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Gard Guidance Masters


Even on the best run vessels accidents may still occur. If this happens, the consequences of an accident need to be and can be reduced if the Master and his crew are trained and prepared to respond in a professional manner and can be minimised by

  • the first steps taken, i.e. the initial response
  • collection of evidence
  • documents to be retained.

    The ability to react to a developing situation should be trained and drilled wherever and whenever appropriate in accordance with the vessel’s Emergency Contingency Plan as required by the ISM Code, section 8 – please also see section 2.7 Training and drills.

    If the Master and his crew know what to expect, they will not be surprised or caught out!