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Fishing Vessel Our Dylan Ben BD 207

Safety Training Manual

S & P Trawlers ltd


The Emergency Liferaft is located on the wheelhouse roof in a cradle

The liferaft will launch automatically when the Hydrostatic release if submerged or can be released manually as diagram shows below


MOB Equipment

Please familiarize yourself with equipment and aids available which can help to get a casualty back aboard; options available can be discussed in monthly drills.

Boarding steps/hand holds are built into the stern of the vessel. This can be used for helping to get a casualty back aboard. This option should be used with caution as it make be covered with fishing trawls and equipment. This boarding area is also very near to the propellers; so should only be used under the instructions of the skipper.

Portable boarding ladder this is located on the starboard rail

The life ring/buoy is located on the wheelhouse roof on the port side


There are 2 EPIRBS on the Dylan Ben; a manually activated EPIRB in the accomodation and a automaticlly released EPIRB on the wheelhouse roof

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on 406mhz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations to the nearest rescue co-ordination centre


Safety equipment located in locker and under bench seat in the accommodation

Thermal Protective Aid is designed to protect survivors from hypothermia during prolonged exposure in liferafts and rescue boats

Distress Flares are predominantly used as a way to signal for help, flares can also be used to warn other boats about your position as to avoid potential collisions.


VHF DSC radio station is located on the bridge of Dylan Ben

Dylan Ben has a VHF radio set which incorporates DSC calling capability. By activating the Red Distress Button this will automatically send a distress call to all DSC equipped boats and shore stations. The call includes Dylan Ben’s identity, position and nature of distress.

The portable hand held waterproof vhf is located in the wheelhouse; this is intended for use in an emergency and taken into the liferaft


Dylan Bens Fire Safety Equipment Dylan Ben has a comprehensive range of safety equipment in case of an outbreak of fire. In the galley is a fire blanket and dry powder extinguisher, plus in the wheel house there is a smoke alarm and another dry powder extinguisher. On the main deck there is a fire pump and deck hose system which can be used to boundary cool and tackle certain fires. The use of this equipment will be incorporated into the monthly drills.


Other Safety Equipment aboard Dylan Ben Located in the wheel house are the lifejackets for all the crew they are of a slim line design so as to not restrict the movement and operations of the crew carrying out their normal duties.

Watch alarm and ships horn are located next to the helm seat and are easily assessable.

Emergency stop button for the trawl winch which is within easy reach of the crew operating the winch.


Dylan Ben emergency escsape hatches; please familiarise yourself with exits in case an emergency procedure arises and quick action is needed.

Escape hatch in wheel house floor and escape window in galley


Dylan Ben doors and hatches

Engine room door and wheel house door should be kept shut at all times when at sea.

Fish room hatch is to be closed and latched at all times when at sea, as any ingress of water into such a large hold could seriously affect the stability of the vessel.


S & P Trawlers - Emergency Procedures The EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR DPA (Designated Person Ashore) is:-

07736808134

Ocean Transit has identified potential emergency situations and recommended procedures to respond to them. Obviously every situation is different and these are guide lines only, which can be incorporated into monthly drills and be discussed further between crew members. 1. Fire (Engine Room)         

Assess the situation with all means possible Evacuate engine room and shut down machinery Inform all crew and passengers, move them away from danger and as a precaution instruct them to don life jackets and immersion suits if necessary Shut off fuel and close vent flaps – so that all air flow is restricted to the engine room Contact Coastguard and other vessels with close proximity to inform them of the situation and request assistance Consider boundary cooling If possible navigate to nearest, suitable and safe wharf or drop anchor and wait assistance consider beaching if suitable Order ABANDON SHIP as a last resort Contact DPA when safe to do so

