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Emergency Response on Container Ships is principally for officers and crew. Superintendents and others working ashore will also find it useful, as it sets out the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in handling an emergency on board ship, including those who work ashore. Training officers may wish to start the first session by playing the whole video to the group and then opening a general discussion. The video can then be played again section by section, and trainees asked about the main points raised in each one. This booklet contains expanded information on each topic, and at the end of each chapter there is a short assessment test that can be used to reinforce the learning points. The focus of the training should always be on how the programme content relates to emergency response procedure on board your ship, how trainees can help to reduce the impact of an emergency once it has been identified, and what improvements could be made to ensure that everyone works well together as a team. Prevention of emergencies is always better than cure, and companies have safety procedures in place to reduce the risk of something going wrong. However, the reality is that accidents will always happen, and when they do, fast and decisive action is essential. The purpose of Emergency Response on Container Ships is to minimise the impact of emergencies once they have started to develop, emphasising the importance of effective lines of communication and of drills and exercises. Better if used together with this training video film.