Diploma in International Convention and Maritime Law

This free online course on the implementation of IMO conventions, ILO convention, and the importance of maritime law.

Publisher: ADU
This free online course teaches you about the conventions and codes of IMO, the structure of ILO, as well as the complexities of admiralty law. It distinguishes between maritime law and admiralty law. This course explains the role of the IMO, the flag state, and the flag state requirements. It highlights the different maritime zones and explains UNCLOS on marine pollution. You will also learn about the importance of COGSA and seaworthiness.
Diploma in International Convention and Maritime Law
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    10-15 Hours
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Diploma in International Convention and Maritime Law is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the international maritime organization. This course teaches you about the main focus of IMO. You will also learn about the role of IMO in increasing maritime safety for ships, people working on ships and the environment. This course comprises four modules alongside various topics which have been broken down with accompanying media illustrations to give you a comprehensive understanding of the IMO. You will learn about the structure and the complexities of the admiralty law. The course will also help you distinguish between maritime law and admiralty law. This course will introduce you to the ILO conventions, how ILO works, and its structure. You will learn about how the ILO works with the IMO to solve problems. You will learn about the UNCLOS zones, some of the seas act as well as some of the technical problems faced by the IMO. This course then explains the features of the Jones Act and its focus on providing medical care. You will also learn about income benefits for seamen who are injured in the line of duty and their dependents.

This course then explains in detail the maritime labour convention which sets the minimum standard to ensure the satisfactory condition of employment for seafarers. It discusses the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The course will also teach you about the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans. It outlines the various areas of the world's seas as divided by the UNCLOS into zones of jurisdiction. This course explores the IMO conventions such as the International conventions for the safety of life at sea 1974 (SOLAS). The course will also explain the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships (MARPOL 73/78). You will also learn about the Helsinki convention. This course explains the code used at sea such as the international safety management code (ISM code). The course also explains the International Ship and Port Facility Security Codes (ISPS Code). The course then teaches you about territorial waters, internal waters as well as how the baseline is measured. It describes the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the various duties of states bordering straits. You will also gain an understanding of the rights, jurisdiction and duties of the coastal state within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Furthermore, this course explores the international Convention for the Control and Management of ships ballast water and sediments. It also explores the methods used to treat ballast water. It outlines the ship owner’s responsibility under the ISPS, Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR), and the Ship Security Alert System (SSAS). This course explains in detail the tripartite nature of the MLC and its effects, as well as what the IMO conventions cover. This course will teach you about forced labour, freedom of association and protection of the right to organize, and collective bargaining. This course then explains the inspections carried out by the port state, and how the feedback of deficiencies observed with the flag state is shared. You will learn about the involvement of the UNCLOS in marine pollution. The course also describes the carriage of goods by sea Act (COGSA) as a section of the United States code and how it governs the responsibilities and protections of shippers and carriers of cargo. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in international conventions and the importance of maritime law So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.

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