AIS - Automatic Identification Systems
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 and booklet.
AIS is an exciting and technically sophisticated system... Learn More
Vessel Resource Management Series of 8 items
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 keep to established company procedures at all times.
The series, which is filmed in high definition, includes eight separate videos and addresses the key issues defined by the STCW and SOLAS Conventions.
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 relates to large vessels and VLCCs.
Anchors have... Learn More
Boarding and Leaving a Vessel at Sea
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 – from the launch itself to the personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied – may not meet required standards. This is ... Learn More
Cold and Heavy Weather File, The
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 is that everyone should watch the first three sections... Learn More
Collision Avoidance Cd-Rom (Version 1.7)
This innovative CD-ROM based training product, consists of three sections, Rules of the Road at Sea, Guided Simulation and Full Simulation.
The first section ensures that the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea (the ColRegs) have been learned and remembered. The Rules of the Road Section uses a database... Learn More
Deep Water Ship Handling
Many of the factors which affect the way a ship behaves in difficult conditions - the weather, waves and swell, for example - are not within the direct control of the Master or officer of the watch. However, there is usually action which can be taken to... Learn More
Emergency Response on Container Ships
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 could be avoided by... Learn More
Helicopter Operations at Sea (Edition 2)
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 and working practices that will ensure a... Learn More
Hydrodynamics and Interaction
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 mariners. This video explains the basic hydrodynamic... Learn More
Mooring Series, The Series of 3 items
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 aspect of mooring.
Theory of Mooring - Edition 4
Safe Mooring Practice- Edition 4
Maintenance of Mooring Systems - Edition 4
Manoeuvring and Control Characteristics of Special Type Ships Series of 2 items
In this series of two videos the special-type ship chosen is a Pure Car Carrier (PCC). The series uses this ship type to show the theory and the practice of ship handling. Many of the common problems of ship handling apply in the extreme to the PCC so its choice for use as an example in this series helps in the understanding of basic principles.
The two videos discuss from first principles some of the forces, coefficients and equations which determine the handling of ships. The two features of ship handling described in these videos are:
Part 1 - Focusing on the Wind Pressure Effect on a PCC
Part 2 - Anchoring and Mooring of a PCC
Manoeuvring Characteristics of Special Car Carriers - In Harbour Ship Handling of PCC
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 are vital to ensure successful manoeuvres.
The... Learn More
Meteorology for Safe Navigation in Tropical and Extratropical Cyclones
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 video first explains how air masses influence and... Learn More
Navigating in Ice
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 oil facilities are being... Learn More
Pilot on Board! Working Together
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 experienced seafarers. These trends carry with them clear implications for... Learn More
Ship Handling in Restricted Waters - Bank Effect & Interaction Between Two Ships
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 other ships while... Learn More
Shipping Casualty Emergency Response
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 need for... Learn More
Target Tracking Devices
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 Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems, (ECDIS) and demonstrates how these technologies are increasingly being... Learn More
The Safe Use of ECDIS in Practice
This training programme examines in detail the important practical issues in navigating with ECDIS. It starts by noting that the ECDIS is a special purpose computer loaded with software to aid navigation. It cannot and does not replace good navigational skills, situational awareness, good seamanship or good judgment.
The programme establishes... Learn More
Understanding English on Board Ship Series of 2 items
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 problem areas in understanding English on board are basic vocabulary and grammar, and pronunciation.
This package consists of two videos:
Part 1 - Normal Operations
Part 2 - Emergencies
Wind, Waves and Storms Series of 2 items
A very significant proportion of losses and accidents at sea is attributed to adverse weather. The package is aimed at all watch keeping officers and is designed, firstly, to remind them how weather systems are generated, and secondly, to offer sound practical advice on what to do to prepare for and cope with bad weather.
Part 1: Understanding Weather Systems
Part 2: Coping With Hazardous Weather
Working With Tugs
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 for everyone involved.
The need... Learn More