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2.7.1 THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING
Training and drills are an essential part of developing and continuously maintaining emergency preparedness and the growth of a safety culture rather than mere complying with regulations, such as mandatorily required under section 8 of the ISM Code.
Training and drills involve familiarisation with emergencies and procedures, so that when the safety or security of persons, property and/or the maritime environment is at risk, the situation is managed in the best possible way. Training and drills also include familiarisation with, and awareness of, applicable rules and regulations. In a real emergency, when chaos threatens, people often become afraid. Experience shows that people who regularly train and exercise in safety drills
The Master should not forget that if he/she requires his/her crew to respond in a real emergency he/she must be prepared. He/she should bear in mind that
The Master should
All of the above should be followed up with a debriefing session where important lessons can be learnt and corrective action prescribed.
Training and drills should be