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The Shipping Industry and the Role of the Superintendent

  • The function of international shipping
  • International regulation of shipping
  • Flag states
  • Classification societies and the role of class
  • Industry organisations and information sources
  • Shipping company organisation
  • Role of the superintendent

Quality Assurance – Safety and Security

  • Quality assurance
  • Safety, security, health and environment
  • Port state control

Essential Commercial and Shipping Law

  • Law of contract
  • Law of Tort (negligence)
  • Liability in Contract and Tort
  • International Maritime Law
  • Flag State Law
  • Collision and wreck removal
  • Pollution
  • Carriage of goods by sea
  • Chartering and charterparties
  • Pilotage
  • Marine Insurance
  • Ship sale and purchase documentation

Maintenance and Docking

  • Role of the Technical Superintendent
  • Compliance with international convention
  • Classification Society compliance
  • Principles of ship maintenance
  • Spares control
  • Budgeting
  • Monitoring ship performance
  • Bunkering and bunker quality
  • Vibration analysis
  • Lubricating oil analysis
  • Drydocking
  • Corrosion and paint systems
  • New building specifications, contracts and plans

Finance Considerations

  • Preparing and annual budget
  • Monitoring cost against budget
  • Cost controls
  • Docking cost budget
  • Purchasing
  • Spares and logistics
  • Monitoring of cost
  • Critical equipment
  • Audit
  • VAT
  • Bribery Act
  • Anti money laundering

The Ship Life Cycle

Registration of ships

  • Considerations in selecting a flag
  • Tonnage, marking and surveys
  • Ships technical files

Purchase, sale, take over and delivery

  • Newbuild vessels
  • Sale and purchase of second hand vessels

Ship Recycling

  • Scrap sales
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Convention for the sale and environmentally sound recycling of ships

Inspections

  • Port state control
  • Paris MOU
  • Charterers inspections

Project Management and Reporting

  • Project management
  • Project phases
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Objectives
  • Deliverables
  • Project planning
  • Budget and financial planning
  • Risk management
  • Issue management
  • Configuration management
  • Quality management
  • Project monitoring and reporting
  • Change control
  • Project library

Emergency Preparation and Response

  • An introduction of emergency preparation and response
  • Preparation and planning
  • Communication
  • Emergency organisation
  • Training and drills
  • Media

Specialist Modules – one to be selected

Marine Superintendent

  • Cargo Carriage
  • Personnel
  • Marine Insurance and law
  • Accidents and incidents
  • information capture and reporting
  • Chartering
  • Control of operations
  • Trim, stability and longitudinal strength
  • Emergency response and damage control plans
  • Nautical equipment

Technical Superintendent

  • Role
  • Hull
  • Materials
  • Machinery
  • Electrical safety
  • Control systems
  • Technical equipment