Fire: Occurs when a fire is reported to the bridge. “Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire in compartment (location)” is called over the 1MC, along with the repair locker responsible for that compartment.
Flooding: Occurs when flooding is reported to the bridge. “Flooding! Flooding! Flooding! Flooding in compartment (location)” is called over the 1MC, along with the repair locker responsible for that compartment.
Emergency Break Away: An accelerated standard breakaway during a conventional underway replenishment using an orderly and prearranged procedure. The objective is for the receiving ship to disengage quickly without damaging the rigs or endangering personnel. The commanding officer of either ship can order an emergency breakaway. The danger signal (5 short blasts) is sounded on the ship's whistle to warn other ships of the emergency action.
Hard Aground: A vessel lodged with its bottom aground that is unable to free itself without assistance.
Soft Aground: A vessel that is aground but that can free itself without outside assistance by shifting ballast and reversing the screws.
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