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Posted 27/02/16
Panduan Drill dan Checklist; Bomb Threat

  1. Sound Emergency Alarm
  2. Refer to “Ship Security Procedure”
  3. Conduct Tool-box meeting with Team 1 and 2, describing details of threats and discuss search pattern
  4. Search Engine Room and all machinery spaces
  5. Search accommodation, store rooms, deck and cargo spaces, all remaining non-machinery spaces
  6. Contact Company, Charterer and Port Authority if in port
  7. Prepare Fire Fighting Equipment
  8. If suspicious package found or bomb identified, contact:
    – Company,
    – Charterer,
    – Port Authority, if in port,
    – Broadcast URGENCY message to ships in vicinity
    – If at sea, proceed to the nearest port and adhere to instructions from Port authority,
    – Activate Ship Security Alarm System (SSAS)
  9. Contain suspicious or identified bomb with sandbags if availably, or mattresses, and assemble all members farthest
  10. possible away from package, of ashore if in port.

Other Actions:

Perbarui, 25/02/16

Panduan Drill dan Checklist; Piracy, Terrorism

  1. Sound Emergency Alarm.
  2. Refer to “Ship Security Procedure” Take evasive action, zigzag course or increase speed.
  3. Sound whistle continuously, switch on deck lightings, train searchlights (if available) and Aldis lamps on attackers.
  4. Turn on fire hoses, direct at attackers with jets, cuts ropes of grappling hooks if used
    Use ship’s parachute rockets and hand flare against attackers.
  5. Lock all entrances to Accommodation and Engine Room except one for eventual crew retreat into accommodation.
  6. Once pirates boarded, retreat to the bridge, lock remaining door.
  7. Prepare Inmarsat C format for automatic distress transmission.
  8. Activate Ship Security Alarm System (SSAS).
  9. Broadcast DISTRESS ALERT and MESSAGE if the ship is in grave and imminent danger and immediate assistance is required, otherwise broadcast an URGENCY message to ships in the vicinity.
  10. If attackers armed and imminent threat to lives, surrender and give in to their demands.

Other Actions:

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  1. If oil spill on board, immediately report to officer on watch, call master/chief engineer.

  2. Stop bunkering, ballasting and cargo preparations, take precautions for inflammable gases and risk of fire.

  3. Alert the oil spill response team, identify the source of oil spill, if necessary use other emergency plan/checklist.

  4. Immediately call the company and brief the incident.

  5. Make oil pollution initial notifications immediately to appropriate shore authorities (coast state, port state, flag state) and local agent/charterer.

  6. Take steps to control oil spill and prevent oil escape overboard. Clean up oil on deck by all means.

  7. Take measures to prevent/control fire risk and prepare lifeboat and lifesaving equipment for emergency.

  8. Make oil spill report soonest to the company.

  9. Follow up status reports to shore authority as appropriate. All actions to be recorded in deck log book/official log book.

  10. Follow up status report to the company at 3 hourly intervals until crisis is over.

  11. Maintain all records of communication time OOW.


Java Sea 24/08/13

Oleh: Mas Edy

On Friday, 31 July 2009


The IMO states that “The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States” (IMO)

Development and implementation were speeded up drastically in reaction to the September 11, 2001 attacks and the bombing of the French oil tanker Limburg. The U.S. Coast Guard, as the lead agency in the United States delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), advocated for the measure. The Code was agreed at a meeting of the 108 signatories to the SOLAS convention in London in December 2002. The measures agreed under the Code were brought into force on July 1, 2004


The Code is a two-part document describing minimum requirements for security of ships and ports. Part A provides mandatory requirements. Part B provides guidance for implementation.

The ISPS Code applies to ships on international voyages (including passenger ships, cargo ships of 500 GT and upwards, and mobile offshore drilling units) and the port facilities serving such ships.

The main objectives of the ISPS Code are:

To detect security threats and implement security measures

To establish roles and responsibilities concerning maritime security for governments, local administrations, ship and port industries at the national and international level

To collate and promulgate security-related information

To provide a methodology for security assessments so as to have in place plans and procedures to react to changing security levels

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