Orals

Rule of the Road

Part A GENERAL

Rule 1 Application

Rule 2 Responsibility

Rule 3 General definitions

Part B STEERING AND SAILING RULES

Section 1 Conduct of vessels in any condition of visibility

Rule 4 Application

Rule 5 Look-out

Rule 6 Safe speed

Rule 7 Risk of collision

Rule 8 Action to avoid collision

Rule 9 Narrow channels

Rule 10 Traffic separation schemes

Section 2 Conduct of vessels in sight of one another

Rule 11 Application

Rule 12 Sailing vessels

Rule 13 Overtaking

Rule 14 Head-on situation

Rule 15 Crossing situation

Rule 16 Action by give way vessel

Rule 17 Action by stand on vessel

Rule 18 Responsibilities between vessels

Section 3 Conduct of vessels in restricted visibility

Rule 19 Conduct of vessels in restricted visibility.

PART C LIGHTS AND SHAPES

Rule 20 Application

Rule 21 Definitions

Rule 22 Visibility of Lights

Rule 23 Power-driven vessels underway

Rule 24 Towing and pushing

Rule 25 Sailing vessels under way and vessels under oars

Rule 26 Fishing vessels

Rule 27 Vessels not under command or restricted in their ability to manoeuvre

Rule 28 Vessels constrained by their draft

Rule 29 Pilot vessels

Rule 30 Anchored vessels and vessels aground

Rule 31 Seaplanes

PART D

SOUND and LIGHT SIGNALS

Rule 32 Definitions

Rule 33 Equipment for sound signals

Rule 34 Manoeuvring and warning signals

Rule 35 Sound signals in restricted visibility

Rule 36 Signals to attract attention (avoid strobes)

Rule 37 Distress signals (use the signals in annex IV)

PART E EXEMPTIONS

Rule 38 Exemptions

ANNEX I POSITIONING AND TECHNICAL DETAILS OF LIGHT AND SHAPES

ANNEX II ADDITIONAL SIGNALS FOR FISHING VESSELS FISHING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY

ANNEX III TECHNICAL DETAILS OF SOUND SIGNAL APPLIANCES

ANNEX IV DISTRESS SIGNALS

FROM MGN 71 (M)

General Alarm is the signal for summoning all the crew and pax if carried to their assembly or muster station. It’s seven (7) or more short blasts followed by a long one. on the whistle or siren.

Each crew member must participate in at least one fire drill every month.. Full participation and pre-briefings should be encouraged at emergency scenario drills.

Each crew member must participate in at least one abandon ship drill and one fire drill every month. These drills must be held within 24 hours of leaving port in more than 25% of the crew have not taken part in drills onboard the ship in the previous month. If a full drill is not practical then a muster and briefing session should be held and a drill held as soon as you can. Passy boats MUST hold a fire drill and an abandon ship drill every week (one a month for each crew member).

Pax and crew should wear lifejackets to drills, can remove them if they would be a hindrance to their duties.

Afire or other emergency drill should be held simultaneously with the first part of the abandon ship drill. Scenarios should be varied and realistic. Training of all is important, a different crew member should release a fire extinguisher in rotation, closure methods, alarm points BA etc. should be used and the crew be familiar with it all.

Monthly testing of

ALL FFE

ALL escape routes stairways and corridors

The PA system and ship’s alarms are serviceable

ALL fixed FF installation valves are set in the operational position

Sprinkler systems are pressured levelled and ready.

All fire pumps are operational

No gas leakage’s from fixed systems.

PASSENGER ships also require drills and inspections and training of people reference to Closing of Doors/side scuttles/and Other openings.

Lifeboat engines should be run for at least 3 minutes where practical.

Life boats manoeuvred in the water at least once every three months.

Free Fall boats launched at least once every 6 months. (MCA may give extension to 12 months)

RESCUE BOATS Launched every month with their normal crew, interval between drills must NOT exceed 3 months.

Davit launched life-raft training should take place at intervals not exceeding 4 months.

Training manuals must be in each mess-room / rec. room

LSA Inspections

Weekly ++++++++ Survival craft, rescue boats, launching appliances. Rescue boat and lifeboat engines must be run every week; GENERAL EMERGENCY alarm must also be tested weekly.

Monthly ++++++++ ALL LSA including lifeboat and rescue boat equipment.

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