Introduction to the Maritime Industry

Training course introducing the maritime world to newcomers into the business.

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    Regulations, surveys and inspections


To introduce all the different stakeholders in the industry and understand their roles with regard to important maritime structures and regulation.

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Who should attend:
Shipping Companies: Assistants (management, inspection, quality/ISM)

Duration: 2 days

The maritime industry attracts new employees on a regular basis. In order to assist with their smooth integration into the maritime world and to help them to function more effectively more quickly, Maritime Academy offers this introductory course for newcomers into the business. Previous participants have found it a very useful initiation and were quickly able to assimilate much of the new terminology and gain a clearer understanding of their new working environment.
The course kicks off with an overview of some of the key players in the maritime world – the shipping company, its structure, the ship, the crew, different types of cargo and agreements.
On the second day major regulations and conventions regarding ship safety, security and the protection of the marine environment are introduced.
Practical case studies are used to check that key points have been understood and there are plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions. Where possible the course will also include a visit onboard a real ship.

The course focuses on:

  • Shipping companies: structure and responsibilities
  • Ships: types of ships (incl. Offshore vessels) , ship dimensions, hull, machinery, safety equipment, load line and tonnage measurement
  • The crew: qualification and manning of ships (acc. STCW)
  • The cargo: types of cargo, charter parties and cargo documents
  • Key maritime organisations and regulations (IMO, flag states, class societies, ISM, ISPS, etc.)
  • Insurance matters: transport, damage and P&I insurance
  • Nautical Equipment: RADAR, ECDIS, AIS, GPS (Travel Planning, Route Control, Collision Avoidance, etc.)

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