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NAUT 1857 - Ship Management 3

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This course will provide students with an understanding of applicable contents of various regulations covering the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. The regulations that are covered are the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations, Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations, Load Line Regulations, Marine Personnel Regulations, Marine Transportation Security Act and Regulations, Merchant Seamen Compensation Act, Pilotage Act, Potable Water Regulations, Quarantine Regulations, Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and for Dangerous Chemicals, Shipping Casualty Reporting Regulations, Shipping Inquiries Investigation Rules, Vessel Certificates Regulations, Ship Operation, Marine Insurance, Charter Party, Bill of Lading, Customs and Immigration procedures, Canadian Labour Code, Agents, Salvage, Safety of Life at Sea, International Labour Organization and Safety Management System, and especially the International Safety Management Code.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the contents of the Canada Shipping Act (CSA 2001).
  • Interpret the Pilotage Act.
  • Describe the roles of Custom House and Immigration.
  • Describe the contents of the Quarantine Regulations with respect to ships.
  • Describe tonnage rules: international, national, and canal tonnages.
  • Define charter parties and bills of lading, and describe the contents.
  • Explain the procedures for noting and extending protest.
  • Describe a marine insurance contract and responsibilities of the master/owner/others.
  • Describe other legislation affecting vessel operations.
  • Outline knowledge with respect to management of the vessel.
  • Describe salvage and its implications.
  • Respond to marine occurrences.
  • Describe vessel reporting systems and services.
  • Describe roles of agents.
  • Describe Port of Refuge.
  • Describe statutory and contractual requirements regarding seaworthiness and certificates.
  • Describe Marine Personnel Regulations (Part 2) and STCW ’95.
  • Describe maritime security as per Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the Marine Transportation Security Act.
  • Describe the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.
  • Describe the responsibilities for vessels as described in Marine Pollution (MARPOL) Regulations and Pollution Prevention Regulations in the Canada Shipping Act.
  • State the contents of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention and Marine Personnel Regulations (Part 3).

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

NAUT 1857 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Chief Mate
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Master 3000GT Domestic
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Nautical Sciences
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma


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