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Mariner Skills’ portfolio of specialized modular courses address the onboard training needs of shipping companies.  We offer courses aligned to organizational Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) requirements for various ship-types that conform to the onboard training needs of shipping companies and specifically address the Training Matrix of ships and shipping companies.

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Mariner Skills’ List of Courses by Functional Area:

Deck Courses

Course # Course Code Course Name
MSTM-201 NAV-TRACK Ship tracking systems: Satellite Navigation GPS, DGPS, Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Modern ships have a host of electronic gear used to position and track a vessels movements and operation. It is important for today’s navigator to know the purpose of this equipment the principals of its operation, how it operates and its limitations. This course will cover the major Ship Tracking Systems:  Electronic Positioning and Global Navigation Satellite System, Global Positioning System (GPS), Automatic Identification System (AIS), Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), Long Range Identification and Tracking System. ECDIS will be covered in a separate course.

Course Topics:
  1. Electronic Positioning and Global Navigation Satellite System
  2. GPS - Global Positioning System
  3. AIS - Automatic Identification System
  4. VDR - Voyage Data Recorder
  5. LRIT - Long Range Identification and Tracking
MSTM-202 NAV-SHAND Fundamentals of ship handling

Ship Handling is about maneuvering in confined channels and harbors and in proximity to other ships, alongside and departing a berth or buoy, whilst at all times navigating safely.  This course provides an understanding of the principles of ship handling, effects of wind and current on ship handling, man overboard procedure and maneuvers, shallow water effects on ships and the related precautions, anchoring and mooring procedures and precautions, Knowledge of ship steering control systems

Course Topics:
  1. Principles of Ship Handling
  2. Turning Circles of a Ship
  3. Stopping the Ship
  4. Effects of Wind and Current
  5. Man Overboard Procedures
  6. Maneuvering in Shallow Water
  7. Anchoring
  8. Mooring
  9. Steering Control Systems
MSTM-203 NAV-ROR Rules of the Road

Since 1971 the IMO Assembly adopted a resolution stating that that observance of all traffic separation schemes be made mandatory - and the Collision Regulations (commonly called COLREGS) make this obligation clear.  The COLREGs include 38 rules divided into five sections: Part A - General; Part B - Steering and Sailing; Part C - Lights and Shapes; Part D - Sound and Light signals; and Part E - Exemptions.  The United States updated the various inland navigation rules that were in existence and the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980 was enacted.  In this course both the International Rules and the U.S. Inland Rules are covered.

Course Topics:
  1. Rule of the Road - Part A and B
  2. Rule of the Road - Part C and D
  3. Rules of the Road - Parts E and F
  4. COLREG Annexes
  5. Practical Application of the COLREGS
MSTM-204 NAV-GMDSS GMDSS-Principles and Operation

This course covers the training recommendations in Annex 3 to the IMO Assembly resolution A.703(17), recommendation on the training of radio operators related to the general operator’s Certificate (GOC). This course is revised to meet the Radio Regulations 2012 and the STCW Code.  A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the prescribed examination should be able to operate efficiently the GMDSS equipment required to be fitted in sea areas A1, A2, A3 and A4, and to have primary responsibility for radio communications during distress, urgency, safety, and routine incidents.

Course Topics:
  1. Statutory framework of the Maritime Mobile Service
  2. Identification of radio stations and MMSI
  3. Service publications
  4. Technical
  5. GMDSS components
  6. Other systems used on board
  7. Search and Rescue (SAR) operation
  8. Role and method of use of ship reporting systems
  9. Miscellaneous skills and operational procedures for general communications
MSTM-205 NAV-BWK Bridge Watchkeeping

This course, Bridge Watchkeeping, focuses on discussion on correct watchkeeping procedures, including the BRM concept in improving teamwork and leadership toward avoiding shipboard collision and accidents that happens, primarily due to lack of professional competency and/or, human factors. Through this e-learning course trainees will become proficient in the knowledge and understanding of safe Watchkeeping procedures and practices, expected of an officer on the navigation bridge as the officer-in-charge of the watch.

Course Topics:
  1. Principles in keeping a Navigational Watch
  2. Passage Planning
  3. Performing the Navigation Watch
  4. Watchkeeping Under Different Conditions
  5. Keeping an Effective Anchor and Port Watch
  6. Use of Reporting and VTS
  7. Bridge Resource Management
  8. Use of IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases and English in Written and Oral Form
  9. Transmit and Receive Information by Visual Signaling
MSTM-206 NAV-ICENAV Navigating in Ice

Ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic environments are exposed to many unique risks. IMO has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and related amendments to make it mandatory under both the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).The purpose of this course is to promote safety of life and property at sea and the protection of the marine environment by improving deck officer’s knowledge operating in Polar Waters.

Course Topics:
  1. Safe operation of vessels operating in Polar Waters
  2. Ice characteristics and areas with different types of ice
  3. Vessel performance in ice and low air temperature
  4. Ability to operate and maneuver a vessel in ice
  5. Compliance with Legislative requirements
  6. Crew preparation, working conditions and safety
  7. Compliance with Pollution prevention requirements
MSTM-207 NAV-WWS Understanding Wind, Waves, Storms, and Coping with Hazardous Weather

This course provides knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Meteorology at the Operational Level for Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch. It provides the learner with a knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems and onboard meteorological instruments. Candidates will gain the ability to apply the meteorological information available.

Course Topics:
  1. Shipborne Meteorological Instruments
  2. The Atmosphere, its Composition and Physical Properties
  3. Atmospheric Pressure
  4. Wind
  5. Cloud and Precipitation
  6. Visibility
  7. Wind and Pressure Systems
  8. Structure of Depressions
  9. Anticyclone, Ridge, Col and other Pressure Systems
  10. Sea and Swell
  11. Weather Services for Shipping
  12. Recording and Reporting Weather observations
  13. Weather Forecasting
MSTM-208 NAV-CEL Celestial Navigation

Celestial navigation, also known as Astro navigation, is a position fixing technique that has evolved over several thousand years to help sailors cross oceans without having to rely on estimated calculations, or dead reckoning, to know their position. Celestial navigation uses sights or angular measurements taken between a celestial bodies i.e. the sun, the moon, a planet or a star, and the visible horizon along with the applicable corrections. The development of technology in recent years has automated ocean navigation and the navigator now has simply to read displays. An understanding of celestial navigation is still required by the navigation examination syllabus and hence study of the subject.

Course Topics:
  1. Solar System
  2. Celestial Sphere and Equinoctial System of Coordinates
  3. Hour Angle
  4. Daily Motion and Horizon System of Coordinates
  5. Sextant and Altitude Corrections
  6. Amplitude
  7. Time and equation of time
  8. Nautical Almanac
  9. Projection of PZX triangle
  10. Latitude by Meridian Altitude
  11. Pole Star Observations
  12. Position Fixing
  13. Star Identification
MSTM-209 NAV-TERR Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation

This course is intended to provide the knowledge and understanding of Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation including compass fundamentals and compass error. This course provides the concepts of navigation using coastal features such as lighthouses, beacons, and land profile. Understanding and use of coastal navigation is vital to keep the ship safe. Navigation involves determining the position on the chart and then finding the best course to the destination position.

Course Topics:
  1. Definitions
  2. Terrestrial Coordinates
  3. Nautical Charts
  4. Datums
  5. Lines of Position Fixes
  6. The Sailings
  7. Chartwork
  8. Tides
  9. Keeping a Log
  10. Compass — Magnetic and Gyro
  11. Steering Control Systems
  12. Passage Planning
  13. Great Circle Sailing
MSTM-210 NAV-ARTSH Art of Ship Handling

This course is a comprehensive overview of practical maneuvering concepts while reaching or leaving harbors or anchoring, navigating safely. The effects of wind and currents and shallow water effects are clearly explained precisely covering all aspects. The knowledge of engine, propellers, steering, turning circle, etc., are clearly explained with the precautions to be taken as needed for ship handling in any situations. The storm navigation with practical orientation is also presented in detail.

Course Topics:
  1. The Engine
  2. The Propellers
  3. Turning Circle
  4. Effect on Loading
  5. Effect of Sternway
  6. Shallow Water
  7. Interaction
  8. The Effect of Wind
  9. The Effect of a Current
  10. The Effect of bends
  11. The Effect of Tugs
  12. Anchoring Maneuvers
  13. Maneuvering Procedures
  14. Maneuvering Safety
  15. Berthing Maneuvers-Calms
  16. Berthing Maneuvers-Tide or Current
  17. Berthing Maneuvers-Wind
  18. Berthing Maneuvers-Tugs
  19. Unberthing Maneuvers-Calms
  20. Unberthing Maneuvers-Tide or Current
  21. Unberthing Maneuvers-Wind
  22. Unberthing Maneuvers-Tugs
  23. Storm Navigation
  24. Safety Sector in Storm Navigation
  25. Weather Routing in Storm Navigation

Course # Course Code Course Name
MSTM-301 CRG-OILTKOP Oil Tanker operations

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued guidelines on liquid cargo handling procedures. This course covers the process of cargo operations, pre-transfer inspection and setting up cargo lines, ballasting and deballasting as a part of cargo operations, stripping process from the cargo tanks, cargo tank cleaning procedures on an oil tanker, slop tank operation, purging and gas freeing of tanks, cargo sampling procedure, and ISGOTT.

Course Topics:
  1. General precautions
  2. Loading and discharging operations
  3. Ballasting and deballasting
  4. Tank cleaning
  5. Slop-tank operation
  6. Purging and gas freeing
  7. Cargo Sampling
MSTM-302 CRG-CHEMTKOP Chemical Tanker Operations

Every chemical tanker must have a Procedure and Arrangements Manual that gives Procedures for compliance with MARPOL Annex II when noxious liquid substance cargoes are handled on board. This course addresses various areas of chemical tanker operations like cargo planning processes and NLS cargo, procedures for loading and preparations for loading, cargo measurement techniques and calculations, cargo conditioning during transport, discharging plan and procedures, stripping and prewash operations with NLS cargoes, ballasting and deballasting procedures, and tank cleaning operations

Course Topics:
  1. Cargo Planning
  2. Preparations for Loading
  3. Procedures for Loading Cargo Measurements and Calculation
  4. Cargo Conditioning during transport
  5. Discharging Plans and Procedures Discharging, Stripping and pre-wash operations with NLS
  6. Ballasting and deballasting
  7. Tank Cleaning Operations
MSTM-303 CRG-PHCHLQ Physics and Chemistry of Liquid Cargo

There are many issues and hazards that arise from the liquid cargo density, vapor pressure, toxicity, pour point, flammability, volatility and such other properties. It will be important to study the oil, liquefied gas and chemical properties to get the basic idea of the nature of the cargo and how perhaps to carry them on board and transport them safely between ports and keep them safe during transportation. This course is to study those properties and the associated hazards toward safeguarding the cargo handling operations and transportation of such liquid cargoes.

Course Topics:
  1. Bulk Transportation of Dangerous Liquid (DL) Cargoes
  2. Properties of Oil and Chemicals
  3. Hazards of Dangerous Liquid Cargo
  4. Properties of liquefied gases
  5. Hazards associated with Liquefied Gases

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code gives a uniform approach for the handling and for the safe transport of dangerous goods by sea. All the requirements of IMDG code namely Classification and identification, packaging, Marking/Labelling, and placarding, documentation, stowage onboard and segregation to avoid dangerous reaction are clearly explained. Provides appropriate knowledge to all personnel involved in the transport of dangerous goods by sea

Course Topics:
  1. SOLAS Chapter VII
  2. Use of IMDG Code
  3. Classification of IMDG Cargo
  4. MFAG
  5. EmS
  6. IMGS
  7. Segregation Table
  8. Precautions When Handling Dangerous Goods
  9. Dangerous Cargo Manifest
  10. Inspections
  11. Dangerous Goods in Containers
  12. Construction of Magazine
  13. Limitations on Carriage
  14. Compatibility
  15. Safe use of pesticides
  16. Labelling and marking of packages
  17. More on Dangerous, Hazardous and Harmful Cargoes
  18. Stowage plan for the stowage of DG cargo
MSTM-305 CRG-TKFAM Tanker Training – Familiarization

The purpose of the course is to meet the requirement of Tanker Familiarization training. The course satisfies the standards of the STCW A-V/1, Table 1-1-1 for Dangerous Liquids including Petroleum and Chemical Transport (Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo operation).

Course Topics:
  1. Tankship Terminologies
  2. Bulk Transportation of Dangerous Liquid (DL) Cargoes
  3. Properties of Oil and Chemicals
  4. Basic Knowledge of Tankers
  5. Basic Knowledge of Cargo Operations
  6. Tanker Safety Culture and Safety Management
  7. Hazards associated with tanker operations
  8. Knowledge of hazard controls
  9. Function and use of gas measuring and similar instruments
  10. Use of safety equipment and protective devices
  11. Safe working practices and procedures and personal safety
  12. First-Aid with reference to MSDS
  13. Emergency actions, shutdown systems and procedures
  14. Effects of oil and chemical pollution on human and marine life
  15. Shipboard procedures to prevent pollution
  16. Measures to be taken in the event of Spillage
  17. Case Studies on oil and NLS ship emergencies
MSTM-306 CRG-GTADV Gas tanker training – Advanced

The course is to give seafarers the essential education and training in tanker cargo operations to meet the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements set out by the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping, STCW A-V/1-2, Table A-V/1-2-2. The course is designed for senior officers requiring specialist training for LIQUEFIED GAS tanker operations at a management level.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. Chemistry and Physics
  3. Hazards
  4. Rules and Regulations
  5. Ship Design and Cargo Containment
  6. Equipment and Support systems
  7. Cargo Handling Systems
  8. Safety
  9. Cargo Handling Operations
  10. Ship/Shore Interface
  11. Emergency Operation
MSTM-307 CRG-OILTKADV Oil tanker training – Advanced

The course Meets the Standards of competence, required by Section A-V/1, table A-V/1-1-2 of the STCW Code for Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations. Students attending this course will already have the Oil and Chemical Tanker familiarization course certificate.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. Basic Properties of Petroleum and its Hazards
  3. Safety
  4. Pollution Prevention
  5. Oil Tanker Design and Equipment
  6. Oil Tanker Operations
  7. Pump Theory and Pumping Systems
  8. Pressure Surge
  9. Emergency Procedures
  10. Boiler Combustion Control
  11. Inert Gas Systems
  12. Crude Oil Washing
  13. Oil Discharge Monitoring and Control System
  14. Helicopter Operations
  15. Ship-to-Ship Transfer
  16. Tanker Mooring
  17. Double Hull Tankers
  18. Oil pollution Liabilities and Compensations
  19. Transportation Losses and Commercial aspects of Tanker Operations
MSTM-308 CRG-CHEMTKADV Chemical tanker training system – Advanced

Understand physical and chemical properties of chemical cargoes, hazards involved and their significance for cargo carriage. Know the configuration, constructional features for tanks, piping, valves, cargo tank venting system and various types of cargo coating and constructional materials for a chemical tanker. Explain the cargo heating requirements and systems used, cargo pump operations, tank washing/slop retention system including tank atmosphere evaluation and the gas measuring equipment used and understand the cargo planning processes. Fire prevention, protection, and Lifesaving appliances in a chemical tanker. Students attending this course will already have the Oil and Chemical Tanker familiarization course certificate.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. Chemistry and Physics
  3. Hazards
  4. Rules and Regulations
  5. Ship design and Cargo Containment
  6. Cargo Handling Systems
  7. Safety and Pollution Prevention
  8. Cargo handling and Ballast Operations
  9. Tank Cleaning Operations
  10. Ship/Shore Interface
  11. Shore Reception facilities
  12. Emergency Operations
MSTM-309 CRG-BWMS Ballast Water Management - BWM - System

The ballast water is essential for operational purposes but the process is fraught with ecological problems, which results in economic challenges to the planet and hazards to human health. This course provides knowledge of all aspects of BWM and BWM systems; purpose of ballast water management for ships, reporting and record keeping requirements of ballast water management plan, ballast water treatment technologies, monitoring and testing procedures for ballast water to comply with IMO and USCG regulations, safety issues and arrangements for ballast water management systems and procedures and operation and maintenance of BWMS on board a ship

Course Topics:
  1. BWM Convention
  2. Selection of BWTT systems on board
  3. BWM -Possible Treatment Methods
  4. BWM 2004
  5. BWMC 2004
  6. BWT Technologies
  7. Regulations for handling of ballast water sediments
  8. Safe Entry into Ballast Tank
MSTM-310 CRG-STOW Safe Cargo Stowage and Securing

It is the carrier’s responsibility to demonstrate that due diligence was exercised, and the ship was seaworthy to carry the cargo. A plan drafted comprehensively, covering all aspects of cargo carriage, is needed to protect the shipowner from claims. This course will provide knowledge of relevant international regulations and codes, stowage and securing of cargoes, container ship operations, handling of heavy lift cargoes, ro-ro ship operations, methods of loading timber deck cargo, refrigerated cargo, use of cargo handling gear, and loading and discharging operations

Course Topics:
  1. Relevant International Regulations, Codes and Standards
  2. Stowage and Securing of Cargoes
  3. Cargoes on Container ships
  4. Heavy Lift Cargoes
  5. RoRo Ships
  6. Timber Deck Cargo
  7. Refrigerated Cargo
  8. Cargo-Handling Gear
  9. Loading and Discharging Operations
MSTM-311 CRG-CC Cargo Carriage
MSTM-312 CRG-DRYCO Dry Cargo Operations

Deck/Engine Courses

Course # Course Code Course Name
MSTM-401 SOP-HAZ Hazards and Hazardous areas onboard

Hazards on board vessels range in severity. One should only examine and sample cargo on a vessel when there is no alternative. Comprehensive training is required on shipboard hazards. This course discusses ship specific hazards that are present and to be faced by the seafarer, safe access to and in moving about the ship including hazards of transportation to and from the vessel, various hazards of working on deck and when facing adverse weather, dangers in handling wire and fiber ropes, hazards present in living accommodation areas of a ship, including the galley, precautions and procedures of entering an enclosed space and permit to work procedures, various hazards in the machinery space including hot work, lifting loads, handling tools and working with electrical equipment, and the dangers of being exposed to dangerous substances and chemicals including painting on board.

