stand by.2 ..5 . Fire party/...1 ..2 .2 . Go from port side/starboard side to ..4 .. Take one/two/ ...2...3 ...2 . Openings in superstructure closed..4 .. space. Go through manhole(s) to . All openings closed.7 3.3 ..5 .2 . team: .2 . Following officer(s)/crew member(s) in the fire party (no.4 .3 .4 . Maintain radio contact on VHF channel 15/17.3 .1 . Go through .. Openings in hold(s)/tank(s) closed.1 .2 Close all openings and report.11 .4 . Maintain visual contact. Fire party must have breathing apparatus..1 ..4 .4 .4 .1 .4 ...2 .3 . Openings in .1 . Have lifeline between each other/to outside.3 . teams is as follows: Chief Officer/Chief Engineer/ .2 .5 .1 . Orders for fire fighting Start fire fighting. Fire party must have smoke helmets. Go through accommodation. ..8 .2 .. Go through superstructure.3 .2 .5 . Go through no. team has lifelines to outside. Go through . team members have lifelines to each other. members in one team. Go through funnel... )/ .. Go from outside/inside to . Take one/two/ ..6 . . Fire party must have . Go following route: Go through engine room. Manning of fire party/.1 . space closed.6 .3 .3 .4 . Have two/ . to . Number of members in fire party/rescue team/ first aid team: . . in command of fire party (no..2 ..2 ..3 . Take following (additional) safety measures and report.3 .4 . fire party(s) to scene.. Openings in accommodation closed. Openings in engine room closed.4 .team members maintain visual contact with lamps..2 . Fire party must have following outfit: Fire party must have protective clothing. ....3 .794 ANNEX Page 91 .7 .. rescue team(s) to scene..5 .2 ..2 .3 ..4 .9 . . .5 ..1 . Go from .

1 .7 Use .1 . compartment with water.. .7 . Is fire under control? Yes. 3. team is pulling lifeline . Fire party/ . minutes/hour(s) for re-ignition and report.1 .11 .2 . fire (in . No. with signal whistle/ship´s whistle/ .7 . ..3 ... ... ) not under control (yet).6 Use blankets in .6 ..1 ......4 Cool down bulkheads to .6 Restrict action (in . .10 .2 . on telephone/radio...11 .11 .11 .11 ..5 Cool down bulkheads to ..11 .. . .7 Cancellation of alarm Is fire extinguished? Yes.. Rope-off fire area and report. team is ... .2 Use foam in .1 .11 . . .. .. Fire party/ . space/area. ) to . Fire restricted to .10 .10 .3 Cool down bulkheads to accommodation with water.4 Retreat signal for fire party/ .1 ... .1 . .9 Run out fire hoses.10 Water on.6 Cool down superstructure with water.4 .. minutes.. . .3 .. .7 Use the following extinguishing means: ..7 .. . ..6 .. ) extinguished.5 . .. cooled down. . . with water.2 Visual retreat signal for fire party/ ..7 .4 .. fire (in . No. in . ..2 Water not on. Fire watches posted( in . fire (in . deck in area . . times.1 ...4 Use CO2/gas in . team is .6 .7 ..9 Cool down outside plating in .3 Acoustic retreat signal for fire party/ . with water. space with water.10 Cool down.6 .1 . ..2 . . in ..11 ..6 . .2 .8 Fire party (no....1 .1 ...7 .6 .. Check fire area every .1 Water is on. . area with water. ..5 ../ on ..space/area). .1 Fire hoses are run out..4 ...11 . ) not extinguished (yet). fire (in ..11 Cool down boundaries with water and report.1 Cool down bulkheads to engine room with water. .1 Agree on retreat signal and report.11 .MSC/Circ.2 . . Fire extinguishing systems/means standing by..... ) under control.1 Retreat signal for fire party/ .2 .. ..5 Use sand in ... team standing by. hold(s)/tank(s) with water. .7 . .1 ...with lamp/hand/ ....8 Cool down room(s) below/above/next to .. ) using .1 .. Fire extinguishing systems/means remain on stand-by.1 Use water in .794 ANNEX Page 92 .. team remain on stand-by.. ... . .3 Use powder in . .. .9 .. space/area with water.. ..3 .. .2. Fire area roped-off.. .11 ..7 Cool down .1 . Post fire watches and report.... . team is ..6 .2 Cool down bulkheads to no.

1 Checking equipment status and drills 4. not closed (yet)...1 .. Watertight door control (in .8 .11.3 4.5 ..1.. not accessible.) not accessible.1 .) operational in .2 .11 .2 . .2 .... Check openings on portside/starboard side.1 . .2 .3 . Check emergency generator and report Emergency generator operational. Check openings in after peak..3 ..1.1. compartment and report.4 4. no re-ignition.. Check watertight door control and report Watertight door control operational. (Bilge) pump(s) in engine room / no.2 .7 .6 ..7 . Openings in . Check openings in accommodation . . .MSC/Circ. hold(s) / tank(s) operational....11. .. minutes.4 . Emergency generator operational in .3 .1.8 Fire alarm cancelled..3 4.. Watertight door control (in ..8 ... . (Bilge) pump(s) in engine room / no. Watertight door(s) (in ..1 .. space/area.... hold(s) / tank(s) .. Check openings in double bottom .794 ANNEX Page 93 . Openings in . . Check openings in / on .10 .7 .9 . Emergency generator not operational (yet).4 .. minutes.. Check openings in superstructure . re-ignition in . Check openings in forepeak.) not operational (yet)... not operational (yet).2 Fire area checked..3 Check openings in all spaces and report Check openings in engine room . Check openings in . operational in . Check openings in cargo hold(s) / tank(s)t.1 . 1 Re-ignition extinguished.. . hold(s) / tank(s) .1 Fire area checked. .. Check pumps and report (Bilge) pump(s) in engine room / no. closed. deck .2.2 . minutes..1 Fire alarm cancelled (with following restrictions: . Openings in .7 ...) IV-B/ 4 Damage Control (Also see: section 1 "General Activities" of this chapter) IV-B/ 4.1 . Check openings in .. .11.

2 4.1 ..17. Flooding in engine room.. Flooding in / on .9. No. centimetres /metres in diameter. Test certificate of .18.2. Flooding in accommodation (port side / starboard side). .2 ... Is flooding under control ? Yes...)....1 .. Power in no . No information.. Flooding in forepeak.. Damage control equipment not complete. Flooding in . )...10 .16 .. hold(s) / tank(s) available.18. . Power at.. Check damage control equipment Damage control equipment complete and available.9 . Power at . / in ... not available (yet).. expired. flooding (in . deck (port side / starboard side).9.17 .1 .13 .1 .2 ...1.3 .2 Damage control activities 4.) (port side / starboard side).18 . Leak about .794 ANNEX Page 94 4.12 . minutes..14 . Power in superstructure available.1.18. Explosion in . Power on port side / starboard side available.. Power in .15 .6 .2 .3 Reporting damage Vessel in collision (with .1 .6 ..8 .available in .5 .. Flooding in forward.MSC/Circ.6 . Power on . . IV-B/ 4.....7 .11 . / on.2. Vessel aground (on .... . Flooding in aft.3 .3.1 .5 . . Complete damage control equipment.. frame (port side / starboard side).... Replace .... station available.9 . hold(s) / tank(s) (port side / starboard side).2 . compartment (port side / starboard side). . Flooding in double bottom (tank(s) no. Power in engine room available. Flooding in / on . Flooding between no.2 .7 . deck available..1 .1 .4 .8 .. What is size of leak ? Leak about ..4 . Power in accommodation available. flooding under control.3 . centimetres / metres long / wide.5 .. . / in ... Vessel damaged (below waterline)...17. / on. Power at.1 Check power supply and report Power available.. compartment available.. Flooding in no.. . Flooding in after peak.) not under control (yet)... and no. (port side / starboard side).

