24.05.2018
GUIDE FOR TANKERS OPERATING IN ASIA AGAINST PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY INVOLVING OIL CARGO THEFT

The content of the present guide was developed by the world leading experts in the field with the ultimate intention to facilitate secure and safe seas and improve overall safety in the maritime shipping industry. The authors of the volume made a excellent and very successful attempt to provide the industry with the illustration on the current threat of maritime piracy as well as the armed robbery against vessels in Asian region, with the particular emphasis placed on the incidents that involve the oil cargo theft.

Another goal was to provide required assistance to the ships trying avoid such incidents. It will also cover the port-incident management. The publication will be great when used as a supplement to any national guidebook on armed robbery and maritime piracy. The authors of the volume have taken into account the occurrence of the above mentioned incidents on all types of vessels both at ports and sat sea.

The main body of the publication has been arranged in eight major sections covering the threats to the mariners and established effective ship protection measures, vessels under attack, security planning considerations, risk factors, post-incident reporting etc. It is supplemented with several annexes providing additional information on the reporting forms, definitions, partner organizations and voluntary reporting.

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15.05.2018
CONTAINER SHIP SAFETY

It goes without saying that safety is top priority in the container shipping. It shall be remembered at all times that ineffective management of the risks involved can eventually lead to such consequences as loss of human life, damage to the ship, cargo, environment and, of course, reputation. The operators and owners of the vessels look to their class societies seeking proper guidance through the design and construction as well as operation of the vessels in order to ensure safety at sea.

The first container ships built in the 1950s were converted tankers. Subsequently, dedicated designs for container vessels have been developed. Today, there is more than 60 years, experience in designing, building and operating container vessels. Container ship safety is addressed mainly to shippers; however, every single person engaged in container transportation by sea, shall be duly aware of the importance of handling containers in safe and correct manner...

The present training resource will be of great practical interest and use not only to the newcomers to the maritime container shipping industry but also to the professional mariners engaged in the transportation of the containers willing to refresh their basic knowledge.

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25.02.2018
PERSONAL INJURY PREVENTION — A GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE

In a huge number of modern shipping companies the safety of people on board has significantly improved in the past years. The associated safety awareness programs the use of the safety equipment and continuous training have eventually made vessels much safer places for working and living. However, it is still truth that there are too many accidents, incidents and injuries occurring.

The seafarers are suggested to take particular care not only for their own safety but also for the safety of the shipmates. Shipboard safety is a matter of critical importance and is a priority consideration; it means that all tasks shall only be attempted once all potential implications are fully considered and all appropriate actions have been taken.

The book starts with the intro providing general information about personal injuring and PPE followed by the shipboard safety management, planning of work and relevant procedures, workshop practices and housekeeping, maintenance for the shipboard electrical equipment and systems, handling chemical items, shipboard lifting appliances, fire precautions and associated emergency procedures to be closely followed, hot work including welding and burning, cargo work and many other important aspects.

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21.02.2018
ENTRY INTO ENCLOSED SPACES — PART 6 — CORRECT USE OF BREATHING APPARATUS

And here is the closing part of the world popular and respected training series devoted to the entry into enclosed spaces. This part is dealing with the correct use of breathing apparatus and is supplemented with this training video. The content of the publication has been arranged in seven sections.

While the first section gives some overview of the breathing apparatus commonly used on board vessels and offshore installations, the second section provides necessary instruction on their examination and assembly, and this has to be conducted on the regular basis to ensure that the equipment is fit for service and ready for immediate use.

The other sections of the volume are dealing with the bench testing and proper donning the breathing apparatus set, followed by the familiarization and practice information, and instructions to conducting training and drills. The closing section lists the resources. Assessment questions and answers included. Note that all other parts of the training series are also available and cover the Awareness, Preparation and Procedures, Equipment, and Enclosed Space Entry itself and finally Emergency Procedures and Rescue. We recommend you to download the whole set and go through it very carefully.