Course Topics:
  1. Safe Access to Ships and Hazards in moving about the Ships
  2. Working on the deck and bad weather
  3. Hazards in the living accommodation and some precautions
  4. Precautions prior to entering enclosed/confined spaces
  5. Working in Machinery Spaces
  6. Exposure to dangerous substances and Chemicals
MSTM-402 SOP-PERSAF Personal safety on board ship

This course focuses on personal safety: This primarily includes the various ways and means which a seafarer can adopt to stay safe on an individual level, such as by careful movement around the ship, being always aware and alert of the surroundings, steady handling of cargo operations, working safely in the engine room, deck, and on the navigating bridge etc. In addition, appropriate use of safety equipment is also an important part of maintaining personal safety on ships. The seafarer must be familiar with one's own ship and know the shipboard hazards and emergency response plans; seafarers must adhere to safe working procedures as defined under the safety management system (SMS) on board, as part of the ISM Code. Finally, one has to take care of personal well-being by maintaining good health and maintain a disciplined life on board by taking adequate rest and nurture healthy habits to become a successful and happy seafarer on board.

Course Topics:
  1. Ship familiarization
  2. Shipboard hazards
  3. Adhering to safe working practices
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  5. Obtaining and maintaining situation awareness
  6. Personal well-being
MSTM-403 SOP-SHSAF Ship General Safety

In this course, we shall focus on the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and its requirements in place and how company procedures can work to protect the vessel and those on board with a positive safety culture that can help avoid shipboard failures. This course provides a conceptual framework toward developing a safety mind-set for the crew. It identifies the importance of following the company directives by following a standard operating procedures, as part of the shipboard SMS; adhere to various safe work practices while working on board and developing competencies to face any emergencies by diligently undertaking training and drills, all the shipboard practices and awareness help to develop a safety mindset, which is essential to safeguard against personal and ship safety including prevention of pollution from shipboard sources.

Course Topics:
  1. The ISM Code
    • The ISM Code for Ships
    • Safety Management System (SMS)
    • Responsibilities and Authorities
    • Resources and Personnel
    • Shipboard Operations and Emergencies
    • Reports and Analysis
    • Maintenance
    • ISM Amendments
  2. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
    • Implementation and oversight of SOP
    • ISM/SOP Procedures
    • Training Manual and Training Aids
    • Instructions for onboard maintenance
    • Muster List and Emergency Instructions
    • Accident Prevention-General duties and responsibilities
  3. Safety Culture
    • Observe safe working practices
    • Prevention of Human Error
    • Situational Awareness
    • Importance of emergency drills
    • Improving the Safety Culture onboard
MSTM-404 SOP-SURV Personal survival - Rescue and abandoning ship

Personal survival issues that are relevant to this course is when the crew abandons the ship on a rescue boat (lifeboat, or life raft); how does he survive the ordeal until rescued to safety, either ashore or to another ship; it can also be the case of survival and rescue of individual crew, who are in the in waters (either due to falling overboard or had no choice and jumped to an open sea). For all these potential emergency situations, the shipboard crew needs to be trained to handle the rescue operations with competence (e.g., lowering, maneuvering, and hoisting of survival crafts) and know the techniques of rescuing individuals from the sea and survival on his own, when abandoned in open waters.

Course Topics:
  1. Preparation for survival and abandonment
  2. Procedure for Abandoning Ship
  3. Survival after abandonment
  4. Rescuing persons from the sea and assisting a ship in distress
  5. Man, Overboard Procedures
MSTM-405 SOP-WTD Watertight and Weathertight Doors

This course discusses different categories of watertight doors, arrangement of power operated watertight door, hinged water tight door and means of securing them, ramp doors and Ship side doors. The course also provides knowledge on the rules regarding the number of openings in passenger ships and watertight doors, and how to carry out routine inspections and maintenance and maintain records for the same. The course also details mandatory drills required for watertight openings and record keeping for the same.

Course Topics:
  1. Watertight Doors
  2. More on Watertight doors
  3. W/T doors, mechanisms, indicators, and all associated valves must be inspected once in a week
  4. Watertight Doors-Operation, Drills and Record
  5. Categories of Watertight Doors
  6. Rules regarding the number of openings on passenger ships and watertight doors
  7. Difference between water-tight and weather tight doors
  8. Arrangement of Power operated sliding W/T door
  9. Hinged W/T door and means of securing
  10. Ramp door of Ro-Ro ships
  11. Ship side doors
MSTM-406 SOP-PERW Permit to Work
MSTM-407 SOP-LSA Personal Lifesaving Appliances

We are well aware that when every hope of the mother ship is given up by those on board, ultimately one and all look forward to using the Life Saving Appliances (LSA) as a last resort for their only chance of survival. Since it is a question of life and death, nothing can be of greater necessity than to maintain these appliances in ship-shape and ready for use. The following LSA appliances are detailed in this course: Lifeboats, Life rafts, Rescue Boats, Personal Life saving appliances, and Emergency Radio equipment. The course examines the requirements related to Maintenance, inspection, and Operational Readiness” of the above mentioned LSAs.

Course Topics:
  1. Life Saving Appliances
    1. Lifeboats
    2. Life rafts
    3. Rescue boats
    4. Personal Life-saving Appliances
    5. Emergency Radio Equipment
  1. Maintenance of Life Saving Appliances
    1. Instructions for maintenance of the lifesaving appliances onboard
    2. Servicing of inflatable Life rafts / lifejackets, marine evacuation systems
    3. Specific Procedures for Maintenance and Servicing
MSTM-409 SOP-FFA Types of Fire and Firefighting Appliances

For effective firefighting onboard a ship, thorough knowledge of classification of fires is required. This course discusses FFA like, Fire main, Hydrants, Hoses and nozzles, Portable and mobile fire extinguishing equipment, Fireman's outfit and Fire control plans and details Maintenance of firefighting systems. Further, the course raises the level of knowledge and understanding of seafarers to identify, recognize and maneuver themselves through various emergency scenarios like: Firefighting hazards during a spread of fire on board, Firefighting process for complicated development of hazards, and Fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of flammable materials.

Course Topics:
  1. Different types of fires
  2. Fire Fighting Equipment
  3. Maintenance of Fire Fighting Appliances
  4. Fire Fighting Process Hazards
MSTM-410 SOP-ACCPRE Accident Prevention

Prevention of accidents on board starts by identifying hazards during ship operation that are risky; the risks are evaluated and graded based on their severity and probability of occurrence and then monitored and prevented from happening via ship and equipment design, continual inspection and surveys and by the crew, in following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for vessel operations. This course focuses on measures that are undertaken to prevent accidents in this course, including the importance of inculcating a safety culture on board to reduce the effects of human error, that continues to impair and undermine the efforts to achieve a "zero error" in the marine industry operations.

Course Topics:
  1. Shipboard Hazards/Risks
  2. Risk Management
  3. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  4. Safety Culture
MSTM-411 SOP-ERM Engineroom Resource Management

The course Engine room Resource Management is designed for qualified maritime engineering professionals working as merchant mariner with appropriate US and other international credentials. This course provides in-depth understanding of engine room resource management and application of leadership and teamwork in the workplace. The course contains topical discussions to apply resource management, Leadership and Teamworking skills and maritime practices. The participants will learn to apply resource management, Leadership and Teamworking skills for the operation of the engineering plant onboard a vessel.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction and Objectives
  2. Knowledge of the Company Policies and Organizational Structures
  3. Cultural Diversity and Communications
  4. Planning and Coordination
  5. Allocation, Assignment and Prioritization of resources
  6. Effective communication onboard and ashore
  7. Assertiveness and Leadership, including motivation
  8. Situational Awareness and Risk Assessment
  9. Decision options, selection, and outcome
MSTM-412 SOP-RBOPS Rescue Boat and Fast Rescue Boat Operations
Course Topics:
  1. Construction and outfit Rescue Boats
  2. Characteristics and facilities of survival craft
  3. Devices used for launching survival craft
  4. Gravity Davits
  5. Rescue boat maintenance procedures
  6. The use of rescue boats and motor lifeboats for marshalling life rafts and rescue of survivors and persons in the sea
  7. Man-Overboard Procedures
  8. Rescue Boat engine
MSTM-413 SOP-RAFTOPS Life rafts Operations
Course Topics:
  1. Life rafts
  2. Construction and outfit -Life raft
  3. Characteristics and facilities of Life raft
  4. Devices used for launching survival craft
  5. Gravity Davits
  6. Methods of launching a life raft
  7. Action after clearing the ship’s side
  8. Survival craft maintenance procedures
  9. Maximize detectability and location of survival craft
  10. The use of rescue boats and motor lifeboats for marshalling life rafts and rescue of survivors and persons in the sea
  11. Beaching of survival craft
  12. The use of locating devices when in a survival craft
MSTM-414 SOP-BRM Bridge Resource Management
MSTM-415 SOP-LBOAT Understanding Lifeboats
MSTM-419 SOP-FPREV Fire Prevention

Fire on board is the worst nightmare for a seafarer. The best in fire protection is not to have it. Towards that goal, this course helps one learn how to operate the ship safely and maintain a close vigil on equipment and machinery during watch standing. The course focuses on the important part of crew education of knowing not only the firefighting equipment and systems on board, but to keep a clean and well-organized ship with all its physical resources and well-secured cargoes. The course helps understand how a fire can start and grow and what can be done as an immediate measure to extinguish or contain such fires, and how regular shipboard drills and exercises remain extremely important as part of the fire prevention strategy.

Course Topics:
  1. Theory of Fire
  2. Frequent Causes of Fire on board
  3. Safe Practices in preventing fire
  4. Fire Safety Code and Systems
  5. Fire Prevention Principles
  6. Fire Fighting Organization
MSTM-420 SOP-FFESYS Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems

The fixed gas firefighting system protects large machinery spaces, cargo spaces, paint lockers and galleys. The course focuses on the principles, operation, and maintenance requirements of the following four types of fixed firefighting extinguishing systems: Fixed gas, Fixed foam, Fixed water, and Fixed dry chemical powder.

Course Topics:

Fixed Fire-extinguishing Equipment

Maintenance Requirements

MSTM-421 SOP-FFO Ship Firefighting Organization
MSTM-422 SOP-FFB Basic Firefighting

This course unit gives all persons intending to go to sea, basic induction and knowledge of the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to be taken to minimize the risk of fires on board ships. The major areas covered by this course include fire prevention and safety, Fire Fighting strategies and procedures, methods, and drills.

Course Topics:
  1. Fire Prevention and Safety
  2. Firefighting Strategies and Procedures
  3. Firefighting Methods
  4. Firefighting Drills
MSTM-423 SOP-FFSAM Fighting Fires on Different Type of Ships and Accommodation

This subject takes the student through firefighting procedures at sea, in port and defines the various firefighting methods on different types of ships and in different locations on the ship. The course details firefighting on various types of ships: Container carriers, Ro-Ro, Bulk carriers, Oil and Chemical Tankers, and Gas Carriers.

Course Topics:
  1. Ship at sea
  2. Ship in port
  3. Ship that has cargo of dangerous goods
  4. Fire Fighting Methods
  5. Fire Alarms

The ISM Code is an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. The course details the objectives of ISM Code 1998 along with subsequent amendments, discusses maritime accidents and the part ISM plays as part of daily activities. The curse provides an understanding of SMS(safety management system), internal and external audits and safe working practices.

Course Topics:
  1. ISM Code 1998
  2. Safety Management System (SMS)
  3. Shipboard internal audits
  4. Safe Working Practice
MSTM-425 SOP-POL Fighting Pollution - Preventing Pollution at Sea and Maritime Pollution Offences

This course focuses on pollution prevention requirements and covers the following areas of concerns for prevention of pollution of the marine environment: Knowledge of the precautions to be taken to prevent pollution of the marine environment, Anti-pollution procedures and all associated equipment, and Importance of proactive measures to protect the marine environment.

Course Topics:
  1. Sources and Effects of Marine Pollution
  2. Environmental awareness and sources of marine pollution
  3. Effects of operational or accidental pollution by ships
  4. Pollution prevention procedures
  5. Measures to be taken in the event of Spillage
  6. Pollution Casualties and Criminalization of Seafarers

This course deals with “Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships”. The course discussed the limits on sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from ships exhausts, the prohibition on deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances, and the stringent standards for SOx, NOx and particulate matter. The course also includes discussions on mandatory technical and operational energy efficiency measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.

Course Topics:
  1. Definitions, Application and Exemptions
  2. Surveys
  3. Issue or endorsement of Certificates
  4. PSC detection of violations and enforcement
  5. Ozone-Depleting Substances
  6. Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
  7. Sulfur Oxides (SOx) and particulate matter
  8. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  9. Shipboard Incineration
  10. Reception Facilities
  11. Fuel Oil Availability and Quality
  12. Special Areas and PSSAs
  13. Introduction to Air Pollution in merchant ships
  14. Energy Efficiency on ships
MSTM-427 SOP-PRVOILSP Prevention of Marine Oil Spills - The Seafarer’s Role under MARPOL and OPA

After the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (or OPA 90) was passed by the 101st United States Congress and signed by President George H. W. Bush. This course details of MARPOL and OPA 90 and focuses on the following: Avoid oil spills from vessels and facilities by enforcing removal of spilled oil and assigning liability for the cost of cleanup and damage; require specific operating procedures; define responsible parties and financial liability; implement processes for measuring damages; specify damages for which violators are liable; and establisha fund for damages, cleanup, and removal costs.

