The conte t of this document reflects the results of the combined efforts by the parties of the COESS Working Committee Maritime Security which took place in 2008. The mainly covered areas are the ISPS Code and associated legislation including the IMO, SOLAS Convention, other legislation, electronic security equipment including the emergency centre, interior/exterior security systems, metal detectors, scanners, alarm/warning systems, advantages and disadvantages of different electronic means, communication, detection systems etc., checking persons, suppliers and visitors, body-searching, announced/unannounced visitors, competencies of the officers etc., security plan covering its drafting, cargo handling, corporate policy, company rules and regulations, ship stores and delivery, PFSP, inventory of risks that are induced by crime etc., ID documents including forgeries, driving licenses, passports, distractions and evasive actions etc., recognition of weapon, communication issues, dealing with aggression, and dangerous commodities - here the dangerous goods are explained together with all applicable regulations for their safe transportation and handling.
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This training program was developed by Videotel, the leading provider of the professional marine training, and is principally intended to be used by ship crew members; however, its content will also be useful by the ship superintendents and other people working offshore, since it is setting out the roles of the persons engaged in handling the emergencies on board vessels, including those working ashore, together with their responsibilities.
The present training booklet includes significantly expanded information on each of the covered topics; note that there will be short assessment test at the end of each chapter to track your training progress. The main content of the book covers such important aspects of the emergency response as planning and preparation activities, action plan and first response to the emergency, shore support, monitoring and review, etc.
There are several real case studies included in the book and thoroughly analyzed. The reference section contains guidance and legislation sources, list of the websites and publications and other supplementary info. We recommend to use this training video as a supplement to get the best outcome of the training program.
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The number of the stowaways that are detected on board vessels is increasing every year. It shall be noted that not only are the numbers rising, but the stowaways themselves are becoming increasingly desperate once they are caught. Organised criminal gangs are often involved, and are becoming more and more sophisticated in their methods.
At the same time, port and immigration authorities are becoming far tougher, with many countries refusing to accept stowaways, even when all the arrangements for repatriation are in place, and the stowaway is co-operative. This combination of factors and trends means that finding stowaways on board your vessel will not just be inconvenient - it will be time consuming, expensive, and can also be dangerous. The best solution is always to stop stowaways getting on board: Prevention is better than cure. This training package is aimed at all officers and crew, helping to raise awareness of the growing problem of stowaways.
After using the workbook and video, you will be able to understand the nature and scale of the problems that stowaways can cause for crew and owners, help devise and work through clear procedures for preventing stowaways from boarding your ship, search common hiding places using effective search strategies, manage stowaways effectively from their discovery to their disembarkation, and understand the basic legal and ethical requirements for the treatment of stowaways. This booklet is perfectly supplemented with this training video film.
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The whole content of the present volume was prepared by the Commander James Kraska to serve as a very authoritative yet accessible overview of the contemporary maritime piracy - it should be noted that the book not only provides readers with the legal and historical context required for proper understanding of the pirates.
The author has done his best to give the information covering the operational environment of the merchant mariners and naval personnel together with the constraints affecting them. In addition to that the book contains several informative appendices turning it into a truly convenient reference source.
An excellent choice for the policy-makers and all other practitioners, analysts and scholars. In fact, the volume should be treated as the essential one to be read to get the understanding of why the maritime piracy is spiking now.
Written in a very fluidly manner, this text deserves the right to become a handbook for the maritime piracy diplomats and military personnel. we would consider this publication a must-read for all people willing to dig a bit deeper into the real world of the contemporary piracy.
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This publication is dedicated to the safety issues of the bridge watchkeeping. The main body of this official publication released by the MAIB, standing for the Marine Accident Investigation Branch, has been arranged in several chapters related to the safety study, supplemented with a glossary of abbreviations and terms used throughout the document, analysis, conclusions, recommendations, and two annexes with questionnaire and principles of safe manning.
The paper opens with the extract from the Merchant Shipping regulations saying that the fundamental purpose of accident investigation is to determine the circumstances of this accident together with the causes, with the ultimate aim being the improvement of the safety of human life at sea and, of course, avoidance of such accidents in the future. Not to apportion the liability or blame.
The present report endeavors to identify and then analyze the safety issues that led to a specific accident and make the recommendations on the basis of the analysis. These recommendations, in turn, are expected to be helpful in preventing the repetition of the similar ship accidents, and this is a general intention of the authors of this report.
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This book was written to analyze the set of factors that affect the security of maritime and port operations, including shipping, economics, politics, crime and terrorism. The author of the publication critiques current approaches to the security based on his practical experience of more that twenty-five years in the field.
His intention is to provide readers with a set of tested and proven security recommendation that would recognize the interests and role of both private sector and government in improving security. The fundamental components of the international maritime shipping industry have all been thoroughly analyzed in this book and all potential threats to ports have been assessed.
The author examined approached to the port security in the US, EU and around the planet, and presented the underlying principles for effective port and maritime security. We would recommend this publication to anyone whose current or future profession required thorough knowledge of all aspects of maritime and port security since they will find all necessary information in a single volume, very well organized.
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We all know that SAR, standing for the Search-and-Rescue is the search for and also provision of the necessary lifesaving assistance to the persons who are in distress and under imminent danger to their lives. The SAR arrangements developed and implemented by the Australian maritime authorities are actually intended to complement such emergency services as fire service, police and first aid in cases where those services are unavailable due to some reasons, such as the rescues at sea, remote operations etc.
Note that the Australian SAR region covers not only the Australian continent itself, but also includes large areas of the Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans supplemented with the Antarctic territories of the Australia - all that area reaches nearly sixty million square kms. The present official manual was released to document the standard procedures and established techniques for promoting the effective saving of human lives at sea.
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This publication addresses one of the most important aspects, namely entry into enclosed spaces. Unfortunately, the challenge of safe entry into such spaces has tragically been there with the shipping industry for too many years. We do not even know how many seamen, marine surveyors, stevedores and even shore-side workers and shore-based personnel have lost their lives in the enclosed spaces located on board ships and offshore rigs; what we know is that there are dozens of fatalities occurring every year.
That is why it is considered imperative for all newcomers to the maritime and offshore industries to learn at the earliest possible stage about all potential dangers connected with entering into such spaces. People whose job involves entering the enclosed spaces shall clearly understand and realize all consequences of being poorly prepared. It goes without saying that absolutely no enclosed space may be entered without due precautions taken. Such precautions reduce the risk associated with entering enclosed spaces and may save your life; that is why this training is essential. The present guide was specifically released to assist the seafarers to enter the enclosed spaces in a safe way...
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