Action in case of Engine Room fire at sea

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