The examination consists of a section of descriptive, calculation and simple drawing exercises and a section of multiple-choice questions.
|Competence||Monitor the loading, stowage, securing, care during the voyage and the unloading of cargoes.|
|Knowledge of the effect of cargo including heavy lifts on the seaworthiness and stability of the ship||Securing Cargoes|
Basic knowledge of the content, application and ability to use the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing.
|Knowledge of safe handling, stowage and securing of cargoes including dangerous, hazardous and harmful cargoes and their effect on the safety of life and of the ship||Cargo Care|
Inspection and preparation of holds; Segregation and separation of cargoes; Ventilation and control.Dangerous, Hazardous and Harmful Cargoes
Basic knowledge of the content, application and ability to use the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code; Basic knowledge of the content, application and ability to use the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations; Knowledge of the content, application and ability to use the IMO Emergency procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS), the IMO Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) and the International Medical Guide for Ships (IMGS); Knowledge of the content, application and ability to use Part 1, Section 5 – Dangerous goods (packaged) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations.Cargo Handling Equipment and Safety
Practical knowledge of the rigging of ships, comprising the names, purpose and construction of standing and running rigging; Reeving of blocks and purchases; Rigging of booms; Purposes and construction of the various parts of a boom; Stresses on the various parts of a boom system during operation; Top, lower derricks safely, securing derricks for sea; Use of slings, snotters, canvas slings, trays, pallets, nets, chain slings, cant hooks, bale hooks and vehicle slings; Precautions to be taken when fork-lift trucks or similar devices are used in the tween-decks or holds; Visual inspections required before the start of cargo operations each day and the frequent inspections of gear while in use for cargo operations; Safe Working Load; Basic knowledge of the content, application and ability to use the Safe Working Practices Regulations; The need for accident prevention and precautions to be taken in ship operation; Hatch covers;Knowledge of Part III – Tackle of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations and associated documentations.
Oil tanker Piping and Pumping Arrangements
Procedures and precautions for entry into enclosed spaces
Cargo calculations and Cargo plans
The following open-book resources will be allowed in the examination room:
- Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations HTML or PDF
- International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code in English or French
- Safe Working Practices Regulations HTML or PDF
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act HTML or PDF
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations HTML or PDF
CSS Code: Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing
International Maritime Organization
Available in English in hard cover and a French-language Ebook. The 2011 edition of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) incorporates all amendments up to and including 2010. Guidance on providing safe working conditions for securing of containers on deck.
Cargo Work for Marine Operations
7th ed. Previously published as Kemp & Young’s Cargo Work, this new edition has been fully revised and expanded to comprehensively reflect unit load containerized systems that are now used in the majority of cargo shipping, while retaining the necessary detail on transporting key classes of cargoes safely, efficiently and profitably. This is an essential reference for merchant seamen internationally. The book covers general principles and the latest international regulations that affect all cargo work, including cargo types and key characteristics of a wide range of cargo classes. It also details Roll On-Roll Off cargo handling, containerisation, equipment and offshore supply.
2nd ed. Provides key points and summaries on all relevant Legislation and Codes and an Operational Overview for all of the main cargo types, from Bulk Carriers, RoRos, Reefers and Containers through to Tankers and Liquefied Gas Carriers. Designed to provide straightforward help to cadets and ships officers in summarizing the key sections of the Cargo Syllabus for Deck Officers in a clear and concise manner.
Cargo Work: The Care, Handling and Carriage of Cargoes
Capt. L.G. Taylor
12th ed., reprinted. Covers all aspects of cargo handling, stowage, shipping law in respect to cargo, the code of safe working practices, liquid natural gas, and liaison with port authorities.
Introduction to Marine Cargo Management
2nd ed. A clear and comprehensive introduction to the principal elements involved in the management of marine cargo and the carriage of goods by sea. Not only does it analyse key theories and debates in the maritime freight sector, it is equally instructive on practice and logistics.
Marine Cargo Operations
Robert J. Meurm & Charles L. Sauerbier
3rd ed.Emphasizes containerization and responsibilities of officers for safe stowage. Contents include: the Harter Act, Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, Responsibilities, Plans, Lumber, Refrigerated Cargo, Ventilation, Hygroscopic Moisture, Dew Point Control, Psychrometry, Stresses and more.