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Guidelines on the Application of the ILO MLC

   Here is the second updated edition of the guidelines which was released with the intention to assist interested persons with proper application of all provisions outlined in the ILO Convention issued by the ISF organization, standing for the International Shipping Federation. The initial release of the present publication was issued years ago, shortly after the MLC Convention was adopted, and it was actually aimed to introduce all ship operators to their obligations under the newly established regime. The huge amount of work has been carried out by the several working groups consisting of the professional unions of the seafarers, governmental authorities, national associations of the ship owners - all to ensure that all parties involved are fully understanding their responsibilities. The current second release of the guidebook has therefore been quite significantly updated in order to reflect all latest clarifications from the ILO Convention. The authors have also added some supplementary guidance to the main content of the book to assist the maritime employers with the application of the ILO standards in the efficient and practical manner. The authors of the volume strongly hope that it will be found very useful and practical by the workers of the shipping companies preparing for the MLC  implementation by the contracting governments...

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A Masters Guide to the UK Flag

   This guide book has been specifically prepared and released for the ship managers and masters plus senior ship officers working on the vessels registered in UK. The principal intention of the authors who have compiled the book was to provide above mentioned persons with the easy-to-use info connected with the existing UK Merchant Shipping regulations together with the all relevant administrative procedures. These procedures and regulations might be significantly differing from ones the readers are familiar with and applicable to the ships flying other flags and the intention of this document is to guide the reader to compliance with the UK requirements. The current release of this guidebook was updated to be brought in line with the MLC coming into force. Twelve sections of the publication address the ship manning and applicable STCW requirements, hours of rest/work, crew lists, employment agreements, log books including GMDSS, health and safety matters, proper reporting of the accidents, requirements applied to the medical stores, surveys and audits, refugees, stowaways, alcohol, cadet training, CSR, i.e. continuous synopsis record, and a full list of UK publications that shall be possessed onboard. The annexes provide informative example of how exactly the RAF, i.e. risk assessment form, should be completed, and the MSF 4605...

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Ro-Ro Ships Stowage and Securing of vehicles - Code of Practice

   Another official MCA release, this one containing the provisions of the Code of Practice related to the stowage and securing of the vehicles carried on board of the ro-ro vessels. The authors of the present Code have consulted the HSE executive responsible for enforcing the associated Docks Regulations together with all other shore-based regulations, in the course of preparation of the document. The experience that have been collected in operating the ro-ro vessels has enabled the IMO to develop the relevant technical standards with the ultimate intention to improve the safety of ro-ro transportation. This volume includes the standards that have been developed by the IMO and provides required technical guidance and information covering the established and proven safe procedures that shall be followed at the time of the roll-on and roll-off operations; when followed, these procedures will significantly reduce the risks to the people and vessels associated with subject operations. The book is arranged in eight sections covering the principal sources of danger on board, personnel safety, vehicle decks and ramps, associated lifting appliances, suitability of the vehicles for sea transportation, stowage/securing of transported vehicles, specialized cargoes and vehicles, CSM (i.e. cargo securing manual), and related publications plus three annexes...

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The Rescue Boat Code

   The official Rescue Boat Code released by the MCA, i.e. Marine Coastguard Agency. Among the main benefits in developing the present Code there were improved safety of the rescue boats, validation of the rescue operations by the MCA, harmonization of the operations and relevant standards, and classification of legal standings. The Code was re-drafted to reflect the latest updates done to the relevant standards and to clarify the responsibilities and applicable requirements to the examinations and MCA audits. The content of the publication covers the definitions, application and interpretations, construction of the rescue boats and their strength, watertight integrity of the hull, arrangements for freeing the water, machinery arrangements and electrical installations, steering and propeller systems, freeboard and stability, bilge pumping arrangements, LSA including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fiire safety items including fixed and portable extinguishing systems, radio communications equipment, launch and recovery equipment, navigation equipment and navigation lights, boat storage, anchors and towing arrangements, equipment stowage, protection of personnel by design, medical care, owner's manual, maintenance, manning, procedures, certification, examination, maintenance and reporting of accidents, safety procedures, pollution prevention, testing...

