SAFETY OF FISHING OPERATIONS (SUPPORT LEVEL) — IMO MODEL COURSE 1.33
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The course starts with the general introduction outlining the scope. The first section covers the basic safety awareness including the working environment and safety on deck, and social factors. Then next section deals with the fishing methods in use today, such as the dragging and encircling methods, as well as the static gears, and the sequential events.
The fishing systems are covered in the third section, providing the information on the demersal side trawlers, gill net vessels, together with the basic machinery, structures and arrangements. After that, the trainees proceed to the releasing of the fishing gear, catching the fish and recovering the gear. The possible damages to the fishing gear and maintenance are also covered, including the ground rigging shackles, mainlines, branchlines, otterboards, herding bridles and many others.
The safety of the fishing operations is dealt with in a separate big section, where the associated dangers and precautionary measures are discussed. The authors of the course also included the information about the purse seine practices. The course concludes with the practices for the fish processing, considering all hazards involved.
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