Scope: This consolidated course covers the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 (MARPOL 73/78) based on the technical content provided in Annexes I to VI. This course requires a total of forty (40) instructional hours to complete, consisting of theory (70%) and demonstration/practical work (30%) activities.
Objective: The trainees who successfully complete the course will make a safer and more effective contribution in “controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board” function and in complying with the provisions of the MARPOL 73/78 Convention. In particular, the trainees shall be able to: Discuss the objectives of MARPOL 73/78 Convention; Understand the possible impact of pollution to the environment; Explain how ships contribute in polluting the environment; Explain responsibilities and obligations under international regulations aimed at preventing various forms of pollution by ships; and Introduce effective pollution management scheme. Demonstrate competence in preventing/controlling pollution appropriate to position held onboard.