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Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - Frequently Asked Questions

   The fourth release of the FAQ to the ILO MLC, 2006 - worked out by the International Labor Office to serve as an integral part of the follow-up to the Action Plan. The MLC was officially adopted by the ninety-fourth session of the ILC in 2006, entered into force in 2013 and ratified by sixty-six countries having more than eighty percent of the world's GT of ships by 2015. Please note that the answers that have been provided in the present publication shall not be cited as the legal opinions as the precise requirements of the MLC are there in the national laws/regulations. These answers are provided with the intention to give readers the required information in the form of concise and clear explanations that would refer to the MLC together with any other reference materials. They shall not be considered legal advice. Literally every aspect is covered, including general in for about the MLC, questions about the people working on board the ships, questions related to the titles of the Convention, including minimum age, medical certification, training, qualification, recruitment, placement, conditions of employment, wages, hours of work/rest, leave, repatriation, manning levels, career development and so many other important issues.

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General Operators Certificate for the GMDSS - Model Course 1.25

   This IMO training course is covering all training recommendations as outlined in the Annex III to the IMO Assembly Res. A. 703 (17) - it has been revised in order to fully meet the updated technical requirements of the Radio Regulations 2012. Trainees who have completed the present course and passed the prescribed exam will be able to properly operate the shipboard GMDSS equipment in the efficient manner and carry the primary responsibility to these communications at the time of the routine-, safety-, urgency- and distress incidents. The authors of the course have decided to include some training in techniques to avoid any unintentional transmission of the false alerts, taking into account numerous very serious problems that have already been experienced in GMDSS because of the many false distress alerts. Some basic knowledge of the maritime radio communications is considered a pre-requisite to this course. The learners are also expected to have some very basic computer skills. Every person who is performing the radio duties on board a ship or considered to be in charge, shall be a holder of a valid GMDSS certificate satisfying the applicable provisions of the Radio Regulations of the ITU. The training material contained in the present course is addressing all GMDSS aspects.

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A Guide to the Vetting Process

   And here is the tenth official release of the popular and recognized guide to the vetting process that has already proven to be highly effective and really invaluable tool providing both crew members and the supporting staff working ashore, together with the oil majors and ship charterers with a better and more clear understanding of this process necessary to ensure that the vetting goes in a smooth and effective manner. The Secretariat of the Intertanko organization receives numerous requests for the updated information on the requirements that would apply to the vessel inspection and vetting for oil/chemical companies, underwriters, insurers and other involved parties - serving as a good supplement to the info that pertains to the various PSC requirements. The present volume was compiled with the contribution and help of the vetting departments of several oil companies, PSC inspectors and other representatives of the authorities, marine surveyors, who provided valuable information satisfying all concerns. The present volume is highly recommended by the Intertanko organization to put a copy of the present volume onboard each ship plus in every office ashore in order to assist the crews of the oil tankers plus the personnel who are working in the shore offices for due preparation for the vetting inspections...​

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The Troller Yacht Book

   Here is the twenty-first century update of the world popular book written by the professional yacht designer to serve as a sort of guide to the safe and efficient offshore cruising yachts. It has been loaded with detailed technical information covering the design theory, construction and outfitting of the yachts. This book will be very useful to all people who are in the boat design and construction. The publication has gained the popularity because of the author's approach to the important questions - he is actually looking at them at a slightly different angle, That is why the book is treated as a really great read for all boat and yacht designers and constructors. The style of writing used by the author has made this book very easy and interesting to read. The way he explains the various design features of yachts and boats enables the readers to better understand the theoretical principles that are usually considered quite difficult. In his book, the author has covered the hull shapes, machinery, propulsion arrangements, sails, decks and actually all aspects one needs to be aware of in order to understand all design matters. Very informative and opinionated publication and a must-have for every boater due to a wealth of information provided.

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Welcome Aboard! Dealing with Ferry Passengers

   Operating ferries is a complex business and in these days of no-cost airlines and the competition was never tougher. The impact of technology and increasing pressure of time are the bottom line, and everyone in the ferry business knows it very well. In the times like these, repeat business has to be any ferry company's number one objective. Customers who come back are one who keep the operations going. But know it is very difficult to make that happen. And one thing, and maybe the most important, that make people come back, is the customer satisfaction. If our customers have a good experience while they are with us, they all may return to us next time when they want to travel. Take some time watching it and we promise you will know so much more about the ferry business and about how to make the customers happy, in particular. The objective of the authors of the film was to provide proper guidance on establishing a decent level of customer service. It also provides some required tips on how to communicate with the passengers, even with the disruptive passengers, and how to do it effectively. Nearly all aspects of service have been covered including understanding the behavior of the passengers, handling aggressive people, etc. You will know hot to handle various difficult situation, that may arise, in a very professional manner.

