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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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0. Supervision

The boatmaster shall be able to instruct other deck crew members and supervise the tasks they exercise, as referred in Section 1 of Annex II to Directive (EU) 2017/2397, implying adequate abilities to perform these tasks.

Persons willing to qualify as a boatmaster shall demonstrate the competences listed in the following Sections 0.1 to 7.4 unless they have taken one of the following steps:

  • completed an approved training programme based on the standards of competence for the operational level;

  • passed an assessment of competence by an administrative authority aimed at verifying that the standards of competence for the operational level are met.

0.1.Navigation

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. demonstrate mooring, unmooring and hauling (towage) operations;
1.

Knowledge of equipment, material and procedures used for mooring, unmooring and hauling (towage) operations.

2.

Ability to use materials available on board such as winches, bollards, ropes and wires considering relevant work safety measures including the use of personal protective and rescue equipment.

3.

Ability to communicate with the wheelhouse using intercom communication systems and hand signals.

4.

Knowledge of the effects of water movement around craft and local effects on sailing circumstances including the effects of trim, shallow water relating to craft’s draught.

5.

Knowledge of the water movement affecting the craft during manoeuvring including the interaction effects when two craft pass or overtake each other in narrow fairways and the interaction effects on a craft moored alongside when another craft proceeds in the fairway and passes at a short distance.

2. demonstrate coupling operations of push barge combinations;
1.

Knowledge of equipment, material and procedures used for coupling operations.

2.

Ability to connect and disconnect push/barge combinations using the required equipment and materials.

3.

Ability to use equipment and materials available on board for coupling operations considering relevant work safety measures including the use of personal protective and rescue equipment.

4.

Ability to communicate with deck crew members involved in coupling operations of push barge combinations.

3. demonstrate anchoring operations;
1.

Knowledge of equipment, materials and procedures used for anchoring operations.

2.

Ability to demonstrate anchor manoeuvres: prepare anchor equipment for anchoring operations, presenting anchor, giving sufficient amount of cable or chain to veer initially and to determine when the anchor holds the craft at its position (anchor bearing) and to secure anchors on the completion of anchoring and to use dragging anchors in various manoeuvres and to handle the anchor signs.

3.

Ability to use equipment and materials available on board for anchoring operations considering relevant work safety measures including the use of personal protective and rescue equipment.

4.

Ability to communicate with the wheelhouse using intercom communication systems and hand signals.

4. take appropriate actions for safety of navigation;
1.

Ability to immediately warn the craft’s crew and to use personal protective and rescue equipment.

2.

Ability to secure the watertightness of the craft.

3.

Ability to demonstrate and to execute the work according to the checklist on deck and in the living quarters such as waterproofing and securing of the hatches and holds.

5. describe the various types of locks and bridges in relation to their operation;
1.

Knowledge of the shape, layout and facilities of locks and bridges, lockage (locking process), types of lock gates, bollards and stairs, etc.

2.

Ability to explain and demonstrate the applicable procedures to deck crew member while passing locks, weirs and bridges.

6. respect the general provisions, signals, signs and marking system.
1.

Knowledge of police regulations applying to the relevant inland waterways.

2.

Ability to handle and maintain the craft’s day and night marking system, signs and sound signals.

3.

Knowledge of buoyage and marking system according to SIGNI and IALA part A.

0.2.Operation of the craft

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. distinguish various types of craft;
1.

Knowledge of the most common types of craft including convoys used in European IWT and their corresponding construction, dimensions and tonnages.

2.

Ability to explain the characteristics of the most common types of craft including convoys used in European IWT.

2. apply knowledge of the documentation required for the craft’s operation.
1.

Knowledge of the craft’s obligatory documentation.

2.

Ability to explain the importance of documentation in relation to international and national requirements and legislation.

0.3.Cargo handling, stowage and passenger transport

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. explain European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN), labelling and passenger transport safety procedures;
1.

Ability to explain ADN labelling of dangerous goods.

2.

Ability to explain the passenger transport safety procedures including application of Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010.

3.

Ability to communicate effectively with passengers.

2. explain and demonstrate the use of the ballast system;
1.

Knowledge of the function and use of the ballast system.

2.

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

3. check the amount of cargo.
1.

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

2.

Ability to use methods to determine the amount of cargo loaded or discharged.

3.

Ability to calculate the amount of liquid cargo using the soundings and/or tank tables.

0.4.Marine engineering and electrical, electronic and control engineering

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. operate machinery including pumps, piping systems, bilge and ballast systems;
1.

Knowledge of procedures to follow for safe operation of machinery and of the bilge and ballast system as well as of correct waste disposal.

2.

Ability to operate and control the machinery in the engine room following procedures.

3.

Ability to explain safe function, operation and maintenance of the bilge and ballast system including: reporting incidents associated with transfer operations and ability to correctly measure and report tank levels.

4.

Ability to prepare and operate shut-off-operations of the engines after operation.

5.

Ability to operate pumping bilge, ballast and cargo pumping systems.

6.

Ability to explain the necessity to collect, store and deliver waste products in a correct and safe manner.

7.

Ability to use hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

2. prepare, start, connect and change generators and control their systems and shore supply;
1.

Knowledge of the power installation.

2.

Ability to use switchboard.

3.