Course Topics:
  1. Role under MARPOL and OPA
  2. Marine environment and its protection
  3. Sources and Effects of Marine Pollution
  4. MARPOL Convention
  5. MARPOL Annex I – Oil
  6. Environmental awareness- summary points
MSTM-428 SOP-PSC Port State Control

Port State Control (PSC) is the Inspection of foreign ships in national ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its Equipment comply with the Requirements of International Regulations and that the ship is manned and Operated in Compliance with these rules.

This course focuses on the basics of PSC and its legal basis, Types of PSC inspection: Initial, priority and expanded and details of AMSA inspections, Conditions leading to more detailed inspection by PSC., Contravention and Detention from PSC Inspections, and the precautions to be taken by ship staff before inspection by PSC.

Course Topics:
  1. Understanding Port State Control
  2. PSC Inspections
  3. Detailed Inspections by PSC
  4. Contravention and Detention
  5. Port State Inspection- Precautions / Preventive measures by Ship Staff

The Maritime Labor Convention sets the minimum standards to ensure satisfactory conditions of employment for seafarers. This course covers the details MLC 2006 and provides discussions on various aspects of the articles, including, work and rest hours for ship crew, food, accommodation and recreation of ship staff, complaints and enforcement, responsibilities of flag- and port-states, occupational health and safety, etc.

MSTM-430 SOP-CYBERS Maritime Cyber Security

Over the past few decades, the maritime industry has become increasingly connected and technologically dependent. Consequently, sophisticated modern-day cyber-attacks is an emerging reality for ship operators and companies are seeking ways to better prepare and mitigate this risk. This course covers the various aspects of maritime cyber security, including, legal aspects, protection, detection and mitigation against cyber security events, cyber defense strategies, etc.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to Cyber Security
  2. Maritime Cyber Security
  3. Cyber Security Legal Aspects
  4. Protection, Detection and Mitigation
  5. Defense Strategies
  6. Case studies
MSTM-431 SOP-FAID Elementary First Aid

This course covers immediate care to be given in life threatening situations involving sudden illness or injury at sea, including techniques for adult CPR. This component fulfills first aid training per the requirements of STCW Section A-VI, Table A-VI/1-3.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. Safety Hazards
  3. Body Structure
  4. Immediate Actions and Positioning Casualty
  5. Basic Trauma/Shock Management
  6. Patient Assessment
  7. First Aid for Accident or Illness on board
  8. Burns, scalds, and electrical shock accidents
  9. Improvise Bandages and Use of Materials in Emergency Kit
  10. Rescue and Transport a Casualty
MSTM-432 SOP-BEHAVS Behavior based approach to safety and risk management

Behavior-based safety (BBS) provides tools and procedures that workers can use to take personal control of occupational risks. BBS is a method of avoiding human error and improving workplace safety by observing and analyzing employees’ behavior while they work. This course is intended to enhance understanding of the fundamentals of occupational health and safety, as well as concepts and methodology to effectively implement and sustain a BBS system. Candidates will learn the observation techniques to improve behavior patterns, thereby reducing workplace activity risk.

Course Topics:
  1. Human Element and Behavior Based Safety
  2. Risk management and the BBS
  3. Fundamentals of BBS
  4. Safety Performance and Safety Culture
  5. Recognizing at-risk behaviors during ship operations
  6. BBS and observation techniques for risk management
  7. Case studies on BBS applications
  8. Sustaining the BBS system
MSTM-433 SOP-SECURTY Shipboard Security including piracy and armed robbery

This course focuses on Ship Security and provides an understanding of Hijacking types, Requirements for ISPS code, Elements of ISPS code, and IMO guidance for hiring private security contracts. The course covers, Piracy threat and anti-piracy measures, Industry best management practices and discussion of international organizations providing information and support for piracy attacks.

MSTM-434 SOP-STAB Introduction to Ship Stability

Ship’s stability is one of the most important and complex concepts about safety of ship and safety of navigation and it is governed by maritime law as well as maritime codes. The course presents the importance of ship’s intact stability as part of the general concept of ship’s seaworthiness, including: the basic principles of ship stability; the effects of loading, discharging, and shifting weights on the center of gravity and center of buoyancy of a ship; list, trim and free surface effects; and cross curves of stability and its implication on stability

Course Topics:
  1. Principal Dimensions
  2. Floatation
  3. Principles of Stability
  4. Factors of Stability
  5. Cross Curves of Stability
MSTM-435 SOP-DAMSTAB Damage Stability

This course focuses on the concepts of ship stability–Intact Stability & Damage Stability, analyze and assess damage in the event of an accident, prescribe corrections actions and recommendations to avoid damage to intact stability during sailing. Damage stability of a ship is its ability to withstand damage situations caused by flooding of any or more of its compartments; while intact stability is all about the general ship’s stability conditions. Center of gravity and Center of buoyancy of the ship are the main factors taken into account in damage stability. The necessary action taken to prevent the ship from capsizing, sinking, or losing her stability in case of whatever damage occurred on-board is in the domain of damage stability.

Course Topics:
  1. Damage Stability Basics
  2. Damage Stability Criteria
  3. Post-damage Scenario
  4. Stability verification and precautions before departure
MSTM-436 SOP-RISK Risk assessment and management

The development and implementation of a documented safety management system (SMS) is an exercise in risk management. The drafting or amendment of written procedures involves looking at the company’s activities and operations, identifying what could go wrong, and deciding what should be done to try to prevent it. This course discusses various aspects of risk assessments and risk-based management decision making. Discussions include: association of the ISM Code and risk management; risk management system approach involving analysis, evaluation and risk control; IMO and regulatory requirements and the FSA risk management steps; risk assessment procedures prior commencement of work including ALARP and hazard identification; risk-based decision making and necessary self-control; understanding situations of emergency on board and planning for such scenarios

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to risk management
  2. Risk management system approach
  3. IMO and regulatory requirements
  4. Techniques of risk assessment and analysis
  5. Risk assessment prior commencement of work
  6. Risk-based decision-making
  7. Risk management at the operational level
  8. Emergency and situational awareness
  9. Application of risk management methodologies on other areas
MSTM-437 SOP-LEGREQ Monitor and control Compliance with legislative requirements

Management Officers onboard the ship is directly responsible for the Safety of Life at Sea and any negligence on this can lead to loss of lives and property. In some cases, if the negligence is correctly proved, the Management Officer(s) may be arrested and has to face the consequences. It is very important to make sure that all the SOLAS requirements are carefully attended to and train the junior engineers and the Crew in all the SOLAS related matters. This course focuses on the responsibilities of Management Officers for safety of life at sea and preventing pollution.

MSTM-438 SOP-ACCINV Maritime Accident and Incident Investigation

Under Regulation I/21 of SOLAS and Articles 8 and 12 of MARPOL, if a casualty occurs in Ship registered with the Flag State that, Flag State Administration has to conduct an investigation and provide the pertinent information of its findings to the IMO. Similarly, under Article 23 of Load Line Convention, requires an investigation of Casualty by the Flag State Administration. This course provides in-depth knowledge of \marine casualty investigation by Flag State Administration.

Course Topics:
  1. Implementation, Control and Coordination of Casualties
  2. Reporting to IMO of marine safety investigations and marine casualties and incidents
  3. Applicable IMO instruments on casualty matters
  4. Conducting Casualty Investigation
MSTM-439 SOP-INCINV Incident Investigation onboard ships

In a marine accident, the ship can be impounded and the crew held indefinitely, until a settlement is reached with the local authority and the vessel owner ( the cost generally covered by the marine insurer like the UK P&I Club etc.). Incident investigation and analysis is, the study of accidents and near-misses, which is the intent of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. Incident investigations help the company to identify its risks and understand the underlying causes of incidents. This course covers various types of accidents and associated types of ships, IMO CI Code and its requirements, applicable IMO instruments that apply to accident investigation, the classification of marine accidents and incidents, common causes of maritime accidents, the basic principles of marine accident investigation, and the process of selection of incidents for investigation by a Flag State

Course Topics:
  1. Understanding the purpose and scope
  2. Preparation for Investigation
  3. Safety management System and ISM Code
  4. Human Factors in marine operations and engineering investigations
  5. Human Factors in Incidents
  6. Human Error Modelling and Classification
  7. Investigating for Fatigue
  8. Reduction and Prevention of Human Errors
  9. Formal Safety Assessment
  10. Incident Investigation Process
  11. Data Collection and Analysis
  12. Arriving at Safety Solution(s)
  13. Marine Accident Report Writing
  14. Training and Data Management
MSTM-440 SOP-DESOLAS Drills and Exercises - SOLAS

Drills and training on board are essential part of seafarers’ life. There are many regulations which describe the way and frequency of drill to be conducted. This course focuses on Examining Value of training and drills, Duties allocated to crew members, Onboard Training, Drills and Preparations, the course will also look in-depth at the SOLAS drills like Firefighting, survival craft and rescue boat drills, abandon ship drills and damage control drills for passenger ships.

Course Topics:
  • Examining Value of training and drills
  • Duties allocated to crew members in the Muster List
  • Onboard Training and Drills
  • Training Preparations and Changing Attitudes
  • Drills –SOLAS
    1. Fire Drills
      1. Training of Seafarers in Fire fighting
      2. Fire
      3. Special Precautions on Entering / Working in Cargo Pump Rooms
      4. Portable fire-fighting appliances
      5. Fixed Fire extinguishing systems
      6. Fire Detection Equipment
      7. Fire Alarms
      8. Fireman's outfit
    2. Operation of Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
    3. Abandon Ship
    4. Damage Control drills for Passenger Ships
MSTM-441 SOP-DEMARPOL Drills and Exercises - MARPOL

Drills and training on board are essential part of seafarers’ life. There are many regulations which describe the way and frequency of drill to be conducted. This course focuses on Examining Value of training and drills, Duties allocated to crew members, Onboard Training, Drills and Preparations, the course will also look in-depth at the MARPOL drills like Fuel Bunkering, Bulk Liquid Cargo Transfer, Tank cleaning and pumping out bilges, Oil/Noxious substance spills, SOPEP/SMPEP drills, and OPA-90 exercises.

Course Topics:
  1. Examining Value of training and drills
  2. Duties allocated to crew members in the Muster List
  3. Onboard Training and Drills
  4. Training Preparations and Changing Attitudes
  5. Drills-MARPOL
MSTM-442 SOP-DEISPS Drills and Exercises - ISPS

Drills and training on board are essential part of seafarers’ life. There are many regulations which describe the way and frequency of drill to be conducted. This course focuses on Examining Value of training and drills, Duties allocated to crew members, Onboard Training, Drills and Preparations, the course will also look in-depth at the ISPS drills like, possible threats e.g., Hijacking,Bomb threat,Damage of facility etc., conducting security drills and exercises, assessment of security drills and exercises, and purpose of carrying out an assessment at the end of each drill.

Course Topics:
  1. Examining Value of training and drills
  2. Duties allocated to crew members in the Muster List
  3. Onboard Training and Drills
  4. Training Preparations and Changing Attitudes
  5. Drills- ISPS Code
MSTM-443 SOP-DE-EPM Emergency Preparedness Drills and Exercises - Machinery

Drills and training on board are essential part of seafarers’ life. There are many regulations which describe the way and frequency of drill to be conducted. This course focuses on Examining Value of training and drills, Duties allocated to crew members, Onboard Training, Drills and Preparations, the course will also look in-depth at the Emergency Preparedness-Machinery drills like, Main Engine Failure, Black Out, Steering Failure and Emergency Steering.

Course Topics:
  1. Examining Value of training and drills
  2. Duties allocated to crew members in the Muster List
  3. Onboard Training and Drills
  4. Training Preparations and Changing Attitudes
  5. Main Engine failure and others
  6. Black Out
  7. Steering Failure
MSTM-444 SOP-DEOTH Emergency Preparedness Drills and Exercises - Others

Drills and training on board are essential part of seafarers’ life. There are many regulations which describe the way and frequency of drill to be conducted. This course focuses on Examining Value of training and drills, Duties allocated to crew members, Onboard Training, Drills and Preparations, the course will also look in-depth at emergency preparedness drills like, gyro/compass failure, Medical emergencies, search and rescue, man overboard procedures, grounding, and beaching, etc.

Course Topics:
  1. Examining Value of training and drills
  2. Duties allocated to crew members in the Muster List
  3. Onboard Training and Drills
  4. Training Preparations and Changing Attitudes
  5. Gyro / Compass Failure
  6. Emergency Towing Arrangements
  7. Emergency in Port
  8. Medical Emergencies
  9. Helicopter Operations
  10. Search and Rescue
  11. Man Overboard Procedures
  12. Collision and Flooding
  13. Grounding and Beaching
  14. Cyber Security Drill
MSTM-445 SOP-DEESER Drills and Exercises - Enclosed Space Entry and Rescue

Drills and training on board are essential part of seafarers’ life. There are many regulations which describe the way and frequency of drill to be conducted. This course focuses on Examining Value of training and drills, Duties allocated to crew members, Onboard Training, Drills and Preparations, the course will also look in-depth at various aspects of enclosed space entry and rescue drills like personal protective equipment required for entry; communication equipment and procedures; instruments for measuring the atmosphere in enclosed spaces; rescue equipment and procedures; and Instructions in first aid and resuscitation techniques.

Course Topics:
  1. Examining Value of training and drills
  2. Duties allocated to crew members in the Muster List
  3. Onboard Training and Drills
  4. Training Preparations and Changing Attitudes
  5. Enclosed Space Entry and rescue drill

Course # Course Code Course Name
MSTM-501 SOP-FATIG Fatigue and Stress at Sea

The link between fatigue and chronic health problems is well established in shore populations, and fatigue at sea may increase the risk of chronic disease. Safety at sea is endangered if crews suffer from fatigue, are not fully alert, or take shortcuts. This course discusses types of stress, sources of stress, signs and symptoms of stress and their consequences, and help acquire the skills and techniques to cope with stress and apply them.

Course Topics:
  1. Stress - Types and Causes
  2. Stress in Different Situations
  3. Negative Effects of Stress
  4. How to cope with stress
  5. Endurance Risk-factors
  6. Fatigue Management
  7. Case Study - Hours of rest
  8. Fatigue and ship design
  9. Fatigue, the Administration and port State Authorities
  10. Sleep and fatigue monitoring tools
  11. Fatigue event report information
MSTM-502 SOP-LEADER Leadership and Teamwork

IMO’s updated the STCW 2010 Amendments included training requirements for management level officers to have training in leadership and managerial skills. This course will address the STCW requirements and provide the learner knowledge and familiarity in areas including, shipboard personnel management, related maritime conventions, task and workload management, effective resource management, decision-making techniques.

Course Topics:
  1. Shipboard Personnel Management
  2. Teamwork Concepts
  3. Leadership Concepts
  4. Skills and Application of Leadership and Teamwork
MSTM-503 SOP-WEL Personal wellbeing and purpose

A seaman must be physically and mentally strong to face adversities at sea, particularly in bad weather. This course provides the necessary training to emphasize on the importance of personal hygiene and health, causes stress and fatigue and how to cope with them, rights against sexual harassment and the dangers of drug and alcohol.

Course Topics:
  1. Harassment including Sexual
  2. Stress and Fatigue Management
  3. Dangers of Drug and Alcohol
  4. Novel Coronavirus
MSTM-504 SOP-HR Human Relations Onboard

Human relations are the study of the ways in which people relate to each other in group situations, especially work, and how communication skills and sensitivity to other people’s feelings can be improved. Shipping companies are rated on how they are perceived as a responsible and caring societal value-add and how they provide their services to its clients, both external (e.g., the shippers) and internal (e.g., the ship's crew). This course provides the necessary training on various aspects of organizational behavior, teamworking, multi-cultural aspects of people management and more.

Course Topics:
  1. Human Relations and Organizational Behavior (OB)
  2. Seafarer as an individual
  3. Effective human relationships on board ship
  4. Cross and multi-cultural aspects of man management on board
  5. Teamworking principles and practices
  6. Personal well-being and social responsibility
  7. Organizational conflicts and management
  8. Performance Appraisal and Feedback
MSTM-505 SOP-CONFLICT Conflict Management

Conflicts are part of nature, and certainly part of human relations. In a team, and to make it effective in shipboard work, there are hurdles. Conflict within people due to many human factors including race, culture, and other prejudice; even the stress inflicted and arising out of work could affect handling shipboard issues in a correct manner. This course address various areas of conflict management, including, conflicts while at-sea, stress and harassment and handling problems onboard.

