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Training Courses

Kalmar Maritime Academy offers a comprehensive range of courses for professional officers.

AED-CPR [Automated External Defibrillator - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation]

This course covers CPR, anatomy and physiology, and defibrillation.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Course Duration: 1 day
Target Group: Nautical officers
Admission Requirements: None

AED-CPR Course for Instructors

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Course duration: 1.5 days
Target group: Medical personnel and other staff
Admission Requirements: None
Course time: Upon request

Basic Safety refresh

Basic Safety refresh

Aim
To refresh the theoretical and practical knowledge for course participants who are part of ship safety organization, of the basic-level course Basic Safety TSFS 2013:47, appendix 12, and cover the requirements for refreshing the knowledge given in TSFS 2013:47, appendix 13. The aim of both provisions and training is to give participants the confidence and knowledge to be able to respond to the various types of emergency situations/accidents that may occur onboard. The course participants shall be reminded of how active prevention can impede accidents from happening, as well as be re-familiarized with and be able to handle onboard safety equipment on a vessel, and receive information on contingency planning. The participants shall also be reminded of how human relations and fatigue can affect safety onboard. The participants shall also receive a refresher of knowledge in how to respond to and carry out First Aid in the event of injury.

Reference

STCW A-VI/1-1 - STCW A-VI/1-4 TSFS 2013:47, Appendix 13

Goal

Upon completion of this Continuation course/Refresh training, the participant will have received a review on the importance of:

  • knowledge and practice of responding to various types of emergency situations that can arise
  • knowledge and practice of handling various types of safety/protection/life-saving equipment, both for a vessel and personal equipment
  • knowing a vessel's contingency plans and the value of recurring training and education, as well as insight into the various regulations that govern safety onboard
  • knowledge of the principles of survival
  • knowledge and practice of actions taken when abandoning ship and when in water, how to respond aboard a rescue craft
  • knowledge and practice of emergency signals
  • knowledge of how to assess an accident and injured in need of help
  • knowledge and use of First Aid equipment during an accident, including the control and prevention of blood loss, treating shock, treating burns and scalds, as well as resuscitation by various methods
  • knowledge of shipping's effect on the marine environment and basic-level environmental protection
  • knowledge and appreciation for the importance of a systematic health and safety work, and the use of available protective equipment onboard so as to prevent injuries and accidents
  • knowledge as to how human relationships onboard can affect safety and the work environment onboard - knowledge as to how stress and lack of sleep can affect safety onboard.
  • knowledge of Fire Safety theory and extinguishing training
  • knowledge of causes of fires onboard - knowledge of extinguishing systems
  • carrying out fire drills - knowledge of fire prevention work onboard
  • use and care of respirators - knowledge and use of extinguishing agents
  • carrying out fire fighting operations in engine rooms, cabins and interior, as well as cargo holds
  • carrying out tactical and technical management of fires onboard


Target group
Professionals working onboard in the shipping industry.

Entry requirements
1. Endorsement of requirement VI/1 under Certificate of Competence; or, alternatively, proof of previous training and
2. 3 months at sea in the past five year period, which is supported with proof of certificate or by offering proof of time served aboard at sea.


Course Content

Theory and survival techniques

  • Principles of survival
  • Actions taken in the event of abandoning ship
  • Actions taken in the event of landing in water
  • Actions taken onboard a rescue craft
  • Risks for survivors


First Aid theory

  • Accident assessment
  • Breathing help
  • First Aid equipment
  • Treatment of bleeding, burns, circulatory failure, hypothermia, seasickness


Personal safety and responsibility theory

  •  Routines within emergency situations
  •  Emergency signals, contingency plans, alarm systems
  •  Value of education and training onboard
  •  Marine environment
  •  Work protection and regulations that govern safety work onboard
  • Communication onboard
  • Personal relationships onboard vessels
  • Fatigue


Fire Safety theory

  • Fire safety theory and extinguishing techniques and spread of fire
  • Causes of fires onboard and prevention work
  • Fixed and mobile extinguishing systems, smoke ventilation and salvage


Practice of survival techniques/Practice of personal safety and responsibility

  • Life raft drills
  • Training in the use of life-saving and personal safety equipment
  • Emergency signal training


Practice of First Aid

  • CPR
  • Use of First Aid equipment, such as tourniquets


Practice of Fire Safety

  • Operation and maintenance of respiratory protection
  • Smoke diving
  • Extinguishing of fibrous fires, oil and hot oil fires, fuel, gas and chemical fires
  • Tactical and technical management of the fire fighting crew


Course length
26 lesson hours, 3 days

Course control
Each course coordinator at the training site will be responsible for supervising that all participants have been present during the entirety of the course, complied with all requirements and completed practical tests.

