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Refresher and Updating Course for Deck Officers - Management Level (RUCDM)

Course Topics

  • 1. STCW 1978 as amended in 2010
  • Background to STCW
  • The Need for Revision
  • Overview of the Revised STCW Convention
  • Process Overview
  • Intemational Instruments
  • General Objectives
  • Certification of Fishermen and for High-Speed Craft
  • STCW Certificate Requirements
  • National Legislative and Administrative Framework
  • 2. Recent amendments to SOLAS
  • Amendments in the last five years
  • 2a. Amendments to Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
  • Rules made under the Merchant Shipping Act
  • 3. Amendments to SOLAS - Chapter V
  • 3a. LRIT Long Range Identification and Tracking
  • Purpose Of LRIT
  • Data Transmitted by LRIT
  • Authorised Receivers/ users of LRIT
  • Difference Between LRIT and AIS
  • 3b. Ships Routeing
  • Objectives
  • Passage Planning and Ships' Routeing
  • Elements used in Ships Routeing Systems
  • SOLAS Regulation on Ships Routeing
  • 3c. Ship Reporting Systems
  • Ship Reporting Procedures
  • Passage Planning and Ship Reporting Systems
  • SOLAS Regulation on Ship Reporting Systems
  • 3d. VTS procedures
  • Objectives of VTS
  • Responsibilities and Liability
  • VTS Services
  • Communication and Reporting
  • Participating Vessels
  • SOLAS Regulation on VTS
  • 3e. Blind Pilotage Techniques
  • Parallel Index Technique
  • Radar Clearing Ranges
  • Responsibilities
  • The Conduct of Blind Pilotage
  • Planning of Blind Pilotage
  • 3f. BNWAS and Ship's Manning
  • 3g. Dangers of over reliance on GPS and satellite derived positions
  • 4. IAMSAR
  • Apply Procedures in IAMSAR
  • Role and duties of OSC, SMC and SC
  • Reporting
  • Lookout Procedures
  • Surface Rescue Equipment and methods
  • Reception and interrogation of Survivors
  • Communications
  • Radio equipment
  • Emergency position-indicating radio (EPIRB)
  • Search and rescue transponder (SART)
  • Distress signals, signalling equipment
  • GMDSS
  • Medical Assistance
  • Search Patterns
  • 5. Amendments to SSO Course
  • Piracy and Armed Robbery
  • Piracy Awareness
  • Anti-piracy measures
  • Pirate Attack
  • Implications of a piracy attack
  • Gulf of Aden - Patrolling by Naval ships
  • 6. Additions to PSSR Course
  • Pollution
  • Impact of shipping on marine environment
  • Sources of Marine Pollution
  • Complexity and diversity of the marine environment
  • Effects of operational or accidental pollution by ships
  • Environmental protection procedures
  • MARPOL 73/78
  • Annex I
  • Annex II and Annex III
  • Annex IV
  • Annex V
  • Annex VI
  • Oil Discharge Monitoring and Control System (ODMCS)
  • Special Areas and PSSAs
  • MARPOL Equipment
  • Oil Record Book
  • Oil Record Book, Part I - Machinery space operations
  • Oil Record Book, Part II – Cargo/ballast operations
  • Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Treatment Methods
  • Ballast Water Treatment Technologies
  • Anti-Fouling Systems
  • Operational procedures
  • During bunkering
  • During loading/discharging Oil Cargo
  • During tank Cleaning and Pumping out Bilges
  • Communication
  • Internal phone system
  • Sound powered phone system
  • Intercoms
  • Voice tubes
  • Hand-held radios
  • Fatigue
  • Importance of obtaining necessary rest
  • Effects of sleep, schedules, circadian rhythm
  • Effects of physical stressors on seafarers
  • Stress - Types and Causes
  • Effects of environmental stressors on seafarers
  • Effects of changes on seafarer fatigue
  • Measures to reduce fatigue and stress on board
  • 7. Bridge Resource Management
  • Critical Elements of BRM
  • Communication
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Decision Making
  • Situational Awareness
  • Best Practice Onboard
  • Allocation, assignment and prioritization of resources
  • 8. Inspection, Reporting and assessment of Reported defects
  • Cargo Spaces
  • Hatch Covers
  • Ballast Tanks
  • 9. Modular course – Refresher training in Medical First aid
  • 10. Recent Amendments to MARPOL
  • Amendments in the last five years
  • 11. Leadership and Team working Skills
  • Shipboard personnel management and training
