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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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.Start Course Now
Handling Sea Emergency
Handling Sea Emergency - Learning Outcomes
Anchoring and Search on Sea
Manoeuvers and Emergency Steering
Auxiliary Steering Arrangement
Handling Sea Emergency - Lesson Summary
Vessel Berthing and Tug Interactions
Vessel berthing and tugs interaction - Learning Outcomes
Docking and Undocking in Calms and Windy Conditions
Docking and Undocking in Current and With Tugs
Ship and Tug Interaction
Vessel berthing and tugs interactions - Lesson Summary
Upon the successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the importance of emergency steering and its operation
- Analyze the IAMSAR manual, search patterns and man overboard manoeuvre
- Describe the regulations that control the design of the emergency steering
- Explain the effects of a vessel’s pivot point in ship handling and the transverse thrust effect
- Describe docking and undocking manoeuvres in various conditions
- Outline the effect of tugs and precautions when using tugs in ship handling
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