Watertight door(s) (in .19. deck. Damage control material available in . not accessible / operational.2 .. .1 .2 .1.. hold(s) / tank(s). hold(s)).. (Bilge) pump(s) switched over..2 ..3 ... Engine room/ . minutes. Close watertight door(s) (in .) not accessible / operational. 4.19.3 Yes..3 . Power supply (at / on / in . .2. .) (by hand) and report.7 ..5. ...6.. . Damage control team standing by. Go through manhole(s).6 . station flooded..2.. danger of critical list to port side / starboard side. danger of capsizing.3.7. Is damage control material available ? Yes.2 . Switching over (bilge) pump(s) not possible.4.2 .1 . . Take one / two / . . Engine room / .1 . Go through no.7.2 . Go through .)and report.3. Openings / outlets / valves in . engine room / . to .794 ANNEX Page 95 .. Go following route: .7..8 Reporting readiness for action Stand by damage control team.1 . .2. Go through superstructure.3. danger of . damage control material not available(yet).) not operational... Start damage control.2 .1. damage control material available.5 Yes..3 . Stand by engine room / . space.2.. .5 ... All openings / outlets / valves (in . no danger imminent.1 .2 Yes.) closed.) switched on. . danger of cargo shifting (in no.2 .. .19..1 Yes. Engine room / ...MSC/Circ.19 Is danger imminent ? .3. Switch on / off power (at / on / in) and report... minutes.) not operational..19... .1 No. Switch on (bilge) pump(s) (in .3 4..) switched on / off. station not standing by (yet)...3.. (Bilge) pump(s) (in ..1 . Go through . Power (at / on / in .2.2 .3.7.6 Yes.2 .4 .2 . ..1 ..7...1 . Go through ..7..6 ..5.5 .7.. damage control team(s) to scene...2.4 Yes. station standing by in . (Bilge) pump(s) (in .1 .. Go through engine room.1 .) closed.1 . Watertight door(s) (in .19.. Go from outside / inside to .. .2.. No.19. danger of (total) blackout (in ..... No.4. station . .7 .. Switch over (bilge) pump(s) from .3 .)..) and report.1 . danger of going down by the head / stern.7.3.3.1.3 . station standing by.2 Yes..19.4 .. Orders for damage control Close all openings / outlets / valves (in ..19.1 .2.. danger of sinking.

...).11... Damage control team must have protective clothing Damage control team must have safety helmets.2. Flooding (in .8. to .10 .1 .1 . .) below capacity of (bilge) pump(s). Following officer(s) / crew member(s) in damage control team (no.2 . .4.9. Is flooding under control ? Yes.2 .. Use damage control shores (in . No.).12. Damage control watches posted (in .8....) not (completely) stopped (yet).1.7.10.3 . Team members have lifeline to each other. Have rescue team on stand by..10. Use following damage control materials: .4 . times.2 .2.9..5 ..1... Retreat signal is . flooding (in . Use collision mats (in . ..10 .1 . ..):. (in ...1 .3 . Leak stopped.9 .1 ..) . Retreat signal is pulling lifeline ..1 . ...4 . .9.4 .9.12 . Damage control team must have following outfit(s).5 .3 ..11. Stop leak from inside / outside (.1. with lamps / hand / .2 .. space / area. Go from .794 ANNEX Page 96 .1. Visual retreat signal is . in command of damage control team (no.. Sound retreat signal is ...) to . Send diver(s) to check leak and report. on radio. .. Restrict action (in .2.8.2....8.1. flooding (in ....2. . Use leak cases / plugs/ splinters / stoppers (in .... Post damage control watches and report.1 . flooding (in .2. Have two / .MSC/Circ.. Number of members in damage control team: .11...2 .. Use tarpaulins / .1 .2 ..3 . with signal whistle /ship´s whistle / .1 .3.8. Have lifeline to each other / to outside.12. minutes.3 4...) under control. space / area).1 ..3..1 .11.8.1 . Team have lifeline to outside. ..13.. Maintain visual contact . members in one damage control team...1 . Team maintain visual contact with lamps. .3 .13. Damage control team must have diving equipment.7.2 .9. .2 .4 ..11 .1. Flooding restricted to .1 Go from port side / starboard side to ...3 ..).11. Maintain radio contact on VHF channel 15/17.8.8..9 .4 .) stopped...12. Take following additional safety measures and report.. Damage control team must have lifejackets. Agree on retreat signal and report.2 . ).8. Stopping leak from inside / outside not possible.8...2 . Rescue team standing by.1... Manning of damage control team is as follows: . Damage control team must have . .8 .. Chief Officer / Chief Engineer / ..13 .12. Cancellation of alarm Is flooding stopped ? Yes.).1 ..13.

Flooded area roped .7 .MSC/Circ.1 . . Damage control team remain on stand by. Damage control team standing by.4 . Engine room standing by. Vessel aground full length..1 .10.1 . Hoist "vessel aground" signal.794 ANNEX Page 97 .5. Rope ..1 .5. Inform engine room.9 ..no flooding.1 .1. Watertight doors closed.6 .3. Check leak every . Emergency generator no.5..2 . (Bilge) pump(s) remain on stand by..4.2.3 . IV-B/ 5 Grounding (Also see: section 1 "General activities" of this chapter) IV-B/ 5. What part is aground ? Vessel aground forward.6.1 .5.3 ..1 .1 .6.5 .4 .7.) about . "Vessel aground" lights switched on.10 .1 .4.9.1 .: No.1 .off. Close watertight doors and report.1 ..6 .11 How much water is in vessel ? Amount of water (in ..2 . Alarm cancelled (with following restrictions: .. "Vessel aground" signal hoisted. Amount of water (in .5.1 .3 . Engine(s) stopped.5. vessel not making way.1 Reporting groundings and ordering immediate actions .).off flooded area. Engine room informed. tonnes. Give "vessel aground" signal.2. Sound "vessel aground" bell / gong / whistle signal. Vessel aground amidships. Is vessel (still) making way ahead/astern? Yes.7. Flooding stopped.2. ).1 .. Switch on "vessel aground" lights. vessel making way ahead/astern. Leak checked .5.2 .1 .5 . (Bilge) pump(s) standing by.4.) not dangerous.3. Vessel aground aft. Leak checked .. standing by.7. Sounding "vessel aground" bell / gong / whistle signal.2 .2 . Stop engine(s). Engine room remains on stand by. Additional emergency generator remains on stand by.10.1 .10..4.1 .8 .2 .minor / major flooding (in .7.4 Vessel aground.7 . ..7.8.1 . minutes / hour(s) and report..

.7 .9..1..7 .5.1.1.5 to 4.1 .7.2 What is damage? No damage. .2 . Crack(s) in no..6 .8. What is position ? Position .1.1. hours..(compass points) .MSC/Circ.5 .1 .. Tide falling. Yes. .1.1 . Sea bottom soft.1.6.4.. Crack(s) in main / auxiliary engine(s) foundation. .4 ..2..4 . No flooding.9 .1. danger of ..4.6 "Reporting damage" of this chapter) What is nature of sea bottom ? Sea bottom rocky.19.2.1. What is sea state ? Sea / swell ..18.5 .3. Stand by port anchor / starboard anchor. No change expected (within next hours). danger of damage by sea..1.3 .6 .. metres from .5. Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to .1 . Crack(s) in plating. Crack(s) in no..3. .2.1. No change expected (within next hours).1.2..3 "Reporting damage" of this chapter) Is danger imminent ? No.1.7. (see: phrases 4. . IV-B/ 5.2.3 . Wind expected to back / veer (within next hours).1 ..5..5 .6..2 Reporting damage .1 . hold(s) / tank(s).4 .19 to 4. What is wind force and direction ? Wind Beaufort force .3 . Wind expected to decrease / increase (within next hours).5..1 .3.2. Crack(s) in fuel pipe(s). Yes.3.2 . Tide rising. metres... Check flooding and report.10.1. Yes.8 .. expected to decrease / increase (within next hours).3. Yes..6. Sea / swell .2 .8 ..2 .1.3. danger not imminent.1 . danger of pollution.1 ...1.1 . . UTC / within .1. Flooding in . . Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to plating.(compass points) .10 .6 ..2 . Tide turning at ..5 .1 Stand by fore and aft.1 . Tide .2 .2 . What is tide ? No tide. double bottom..794 ANNEX Page 98 .9 . from . .3 . . Crack(s) in .5.1 . Port anchor / starboard anchor standing by.4 . danger of breaking apart.1. Yes. Foreward station/aft station standing by.6.7. (see: phrases 4.. danger of decreasing stability.

