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MARPOL ANNEX VI - PREVENTION OF AIR POLLUTION FROM SHIPS (Ed
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Hydrodynamics and Interaction
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ECDIS Training Course
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Offshore Anchor Handling (Edition 2)
Working on board an anchor handling vessel (AHV), is an experience unlike that of working on board...
DYNAMIC POSITIONING BASIC TRAINING COURSE
Course description: The Dynamic Positioning Basic Training Course is an introductory level course...
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BASIC BUNKERING SERIES
For most seafarers, the taking of bunkers is simply another routine operation. Care will be taken of course, but beyond that, little is understood about where bunker fuels come from, how they are bought and sold, the various methods of delivery and, once on board, the impact these fuels may have on the efficient running of the engine.
It is perhaps, because of this lack of understanding, that ships are increasingly falling foul of poor quality or contaminated bunker fuels: often with disastrous consequences. Moreover, even though care is usually taken during a bunkering operation, the fact that over three-quarters of the total oil pollution of the sea comes from bunkers, would suggest that proper procedures are not always in place.
Basic Bunkering, is aimed at seafarers as well as shore personnel, is the most comprehensive training package ever produced on the subject. Consisting of three separate video packages complete with a trainer's guide, all major aspects of the bunkering process are highlighted. Introduced by a Presenter, each video employs graphics and animation to illustrate the main messages.
PART 1: INTRODUCTION & COMMERCIAL
PART 2: TECHNICAL
PART 3: OPERATIONS
This part introduces a brief history of bunkering before
describing today's most common bunker fuels. The buying and
selling of bunkers is discussed along with the vast number of
people in the ‘chain’. Importantly, the package
illustrates the kind of...
BASIC BUNKERING - PART 2 - TECHNICAL Code No: 684
This part deals largely with the technical components of bunker
fuel and highlights the many causes of contamination which often
lead to fouling and corrosion of engine components. Methods of
purifying fuels are highlighted and the programme contains a
BASIC BUNKERING - PART 3 - OPERATIONS Code No: 685
This part demonstrates the correct methods of delivering bunkers
from fuel barge, road tanker and pipeline. The importance of
pre-planning is emphasised along with fuel measuring and sampling
procedures; including an overview of the necessary paperwork. The