The ship’s crew is trained to respond to fire and other emergencies.
They have regular training exercises and the ship’s communication
system is regularly tested. The ship has its own fire-fighting
equipment which is regularly maintained.
Each ship has a fire and emergency response plan. The most important part of the
plan is to prevent fire or an emergency. The ship must at all times be
properly maintained and the crew is ready and trained in safety. When a
ship has a serious accident it can have a severe impact on the
environment and place the crew at risk from injury and death.