2. Fire (Other)          

Assess the situation with all means possible Inform all crew and passengers, move them away from danger and as a precaution instruct them to don life jackets and immersion suits if necessary Contact Coastguard and other vessels with close proximity to inform them of the situation and request assistance Bring fire pump hose on line Fight fire using extinguishers, fire blankets and deck hose as appropriate Consider boundary cooling Confirm vessel stability and status If possible navigate to nearest, suitable and safe wharf or drop anchor and wait assistance consider beaching if suitable Order ABANDON SHIP as a last resort Contact DPA when safe to do so

3. Collision           

Assess the situation Check on crew well-being and administer first aid if necessary As a precaution don life jackets Confirm vessel stability and status Confirm other vessels status and safety Contact Coastguard and other vessels with close proximity to inform them of the situation and request assistance Assist other vessel as required until no longer needed Investigate damage and watertight integrity Check for pollutants/spillage If possible navigate to nearest, suitable and safe wharf or drop anchor and wait assistance consider beaching if suitable Order ABANDON SHIP as a last resort


Contact DPA when safe to do so

4. Grounding          

Assess the situation Check on crew and administer first aid if required Don life jackets Check for pollutants/spillage Investigate damage and watertight integrity Confirm vessel stability and status Contact coastguard Move crew away from any danger areas Display day shapes or lights Contact DPA when safe to do so

5. Medical Emergency       

Assess the situation to determine nature, extent and location of injured person Provide first aid – use all crew for assistance Contact Coastguard If professional medical assistance is required, advise authorities of medical emergency, ETA too destination (harbour etc..) and type of assistance required Maintain first aid until relieved by medical personnel Upon berthing clear access for medical personnel boarding, inform of casualties details and medical conditions if known Contact DPA when safe to do so

6. Man Overboard       

Raise the alarm and press the MOB marker on the track plotter Crewman to direct skipper to the position by pointing Deploy life ring as soon as possible to mark position Whilst manoeuvring upwind of the casualty, make DSC mayday call to Coastguard using radio Notify other vessels in the area With the vessel alongside casualty assess the casualty Disengage engine when close to the casualty

6a. If casualty is conscious and able to climb back onto boat      

Lower boarding ladder over the stern or side of vessel Help casualty back on board When back on board check for injuries/hypothermia and apply first aid if needed Keep monitoring casualty for signs of hypothermia Update Coastguard of situation Contact DPA when safe to do so

6b. If casualty is unable to climb onto boat      

A lifting strop can be used to harness the casualty to bring aboard Netting or cloth material can be lower and the casualty wrapped up and lifted aboard When back on board check for injuries/hypothermia and apply first aid if needed Keep monitoring casualty for signs of hypothermia Update coastguard of situation Contact DPA when safe to do so


6c. If vessel is engaging in towing a trawl – these are suggestions only as every situation is different      

Once the alert has been made a quick decision has to be made First the position needs to be marked and a life ring needs to thrown to the casualty The rescuer has to make a decision as to maybe stop the boat shortly and rescue the casualty with a throwing line Maybe start hauling the net to pull the boat backwards towards the casualty and carry out a rescue If the casualty is in no immediate danger haul the net aboard the boat and turn round and manoeuvre the boat to the casualty and help them aboard If the casualty is in immediate danger it might be an option to cut or run the gear off; this would enable the rescuer to quickly manoeuvre the boat to retrieve the casualty

7. Abandon Ship         

Send voice and DSC distress mayday Sound appropriate signal on vessels horn Stop vessel and shut off engines Instruct crew to don lifejackets and survival/immersion suits Direct all crew to muster station and have head count to make sure everyone is accounted for Launch liferaft, collect water, flares, VHF and epirbs Confirm that all crew have abandoned ship Establish communications with coastguard Contact DPA if possible

Emergency information to be provided to DPA 07736808134        

Name of vessel Date and time of incident Position of vessel :- latitude/longitude, range and distance bearing from nearest landmark/port Account for all crew members Details of damage/injury sustained Name and details of other vessels involved if applicable Synopsis of events What assistance immediately required

These are guidelines, only please incorporate procedures into monthly drills


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