  • International Maritime Conventions and Recommendations
  • National legislation
  • Task and workload management
  • Planning and coordination
  • Personnel assignment
  • Time, resource constraints and prioritization
  • Effective resource management
  • Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
  • Effective communication onboard and ashore
  • Decisions reflecting consideration of team experiences
  • Assertiveness and leadership including motivation
  • Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Situation and risk assessment
  • Identifying and considering generated options
  • Selecting course of action
  • Evaluation of outcome effectiveness
  • 12. Amendments to SOLAS Chapter IX
  • 12a. ISM Code 1998
  • Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Resources and Personnel
  • Responsibilities and Authority
  • Shipboard Operations and Emergencies
  • Reports and Analysis
  • Maintenance
  • Documentation and Auditing
  • Certification
  • ISM Amendments
  • 13. IMSBC Code
  • 14. IMDG Code
  • Classification of IMDG Cargo
  • Labelling
  • Placarding
  • Use of IMDG Code
  • Definitions
  • Segregation Table
  • Segregation of Dangerous goods
  • Segregation Provisions
  • Segregation in Breakbulk Cargo
  • Segregation in Container Ships
  • Segregation in Roro Ships
  • Segregation of Bulk Cargo
  • Dangerous Cargo Manifest
  • Document of Compliance
  • Dangerous Goods List
  • Limited quantities
  • Excepted quantities
  • Index of substances
  • Precautions to be Taken While Working with IMDG Cargo
  • MFAG
  • EmS
  • Fire
  • Spillage
  • IMGS
  • 15. Cargo securing manual
  • Rolled Steel
  • Steel Coils
  • Steel Plates
  • Vehicles
  • 15a. Container Code
  • 15b. use of Stability and Trim Diagrams
  • Hydrostatic curves and tables
  • 15c. Stress calculating equipment - Loadicator
  • 16. Leadership and Managerial skills
  • Leadership onboard
  • Motivating Teams
  • Motivation for performance
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Groups and Teams
  • Team Effectiveness and Delegation
  • Assertive leadership
  • Strategies for assertiveness
  • Assertiveness vs Aggressiveness
  • Body language
  • Three parts of assertive communication
  • 17. Emergency Towing operations
  • Towing Equipment and Tools on Board Ship
  • Methods of Towing Disabled Ship
  • Communication Between Two Ships
  • 18. Intact Stability Code 2008
  • Intact Stability Requirements
  • 18a. Wind and weather Heeling criteria
  • 18b. Synchronous and Parametric Rolling
  • 19. Wreck Removal Convention
  • 20. Recycling Convention
  • Recycling
  • Shipbreaking
  • Challenges
  • Solutions
  • 21. Carriage of Goods by Sea - Rotterdam Rules
  • 22. MARPOL Annex VI
  • Definitions
  • Low Sulphur fuel
  • Fuel Oil Availability and Quality
  • LNG as Fuel for ships
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Green House Gases
  • Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
  • Carbon Credits
  • Climate change
  • Co2 Emissions from Ships
  • CO2Emissions and EEDI
  • EEDI and factors affecting EEDI
  • Energy Efficiency and IMO
  • Energy Efficiency Measures and EEOI
  • Surveys and Certification
  • IAPP Certificate
  • IEE Certificate
  • Statement of Compliance
  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
  • Sulfur Oxides (SOX) and Particulate Matter
  • 23. Modular course – Refresher training in Medical Care
  • 24. Casualty Investigation Code
  • 25. MLC 2006
  • Maritime Labour Convention -2006
  • Working hours
  • Condition of employment
  • Food, Accommodation and Recreation
  • Health protection
  • Complaints and Enforcement
  • Flag state responsibilities
  • Port State Responsibilities
  • Labour-Supplying responsibilities

1. STCW 1978 as amended in 2010

STCW Convention 1978 as amended in 2010

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing this topic, you will be able to understand

  •  Background to STCW
  •  The Need for Revision
  •  Overview of the Revised STCW Convention
  •  Process Review
  •  International Instruments
  •  General objectives
  •  Certification of Fishermen and for High Speed Craft
  •  STCW Certificate Requirements
  •  National Legisative and Administrative Framework