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Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology

   This book was specifically released to detail all latest major developments of the last years. This is the second edition of the book, updating the original release and remaining one of the most authoritative, popular and comprehensive publications on the subject. Some of the chapters have been completely revised, the content of the others was significantly expanded in order to account for all advances. The authors of the present volume approach the hydraulic fluids as a component of a complex system, and they mainly focus on the most important technological aspects. The handbook was prepared by the leading experts from around the planet, covering the major classes of fluids, paying attention to the design features, chemistry, selection and further maintenance of the hydraulic fluids, etc. In addition to that, the authors offer the readers a comprehensive overview of the technology and evaluate the benefits of the water from the ecological point of view, treating it as one of the alternative technologies available today. The complete overview is discussing the motors and pumps, reservoirs, valves and other associated topics, including lubrication, fire resistance, entrainment of the air, testing of the pumps etc. The combined efforts of the contributors have resulted in an excellent reference book helping readers i developing their understanding of hydraulic systems, including the basic hardware and components of such systems, properties of the fluids and lubricants.

Arctic Shipping - An Analysis of the 2013 Northern Sea Route Season

   The booklet released by the Arctic Institute. Nowadays, the NSR, standing for the Northern Sea Route, is considered a niche marine trade route with quite limited number of true ship transits. In fact, the existing export of the hydrocarbons, mainly from Russia, and their transportation along the Northern Sea Route is now expected to be growing in the nearest future. This fact will not, however, establish the Northern Trade Route as a true trade route; it is going to increase the emphasis made on the traffic from west to east. The navigation season addressed in the present publication did commence on 28 June when the Varzyga vessel flying the flag of the Russian Federation, entered the route at Cape Zhelanya, and concluded on 28 November same year when the Bukhta Slavyanka ship flying same flag exited the route at Cape Dezhnev. The traffic on the Northern Sea Route connected the sea ports from Vancouver to Ammasalik. The ships traveling along this route called in total forty-seven ports in fourteen countries. The Russian Murmansk port was considered a key transportation hub with twenty-four ships carrying nearly half a million of tons. Among the other important sea ports we should mention Rotterdam, Mongstad and Hammerfest in Europe, Yosu, Ulsan, and Chiba in Asia...

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Alert 17 - Accidents

   Well, we do not know actually who suggested that a life on the Ocean Wave was easy but that was not a full picture. It is quite tough, there are maintenance schedules to stick to, and there is pressure absolutely everywhere, and that is when accidents can happen. But you know the most common types of accidents on board - people slipping, tripping and falling. And we are going to be talking a lot about that in this issue of Alert. But it is not surprising that slips, trips and falls are the leading causes of accidents on board. Let us just think about the environment for a moment. There is bad weather, for a start, and you know what that means - lots of pitching and rolling. Then we have got wet and slippery deck surfaces, oil, grease, poor lighting, high masts, funnels, bulkheads, moving objects - these are all hazards that may cause slips, trips and falls, some of them being serious, and even fatal. Of course, it is easy enough to blame all these accidents to the human error, such as not following proper procedures or poor housekeeping, or not following the simple rule - one hand for a ship and one for yourself... This video is to supplement the associated booklet that addresses the same important topic.

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Alert - Issue 17 - Accidents

   One more release of Human Alert Bulletin. This one is dedicated to the accidents. Today, slips and trips, together with the falls account for the major portion of the occupational accidents occurring on board vessels, and there is so much evidence of that. And we would not say that it is very surprising, taking into consideration the environment in which people work aboard ships. The risks may be coming from literally everywhere including but not limited to the slippery surfaces, e.g. decks, rolling and pitching movements of the ship, various moving objects like hatch covers and cranes, confined spaces, hot works, oils and greases, chemicals, noxious and dangerous substances, and so many others. The owners and managers of the ships are obliged to ensure that the above stated hazards are reduced to the reasonably practical level. However, many seamen would be ready to tell you about the design weaknesses of the vessels that led to falls and slips. Moreover, numerous accident reports are telling about people who have fallen from height, i.e. platforms, ladders and masts. It is therefore very important to pay attention to the design features and also to keep them under review throughout the whole working cycle of the vessel. Supplemented with this video.

