This course is aimed at making the master aware of their responsibilities in law. The course describes how criminal and civil jurisdictions work in the multinational environment of seafaring, the major international conventions that affect vessels and the documents and certificates required to support these.
Important safety issues are discussed, particularly Health and Safety Laws and the master and owner’s civil liabilities. Other aspects of law, such as that relating to employment, salvage and insurance, are covered.
Entrants should have successfully completed a training program covering the minimum standards required for certification as an officer in charge of a navigation watch.
This is a 5-day theory-based training course that can be taken either online or in person.