Approved participants will be registered and visible in the seaman's register at the Transport Agency. The corresponding certificate seeks the participant himself from the Transport Agency.

BRM - Bridge Resource Management / ERM - Engine Room Resource Management

Course Content

Computer-based training , workshops, lectures, case studies, and simulator exercises.

The course includes a series of workshops. Wrong and dangerous behaviors are studied and discussed in groups where current incidents and accidents are analyzed from a BRM / ERM perspective. Workshops are supplemented with computer-based training modules that study human interaction and management of situations that affect the course of the accident.

Simulator exercises provide participants with the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge into practice with exercises created to induce psychological stress in demanding situations.

  • Attitudes and Management Skills
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Communication and Briefings
  • Challenge and Response
  • Short Term Strategy
  • Authority and Assertiveness
  • Management Styles
  • Workload
  • State of the Ship
  • Human Involvement in Error
  • Judgement and Decision -Making
  • Leadership in Emergencies
  • Crisis and Crowd Management
  • Automation Awareness

Course objectives
The BRM / ERM course is designed to minimize the risk of incidents and accidents on board by promoting safe and responsible behavior. The course is aimed at, among other things, setting and developing a positive attitude by example, good personal communication, and high-qualityleadership in line with operational procedures. The BRM /ERM course is for both deck and engineering officers and pilots. The aim is to ensure that the correct resource management is support in the daily work onboard.

STCW Manila Amendments / STCW 2010
Approved by the Maritime Department of the Swedish Transport Agency. The Maritime Resource Management (MRM) course was in February 2012 certified by the Maritime Department of the Swedish Transport Agency as meeting the following sections of the STCW Manila Amendments:

  • Reg. A-II/1 for Bridge Resource Management
  • Reg. A-III/1 for Engine-room Resource Management
  • Reg. A-II/2 and A-III/2 for Use Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Reg. A-II/1, A-III/1 and A-III/6 for Application of Leadership and Teamworking Skills

Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code were adopted at a Diplomatic Conference in Manila, the Philippines, on 21-25 June 2010. The amendments, to be known as "The Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code" entered into force on 1 January 2012 with full compliance by 1 January 2017. The amendments aim at bringing the Convention and Code up to date with recent developments and to enable them to address issues that are anticipated to emerge in the foreseeable future.

Admissions Requirements
Maritime officers with experience as deck officers, marine engineers, or pilots. Land-based shipping personnel.

BTM - Bridge Team Management

This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge of good practices and procedures when in charge of a navigational watch.

  • BTM is a hands-on course mainly carried out in the bridge simulator.
  • This course is also comprised of theory lessons that educate participants on the practices of watch keeping duties, voyage planning, the bridge team, communication, etc.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Course Length: 4 days
Target group: Nautical staff in all types of vessels.
Admission Requirements: Ship officer at least class VII or higher

CCM - Crowd and Crisis Management

The course covers leadership, human behavior and response. In addition, participants will learn other aspects of the management of crisis and emergency situations on board, in accordance with the STCW requirements.

Reference: STCW Code Manila, Section A-V/2.1-2.3

Content and Summary

Ship Safety Organization

  • Introduction to the STCW Convention
  • Emergency situations at sea.
  • Psychology of emergency situations.
  • Ship safety organization
  • Planning and implementing realistic exercises
  • Making use of existing human and material resources

Optimum utilization of resource

  • Leadship and decision-making in conflicts and under stress.
  • Decision making and taking action in emergency situations.
  • Handling of passengers and personnel in emergency situations.

Stress and Crisis Theory

  • Reactions and post-reactions under stress and crisis situations.
  • Crisis handling.
  • Preventing and responding to stress.
  • Psychological post-treatment
  • Exercises, debriefing

Communication during and following emergency situations

  • Informing passengers.
  • Handling of media.
  • Exercises, debriefing

Teaching methods

This course is taught through lectures, group work, roll play, and training in realistic environments. Attendance is compulsory in all areas.

Assessment:

  • The course will be graded Pass or Fail.
  • Assessment is done through written examination and by continuous assessment during practical exercises.
  • To pass, students must meet all course objectives.


The course literature is included in the course fee, as well as lunch, morning and coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days before the course starts. Subsequent cancellations will be charged the full course fee. Diplomas issued by Kalmar Maritime Academy must be submitted within 1 year to the Swedish Transportation Authority to receive Certificate of Competence.

Course length: 4 days
Target group: This course is geared primarily towards persons holding management positions onboard passenger ships, but also to other crew members in management positions who wish to learn more about handling crisis situations onboard.

Chemical tankers, Engineers

The course is offered in accordance with FMA guidelines (manual) (SJÖFS 2007:11) and fulfills the requirements of STCW95 AV / 1. If other requirements are met, the course provides special certifications for chemical handling aboard tankers.

Course literature is included in the course fee, as well as morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be done in writing at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations will be charged the full course fee.

Course Duration: 5 Days
Target Group: Engineers with responsibilities related to cargo handling on board chemical tankers
Admission Requirements: Oil tanker operator safety course, engineers

Chemical tankers, ship officers

This course is given in accordance with FMA instructions (SJÖFS 2007:11) and fulfills the requirements of STCW95 A-V/1. If further requirements are met, the course provides special certification for chemical handling aboard tankers.

Course literature is included in the course fee, as well as morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be done in writing at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations will be charged the full course fee.

Course duration: 5 days
Target group: Ship officers with direct responsibility for cargo loading onboard chemical tankers
Course requirements: Oil tanker operator safety course, nautical officers

Dangerous Goods

The course provides a general understanding of international and national regulations that govern the transport of dangerous goods, with an emphasis on the IMDG Code. During this course, participants will work with authentic loading cases, as well as security issues related to personal protection in the cases of spillage and fire treatment.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.
Upon completion of course, participants will be issued certificates by Kalmar Maritime Academy. Course-completion certificates have up to one year to be validated as licenses by the Swedish Transport Agency.

Those currently holding certificates dated 1998 or before must sign up for the basic Dangerous Goods course.Those holding certificates dated later than 1998 may sign up for Dangerous Goods, refresher course.

Course Duration: 5 Days
Target Group: Ship officers, maritime engineers, and boatswains involved in cargo handling
Admission Requirements: None

Dangerous Goods, refresher course

The period of validity for a dangerous goods certification with a speciality in dry cargo handling can be renewed if the holder has been trained in fire protection and either:

1. has served at sea for at least one year during the last five years, and that service included dry cargo handling in accordance with the IMDG Code, or
2. has successfully completed a training course in accordance with the requirements of the Dangerous Goods.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.
Upon completion of course, participants will be issued certificates by Kalmar Maritime Academy. Course-completion certificates have up to one year to be validated as licenses by the Swedish Transport Agency.

Those currently holding certificates dated 1998 or earlier must sign up for the basic Dangerous Goods course. Those holding certificates dated later than 1998 may sign up for Dangerous Goods, refresher course.

Course duration: 2.5 days
Target group: Staff who shall serve at sea
Admission Requirements: none

DP - Dynamic Positioning, Basic Course

The course provides an introduction to Dynamic Positioning (DP) both in theory and in hands-on practice. The course is divided into two phases, with a theoretical phase that is directly followed by hands-on training and demonstrations in the DP simulator. Lessons that are reviewed include, among others, Introduction to DP, DP-features, Positioning systems, and Bridge Watchkeeping with DP.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Those who attend this course must bring with them a passport and passport photo. When you have registered and given your personal information in the Nautical Institution database's homepage, you will be sent your personal login details via the email address you have entered. You must have this information (login details and username) with you as we will use them to log in during the NI test.

The Nautical Institute has implemented new rules implying that all participants must complete an examination at the end of a DP course. A passing grade will result in certification. Those who do not pass will have the opportunity to retake the exam within 24 hours. Those who do not pass retake exam may take the exam a third time within 6 months at one of the Nautical Institute's accredited DP centers. For more information, kindly contact your DP center or Nautical Institute. As you have registered in one of our DP courses and are affected by the new rules, we would like to inform you of the changes that the Nautical Institute has implemented.