Course Topics:

17.1.5 Types and Nature of Conflicts in Organizations

Handling Problems

MSTM-506 SOP-CULTUR Culture Management

Today, almost 73 per cent of the world fleet are foreign flagged, and they are operated by so-called ‘multi-national crew’. Multi-national crew typically consist of several different nationalities on cargo vessels. In the socio-cultural context of the shipboard workplace, it is vital to promote cultural awareness among multi-national crew as a fundamental communicative competence to ensure that seafarers work and live in a safe environment. Important areas of culture management addressed in this course incudes, cultural issues with different race and gender on board, communication with language barriers, and accidents due to lack of communication on board.

Course Topics:
  1. Awareness and appreciation of cross and multicultural aspects of man management on board
    1. Culture, Social interaction, and Stereotypes
    2. Cultural Awareness (CA)
    3. Conceptual model of cultural awareness
    4. Recommended measures
    5. Managing the crew onboard
  1. Cultural Diversity and Communications
    1. Understanding Cultural Differences
    2. Challenges of communication with multi- cultural and multi-lingual crew and officers
    3. Case Study: Lack of proper communication leads to an oil spill
MSTM-509 SOP-PERMG Shipboard personnel management & training

Personnel management may be defined as the Planning, Organizing, Directing and Controlling of the Procurement, Development, Compensation, Integration and maintenance of people (i.e., employees) for the purpose of contributing to the organizational goals. This course provides knowledge on the organizational structure and duties and responsibilities of shipboard staff, the role of the shipboard officers in motivating the crew, importance of onboard training and best practices in crewing and personnel management.

Course Topics:
  1. Duties and responsibilities of shipboard personnel
  2. Officer as the Ship Manager
  3. Housekeeping, safety, and hygiene
  4. Training for seafarers
  5. Performance Appraisal
  6. Best Practices in crewing and personnel management
MSTM-510 SOP-TASKMG Task & workload management

Workload Management is a process for determining the proper workload distribution in order to provide optimal performance for applications and users. Aboard ships it is used to distribute tasks in such a manner as to complete the many tasks that need to be accomplished efficiently and safely with limited resources. This course covers various aspects of workload management, including, shipboard Workload planning and coordination for the deck and engine departments, workload management plan applicable at sea and in port, impact of time and resource constraints that forces prioritization of work and the methodology of prioritization.

Course Topics:
  1. Planning and co-ordination
  2. Personnel assignment
  3. Time and resource constraints
  4. Prioritization
MSTM-511 SOP-DECISION Decision Making Techniques

Decision making affects the individual, the groups of employees or workers and the company, as a whole. Decisions are taken by individuals either for themselves and others, which could affect a larger group of individuals. This course focuses on three broad areas of decision making: decision making concepts and techniques and making decisions under an emergency situation.

Course Topics:
  1. Decision-Making Concepts
  2. Decision-making Techniques
  3. Decision-making under Emergencies
MSTM-512 SOP-BULLY Bullying and Harassment

World is a unique place. Allowing women seafarers comfortable access and entry in the world of shipping has been mired with many incidents and at best for the women seafarers it has been a mixed success. Bullying and other forms of harassment are areas of concern in the industry. This course covers various aspects of workplace bullying and harassment, including, the efforts that the ILO have taken in introducing new laws and guidelines to overcome sexual abuse, up scaling the efforts to stop sexual harassment for mariners, guidelines for dealing with misconduct, bullying and sexual harassment on board, and conduct that one must follow as your moral and professional code of ethics.

Course Topics:
  1. World of women seafaring officers
  2. ILO study: Women Seafarers: Global employment policies and practices
  3. United States- Sexual Harassment Cases
  4. Guidance On Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying
  5. Merchant Navy Code of Conduct
  6. Case Study
MSTM-513 SOP-COMM Effective Communication

It is said that 70-80% of ship accidents occur due to improper communication among seafarers on board. While there are many barriers to communication, there are also ways to improve your communication skills. This course deals with that, including, barriers to effective listening, speaking, and writing, to overcoming these barriers, to effectively communicate, to deal with operational instructions and their importance on board a ship, and Interpersonal and Workplace Communication.

Course Topics:
  1. The need and the onboard complexity of communication
  2. Effective Communication Processes
  3. Communicating Techniques
  4. Communication related to ship operations and emergency situations.

Engineering Courses

Course # Course Code Course Name
MSTM-601 ENG-DEP Understanding Diesel Engine principles

This course will help one gain knowledge on the theory and operation of two and four stroke diesel engines. including the common terminologies used. The course will provide information about valve timing diagrams and what happens inside the engines during this period, theoretical and actual power developed, calculations of mechanical and thermal efficiencies, considering mechanical and thermal losses. The course will also introduce modern diesel engines used in present-day ships. It is important for the crew and cadets to have strong foundation knowledge of Marine Diesel Engines.

Course Topics:
  1. Basic Principles and Types of Diesel Engines (DE)
    1. Theoretical Cycles: Internal Combustion Engines
    2. Engine Cycle, Timing Diagrams
    3. Diesel Engine Terminology
    4. Power and Efficiency
    5. Types of diesel engines
    6. Introduction to some modern engines
MSTM-602 ENG-LOADSTR Engine Components - Loads, Stresses, Force, Moments and Vibrations

This course is intended for senior level engineers and provides understanding of loads, stresses, moments and vibrations on engine components and their practical application on ships. Effects of poor maintenance on the stresses in engine components and their likely failure while in service leads to expensive repairs and loss of revenue during the repair days. The course covers practical aspects with respect to the balancing of engine. Early detection of vibration arising mainly due to misfiring in combustion in one or more units is explained.

Course Topics:
  1. Static and Dynamic Loads and Stresses
  2. Forces, ‘couples’ and moments
  3. Out of balance gas and inertia forces
  4. Vibration characteristic of Two-Stroke Diesel Engines
  5. Torsional Vibration
MSTM-603 ENG-CONMDE Construction of marine diesel engines

This course is for engine crew and cadets to provide knowledge on the construction of two- and four-stroke diesel engines. The course covers subject matters ranging from bedplate, arrangement of the cylinder cover and mountings, general overview of liners and pistons. Features of fuel pumps and their operations, and cam shaft and crank shaft are explained. The course includes discussions of cross head with its bearing, connecting rod, bottom-end bearings, crankshaft, main bearings, and bearing materials.

Course Topics:
  1. Two stroke Engines
    1. Structure
    2. Cylinder cover, Mountings
    3. Cylinder Liner, Piston
    4. Crosshead, Connecting Rod
    5. Crankshaft
    6. Bearings
    7. Chain drive
    8. Camshaft
    9. Camshaft less engines
    10. Charge Air Cooler
    11. Fuel Pump
  2. Four stroke Engines
    1. Inlet / Exhaust Valves
    2. Why 4-stroke?
    3. Auxiliary Engine layout and components
    4. Wartsila Medium Speed Engines
    5. Caterpillar High Speed Diesel Engines
    6. MAN Vee Type Trunk Piston Engines
MSTM-604 ENG-OPSMDE Efficient Operation of Marine Diesel Engines

This course is for operational and management level engineers. The course explains the assessment of the diesel engines by measuring power produced, the calculation of efficiencies, indicated power measurement using indicator cards, and shaft power measurement by measuring speed and torque. The shaft power measurement is explained using the MetaPower system.

Course Topics:
  1. Performance evaluation of Diesel Engines
    1. Definition and Measurement of Power
    2. Power and Efficiency Calculations
    3. Assessment by Indicator Cards
  2. Assessment of Main Diesel Engine Power and Running Adjustments to Maintain Performance
    1. Main propulsion performance and data
    2. How to Measure Indicated Power with Indicator Diagram
    3. Main propulsion shaft torque and speed measurement
    4. Non-contact type shaft power meter
MSTM-605 ENG-COMF Detection and Location of common faults

This course is for both management and operational level engineers. This course provides guidance on the necessary hand-over document when an engineer is signing off. Such a hand-over document will provide familiarization for the incoming engineer.

Common problems in major machinery onboard the ships are listed with probable reasons along with temporary and/or permanent repair and required maintenance to address the problems. It is well known that some ships have common problems arising from design and/or engineering issues at the time of building. These known issues and fixes can be enhanced by management level engineers and customized for each ship. With a typical ship lifespan of 25 years and this type of handing over or familiarization document will be highly useful over the life of the vessel.

Course Topics:
  1. Detection and Location of common faults
    1. Introduction
    2. Common Problems Found In Ship’s 2-Stroke Marine Engines
    3. Common Problems Found in Pumps on Board Ships
    4. Common Problems Found Marine Refrigeration Systems
    5. Common Problems Found Auxiliary Engines
    6. Common Problems Found Steering Gear System Of Ships
    7. Problems in handling bilges
    8. Problems in starting/running the Fresh Water Generator
  2. Temporary or Permanent Repairs in the Event of Breakdown
    1. Various types of repairs – temporary & permanent
    2. Failure of cross-head bearing/ main bearing/ bottom end bearings of main engine
    3. Breakage of chain drives of main engine
    4. Breakdown on turbo chargers
    5. Collapse/failure of multiple boiler water tubes
MSTM-606 ENG-FUELUBE Fuels and Lubricants

This course is for both management and operational level engineers that explains proper care of Fuels and Lubricants. This course covers all the aspects of Fuels and Lubricants, from production to bunkering on board, testing, interpretation of test results, and proper treatment of both Fuel and Lubricants before actual use, to get the best out of them. This course addresses the effects on the life of machinery and the impact of micro biological infection on machinery.

Course Topics:
  1. Production of Oils from Crude Oil
  2. Properties and Characteristics of Fuels and Lubricants
  3. Shore Side and Shipboard Sampling and Testing
  4. Microbiological Infection
  5. Interpretation of Test Results
  6. Treatments of Fuels and Lubricants
MSTM-607 ENG-BUNKER Bunkering and Transfer of fuel oil

This course is for operational and management level engineers. The course explains the procedures to be followed while taking bunker and transferring fuel with checks to be adopted before, during and after bunkering. The course explains various properties of fuel and testing methods after bunkering. The treatment required after testing is explained and the course describes storage and handling of fuel onboard.

Course Topics:
  1. Bunkering Procedures and Transfer
    1. Bunkering Procedures
    2. Delivery of Fuel On board
    3. Fuel Transfer Pipeline and Pumping System
    4. Fuel Properties and Testing
    5. Environmental harm from oil spill and penalties
  2. Storage and Handling On Board
    1. Storage and Handling
    2. Sounding Fuel Oil Tanks
    3. Fuel Treatment
    4. Fuel Oil System Strainers and Filters
    5. Fuel Oil Storage Tank Heating
  3. Conclusion
MSTM-608 ENG-FLOMTR Mechanical, Inferential and Electronic Flow meters

This course is for management and operational level engineers to provide understanding of the working of flow meters with no moving parts. The course provides an explanation of the concepts and working of the Electrical and Electronic flow meters. The course includes a note on mechanical flow meters to compare with this type with the electrical and electronic flowmeters.

Course Topics:
  1. Magnetic Flow Meters
  2. Vortex Flow Meters
  3. Ultrasonic Flow Meters
MSTM-609 ENG-UHC Underwater and Hull Coatings

This course is for the management level engineers to explain about the environmental effects of hull fouling and the invasive species widening the fouled boundaries. This course discusses the effects of hull fouling, hull roughness factor and hull threats. The course provides detailed information on corrosion and its prevention, hull fouling and surface preparation. Economic issues of the hull - scale problem is also discussed in the course.

Course Topics:
  1. Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Corrosion and Its Prevention
  4. Underwater Hulls and corrosion
  5. Hull Fouling and Surface Preparation of Hull in Dry-dock
  6. Effects of Hull Fouling
  7. Invasive Species - Widening the Bio-Fouling Boundaries
  8. Environmental Impact of Hull Fouling - Emissions
  9. The Scale of the Problem - Economics
  10. Hull Threats
  11. Coatings for Corrosion Protection
  12. The Hull Roughness Factor
  13. The Science of Smoothness
  14. Regulation of the Hull Coatings Industry
  15. Painting
  16. Conclusion
MSTM-610 ENG-FUELPP Fuel Pump Operation and Timing

This course is aimed at operational level engineers to become familiar with the construction and operation of various types of fuel pumps used on board ships. Starting with the description of various types of fuel pumps, the course explains the importance of constant and variable injection in fuel pump operation and their adjustments, VIT pump operation and its applications. The course provides knowledge on the effects of changing fuel and precautions to take for diesel engines.

Course Topics:
  1. Fuel Metering Principle
  2. Checking the Timing
  3. Power Developed by an Unit
  4. Variation in Exhaust gas Temperature and Power Balance
  5. VIT Pump
  6. Electronic VIT
  7. Regulations of Quantity
  8. Checking and Adjusting Fuel Pump Timing
  9. Adjustment in actual Fuel Pump Timing
  10. Procedures during Changing over of Fuel Oil
  11. Constant and variable injection timing
  12. Changes in fuel system for different fuels
MSTM-611 ENG-SCAVSCHG Scavenging and Super Charging

This course is meant for operational level engineers, engine cadets and crew. The course provides the fundamentals of scavenging and supercharging. Types of scavenging and supercharging are described. The course explains operational aspects of a turbocharger and offers a discussion on obtaining better efficiencies using two stage turbocharging.

Course Topics:
  1. Scavenging types
  2. Need and methods of Scavenging
  3. Scavenge Fires and Drains System
  4. Charge air methods and systems
  5. Turbo blower arrangements
  6. Charge Air Cooler
  7. Impulse System
  8. Constant Pressure System
  9. Blades of the constant pressure and the pulse turbine
  10. Assessment of pressure charging methods
  11. Two stage systems
  12. Other types - balanced system-variation on pulse
MSTM-612 ENG-FUELINJ Fuel Injectors

This course is targeted at operational level engineers to provide insight on the construction, adjustments, deterioration, and effect on performance of fuel injectors of diesel engines. Trouble shooting, overhauling, and testing of fuel injectors are explained. The use, care and fault-finding of the high-pressure fuel pipes from the pumps to the injectors are also explained. The uses of multi-injector fuel pumps are described.

Course Topics:
  1. Main engine fuel injector
  2. Deterioration
  3. Troubleshooting of Fuel Injectors
  4. Nozzle Burning
  5. Replacement, Over hauling and Testing of Fuel Injectors
  6. Multi Injector Drawing
  7. Using of more than one fuel Injectors
  8. Sheathing Fuel Pipes
  9. Fuel Injection Pipe- Fault finding and report writing
MSTM-613 ENG-WHR Waste heat recovery and Exhaust gas boilers

This course is targeted at both operational and management level engineers. The course starts with the explanation of recovering the waste heat using Sankey diagram for improving the thermal, and overall plant efficiency which is present-day concern in the shipping industry for overall improvement in the energy efficiency index. The course explains composite boilers, exhaust gas economizers, waste heat recovery in both slow-speed and medium-speed diesel engines and offers comparisons of waste heat recovery potential. Different types of waste heat boilers are also discussed.

Course Topics:
  1. Composite Boilers
  2. Exhaust Gas Economizer
  3. Waste Heat Recovery for Diesel Plants
  4. Purpose of Waste Heat / Auxiliary Boilers
  5. Types of Waste Heat Boilers
  6. Auxiliary Boiler and Composite Boiler Burners
MSTM-614 ENG-HPBLR High Pressure Steam Boilers

This course is targeted at both operational and managerial level engineers to improve their knowledge base on the construction, operation, and maintenance of boilers used on board ships. Starting with the explanation of the steam cycle and steam engine thermodynamics, the course describes the components and functions of high-pressure water tube boilers and low-pressure fire tube boilers. The course additionally explains the combustion process, working principles of air registers, different types of burners, and use of refractory materials in saving the thermal energy and their maintenance.