minutes. ...1 .5.... Has vessel refloated? Yes...4. What is depth of water ? Greatest depth .. Forepeak / after peak filled. Greatest depth . from no.2.. hold(s) / tank(s) . .13 ..9 .1 ..7.. Ballast / .. double bottom tanks transferred to no.. Jettison cargo from .1 . tonnes (of ..).. transferred to . Deck cargo from .1 ..9.1 . tonnes. .5 .1 .. metres (on port side / starboard side).. hold(s) / tank(s). hold(s) / tank(s) transferred to no. double bottom tank(s).3 Orders for refloating .....11. Cargo from no..5.5.2 .. vessel not refloated (yet).. Deck cargo . damage control material available. No. double bottom tank(s) . ..10..1 .). (Bilge) pumps operational in .3 .. Deck cargo foreship ..8 .. Damage control material available in ..3 . Deck cargo aftship . Transfer deck cargo from .2 ...3 . and report.7 . tonnes (of ballast / .5. Transfer cargo from no..1 ...5.2 Are (bilge) pumps operational ? Yes....3 .9.1 . Draft amidships . Stand by engine room. Report distribution of cargo. (bilge) pumps not operational (yet).class cargo.6 ..1... vessel refloated.. . Stand by all anchors for let go.. tonnes (of .3. .8.. hold(s) / tank(s) to no. (Attention ! Do not jettison IMO .. .1 . (bilge) pumps operational. Engine room standing by. metres (on port side / starboard side).5.2.1 ..794 ANNEX Page 99 . tonnes (of ..5.1 .3 .. to ..13.2 ..9.2 .5.9 .. No... Deck cargo amidships .10 .5 . jettisoned . . metres amidships port side / starboard side.8.2 ..3 What is draft ? Draft forward . . .1 . Greatest depth .. metres (on port side / starboard side).hold(s) tank(s) and report. cargo)... No... All anchors standing by for let go. IV-B/ 5. . minutes.)..2 ..2..8.1. metres port side/ starboard side forward...1 .12 ...2.2.). metres port side / starboard side aft...6. Pump out forepeak / after peak and report..). No.2 ... damage control material not available (yet).MSC/Circ. No. tonnes (of . tonnes (of.3 . After peak . Is damage control material available ? Yes.. Engine(s) astern / ahead..1.1 . tonnes. and report.. .8 . Fill forepeak / after peak.2.9.11 . from no. double bottom tank(s).4 . Forepeak .1 ...4 . Draft aft .13. Transfer ballast / .) Cargo from . . Forepeak /after peak pumped out. double bottom tank(s)to no..8..

MSC/Circ.. .5 Dry ... .2..2..4 Following damage to underwater hull: (also see: . .1 Rudder stock fractured / bent. .3.1 Request (diving) survey..4 Deformation to rudder.1 Last man-overboard drill was on .2.1.2 (Port / starboard) propeller blade(s) missing.2.3.1.1 Crack(s) in area of .3.3 Is vessel seaworthy ? .2.4. .1 Replace missing lifebuoy(s) and report.4.3. . .1 Lifebuoy(s) at .3. .2 No.. .. . .3...docking recommended / necessary.3 Request .4.2. tug(s).3.1 Yes.1 Crack(s) in main engine(s)/auxiliary engine(s) foundation. tug(s) requested.2.2.1. replaced.3 Lifebuoy(s) not available.3.2.3. .2.3..2.. .3. missing.2 Report result of (diving) survey. .1 Replace damaged lifebuoy(s) and report. .2..2. .2.2 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to stem / bulb.1.1 (Port / starboard) propeller loose / missing .1 (Diving) survey requested..3. .3 Following damage to engine(s) / pipe(s): .1 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) to sea water inlet(s) / outlet(s).. .1.1. .2 Lifebuoy(s) at .2 Lifebuoy(s) at . .1 Checking equipment status .. .2.4.4.3.2. .2 Lifebuoys not complete.3.4..4.2 Deformations / fracture(s) to pipe(s) in / out .2) .1 No damage.1 Check lifebuoys and report.2.1 .4.1.1. .1. ..1.1 Vessel must be repaired and re-inspected. . .2. vessel not seaworthy (yet).3 Fractures / bending of bolt(s) of .2 When was last man-overboard drill ? .2. damaged.1.3 (Port / starboard) propeller blade(s) bent / cracked.2.2.4.2 Deformation(s) / indentation(s) in area of .. .4. .1. .1 Lifebuoy(s) at ..2..1. ..1 Lifebuoys complete and available.1.2.794 ANNEX Page 100 IV-B/ 5.2. .2.5 Deformation to .2 Following damage to plating: . replaced.. .1. .4 Checking seaworthiness . IV-B/ 6 Search and Rescue (for details also see: IMO-Merchant Ship Search and Rescue Manual (MERSAR).2. .3.3 Deformation(s) to propeller(s). .. . 1993) IV-B/ 6. . vessel seaworthy ? .2.

1 .. No vessel in vicinity.5..1 .9. . metres.8.3..3 .10. Hard-a-port / hard-a-starboard the wheel.5. Return manoeuvre ! Port / starboard. person in water / lifebuoy located. Rescue boat / motor lifeboat no. Visibility .9 . hours / since . Prepare plan for recovering manoeuvre (with dummy / buoy).2 .PAN-PAN / distress alert .3.3 ... degrees.12.PAN-PAN / distress alert . Report weather situation. Prepare plan for muster (at all stations). No.2 .2 Person-overboard activities . Direction at .2 .3. Have drill / manoeuvre / muster on .5.4.3 . Man-overboard stations manned... manned.4 .5.. Following vessel(s) in vicinity ..2. Position .. Prepare plan for announced / not announced drill.1 . Hoist flag signal "Oscar" and report. Flag signal "Oscar" hoisted.5 ....1 .1 .4 ..5.10.search in vessel no result.11. Stand by for recovering from shipboard and report.3 . points port side / starboard side / . standing by for let go.. Report traffic situation..9.6 .2.7 .4. manned and report...5.1 .3 . Is person in water / lifebuoy located ? Yes.3.2.2.. . .MAYDAY acknowledged from . Report direction and distance of person in water / lifebuoy.. Lookouts at .1 "Man overboard !" Man overboard on port side / starboard side / astern..4 .1 . for let go and report.794 ANNEX Page 101 .8.1 . Sound "man-overboard" alarm.12 .4 .2 .1 . Winds Beaufort force .10.1 .. metres. Drop lifebuoy(s) and report.. Stop engine(s).3..4 . knots to .5.2 ... Have lookouts at . IV-B/ 6. from .7.. Prepare plan for daytime / nighttime drill.2. Passenger / crew member missing (for .4.1 . Alarm signal . UTC) .. Sea state .5.1 .2 ..5 Prepare plan for man-over board drill.2 .5..5. . .4.1.. Have man-overboard stations manned and report.PAN-PAN / distress alert .9. degrees.2 .. Look out for person in water / lifebuoy and report.3 ..3.2 . Alarm signal ..8 .MAYDAY transmitted.. . Standing by for recovering from shipboard. .MAYDAY to radio coast station / Rescue Co-ordination Centre / vessels in vicinity and report. Report position. . Maintain visual contact to person in water / lifebuoy.5.9. Transmit alarm signal . ..1 .10 ..MSC/Circ.. person in water / lifebuoy not located (yet).. Lifebuoy(s) dropped (on port side / starboard side / astern).1 . degrees. distance .11 ..1 . steer. Current . Stand by boat / motor lifeboat no.3.

.794 ANNEX Page 102 ..1 .20. Person dead.1 .6.20.4.1 ..20. Stand by boat / litter / net / basket / sling and report.8.5.9 Stand by lines / lifebuoys / nets / derricks / cranes / .MAYDAY acknowledged by other vessels/coast radio stations/RCC? .. .RELAY.7.7 Contact vessels in vicinity of distress and report. ..14. Survivor in bad condition. .1 Alarm signal / EPIRB transmission / PAN-PAN / distress alert . Boat / litter / net / basket / sling standing by.2.18 .1 Following vessel(s) in vicinity of distress contacted (on . .. Retreat signal is Morse signal "Sierra" with lamp / whistle. Rescue boat / motor lifeboat is let go.. degrees.reporting readiness for assistance (also see: section 1. Person overboard rescued.1 Distress position is .1 .2 Transmit MAYDAY .2 No information.2. . .1 Lookouts manned.4.16 .20.2 "Search and rescue communications" of PART III) .14 . and report.2 . Survivor in good condition... Survivor in shock. Person over board recovered.19.2 . . What is retreat signal for rescue boat / motor lifeboat ? Retreat signal is order on VHF channel .4. Use VHF channel .8. Use flag signals for communication. . . UTC on .2 .3 Report distress position... One / two crew member(s) standing by for rescue in water.20. .).3 Rescue operation . . Stand by one / two crew member(s) for rescue in water. ..13 .19 .16.20..MAYDAY acknowledged by .2 No contact.RELAY. Hoist person and report... . Survivor injured.3.2.3 .13.4 Was alarm signal / EPIRB transmission / PAN-PAN / distress alert .MAYDAY not acknowledged (yet)..MAYDAY . .1 . . for communication. .17 .1 Following information from vessel in distress: .1 .2 Observed following distress signal in .1 .2. .15 .15.2 .1 Received alarm signal / EPIRB transmission / PAN-PAN / distress alert .20 . .18.15.. ..7.1 Acknowledge PAN-PAN / distress alert . Use whistle for communication. .14..5 Observe radar and report.1 . Retreat signal is flag signal "Sierra".3 . Use light signals for communication.. . Survivor has hypothermia.3 Let go rescue boat / motor lifeboat and report.6 Have lookouts manned and report.17. .MAYDAY at .14.15.4.MSC/Circ.1 . . IV-B/ 6. Person on board vessel.2. .2 Alarm signal / EPIRB transmission / PAN-PAN / distress alert .1 Observing radar.8 Request information from vessel in distress and report. Report condition of survivor.3 .