We are aware that this can cause those taking a DP course can fail. Thus, we do not know the questions that will be on the examination so that we cannot influence it. We must charge for the course even if a student does not pass the exam. The exam is done through Videotel and is offered twice on the last day of the course. A main exam and a retake a few hours later. The exam is graded automatically, we cannot affect the questions, answers, or give any type of supplementation for a passing grade. The exam is between students and the Nautical Institute

Course Duration: 5 Days
Target Group: Nautical officers who wish to obtain certification to serve on board ships and platforms that are equipped for DP
Admission Requirements: Student transcript or certificate of ship officer class VII or higher. A copy of the transcript / certificate should be submitted before the course starts.

DP - Dynamic Positioning Advanced

The course begins with a brief refresher on the DP functions and is followed by several case studies during which students are free to plan and carry out DP operations in the DP simulator. Selected accidents and incidents examined.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Course Duration: 5 Days
Target Group: Nautical officers who wish to obtain permission to serve on board ships and platforms that are equipped for DP
Admission Requirements: Completed Dynamic Positioning, Induction, at least 30 days experience on DP vessels, and certified ship officer class VII or higher.

 

 

ECDIS - AIS

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). Automatic Identification System (AIS).

Reference

  • STCW Code Section A-II/1, A-II/2


Course Duration

  • 40 hours of instruction.
  • One teaching hour is equivalent to forty minutes.
  • Prerequisites
  • Base level course.

Course goals: Knowledge and understanding
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • describe the function and operation of a ship's integrated navigational equipment,
  • account for the ECDIS capabilities and limitations

Course goals:Skills and abilities

  • Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • update and correct information in ECDIS
  • plan a voyage on ECDIS
  • use radar, ARPA and ECDIS for the safe operation of vessels


Assessment and approach
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • evaluate and analyse information from an integrated navigational system

Course content and summary
1. ECDIS, basic knowledge

  • Purpose and meaning
  • Proper use and limitations
  • Technical functions
  • Basic navigation with ECDIS
  • Electronic charts
  • Simulator exercises, integrated navigation

2. Bridge Duty with ECDIS

  • Selection of charts, scales and information
  • Selection of appropriate and accurate information from ECDIS
  • System and alarm functions
  • Simulator exercises, near-coastal navication

3. Voyage planning and observations

  • ECDIS, waypoints and autopilot
  • Voyage planning with tables and charts
  • Programmed routes, parameters, alarms
  • Safety planning, routes
  • Simulator exercises, near-coastal and waterways with limited maneuverability

4. ECDIS requirements, charts and systems

  • ECDIS with Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA)
  • ECDIS with Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Installing and updating chart data
  • Simulator exercises, advanced integrated navigation
  • Case studies and discussions (problems, limitations, sources of error)

5. Responsibility, national and international regulations

  • Responsibility, regulations, case studies
  • Effective navigation with ECDIS
  • Simulator exercises with relief of the watch, assessments


Instruction
Instruction is done through lectures, independent study, voyage planning, and simulator exercises. Attendance is mandatory in all simulatorexercises.

Examination

  • This course will be graded as Pass/Fail.
  • For a passing grade, course participants must fulfill all requirements.
  • Assessment is given through written tests and application exercises.

GOC - General Operator´s Certificate

This course aims to provide course participants with the knowledge of GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Safety System), as well as safety and other services with radio telephone, radio telex, and satellite in Swedish and English. The course fulfills the STCW requirements for the General Operator's Certificate. The examination includes both practical and theoretical elements.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee. You will find more information about this course on the course page. Upon completion of course, participants will be issued certificates by Kalmar Maritime Academy. Course-completion certificates have up to one year to be validated as licenses by the Swedish Transport Agency.

Course Duration: 10 days
Target Group: Ship officers who serve on board ships operating in the area of GMDSS A2 to A4
Admission Requirements: Proficient in English and some computer skills

GOC refresher course (General Operator´s Certificate)

This course aims to provide course participants with the knowledge of GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Safety System), as well as safety and other services with radio telephone, radio telex, and satellite in Swedish and English. The course fulfills the STCW requirements for the General Operator's Certificate. The examination includes both practical and theoretical elements.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee. You will find more information about the GOC refresher course on the course page.

