25.06.2018
SAFETY IN DOCKS — APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE AND GUIDANCE

The present ACOP, i.e. Approved Code of Practice together with the guidance are covering all important aspects of safety during the docking operations. The intention is to assist people assigned duty to provide compliance with the relevant provisions of the recognized standards, acts and regulations. These would typically include people controlling the dock facilities, suppliers of various plant and equipment, managers and employers. safety officers, representatives and others.

The content of this code of practice has originally been developed to duly address safety matters with the main focus made on assisting duty holders in easily getting the understanding of the fundamental requirements required to comply with the Health & Safety as Work Act plus other statutory documents. It will also provide industry with the detailed guidance prepared by the experts, giving some valuable practical advice on getting in compliance with the law to all parties involved.

You will just have to follow the advice and instructions provided in this guidebook and this will be enough to reach all required compliance. Though following the guidance given herein is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to ensure compliance.

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27.05.2018
SOLAS TRAINING MANUAL — LIFESAVING APPLIANCES & SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES

An absolutely useful publication that shall be possessed on board every single ship. The manual has been designed to be suitable on board any type of vessels including domestically and internationally operating vessels. The content is fully compliant with the Reg. 36 of SOLAS requiring ships to carry the Training Manual.

The purpose of the publication is to provide all crew members with all required information covering the shipboard lifesaving appliances and also survival techniques; it also explains the meanings of each alarm on board ship. Every effort has been made by the authors to provide readers with the duly updated information they shall be aware of including all applicable standards and regulations.

The document is intended to be used as a reference book for the crew members who are assigned a duty to instruct others in the use of the shipboard lifesaving equipment, survival methods and abandonment procedures. It should be placed in each of the mess rooms and recreation rooms and be readily available to all people on board.

Twelve sections of the training manual address emergency response and survival crafts, PPE, i.e. personal protective equipment, and launching appliances, radio equipment and pyrotechnics, survival techniques and recovery from water, search and rescue operations and other aspects considered important.

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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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