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- Sound the fire alarm and inform the captain of the ship of the emergency.
- Reduce the speed of the vessel and engage manual steering.
- Display the NUC (NOT UNDER COMMAND) lights to indicate that the ship is not in control.
- Open communication with other vessels in the vicinity. Send an urgency signal to alert other ships in the area.
- Muster all crew and take a head count to ensure that everyone is accounted for.
- Close all ventilation, fire, and watertight doors to prevent the spread of smoke and fire.
- Activate the emergency fire pump and begin boundary cooling to prevent the spread of the fire.
- Fight the fire using conventional means and ensure that the main fire party is properly equipped with breathing apparatus and fireman suits.
- Have a backup party ready at all times to support the main fire party.
- Ensure that the CO (Chief Officer) does not enter the engine room but monitors the progress and communicates with the bridge.
- Maintain proper communication between the bridge and engine room and keep the bridge informed of the sequence of events.
- Ensure that all firefighters are properly equipped with breathing apparatus and fireman suits. Check the equipment before entering the space to fight the fire.
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