Hatch covers – Operation online course. The aim of this course is to provide adequate knowledge to those who may be designated to perform duties and responsibilities related to hatch covers operations.
Hatch covers are an essential component of cargo handling on board ships and play a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure transport of goods. Proper operation of hatch covers is essential to prevent cargo damage and ensure the safety of seafarers. International regulations and guidelines, such as the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the IMO Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code), and the IACS Requirements: rec14, rec15 & URS21.
- Get familiar with Hatch Cover types and function.
- Outline common misconceptions that lead to bad practices in operation of hatch covers.
- Highlight common problems that result from bad operation of hatch covers
- Outline good operation practices to avoid malfunctions and leakages.
Legislation & References:
- SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 9
- IMO Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code), Part B
- IMO resolution MSC.169(79)
- IACS Requirements: rec14, rec15 & URS21
- International Convention on Load Lines (Ch. II, Regs.14,15 & 16)
Who should attend:
- Ship’s deck officers
- Marine Superintendents
- Superintendent Engineers