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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 surveyor

Essential law

    • 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

Pt 2

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

Pt 3

  • Types of insurance cover
  • Claims and the surveyor

Reporting 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 fir damage
  • Cargo surveys
  • Personal accident and injury
  • Audits and compliance inspections
  • ISPS Code
  • SIRE (Ship Inspection Report) vessel inspection questionnaires for oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers
  • CDI (Chemical Distribution Institute)
  • Fitness for purpose
  • 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
  • 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 investigation
  • The human factor in incident investigation
  • Initial actions in the investigation
  • Managing the investigation
  • Witnesses and interviews
  • Collecting physical evidence
  • Human factors
  • Analysis, tools and techniques
  • Developing conclusions and making recommendations
  • Witnesses 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 & safety on board ship
  • Civil and criminal liability
  • The code of safe working practices regulations

Warranty and Insurance Surveys

    • Marine insurance

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Cargo Surveys

  • 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
  • Types of packaging
  • 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 & safety issues

Flag and Port State Control Inspections

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

Surveying the Hull Structure

  • Ship’s 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