1.1 Conduct of passengers aboard1.1.1 General information on conduct of passengers on board
Ladies and Gentlemen. This is Captain .......... .
I have pleasure in informing you that all safety equipment is in full working
order. The bow/stern doors are closed and secure. The ship is in all respects
ready for sea. Please listen carefully to the safety instructions which follow.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, please obey the orders given on the
public address system.
Passengers are requested to read all notes and leaflets concerning safety
All regulations concerning the ship's routine have to be obeyed.
1.1.2Briefing on prohibited areas, decks, spaces in the ship..1
Safety regulations do not permit passengers to enter the following spaces:
- navigating bridge
- engine room
- manoeuvring areas at the front and back end of the ship
- cargo rooms and compartments
- service rooms
- all areas and spaces marked "Entry to passengers prohibited"
- all closed, sealed and/or roped off areas, spaces and rooms
- car decks when the ship is at sea.
1.2Briefing on safety regulations/preventive measures/ communications..1
International regulations require all passengers to be assembled in a drill within 24
hours of leaving port.
a drill will be held
- to familiarize passengers with their assembly stations
- to familiarize passengers with their life-saving equipment
- to familiarize passengers with emergency procedures
- all passengers must attend this drill.
1.2.1General emergency alarm.1
In case of emergency seven short blasts and one long blast will be given by the
ship's whistle and the alarm system.
Remain calm when you hear the general emergency alarm.
Passengers will be taught how they should act in cases of emergency (see 2).
Always remember that fire is the greatest hazard aboard ship.
Always act immediately if you detect fire, smell or see smoke.
Always inform somebody of the crew if you detect fire, smell or see smoke.
Be careful to extinguish cigarettes completely.
Put used cigarettes in a container provided.
Never smoke in bed.
Never smoke on deck except in permitted areas.
Never throw a cigarette overboard.
The use of naked light and fire is strictly prohibited.
Never use lighted candles.
Never hang anything over or near an electric bulb.
Never use an electric iron in a cabin. If you need to iron something use the
ironing room on .... deck. The key may be collected at the information desk.
If you detect a fire, smell or see smoke act immediately as follows:
- Call out "Fire on board"
- Operate the nearest fire alarm
- Inform a member of the crew
- Telephone the navigating bridge. The number to dial is ............
1.2.3P.A. announcements re fire
Attention please! Attention please!
This is your captain with an important announcement. I repeat, this is your captain
with an important announcement.
A small fire has broken out in ..... .
There is no immediate danger to our passengers or the ship - and there is no
reason to be alarmed.
For safety reasons we request all passengers to go to their assembly stations on
deck ..... and wait there for further instructions.
The ship's fire brigade is fighting the fire. We have also radio contact with other
ships/radio coast stations.
If, contrary to expectations, the fire should spread, it may become necessary to
order you to the assembly stations.
As soon as I have further information I will make another announcement. I ask
you kindly to remain calm. There is no danger at present.
The fire is still not under control. There is smoke formation in the forward/after
part of the ship. Access to this area is forbidden. The fire has spread. The
situation may become critical.
For safety reasons we request all passengers to prepare to go to their assembly
stations. Access to the assembly stations will be via ...... . Do not forget to take
your lifejackets and blankets with you.
All passengers of deck no. ..... are requested to follow the crew members who
will escort you to your assembly stations.
When you get to your assembly stations put on your lifejackets and wait for
Do not go to the lifeboat stations until you are ordered to do so.
Go to your lifeboat stations.
Do not embark the lifeboats/liferafts. The order to embark the lifeboats/liferafts
will be given from the bridge.
We have just received a message from land that assistance is on the way.
Assistance should arrive within approximately .... hours.
1.2.4 Person overboard
If you see anybody fall overboard, act as follows:
Call out "Man overboard".
Throw lifebuoys overboard.
Keep your eyes on the person in the water.
Show/tell a ship's officer/crew the person's position, or telephone the bridge
immediately, the number is ....
1.2.5 Protective measures for children.1
Children must be kept under permanent observation.
Never let children climb or sit on the ship's rails.
Special lifejackets for children are available; please ask the steward/stewardess.
You may leave your children under qualified care in the children's playroom/on
the playdeck on .... deck from .... to .... hours.