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CBT modules aim at compliance

Seagull reports that it has introduced a number of new computer based training (CBT) modules, covering the requirements of SEEMP and the Maritime Labour Convention, as well as safe operation in High Voltage situations.

CBT number 0258 relates to the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).

As part of MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI (as amended), it will be mandatory for all existing vessels to have a SEEMP in place at their first renewal or intermediate survey after 1st January 2013, and Seagull’s new module is released to coincide with this requirement.

This module explains how such a plan originates, what it contains, how it is implemented and how the outcomes are used. It is available from the end of November.

With regard to MLC, Seagull has now added to its programs through an extension of a Distance training package for its related training modules, in anticipation of the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) in August 2013.

The package is divided into three target groups: Shore based personnel; Senior Officers and Masters; and Junior Officers and Ratings.

The latest module for MLC, CBT number 193 (MLC 2006 – Shipowner’s Responsibilities), is aimed at owners, ship managers and operators and offers details of the requirements to achieve, manage and maintain compliance with the Convention.

It addresses the areas of responsibility for shipping company office staff dealing with seafarers’ employment conditions and crew facilities onboard ship. It also covers flag state inspection and certification issues and the consequences of non-ratification.

A pre-requisite for this module is completion of Seagull's CBT number 191 (MLC 2006 – Introduction) or other familiarisation with MLC 2006. Each of the modules lasts approximately one hour.

Two other new Seagull courses, CBT number 0232 and CBT number 0233, address revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) on electrical system management which are now force.

They cover theoretical knowledge of HV (high voltage) systems, practical skills and safety awareness.

The revised STCW requires seafarers working with, or around, HV systems are trained. While this only fully comes into force on the January 1, 2017, it has applied to the revalidation of Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) since 1 January 2012.

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