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Bulk Carrier Safety, Inspections, And Maintenance

Entry Criteria:     Mstr, C/O, 2/O, Who have sailed on Bulk Carriers

Course Schedule:  

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Duration (Theory Only) :     4 Days

Course Description

In recent years there has been a lot of deliberations and research done on bulk-carriers and their structural strength (rather weakness) and safe cargo operations and carriage. This course covers the IMO requirements of Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers and is also based on DNV's course on Bulk Carrier Inspection. It covers all aspects of Bulk Carrier Safety Practice.

Course Objective

  • Be able to safely load, unload bulk cargoes in varying conditions on stowage and draft restrictions.
  • Know where to inspect and locate fractures and deterioration in hull structure.
  • Assist in carrying out enhanced surveys.
  • Safe carriage of specific bulk cargoes including hazards, stowage and care of ores, coal, grain, steel, urea and DRI.
  • Know the procedure for structural repairs and conducting class surveys.
  • Follow safe working practices during cargo operations, entry in holds/tanks, ballasting/deballasting and maintenance work.

Contents of the course

  • Bulk carrier stresses, Solas, chp XII
  • Maintenance and Corrosion Control
  • Hatch cover operation and maintenance
  • DNV's structural inspection program
  • Contents of "IMSBC CODE" and its usage
  • Carriage of special bulk cargoes
  • Enhanced Survey Program
  • Structural Repairs
  • Carriage of special bulk cargoes: Steel, DRI, Grain, Ores &  Coal
  • Practical : Loadicator use along with grain loading
  • High speed loading ports
  • Rightship Inspections

Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.
  1. 2 passport size photographs,
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.