As a highly-regulated industry, there are strict rules in place to prevent pollution and minimise the damage that we do to our oceans. This course takes you through those regulations (MARPOL) and investigates the ways that our industry can minimise its contribution to climate change.
The course has been designed to meet the level of knowledge required of an OOW (Unlimited) candidate sitting their UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency oral exam, with the addition of important content around climate change.
By the end of the course you will understand;
● The international regulatory structures in place to prevent pollution, the spread of invasive species, climate change and damage to Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA) and their importance.
● The requirements placed upon vessels under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), the Ballast Water Management Convention and the Anti-fouling Convention.
● The strategies employed by vessels in order to prevent the spread of invasive species in ballast water and via biofouling.
● The strategies and targets employed by the IMO to tackle climate change, as well as the current and innovative approaches being taken to do so.