Course Topics:
  1. Steam Theory
  2. Main Boilers
    1. Boiler Design Features
    2. High Pressure Water Tube Boilers
    3. Boiler Mountings
    4. Refractory
    5. Soot blowers
    6. High Pressure Boiler Design and its challenges
  3. Main Fuel System and Combustion
    1. Process of Liquid fuel burning in open furnace
    2. Refractory Materials in Boilers
    3. Boiler Combustion process and equipment
MSTM-615 ENG-LPBLR Low Pressure Auxiliary Boilers

This course is for operational level engineers. The course starts with boiler design principles and explains the types of low-pressure auxiliary boilers used on board the ships, their main components, and their functions. The course explains boiler mountings and their functions, and the working of automatic combustion control system with special emphasize on maintenance. The course also discusses boiler feed water system and its treatment, and boiler operation and safety devices used for the protection of boilers.

Course Topics:
  1. Auxiliary steam boilers
  2. Steam boiler mountings
  3. Feed Water System and water treatment
  4. Combustion and Control
  5. Operation and Safety of auxiliary boiler
MSTM-616 ENG-GEARS Marine Gears and Gearboxes

This course is for operational level engineers. The course introduces the terminologies of gear systems and explains various types of transmission arrangements. The course discusses and compares applications of different types of gears, including epicyclic gear configurations, and clutch mechanisms.

Course Topics:
  1. Overview and Learning Objectives
  2. Operation of Gearing and Clutches
    1. Use of Gears
    2. Gear Teeth Design
    3. Lubrication
    4. Parallel gear Applications
    5. Epicyclic Gearing
    6. Advantages of Using Multiple Planets
    7. Epicyclic Gear Arrangements
    8. Clutches and Reversing Gears
MSTM-617 ENG-VALVES Shipboard valves and their maintenance

This course is targeted at the operational level engineers, starting with the precautions to be exercised with onboard system of pipes and valves, and describes the materials used in pipes and valves. The course discusses precautions to be taken to prevent failures and for the prevention of corrosion in valves and pipes. The course details maintenance procedures of pipelines under regulatory requirements, including breakdown repair procedures and testing of several systems.The course provides precautions to be taken while isolating certain systems and discusses sea chest filter cleaning system and its overhauling process. The course also discusses the functioning, maintenance, and overhauling procedures for different types of valves.

Course Topics:
  1. Piping Systems on Ships
  2. Sea Water Circulating System
  3. Bilge System
  4. Ballast System
  5. Fuel Oil Bunkering and Transfer
  6. Air Vents and Sounding Pipes
  7. Other Pipelines and Precautions
  8. Materials for Pipes and Valves
  9. Corrosion in Valves and Pipes
  10. Other Problems
  11. Failure Precautions and Prevention
  12. Regulatory Requirement
  13. Pipeline Maintenance under Operation
  14. Safe Isolation of System
  15. Sea Chest Filter Cleaning
  16. Temporary Repairs
  17. Temporary Repair Methods
  18. Precautions for Permanent Repairs
  19. Repair Procedures for Pipes
  20. After Repair Testing of pumping systems
  21. Valves and their Functions
  22. Routine Maintenance on Valves (Generic)
  23. Valve Overhauling Procedure (Generic)
  24. Maintenance of commonly used shipboard Valves (Specific)
MSTM-618 ENG-HEXCH Plate and Tubular heat exchangers

This course targeted at both operational and management level engineers. The course explains the heat transfer calculations and the selection of heat exchangers for a given application with discussions of heat exchanger principles. The course discusses fluid flow arrangements in heat exchangers, various types of heat exchangers that are used on board a ship and their constructional features and provides insight into efficient operation of heat exchangers. The course also discusses maintenance procedures involved in heat exchangers and explains the thermal fluid heating systems and their applications on board for improving overall energy efficiency onboard.

Course Topics:
  1. Role of Heat Exchangers
  2. C Patterns of flow in HE
  3. Types of Heat Exchangers
  4. Heat Transfer principle
  5. Heat Exchanger Theory and Selection
  6. Shell and Tube type HE
  7. Plate type HE
  8. Thermal Fluid Heating System
  10. External Links
MSTM-619 ENG-PUMP Pumps and pumping systems

This course is aimed at operations level engineers. The course starts with explaining the properties of mechanics of fluids including hydrostatics, kinematics & dynamics of fluid flow, and explaining essential differences in laminar and turbulent flow. The course offers discussions on working principles and components of various types of pumps used on ships. The course then introduces the reader to the intricacies in routine pumping systems on board the vessel such as bilge, ballast, fuel oil, cargo pumping, fire pumps and sanitary systems. The course explains the hydrophore system and the potable water handling and treatments onboard required by regulations, describes important regulations regarding bilge and ballast systems, and discusses oily water separator (OWS) fitted on ships and their operational requirements. The course also discusses pump characteristics and their application in centrifugal and positive displacement.

Course Topics:
  1. Mechanics of Fluids and Properties
  2. Various types of Pumps
  3. Pump Characteristics- Centrifugal and PD
  4. Routine pumping operations
  5. Domestic Fresh Water Hydrophore System
  6. Regulatory Requirement
MSTM-620 ENG-COMAIR Compressed Air System

This course is for operations level engineers and details the compressed air system, including control air used for pneumatic control systems. Starting with the explanation of air bottle, its mountings and associated systems, the construction, procedures for inspection and the regulations governing are covered. The course explains control air system, theory and operations of air compressors, plate type valves and tests on air compressors.

Course Topics:
  1. Air bottles
  2. Mountings and Associated System
  3. Regulation
  4. Construction
  5. Procedure for Inspection and Pressure Testing
  6. Control Air System
  7. Air Compressors
MSTM-621 ENG-FWGEN Fresh Water System

This course is for the operational level engineer and explains the distillation principle of fresh-water production in ships. The course describes the constructional and operational features of shell type and plate type fresh-water generators. Further, the course explains the principles, operational and constructional features of reverse osmosis type fresh-water generator with both single and double pass types. The course discusses testing of water generated and the treatment required for making it potable water. The course also explains the operational principles of domestic FW hydrophore.

Course Topics:
  1. Construction, operation and characteristics of FW generator and Vacuum Evaporators
    1. Principle
    2. Distillation of Seawater
    3. Plate Type FW Generator
    4. Reverse Osmosis
    5. Materials of Construction
    6. Operational problems and remedies: FWG
    7. Water Treatment
    8. Domestic Fresh Water Hydrophore System
  2. Potable Water
    1. Purpose of Potable Water Systems
    2. Potable Water Pumps
    3. Potable Water Piping Systems and Valves
    4. Segregation of Potable Water Tanks and Piping
    5. Potable Water Sanitation and Treatment
    6. Hot Water Heaters and Hot Water Systems
  3. FWG system instruction manuals
MSTM-622 ENG-REEFER Shipboard Refrigeration System

On-board ship refrigeration system is used to prolong the storage life of perishable goods, by lowering its temperature such that metabolic deterioration is prevented. In addition, air conditioning is a process by which condition of air is modified and maintained for human comfort.

This course is for both management and operational level engineers, and electro technical officer. Starting from basic thermodynamic concepts the course provides explanations of the working principles of a direct expansion system, describes the configurations of a reefer system, and its components used on board a merchant vessel. The course includes indirect expansion system using brine, reefer compressor and its parts, and various types of refrigerated cargoes, and preparations and precautions required in handling such cargoes.

Course Topics:
  1. Refrigeration principles
  2. Components of a Reefer System
  3. Reefer Compressors
  4. Galley Refrigerator and Water coolers
  5. Cargo and domestic Reefer plants
  6. Air conditioning Systems
  7. Reefer and Air conditioning - Summary Points
MSTM-623 ENG-CMI Control-Measuring Instruments

This course for both management and operational level engineers and Electro Technical Officers to introduce them to all measuring instruments-gauges/sensors/Transducers/Transmitters for the measurement of temperature, pressure, flow and other measurements conducted on ships. The important parameters of the instrumentation are described, effect of calibration on the accuracy are discussed, and checking the instruments onboard requiring calibration are detailed.

Course Topics:
  1. Classification and Characteristic of Measuring Instruments
  2. Terminology used In Instrumentation
  3. Temperature Measurement
  4. Pressure Measurement
  5. Level Measurement
  6. Flow Measurement
  7. Other Measurements
  8. Smart Transmitters
MSTM-624 ENG-STG Steering Gears and Regulations

This course is targeted towards both operations and management level engineers. The course starts with listing the importance of steering gear systems, discusses principles of steering and describes various types of steering gear systems. The course explains various modes of operating steering gear systems and components involved, the working principles and operations of electro-hydraulic steering gears with 2-, 4-Ram and Rotary vane systems, the working principles of an all-electric steering gear systems, and explains the arrangements for an emergency steering using local control in case of telemotor failure.

Course Topics:
  1. Purpose of Steering Systems
  2. Importance of Maintaining Steering
  3. Types of Steering Systems
  4. Hydraulic Pumps
  5. Hydraulic Tanks and Replenishment Tanks
  6. Monitoring Steering Gear
  7. Steering Gear Alarms
  8. Steering Gear Motor Controllers
  9. Rudder Limit Switches
  10. Rudder and Tiller details
  11. Steering gear safety devices, Rudder Limit Switches and Turning Rate Limiters
  12. Modes of Steering and Auto Pilot
  13. Emergency Steering
MSTM-625 ENG-AC Reefer and AC System - Control, Instrumentation, Safety and Maintenance

This course is for both management and operational level engineers and electro technical officer.

The efficiency of the refer plant depends on its ability to keep different rooms or holds or the box at different temperatures. The plant control is done through a number of instrumentation and protection system. The system has a number of electrically operated solenoid valves that helps to safeguard the system as well as allows continual cycling and operation of the plant.

This course describes instrumentation and control systems associated with refrigeration and AC systems, and gauges and instruments used in reefer systems.  The course provides detailed discussions of the safety protection systems associated with refrigeration and AC plants, and the ill-effects of oil contamination in Reefer plants.  Maintenance schedule and procedures in refrigeration and AC systems, how-to identify and rectify faults in refrigeration and AC systems, and casualty control procedures and techniques in reefer plants are discussed.

Course Topics:
  1. Reefer and AC Control Systems
  2. Reefer and Air Conditioning Instruments-gauges
  3. Safety in Reefer and Air Conditioning systems
  4. Oil-Contamination in the Refrigeration System
  5. Ref-AC - Maintenance and Casualty control
MSTM-626 ENG-POTW Shipboard Water (Potable, Cooling and Boiler) and Treatment

This course is for both management and operational level engineers on board, and explains the need for testing the water used for boilers, cooling and drinking. All the onboard tests are discussed, and the necessary treatments based on test results are explained. The effect of untreated water on boilers and other machineries cooled by FW are discussed. The segregation of potable water tanks, piping, valves, and other systems are described. The use of ultraviolet sterilization and chlorination described and the effects of consumption of untreated water on crew are discussed.

Course Topics:
  1. Potable Water and Treatments
    1. Purpose of Potable Water Systems
    2. Potable Water Pumps
    3. Potable Water Piping Systems and Valves
    4. Segregation of Potable Water Tanks and Piping
    5. Potable Water Sanitation and Treatment
    6. Hot Water Heaters and Hot Water Systems
    7. Pneumatic Pressure Tanks
    8. Air Gaps and Vacuum Breakers
  2. Cooling Water System and Treatments
    1. Purpose of Cooling Water Systems
    2. Seawater Cooling System
    3. Sea Water Cooling Systems (Raw Water)
    4. Sea Water Cooling System Components
    5. Fresh Water Cooling Systems
    6. Fresh Water Cooling System Components
    7. Jacket Water Cooling Systems
    8. Jacket Water Cooling System Components
    9. Jacket Water System Heating
    10. Piston Cooling Water Systems
    11. Cooling Water System Chemical Treatment
    12. Auxiliary Engine Cooling Water Systems
    13. Keel Coolers
    14. Monitoring Cooling Water Systems
  3. Boiler water and chemical treatment
    1. Purpose
    2. Methods of Treatments
    3. Relationship with Boiler Blow Down
    4. Boiler Water Sampling
    5. Chemical Feed Piping
    6. Action in the Event of Shortage of Water
    7. Pre-commissioning and lay up procedures
MSTM-627 ENG-TRANSM Propulsion and Transmission Shafting

This course is targeted at operations level engineers and starts with the description of propulsion shafting arrangements and explaining shaft components. The course explains reduction gear on a medium speed engine, describes the types of couplings and bolts with their fittings, explains the survey and inspection procedures for shafting and bearing. The course describes the survey requirements for condition-based monitoring system for propeller shafting and bearing, outlines the alignment procedure of shafting, explains the working principle, construction, and operation of a thrust block, and outlines the procedure for checking thrust bearing clearance/wear down.

Course Topics:
  1. Transmission System
  2. Thrust Block
  3. Gearing and Clutches
  4. Shaft Bearings
  5. Stern Tube and Bearings
MSTM-628 ENG-CONDMON Marine Machinery Condition Monitoring

This course is for management level engineers to understand, help analyze and apply condition based monitoring and maintenance, then integrate with the ship's Planned Maintenance System to reduce breakdowns and machinery down-time. All three aspects of Condition Monitoring on marine propulsion engines namely lubrication oil analysis, vibration monitoring and Ocular monitoring are explained in the course. The course details the advantages of integrating with Computer Aided Performance Analysis(CAPA) and discusses survey requirements for the condition based monitoring system for propeller shafting and bearing.

Course Topics:
  1. Parameter measurement during Condition Monitoring
  2. Online Remote Fault Detection and Analysis using Condition Monitoring
  3. Importance of Condition Monitoring of Diesel Engines
  4. Irregularities in Engine Combustion
  5. Computer Aided Performance Analysis (CAPA)
  6. Survey Requirement
  7. Two Specific Methods of Condition Monitoring of Diesel Engines
  8. Condition Monitoring and maintenance of items / areas prone to wear, tear and damage with use.
MSTM-629 ENG-PROP Propellers, Rudders and Thrusters

This course is for operational level engineers working on ships. The course starts with the explanation of various features of rudder and conventional propellers. Constant pitch and variable pitch propellers are described, with the screw propulsion theory highlighted. The course explains the operation of bow thrusters, stern tube arrangements, and discusses different types of non-conventional propellers.

Course Topics:
  1. Rudder and Propeller Features
  2. Propeller
  3. Bow Thrusters
MSTM-630 Shipboard Ventilation systems

Shipboard ventilation systems supply and remove air to/from spaces throughout the ship. In doing so, these systems control quality of breathing air and protect personnel and sensitive equipment from potentially hazardous airborne contaminants, fires, explosions, and excessive heat.

This course discusses the different needs of ventilation for spaces on board ships, describes ventilation systems used, type of fans and blowers used on ships for ventilation, and ER ventilation arrangements.  The course details issues concerning ventilation related to cargo carrying, cargo heating and ventilation needs on a tanker ship and provides maintenance steps for ventilation system on ships.

Course Topics:
  1. Ventilation of shipboard spaces
  2. Natural and Mechanical Ventilation
  3. Types of Powered Ventilation
  4. Cargo space Ventilation
  5. Cargo Tank Venting
  6. Ventilation of Engineroom
  7. Pump Room Supply and Exhaust Vents
  8. Accommodation Supply and Exhaust Vents
  9. Galley Exhaust Hoods
  10. Machine Shop Welding Exhaust Hoods
  11. Fans and Blowers
  12. Types of Fans and Blowers
  13. Energy Efficiency Opportunities
  14. Fire Dampers
  15. Volume Dampers and Air Registers
  16. Vent Openings and their Closures
MSTM-631 ENG-PROPSYS Propulsion System Development

This course is targeted at senior management level engineers and deck officers to understand the technical measures already taken or are being taken to improve the energy efficiency of the ship by upgrading/retrofitting the propeller system components. These upgrades are broadly classified as propeller and aft-ship upgrades. The course discusses various propeller modifications and fore-body optimization, and bulbous bow. The course discusses contra rotating propellers, wake equalizing ducts, cavity system of propulsion and other systems with proven efficiency-increase.

