Chief Mate- Phase 1- Ship Safety, Damage Control and ...

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    Teaching method/hours TOPICS Lectures Exercise Practicals Competency No. 17: Maintain safety and security of the

    ship’s crew and passengers and the operational condition of life-saving, fire fighting and other safety systems

     17.1 A thorough knowledge of life saving appliance 2

    regulations (International Convention for the safety

    of Life at Sea) LSA Code Explain

    - Purpose and Objectives of LSA Code

    - LSA requirements as per SOLAS

     17.2 Organisation of fire and abandon ship drills 2


    - How to draw a muster list and emergency

    instructions for a given crew and type of vessel

    - How to assign duties

    - Division of crew into command, emergency and

    backup teams

    - How drills and practices should be organized

    - Importance of debriefings after a drill

    - Importance of steps to be taken to follow up

    conclusions of any drill

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     17.3 Maintenance of operational condition of life saving, 5

    fire fighting and other safety systems.

    17.4 Actions to be taken to protect and safeguard all

    persons on board in emergencies

    18.1.3 Explains methods and aids for fire prevention and

    detection and extinction: Fire prevention

    procedures, different types of fires and fire fighting

    equipments to be used, fighting fire on different

    types of ship.

    18.1.4 Understands functions and use of life saving

    appliances: Different types of emergencies, actions

    taken, life saving appliances and instructions to use it.


    - How to draw plans for maintenance and

    inspection of life saving, fire fighting and other

    safety systems (Remote controlled W/T doors,

    Bilge alarms

    - Actions to be taken in event of fire on own ship

    (accommodation, engine rooms, cargo spaces and



    - How to draw plans to deal with: Fire and


     17.5 Actions to limit damage and salve the ship 3

    following a fire, explosion, collision or grounding


    - Contents of Emergency Checklists for fire,

    explosion, collision, grounding

    3 17. 6 Safety and Security of the ships crew and



    - Role of Safety committee

    - Purpose and Objectives of Code of safe working


    - Dock safety regulation.

    - Procedures for Reporting of accidents

    - Security Levels and Duties and responsibilities

    of every individual at various levels as per

    ISPS Code

    - Actions to be taken in case of piracy or armed


    17.7 Ship maintenance and repairs 3


    - Planned maintenance system (PMS)

    - Care and maintenance of ropes, wires,

    accommodation ladders, pilot hoist and pilot

    ladders, W/T doors, mooring equipment, hatch

    covers and cargo handling equipment.

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Competency No. 18: Develop emergency & damage control plans & handle emergency situations

     18.1 Emergency situation

     18.1.1 Demonstrate the knowledge of preparations of 3

    contingency plans for response to emergencies: Drawing plans to deal with emergencies, legal aspects and seamanship practise

    18.1.2 Understands ship construction with regards to damage control

Explain - How to draw plans to deal with: Leakages and

    spills in dangerous cargoes, rescue of victims

    from enclosed spaces, heavy weather damage,

    rescue of survivors from another ship or sea, and

    abandon ship.

    - Constructional features with regards to damage


Competence No. 19: Use of leadership and managerial skills

     19.1 Knowledge of shipboard personnel management 2

    and training

    19.2 A knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation


    - The areas in which training is required.


    - Purpose of On-board training

    - Preparation needed prior training sessions

    - Methods of training in attitude, skills and


    - Departmental training :

    - Deck (Steering, function of auto pilot, operation

    of winches, securing of cargo, operation and

    maintenance of hatch covers, PMS, Painting,

    Operation of nav-aids, operation of bridge

    control and maintenance of records)

    - Radio (Care and maintenance of radar scanners,

    communication aerials, communication

    equipment, SART and EPIRB)

    - Catering (Maintenance of hygiene, galley and

    stores, accommodation and alleyways, filters and

    trunks of galley extractor fan, proper clothing)

    - Brief outline of amendments to STCW and MLC

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    19.3 Ability to apply task and workload management, 4

    including planning and co-ordination, personnel

    assignment, time and resource constraints and



    - Organization on board (Conventional

    departmental system, General Purpose crew,

    inter departmental flexibility)


    - Master is responsible for allocation of all staff


    - Following arrangements are typical

    ; Chief Engineer Officer responsible for machinery

    including deck machinery

    ; Chief Officer watchkeeping and all work

    associated with deck equipment and cargo

     ; Catering and Stores as per company policy

    ; GP crew as per company policy

    - the importance of using all the available

    resources, with proper planning to obtain

    optimum results


    - How to draw up watch keeping, security and

    other duties for use while at sea and at port

    - Contents of ILO/ MLC 2006 /STCW 2010

    regarding hours of work and rest periods.

    - Need for maintaining records

    - Over riding operational conditions

    - Prioritization of work (Emergency, Watch

    keeping, Statutory requirements, cargo work,

    maintenance, testing equipment, survey

    preparation, training) in different day to - day


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    19.4 Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource 4

    management : Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources, Effective communication on board and ashore, Decisions reflect consideration of team experiences, assertiveness and leadership, including motivation, Obtaining and maintaining situation awareness


    - Importance of holding regular safety meetings

    - Composition of Safety Committee

    - Preparation for and conduct of a meeting

    - Meeting agenda, time table and minutes

    - Steps taken to follow conclusion of a meeting

     - Importance of closed loop communication

    - Need for a balance between authority and


    - Factors leading to error chain and how to


    - Importance of motivating the crew to obtain the

    optimum result

    - Importance of obtaining and maintaining

    situational awareness



    - Crew must question/ discuss the intentions of

    seniors including Pilot if in doubt of the actions

    being taken by the senior.

    19.5 Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making 6

    techniques: Situation and risk assessment, Identify

    and generate options, Selecting course of action,

    Evaluation of outcome effectiveness


    - Objectives of ISM Code

    - Elements of ISM Code

    - Company Responsibilities and Authority - Designated Persons

    - Master’s Responsibilities and Authority

    - Emergency Preparedness

    - Resources and Personnel

    - DOC and SMC

    - Guiding Principles of Risk Assessment (Why,

    When, Who and How)

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19.6 Development, implementation, and oversight of 3

    standard operating procedures


    - Importance of Company’s standard operating

    procedures manual List

    - Various Procedures from Company’s manuals


    - Reasons of oversight of standard operating


    TOTAL 40

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