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18.02.2018
ENTRY INTO ENCLOSED SPACES — PART 5 — EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND RESCUE

This booklet presents the fifth part of the Entry Into Enclosed Spaces series developed by Videotel in collaboration with Mines Rescue Marine. This particular volume is highlighting the emergency and rescue procedures that shall be considered prior to commencement of any task where the entry into confines space is involved. The volume opens with overview of the rescue techniques and instructions for preparation to the rescue operations.

Then the main content of the document is dealing with the equipment used during rescue operations, responding to the emergencies, attending to the casualties, rescue exercises and other issues. Again, there are several control questions with correct answers included for tracking training progress and appendix with additional information. Use the booklet with the accompanying training video.

The previous four parts cover Awareness, Preparation and Procedures, and Equipment, and Enclosed Space Entry. In short, all parts of this training series is highly recommended to all people working on board any vessel or offshore installation, with no exceptions, as well as to the people intending to start working at sea and willing to do their work safely.

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17.02.2018
ENTRY INTO ENCLOSED SPACES — PART 4 — ENCLOSED SPACE ENTRY

The training booklet of the fourth part of the popular Entry Into Enclosed Spaces training series considered best practice in the shipping industry. It is very important that the procedures established by the company for entry into enclosed spaces are followed at all times and by all people on board ship. Everyone shall understand the hazards associated with entering enclosed spaces and working there.

Therefore the training shall be provided to all people on board on a monthly basis in order to minimize the possibility of any incidents. The booklet starts with the general overview of the enclosed spaces, which is followed by the instructions on the so-called "on the spot" risk assessment to be performed prior to entering into such space. The next three sections are providing all necessary information and practical tips on the safe entry into confines spaces, dealing with the emergencies and leaving the spaces.

Traditionally, the volume includes a number of questions for tracking your training process, supplemented with the correct answers for re-checking. Some additional information is there in the appendix. Note that the booklet goes together with this training video. The previous parts cover Awareness, Preparation and Procedures, and Equipment.

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11.02.2018
ENTRY INTO ENCLOSED SPACES — PART 3 — EQUIPMENT

This is the part three of the training series on the entry into enclosed spaces, commenced with the parts devoted to the Awareness and Preparation and Procedures. Same as with the previous parts, this one is supplemented with the training video. The booklet tells the trainees about the equipment. The content of the booklet opens with the information about the equipment overview followed by the personal protective equipment and its proper use.

The next section is dealing with the atmosphere testing equipment and EEBD, standing for the emergency escape breathing devices commonly used on board ships and offshore installations. The rest of the book addresses the lighting and communication equipment, equipment used for rescuing people, and inspection and periodic maintenance techniques.

There are several assessment questions included in the book to track your progress and all of them are provided with correct answers. We know that entering confined spaces may be hazardous and this is the reason why it shall always be approached very rigorously, i.e. with proper preparation following correct established procedures, and using all required equipment including PPE mentioned above.

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10.02.2018
ENTRY INTO ENCLOSED SPACES — PART 2 — PREPARATION AND PROCEDURES

This is a second part of the training course commenced with the training booklet and video addressing Awareness. The training course is presented by world famous Videotel training provider. This second part is dealing with the Preparation and Procedures - the booklet is covering such important aspects as overview of the applicable procedures, assessment of the risks involved, action plan to be prepared and followed, PTW, standing for the permits to work, summary of the procedures that are required, etc. Some additional information is in the appendixes.

Note that there are numerous assessment questions provided with the answers. In addition, there is a training video supplementing the booklet. All other parts of the training series are also available at Libramar. The present course has been well met by the industry and is considered one of the best available today, it is highly recommended to all people working on board and caring about their safety since the content is expected to enable them to recognize enclosed spaces and all hazards associated with entering them, understand the importance of following procedures, rescue techniques to be used in case of emergency etc.

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