Course Topics:
  1. Contra Rotating Propellers (CRP)
  2. Appendages and Methods to improve efficiency
  3. Cavity System of Propulsion
  4. Water Jet Propulsion
  5. PTO/PTI System in Diesel Electric Propulsion
MSTM-632 ENG-STUBE Stern Tubes

This course is geared to provide operational level engineers knowledge of stern tubes, oil lubricated stern tube arrangements, and types of sealings used and their fitting on the oil lubricated stern tubes. The course describes stern tubes with oil and water lubrication and explains water cooled and oil cooled bearings. The course also addresses stern tube oil lubrication arrangements.

Course Topics:
  1. Oil Lubricated Stern Tube bearings
  2. Sealing
  3. Fitting of stern-tube seals in service
  4. Oil Lubricated Bearings
  5. Sea Water Lubricated Stern Tube bearings
  6. Water-Lubricated stern tube bearings
  7. Stern Tube Arrangement
MSTM-633 ENG-CONTROL Automation and Control Engineering

This course is for both management level and operational level engineers. The course explains the functional purpose of control systems onboard ships, describes the types and principle of operations of control systems used in ships, and the function of a speed governor and an electronic governor operation for engine speed control. The course analyzes cases to understand what can go wrong with control systems during ship operation. The course describes essential tests, fault diagnosis and maintenance procedures for control systems, and explains the emergency fail-safe mechanisms in case of failure of control systems onboard.

Course Topics:
  1. Purpose of shipboard automation
  2. Instruments
    1. Measuring Instruments-Sensors and Transducers
    2. Alarms and Control Systems
    3. Interpretation of Circuit Symbols
  3. Control Systems
    1. Basic Control Theory
    2. Practical Controls
    3. Types of Control Systems
    4. Process Control
    5. Kinetic Control
    6. Proportional–Integral–Derivative (P-I-D) controls
    7. Programmable Logic Control
    8. Final Control Elements
  4. Governors
    1. Mechanical Governor
    2. Mechanical Hydraulic Governor
    3. Electronic Governor
  5. Casualty Control of Automation and Control Systems
    1. Control system failures and prevention
    2. Electrical testing and measuring equipment
    3. The interpretation of electrical and simple electronic diagrams
    4. Trouble Shooting Control Circuits
    5. Training
MSTM-634 ENG-PPE Pollution Prevention Equipment Onboard

This course is targets both operational level and managerial level engineers to explain Bilge Oil separator, Oil content Monitor/ Bilge alarm monitor, ODMC and Oil/Water interfaces. The course describes the shipboard precautions to prevent pollution from ship operations, MARPOL requirements and their implications for tank ship operation. The course also explains SOPEP and SMPEP measures and provides the necessary checklist on board to keep the pollution equipment in a ready-to-use condition and explains the use of incinerator and other air pollution prevention equipment.

Course Topics:
  1. Bilge Oil Separator
  2. Oil Content Monitor/Bilge Alarm Monitor
  3. ODMC
  4. Oil/water Interface Detector
  5. Shipboard procedures to prevent pollution
  6. Incinerator
MSTM-635 ENG-COOL Main Engine Cooling - Methods and Systems

This course is for both management and operational level engineers and explains the functional purpose of cooling system in diesel engine and design features of the cooling system. The course discusses the concept of centralized fresh-water cooling system and load controlled cooling system of modern propulsion plants. Problems associated with fresh-water cooling system, maintenance procedures and the cooling water testing are discussed. The course discusses merits and demerits of various additives used in fresh-water cooling systems.

Course Topics:
  1. W. System Design
  2. Problems in CW space
  3. Thermal efficiency and loads on engine components
  4. Selection and comparison: cooling media
  5. CW testing and evaluation
  6. Corrective procedures for out-of-limit parameters
  7. Sources and types of CW contamination and its effects
  8. Countering CW contamination
  9. Cooling of components (piston, exhaust valve, Cylinder, TC, Cyl. Head)
MSTM-636 ENG-SEWAGE Sewage and Effective Wastewater Treatment

This course is for operational level engineers onboard ships. The course explains sanitary water system arrangements and sewage systems onboard ships. The course describes the working principles of a sewage treatment plant, explains the arrangements of the marine sanitation devices (MSDs) under US laws. The course lists the regulations that control the effluence of sewage into water and explains the working principles and operation of e-Vac system onboard.

Course Topics:
  1. Purpose of Sanitary and Sewage Systems
  2. Sanitary and Sewage System Safety Precautions- Infectious Content
  3. Types of Sewage Systems
  4. Types of Sewage Treatment
  5. Marine Sanitation Devices, 33 CFR 159
  6. Rules and Regulations regarding Sewage Discharge
  7. Types of Sanitary / Flushing Systems
  8. E-VAC Vacuum Toilet Systems
  9. Monitoring of Sewage and Sanitary Systems
MSTM-637 ENG-BERNGS Main Engine Bearings

This course is meant for operational level engineers to help with knowledge of main engine bearings, lubrication, operation, and about various clearances necessary for bearings. The course discusses possible flaws in bearings and the effects of lube oil contamination. The course offers explanation on main bearing clearances and effect on the crankshaft deflection. The procedure for taking the crank shaft deflection and the inference from the deflection results are also discussed.

Course Topics:
  1. Crosshead Bearings
  2. Bottom End (Crankpin) Bearing
  3. Main Bearing
  4. Lubrication of Bearings
  5. Bearings
  6. Bearings Maker Manual
MSTM-638 ENG-TCHG Turbocharger

This course is for the operational level engineers for knowledge on the working and types of turbochargers and turbocharging, and different types of bearing used in turbochargers. The course explains surging in both theoretical and practical aspects. Describes the water washing procedures and discusses new developments in turbochargers. The course provides guidance on required turbocharger maintenance.

Course Topics:
  1. Working and Types of Turbocharger
  2. Types of Turbocharging
  3. Types of Bearings
  4. Surging - Matching with Engine
  5. Turbocharger-Waterwashing
  6. Turbocharger - New Developments
  7. Turbocharger
  8. Turbocharger Manual
MSTM-639 ENG-MELUB Main Engine Lubrication

This course is intended for both operation and management level engineers. The course describes mechanisms of wear and how wear can be reduced by lubrication. The course explains different types of wear encountered in engine operation, describes how lubricating oil gets contaminated during engine operation and the adverse effects of contaminants on the engine and how these are detected. The course explains engine system oil sand associated factors, “microbial degradation" of lubricating oil and how such degradation can be prevented, and properties of cylinder lubricating oil and optimizing feed rate.

Course Topics:
  1. Bearing Lubrication and Clearances
  2. Function of a Lubricant and Types of Wear
  3. Lubrication of Slow and Medium speed diesel Engine
  4. Some definitions and Corrosion of White metal Bearings
  5. Contamination of Lube oil in service
  6. Use of additives in Lube Oil
  7. Shipboard Lube Oil tests and analysis limits
  8. Lube Oil analysis and suitability for further use
  9. Shipboard Treatments
  10. Microbial Infection in System Oil
  11. Lubrication
MSTM-640 ENG-ICODE Inspection, Calibration and Overhaul of Diesel Engines

This course is for the operational level engineers to improve their knowledge and skills on the operation, maintenance and calibration of the piston, liners, and cylinder cover with the assembly. The course also introduces the candidates to the inspection and survey aspects of these components, along with safe working practices. The components covered include the ones used on ships. The section on reporting will be useful for operational level engineers. Faults, reasons for such faults and the methods for preventing them are also discussed.

Course Topics:
  1. 2-Stroke Piston and Cylinder Liner Calibration
    1. Basic Construction and Working of Piston
    2. Piston Crown and Piston Ring
    3. General Procedure for withdrawing the Piston
    4. Inspection
    5. Possible faults, the reasons for the faults and prevention
    6. Calibration of Cylinder Liner
    7. Safe Working Practices
    8. Survey and reporting
  2. Cylinder Head Assembly
    1. Exhaust Valve
    2. Air Start Valve
    3. Safety Valve
    4. Fuel Injector
MSTM-641 ENG-CTRL Automation and Control Engineering

This course is the foundational course for Engineers and Navigation Officers. The course introduces the concepts of automation and automatic control systems. The course describes the types and principle of operations of control systems onboard ships. The course explains the factors governing the development of automatic control on ships and functional purposes of control systems with practical shipboard applications. The differences and the comparative advantages in different control media like Pneumatic, hydraulic, Electrical and Electronics are discussed in detail.

Course Topics:
  1. Automation and Control Engineering
    1. Basics of Automation and Control System
    2. Automatic Control and Block Diagram
    3. Classification of Control Systems
    4. Control Media
    5. Understanding Gain
  2. Automatic Control System
    1. Process and Kinetic Control System
    2. On-Off Control
    3. Proportional Control
    4. Integral Control
    5. Rate or Derivative Control
    6. P I D Control
    7. Stacked Type Controller
    8. Servomotors
MSTM-642 ENG-COMAUTO Common Automation Onboard Ships

This course is for operational and management level engineers and the electro technical officers to provide a clear understanding of most control system applications working on ships. The concepts are clearly explained so that they apply the knowledge gained in maintaining the automation system on ships. Failure analysis cases are given to appreciate what can go wrong in control systems during ship operation. Essential-tests, fault diagnosis and maintenance procedures for control systems are include in the coursed. Some emergency procedures in case of failure of control systems onboard are also explained.

Course Topics:
  1. Typical Control System in Ship
  2. Cargo Room Control System in Ship
  3. Steering Gear System
  4. Auxiliary Diesel Generator Power Distribution, Alarm and Shut Down
  5. Oil Mist Detector
  6. Salinity Indicator (Dionic Gauge)
  7. Oil in Water Monitor
  8. Bridge Control System in Ship
  9. Engine Room Control System in Ship
  10. Automatic Control of Main Engines
  11. Governors
  12. Marine Steam Boilers
  13. Refrigeration system
  14. General Requirements of Automatic Control Equipment and Safety Devices
MSTM-643 ENG-HYCTRL Hydraulic Controls

This course is for both management level and the operational level engineers, and electro technical officers ETOs. This course provides in-depth knowledge of Hydraulic Control System employed on ships. The course provides details of various components of hydraulic systems, and circuit analysis to provide knowledge for maintaining hydraulic controls and applications. Direction control valve animations for flow directions are included to provide an understanding of the working of the system.

Course Topics:
  1. Purpose of Hydraulic Systems
  2. Hydraulic Valves
  3. Fluid power actuators
  4. Hydraulic accumulators
  5. Hydraulic circuit design
  6. Cylinder synchronizing circuits
  7. Hydraulic circuit analysis
  8. Hydraulic pumps I
  9. Hydraulic pumps II
  10. Hydraulic System Oil Coolers and Heaters
  11. Hydraulic Fluid Contamination and Cross Contamination
  12. Hydraulic System Filters and Strainers
  13. Hydraulic Piping and Tubing Fittings
  14. Hydraulic Hoses
  15. Hydraulic System Safety
  16. Troubleshooting of Hydraulic Systems
  17. Opening and Closing of Hatch Covers
  18. Hydraulic Winch
  19. Electro-hydraulic valve control for ballast and cargo
  20. Hydraulic Valve Remote Control System
  21. Ship's Hydraulic Crane
MSTM-644 ENG-FCRTLELE Final Control Elements

This course is intended for both operation and management level engineers and Electro Technical Officers (ETO) to provide knowledge about various types of Control Valves, Actuators and Valve Positioners. All types of valves and positioners are explained. Electrical and electronic operated valves and positioners are described in detail. The reader, after completing course, should be able to reset, calibrate valves and positioners, and keep the automation functioning.

Course Topics:
  1. Final Control Element
  2. Valve Terms
  3. Diaphragm Operated Control Valve
  4. Actuators
  5. Influence of Valve Bodies on Flow
  6. Valve Characteristics
  7. Valve Positioners
  8. "Fail - Safe", "Fail - Set" Strategies
  9. Wax Element Valves
  10. Electrically Operated Valves
MSTM-645 ENG-AIREMM Air Emissions and compliance methods - SOx, NOx, CO2 and PM

This course is for both management and operational level engineers. The course aims to provide an understanding of air pollution from ship and necessary regulatory compliance to address the issue. The course discusses methods to reduce air pollution due to CO/CO2, SOx / PM, NOx and regulatory compliance through the use of scrubbers, EGRs, and SCR. The course also discusses continuous emission monitoring systems and alternate fuels and their effect on the basic economics of ship operations.

Course Topics:
  1. Brief overview of Air Emissions
  2. Some methods to reduce Air Emissions
  3. Introduction to Regulations on prevention of Air Pollution from Ships
  4. Alternate fuels
  5. Compliance for today and the future
MSTM-646 ENG-H2OFUE Water in Fuel

This course is meant for the management level engineers to understand and apply this technique onboard ships. Starting with the air emissions in Annex VI, the course explains emission control technologies currently in use for compliance purposes. The course explains the theory of water emulsification and NOx reduction. The course details direct water injection method, Stratified Fuel Water Injection (SFWI) method, combining water injection and exhaust gas recirculation.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. Annex VI--Emissions
  3. Emission Control Technology
  4. Water Emulsification – NOx reduction 20-50%
  5. Direct Water Injection (DWI)
  6. Stratified Fuel Water Injection, SFWI
  7. Other interesting facts
  8. Benefits of Direct Water Injection
  9. Combining Water Injection and Exhaust Gas Recirculation
  10. Conclusion
MSTM-647 ENG-ENEREFF Energy Efficiency and Management
MSTM-649 Scrubber Technician

Sitting on the fence?  Already installed a Scrubber to meet emission control standards?

Operational disruptions in scrubbers are expensive, and proper service minimizes the risk of downtime. On many occasions, operation and maintenance are performed incorrectly, ending in bad results. Correct preventative maintenance can make the vessel environmentally compliant, extend the life cycle of the scrubber, and reduce overall operational costs.

The price difference between HSFO and VLSFO have been increasing steadily and scrubbers are quickly back on the agenda amongst ship-owners. In years to come, scrubbers will continue to be the only competitive alternative for ships running on oil.

Can the shipboard engineer acquire sufficient skills in running the scrubbers with optimum efficiency and keep the environment safe from exhaust gas pollution? That is where this course should be useful; in understanding how the scrubber plant works and the ways to keep them running efficiently, while performing the preventive maintenance tasks, based on the manufacturers’ instructions and the shipboard SMS.

Course Topics:
  1. Problems of air emissions from ships' exhausts
  2. Types of scrubbers and their constructional features
  3. Regulations and documentation for scrubbers
  4. Scrubber operation and safety features
  5. Scrubber maintenance and troubleshooting
  6. Discussion on opportunities and challenges in scrubbers
MSTM-650 Elevators, Escalators and Lifting Platforms

The training module on elevators and other lifting platforms is an essential primer for elevator or lift technicians.  The course discusses various aspects of elevators, escalators, and different types of lifting platforms. Elevators and escalators are the most prominent transportation arrangements in high rise buildings/ships.

