Emergency Towing Procedures
22/02/11 Filed in: SOLAS | ISM
According with MSC256(84) all cargo vessels constructed before 1st January 2010 should have a ship specific emergency towing procedure manual not later than 1 January 2012.
Description of requirement
Above requirement is applicable to the following vessel:
.1 all passenger ships, not later than 1 January 2010;
.2 cargo ships constructed on or after 1 January 2010; and
.3 cargo ships constructed before 1 January 2010, not later than 1 January 2012.
2.2 Ships shall be provided with a ship-specific emergency towing procedure. Such a procedure shall be carried aboard the ship for use in emergency situations and shall be based on existing arrangements and equipment available on board the ship.
2.3 The procedure** shall include:
.1 drawings of fore and aft deck showing possible emergency towing arrangements;
.2 inventory of equipment on board that can be used for emergency towing;
.3 means and methods of communication; and
.4 sample procedures to facilitate the preparation for and conducting of emergency towing operations.”
The manual need not to be approved by Classification societies but has to be accepted by companies DPA. Finally the manual’s procedures should use vessels existing equipment.
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