Blackout: Handling an Emergency on Ships

50 minutes
Avg. rating 4.2

Blackout: Handling an Emergency on Ships

50 minutes
Avg. rating 4.2

Welcome to this comprehensive educational course, made to explore the basics of shipboard electrical systems, and more importantly define and differentiate between various operational conditions and emergencies onboard due to a lack of electrical supply on the ship's main switchboard. By understanding the root causes of blackouts, the course aims to empower maritime professionals with the knowledge and strategies to efficiently handle and recover from as well as prevent these critical events.

This course is an essential training for maritime professionals and ship personnel, particularly ship technical staff.

The course is divided into three comprehensive lessons covering the basics of shipboard electrical power, understanding different operational states from the normal to blackout emergency, and in-depth strategies for managing, recovering from, and preventing blackouts. This course is an invaluable guide for anyone responsible for managing or working within the marine electrical environment, aiming to enhance safety and efficiency onboard.

It is important to stress that you always orient yourself towards your engine room's specifications and follow your shipping company-approved procedures.

The course concludes with an assessment to ensure a thorough understanding and readiness to apply this knowledge in real-world situations.

Topics in this Course

Emergency Procedures Engineering Engine Machinery and Systems Human Resource

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  1. Price:
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  2. Language: English
  3. Length: 50 minutes
  4. Intended for: Ship personnel, marine engineers and electrical engineers, cadets, deck officers, technical superintendent, shore personnel, and all maritime professionals.
  5. Reference: Based on parts of SOLAS Convention, ISM Code, specialised ship electrical system manuals, marine electrical literature, and IMO publications.
  6. Last Updated: November 09, 2023

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