Upon completion of course, participants will be issued certificates by Kalmar Maritime Academy. Course-completion certificates have up to one year to be validated as licenses by the Swedish Transport Agency.

Course Length: 3 days
Target group: Ship officers
Admission Requirements: GOC officers whose certifications are older than five years, and who have served fewer than twelve months in the past five years on GMDSS vessels.

Ice navigation

Kalmar Maritime Academy offers a course in ice navigation, suitable for navigational officers working onboard vessels that call, or expect to call, ports or areas during winter conditions. Other possible participants might include shore-based personnel with responsibilities such as vessel planning who wish to get an insight in winter navigation.

The course includes both theoretical studies and practical exercises in a navigational simulator. Even though the main focus is on ice navigation, the course also includes related topics such as ship's stability and the effect of icing, the effect of cold climate on machinery, and specific health care issues, e.g. the treatment of frost bites and hypothermia.

Course literature is included in the course fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellation must be done at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations will be charged the entire course fee.

Course duration: 2,5 days
Target group: Currently active ship officers

Marine Auditing

The course provides knowledge of the ISM Code for work as internal auditor.

Course for Internal Marine Auditors
Kalmar Maritime Academy offers a course for internal auditors and others who work with ISM and safety manuals as well as on-board or in the shipping office. The course gives an overview of the regulatory system and work with internal audits.

The refresher course may also be given on-site at the participants' locale, per request.

Course literature is included in the course fee, as well as morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be done in writing at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations will be charged the full course fee.
Course Duration: 3,5 days

Target Group: This course is geared towards people in senior positions within companies, organizations and authorities, and to on-board employees who are involved in carrying out internal audits.
Admission Requirements: No special requirements.

Maritime Resource Management, MRM

The course aims to provide a greater understanding of the importance of a good attitude towards others in cooperation and collaboration. The course also aims to provide training in the use and coordination of ones skills and available resources to achieve and develop established goals for safety and effectiveness.

Course literature is included in the course fee, as well as morning and afternoon coffee. Notification is sent 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations must be done in writing at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations will be charged the full course fee.

Course Length: 4 days
Target Group: Officers and pilots, as well personnel in managerial positions.
Admission Requirements: Currently certified officer, Class V.

Medical First Aid

Medical First Aid fulfills the requirements of STCW Convention Manila, Section A-VI/4.

  • Medical First Aid
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Emergency care
  • Poisonings
  • CPR and Defibrillators
  • Medical technology and nursing care
  • TeleMedical
  • Onboard pharmacy; general pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Laws and regulations relating to medical care at sea


Teaching methods
The course is comprised of lectures, self-study and exercises. The period of self-study is carried out according totheKMA's guidelines. Attendance is mandatory during all stages of the course.

Assessment
The courses is graded as Pass or Fail.
Assessment is done through:

  • written tests and/or individual presentations
  • application exercises


Medical First Aid is intended for:

  • Captains and Officers on Watch with Annex D pharmacy onboard (Swedish)- Stewards and catering personnel included in first aid groups and under the direction of officers or captains perform medical duties onboard
  • Other staff performing medical duties on board.


The course is conducted in Kalmar for a day and a half with primarily hands-on practice. It assumes that the courseparticipant has read the theoretical section prior to the start of the course with the support of the teacher via our web study platform.
An examination is given during the first day of the course. The course is valid for 5 years.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Course duration: 1.5 days
Target Group: See above
Admission Requirements: No experience required.

Medical Care refresh

This course fills the requirements for obtaining certification for seafarers who are designated to take charge of medical care onboard ships.

  • STCW-reference Manila
  • Section A-VI/4. 1-3.
  • Section A-VI/4. 4-6.

Course Contents

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Emergency care
  • Poisonings
  • CPR and Defibrillators
  • Medical technology and care
  • TeleMedical
  • Onboard pharmacy; general pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Laws and regulations relating to medical care at sea
  • Internships in emergency room care or other similar medical departments

Teaching methods
This course is taught through lectures, training, and medical internships.
Attendance is compulsory in all areas.

Assessment

  • The course will be graded Pass or Fail.
  • Assessment is done through online tests, written examinations, and by continuous assessment during practical exercises. To receive a passing grade, students must pass all learning outcomes and course objectives, be present during all stages of the course, and pass all tests.


Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

The internship is carried out for two days (Friday to Saturday) before or after the course. To the extent that it is possible, in order for the school to accommodate your goals, it is important that when signing up for the course, you
leave requests for which hospital you wish to practice at, and on which dates.

Information about your internship is sent to your home address as soon as we have received notice from the hospital.

Course Length: 3 days + 2 internship days.
Preparation with self-study is required before the course starts.
Target Group: Active ship officers
Course Prerequisites: Previous course study of Medical Care as according to STCW VI/4.2

Oil- and chemical tanker operations for engine officers refresher course

Reference

  • STCW- Code
  • Section A-V/1-1


Prerequisites
Certificate in advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations, engine officers
Certificate in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations, engine officers

Course Goals,Knowledge and understanding
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of national and international regulations pertaining to the handling of oil and chemical tankers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of loading operations, construction, systems and equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contingency plans, checklists and diaries
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the risks that are associated with cargo loading

Course Goals, Skills and abilities
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Plan and execute loading and unloading while taking into account the safety of the crew, the vessel, and the environment.
  • Perform load, stability and construction calculations
  • Handle emergency situations

Course Goals,Assessment and approach
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify, evaluate and convey cargo-related risks for vessels and crew members during loading and unloading
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the importance of protecting people and the environment
  • Convey the importance of following safety rules pertaining to the handling of oil and chemicals
  • Convey the motivation for and importance of exercises and checklists

Course Content and Scope

  • Oil and Chemical Tankers
  • Current Swedish and international regulations

Equipment

  • Pump installations, pipelines and marine hoses
  • Ventilation systems including vapor recovery systems
  • Inert gas systems
  • Level Measurement System
  • Cargo Heating Systems
  • Tank Cleaning Equipment
  • Electrical Equipment

Loading and unloading operations
Load calculations

  • Crude oil and oil products
  • Chemicals
  • P&A Manual(Procedures & Arrangements)

Planning of loading and unloading

  • Oil
  • Chemicals
  • ISGOTT (International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals)
  • TSG, IBC, Alphalist, Chris code & resist list (Tanker Safety Guide,
  • International Bulk code for Chemicals)
  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
  • Simulator exercises

Tank cleaning and ballast operations

  • ISGOTT, hot work
  • COW (Crude Oil Wash)
  • Simulator exercises
  • Safety and emergency response
  • Current Swedish regulations
  • Contingency plans and vetting
  • Flammability limits
  • Checklists


Marine environments

  • MARPOL 73/78 annex I and II
  • IMO Manual on Oil Pollution
  • Oil journal
  • Loading journal
  • P & A manuals

Instruction
Instruction is done through lectures and practical exercises. Attendance is mandatory in all lessons, labs, and exercises.

Examination
This course will be graded as Pass/Fail.

Course Length: 2,5 days

Target Group: Officers with responsibility areas related to oil and chemical tanker cargo operations, and required to undergo refresher training in order to maintain advanced training qualification.

Admission Requirements:
Proof of advanced training qualification for oil tanker cargo operations.
Proof of advanced training qualification for chemical tanker cargo operations.
Expired TOK.

Oil- and chemical tanker operations for navigation officers refresher course

Reference
STCW- Code
Section A-V/1-1

Prerequisites
Certificate in advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations, engine officers
Certificate in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations, engine officers

Course Goals

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of national and international regulations pertaining to the handling of oil and chemical tankers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of loading operations, construction, systems and equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contingency plans, checklists and diaries
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the risks that are associated with cargo loading

Skills and abilities
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Plan and execute loading and unloading while taking into account the safety of the crew, the vessel, and the environment.
  • Perform load, stability and construction calculations
  • Handle emergency situations

Assessment and approach

  • Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Identify, evaluate and convey cargo-related risks for vessels and crew members during loading and unloading
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the importance of protecting people and the environment
  • Convey the importance of following safety rules pertaining to the handling of oil and chemicals
  • Convey the motivation for and importance of exercises and checklists


Course Content and Scope
Oil and Chemical Tankers

  • Current Swedish and international regulations

Equipment

  • Pump installations, pipelines and marine hoses
  • Ventilation systems including vapor recovery systems
  • Inert gas systems
  • Level Measurement System
  • Cargo Heating Systems
  • Tank Cleaning Equipment
  • Electrical Equipment


