Ship Management 4
The examination consists of a written test comprising descriptive and calculation exercises. It is three hours in duration. This exam is for Near Coastal and Master Mariners, as such it requires a more in depth understanding of the pertinent laws and how they affect ship’s business. The scope of the exam is less broad than SM3 but it is assumed that you still have an understanding of the information that had been covered. There is an emphasis on insurance and liability as well as international pollution laws. The pertinent laws are listed below. Most of the Canadian laws and regulations covered in this exam are provided as open book resources.
To see a full list and descriptions of the topics covered by the exam please refer to the exam’s Syllabus (Page 73, Section 5.11).
The following open-book resources will be allowed in the examination room:
- Bill of Lading Act;
- Canada Shipping Act;
- Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act;
- Coasting Trade Act;
- Marine Insurance Act;
- Marine Liability Act;
- Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act;
- Transportation Safety Board Regulations.
It is required to have an awareness of the following resources, but they won’t available to you during the examination.
- International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (1992 Liability Convention)
- International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage (1992 Fund Convention)
- Convention of the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Dumping Convention) (LDC)
- International Convention relating to Intervention on the High Seas in cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969
- Protocol relating to Intervention on the High Seas in cases of Pollution by Substances other than Oil, 1973.
- Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
- Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom
- Canadian Bill of rights
Master’s Handbook on Ship’s Business, 3rd edition
As was the case with SM3, this text is important reading for this exam. It has chapters on insurance, lading and chartering as well as general ship’s business knowledge. It is clearly written and easy to follow, a nice departure from studying legislation directly.