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Safe Working Aboard Container Vessels

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Description

Due to the vastly different environment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designed to prepare new recruits for a knife at sea. Working on a ship can be hazardous occupation for the uninitiated. This course will give new seafarers an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures on board so that they adjust to the shipboard environment, and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. To that extent this course is planned to make their transition from a shore to a sea career smooth and give some knowledge of ship’s working before they actually step on board a ship.

A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Comply with emergency procedures
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Observe safe working practices
  • Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the attendees will be able to:

  • To stress the dangers encountered in working aboard container vessels at berth.
  • To explain the respective safety responsibilities of the parties involved in loading and discharging container vessels.
  • To describe the status of international safety standards relating to working aboard container vessels at berth, and how they are implemented in ports.
  • To describe the procedures that ensure safe access to vessels, safe movement about vessels and safe access to and working within cargo spaces.
  • To describe the procedures established to deal with emergencies involving personnel working aboard container vessels at berth.

Course Outline

Observe safe working practices Introduction

  • Importance of the course
  • Ship familiarization
  • Nature of shipboard hazards
  • Groups the equipment provided on counter these hazards Use and demonstration of PPE
  • List operations that take place on which can be hazardous
  • Enclosed spaces
  • Hot work
  • Working aloft
  • Engine-room watch keeping and maintenance

Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship -Human relationships on board ships

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Team building
  • Tear work

Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties

  • Fundamentals of communication
  • Methods of communication
  • Barriers in communication
  • Effective transmission skills
  • Effective listening skills
  • Effects and consequences of wrong communication
  • Communication sum-up

Comply with emergency

  • Explains the term emergency
  • Drills and muster
  • Value and need of drills and training
  • Internal communication

Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment

  • Define the term pollution
  • Effects of operational pollution of the marine environment
  • International measures for pollution prevention, pollution avoidance and containment of pollutants
  • Pollution by sewage from ships
  • Pollution by garbage from ships
  • Control of oil discharge from machinery spaces and oil fuel tanks
  • Contents of Oil Record Book
  • Control of discharge of oil and special areas
  • Introduces the contents of Annex VI of MARPOL

Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship (concluded)-Social responsibilities

  • Rights and obligation of crew
  • Employment conditions, etc.
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Health and hygiene on board Summing up

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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