Emergency Message

Old Marine Department Headquarters

The following information should be included in your message when your vessel encounters emergency situation or in distress :

  • ship's name and call sign
  • position
  • time of incident
  • nature of incident
  • number of crew on board
  • number of injury and their condition
  • what assistance required
  • the extent of ship's damage
  • the information and condition of other ship involved in the incident
  • the prevailing weather condition
  • the ship's particulars such as the length and breadth; color of the hull, funnel, deck and superstructure; any derricks or cranes; the type of the ship and etc.
  • the owner and ship agent's names, address and the method to contact them