1 Inform crew / lookouts / engine room and report.1. . . .11..1 Following information / signals transmitted to searching vessel(s). ..1 Rescue persons in following order: .3..5 Stand by rescue team / boat crews / engine room and report. ...12 .1 I will hoist following signal as Co-ordinator surface search: .injured / helpless persons ..10..2 "Person-overboard activities" of this chapter) .2 Following message / signal received from the Co-ordinator surface search: . Stand by .. . .5.3. radar search at .1 Bridge team / lookouts standing by for information / signals of the Co-ordinator surface search. .1.passengers . and report.3 We carry out search pattern .4.3. .9. . Let go liferaft(s) as boarding station(s) with .1 .1 Radio coast station(s) / RCC/ vessels in vicinity informed. . standing by.1 Lines / lifeboats / nets / derricks / cranes / . Switch on deck lighting / outboard lighting / search lights / ..... degrees / at . Lifeboats / rescue boat standing by... Liferaft(s) with . Stand by liferaft(s) as boarding station(s) and report..crewmembers. Liferaft(s) standing by as boarding station(s). . minutes. .1 We start search pattern . crew members for assisting survivors in water and report.. / radar search.1 . ..6 Transmit following information / signals to searching vessel(s) and report: .12.2 Crew / lookouts / engine room informed. Stand by line throwing apparatus and report.1 . .2 Stand by bridge team / lookouts for information / signals of the Co-ordinator surface search and report.MSC/Circ.. Deck lighting / outboard lighting / search lights switched on.1 ..4 Bridge team / lookouts ! Keep sharp lookout for signals / sightings of vessel in distress and report every . .women and children ..14 .1 ... IV-B/ 6. .2.2.2 Objects / vessel in distress / lifeboat(s) / life raft(s) / person(s) in water in . ..1 I will act as Co-ordinator surface search. degrees / at .. IV-B/ 6.6..1. .. crew members standing by for assisting survivors in water.1.3 Inform radio coast station(s) / RCC/ vessels in vicinity and report.15. .10 .1. Line throwing apparatus standing by.1 . .. .1 Light signals / smoke signals / sound signals in ..794 ANNEX Page 103 ....4. .persons in water .2 I wll show following lights as Co-ordinator surface search: .15 .1 Rescue team / boat crews / engine room standing by..11 . Stand by lifeboats / rescue boat and report.. . crew members (each) is let go.14.3. UTC.5 Rescue activities (see: section 6. . crew members (each) and report. .1.4 Conducting search .13 .13....

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.2 Ask survivor following information and report: .2.1 What was total number of persons on board vessel in distress ? .2.1.1 Total number of persons: ... . .2.2 What was number of casualties ? .2.2.1 Number of casualties: ... . .2.3 What was number of lifeboats / liverafts launched ? .2.3.1 Number of lifeboats / liferafts launched: ... . .2.4 What was number of persons in lifeboats / liferafts ? .2.4.1 Number of persons in lifeboats / liferafts: ... . .2.5 What was number of persons in water ? .2.5.1 Number of persons in water: ... . .3 Inform coast radio station about name(s) / call sign(s) and destination of vessel(s) with survivors. .3.1 Inform about number of survivors on (each) vessel. .3.2 Inform about condition of survivors. .4 Inform coast radio station about condition of vessel in distress: .4.1 Vessel in distress sunk. .4.2 Vessel in distress adrift (near position ...) / drifting (in ... degrees). .4.3 Vessel in distress on fire. .4.4 Vessel in distress capsized. .4.5 Vessel in distress grounded (in position: ...). .4.6 Vessel in distress not under command. .4.7 Vessel in distress no danger to navigation. .5 Transmit following safety message / navigational warning and report: Vessel in distress (in position ...) danger to navigation. .5.1 Safety message / navigational warning transmitted. IV-B/ 6.6 Finishing with search operations .1 .1.1 .1.1.1 .2 .2.1 .3 .3.1 .4 .4.1 Search finished at ... UTC. Inform crew / lookouts / engine room and report. Crew / lookouts / engine room informed. Resume on-board routine at ... UTC and report. On-board routine resumed at ... UTC. Cancel all rescue preparations and report. All rescue preparations cancelled. Inform coast radio station / searching vessels about cancellation of search and rescue and report. Coast radio station / searching vessels informed.

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Chapter C: IV-C/ 1

Cargo and Cargo Handling Cargo handling procedure

IV-C/ 1.1 Loading and unloading 1.1.1 .1 . 1.1 .2 . 2.1 .3 . 3.1 .4 . 4.1 .5 . 5.1 .6 . 6.1 .7 . 7.1 .8 . 8.1 .9 . 9.1 .10 .10.1 .11 .11.1 .12 .12.1 .13 .13.1 .14 .14.1 .15 .15.1 .16 .16.1 .17 1.1.2 .1 . 1.1 . 1.2 .2 . 2.1 Loading capacities and quantities What is deadweight of vessel? Deadweight ... tonnes. What is hold capacity of vessel? Hold capacity ... cubic metres. What is bale capacity of vessel? Bale capacity ... cubic metres. What is grain capacity of vessel? Grain capacity ... cubic metres. What is container capacity of vessel? Container capacity ... TEU. How many reefer plugs has vessel? Vessel has ... reefer plugs. How many 20'/ 40' containers has vessel to load? Vessel has to load ... 20'/ 40' containers. How many cubic metres of cargo space are required? ... cubic metres of cargo space required. How many tonnes/cubic metres can vessel still load? Vessel can still load ... tonnes/cubic metres. How many tonnes/cubic metres vessel load on deck? Vessel can load ... tonnes/cubic metres on deck. How many containers can vessel load on deck? Vessel can load... 20'/40' containers on deck. How many cars/trailers/trucks/ ... can vessel load? Vessel can load ... cars/trailers/trucks/ ... . What is length/size/depth of no. ... hold? Length/size/depth of no. ... hold ... metres. What is size of hatch openings? Size of hatch openings ... by ... metres. What is safety load of no. ... hold? Safety load of upper deck/tween deck/lower deck of no. ... hold ... tonnes per square metre. How many tonnes/cubic metres of ... are booked? ... tonnes of ... booked. Vessel has still to bunker ... tonnes of fuel/fresh water/ ... . Port/shipboard cargo handling gear and equipment Are dockside/floating cranes available? Yes, dockside/floating cranes available. No, dockside/floating cranes not available. What is capacity of crane? Capacity of the crane: ... tonnes.

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What is maximum reach of crane? Maximum reach of the crane: ... metres. What is handling capacity of container crane/bridge? Handling capacity of container crane/bridge: ... containers per hour. What is handling capacity of grain elevator/ore loader/ ... ? Handling capacity of grain elevator/ore loader/ ... tonnes/cubic metres per hour. What is pumping capacity of cargo pumps? Pumping capacity of cargo pumps: ... tonnes per hour. Are (light) fork-lift trucks for cargo holds available? Yes, (light) fork-lift trucks available. No, (light) fork-lift trucks not available. Only use electric fork-lift trucks in holds. What is elevation of fork-lift truck? Elevation of fork-lift truck: ... metres. What is capacity of fork-lift truck? Capacity of fork-lift truck: ... tonnes. What is capacity of derricks/ cranes of vessel? Capacity of derricks/ cranes of vessel: ... tonnes. What is capacity with traverse? Capacity with traverse: ... tonnes. Can you work with union purchase/in tandem? Yes, we can work with union purchase/in tandem. No, we cannot work with union purchase/in tandem. Who will provide slings? Vessel/stevedores will provide slings. Are can hooks/net slings/car slings/board slings/ ... available? Yes, can hooks/net slings/car slings/board slings/ ... available. No, can hooks/net slings/car slings/board slings/ ... not available. What is capacity of ... slings? Capacity of ... slings : ... tonnes. These slings do not permit safe cargo handling. Replace slings. Are bob cats available for trimming? Yes, bob cats available for trimming. No, bob cats not available for trimming. Are stiffeners available? Yes, stiffeners available. No, stiffeners not available. Preparing to load/unload Prepare vessel for loading/unloading. Unlock hatch covers. Rig hatchrails in no. ... hold(s). Give notice of readiness to load/unload by ... UTC/local time. Is cargo list available and complete? Yes, cargo list available and complete.. No, cargo list not available and complete (yet). Cargo list available and complete in ... minutes. Complete stowage plan. Agree stowage plan with stevedores. Make stability calculation.