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WSS Safety Catalogue

   This Safety Catalogue was compiled by the professionals and officially released by the world recognized and respected WSS company, mainly focusing on the merchant fleet and comprising the leading network of maritime services, offering the high quality services in more than two thousand ports of 125 countries of the world. The main objective of the Company is the delivery of the improved ship operating efficiency. The present Safety Catalogue opens with the part providing the general information on the Company, its technical capabilities, service network, describing advantages of working with WSS, delivery and billing details - in short, everything that the people dealing with the ship supply shall be aware of. The main content of the catalogue provides the technical details and specifications of the equipment offered by WSS - the fire extinguishing equipment and arrangements including extinguishers and cabinets, hoses, couplings, hydrants and couplings, wheeled and stored pressure fire extinguishers, fire blankets etc., PPE, i.e. personal protective equipment including CA, EEBD, air cylinders, gas detection appliances, head, eye and ear protection etc., rescue equipment including lifebuoys, rescue tools, lifejackets, stretchers etc., various medical equipment required to be possessed on board, oil spill recovery equipment, fixed fire extinguishing systems together with the medium used and spare parts etc.

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Robotic Sailing 2014 - Proceedings of the 7th International Robotic Sailing Conference

   The publication contains the proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Robotic Sailing which was held in 2014; the volume includes numerous interesting works presented by the researchers from all around the world relating to both future and current challenges in the development of the various autonomous sailboats. The autonomous sailing robots are the boats that only use the wind force for propelling with neither any actual human assistance nor any sort of remote control. The type of sailing in question offers the great potential of long-term and range autonomous solar, wind- and wave-propelled devices that are also carbon neutral. Such devices would greatly contribute to the monitoring of various important data, for example ecological, hydrographic, environmental conditions and other. Moreover, such robots could also be utilized for monitoring the traffic, assistance, surveillance, security plus rescue purposes. However, they are still very dependent on the wind and sea conditions that are subject to the rapid change, and this is what in fact presents a serious challenge for the route planning, control of stability and avoidance of possible collisions. We recommend to treat the book as a definitely interesting and also quite informative publication for every robotic sailing enthusiast willing to be kept updated with the very latest technological developments and advances in the subject field.

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Load Line Technical Manual

   Please have a look into this book - it is the officially released Load Line Technical Manual which was prepared some time ago by the USCG with the ultimate intention of the authors to describe all applicable interpretations of the IMO Load Line Convention. The first report integrating the US Load Line regulations and relevant policies, IMO circulars, IACS interpretations and the text of the Convention itself in a single documents was released in 1990, and the present Technical Manual has appeared as a result of the efforts made to prepare that report. The publication is setting forth the established technical procedures applicable to the evaluation, calculation and assignment of the load lines. It is mainly applicable to the ships flying the flag of the US; however, the info provided in the manual will be interested to everyone. Brief contents as follows: Definition of terms; Applications and exceptions; General requirements; General particulars; Types of ships; Hull form corrections; Superstructure; Sheer; Minimum bow height; Load line marks and minimum freeboards; Miscellaneous freeboard items and corrections; Freeboard calculations for unique vessels; Sample calculations; Strength and stability requirements; General assessment criteria; Vertical access openings; Horizontal access openings; Ventilators; Airpipes; Scuppers, inlets and discharges; Side scuttles and freeing ports; Crew protection; Special conditions; General guidelines; Report to the Commandant...

