LIVEX // Evacuatiesysteem P&O-ferry ‘Pride of Hull’

LIVEX // Evacuatiesysteem P&O-ferry ‘Pride of Hull’


Ferries can carry more than 1000 passengers. In case of a large calamity, the captain can give the order to evacuate. But how is this done on board? The ship has multiple resources available for disembarking, including four large evacuation systems. Each evacuation system lowers four rafts into the water. Passengers and crew can disembark using a slide. One evacuation system has a capacity of 430 people. In addition, the ferry also carries four sloops,
each with a capacity of 150 people. When an alarm goes off on board, everyone has
to move to an agreed assembly point. This assembly point is linked to your cabin. At the assembly point, everyone is handed a lifejacket. The captain decides when it is necessary to leave the ship. When he decides that this is necessary, the passengers will disembark under the supervision of a crew member. The captain has in this case already informed the
Coastguard Centre. From there, help will be sent in the form of boats and helicopters to bring everyone to safety. On land, people will be given shelter by the Safety Region. This whole process will be practiced during a mass evacuation exercise on 25 May 2019.

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