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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

3.1The boatmaster shall be able to plan and ensure safe loading, stowage, securing, unloading and care of cargoes during the voyage.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. understand relevant national, European and international regulations, codes and standards concerning the operation of transporting cargoes;
1.

Knowledge of the national, European and international regulations involving loading, unloading and transport operations.

2.

Apply relevant rules and standards for logistics and multimodal transport.

2. compose stowage plans including knowledge of loading cargoes and ballast systems in order to keep hull stress within acceptable limits;
1.

Knowledge of the operational and design limitations of dry cargo (e.g. container) craft and tanker vessels (N, C, G).

2.

Ability to interpret limits for bending moments and shear forces.

3.

Knowledge of use of stowage and stability software.

4.

Ability to compose stowage plans, including the use of stowage and stability software.

3. control loading and unloading procedures with regard to safe transport;
1.

Knowledge of stowage plans and available ship borne data and its implementation.

2.

Ability to stow and secure cargo including necessary cargo- handling gear and securing and lashing equipment.

3.

Knowledge of the various methods of determination of the cargo weight on cargo vessels and tank vessels and other craft.

4.

Knowledge of determination of the amount of loaded or discharged cargo and of calculation of the amount of dry and liquid cargo.

5.

Knowledge of the possible detrimental effects of inadequate cargo handling.

6.

Ability to use the technical means for handling cargoes in or from craft and ports, and labour safety measures during their use.

4. differentiate various goods and their characteristics in order to monitor and ensure safe and secure loading of goods as laid down in the stowage plan.
1.

Ability to establish procedures for safe cargo handling in accordance with the provisions of the relevant safe working regulations.

2.

Knowledge of effective communication and working relationships with all partners involved in loading and unloading procedures.

3.2.The boatmaster shall be able to plan and ensure the stability of the craft.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. respect the effect on trim and stability of cargoes and cargo operations;
1.

Knowledge of watertight integrity and stability for all types of cargo and craft.

2.

Ability to use instruments to correct trim and stability.

2. check the effective tonnage of the craft, use stability and trim diagrams and stress calculating equipment, including ADB

(Automatic Data-Base) to check a stowage plan.

1.

Knowledge of dedicated software to calculate stability, trim and stress.

2.

Ability to determine stability, trim and to use stress tables, diagrams and stress-calculating equipment.

3.3.The boatmaster shall be able to plan and ensure safe transport of and care for passengers during the voyage including providing 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.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. understand relevant national, European and international regulations, codes and standards concerning the transportation of passengers;
1.

Knowledge of the applicable regulations and conventions regarding passenger transport.

2.

Ability to ensure safe embarking and disembarking of passengers and their care during the voyage, with special attention to persons needing assistance, and 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.

3.

Ability to control proceedings in the case of leakage, fire, man over board, collision and evacuation, including crisis and crowd management.

2. arrange and monitor regular exercises on safety as laid down in the (safety) muster list in order to guarantee safe behaviour in potential situations of danger;
1.

Knowledge of responsibilities under international and national regulations affecting the safety of the vessel, passengers and crew.

2.

Ability to implement shipboard personnel management and training with respect to safety.

3.

Apply medical first aid on board vessel.

3. respect impacts on stability of the passenger vessel in relation to weight distribution of passengers, behaviour and communication with passengers;
1.

Knowledge of rules and regulations with regards to stability.

2.

Ability to apply relevant measures regarding the watertight integrity, including influence on trim and stability of passenger vessels.

3.

Knowledge of vessel’s design relating to trim and stability, and actions to be taken in the event of partial loss of intact buoyancy/damage stability of passenger vessels.

4.

Ability to use standardised communication phrases.

4. define and monitor on-board risk analysis of limited access for passengers as well as compile an effective on-board protection system in order to prevent unauthorised access;
1.

Knowledge of and compliance with the limitation of the number of passengers according to the passenger vessel certificate.

2.

Knowledge of safety and security systems preventing unauthorised access.

3.

Ability to organise watchkeeping (i.e. night watch) systems with respect to safety and security.

5. analyse reports given by passengers (i.e. unforeseen occurrences, defamation, vandalism) in order to react appropriately.
1.

Knowledge of passenger rights and complaints from passengers, and of risks connected to passenger transport for the environment.

2.

Ability to prevent environmental pollution by passengers and crew.

3.

Ability to handle complaints and conflict management.

4.

Ability to communicate with shipboard personnel and all interacting parties.

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