This course covers the following areas:  Types of elevators and their working, selector systems in elevator, control circuit and troubleshooting in elevator, troubleshooting guide for a lift mechanic, escalator - parts, working principle and troubleshooting, lifting platforms - cherry picker and scissor lift, description of moving walks, basic details of stair lift, home and service lifts, forklifts - working and safety precautions

Course Topics:
  1. Elevators
  2. Control Circuits
  3. Elevator Control System
  4. Lift Technicians
  5. Escalators
  6. Lifting Platforms
  7. Moving Walks
  8. Residential Lifts
  9. Service Lifts
  10. Forklifts

Course # Course Code Course Name
MSTM-701 EC-ELSYS Ship's Electrical Systems - Safety

It is very important to train the electrical personnel on safety related work practices and also to secure the HV work place and post the danger notices in required places. This Course covers importance of safety when working in High Voltage systems, safety regulations regarding work on High Voltage installations, work permits and procedures for preventing accidents while carrying out maintenance and repair, safety documentation, safety lockout procedures, fault identification, switching and isolation and procedure for carrying out HV work using appropriate tools and PPE.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction, Safety briefing and Objectives of the course
  2. Electrical stresses and Breakdown strength and ageing of high voltage electrical insulation structure
  3. Electrical hazards associated with High Voltage systems and their precautions
  4. Recognition and Reporting of Electrical Hazards and Unsafe Equipment
  5. Safety regulations regarding work on High Voltage installations
  6. Regulations regarding lockout/tagout procedures
  7. Regulations governing High Voltage installations in marine/offshore
  8. Safe Voltages for hand-held Equipment
  9. Operation and safety features of High Voltage switch gear and use of HV PPE
  10. Operation and Safety Features associated with live working in HVS
  11. Issue and control of safety documentation (Procedures, Control and Policy)
  12. Safety lockout procedures, Key Safes/Multi Hasp locking devices and isolation procedures
  13. Switching and Isolation procedure using appropriate tools and PPE
  14. Work permits and Procedures for preventing accidents while carrying out maintenance and repair
  15. Proper communication for isolating machinery
  16. Key safe procedures
  17. Training the persons on safety related work practices
  18. Demonstration of high voltage systems and procedure for carrying out work using appropriate tools and PPE
MSTM-702 EC-ELDIST Electrical Distribution

In this Course, you will learn about the systems of alternate and direct current shipboard installation to provide uninterrupted availability of supply. You will continue to study the types of HV Distribution in ships, namely, two-wire and three-wire DC distribution systems, Single and three-phase AC systems, 2-wire, 3-wire and 4-wire A.C distribution systems, MSB, DBS, HV, and LV Distribution, two types of power distribution - grounded and ungrounded and earthing in ships. Further, you will learn about the Electric propulsion system in ships and also you will get an understanding of the layout of the ship's electrical system. You will conclude this Course by studying the electrical survey requirements by SOLAS, Cable material and installation, and the shore supply connection.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to Electrical distribution and Course Objectives
  2. Systems of alternate and direct current shipboard installation
  3. HV Distribution in ships
  4. Electric Propulsion System
  5. Layout of Ships Electrical System
  6. Effect of voltage on lamp performance
  7. Electrical Survey Requirements
  8. Connection of Shore Supply
MSTM-703 EC-ALT Alternators

This course will help you in gaining knowledge in the working with Alternator, an Electrical Machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. In this Course, you will learn about the principles of alternators. You will continue your study on its constructional details, such as, armature winding, earthing, three phase generation, rotor, excitation system, AVR, etc. You will also learn about the open and short circuit characteristics, load characteristics and voltage regulation of alternators. You will conclude this Course by learning various methods of alternator protection.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to Alternators and Course Objectives
  2. Alternator Principle
  3. Alternator Constructional Details
  4. Alternator Protection
MSTM-704 EC-GEN D.C. Generators

This course will help you in gaining knowledge in the working with D.C Generator, an Electrical Machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. This Course covers the principle, construction, characteristics of DC generators. DC generators work under the principle of electromagnetic induction. The design, construction and parallel operation of D.C Generators are very simple and the problems regarding system protection and stability are very less. DC Generators can be used in electrical devices that require DC power. You will also be able to understand the types of D.C Generators, paralleling procedures, EMF and load voltage control and tests on DC generators.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to DC Generators and Course Objectives
  2. DC Generator Principle
  3. DC Generator Constructional Details
  4. Types of D.C. Generators
MSTM-705 EC-SYNC Synchronizing and Load Sharing

In this Course, you will learn about the parallel running and synchronizing theory of alternators. Synchronizing of alternators is the execution of connecting two alternators in parallel or connected in parallel in a common bus-bar. Further, you will study how to manage loads in a paralleled alternators. The parallel operation of generators enables better reliability of continuity of power suppl. It is used when the power capacity of electrical loads is large. This Course also covers the concept of power factor management by alternators.

Course Topics:
  1. Synchronizing and Load Sharing - Course Learning objectives
  2. Parallel running and synchronizing theory
  3. Load Management of Paralleled Alternators
MSTM-706 EC-CB Circuit Breakers

In this Course, you will learn about circuit breakers which are one of the important equipment in control circuits. They are used to avoid over current and over voltage. The working and troubleshooting of circuit breaker are explained in detail in this Course. You will get more knowledge on topics, such as, the closing control schema of circuit breaker, circuit breaker tripping scheme, physics of arcing phenomena, restriking voltage and recovery voltage, etc.from this Course. You will also study the different types of circuit breakers and various tests carried out in circuit breaker.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to Circuit breaker and Course Objectives
  2. Working of Circuit Breaker
  3. Closing Control Scheme of Circuit Breaker
  4. Troubleshooting of Closing Scheme of CB
  5. Circuit Breaker Tripping Scheme
  6. Physics of arcing phenomenon
  7. D.C and A.C circuit breaking
  8. Restriking Voltage and Recovery Voltage
  9. Rating and selection of Circuit breakers
  10. Types of Circuit Breakers
  11. Testing of Circuit Breaker
MSTM-707 EC-ACMOT A.C. Motors and Starters

This course will help you in gaining skillful knowledge in the working with A.C Motor, an Electrical Machine that converts electrical energy (or alternating current) into mechanical energy by applying electromagnetic induction. In this Course, we will discuss about the single phase and three phase induction motors in detail.Under single phase induction motor, we can dwell into deeper into its components, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, starting methods and so on. Similarly, under three phase induction motor, we will discuss about its principle of operation, enclosure types, connection types, reversing operation, load-torque characteristics and so on. We will also learn about the different speed control methods, types of A.C. motor starters, protection of A.C. motors, tests carried out on A.C induction motors, and so on. We will discuss about "Synchronous motors" and other types of AC motor, namely, universal motor, repulsion motor and AC series motor.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to A.C motors and Course Objectives
  2. Squirrel Cage IM Constructional Details
  3. Slip ring or Wound type Induction Motor Construction
  4. Single and Three Phase Squirrel Cage IM Principle
  5. Squirrel Cage IM Protection
  6. Synchronous Motors A.C.
  7. Other AC Motors
  8. Effect of Varying Frequency and Voltage of A.C. Motors
  9. Deck Machineries - A.C Electric Motors and VFD
  10. Applications of A.C Motors in Marine field
  11. A.C. Motor Starters
MSTM-708 EC-DCMOT D.C. Motors and Starters

This course will help you in gaining skillful knowledge on the working of D.C Motor, an Electrical Machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The basic principle of operation of DC motor and the difference between DC generator and DC motor are stated in this Course. The constructional details, characteristics andtypes of DC motors are also explained. This Course also encloses information like, speed torque equation and back EMF in a DC motor. Various speed control methods and protection of DC motor are also explained. You will conclude this Course by learning about the types of DC motor starters.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to D.C motors and Course Objectives
  2. DC motor Principle
  3. DC motor Constructional Details
  4. DC motor Protection
  5. DC Generator Protection - Reverse Current Relay
  6. Speed and torque equations in direct current motors
  7. Speed control of direct current motors
  8. D.C Motor Starters
MSTM-709 EC-HV High Voltage Fundamentals

This Course discusses about fundamentals of HV engineering. For the diesel electric propulsion of ships, there is a need of high current supply which causes in an increasing demand of electric power in the ships when L.V supply is used. To decrease the current level for the same load or power, high voltage is suitable. With H.V supply, the power losses can be reduced.

The Course explains about High Voltage technology and its applications onboard ships, concepts and definitions, arrangement of High voltage installations, switch room, switch boards, transformers, earthing system and the concept of electrical stress, breakdown strength and ageing of high voltage electrical insulation structure. High Voltage Shore Connection (HVSC) is also discussed.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction and Objectives of the course
  2. High Voltage technology and its applications onboard ships
  3. Arrangement of High voltage installations, switch room, switch boards, transformers, earthing system and Remote operations
  4. Earthing System
  5. Modes of operation in HVS
  6. Electrical stresses and Breakdown strength and ageing of high voltage electrical insulation structure
  7. Insulated and non-insulated system components
  8. Treatment of system neutral point (based on type of installation)
  9. High Voltage measuring, Instrumentation and testing equipment (Fixed and Portable)
  10. Polarization index and IR test procedures for High Voltage equipment
  11. High Voltage shore Connection (HVSC)
MSTM-710 EC-ELPROP Electric Propulsion Fundamentals

This Course covers the concept of electric propulsion in ships, its advantages and disadvantages, and principles of electric propulsion system. We also discuss about the utilization of electrical equipment like synchronous motors for electrical propulsion and their speed control by varying the frequency. Further, this Course elaborates the operation of azimuth propellers with appropriate sketches and the future of electrical ship propulsion system.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction to Electric propulsion and Course Objectives
  2. Concept of Electrical Propulsion
  3. Advantages and disadvantages of electrical propulsion system
  4. Principles of Electrical Propulsion Systems
  5. Synchronous motor for electrical propulsion
  6. Speed control by varying the frequency (Pulse Width Modulation)
  7. Azipod propulsion systems-Explanation with sketches
  8. Future of electrical ship propulsion system
MSTM-711 EC-ELMAINT Ship's Electrical Systems - Maintenance

In this course, you will learn about the significance of insulation resistance value and precautions in checking insulation resistance value of electrical machines. You will continue your study on the procedures for drying out electrical windings. You will also learn about general maintenance procedures like condition-based monitoring techniques, maintenance of carbon brushes, corrections of misalignment in machineries, etc. You will also get a better understanding on how to identify terminals in different electrical machineries. You will also learn about the periodicity of the maintenance procedures to be followed in various electrical machines. You will conclude this course by learning how to solve practical operational problems like failure of exciter voltage, alternators not accepting the loads, etc.

Course Topics:
  1. Electrical Maintenance - Course Objectives
  2. Introduction to Electrical Maintenance and Course Objectives
  3. Insulation Resistance
  4. Transformer Maintenance and Related Topics
  5. Terminal Identification
  6. Periodicity of the Maintenance Procedures
  7. Practical Operational Problems
  8. Maintenance of Busbar
MSTM-712 EC-EEC Electrolysis and Electrolytic Cells
MSTM-713 EC-TRANS Transformers
MSTM-714 EC-EAP Electrical Apparatus Protection
MSTM-715 EC-EPP Electrical Protection Principles
MSTM-716 EC-BASELEC Basics of Electricity
MSTM-717 EC-APPELEC Applied Electricity
MSTM-718 EC-ELECMAG Electromagnetism
MSTM-719 EC-CIRBP Circuit Diagrams and Blue Print Reading
MSTM-720 EC-SEMICON Semiconductor and its applications
MSTM-721 EC-TRAMP Transistors and Amplifiers
MSTM-722 EC-PED Power Electronic Devies
MSTM-723 EC-DIGELEC Digital Electronics
MSTM-724 EC-FUNDCOMM Fundamentals of Communication
MSTM-725 EC-IC Integrated Circuits
MSTM-726 EC-EFDIAG Electronic Fault Diagnosis

Office Courses

Course # Course Code Course Name
MSTM-801 OM-RSM Role of the ship manager

This course provides an understand the role and responsibilities of a superintendent in a shipping company. The course described the organizational structure of a typical shipping company and details the roles and responsibilities of a general, technical, and marine superintendent. The course also details effective management of ships in operation, including the Master’s Overriding authority.

Course Topics:
  • The Superintendent
  • The Role and Responsibility
  • Coordinating Activities
  • Master's Overriding Authority
MSTM-802 OM-ICC IMO, ILO, International Conventions and Codes

International Conventions; Flag State and Registration of Ships; and Port State Control: These are the three major areas that address shipping business operations from a legal and international perspective. After going through this course, one should be able to: Know the roles of the IMO and the Flag States, Understand how the IMO conventions and codes are developed and implemented, and Know the ILO convention of MLC2006 and its requirements

Course Topics:
  • Introduction to IMO
  • Developing International Conventions
  • Implementing International Conventions
  • Explaining Conventions and Codes
  • ILO and Maritime Conventions
MSTM-803 OM-ROC Classification Society Rules and Role Of Class

A Classification Society is one of the partners in the network of organizations responsible for setting and monitoring safety standards of ships. Classification is a system for safe-guarding life, property and the environment at sea. To trade as a quality vessel, your vessel must conform to the Classification Society Rules and Requirements. This course addresses the role of classification societies, and the scope of classification rules in shipping.

Course Topics:

What is a Classification Society?

  • Roles of Classification Societies
  • Assigning Class Notation
  • Role of IACS
  • Class as a RO and RSO
  • Change of Class Requirements
MSTM-804 OM-IO Industry Organization

Industry organizations contribute to policy formation in international forums as observers sharing their field of expertise. Each organization represents a different maritime interest. Where they have a common cause, they share ideas or form joint working groups; e.g., Round Table of International Maritime Associations. This course addresses the different roles played by international trade bodies and shipping associations. Specific organizations reviewed include, ITF, INTERTANKO, ICS, ISF, SIGTTO, OCIMF, OECD, CDI, INTERCARGO and BIMCO.

Course Topics:
  • Role of an Industry Organization
    1. ITF
    3. ICS / ISF
    4. SIGTTO
    5. OCIMF
    7. BIMCO
    8. Industry Associations
  • Resources
    1. External links
MSTM-805 OM-ROS Registration Of Ships

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an umbrella convention concerned with many aspects of the sea and its uses, including the granting of registration of a ship by a State. Once a ship is registered, the flag State has certain duties laid out in UNCLOS. This course discusses why and how to register a ship and change the flag, explains terms like national registry, open registry and dual registry, factors considered when selecting a flag state and their requirements, the registration procedure, and the process of change of flag.

Course Topics:
  1. Flag State Implementation
  2. What is a Ship Registry?
  3. Why Registration?
  4. Selecting a Flag State
  5. The Registration Process
  6. Documents for Change of Flag
MSTM-806 OM-BCC Budgets and Cost Control

A budget is a forecast of the cost of operating the ship, taken over a financial year. This course provides an understanding of how to prepare a budget for ship operation and maintenance and apply appropriate methods to monitor, analyze, and control costs.

Course Topics:
  1. Costs and Accounting
  2. Importance of a Budget
  3. Superintendent's Responsibility
  4. Budget Preparation
  5. Types of Budgets
  6. Budget Monitoring
MSTM-807 OM-PUR Purchasing

Purchasing is the function of an organization that is responsible for acquisition of required materials, services, and equipment for a ship. This course helps one understand purchasing procedures, understand the need for delivery control, and how to determine the quantity of spare parts needed.

Course Topics:
  1. Purchase Function
  2. Sourcing Vessel's Requirements
  3. Monitoring and Control of Cost
  4. Delivery Control
  5. Purchase of Spare Parts
  6. Online Purchasing software
MSTM-808 OM-QA Quality Assurance

Quality is not an accident. It’s the result of a process that works. Quality assurance is the reliability which comes from inbuilt checks and controls, that ensure the process works as desired. This course helps one understand quality assurance principles, significance of reporting, and the responsibilities of a company adopting a quality assurance system.

Course Topics:
  1. Quality Basics
  2. Preparing for Quality
  3. Establishing a QMS
MSTM-809 OM-SSHE Health, Safety, Security and Environment

HSSE policies of the shipping company impact the following areas: Risk Management and ISPS Code, Emergency Response, Health and Environment, and Ship Recycling. This course helps become knowledgeable in basic safety and accident prevention guidelines with reference to ILO's "Accident Prevention Code" and OCIMF's "Shipyard safety guidelines"; environment management systems with reference to ISO 14000 series standards; scope of International Safety Management (ISM) Code, International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and ILO-MLC; IMO guidelines on recycling and the shipowner's responsibility and future trends in ship breaking and the green ship recycling.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction and Objectives
  2. Safety and Risk Management
  3. Emergency Response
  4. Health and Environment
  5. Ship Recycling
MSTM-810 OM-PM Project Management

Project management is the discipline of defining and achieving a set of goals, while optimizing the use of allocated resources (time, money, people, space, etc.). This includes planning, scheduling, and monitoring the project. This course helps in understanding and applying project management tools and principles in various ship management activities.

