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US Port State Control (Edition 2)
US Port State Control is a system of regulations, rules and inspections which have two specific...
Garbage Management - Marpol Annex V (Edition 2)
The original MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Annex V...
ColRegs & IALA Buoyage Training Course
This course is in two parts and examines in great detail two essential topics for deck...
Offshore Anchor Handling (Edition 2)
Working on board an anchor handling vessel (AHV), is an experience unlike that of working on board...
Maritime Security Awareness Training Course
Stories about pirate attacks, terrorism, stowaways, drug and gun smuggling and organised crime are...
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Bridge Procedures&Resource Management, Collision Avoidance, Mooring, Navigation, Ship Handling, Weather...
MOORING SERIES, THE Series of 3 titles
THE MOORING SERIES - EDITION 4 The latest edition of this series on mooring comprises three video programmes and an accompanying support booklet that incorporates the updated OCIMF Mooring Equipment Guidelines 3rd Edition (MEG3). Each programme deals with a separate...
Emergency Response on Container Ships Code No: 1112
Serious emergencies on container vessels are rare. But when they do happen the result is often loss or damage to cargo and, in some cases, loss of life or serious damage to the environment. Yet in many instances, the emergency situations that lead to these disasters...
Time: 27 minutes
Boarding and Leaving a Vessel at Sea Code No: 1131
Boarding and leaving a vessel at sea or anchorage can be
dangerous. Not only is the actual boarding itself sometimes
difficult and hazardous, but the equipment â€“
from the launch itself to the personal protective equipment (PPE)
Time: 31 minutes
VESSEL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Series of 8 titles
A complete update of the very successful Bridge Procedures and Bridge Resource Management series, this entirely new eight part training package takes as its foundation good resource management, and shows how important it is to every seafarer and how vital it is to...
Hydrodynamics and Interaction Code No: 1151
A series of incidents in recent years has turned the spotlight on interaction as a contributing cause of some accidents and revealed that this well-known and much discussed aspect of ships' behaviour is still poorly understood, even among some of the most experienced...
Time: 24 minutes
THE SHIP HANDLING SERIES Series of 3 titles
THE SHIP HANDLING SERIESGood ship handling is a highly respected skill in the marine world and an important factor in safe navigation. An understanding of the physical principles involved can greatly assist the mariner to become a better ship handler. This series is...
INTERACTION Code No: 13
Through extensive use of scale models in ship testing tanks the
scientists were able to document the phenomenon called interaction.
They discovered that when two vessels approached, the sudden
pressure effects which build up are sometimes greater than can...
Time: 22 minutes
TRACTOR TUGS Code No: 165
This informative film shows how both single and twin unit
tractor tugs (SUTTS and TUTTS) differ in their handling and
application from conventional screw tugs and from each other.
The Voith Schneider tractor propulsion system with which a range
of tugs is fitted is now...
Time: 14 minutes
SHIP HANDLING WITH TRACTOR-TUGS Code No: 359
Tractor tugs provide enhanced manoeuvring and towing performance
when compared with conventional tugs. This performance is due to
the underwater design of the vessel's hull and the use of twin
controllable-pitch 360 degree azimuthal thruster units. This video
Time: 18 minutes
SHIPPING CASUALTY EMERGENCY RESPONSE Code No: 467
The objective of this module is to demonstrate the use of a ship's emergency or contingency plan. The program opens with the rationale for a contingency plan and goes on to define what it must contain and the essential steps in responding to an emergency at sea. The...
Time: 25 minutes
BRIDGE PROCEDURES AND BRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Series of 8 titles
The eight packages of this series are entitled: VOYAGE PLANNING BRIDGE WATCHKEEPING THE MASTER/PILOT RELATIONSHIP ACCIDENT PREVENTION - THE HUMAN FACTOR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES NAVIGATIONAL CHARTS & ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS WORKING WITH VTS FIVE CASE STUDIES The eight...
UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH ON BOARD SHIP Series of 2 titles
UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH ON BOARD SHIP SERIES In the maritime world, safe and efficient operations require an understanding of the English language. This may be as part of shipboard communications, or dealing with messages, services and visitors to the ship. The two main...
Wherever crowds gather there is also the potential for danger
and disorder if an emergency should happen. This is when basic
human instincts come into play, leading to fear, anger and/or
This new training video package, based on the requirements of
Time: 22 minutes
THE COLD AND HEAVY WEATHER FILE Code No: 626
This video package is concerned with operations on board
merchant ships operating in very rough and very cold weather
conditions. It deals with the preparations needed by different
departments and different types of ship. There are nine distinct
sections. The intention...
Time: 50 minutes
SHIP HANDLING IN FOLLOWING SEAS Code No: 636
It is well known that when a ship is sailing in following or
quartering seas its motions can become exaggerated and the
dangerous situations that arise can result in capsize. This video
uses model experiments and computer simulations to describe these
effects and to...
