Safety at Sea
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
Follow standard operating procedures diligently
If everyone can access and is aware of SOP, then the job isn't dependent on particular crew member. Regardless of whether the crew is a newbie or an old hand, crew can follow the SOP and get the work done.
Be ready for any emergency at sea
While no two emergencies are exactly alike, the key steps in responding to them are similar and having a plan to follow which has been tested and practiced is extremely useful when urgent action is called for.