Fire on board / eto ship jobs

Immediate action

a Call the Master and start the fire alarm.

b Turn off fans, dampers, skylights, fire doors, other openings, stairs, ramps, and so on.

c Find the fire.

d “Standby” crew – prepare for firefighting.

e At the port – call the fire brigade.

f Prepare lifeboats and life-saving equipment.

g Hold the radio in standby mode – current and updated position available.

h Display the corresponding signal from the International Signal Code. (VHF can also be used to indicate disaster).

i Check that no one is missing or trapped (check this at collection stations).

j Determine the time and position. Then:

k Seal the affected area (tightly)and eto ship jobs.

l Look for the affected area.

m Determine the best way to fight the fire, based on: all available information and knowledge of the contents of the affected area and surrounding information on dangerous and hazmat products on board.

n Fire fighting (together with the fire brigade). Pay attention to:

  • risks of explosion and spread of fire – on board and ashore
  • loss of stability when using water
  • water should not be used on electrical equipment
  • It may take up to 8-10 days to use CO2. Keep the area off. (Order CO2 replacement for the next call port)
  • Towing / rescue may be required. (Plan to damage your own ship to be used).

o report to the Company in the fastest and most efficient way. Keep them informed.

p Constantly monitor and measure the temperature in the affected area and its surroundings.

Residential fire: In addition to the above fire fighting procedures

Fire in the cargo hold: In addition to the above Fire On Board procedures, also consider the properties of the cargo and special precautions.

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