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On-Board Ship Fire Disaster Drill Demonstration - Pinoy Seaman World-class [VIDEO]

On-Board Fire Disaster Drill Demonstration - Steps for a proper fire drill under SOLAS - Emergency Procedures: Fire onboard ship by Filipino Seaman (Pinoy seafarers)
Fires onboard form a great part of maritime casualties. One way to address them is the proper training through efficient and regular drills, which ensure that crew members are ready to handle a fire onboard.

The Importance Of Fire Drills On Ships
The purpose of carrying out any kind of drill on the ships is to make the crew acquainted with various procedures to be followed during emergency situations. It is a way to make the ship personnel acquainted with the equipment and methods that are to be used during a crises situation.

Video Details:
Toyofuji Shipping held the company's "33rd On-Board Disaster Drill Demonstration," conducted under the instruction of the Nagoya Coast Guard Office and Tokai Municipal Fire Department aboard the TRANS FUTURE 6 (shipowner: Kagoshima Senpaku Kaisha, Ltd.), in port at Toyota Motor Corporation's Meiko Center. The drill was attended by some 80 individuals, including representatives from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Chubu District Transport Bureau, Toyota Motor Corporation, and other affiliated companies in the industry.

Various types of training were conducted, including drilling in extinguishing fires by crew members, spraying water from fire hoses on the Nagoya City Fire Department fireboat "Kinryu" to cool the vessel, use of a Tokai Municipal Fire Department hook-and-ladder truck to evacuate injured personnel, airlifting of injured crew members with the Nagoya Coast Guard Office helicopter "Kamitaka" based at Chubu Airport, and crew members lowering lifeboats used in abandoning ship.

Each and every crew member should be provided with clear instructions which he or she would follow during emergency. The duties of each member along with the assigned life boat number must be written on individual cards and made available inside/outside the cabin.
The timing of the emergency drills should be changed in order to change scenarios and allow those crew members to participate who have not attended the previous dill because of duties.
The location of the drills should also be changed to give practice to the crew in different conditions and to train them to tackle different types of fire such as machinery space fire, accommodation area fire, store room fire, cargo hold fire etc.
The location of the muster station should be such that it is readily accessible from the accommodation and work place and is also close to the embarkation station. It should also have sufficient lights provided from emergency source.
Each area of the ship has a different method of approach to deal with during emergency situations. Training with drills in different situations helps to prepare crew members for all types of situations.
It is the duty of every ship personnel to get himself acquainted with the location of the emergency muster station upon joining the ship. He should also know his duties which are described in the muster list and learn how to use fire fighting appliances.
The training manual, which contains instructions and information regarding life saving appliances and methods of survival, should be provided in each crew mess and recreation room.
Every new crew member should be given on board training, which explains use of personal life saving appliances and survival crafts (life boats and life rafts), not later than two weeks after joining the ship.
It is important that each and every crew member performs the drill without making any mistake by memorizing his duties and understanding the important of safety of the ship and the people on board.

According to the merchant shipping act, muster and drills must be according out at regular intervals of time as stated by the company and law.
A fire drill must be conducted within 24 hours of leaving the port if more than 25% of the crew members have not taken part in the drill in the previous month.
Muster list for the drill should be displayed throughout the ship in locations where the list can be easily accessed. The list should also be displayed at the bridge, engine room, and crew accommodation area.
A clear fire control plan should be properly displaced in important areas throughout the ship

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