Loading and unloading operations
Load calculations

  • Crude oil and oil products
  • Chemicals
  • P&A Manual(Procedures & Arrangements)

Planning of loading and unloading

  • Oil
  • Chemicals
  • ISGOTT (International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals)
  • TSG, IBC, Alphalist, Chris code & resist list (Tanker Safety Guide,
  • International Bulk code for Chemicals)
  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
  • Simulator exercises

Tank cleaning and ballast operations
ISGOTT, hot work

  • COW (Crude Oil Wash)
  • Simulator exercises


Safety and emergency response

  • Current Swedish regulations
  • Contingency plans and vetting
  • Flammability limits
  • Checklists

Marine environments

  • MARPOL 73/78 annex I and II
  • IMO Manual on Oil Pollution
  • Oil journal
  • Loading journal
  • P & A manuals

Instruction
Instruction is done through lectures and practical exercises. Attendance is mandatory in all lessons, labs, and exercises.

Examination
This course will be graded as Pass/Fail.

Course Length: 3,5 days
Target Group: Officers with responsibility areas related to oil and chemical tanker cargo operations, and required to undergo refresher training in order to maintain advanced training qualification.

Admission Requirements:
Proof of advanced training qualification for oil tanker cargo operations.
Proof of advanced training qualification for chemical tanker cargo operations.
Expired TOK.

Refresher course for Advanced Fire Fighting

Refresher course for Advanced Fire Fighting STCW Manila mandates that an Advanced Fire Fighting certificate is valid for 5 years. For renewal of this certificate, a refresher training course has been created, which is a shorter version of the basic-level course Advanced Fire Fighting.

Reference
STCW Regulation VI/3 TSFS 2013:47, Appendix 15

Aim
The aim of this course is that participants will refresh their theoretical and practical knowledge in the management and extinguishing of fires onboard.

Goal
Upon completion of this course, the participant will have received a repetition of knowledge regarding:

  • Theoretical knowledge concerning the management of firefighting efforts onboard
  • Have completed tactical exercises in:
    - Smoke diving
    - Smoke and fire extinguishing exercises
    - Chemical protection
    - First Aid o Personal fall protection 

Target group
Professionals working onboard in the shipping industry.

Course content

Refresher of theories:

  • Fire Fighting at sea and in harbor
  • Organization, tactics and leadership
  • Experiences of fires at sea 
  • Information about fires on land and in air 
  • Human reliability in emergencies 
  • Tactical games. Actions taken for different types of fires in engine and cargo rooms, as well as other locations onboard
  • Dangerous goods 
  • Inspection and maintenance of firefighting equipment 
  • Regulations
  • Initial assessment and management of injured

Training of actions and leadership exercises:

  • Extinguishing of fibrous fires, oil, hot oil, fuel, gas and chemical fires
  • Tactics and techniques in the management of the firefighting crew in response exercises 
  •  Refresher in the operation of respirators 
  • Smoke and chemical diving 
  • Human reliability in emergencies 
  • Tactical games. Actions taken for different types of fires in engine and cargo rooms, as well as other locations onboard 

Length of course

20 hours, 2 days. 
Entry requirements
Certificate for Advanced Fire Fighting. Continuation Course in Advanced Fire Fighting can be taken if: 

  • Seafarer can produce a previous Swedish certificate for Advanced Fire Fighting or
  • Seafarer has a competence of Ship Officer Class VII, VI, V, IV, III, II or Ship Captain. The same rule applies to engineering officers with a competency class VII, VI, V, IV, III, II or Marine Engineer 

Additionally, the seafarer must have completed at least three months of service at sea during the last five years on merchant ships or fishing vessels with a gross tonnage of at least 500 in short sea shipping. 

Course control
Each course coordinator at the training site will be responsible for supervising that all participants have been present during the entirety of the course, complied with all requirements and completed practical tests.

Approved participants will be registered and visible in the seaman's register at the Transport Agency. The corresponding certificate seeks the participant himself from the Transport Agency.

Revalidation of Certificate of Competency, ship officers

This course is designed for navigation officers whose license is more than five years old but less than ten years old, and who during the past five years have been at sea for fewer than twelve months.

