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Any facility intended to serve as an intermediary between a person reporting an emergency and a rescue coordination centre or rescue sub-centre.

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EMERGENCY

Unforeseen or sudden occurrence that poses a danger to life, property, process or the environment.

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The application of advanced technologies to surface transportation problems, including traffic and transportation management, travel demand management, advanced public transportation management, electronic payment, commercial vehicle operations, emergency services management, and advanced vehicle control and safety systems. Previously known as intelligent vehicle highway systems.

HOIST OVERWIND DEVICE

A device which can activate an emergency brake when a hoisted load travels beyond a predetermined point into a danger zone.

HOIST OVERSPEED DEVICE

A device used to prevent a hoist from operating at speeds greater than predetermined values by activating an emergency brake when the predetermined speed is exceeded.

MUSTER STATION

The location on a vessel a person goes either during an emergency or a drill to prepare for one. i.e. a Muster Drill. If a person is believed missing, all hands would report to their muster station for a head count.

EMERGENCY LIGHT

A light put into service in an emergency when the permanent or standby light has failed. It often provides reduced service in comparison with the permanent light.

RESCUE TEAM

A group of crew members standing by in case of an emergency in order to assist other teams in action if necessary

HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATOR

A pressurized vessel used to store hydraulic energy for the case when hydraulic pumps pressure unavailable i.e. various emergency conditions.

EPIRB

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon a device that transmits distress alerting signals via satellites (406 MHz using COSPAS-SARSAT, 1 6 GHz using INMARSAT) and aircraft homing signals on 121 5 MHz

SOPEP

Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan

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