A MASTER'S GUIDE TO SHIPBOARD ACCIDENT RESPONSE
|Author(s)||Eric Murdoch BSc, MSc, C. Eng|
|Publisher||The Standard Club|
|D O W N L O A D|
The ultimate purpose of the present guide developed and released by The Standard Guide and belonging to the Master's Guide series, was to list, in a simple and easily understandable terms, all actions that shall be taken by the Master of the ship when there is a problem or an accident that may potentially result in claims against the ship manager or owner.
The document is actually concerned only with the P&I, i.e. Protection and Indemnity risks; it contains the advice and instructions on how the owner's interests can be protected after the problem has arisen. Please not that this paper is not intended to replace in any way any standing instructions on the ship accidents, any emergency response procedures or reporting procedures established by your company.
The booklet starts with the Basic Advice chapter giving quite clear advice on what shall and what shall not be done, with the content arranged in two columns - Always and Never. The document provides advice for avoidance of the ship accidents, proper collection of the evidence, bills of lading, pollution, property damage, ship security and stowaways, general average and many other aspect commonly associated with the accident response.
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