Course Topics:
  1. Importance of Project Management
  2. Project Management Tools
  3. Management Skills
  4. Negotiation
MSTM-811 OM-RR Reporting and Record Keeping

Reports should be clear and precise as crucial management decisions may be based on them. Good record keeping practices helps trace or retrieve the information easily and be confident that the information available is current and true.

This course help in understanding how to prepare clear and precise reports for Technical Condition Reports, Financial Budgets, Repairs specifications, Ship performance, Proposal for Upgrading, Repair completion Report, and how to control various records and files in a systematic manner.

Course Topics:
  • Superintendent`s Reports
    1. Technical Condition Report
    2. Ship Performance Report
    3. Specification of Repairs
    4. Proposal for Future Upgrading
    5. Financial Explanation of Budget
    6. Repair Completion Report
    7. Quick Reference
    8. Prepare a Report
  • Record Keeping
    1. Administration of Records
    2. Documents and Records
    3. Control and Storage of Records
  • Resources
    2. External Links
MSTM-812 OM-IT Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) enables us to understand business processes better and make informed decisions. With the increasing complexity of ship operations they are indispensable to ship officers and superintendents.This course covers the use of IT systems in ship related operations. It also provides information on popular IT systems used in shipping.

Course Topics:
  1. IT Systems
  2. Using IT Systems
  3. Introduction to networking
  4. Introduction to digitalization
  5. Introduction to Cyber Security
MSTM-813 OM-SP Monitoring of Ship's Performance

Ship performance analysis means the ability to predict the power and fuel consumption of a ship in any given condition of draft (or displacement), speed and weather condition. This course provides an understanding of the various parameters that affect ship performance, methods of monitoring these parameters and the consequences of poor performance on the ship, shipowner, and other stakeholders.

Course Topics:
  1. Parameters affecting Ship Performance
  2. Performance Monitoring Systems for ships
  3. Requirements of a Charter Party
  4. Methods of Monitoring Ship Performance
  5. Under performance and Claims
MSTM-814 OM-DDR Dry Docking and Repairs

This course provides the knowledge to Plan and implement drydocking and repairs of a vessel. Activities detailed include, preparations required before drydocking, areas of underwater hull which are inspected in dry dock, withdrawal and refitting of propeller and tail shaft, underwater valves which are to be overhauled in dry dock, safe practices and procedures during dry docking, after drydocking checks and work activities for completion of drydocking process

Course Topics:
  1. Types of Drydocks
  2. Docking Safety
  3. Onboard Preparations before Docking
  4. Planning for Activities in Drydock
  5. Before Drydocking
  6. During Drydocking
  7. After Drydocking
  8. Safety Practices in Dry-dock
MSTM-815 OM-PSC Port State Control

Port State Control (PSC) is the Inspection of foreign ships in national ports to verify that the condition of the ship and its Equipment comply with the Requirements of International Regulations and that the ship is manned and Operated in Compliance with these rules. This course helps provide an understanding of port state control regulations and their implication on ship operations. The course aims to describe the inspections carried out by port state control inspectors, identify the deficiencies that may lead to detentions under port state control inspections, explain the commercial implications of port state control records of the ship being publicly available, and how to communicate and cooperate with port state control inspectors by appropriate reporting deficiencies, prior to ship’s arrival in port, in order to avoid detentions.

Course Topics:
  1. Understanding Port State Control
  2. PSC Inspections
  3. Port State Inspection- Precautions by Ship Staff
  4. Detailed Inspections by PSC
  5. Contravention and Detention
  6. New Inspection Regime and Appeal Procedures
MSTM-816 OM-PSTD Purchase, Sale, Takeover and Delivery

This course provides an understanding of the documentation required, formalities to be complied with and inspection procedures to be followed when a ship changes hands. The course focuses on the typical reasons for the sale and purchase of ships and the role of those involved, the documentation required and the legal procedures for handing over/taking over a ship from another shipowner/manager, and the essential inspections to be carried out prior to allowing a ship to sail after taking over from another shipowner/manager.

Course Topics:
  1. Reasons for Sale/Purchase
  2. Procedures for Handing Over/Taking Over
  3. Inspections at Taking-Over
  4. Case Study
  5. Sale and Delivery
MSTM-817 OM-REC Recycling

This course focuses on the IMO guidelines on recycling of ships, and environmental concerns associated with it. The course describes recycling and its environmental impact, identifies the key elements of IMO guidelines on recycling and the shipowner's responsibility, and describes the future trends in ship-breaking and the green ship recycling

Course Topics:
  1. Recycling
  2. IMO Guidelines and Conventions
  3. Regional and National Guidelines, Strategies and Rules
  4. Future Trends in Recycling
MSTM-818 OM-IS Inspection and Surveys

Inspections allow one to find out first-hand the effectiveness of the onboard maintenance management. this will help in planning, budgeting, training, and continual improvement of the management system. This course provides guidance for a systematic method for inspection of ships, prevention of technical defects and non-conformities, and record keeping of inspection related documents.

Course Topics:
  1. Systematic Inspection
  2. Technical non-conformities
  3. Inspection related records
  4. Case study
MSTM-819 OM-CS Certification And Survey of Ships

The IMO has standardized documents some countries may accept, per the Facilitation of Maritime Traffic Convention, but it is also common for countries to require a crew list and other forms for port entry. The specific documents required to operate and enter port are a function of the ship’s classification, construction, tonnage and cargo. This course provides knowledge on knowing the certificates which a ship must carry, understand their importance and how to keep them validated.

Course Topics:
  1. Statutory Certificates and Documents
  2. Survey Requirements for Statutory Certificates
  3. Class Certificates
  4. Monitoring certificates status
  5. Case Study
MSTM-820 OM-CPPS Corrosion Protection and Painting Systems

The course contains discussion on corrosion of metal surfaces and its control, and the type of coatings and the mechanism of protection provided by the coatings of paint. It explains the necessary surface preparation and the process of application of paints, especially on steel structures. It discusses the inspection and quality control methods involved in the painting process It describes how coatings can degrade in service, generate defects, and then fail. The course ends with a discussion on safety issues involving the painting operations.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction and Objectives
  2. Corrosion and Its Prevention
  3. Coating Types, their Mechanisms and Protection
  4. Hull Fouling and Surface Preparation of Hull in Dry-dock
  5. Application of Coatings
  6. Inspection and Quality Control
  7. Coating Degradation, Defects, and Failures
  8. Safety in Painting Operations
  9. IMO Resolution and Classification requirements for protective coatings
MSTM-821 OM-ER Emergency Response

This course discusses methods to write precise reports and maintain records efficiently. The course helps apply understanding of emergencies and responses to lessen risk, respond effectively, including dealing with media, record clearly and precisely and maintain records efficiently.

Course Topics:
  1. Regulatory Requirements
  2. Understanding Emergencies
  3. Emergency Response Plans
  4. Managing the Media
  5. Evaluating Emergency Services
  6. Learning from Accident Reports
MSTM-822 OM-CCTL Cargo Carriage

Cargo carriage is the primary reason for the existence of marine transport. This course helps understand cargo operations, including handling of dangerous goods, evaluate their needs and outline the follow up actions to maintain the cargo spaces, hatch covers, cargo gear, ballast tanks and associated equipment.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. Planning the Carriage
  3. Loading and Unloading Procedures
  4. Monitoring Cargo
  5. Maintenance
  6. Cargo Damage and Claims
MSTM-823 OM-PERS Personnel Management

Personnel management is one of the most complex and challenging fields of ship management. It deals with the people dimension in management.

This course helps recognize that all ships must be manned and operated according to Flag State requirements, understand collective bargaining agreements between the Shipping Company and the Union, and understand the principles of human resource management, and apply them in training and development of personnel.

Course Topics:
  1. Managing Human Resources
  2. Mandatory Manning Regulations
  3. Organization and Management of Crew
  4. Employment
MSTM-824 OM-MIL Marine Insurance and Law

Maritime Law and Insurance covers the major areas of concern that affects the shipping business operation from a legal and insurance perspective. This course addresses the roles of the IMO and the Flag States, how the IMO conventions and codes are developed and implemented, the functions of a ship registry and the process of registering a ship, the role of the classification societies in maintaining a ship, the need and requirements of Port State Control in shipping, and the process of PSC inspections and its implication for commercial ship operations.

Course Topics:
  1. Maritime Law
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. The Admiralty and the Maritime Law
    3. The Law of the sea (UNCLOS)
    4. COGSA and Seaworthiness
  1. Marine Insurance
    1. Learning Outcomes
    2. What is Marine Insurance?
    3. Company's Responsibility for Insurance
    4. Introduction to Protection and Indemnity Insurance
    5. Pollution Covers and Certification
    6. Handling Claims
    7. Salvage Contracts
    8. Some issues related to Marine insurance
    9. Resources
    10. Additional Reference Material
MSTM-825 OM-CHART Chartering

Shipping plays a vital role in international trade. Huge volumes of cargo or goods are transported by water. This course helps understand the requirements of different kinds of charter party and apply this knowledge to prepare vessels for third party inspections and surveys.

Course Topics:
  1. Chartering Your Ship
  2. Pre Charter
  3. On Charter
  4. Post Charter
  5. Charter Party
MSTM-826 OM-COO Control Of Operations

Ship operation is exposed to the perils of the sea, and hence, requires specialized skills. This course helps understand, analyze and plan the organizational structure and management procedures to operate the ship under normal running and emergency conditions.

Course Topics:
  1. Ship Operations
  2. Planning and Implementation
  3. Monitoring and Control
  4. Methods of maintenance of safety and security of the vessel
MSTM-827 OM-NE Nautical Equipment

Nautical equipment can be broadly classified as navigational equipment including radar, communication equipment, safety equipment and lifesaving appliances. This course provides an understanding of the functions, fitting, commissioning, testing, certification, and maintenance requirements of major nautical equipment.

Course Topics:
  1. Navigation Equipment
  2. Communication Equipment
  3. Cargo Handling and Mooring
  4. Type Approval
  5. Fitting, Commissioning and Testing of Nautical Equipment
  6. Maintenance of nautical equipment
  7. Regulations
MSTM-828 OM-ECS Engineering Control Systems

An automatic control system process is defined by the British Standard as, "the measured value of a controlled condition is compared with a set value and a correction dependent on their difference is applied to the correcting condition in order to adjust the controlled condition without human intervention in the closed-loop formed by the comparing and correcting chains of elements and the process." This course helps with understanding the functional purpose of control systems and automation onboard, and the emergency procedures to be followed when the automation system fails.

Course Topics:
  1. Why Control Systems?
    1. Purpose
    2. Types
  2. Control System Operations
    1. Your Role
    2. Basic Procedures
  3. Control System Failures
    1. Failures and Prevention
    2. Care and Maintenance
    3. Training
    4. Resources
MSTM-829 OM-EMAT Engineering Materials

This course focuses on providing knowledge of the common materials used onboard and relevant statutory and classification requirements. The course specifically addresses types of steel and their uses, use and limitations of various materials used onboard a ship (e.g. steel, aluminum, rubber, copper, asbestos, cast iron, epoxy resin, GRP), statutory and classification society requirements for the materials used onboard ships, and help prepare a ship repair specification.

Course Topics:
  1. Hull, machinery, and equipment
  2. Statutory and classification society requirements for the materials used on board ships
  3. Hull
  4. Machinery
  5. Repair Specification

The hull of a ship is designed and built to withstand the various static and dynamic loads it encounters throughout its life. Classification societies certify the materials used in ship building and supervise the construction. This course provides understand of the importance of structural strength of a ship and ensure that it is maintained at all times during operation.

Course Topics:
  1. Ship Structure
    1. Type of ships and stresses during operation
    2. Ship Superintendent's role in hull maintenance
    3. Rules and Regulations
    4. Structure Terminologies
    5. Structural Strength
    6. Effects of Improper Loading
  1. Construction Methods and Processes
    1. Ship Construction Planning Process
    2. Measures to Preserve Trim and Stability
    3. Understanding the shipyard work process
  1. Ship Inspection
    1. Bulk Carrier
    2. Tanker
    3. Container
  1. Resources
MSTM-831 OM-MACH Ship Machinery

Men and machinery in cohesion contribute to the performance of any shipping company. This course helps understand the principles of maintenance, competency requirements of ship staff and the importance of critical spares in ensuring safe and effective machinery operation.

Course Topics:
  1. Working principles of modern main propulsion engines
  2. Machinery Classifications
  3. Classify systems for machinery - main components
  4. Start up and shut down procedures of main propulsion and auxiliary machinery systems
  5. Management of fuel and ballast operations
  6. Use of internal communication systems
  7. Operational procedures of electrical and electronic control equipment
  8. Testing, Detection of faults, maintenance, and restoration of electrical/electronic control equipment
  9. Competences at the management level
  10. Safety of engine equipment, systems and services
  11. Critical Spares
  12. Maintenance Systems
  13. Performance Evaluation
  14. Methods to ensure availability of critical items
MSTM-832 OM-TEQ Technical Equipment

Included under the definition of Technical Equipment are the main and auxiliary engines, boilers, electrical equipment, gearing, propeller and shafting, and ancillary equipment (compressors, coolers, filters, evaporators, and piping). This course helps understand the functions of technical equipment, their commissioning, maintenance, and necessary certification requirements.

Course Topics:
  1. What is Technical Equipment
  2. Fitting Commissioning and Testing
  3. Safe Working Load and Lifting
  4. Maintenance and Certificates
  5. Ship Manager's Responsibilities
MSTM-833 OM-MMAINT Machinery Maintenance

Improper operation and maintenance of machinery is one of the main causes for personnel injury onboard. This course provides the knowledge to analyze onboard maintenance procedures and prevent machinery malfunctions.

Course Topics:
  1. Safety Culture and Safety Management
  2. Administer Maintenance and Repair
  3. Prevent Machinery Malfunction
MSTM-834 OM-LNGF LNG as marine fuel
MSTM-835 OM-ML Maritime Logistics

The Maritime Logistics course deals with the logistical challenges of maritime entities in a supply chain environment and examines aspects of successful ship ownership, operation, and management. The stakeholder analysis will include ship owners and operators, port and terminal owners and operators, 3PLs, charterers, container and other marine equipment leasing companies, as well as other auxiliary service providers.

Course Topics:
  1. World Trade Patterns
  2. International trade and multi-modal transportation
  3. Supply Chain Intermodal and multimodal transportation Ship Types
  4. Ship's Operation
  5. Layers of logistics and value-added services
  6. Ports and Terminals
  7. Logistics of Breakbulk Cargo
  8. Petroleum Logistics
  9. Container Shipping and Systems
  10. Documentation
  11. Information Management
  12. Maritime Security
  13. Integrated Case Study
MSTM-836 OM-BBS Breakbulk shipping

The term break bulk comes from the older phrase “breaking bulk” which is the extraction of a portion of the cargo on a ship, or the beginning of the unloading process from the ship’s holds. The course describes the type of ships and cargoes that are involved in breakbulk or project cargo transportation involving various shipboard and land-based processes which has multiple stakeholders such as the ship’s crew, the charterers, the customs, and various modes of transportation involving complex documentation and port clearance procedures.

Course Topics:
  1. Introduction and Objectives
  2. An Introduction to Global Trade
  3. Breakbulk Transportation Process
  4. Breakbulk Cargo
  5. Breakbulk Chartering
MSTM-837 OM-BWM Ballast Water Management
MSTM-838 OM-FLEETENE Fleetwise Energy Management

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