Award from Lloyds Maritime Academy 2019

This award refers to the very successful online learning course ‘Maritime Leadership and Management. The applicants for this award have varied from Port Managers and staff to Masters of Cruise Liners and Antarctic Survey Vessels. This is also a great introduction to the shipping world for support services in admin and accounts to gain knowledge … Read more

Enclosed Space Drill

Enclosed space drill is required every 2 months. Preparation for an emergencyOn all SOLAS ships, an emergency drill for rescue from an enclosed space should be carried out every two months. Regular drills are recommended on other ships where the crew may be required to enter an enclosed space. Drills should as a minimum include: … Read more

LSA & Equipment Standards

MSN 1734 (M+F) Amendment 10

Applies new standards for life saving equipment, fixed fire fighting equipment and Bridge navigation equipment.

These will be of interest to ship managers and Masters as well as port state control officers. Provisions must be in place by 30 April 2018. Masters would do well not to buy any equipment not matching this standard from this date onwards.

MARPOL Annex VI & EU Sulphur

Availability – the requirement for a Marine Fuel Sulphur Record Book to be used in EU special area from 1st January 2015. This is a requirement of The European Community’s ‘Sulphur Content of Fuel Directive 1999/32/EC & 2005/33/EC. MSN 1819 Motor Fuel Regulations 2014 (Needed for examination) This also shows the content of the Sulphur Record Book and the SECA sea … Read more

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‘Wanted to say a big thank you as I passed my oral last Wednesday. The prep session we had, although only once, certainly set me on a different route of study which helped immensely. Between you and me, the 2 hours we had was much more useful than the 5 days of prep at …. ‘ from S.O. 4th Jan 2015


‘Tony has excellent teaching skills and vast maritime knowledge. His Nav & Radar course was the best oral prep I could get.’ from A.H. 23rd Jan 2015.


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