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Maritime Security Manual - Guidance for Port Facilities, Ports and Ships

   The present official Maritime Security Manual was released by the IMO with the objective to provide all necessary guidance for the port facilities, ports and ships. It will provide the required consolidated technical guidance on the amendments to SOLAS, that are directly related to the security. Subject amendments have been included in a newly added Chapter XI-2 of this Convention. The guidance that is provided in this Manual has been mainly addressed to the government officials exercising the responsibilities that the MSM (standing for the "Maritime Security Measures") are placing on the contracting governments, workers of the port facilities exercising the responsibilities that the MSM are placing on ports, and the workers of the shipping companies exercising the responsibilities placed by the MSM on the shipping companies and vessels operated by those companies. The content of the publication will also be relevant to the people who are responsible for the security in ports, on board ships, or at port facilities. The publication consists of five major sections. The first section describes the content and declared purpose of the volume and it also provides a general overview of the MSM, while the second, third and fourth sections give required guidance on the security responsibilities that the MSM place on governments, port facilities plus shipping companies; finally, the last section describes the established methodology for the security assessment...

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The Baltic Code 2014

   The present publication contains the Baltic Code which is considered to be one of the vital documents setting out the standards; subject recognized standards are expected from the members of the Baltic Exchange. The publication starts with the introduction and general info on the Baltic Exchange, followed by chapter dedicated to the ethics and market practice. The next chapter provides some guidance to the modern shipping market practice together with the relevant terminology. After that, several chapters come dealing with the chartering and associated negotiations, chartering of the tankers, relevant disputes, ship sales and purchases. The closing chapters of the volume address the insurance matters, freight derivatives and associated organizations. This formal paper was initially released many years ago in 1983 and substantially revised in 2012. It has been arranged in three major sections. We would particularly recommend the section containing the short yet very comprehensive introductory guide to the shipping practice of today since it has already been found very useful by the Baltic members. At the time when this volume was compiled, Baltic members did represent their interests through more than six hundred companies operating all around the world. Have a look into this paper in order to be aware of the information definitely useful to any participant of the shipping industry.

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Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities - Model Course 1.21

   The present model course is aimed to meet the requirements for the seafarers for familiarization, basic safety training and instruction as per the A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. It has been specifically designed for preparation of the new recruits to the life and work at sea - such training has been considered necessary taking into account the different environment on a vessel as compared to the life ashore. it is well understood that working on board a vessel can sometimes be hazardous for the uninitiated people. The intention of the course is to provide the new seafarers with the insight into the elements of a vessel together with the established working procedures so that it is much easier for them to adjust to the environment on board and to cope with any circumstances. It is hoped that this course will make the transition of the new seafarers from a shore life to a sea career go smooth and give them some required knowledge of the vessel's working before they step on board. Trainees who have successfully completed the present course will be able to observe all safe working practices, comply with the existing emergency procedures, understand and be understood, contribute to the relationships between people etc.

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Package Limitation

   The information in the present publication has been compiled from the materials previously released by Gard AS. The book starts with The Hague Rules and The Hague-Visby Rules followed by the SDR Protocol 1979 and The Hamburg Rules. The rest of the publication is dedicated to the maps and data tables for Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe. The document was compiled and released by the Gard As in 2009. The publication will be great interest to people directly involved in the activities relating to the marine insurance. The maps are showing the application of the Rules - i.e. Hague Rules, Principles of Hague Rules, Hague-Visby Rules, Principles of Hague-Visby Rules, or Hamburg Rules and Principles of Hamburg Rules in the certain geographical areas. The data tables are arranged in four columns; the first column lists the countries, the second column shows the rule to apply, i.e. Hague/Hague-Visby/Hamburg or their equivalent; the third column provides the date the Rule was enacted; finally, the last column contains the actual package limitation. For example, for Burkina Faso we will see that the Rules to apply will be Hamburg Rules enacted in November 1992, and the associated package limitation would be SDR 835 per unit/package or 2.5 per kg of the cargo's gross weight, whichever higher...

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   The present regulatory publication has been arranged by the authors in fifteen separate chapters. The first chapters will provide required general info on NAVTEX, while the second chapter describes the NAVTEX service itself. In the third chapter the genera features of this system have been introduced. The chapter four is dedicated to proper planning of the associated services. And the remaining chapters of this volume will be providing all parties involved with the required info on the technical characters that are being used in the NAVTEX messages, identity and format of the messages, language, national broadcasting options, information control, responsibilities of the co-coordinators, notification of the services, message priorities, broadcasting procedures, mutual interferences between the different stations, and best established practices to be used by the people using this service; moreover, there are five annexes at the very end of the volume providing supplementary data. In short, this official Manual was officially released by the IMO with the intention to describe the structure and operational principles of the NAVTEX, which is defined as an international auto direct printing service used to transmit various warnings/signals and other information to the vessels. This is one of the official IMO publications that is to be possessed on the navigation bridge of any vessel.