The course is offered according to the regulations:
STCW Convention Manila, Regulation I/11 , Section A I/11

The course content includes:

  • National and International maritime regulations on environmental and maritime safety
  • Relevant international and Swedish regulations regarding ship safety, personal safety and maritimeenvironmental protection, including but not limited to MARPOL, SOLAS, STCW, MLC , ISM, etc.
  • Maritime Safety - ISPS Watchkeeping BRM
  • Watchkeeping routines and regulations
  • BRM ( Bridge Resource Management) Bridge procedures
  • Practical application exercises in the simulator comprising: o BRM o Watchkeeping routines ( on-call )Ship Technology
  • Ship stability, including basic knowledge on damaged ship stability
  • Ship resistance
  • Maintenance System Bridge procedures
  • Radar Theory, ARPA theory, accuracy, errors and omissions
  • Electronic navigation systems including ECDIS and AIS
  • Maritime Traffic Regulations - steering and sailing rules
  • VTS
  • Constant radius turn
  • Practical application exercises in the simulator comprising: o ARPA o ECDIS o VTS,Cargo Technology
  • New relevant technologies
  • Computer-assisted load monitoring
  • Lashing problems including manuals.

Teaching methods: The training is conducted as lectures and exercises.Attendance is mandatory for all classes, labs and exercises.

Assessment: The course will be graded Pass or Fail. Assessment is done through written examination and be continuous assessment during practical exercises.

The course literature is included in the course fee, as well as lunch, morning and coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days before the course starts. Subsequent cancellations will be charged the full course fee.

Diplomas issued by Kalmar Maritime Academy shall be submitted within 1 year to the SwedishTransportation Authority to receive certification.

Course Duration: 10 days
Target Group: Nautical deck officers
Admission Requirements: Expired certificates of competency; ship officer class VII or higher

ROC - Restricted Operator’s Certificate

Course literature is included in the course fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellation must be done at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations will be charged the entire course fee. For more information about the ROC course, please visit the course page.

Course Duration: 3 days
Target Group: Personnel in ferry services and Baltic Sea trade
Admission Requirements: Knowledge of English and some computer skills.

ROC Refresher - Restricted Operator´s Certificate

Training Course for special privileges restricted Radio Operator.

  • GMDSS [Global Maritime Distress and Safety System]
  • Current Swedish and international regulations
  • Traffic Procedures
  • Equipment function requirements
  • SAR Communications
  • EPIRB, SART and NAVTEX
  • DSC VHF
  • General Radio Traffic
  • The use of manuals and publications
  • False Alarm
  • Power Sources, troubleshooting
  • Emergency antennas

The examination includes:
1. Written exam
2. Transmission and reception of security communication in VHF,
3. Implementation of SAR [Search and Rescure] exercise, and
4. Account of principles for the use of VHF, MSI, DSC VHF EPIRB, NAVTEX and SART.

The course starts with a written test that includes:

  • Current Swedish and international regulations
  • Traffic Procedures
  • Functional requirements


Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Course duration: 1.5 days
Target Group:
Admission Requirements:

Ship handling

The aim of this course is to refresh and reinforce a ship officer's knowledge and ability to maneuver a ship in different situations.

The course is comprised of: Operating Criteria - operating information, Hydrodynamic effects on ships, External influences on ships - wind and current, Use of tugboats - handling and safety, Ship to ship maneuvering, Controlled navigation - fixed turn rate, and Practical exercises control in the simulator.

Course literature is included in the fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.

Course Length: 3 days
Target group: Senior nautical officers

SSO - Ship Security Officer

This course is designed to teach basic skills to Ship Security Officers (SSOs) such that they may assist and lead the Ship Security Plan.

Our base of the course uses the IMO model course number 3:19 for Ship Security Officers (SSO). This includes, among other elements: Maritime Security and legislation; Responsibility for Maritime Security; SSA - Assessment; SSP - Protection Plan; Threats, identification and countermeasures; Precautions on-board; Preparedness, training and exercises; Protection Training; Administration, Inspection, and Certification.

Course literature is included in the SSO course fee, as well as lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 days prior to the start of the course. Later cancellations are subject to be charged the full course fee.
Upon completion of course, participants will be issued certificates by Kalmar Maritime Academy. Course-completion certificates have up to one year to be validated as licenses by the Swedish Transport Agency.

Course Length: 3 days
Target Group: Current Ship Officers
Admission Requirements: Ship Officers