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NAUT 1876 - Cargo 1

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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Course Details

This course covers Canadian and International regulations pertaining to the safe carriage of cargoes as transportation on vessels. The basic knowledge on the safe handling, stowage, and securing of cargoes along with the associated equipments are also covered in this course. The Regulations that are covered are: Cargo, Fumigation, and Tackle Regulations; International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code; Safe Working Practices Regulations; Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act; and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the features of vessels for transporting different types of cargoes.
  • Describe the general inspection and preparation of holds for receiving cargoes.
  • Explain the reason for segregation and separation of cargoes.
  • Describe the equipment used to load and discharge cargo.
  • Interpret and apply the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations.
  • Interpret and apply the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
  • Interpret and observe Safe Working Practices Regulations.
  • Interpret and apply the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing.
  • Interpret and apply the Cargo, Fumigation, and Tackle Regulations.
  • Interpret and apply SOLAS, Chapters VI, VII, and XII (applicable sections).

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

NAUT 1876 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Master 500GT Domestic
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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