Emergency Procedures

Engine failure / breakdown

  • Inform Master
  • Use rudder and Bow thruster
  • Exhibit "Not under Command" shapes or lights
  • Prepare anchoring if in shallow water
  • Broadcast vessel in the vicinity (When OK, don't forget to cancel the message)
  • Enter all decisions and actions taken in log book

Breakdown (black-out)
  • If necessary, use emergency radio
  • Reset all navigation equipment

Steering failure
  • Inform Master / Engine room
  • Engage emergency steering
  • ref. : Main engine failure procedure (Shipboard Manual)