9 . Are safety arrangements in hold(s) operational? Yes.17 .2 ..794 ANNEX Page 107 .1. No..17.13 .3 . 1. No.13 Are goods ready to load? Yes.. No. minutes/hours.11 ... Fill double bottom tank(s)/ballast tank(s) before loading heavy lifts.1 ..3 .2 . sufficient dunnage and mats available. tonnes per hour. cranes/derricks operational. hold(s). Switch on/off hold lights. Cranes/derricks operational in ..2 . minutes.. 2. Close/open cargo port(s) to no. Operating cargo handling equipment and hatches Open all hatches before loading/unloading and report.4 . side.. Are holds clean/dry/free of smell ? Yes.6 .1 .14 . Rig heavy lift derrick.8 ..9 .12. Clean hold(s) /deck(s).11 ..17. before loading. safety arrangements in hold(s) not operational (yet). What is maximum loading rate/unloading rate? Maximum loading rate/unloading rate .10 .10.3 . Are sufficient dunnage and mats available? Yes. 9. Cover bilge(s) with tarpaulins/wrapper/ .2 . Clean tween deck before opening lower hold.3 .1 . goods not ready to load (yet)..10. Keep safe working load of derrick(s)/crane(s).14.2 1.1 ..1 . 2.10 .. Rig derrick(s)/crane(s) of no. Lower derrick(s) over hatch/pier. hold.12 ..12 . No. Do not exceed loading rate/unloading rate of .4 . 6.14. minutes/hours.5 .. Are cranes/derricks operational? Yes. Safety arrangements in hold(s) operational in . Holds clean/dry/free of smell in . Swing derrick(s)/crane(s) outboard. No.. Shift derrick(s) of no.1 . 3. holds not clean/dry/free of smell (yet).12. All hatches open. minutes. Switch on/off hold ventilation. hold to . . Goods ready to load in . sufficient dunnage and mats not available. .3 .1 .2 . holds clean/dry/free of smell. Instruct winchman/craneman .12.15 . 2..16 .1 .1 .1 .10. cranes/derricks not operational (yet)..MSC/Circ.. goods ready to load. Pump out ballast water. tonnes per hour. 9.7 . . . safety arrangements in hold(s) operational. 9... Check preventers. Top derrick(s) over hatch/pier.2 .

14 .9 . . . 3.. minutes.5 Maintaining/repairing cargo handling equipment . hold.6 .1 .13 . . Do not use hooks for handling bags... derrick not operational. Stow ventilation ducts into bag cargo. . . .1 Cargo battens damaged..3 Preventer(s) of no... Stow empty containers in topmost tiers . 2 .. hold ventilators not operational. Check containers for damage..2 ..2 No. 4. . Fill up broken stowage with small stowage.4 (Container) lashings damaged. closely together. . .. Stow pallets/cartons/..21 . 3. Check correct interlock of stowpieces. .5 . Refuse damaged (crushed/renailed/wet/torn/resewn (.10 . Cover goods with mats/. winch motors operational. .11 .20 .. 1 . in reefer hold. Check complete unloading.. personally. .19 .MSC/Circ.. .2 Rubber seals of hatch cover(s) damaged. .5 Check repair of crane/winch / . .794 ANNEX Page 108 1.3 . 4.4 . . ..3 Winch motor of no. .1 Replace damaged . .1. ... Stow container(s) onto hatch cover(s).1 Yes. 1 ... derrick operational in .2 No. 4.. before closing hatches for sea.12 . Secure heavy lift(s) immediately .1 Yes. damaged.2 Hold ladder(s) bent. . hold ventilators operational.22 Briefing on stowage and securing Check careful and safe stowage. winch motor of no.. Close hatches in case of rain/snow/ . Stow .1.18 . 1 . Place dunnage between tiers.1 Straighten hold ladder(s). 3. Check careful separation of different lots. 1 . 1 . 1 . Stow ...) boxes/cartons/cases/crates/bags/..8 . Check correct fixing of rope clips. minutes.3 Are hold ventilators operational? . ..3 Hold ventilators operational in .5 .5 . 1. .. Do not overstow cartons with other goods ..6 .6 Lubricate blocks of crane(s)/derrick(s)..15 .16 . Check proper use of handling gear.. Relash all lashings.7 Lubricate wires of crane(s)/derrick(s). hold(s) damaged.. .17 .1 Check hold(s)/hatch cover(s)/derrick(s) for damage and report.7 ...4 Are winch motors operational? .. into tween deck of no. ..

3 .1 .794 ANNEX Page 109 IV-C/ 1. No smoking when loading/unloading. goods under deck.1 . 2.. Use calibrated test meters for checking oxygen level.1 ..5 . metres...1 ... .. goods dropped on deck.. with IMO-Class .2..1 .11 .. leaking.6 1. Stow infectious substances separated by one hold/compartment from foodstuffs. goods away from .MSC/Circ.. Stow IMO-Class .11. Stow IMO-Class .9 ..Class .Class . You can stow poisonous and flammable goods in one hold...7 Briefing on nature of dangerous goods What is IMO-Class of these goods? IMO-Class of these goods: ... 5.... Stow IMO-Class . hold(s).5 .11..4 . These goods/liquids/substances are flammable/oxidizing/poisonous .2. Instructions on compatibility and stowage Observe IMDG-Code when loading/stowing.18 .5 . . goods on deck with tarpaulins/ ... goods away from living quarters.. ... Load/unload IMO-Class . Check correct marks/labels/placards .8 ...14 . Do not touch .. .. Several drums/barrels/tanks/ .2 .3 ...1 .1 .12 ...2 ..7 . goods. Stow flammable goods away from engine room bulkhead/ .3 . Leaking substances/oil/liquid/ . Reporting incidents Sling(s) with carboys/bottles/drums/ . . Liquid/powder/gas escaping.6 ..... Brief stevedores on dangerous goods in number .1 .4 ... These goods emit flammable gases in contact with water .2 . escaped into harbour basin (inform pollution control).. Temperature in locker/container/ . 1.. goods. This package contains IMO .. These goods are liable to spontaneous heating and combustion. goods.2 Handling dangerous goods (also see IMO-IMDG Code.. goods increasing (rapidly).. Leaking substances/oil/liquid/ .. goods on deck. of IMO-Class . escaped into sea (inform pollution control). Cover IMO-Class ..2 .15 .6 . ..4 .1 .of IMO . Stow IMO-Class .19 1. goods first.13 . 1994) 1. Check compatibility of IMO-Class . 1.keep dry.. . Stow drums away from IMO-Class ...17 ... Check proper segregation of goods. packings with dangerous goods... goods at minimum of . Check correct technical names in documents.....handle with caution.Class . Orange/red/white/ .10 .2 ..of IMO . smoke developing among IMO-Class .. goods (on deck). goods leaking out of door. Leaking substance damaged goods....2. deformed. Stow IMO-Class . Ventilate hold(s) before entering..3 . container with IMO-Class .. Several drums/tanks/ . goods separated (by one hold) from IMO-Class .16 . Refuse damaged/wet/ .

