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Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/12 of 2 August 2019 supplementing Directive (EU) 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the standards for competences and corresponding knowledge and skills, for the practical examinations, for the approval of simulators and for medical fitness (Text with EEA relevance)

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3. Cargo handling, stowage and passenger transport

3.1.The boatman shall be able to assist the management of the craft in the preparation, stowage and monitoring of cargo during loading and unloading operations.

The boatman shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. read stowage and stability plans;
1.

Knowledge of the impact of types of cargo on stowage and stability plans.

2.

Knowledge of stowage and stability plans.

3.

Ability to understand stowage plans.

4.

Knowledge of numbering and divisions of the holds of dry cargo vessels and of the tanks of tanker vessels (N, C or G), and knowledge of stowing the various types of cargo.

5.

Ability to identify labelling of dangerous goods according to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN).

2. monitor the stowage and securing of cargo;
1.

Knowledge of the methods of stowing the craft with various cargoes in order to ensure safe and efficient transport.

2.

Knowledge of procedures to prepare the craft for loading and unloading operations.

3.

Ability to safely apply loading and unloading procedures, i.e. by opening or closing the holds, perform watch-keeping on deck during loading and unloading operations.

4.

Ability to establish and maintain effective communications during loading and unloading.

5.

Knowledge of the effect of cargo on the stability of the craft.

6.

Ability to monitor and report damage of cargo.

3. distinguish various types of cargo and their qualities;
1.

Knowledge of various types of cargo, for example break bulk cargo, liquid bulk cargo and heavy goods, etc.

2.

Knowledge of the logistic chain and multimodal transport.

3.

Ability to prepare craft operation connected to loading and unloading procedures e.g. communicate with land side and prepare hold.

4. use of ballast system;
1.

Knowledge of the function and use of the ballast system.

2.

Ability to use ballast system for example by filling or emptying the ballast tanks.

5. check the amount of cargo;
1.

Knowledge of manual and technical methods of determination of the cargo weight on various types of craft.

2.

Knowledge of methods to determine the amount of cargo loaded or unloaded.

3.

Knowledge of the calculation of the amount of liquid cargo using the soundings or tank tables, or both.

4.

Ability to read draught marks and draught scales.

6. work according to regulations and safe working rules.
1.

Knowledge of safe working rules and procedures applicable during preparation, loading and discharging phase of craft with various types of cargoes.

2.

Ability to comply with safe working rules and procedures applicable during loading and unloading and to use personal protective and rescue equipment.

3.

Ability to establish and maintain effective verbal and non-verbal communications with all partners involved with loading and unloading procedures.

4.

Knowledge about technical means for handling cargoes in craft and ports and from craft and ports, and labour safety measures during their use.

3.2.The boatman shall be able to assist the management of the craft in providing services to passengers and provide direct assistance to disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility in accordance with the training requirements and instructions of Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council(1).

The boatman shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. respect regulations and conventions regarding passenger transport;
1.

Knowledge of the applicable regulations and conventions regarding passenger transport.

2.

Ability to provide direct assistance to disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility in accordance with the training requirements and instructions of Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010.

2. assist in safe movement of passengers when embarking and disembarking;
1.

Knowledge of procedures applying before and during embarkation and disembarkation of passengers.

2.

Ability to position and place the embarkation and disembarkation equipment and to apply safety measures.

3. assist in supervising passengers during emergency situations;
1.

Knowledge of existing life-saving equipment for emergency situations, of procedures to follow in case of leakage, fire, person over board, evacuation including crisis and crowd management and of medical first aid on board vessel.

2.

Ability to assist in the case of leakage, fire, man over board, collision and evacuation including crisis and crowd management, to use life- saving equipment in emergency situations and to perform medical first aid on board vessel.

4. communicate effectively with passengers.
1.

Knowledge of standardised communication phrases for evacuation of passengers in the case of emergency.

2.

Ability to use service-oriented behaviour and language.

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 (OJ L 334, 17.12.2010, p. 1).

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