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Certificate of completion: «Maritime Safety Laws»

Certificate of completion: «Maritime Safety Laws»

Training module 1. Global international concept underlying the maritime security and safety of use of the maritime spaces

The treaty sources of international law on safety at sea.
Understand UNCLOS 1982 and its interpretation in maritime safety
Specific features which apply for maritime safety in the EU.

Training module 2. Protection from unlawful activity at sea. Unlawful acts – general provisions. Piracy and Terrorism

Define piracy and terrorism and its role in safety.
Understand the ISPS Code and its requirements.
The ensuing challenges for shipping and anti-threat organization.
Substantive ISPS requirements and their impact on private operators.
IMO Action Plan.
Best management practices.
Other instruments and related policies.

Training module 3. The Responsibilities of States in Relation to Maritime Safety.

Understand UNCLOS 1982 and its interpretation in maritime safety in the context of flag state and port state obligations.
Identify the responsibilities of State agencies with regard to inspections and certification
Explain the powers available to State agencies
Evaluate the function of the Port State and Port State Control.
Analysis by the states legislation providing the safety of navigation and security in the ports.
Case study.
Essay (writing) «Legal regulation of the safety of navigation based on the legislation of the __________ (a particular state).


Training module 4. The Challenge of the Safe and Ecological Operation of Ships.

Evaluate the ISM Code and its application to maritime safety.
Identify relevant risk assessment procedures.
Understand how the ISM Code interacts with other relevant codes and laws.
Rationale and overview of the ISM code.
The role of the master and crew (including safe manning).
Emergency preparedness, non-conformities and casualties.

Training module 5. Environmentally-Friendly Shipping

Analysis of the international law sources governing the protection of the marine environment from harmful effects
Ecological training of the crew Protection of the environment and human factor in safe shipping
The vulnerability of the Arctic environment from the harmful effects of Arctic shipping.
The STCW convention
Certificates, standards of competence and other related items
EU law and STCW standards (Article 3 of EU directive 2008/106)
ILO Conventions – decent living and working conditions aboard and their contribution to maritime safety

Training module 6. Key Issues in Ship Construction, Design and Equipment and safety at sea

Explain the role of the IMO in ship design and construction.
Hull strength standards.
Requirements for onboard equipment.
Rrescue equipment for passengers and crew .
Fire protection and fighting.
Plimsoll mark.
Innovation in shipping and the challenge of maritime safety.

Training module 7. Safety in Navigation, Maritime Traffic Management and Communication at Sea

Global concept of shipping navigation
Global maritime distress safety system (GMDSS)
Explain the COLREG convention and how it is implemented
Collision avoidance
Understand the role of SOLAS with regards navigation
Evaluate the requirements for various communications and navigation equipment
Organization of search and rescue operations at sea

Training module 8. Particular organization of rescue operations depending on types of ships (Passenger Ships, Bulk Carriers…)

Overview of particular hazards in relation to particular categories of vessels
Safety requirements for:
• Passenger vessels
• RO-RO vessels
• Hi Pleasure craft
• High-speed craft
• Oil tankers, including the distinction between single-hulls/double-hulls
• Chemical carriers
Safety requirements concerning:
• Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels
• Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs)

Training module 9. Legislation for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods.

Define dangerous goods and the challenges of their cargo.
Evaluate the various codes involved in carriage of dangerous goods.
Types of cargo in general.
Definition of dangerous goods and identification of ensuing challenges.
The UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and other related instruments.
SOLAS, including Cargo Securing Manual requirements.
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (Code IMDG).
The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code).
The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code).
The International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships (INF Code).
The involvement of shippers, ports and other stakeholders in safety of transportation of the hazard materials.
The International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention).
Certification in carriage of dangerous goods and how this is enforced.

Training module 10. The Safety of Fixed and Floating Offshore Platforms

Maritime law and the safety issues relevant to the offshore sector.
Explore the specific offshore safety laws, i.e. MODU, Directive 2013/30/EU.
Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU) Code 2009.
The analysis of foreign legislation which regulates the installation and operation of offshore installations.
Overview of the practices of incidents related with the operation of artificial structures at sea.
Resolution of disputes concerning the installation and operation of artificial structures and equipment at sea.