Use absorbants for leakage. Call ambulance. . stevedores received acid burns/ . Remove leakage with synthetic scoops. Only open container/hold/locker/ . . IMO-Class .fire extinguishing system switched on.. . Vessel turned out of wind. Fight fire from great distance. Ventilate hold(s) carefully. 10 .3 . 9.8 .14 . 12 1. (inform on radio).. Stop leakage. 2. Fire under control.1 . 6...1 . . Turn vessel out of wind .12. .1 . 9.. Fire extinguished.radio coast station informed.. 10.2 ..1 . Cool down container/ .794 ANNEX Page 110 . Container/ ..13 .7 .1 .15.3 . .1 (Minor) explosion in number .9 . Alter course for nearest port (inform on radio).17. hold(s). 6.16 .1 .1 .4 .. with water. 9.. Action in case of incident Take actions according to Emergency Plan and report.MSC/Circ. Separate contaminated goods from other goods.15.1 .15. Take off and dispose contaminated clothing. Contaminated goods covered with tarpaulins/ .16. hold(s) flooded.3 .11 . 4.2 . Contaminated clothing disposed. Course altered for port of .1 ...3 .. Fire not under control (yet) (inform on radio).1 .. Let leakage evaporate.4 .2 .2.15 .9 . 11 . 10.2 ... Put on protective clothing and breathing apparatus. 8. Contaminated goods separated . Close hatch -switch on fire extinguishing system. 9.... Minor/major damage to gas tank/container/. Report injured persons. goods re-ignited.10 . stevedores complain about headache/nausea/ ..6 ....12 . 6..4 . cooled down. Minor/major fire was in number .. when smoking stopped. . ..10.. . 7.5 . hold. Rescue persons.8 . Flood no... Cover contaminated goods with tarpaulins/ . . Hatch closed . No.... Provide first aid to injured persons/casualties. Leakage removed.17 .. Leakage stopped...1 . Number of injured persons/casualties: . Do not touch leakage.14. Take injured persons/ casualties to safe area.1 . hold. No person injured.leaking gas/smoke poisonous. 8. on hands/ on ..1 .1 .2 .

.. Stand by absorbent material/sand and report.. oil / ..1 . Instruct pumpman / .4.1.794 ANNEX Page 111 IV-C/ 1..1 .7 .1.8 .3 . . Fit bonding wire and report..7.1 .5.2.1 1.3.6 .3 . Scuppers plugged.4.1 . No.1..1 .6.3 ..5. Inform . Bonding wire fitted. How many pumps? Number of pumps: .5 .8.1 . Close sea .valves / discharges closed. instructed..2 . and report.2 . Oil spill plan available in .8.1 . .... Loading/discharge will start/finish in .10. COW .1 . Fire extinguishers standing by. No..trays plugged.5 . minutes before loading/discharge will start/finish.2..system / inert gas system operational . When will crude oil washing start ? Crude oil washing will start in . minutes...6 .10. Pumpman / .11 . Can we connect loading arm ? Yes.1 .3 .3.1 ..1 . No.7.7.. tonnes of .alls / drip .MSC/Circ. Plug save . Spill control gear standing by.1 .3 Handling liquid goods.7.2 .4 .1 . .1 .system / inert gas operational in ... minutes. tonnes per hour.trays and report.alls / drip .3.3.valves / discharges and report. oil / . Stand by emergency fire pump / foam monitor and report.10 . COW . What is pumping pressure ? Pumping pressure . oil spill plan available... Operating pumping equipment (including: phrases for communication with bunker barge / oil terminal) What is (maximum) loading rate / discharge rate ? (Maximum) loading rate / discharge rate: .system / inert gas system not operational (yet)..7 . COW . with bunker barge / oil terminal. Sea . Emergency fire pump / foam monitor standing by.1 .9 ..1 .2 .6. you can connect loading arm. Is COW ..10.pollution prevention . you cannot connect loading arm (yet).3 .. Stand by fire extinguishers and report.1 .1 .1 . minutes. How many tonnes of .. bars.2 . Save .4 ... minutes.. Stand by spill control gear and report.1 . minutes..2 Preparing safety measures Plug scuppers and report.. bunkers and ballast . Absorbent material/sand standing by.1..11.3. can you take ? We can take ..system / inert gas system operational ? Yes. Connect loading arm in . Is oil spill plan available ? Yes.. oil spill plan not available (yet). Maintain contact on VHF channels .8 .

All full closed aboard / ashore. ready to load / discharge.1 .1 .2 .1 What is back pressure for stripping ? Backpressure for stripping .2 . Keep safe working pressure.1 .3 . cargo hoses / booms not disconnected (yet). No. Down pumping rate. not pumping.1 .15.15 .5. . Are you receiving ? Yes.1 .10.11 .1.1. Up pumping rate.794 ANNEX Page 112 .20 ..3 . minutes. Cargo hoses / booms disconnected in .3 .14 . No.12.2 .17.. bars. pumping.4 .4.18 .19 .5.2 .10.6. Stand by oil clearance team.2 .12.11.3.1 .1 .10 . Pollution control informed. Close valve(s) and report.16 .1 .3 . not ready to load /discharge (yet)..11.. ! Stop pumping ! Pumping stopped..9 .1 . Oil / . No. escaping into water ! Inform pollution control (according to oil spill plan) and report...2 . Spill cleaned up. All full open aboard / ashore..5 .12. Reporting and cleaning up spillage Leak at manifold connection ! Overflow at .17 . cargo hoses / booms not connected (yet).MSC/Circ.10.3. Start pumping (slowly).11.1 . cargo hoses / booms connected.3 ...5.. No.1 . Are cargo hoses / booms connected ? Yes. receiving. All crew assist to clean up spill..2 . not receiving. How much spill ? Spill about .13 . Clean up spill with .9.17.18. Are you ready to load /discharge? Yes.21 1.. Are cargo hoses / booms disconnected ? Yes.14.stop pumping.6. minutes. Ready to load /discharge in .1 .1 .2.6 .1 .12 .2 .1 . minutes. cargo hoses / booms disconnected.18. Spillage stopped. Open valve(s) and report.. No. Cargo hoses / booms connected in . tonne(s).5.. Oil clearance team standing by. (Quantity received) .4. .. Are you pumping ? Yes.

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Ballast handling Plug scuppers and report. Scuppers plugged. Open sea suction valve and report. Sea suction valve open. Open ballast tank valve no. ... and report. Ballast tank valve no. ... open. Start ballast pump and report. Ballast pump started. Stop ballast pump and report. Stop ballast pump - ballast overflow ! Ballast pump stopped. Close ballast tank valve no. ... and report. Ballast tank valve no. ... closed. Close sea suction valve and report. Sea suction valve closed. Pump out ballast tank no. ... and report. Ballast tank no. ... pumped out. Stop ballast pump - ballast dirty ! No stripping of ballast tanks in port. Cleaning tanks Pump slops into slop tank and report. Slops pumped into slop tank. Dispose sludge into sludge tank and report. Sludge disposed into sludge tank. Order shore slop tank/slop barge and report. We have ... tonnes of slops / sludge. Shore slop tank/slop barge ordered. Start pumping slops and report. Pumping slops started. Keep safe working pressure. Stop pumping slops and report. Pumping slops stopped.

IV-C/ 1.4 Preparing for sea .1 . 1.1 .2 . 2.1 Close and secure hatch covers for sea and report Hatch covers closed and secured. Lash and secure goods for sea and report. Goods lashed and secured. (In ro/ro-ferries: The execution of the instructions 3,4 and 5 given from the bridge on radio should be confirmed from the person in charge of the corresponding station using phrases 3.1, 4.1 and 5.1) Close and secure bow door/stern door and report.. Bow door/stern door closed and secured. Fold and secure bow ramp/stern ramp/side ramp and report. Bow ramp/stern ramp/side ramp folded and secured.

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Lash and secure all cars/waggons/ ... and report. All cars/waggons/ ... lashed and secured. Lower and secure derricks/cranes for sea and report. Derricks/cranes lowered and secured. Check lashings and securings and report. Lashings and securings fast. Check seaworthiness of holds and report Holds seaworthy. How many tonnes/cubic meters loaded? ... tonnes/cubic metres/ ... loaded. How much ballast can vessel take (down to her marks)? Vessel can take ... tonnes of ballast. Check trim. Fill forepeak to decrease stern trim. Fill double-bottom tank(s) . Pump fuel from ... tank to ... tank to bring vessel upright. Cargo Care

IV-C/ 2.1 Operating shipboard equipment for cargo care .1 . 1.1 . 1.2 . 1.3 .2 . 2.1 .3 . 3.1 . 3.2 . 3.3 .4 . 4.1 .5 . 5.1 .6 . 6.1 Is equipment for cargo care operational? Yes, equipment for cargo care operational. No, ...(equipment) not operational (yet). ... (equipment) operational in ... minutes. What is air change rate of hold ventilators? Air change rate of hold ventilators ... -fold. Are temperature recorders/humidity recorders in hold(s)operational? Yes, temperature recorders/humidity recorders in hold(s) operational. No, temperature recorders/humidity recorders in hold(s) not operational (yet). Temperature recorders/humidity recorders in hold(s) operational in ... minutes. Operate reefer holds separately and report. Refer holds operated separately. Operate reefer holds jointly and report. Reefer holds operated jointly Instruct the crew how to connect reefer plugs/clip-on units/con-airs and report. Crew instructed how to connect reefer plugs/clip-on units/con-airs.

