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

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




    TOPICS Teaching method/hours

    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

    keeping fatigue factor in consideration.

    - Importance of debriefings after a drill

    - Importance of steps to be taken to follow up

    conclusions of any drill

     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. Describe

    - How to draw plans for maintenance and inspection

    of life saving, fire fighting and other safety systems

    (Remote controlled W/T doors, Bilge alarms

    - Procedures for maintenance of LSA

    (Lifeboat ,Launching appliances, Lifeboat equipment

    including radio life-saving appliances, satellite

    EPIRBs, SARTs, immersion suits and thermal

    protective aids; Life jackets; Pyrotechnics ; Line

    Throwing Apparatus)

    - Procedures for maintenance of FFA( Portable fire Chief Mate- Phase 1- Detailed Teaching Syllabus- Ship Safety, Damage Control and Maintenance

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    extinguishers; Fire hydrants; Fire hoses, Fire

    nozzles International Shore Connection; Fireman’s

    outfit, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA);

    Fire wallet; Fire dampers, Fire flaps and

    ventilators; EEBD)

    - 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 Explosion.

     17.5 Actions to limit damage and salve the ship following a 3

    fire, explosion, collision or grounding


    - Contents of Emergency Checklists for fire,

    explosion, collision, grounding

    3 17. 6 Safety and Security of the ship’s crew and passengers


    - 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


    - 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.

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


    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, & abandon ship.

    - Constructional features with regards to damage


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Competence No. 19: Use of leadership and managerial skills

     19.1 Knowledge of shipboard personnel management and 3


    Principles of Controlling Subordinates and maintaining good relationships

    State that the principles include:

    - being calm and even in temperament when giving

    orders and dealing with offenders

    - being honest and fair in all matters, and being firm

    when necessary

    - treating all staff on the same basis,

    - avoiding causing disappointment to staff

    - avoiding making promises,

    - having a proper attitude towards spokesmen or

    representatives of trade unions

    - making allowances for differences in nationality,

    language, religion and other cultural matters

    affecting behaviour and attitude

    - ensuring that all staff feel that their services on

    board are appreciated

    Staff Attitudes

    States the reasons why people work:

    - need to earn money

    - need to be a useful member of society

    - need for security of their standard of living

    - need to use their manual and mental skills and to

     derive satisfaction from them, and need to achieve

    their ambitions and improve their status

    Exercise of Authority


    - the appointment of a person to a higher rank gives


    - the real authority is achieved when the person

    concerned demonstrates that he knows the work, is

    decisive, decisions are generally correct, orders are

    clear and are quickly carried out without argument,

    seeks advice when necessary and helps others,

    accept orders from superiors and carry them out and

    accepted by those with whom he works.

    Training Methods


    - training should be based on attitude, skill and



    - the purpose of on-board training

    - why training should be relevant to the trainees’ work

    and duties aboard ship

    - how to conduct a training session (Purpose,

    Objective, Contents, Mode of training, Briefing and


    - Importance of group activity, demonstration and

    hands-on experience

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19.2 A knowledge of related international maritime 3

    conventions and recommendations, and national legislation


    - Principles underlying the ISM Code

    - Content and application of the ISM Code

    - Principles underlying the STCW Convention

    - Content and application of the STCW Convention

    - Hours of rest for watchkeepers as per STCW and


    19.3 Ability to apply task and workload management,

    including planning and co-ordination, personnel

    assignment, time and resource constraints and


    Planning and co-ordination


    - Signs of fatigue

    - Causes of fatigue

    - The results, if fatigue is overlooked and / or allowed

    to develop - Need to maintain work/ rest hour records.

    - Importance of meetings on board for planning

    - Importance of safety committee

    Personnel Assignment


    - Personnel assignment depends upon knowledge,

    skill, experience, competence, attitude, ship design,

    manning arrangements, external environmental

    conditions, reliability of equipment and machinery,

    and operational conditions.

    Time and resource constraints


    - The work be planned, allocated, delegated, keeping

    in mind the time and resource constraints

    - The importance of using all the available resources,

    with proper planning to obtain optimum results



    - Importance of prioritizing the work, in different day

    to- day scenarios

    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

    Allocation, assignment and prioritization of resources


    - The importance of allocating, assignment and

    prioritization of resources.

    Effective communication on board and ashore

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    - Interactive and closed loop communication

    - Importance of effective communication, briefings

    and debriefings.

    Decisions reflect consideration of team experiences


    - Factors to be taken into consideration to allocate

    and delegate the tasks.

    - Effective resource management taking into account

    the experience of the team

    - Error chains and explains how they can be avoided

    Assertiveness and leadership, including motivation


    - Authority and Assertiveness

    - Motivation


    - Need for a balance between authority and


    - Methods of motivation and the importance of

    motivating the crew to obtain the optimum result

    Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness


    - The importance of obtaining and maintaining

    situational awareness

    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

    Situation and risk assessment


    - Method to carry out situation and risk assessment

    Identify and Generate Options Explain

    - Need to identify and generate all possible options.

    Selecting Course of Action


    - Method of selecting effective course of action

    Evaluation of outcome effectiveness


    - Need to evaluate the outcome effectiveness

    19.6 Development, implementation, and oversight of 3

    standard operating procedures


    - How to develop standard operating procedures (SOP’s)

    - Methods to implement the SOP’s

    - Reasons of over sighting of SOP’s and the dangers

    associated with over sight.

    TOTAL 40

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