Marine Safety

Course Description

A study of the rules and regulations that govern marine inspection, lifesaving, fire fighting, and environmental pollution. This course prepares future licensed officers for shipboard responsibilities including: maintenance and use of lifesaving equipment, maintenance and use of fire fighting equipment, confined space entry, emergency situations, and pollution prevention and abatement. Case studies of marine casualties are used to apply the concepts and theories of marine safety. The course provides the student with a mix of critical analysis, application, and communication.

This course consists of two 1-1/2-hour lectures a week for a semester with a comprehensive final examination.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements: