The course is intended for seafarers working on board ships carrying solid bulk cargoes, as well as all personnel involved in the transport chain of solid bulk cargoes, such as relevant government officials of the competent authorities, port authorities, port terminals, shippers, related technicians (e.g. laboratories) and possibly shipping company's representatives, and all personnel involved in the existing processes of the assessment of acceptability of consignments for solid bulk cargoes according to the IMSBC Code.
This model course is designed in accordance with the requirements for seafarers in section A- II/1, A-II/2 and B-V/b of the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code).
The objectives of this course include ensuring that trainees understand the potential dangers that may occur in the process of loading, carriage and unloading of solid bulk cargoes, enhancing their awareness in safety and environmental protection, improving their awareness and ability in using the IMSBC Code, helping them learn standardized operations, so as to reduce potential safety hazards, to ensure the safety of personnel, ships and cargoes and to prevent marine environmental pollution. A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to:
- identify risks associated with the carriage of solid bulk cargoes by sea;
- assess acceptability of consignments for safe shipment, especially Group A solid bulk cargoes;
- observe safe working practices in loading and carriage of solid bulk cargoes;
- observe ship and port security regulations related to the loading, carriage and unloading of solid bulk cargoes; and
- supervise the operation process of a certain cargo following regulations in the IMSBC Code.