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Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch - Model Course 7.04

   The present training course is providing the minimum competence standards for the officer-in-charge of an engineering watch on board the vessel in a manned engine room; it is also applicable to the duty engineers working in a periodically unmanned ER. The main content of the present model course has been arranged in four major functions, addressing the marine engineering, electrical and also electronic and control engineering, issues relating to the maintenance and repair of the associated equipment, and, finally, controlling of the vessel's operation and due care for the people onboard the ship at the operational level. Each of the functions above has been addressed in five parts from A to E. All information included in the present book was validated by the Sub-Committee on STCW to be used by the consultants, advisors and technical experts for the training, certification of the seafarers. The first section is dealing with the maintenance of the safe watch, use of the English language in both oral and written forms, and utilization of the internal communication systems, proper operation of both main and auxiliary machinery items together with their control systems, plus the operation of the fuel, ballast, lubrication and other systems together with the control arrangements. The safety requirements, use of hand and machine tools, and due compliance with the applicable requirements are also addressed, together with many other topics.​

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Master and Chief Mate - Model Course 7.01

   The present IMO model course is mainly intended for the ship officers willing to be certified and chief mate and master on vessels having a gross tonnage of five hundred tons or more. All entrants should have already completed a pre-requisite course on the minimum standards that is required for certification as the officer-in-charge of a navigational watch on the vessels of same size. In contrast to this Model Course 7.03, the present course is covering the navigation, cargo handling and controlling the operation of the vessel and people care not at the operation but at the management level. In general, the declared purpose of all IMO model courses is to help all training institutes together with their teaching staff to better introduce ad properly organize the new courses and also improve the existing materials. Again, the Table A-II/2 of the STCW Convention is being referred. The background technical knowledge supporting the tasks, relevant duties and associated responsibilities are listed in the appropriate sections of the training program and are more or less similar to the Model Course 7.03; however there are some differences and you would better go through the contents of each publication to have a clear picture. 

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Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch - Model Course 7.03

   The declared objective of the present model course is to meet all minimum requirements that are mandatory and apply to the knowledge, as well as understanding and proficiency in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Convention, for three functions, namely navigation, proper handling and stowage of the cargo transported, and controlling the ship's operation and care for the persons onboard at the operational level. The first functional element is giving quite detailed technical knowledge in order to provide the outcomers of the training with required support relating to the passage planning and determining the position of the vessel by means of the celestial, terrestrial, and also coastal navigation, echo sounding devices, speed measurement, meteorology and other methods, plus maintaining a safe watch, use of ARPA and radars, as well as the AIS and ECDIS, plus proper responding to the distress and emergency signals, use of the IMO SMCP, exchange of the information by means of the visual signals, ship maneuvering etc. The section two provides the required knowledge about the loading and stowage of the cargoes, their securing, plus inspecting of the cargo and reporting on any defects that have been revealed in the course of the inspection. Finally, the last part is mainly dealing with the compliance with various applicable requirements, operating of the LSA, fire prevention, control, fighting, maintaining the seaworthiness of the vessel etc.

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International Code on Intact Stability 2009 Edition

   The main content of the present regulatory document consists of two major parts. In the Part A mandatory general and special criteria for the intact stability applicable to various types of vessels have been provided. The Part B, in turn, contains recommendations for the certain vessel types, supplemented with the additional guidelines. In second part of the volume there are some recommended design criteria and guidance to preparing the ship's stability information (including the utilization of stability instruments), icing considerations, operational provisions against capsizing, determination of the ship's lightship parameters, and consideration for the weathertight/watertight integrity of the ship. There are two annexes supplementing this publication and containing detailed guidance for the preparation and proper conduct of an inclining experiment, and useful recommendations for masters of fishing vessels on ensuring a ship's endurance in iced waters. In short, the Code is presenting the mandatory and recommendatory criteria together with the other measures to ensure the safe operation of the vessels and minimize the possible risks to the vessels, crew members and environment. This publication is featuring the complete update of the previous Code, influences on the intact stability, together with some useful explanatory notes plus other valuable technical info.

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