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Ship Surveying

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ABOUT THE COURSE

This unique Ship Surveying course provides outstanding teaching as a result of extensive research and close links with the surveying industry. With this course you will develop your knowledge of Ship Surveying, enabling you to conduct a survey with effectiveness and efficiency.

Module subjects include essential law, safety and operational surveys, incident and accident investigation along with other essential subjects such as writing the survey report and flag and port state control inspections.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

LEVEL ONE – DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

The course consists of 12 modules. All students are required to successfully complete and pass the module assignments. Diploma students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.

LEVEL TWO – PRACTICAL

Surveyor’s Log Book (SLB)

Level 2 consists of a Surveyor’s Log Book (SLB).
As a surveyor under training completes each task, he/she gathers evidence to support the experience and learning gained, in a structured manner, guided by the Log Book. Once completed, the Log Book will be submitted to MTA for review.

LEVEL THREE – PEER REVIEW

Leading to a CoC issued by MTA

The MTA Peer Review is a detailed oral examination lasting between two to three hours and is graded on a pass/fail basis. The three members Peer committee will ask a series of questions to test the students practical and theoretical knowledge of surveying in their chosen specialist field. Successful completion of the Peer Review is required to achieve the MTA Certificate of Competency in Ship Surveying.

COURSE DETAILS
Course Fees
Diploma – £2,300.00

This covers the 12 modules as pdfs, student assignment marking, examination costs and the issuing of a Diploma.

Certificate – £1,550.00

This includes the 12 modules as pdfs and marking of the student assignments.

Individual Modules

£250 – Module content only.

£400 – Module content, assessment and certification.

Duration
Minimum of 12 months
Payment Methods
100% Upfront

Pay all course fees upfront in 1 simple payment

Interest-Free 3 Month Payment Plan

1st Payment – 50% upon registration.

2nd Payment – 25% 3 months after registration

3rd Payment – 25% 6 months after registration

WHO’S THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

The Diploma in Ship Surveying is suitable for marine surveyors and people working in related areas that wish to learn about this topic. Ideal for the seasoned professional looking to update their knowledge or the novice wishing to learn about his subject for the first time.

COURSE SYLLABUS

INTRODUCTION

  • An overview of the shipping industry
  • Vessels
  • Cargoes, passengers and other in the industry
  • The regulation of the shipping industry
  • Commercial law and International trade
  • Marine Insurance
  • Ship management
  • Marine surveying

ESSENTIAL LAW

Part One

  • Legal concepts
  • Introduction to english law and our legal system
  • The law of contract
  • The law of tort (negligence)
  • Liability in contract and tort
  • Responsibilities
  • The expert witness and the law of evidence
  • Maritime law

Part Two

  • Admiralty law and jurisdiction
  • International maritime law
  • Shipboard documentation
  • Codes of practice for commercially operated yatchts
  • The flag state
  • Collision, and salvage
  • Pollution
  • Marpol
  • Chartering
  • Pilotage
  • Governmental control of shipping
  • Health and safety on board ship
  • Marine insurance and claims

Part Three

  • Types of insurance cover
  • Claims and the surveyor

REPORT WRITING FOR MARINE SURVEYORS

  • The basis of reports
  • Preparing for the report
  • Report types
  • Writing the report

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURVEY

  • Damage surveys
  • Hull and machinery
  • Grounding
  • Surveying re damage
  • Cargo surveys
  • Personal accident and injury
  • Audits and compliance inspections
  • ISPS Code
  • SIRE (Ship Inspection Report) vessel inspection questionnaires for oil tankers, combination carriers, shuttle tankers, chemical tankers, and gas carriers
  • CDI (Chemical Distribution Institute)
  • Cargo pre-loading survey
  • Fitness for purpose survey
  • Towage
  • Heavy lift
  • Tie down
  • Other types of survey
  • Bunker surveys

SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL SURVEYS

  • A definition of surveying
  • International safety standards
  • Flag state safety standards
  • Introduction to safety standards
  • Life saving appliances
  • Fire protection, detection and extinction
  • Navigational aids and equipment
  • The role of classification societies with safety surveys

INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

  • The background to marine incident and accident investigation
  • The human factor in incident investigations
  • Initial actions in an investigation
  • Managing the investigation
  • Witnesses and interviews
  • Collecting physical evidence
  • Human factors
  • Analyses, tools and techniques
  • Developing conclusions and making recommendations
  • Witness interviewing
  • The cognitive interview

SURVEYING ENGINES AND SHIP SYSTEMS

  • Diesel engines
  • Ancillary systems
  • Steam plant
  • Power transmission
  • Control systems
  • Anti pollution
  • Pumps
  • Filters and filtration
  • Emergency systems
  • Refrigeration
  • Electrical systems
  • Deck machinery
  • Hatch covers
  • Units

ISM AND ISPS

  • A short history of maritime safety
  • International safety management (ISM) Code
  • Health and safety on board ship
  • Civil and criminal liability
  • The code of safe working practices regulations

WARRANTY AND INSURANCE SURVEYS

  • Marine insurance
  • Warranty
  • The different types of warranty survey
  • Tugs and towing equipment
  • Insurance damage survey
  • Collision, speed and angle of blow

CARGO SURVEYING

  • What is cargo surveying?
  • Surveying tools
  • Pre-survey requirements
  • Duties of a cargo surveyor
  • Documents required
  • Terms of sale of goods and their transport insurance
  • Mode of transportation
  • Forms of conveyance of goods
  • Types of packaging
  • Types of cargo
  • Resolution of claims
  • Determination as to how / where loss occurred
  • Report writing
  • Hague-visby rules
  • Role of a claims / loss adjuster
  • Health and safety issues

FLAG AND PORT STATE CONTROL INSPECTIONS

  • Port state control
  • Regions and co-operation between port states
  • Port state control inspections
  • De ciencies and detentions
  • Commercial implications of port state detentions
  • Maritime labour convention

SURVEYING THE HULL STRUCTURE

  • Ships’ structure
  • Structural strength
  • Main structural components
  • Use of ships’ plans
  • Determination of condition or extent of damage
  • Calculation of steel weight and repair cost
  • Presentation of information

INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLAN

Maritime Training Academy are available to help spread the cost of your study by splitting the course fee into three interest-free payments. GET IN TOUCH to find out more!

Ian Biles - Maritime Course Author

Meet the Course Director

Ian Biles

Managing Director at Maritime Services International

Ian has led MSI to become one of the world’s leading surveying companies. Ian’s qualifications include: Master Mariner, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, Naval Architect (BEng Ship Science) and Business Management (MA Business Management).

If you would like to complete this as a Classroom based course, click here for more information.

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On Passing the Diploma you will receive this icon – please use on your business cards, LinkedIn profiles and websites!

You can also use these letters after your name:
MTA Dip ShipSurv

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