Time: 35 minutes
SHIP HANDLING IN HEAD SEAS Code No: 661
It is well known that when a ship is sailing into head seas it
can be subjected to severe shocks and violent ship motions.
Experience can teach seafarers how to handle such sea conditions
but having knowledge based on reliable and proven handling
techniques can make...
Time: 32 minutes
METEOROLOGY FOR SAFE NAVIGATION IN CYCLONES Code No: 695
METEOROLOGY FOR SAFE NAVIGATION IN TROPICAL AND EXTRATOPICAL CYCLONESRoutine passages for many ships include areas where high winds and rough seas can occur due to the proximity of cyclones. Taking the example of the sea areas around Japan and the North Pacific, the...
MANOEUVRING CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIAL CAR CARRIERS Code No: 696
This video looks at the difficulties of handling a pure car
carrier (PCC) in port approaches and berthing due to the profile of
these ships. Typically berthing and unberthing tends to be
difficult and complicated. Pre-planning and knowledge of how the
ship will behave...
TThe various hydrodynamic effects associated with small underkeel clearances affect all ships, but are particularly important to some of the larger and faster ships that are in service today. This video and booklet gives the mariner a useful and practical explanation...
Time: 36 minutes
HELICOPTER OPERATIONS AT SEA (EDITION 2) Code No: 704
Except for some specialised ships working in the offshore oil
and gas industries, most ships do not encounter helicopters very
often. Yet they play a vital role in many emergency situations and
it is important that seafarers are aware of the correct procedures
Time: 30 minutes
SAFE USE OF ELECTRONIC CHARTS, THE Code No: 705
Electronic charts can offer many benefits to navigation,
including better navigational safety and accuracy, improved
situational awareness and easier chart updating. However there is
still considerable confusion surrounding the different systems
available and their...
Time: 20 minutes
MARGINS OF SAFETY Code No: 73
Margins of Safety desribes in general terms how a high and
effective level of management may be generated on board a typical
merchant ship using a voyage along the English South Coast and into
the Thames Estuary as an example.
Time: 28 minutes
WIND, WAVES AND STORMS Series of 2 titles
WIND, WAVES AND STORMS A very significant proportion of losses and accidents at sea is attributed to adverse weather. This training package consists of two videos and a booklet or a CD-ROM. The package is aimed at all watch keeping officers and is designed, firstly,...
In restricted waters where the navigable width of passage is
limited, ships are obliged to navigate close to the shore and close
to manmade structures such as banks, quays or bridge piers. During
such passages ships have to pass by or run in the same direction as
Time: 31 minutes
INTERNATIONAL MARINE SIGNALLING (VERSION 1.0) Code No: 804
This CD-ROM package is designed to meet the requirements of
those studying for STCW levels of signalling. It consists of
tutorials, practical demonstrations, brief guides and a series of
tests. The user can select the range of signals and mode of
testing. If he/she is...
COLLISION AVOIDANCE CD-ROM (Version 1.7) Code No: 819
This innovative CD-ROM based training product, consists of three
sections, Rules of the Road at Sea, Guided Simulation and Full
The first section ensures that the International Regulations for
Prevention of Collision at Sea (the ColRegs) have been learned...
AIS - AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS Code No: 926
The introduction of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is
now being implemented and many seafarers will rapidly have to
become acquainted with the capabilities and operation of the
system. This topic is now being addressed by a training package
comprising a video...
Time: 29 minutes
NAVIGATING IN ICE Code No: 927
A wise seafarer treats frozen sea and floating ice with the
greatest respect. They are highly dangerous.
As world trade increases, more and more ships are sailing the
oceans and many are bound for some of the more remote areas and
hostile climates on the planet. New...
Time: 38 minutes
ANCHORING SAFELY Code No: 928
Safe anchoring is one of the most critical skills of good
seamanship. It is also one of the most basic. Worldwide though, the
past twenty years have witnessed over a thousand sometimes fatal,
always costly anchor related incidents at sea. In particular, this
Time: 23 minutes
PILOT ON BOARD! WORKING TOGETHER Code No: 945
Mariners have been coping with the effects of larger ships and
smaller crews for some time now. In recent years, there has been a
concurrent trend towards greater cultural and ethnic diversity
among ships' crewsand towards the employment of less
Time: 18 minutes
TARGET TRACKING DEVICES Code No: 948
This training package provides an introduction to the three
major technologies which make up Target Tracking Devices and
describes the relationship between them. It covers Automatic Radar
Plotting Aids, (ARPA); Automatic Identification Systems, (AIS); and
Time: 27 minutes
WORKING WITH TUGS Code No: 972
This programme provides an introduction to the key issues
surrounding towage in harbour and at sea. By raising awareness of
the challenges faced by crews both on tugs and towed vessels, it
aims to help vessel owners get better value from towage services
and reduce risk...
SAFER MOORING Code No: 997
Experience shows that mooring does not receive the same careful
attention and safety planning as other procedures on board ship.
This may be due to the perception that it is a routine job carried
out many, many times. It results in near misses, minor accidents
Time: 9 minutes