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NAUT 1862 - Ship Management 4

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

Candidates will attain an in-depth knowledge of the Acts and Regulations pertinent to Senior Ship Management. Study will include the Canadian Acts and Regulations, International Conventions, Marine Insurance and Liabilities, Bills of Lading, Safety Board procedures, IMO, Labour Relations, National Ports and Harbour Authorities, Criminal Code, and the Tribunal Appeals process.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Give an overview of the carriage of goods by water laws.
  • Outline the inter-relationship of the Marine Insurance Act with charter parties and bills of lading.
  • Describe types of insurance policies, terms, P & I Club coverage, and responsibilities of the carrier.
  • Define seaworthiness, due diligence, deviation, port of refuge, and common law warranties.
  • Explain general and particular average, York Antwerp Rules and the Master's responsibilities.
  • Describe the Marine Liability Act, Athens Convention, Hague Visby-Hamburg Rules and Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974.
  • Outline charter parties, bills of lading, contract procedures, Cesser Clause, breaches of contract, and the terms involved with contracts, i.e. demurrage, on hire, and off hire.
  • Explain the functions and jurisdictions of international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Labour Organization (ILO), and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).
  • Outline SOLAS and the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) and their functions.
  • Describe the general organization of Ship Management regarding sale of ship, liens, disputes, claims, and obtaining legal advice.
  • Explain labour relations, bargaining process, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Bill of Rights.
  • Describe the appointment, authority, duties, and scope of services of ship agents.
  • Interpret the Coasting Trade Act.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the Canada Marine Act as it applies to Ports and Harbour Authorities.
  • Explain the functions of and assistance from Consular Offices.
  • Describe the Transportation Appeal and Tribunal of Canada Act.
  • Outline the jurisdiction and function of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
  • Explain the master's responsibilities in regard to Oil Pollution Conventions: damage, liability, and actions.
  • Explain the role of classification societies.
  • Explain enrolment in the Delegated Statutory Inspection Program (DSIP).
  • Explain the effects of the Hamburg Rule in maritime legislation.
  • Define salvage agreements and Lloyd’s standard form and special compensation clause.
  • Explain the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC 1996).
  • Describe United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea.
  • Outline the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 (CLC 1996).
  • Explain Ballast Water Convention, 2004.
  • Define stowaways as per IMO guidelines.
  • Explain the London Dumping Convention.
  • Explain the International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969.
  • Explain the Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Pollution by Substances other than Oil, 1973.

Effective as of Winter 2016


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