The course was designed to provide shipboard personnel with comprehensive knowledge and understanding which enable them to maintain and operate a ship in accordance with MARPOL 73 / 78 Convention.
The course is continually updated with reference to international regulations required for strict shipboard compliance. It discusses not only the physical aspects of compliance but also the documentation procedures which is now very important for Port/Flag State, Vetting and other third party inspections.
Marpol 73/78 with its technical annexes is one of the most important international marine environmental conventions. It was designed to minimize pollution of the seas, including dumping, oil and exhaust pollution. The stated objectives are to preserve the marine environment through the complete elimination of pollution by oil and other harmful substances and the minimization of accidental discharge of such substances.
The trainees who successfully complete the course will make a safer and more effective contribution in complying with the provisions of the MARPOL 73/78 Convention.
In particular, the trainees shall be able to:
- Discuss the objectives of MARPOL 73/78 Convention;
- Understand the possible impact of pollution to the environment;
- Explain how ships contribute in polluting the environment;
- Explain responsibilities and obligations under international regulations aimed at preventing various forms of pollution by ships; and
- Introduce effective pollution management scheme
- Demonstrate competence in preventing and controlling pollution appropriate to position held onboard
All Shipboard Personnel