Cargo Securing Training

MariTerm 1 hour and 22 minutes

Almost all seafarers have been subjected to hard weather, and they are well aware of the impact and forces that can occur at sea. When the ship starts to pitch and roll in heavy seas, it is obvious that the consequences of such can be severe if the cargo is not correctly stowed and secured. In harsh weather conditions, if necessary, the speed should be reduced, and the course altered. Such precautions may decrease the level of stress, both to cargo and the ship’s structure, by avoiding large movements and heavy exposure to green sea on deck.

This course is intended to provide the user with a general understanding of the need for and the basic principles of proper cargo securing onboard vessels. The course consists of seven chapters followed by control questions.

The course focuses on increasing the knowledge of the forces acting on cargo at sea and the potential consequences of cargo shifting. It also focuses on the strength and proper usage of cargo securing equipment, as well as methods for assessing the suitability of cargo securing arrangements. This course has been updated as of October 2022 to reflect new working practices and expand the information.

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MariTerm AB is a knowledge based consultancy company which specialises in the field of safe and qualitative transports. The company was founded in 1978 and is owned by its senior consultants. MariTerm aims to be able to assist this progress both on behalf of the industry but also as part of research teams investigating future investments in infrastructure as well as new regulations. Our main mean of providing a qualitative service to our customers is a high degree of competence and specialisation within our fields of expertise. To achieve this we have built a team of civil engineers. Proper training requires skilled teachers which are in close contact with the development within their fields. Based on the knowledge built up through participation in research and development projects and missions and practical tests performed for industries and transport companies, MariTerm has built up a comprehensive training operation within the transport area.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 22 minutes
  5. Intended for: The course is open to all seafarers and to those working ashore in the shipping industry.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of the Cargo Securing Manual requirements.