IV-C/ 2.2 Taking measures for cargo care 2.2.1 .1 .2 . 2.1 . 2.2 . 2.2.1 .3 . 3.1 . 3.2 . 3.3 .4 Carrying out inspections Holds must be inspected by surveyor before loading. Check reefer holds for proper loading preparation and report. Reefer holds must be inspected by sanitary service before loading. Reefer holds must be pre-cooled for survey. Reefer holds ready for loading. Are holds clean( dry and free of smell)? Yes, holds clean( dry and free of smell). No, holds not clean (dry and free of smell) (yet). Holds clean (dry and free of smell) in ... minutes/hours. Check operation of hold ventilators and report

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Hold ventilators in operation. Hold ventilators( in no. ... hold(s)) not in operation. Hold ventilators (in no ... hold(s)) in operation in ... minutes. Order surveyor to check reefer plugs. Order surveyor to check cargo securings. Is certificate of survey available and complete? Yes, certificate of survey available and complete. No, certificate of survey not available and complete (yet). Certificate of survey available and complete in ... minutes/hours. Check cargo regularly during voyage. Check lashings and securings every day/every ... hours.. Relash lashings of ... . Lashings of ... relashed. Enter all checks into log - book. Before unloading open hatches only when surveyor present. Describing damage to the cargo (also see section 1.2.3 "Reporting incidents" of this chapter) ...(cargo) in bad condition. Packages of ...(cargo) wet. Packages of ... (cargo) damp/mouldy. Packages of ...(cargo) marked by fresh water/sea water. Metal of ...(cargo) rusty. Bands of ...(cargo) broken/missing/ruty. Crates/cases with ...(cargo) renailed. Boards of crates/cases with ...(cargo) loose. Marks/labels on ...(cargo) unclear/illegible/false. Contents of drums/barrels/ ... unknown. Weight of ...(cargo) unknown. Boxes/crates/cases/ ... with ...(cargo) damaged. Bags/bales with ...(cargo) torn. Bags/bales with ...(cargo) spilling. Bags/bales with ...(cargo) resewn. Drums/barrels/ ... with ...(cargo) leaking. Drums/barrels/ ... deformed. Boxes/cartons/cases/ ... with ...(cargo) crushed. Bags/boxes/cartons/ ... with ...(cargo) empty. Bags/boxes/cartons/ ... with ...(cargo) are not full. Bags with ...(cargo) slack. Bags with ...(cargo) filled (up) with sweepings. Bags/boxes/cartons/ ... with ...(cargo) second hand. Boxes/cartons/cases/ ... with bottles of ...(cargo) (partly) broken. ...( cargo) (partly) eaten by rats/worms. ...( cargo) of ... (partly) infected by vermin. ... container(s) damaged. ... container(s) damaged before loading. ... container(s) damaged in loading. ... container(s) damaged by shifting on board. ... container(s) damaged by heavy seas. ... container(s) washed overboard (inform on radio). ... container(s) open (and contents (partly) missing).

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. This is Captain .2 2. .....1 .25.24.. . hold/on deck and report Shifting cargo in no. .1.4 . The ship is in all respects ready for sea. Officers and crew members of passenger ships and passenger ferries to inform passengers on safety aspects and to organize their conduct in case of an emergency.25 ..... in no. ..1 .3 .2. hold below normal. Container(s)/car(s)/ . Keep deck cargo of ... Temperature in no..(cargo) dry. All regulations concerning the ship's routine have to be obeyed. Secure shifting cargo in no.. Switch on/ off automatic temperature control.8 . Protect deck cargo of . Temperature in no.. .. hold . 1.1 Conduct of passengers aboard 1.2.. please obey the orders given on the public address system..(cargo) critical.1 .(cargo) against sun/rain/shipping seas...MSC/Circ. Passengers are requested to read all notes and leaflets concerning safety regulations.3 . Humidity of .1 . Switch on/off automatic temperature recorder..... Switch on hold ventilation to exhaust air.. Replug reefer container(s) in no.24 . . Taking actions (also see section 1. 10 . Humidity of .speaking... with false labels. Keep deck cargo of . Temperature in no.1 . . 11 Chapter D: Passenger Care (The phrases of this chapter should be used by Masters.24.9 . . hold critical. hold/on deck secured. hold/on deck.(cargo) below normal.794 ANNEX Page 116 .25. .. Relash container(s)/car(s)/ . hold/on deck and report. 5.4 "Action in case of incident"of this chapter) Switch on hold ventilation to supply air.24. Switch off hold ventilation (in case of shipping seas).1 . ..1 . in no.1 General information on conduct of passengers on board Ladies and Gentlemen.. 7..(cargo) wet..) IV-D/ 1 Briefing/instruction IV-D/ 1.2 .3 Temperature in no.6 .(cargo) above normal... hold/on deck relashed. hold above normal.. I have pleasure in informing you that all safety equipment is in full working order. Humidity of . Check contents of drum(s)/barrel(s)/container(s)/ . In the unlikely event of an emergency.2 .5 . The bow/stern doors are closed and secured.3 .... degrees Celsius.2 . .7 ... Please listen carefully to the safety instructions which follow.

all areas and spaces marked "Crew only" .2 .engine room .7 .3 .manoeuvring areas at the front and back end of the ship ..2. General emergency alarm In case of emergency seven short blasts and one long blast will be given with the ship's whistle and the alarm system.Operate the nearest fire alarm .1 .to familiarize passengers with their assembly stations .. The use of naked light and open fire is strictly prohibited.10 . The key may be collected at the information desk. Passengers will be taught how to act and behave in cases of emergency (also see section 2 of this chapter). spaces and rooms .to familiarize passengers with emergency procedures All passengers must attend this drill.Telephone the navigating bridge. The number to dial is .Call out "Fire !" . IV-D/ 1.1 . Never throw a cigarette overboard. Preventing/reporting fire .2 Briefing on prohibited areas.1.Inform a member of the crew .A. smell or smoke. Never use an electric iron in a cabin.794 ANNEX Page 117 1.MSC/Circ. 1.5 .1 .6 .navigating bridge .all closed. decks.9 . Never smoke in bed. Never use lighted candles.3 P.. smell or smoke. spaces in the ship Safety regulations do not permit passengers to enter the following spaces: .1 .to familiarize passengers with their life-saving equipment . Always inform somebody of the crew if you detect fire.2 Briefing on safety regulations/preventive measures/communications .. sealed and/or roped off areas.2. announcements on emergencies . Remain calm when you hear the general emergency alarm...4 .2 International regulations require all passengers to be assembled in a drill which has to take place within 24 hours of leaving port. Be careful to extinguish cigarettes completely.3 1.2 .8 . Never smoke on deck except in areas labelled as smoking areas.service rooms . deck.2.cargo rooms and compartments .11 . Never hang anything over or near an electric bulb.car decks when the ship is at sea. If you need to iron something use the ironing room on . .13 If you detect a fire.12 Always remember that fire is the greatest hazard aboard ship. A drill will be held .3 1. Put used cigarettes in a container provided. Always act immediately if you detect fire. smell or smoke act immediately as follows: .2 .

1. 1. We have grounded/ a minor flooding (in . Please follow the instructions given by the officers and crew members. There is smoke formation/flooding in . 6 .. 9 Attention please! Attention please! This is your captain with an important announcement. 4 . 2. Do not go to the lifeboat stations until you are ordered to do so..5 .794 ANNEX Page 118 . 8 .1 . 1 . 2. For safety reasons we request all passengers to go to their assembly stations on deck ..4 Protective measures for children Children must be kept under permanent observation..MSC/Circ. Keep your eyes on the person in the water.. 1.. Special lifejackets for children are available. 1. We have also radio contact with other ships/radio coast stations. 7 . . . 2. 5 . . Assistance should arrive within approximately . 1... The fire/flooding is not under control yet..2.. 7 . . This is your Captain speaking.. 2. The fire/flooding is under control. There is no immediate danger to our passengers or the ship . The order to enter the lifeboats/liferafts will be given from the bridge or by the officers. are requested to follow the crew members who will escort you to your assembly stations. act as follows: . 1. 2 . 1. 3 .4 Call out "Man overboard". deck from . 2.. 2. Do not forget to take your lifejackets and blankets with you.2 . please ask the steward/stewardess.. 4 . 6 . hours.. I have another announcement..... 2... 5 . . )/ a minor fire (in . 2.2 .2.3 . I repeat. There is no danger at this time... All passengers of deck no. When you get to your assembly stations put on your lifejackets and wait for further orders. 3 .and there is no reason to be alarmed.. 8 ..access to this area is prohibited. 2 . 1 . We have just received a message from land/other ships that assistance is on the way.4 1. Do not enter the lifeboats/liferafts. For safety reasons we request all passengers to prepare to go to their assembly stations. ). Show/tell a ship's officer/crew the person's position in the water. 1. Never let children climb or sit on the ship's rails.. 2. You may leave your children under qualified care in the children's playroom/on the playdeck on .2 . or telephone the bridge immediately. hours. Throw lifebuoys overboard.1 . Person overboard If you see anybody fall overboard... I ask you kindly to remain calm. Access to the assembly stations will be via .. and wait there for further instructions. to . The ship's fire brigade/damage control team is fighting the fire/flooding.3 .. Follow the escape route shown. As soon as I have further information I will make another announcement.. this is your captain with an important announcement. 1. the number is .1 ... Go to your lifeboat stations.

