Available courses

This course is designed specifically for the Marine Terminal Industry to provide the necessary information for Dangerous Goods and Hazmat employees to meet the General Awareness and function specific training and certification requirements found in Chapter 1.3 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods or IMDG Code.

(For Terminals Outside the U.S.)  Dangerous Goods Recognition for Marine Terminal personnel that may encounter Dangerous Goods in their workplace.

(For Terminals in the U.S.) Hazmat Recognition for Marine Terminal personnel that may encounter Hazardous Materials in their workplace.

This is an on-line version of National Cargo Bureau’s U.S. Coast Guard-approved Stability for Fishermen course (NATCAR-472).

It is intended primarily for Skippers of commercial fishing vessels, although it may also be of benefit to others in the fishing industry concerned with safe fishing vessel operation.

The course comprises eight modules, each with a series of multiple-choice questions.  Upon completion of the course with a satisfactory grade (80% or better), a certificate will be issued.

Satisfactory completion of the course will provide documentation of compliance with the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC) and USCG recommendations that persons in charge of commercial fishing vessels receive stability training.

Fee:  $100 USD

The IMSBC Code entered into force on 1 January 2011, replacing the former Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code). The requirements of this Code are mandatory under the provision of the SOLAS  Convention.

The prime hazards associated with the shipment of solid bulk cargoes by vessel are those relating to structural damage due to improper cargo distribution, loss or reduction of stability during a voyage and chemical reactions of cargoes. The primary aim of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) is to facilitate the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes by providing information on the dangers associated with certain cargoes and instructions on the procedures to be adopted when loading such cargoes.

Appendix 1 of the Code (the individual schedules) lists, alphabetically, most of the solid bulk cargoes presently being transported in commerce by vessel.

This training course has been prepared as an overview of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo (IMSBC) Code and to assist the training of persons in the requirements and use of the Code. It should be of interest to ship’s officers, vessel operators, bulk terminal operators, stevedores, ship agents, surveyors and others in the maritime/bulk cargo field.

The course is based on 2016 Edition of the IMSBC Code, incorporating Amendment 03-15 and a copy of the IMSBC Code is required to follow and complete this guide. We can supply a copy of the IMSBC Code, if required, for $75.00 + Shipping.

The course is composed of an Introduction and 5 Modules, each with multiple choice questions. On completion of the course, with a satisfactory pass grade (70% or better) a completion certificate will be issued.

Course Duration:   Approximately 6 hours

Fee:                        $75 US