Regulation 4 - Training in emergency procedures
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Regulation 4 - Training in emergency procedures

 The Administration shall take such measures as it may deem necessary to ensure that crews are adequately trained in their duties in the event of emergencies. Such training shall include, as appropriate:

  • (a) types of emergencies which may occur, such as collisions, fire and foundering;

  • (b) types of life-saving appliances normally carried on vessels;

  • (c) need to adhere to the principles of survival;

  • (d) value of training and drills;

  • (e) need to be ready for any emergency and to be constantly aware of:

    • (i) the information in the muster list, in particular:

      • each crew member's specific duties in any emergency;
      • each crew member's own survival station; and
      • the signals calling the crew to their survival craft or fire stations;
    • (ii) location of each crew member's own lifejacket and spare lifejackets;

    • (iii) location of fire alarm controls;

    • (iv) means of escape;

    • (v) consequences of panic;

  • (f) actions to be taken in respect to lifting persons from vessels and survival craft by helicopter;

  • (g) actions to be taken when called to survival craft stations, including:

    • (i) putting on suitable clothing;

    • (ii) donning of lifejacket; and

    • (iii) collecting additional protection such as blankets, time permitting;

  • (h) actions to be taken when required to abandon ship, such as:

    • (i) how to board survival craft from vessel and water; and

    • (ii) how to jump into the sea from a height and reduce the risk of injury when entering the water;

  • (i) actions to be taken when in the water, such as:

    • (i) how to survive in circumstances of:

      • fire or oil on the water;
      • cold conditions; and
      • shark-infested waters;
    • (ii) how to right a capsized survival craft;

  • (j) actions to be taken when aboard a survival craft, such as:

    • (i) getting the survival craft quickly clear of the vessel;

    • (ii) protection against cold or extreme heat;

    • (iii) using a drogue or sea-anchor;

    • (iv) keeping a look-out;

    • (v) recovering and caring for survivors;

    • (vi) facilitating detection by others;

    • (vii) checking equipment available for use in the survival craft and using it correctly; and

    • (viii) and remaining, so far as possible, in the vicinity;

  • (k) main dangers to survivors and the general principles of survival, including:

    • (i) precautions to be taken in cold climates;

    • (ii) precautions to be taken in tropical climates;

    • (iii) exposure to sun, wind, rain and sea;

    • (iv) importance of wearing suitable clothing;

    • (v) protective measures in survival craft;

    • (vi) effects of immersion in the water and of hypothermia;

    • (vii) importance of preserving body fluids;

    • (viii) protection against seasickness;

    • (ix) proper use of fresh water and food;

    • (x) effects of drinking seawater;

    • (xi) means available for facilitating detection by others; and

    • (xii) importance of maintaining morale;

  • (l) actions to be taken in respect to fire fighting:

    • (i) the use of fire hoses with different nozzles;

    • (ii) the use of fire extinguishers;

    • (iii) knowledge of the location of fire doors; and

    • (iv) the use of breathing apparatus.


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