Ability to use shore supply.

3. use required tools and materials;
1.

Knowledge of characteristics and limitations of processes and materials and tools used for maintenance and repair of engines and equipment.

2.

Ability to apply safe working procedures.

4. perform the daily maintenance work on the main engines, auxiliary machinery, and control systems;
Ability to maintain and to take care of the engine room, main engine, main machinery, auxiliary equipment and control systems.
5. perform the daily maintenance work on machinery including pumps, piping systems, bilge- and ballast systems.
Ability to maintain and to take care of pumps, piping systems, bilge- and ballast systems.
0.5.Maintenance and repair

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. protect health and environment when performing maintenance and repair;
1.

Knowledge of applicable cleansing and preserving procedures and rules of hygiene.

2.

Ability to clean all accommodation spaces, the wheelhouse and keeping the household in a proper way complying with the rules of hygiene including responsibility for their own accommodation space.

3.

Ability to clean the engine rooms and engines using the appropriate cleansing materials.

4.

Ability to clean and to preserve the outer parts, the hull and the decks of the craft in the correct order using the appropriate materials according to environmental rules.

5.

Ability to take care of the craft and household waste disposal according to environmental rules.

2. maintain technical devices according to technical instructions;
1.

Knowledge of technical instructions for maintenance and repair programmes.

2.

Ability to maintain and take care of all technical equipment according to technical instructions.

3.

Ability to use maintenance programmes (including digital) under supervision.

3. safely handle wires and ropes;
1.

Knowledge of characteristics of different types of ropes and wires.

2.

Ability to use and store them according to safe working methods and rules.

4. make knots and splices according to their use and maintain them.
1.

Knowledge of procedures to follow in order to ensure safe towage and coupling with means available on board.

2.

Ability to splice wires and ropes.

3.

Ability to apply knots according to their use.

4.

Ability to maintain wires and ropes.

0.6.Communication

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. present facts using technical terms.
1.

Knowledge of the required technical and nautical terms as well as terms related to social aspects in standardised communication phrases.

2.

Ability to use required technical and nautical terms as well as terms related to social aspects in standardised communication phrases.

0.7.Health and safety and environmental protection

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. apply rules for the safety at work and prevention of accidents;
1.

Knowledge of safe working methods.

2.

Knowledge of the nature of on board hazards.

3.

Ability to prevent dangers related to on board hazards, for example:

  • movements of the craft,

  • provision of safe embarkation and of disembarkation the craft (e.g. gangplank, ship’s boat),

  • safely stow movable objects,

  • working with machinery,

  • recognising electric hazards,

  • fire precautions and firefighting,

  • professional use of hand tools,

  • professional use of portable power tools,

  • compliance with health and hygiene,

  • removal of slip, fall and tripping hazards.

4.

Knowledge of the relevant health and safety working instructions during activities that take place on board.

5.

Knowledge of applicable regulations concerning safe and sustainable working conditions.

6.

Ability to prevent activities which might be hazardous to personnel or craft, for example:

  • loading or unloading cargoes,

  • mooring and unmooring,

  • working aloft,

  • working with chemicals,

  • working with batteries,

  • during presence in engine-room,

  • lifting loads (manually and mechanically),

  • entry into and working in enclosed spaces.

2. use personal protective equipment to prevent accidents;
1.

Knowledge of procedures to use the required equipment for safe working on board.

2.

Ability to use personal protective equipment, for example:

  • eye protection,

  • respiratory protection,

  • ear protection,

  • head protection,

  • protective clothing.

3. swim and assist in the case of rescue operations;
1.

Ability to use swimming skills for rescue operations.

2.

Ability to use rescue equipment in the case of rescue operations.

3.

Ability to rescue and transport a casualty.

4. use emergency escape routes;
1.

Knowledge of procedures to follow in an evacuation situation (according to local features on board).

2.

Ability to keep escape routes free.

5. use internal emergency communication and alarm systems;
Ability to use emergency communication and alarm systems and equipment.
6. distinguish the elements of a fire and types and sources of ignition;
1.

Knowledge of the possible causes of fire during different activities as well as classification of fires according to the European standard EN or equivalent.

2.

Knowledge of the elements of the combustion process.

3.

Ability to apply the basics of firefighting procedures.

7. distinguish and use different types of fire extinguishers.
1.

Knowledge of different characteristics and classes of fire extinguishers.

2.

Ability to apply various methods of firefighting and extinguishing equipment and fixed installations for example:

  • classes of fire extinguishers,

  • use of different types of portable extinguishers,

  • influence of wind while approaching the fire.

8. Perform medical first aid
1.

Knowledge of general principles of first aid including appreciation of body structure and functions on board a craft after assessment of a situation.

2.

Ability to maintain physical and mental condition and personal hygiene in the case of first aid.

3.

Knowledge of relevant measures in the case of accidents in accordance with recognised best practices.

4.

Ability to assess needs of casualties and threats to own safety.

5.

Ability to perform required measures in cases of emergency, including to:

a)

position casualty,

b)

apply resuscitation techniques,

c)

control bleeding,

d)

apply appropriate measures of basic shock management,

e)

apply appropriate measures in the event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electric current,

f)

rescue and transport a casualty.

6.

Ability to improvise bandages and materials in emergency kit.

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