Friday, August 26, 2011

FIRE AT SEA ON CHEMICAL TANKERS- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL





FIRE  AT SEA

1
Raise alarm by using the nearest manual push button, and then
announce on PA as to location of fire.
2
Try to douse the fire with the nearest portable fire extinguisher

3
Call the Master
4
Muster crew in emergency head quarters for proper concerted
response.
5
Do a headcount

6
Squad leaders to chalk out a  response method , get approval
from master and brief crew
7
If the fire in in the ER , take the ship away from danger.
8
Engines on standby

9
Put on deck lights at night and show requisite NUC lights.

10
Note time, date and position of ship, and send URGENCY signal
of GMDSS
11
Inform the Company and DPA
12
Alter course and speed to reduce air draft and minimise
fire spread
13
Place the ship in the most advantageous position away
from dense traffic flow and in a lee
14
Slow down speed or stop if necessary
15
Start additional AE

16
Close automatic and manual fire doors
17
Start fire pump

18
Attack fire with spray hoses or foam or CO2 or water fog
as applicable
19
Roving squad to check for secondary dangers , evaluate
and appraise master

20
Cool or flood top face of compartment on fire.
21
Shut down Fire Dampers, fuel valves, fuel pumps, fuel
service tanks, settling tanks etc.
22
Isolate electrical circuits and blowers individually
NOT enmasse as firefighters require air and light
23
Fire fighters with SCBA sets and firemans outfit to
work in pairs.
24
Keep first aid and oxygen resuscitator ready
25
Report to nearest Coast guard and MRCC
26
Prepare lifeboats
27
Broadcast DISTRESS alert of GMDSS , if fire not under
control on all distress frequencies
28
Preserve VDR backup.

  IF THE FIRE HAS BEEN PUT OUT
29
If fixed fire extinguishing system has been operated and
spent , sufficient time has elapsed to allow cooling of the
affected area
30
Thorough examination of affected area has been carried out
31
Ascertain there will be no flash back
32
Area has been properly ventilated and all residual fumes
blown out
33
Electrical power mechanical ventilation has been restored
34
Determine cause of fire
35
Assess damage to own vessel
36
If there is a spill of oil in connection with the fire, inform
appropriate parties (refer to SOPEP or VRP plan if
within USA territorial waters)
37
If available, take photos of area damaged by the fire
38
Notify if spare parts required
39
Enter all times and facts in log book
40
Class surveyor attendance/report if seaworthiness
affected
41
P & I  and H&M attendance / report

Note:  In a compartment the fire spreads upwards in seconds, sideways in minutes and downwards in seconds.



CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
( 29 YEARS IN COMMAND )

3 comments:

  1. Dear Captain,
    The main turning point in my life happened when I started reading your blogs. As u say its reprogramming my DNA. Now I more into Yoga, meditation, spiritual activities and enjoying my life... Now I care more for nature, for my country,for other living beings, I have desi cows at my home... mostly we eat organic and natural foods and we are healthy now......everything inspired by You.

    Now I am planning to open a organic and natural store in Calicut,near MIMS hospital in name JAIVA. Main motive is to promote our traditional, natural and healthy foods... to make people aware the dangers of hybrid and GM foods.. to make people care for mother nature... to make people aware of our Desi Cows... people should know the importance of agriculture.. etc...
    I might use your words... use your ideas/thoughts... kindly grand me permission and request you to bless me to go forward in correct path.... I consider you as my GURU... my day never passes without thinking about you...
    Met you once in front of Calicut corporation office.. hope You remember....
    Thanks GURU...

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    1. HI VIJAYARAJ,

      OF COURSE I REMEMBER MEETING YOU AT THE BEACH

      I WISH YOUR JAIVA STORE UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS .

      capt ajit vadakayil
      ..

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  2. ITS A TRUE BLESSING FOR ME CAPTAIN.... THANKS A LOT....

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