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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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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

JETTISON (OF CARGO)

Throwing overboard of goods in order to lighten the vessel or improve its stability in case of an emergency

ESCAPE ROUTE

A clearly marked way in the vessel which has to be followed in case of an emergency

ACTION STATIONS

1. An announcement made aboard a naval warship to signal the crew to prepare for battle, imminent damage, or a damage emergency (such as a fire). 2. Specific positions in a naval warship to which one or more crew are assigned when battle stations is called.

BATTLE STATIONS

1. An announcement made aboard a naval warship to signal the crew to prepare for battle, imminent damage, or a damage emergency (such as a fire). 2. Specific positions in a naval warship to which one or more crew are assigned when battle stations is called.
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