To gain thorough knowledge of the SOLAS Convention and the mandatory Codes.
Basic knowledge of shipping
Who should attend:
Duration: 1 day
The SOLAS Convention is the most important of all the international conventions concerning the safety of merchant ships. The main objective of this Convention is to specify minimum standards for the construction, equipment and operation of ships. The first version of SOLAS was adopted in 1914 in response to the Titanic disaster.
The course will be of benefit to anyone involved in either the construction or the operation of ships.
This course presents the background, the content and the goals of the Convention in detail. After looking briefly at the development of the Convention, it introduces the general obligations such as the survey, inspection and certification of various types of ships as well as provisions for port State control and casualty investigation.
The participants are familiarized with each chapter of SOLAS with special focus given to construction (subdivision and stability), fire protection, life-saving appliances, radio communications, navigation, carriage of dangerous goods, management of safe operation of ships and maritime security.
The course focuses on:
- Background and development of the Convention
- Amendment procedure
- General provisions (Chapter I)
- Technical provisions (Chapters II- XII)