The importance of the loading period, arrival in the berth, preloading surveys,acceptability of the offered cargo, duties of the ship's officers, the
loading/deballasting programme, monitoring of the loading and deballasting,
supervision of the work of the crew, liaison with loading staff, damage to ship orcargo, maintenance of full records, chief mate's role as troubleshooter, master's
role, shifting ship by warping, safe procedures for working cargo.
Methods of weighing bulk cargoes ashore, draft survey procedures, reasons for
Hold inspection certificates, mate's receipts, bills oflading and authorisations to
sign them, phytosanitary certificates, certificates of compliance, UN approval,
origin, declarations by shipper, certificates of transportable moisture limit,moisture content, master's response sheet, certificates of IMO classification,lashing, readiness to load, fitness to proceed to sea, loading, fumigation, weight and
quality, stowage plans, cargo manifests, dangerous cargo manifests, material safety
data, hatch sealing certificates, statements of fact, letters of protest, empty hold
certificates, trimming certificates and stevedores' time sheets, clean ballastdischarge permits and paint compliance certificates.
Departure from the loading port, choice of route, cargo ventilation, soundings,
acidity of bilges, cargo temperatures, sampling of air in holds, checking and
tightening of cargo lashings daily, inspections in fair and rough weather, conduct of the voyage in rough weather, reporting, arriving at the discharging port.
Shipboard organisation during discharge, routine procedures, on first arrival,
liaison with the discharging staff, the discharging/ballasting programme,ballasting, discharge by continuous unloading, grab, Cavaletto, vacuvator or
ship's gear, care for cargo, the search for and repair of stevedores' damage, crew
General remarks, departure from the discharging port, choice of route, routinetasks, conduct of the voyage in rough weather, reporting, before arrival at the
loading port, partial deballasting before berthing.
Operational characteristics of self unloaders, mini-bulkers, forest product ships,
log carriers, retractable tweendeck vessels, vessels with Munck cranes and
Grain, coal, iron ore, steel, forest products.
Bulk cargo separations, taking the ground in the berth, general and breakbulk cargoes, trading to cold regions.
Responsibility for safety, permit to work system, entering enclosed spaces, use of
pesticides, access between ship and shore, hazards from working cargo.
Atmospheric test equipment, hydrometers, sea water sampling equipment,whirling psychrometers, mucking winches, mobile cranes, cherrypickers,
scaffolding, paint sprayers, portable sump pumps, high pressure washing
machines, hold inspection systems, big area descalers, sand blasting machines,needle guns, pneumatic grease guns.
Planned maintenance systems, the planning of maintenance, management of
spare parts, greasing and oiling, painting, maintenance of derricks, cranes and
grabs, ship's fixtures and fittings.