2 . please act in the same manner as under the general emergency alarm.11 IV-D/ 2. These are exclusively for the information of the crew. and he will call out the passengers individually by their names.MSC/Circ.1 When the general emergency alarm is sounded which consists of seven short blasts and one long blast. All passengers must put on . do not hesitate to ask any of the ship's officers or crew. All passengers are requested to carefully study the safety instructions behind their cabin doors. Lifejackets are stored in your cabins under your beds and at your assembly stations. All passengers are requested to follow the escape routes shown. During the voyage you may hear some other sound signals.warm clothing .. If one of your cabinmates is not able to attend the roll call. strong shoes and head covering whatever the weather. All passengers with their lifejackets and blankets are requested to go to their assembly stations/the lounge/ the . When your name is called out. describing how to escape . immediately.6 .4 . please inform the officer/crew immediately. long-sleeved shirts/jackets .10 . please answer loudly "Here". your spectacles and medicine if necessary.2 .8 . If you have any questions regarding safety.3 . All passengers are requested to strictly obey the instructions given by the officers or crew. act only if you hear the general emergency alarm or the abandon ship alarm.1 . .7 .9 . long-sleeved shirts. From your assembly stations you will be escorted to your lifeboats/liferafts.strong shoes and head covering. When you hear the abandon ship alarm which consists of one long and one short blast repeated continuously.794 ANNEX Page 119 IV-D/ 2 Evacuation and Boat Drill IV-D/ 2.4 Take your lifejacket and a blanket. Please. IV-D/ 2.3 Performing roll call .long trousers. The officer/crew will say "This is a roll call".2 Briefing on how to dress and what to take to assembly stations . Do not return to your cabin to collect your property. Take your lifejackets and blankets with you.1 Allocating/directing to assembly stations.2 ..5 . Put on warm clothing. You are encouraged to try on your lifejacket. . You will find your lifejacket under your bed. Do not forget personal documents.4 At your assembly station one of the officers/crew will perform a roll call.3 .1 . No high-heeled shoes.3 . Do not use lifts/elevators. all passengers have to go to their assembly station.

pull strings around your waist and tie in front. Carefully study the demonstration in the diagram at the assembly station. Ships/helicopters/airplanes will reach us within . We have radio contact with rescue craft.1 Informing on present situation .1 .10 IV-D/ 3 Keep a sharp lookout for persons in the water. due to fire/grounding/collision/flooding/ heavy list/serious damage/ . We will fire rockets/use smoke buoys/ . The officers/lifeboatmen know exactly what to do. There are enough life-saving appliances for everyone on board..2 . Attending to passengers in an emergency IV-D/ 3. Discipline in the lifeboat/liferaft is of vital importance.5 Instruction on how to enter and to behave in lifeboats/liferafts. . Who needs medical first aid? Everybody will get the same ration of provisions and water.7 ..6 .pull lifejacket over your head .. Strictly obey all instructions given by the officer/lifeboatman. Pump out the water/free the lifeboat/liferaft from water.9 The ship was abandoned in position . You obtain medicine for seasickness from the lifeboatman.6 On-scene measures/actions in lifeboats/liferafts . Follow closely the demonstration given by the officer/crew. hours.3 .5 .8 .7 .4 . Keep calm. Have a line/hook/knife/lifebuoy ready.7 .. Warning! Do not drink sea water whatever the situation. ..4 .1 (dependent on type of lifejacket used) .2 .3 .8 . We will send a MAYDAY. Keep your lifejackets on...tighten strings well .794 ANNEX Page 120 IV-D/ 2.. giving corresponding orders . Hold on to ropes or to your seat when lowering/hoisting. IV-D/ 2..1 .5 .3 .. Do not push each other when entering/leaving the lifeboat/liferaft.9 Enter lifeboat/liferaft only when ordered by an officer/lifeboatman.MSC/Circ.6 .2 .6 .1 . Do not remove your shirts/long trousers/head covering.3 .9 .5 . to attract attention.4 Briefing on/demonstrating putting on lifejackets . There is no reason to panic. Clear entrance of the lifeboat/liferaft when entering. Carefully study the demonstration in the pictures in your cabin.4 . Ships/helicopters/airplanes are coming to our rescue.8 .4 IV-D/ 2. There are enough provisions and drinking water for 48 hours.. Rescue Co-ordination Centre/ships in the vicinity have already been informed of our situation. Sit down in the lifeboat/life raft immediately. Provisions and drinking water will be distributed by an officer/lifeboatman only. The crew members will help you if necessary.. We will join the other lifeboats/liferafts.2 .. ..

794 ANNEX Page 121 IV-D/ 3.2 ..5 .4 . All persons.6 . The elderly/disabled/injured/sick need room to lie down.MSC/Circ. Assist those who need help. persons are missing.1 . Search all cabins/WC/showers for missing persons.3 .2 Escorting helpless passengers . injured or sick persons with lifejackets. Help children.8 . All persons.9 . We require warm clothing and blankets for the children/elderly/disabled/injured/sick. please move closer. .. We require a stretcher for the disabled/injured/sick. be quiet. disabled. elderly.. The children/sick need rest. please.7 ... Give assistance when entering lifeboats/liferafts.

SMOKE NOT TOXIC OVER" . Geneva 1992) 1 Standard Distress Message in the GMDSS 1 .2 the 9-digit Maritime Mobile Service Identity code (MMSI) plus name/call sign or other identification of the vessel the position of the vessel the nature of distress the assistance required any other information which might facilitate rescue.MSC/Circ.I AM ON FIRE AFTER EXPLOSION IN HOLD . Example (MMSI and name/call sign are fictitious) "MAYDAY .1 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 for telephony (VHF channel 16 or 2182 kHz) as follows: "MAYDAY This is" 1 .THIS IS TWO-ONE-ONE-TWO-THREE-NINE-SIX-EIGHT-ZERO MOTOR VESSEL "BIRTE" CALL SIGN DELTA ALPHA MIKE KILO .I REQUIRE FIRE FIGHTING ASSISTANCE .POSITION SIX TWO ONE ONE DEGREES NORTH ZERO ZERO SEVEN FOUR FOUR DEGREES EAST .794 ANNEX Page 122 APPENDIX (For further details see: ITU MANUAL for use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services.

MSC/Circ.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" 2 .POSITION SIX TWO ONE ONE DEGREES NORTH ZERO ZERO SEVEN FOUR FOUR DEGREES EAST .794 ANNEX Page 123 2 Standard Urgency Message in the GMDSS 2 .2 the 9-digit MMSI of the vessel plus name/call sign or other identification the position of the vessel 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 OVER" . Example (MMSI and name/call sign are fictitious) "PAN-PAN PAN-PAN PAN-PAN ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS .I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH MAIN ENGINE .

MSC/Circ. or to a specific station) (repeated three times) this is" 3 . Example (MMSI. name/call sign and geographical names are fictitious) "SECURITE SECURITE SECURITE ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS .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: "SECURITE (repeated three times) ALL STATIONS (or all ships in a specific geographical area. 79-80 ________ .MARION BIGHT LIGHTBUOY BRAVO THREE POSITION TWO NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF PETER HEAD UNLIT OVER" 4 Alphabetical Index ( bold page numbers indicate the main fields of application) [the alphabetical index will be completed as following the system hereunder after the evaluation of the trial:] abandoning vessel 25.THIS IS TWO-ONE-ONE-TWO-THREE-NINE-SIX-EIGHT-ZERO MOTORVESSEL "BIRTE" CALL SIGN DELTA ALPHA MIKE KILO . 48. 27.3 the 9-digit MMSI of the vessel plus name/call sign or other identification the text of the safety message.794 ANNEX Page 124 3 Standard Safety Message in the GMDSS 3 .

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