The present training course program has been developed for marine engineers and ship deck officers who are involved in the management and day-to-day operation and maintenance of the BWT, i.e. bilge water treatment systems on board marine vessels. The declared purpose of this program is to update the technical knowledge of the existing relevant regulations and treatment techniques relating to the bilge water.
The authors of the course have particularly emphasized numerous practical exercises on the management/operation of bilge water in order to demonstrate the expertise and due understanding of both treatment and disposal of bilge water. Among the topics covered within this publication there are oily water treatment techniques, monitoring systems, applicable regulations, PSC inspection, correct management of the oil record book and other important aspects.
The main objective of the present training course is to upgrade the relevant technical skills and knowledge of the learners. Trainees who have completed this training would be able to explain the fundamental principles of MARPOL Annex I, understand the methods of physical and chemical bilge water treatment, correctly fill in the ORB, explain how PSC inspections are done, and know the role and attitude of the seafarers in preventing the pollution.