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Introduction to Emergency Operations and Safety at Sea

This free online course on emergency operations and safety at sea, as well as maneuvering methods in various conditions.

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This free online course on the Introduction to emergency operations and safety at sea teaches you about the safety procedures and actions to take in cases of emergency at sea. You will learn about the anchoring process, different search patterns, the effects of tug, as well as emergency steering. Also, you will learn about the concept of man overboard, how to locate the casualty and the recommended man overboard manoeuver to apply in such cases.
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    3-4 Hours
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Introduction to emergency operations and safety at sea is a free online course that begins by introducing you to ship manoeuvre methods that can be implemented in cases of emergency at sea. You will also learn about the appropriate search patterns to be applied in case of emergency. The aim of this course is to help improve safety at sea, and aid swift actions to be taken in cases of emergency on the sea. The course will explain the theoretical knowledge behind the safe operation of vessels in different weather conditions. This course is designed to help develop your skills, as well as provide the necessary principles and practices to be carried out in cases of emergency. This course comprises two modules alongside various topics which have been broken down with accompanying media illustrations to give you a comprehensive understanding of the anchoring manoeuvres in different conditions. You will learn about various manoeuvres in calm waters, in deep waters, in wind, in a current, as well as in a current with the wind abeam. This course will teach you about the recommended cable lengths needed for anchoring and its dependent upon the nature of the sea bed and the strength of wind and current.

This course then explains the IAMSAR manual which provides guidelines for common aviation and maritime approaches to organize and provide search and rescue (SAR). You will also learn about some of the contents in several sections and appendices of the manual. The course highlights the purpose of the IAMSAR manual which includes assisting states in meeting their own SAR needs. You will also learn about fulfilling obligations accepted under the International Conventions. This course will explain how to provide guidelines for common aviation and maritime approaches. Organizing and providing SAR services, as well as dealing with specific SAR system duties will also be covered in this course. This course describes in detail how to expand square search (SS), sector search (VS), track line search (TS), and parallel track search (PS). You will also learn about searching a large area when survivor location is uncertain as the search patterns recommended by the IAMSAR manual. Also, it proceeds to explain the various circumstances in which these search patterns are best applied. In this course, you will be introduced to berthing and unberthing manoeuvres under different conditions. Berthing with the help of different numbers of tugs and how they can be approached will also be covered.

Furthermore, this course explores man overboard and explains several recommended man overboard manoeuvres. The course also describes when to use the most appropriate in the prevailing circumstances. It outlines immediate action, delayed action and person missing as circumstances that involve man overboard manoeuvres. This course explains emergency steering as a system that is used during the failure of the main steering system. It also describes emergency steering operation, as well as the periodical checks required. Also, you will learn about auxiliary steering procedures, their arrangements, and some of the emergency operations. Emergency regulations, drills and testing carried out at sea will also be covered in this course. It describes steering with a jury judder as well as jury steering arrangements. This course proceeds to illustrate the effects of the pivot point and propeller transverse thrust which are necessary for vessel handling. It explains the movements of the pivot point along with how a propeller functions. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in understanding how to carry out emergency operations and safety at sea. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.

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