Ballast Water Compliance Support System Education and Training

Packages

Key items to consider for BW compliance:

  • What are the new laws regarding managed ballast water?
  • How is ballast water on my ship affected?
  • What is the specific treatment system on board?
  • What are the new duties and responsibilities on an ongoing basis?
  • What is my role in this ongoing process?
  • What are the consequences of not doing things right?

Cost Effective. Convenient. Compiled. Compliant.

Personal

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Port

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Premium

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The Personal version is for individuals that need to be knowledgeable or proficient in BW regulations.

Approximate completion time: 7 to 13 hours

Certification of Completion (printed or filed)

Accreditation by Authorized Authorities (if accredited, but will be retroactive to all users)

Recommended completion time: 2-3 weeks

Number of Users: 1 (single individual)

After completion you will be able to answer:

What are the new laws regarding managed ballast water?

What are the changes to ballasting operations as a result?

What are your duties and responsibilities on an ongoing basis?

What are the consequences of not doing things right?

The Port version is for individuals from Port State Control (PSC) departments, agencies, operators and those that interface with the BW Designated Officers of vessels. PSC must be knowledgeable and proficient in BW regulations, and prepare plans which are in compliance with the requirements of the IMO and/or US Coast Guard (both are explained).

Approximate completion time: 24 to 40 hours (depending on job duties)

Certification of Completion (printed or filed)

Accreditation by Authorized Authorities (if accredited, but will be retroactive to all users)

Recommended completion time: 4-6 weeks

Number of Users: 2 designated individuals

After completion you will be able to answer:

What are the new laws regarding managed ballast water?

What are the changes to ballasting operations as a result?

What are our Compliance, Monitoring, and Enforcement plans?

What are PSC duties and responsibilities on an ongoing basis?

What are the consequences of not doing things right?

The Premium version (avail Q1 2017) is vessels to comply with international BW regulations. This includes officers, crews, and company employees who must be knowledgeable and proficient in BW regulations, and prepare plans which are in compliance with the requirements of the IMO and/or US Coast Guard (both are explained). It is a comprehensive education and training program, for those designated individuals which will operate the BW treatment system, document ballasting practices, and interface with Port State Control (PSC).

Approximate completion time: 24 to 40 hours (depending on job duties)

Certification of Completion (printed or filed)

Accreditation by Authorized Authorities (if accredited, but will be retroactive to all users)

Recommended completion time: 4-6 weeks

Number of Users: All designated individuals on a specific vessel

After completion you will be able to answer:

What are the new laws regarding managed ballast water?

What are the changes to ballasting operations as a result?

What is the specific BW treatment system (BWTS) on my vessel?

What are our duties and responsibilities on an ongoing basis?

What are PSC inspections (including Compliance, Monitoring, and Enforcement plans)?

What are the consequences of not doing things right?

Content and Features

Personal Lesson Plan Includes:

  • BW Crew Job Description
  • BW Officer Job Description
  • BW Regulations Overview
  • IMO vs USCG BW Regulations
  • BW Treatment Process Overview
  • Training on proper completion of a BW Reporting Form
  • Overview of BW Management Plans
  • Explanation of BW Compliance, Monitoring, and Enforcement
  • Description of PSC Vessel Inspection process for BW regulations
  • Course Tracker and Progress Report
  • Exams, Quizzes, Certifications, and Re-certifications
  • “Ask Any Question” capability

Port Lesson Plan Includes:

  • BW Crew Job Description
  • BW Officer Job Description
  • PSC Vessel Inspector Job Description
  • BW Regulations Overview
  • IMO vs USCG BW Regulations
  • BW Treatment Processes Overview
  • Training on proper completion of BW Reporting Forms
  • Overview of BW Management Plans
  • Overview of BW Record Books
  • Explanation of BW Compliance, Monitoring, and Enforcement (CME)
  • Development of BW Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (CME)
  • Description of PSC Vessel Inspection process for BW regulations
  • Explanation of BW Sampling and Testing
  • Course Tracker and Progress Report
  • Exams, Quizzes, Certifications, and Re-certifications
  • “Ask Any Question” capability
  • Management report of any IMO/USCG notifications

Premium Lesson Plan Includes:

  • BW Crew Job Description
  • BW Officer Job Description
  • BW Regulations Overview
  • IMO vs USCG BW Regulations
  • BW Treatment Processes Overview
  • Training on proper completion of BW Reporting Forms
  • Overview of BW Management Plans
  • Overview of BW Record Books
  • Creation of a BW Management Plan
  • Explanation of BW Compliance, Monitoring, and Enforcement (CME)
  • Description of PSC Vessel Inspection process
  • Explanation of BW Sampling and Testing
  • Course Tracker and Progress Report
  • Exams, Quizzes, Certifications, and Re-certifications
  • “Ask Any Question” capability
  • Management report of any IMO/USCG notifications
  • Management report of crew activity and accreditations.

Example Lesson Plan

  1. Why Do We Need Ballast Water Management?
  2. Definition of BWM
  3. Implications of Incorrect Ballast Water Management
  4. Welcome to The Ballast Water Channel
  5. How to use The Ballast Water Channel
  6. How The Ballast Water Channel Works
  7. Philosophy of The Ballast Water Channel
  8. How is The Ballast Water Channel Content Produced
  9. Why use Programmed Hosts
  10. What is the Goal of The Ballast Water Channel
  11. Thank you for your order
  12. BWC orientation/click through
  13. FAQ host
  1. Invasive Aquatic Species
  2. Application Of The BWM convention
  3. Status of Ballast Water Convention
  4. Compliance Must be a Level Playing Field
  5. The Importance of Consistent Practices and Behavior
  6. Ballast Water Management
  7. Ballast Water Management Methods
  8. The Ballast Water Exchange Standard (D-1)
  9. Conducting Ballast Water Exchange: IMO Regulation B-4
  10. Ballast Water Management Considerations
  11. Ballast Water Exchange: Flow-Through Method
  12. Ballast Water Exchange: Dilution Method
  13. Ballast Water Exchange: Sequential Method
  14. The IMO Ballast Water Performance Standard (D-2)
  15. Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems Used to Meet the D-2 Standard
  16. What Are The Ballast Water Laws?
  17. Status of United States Ballast Water Laws
  18. What Are The Different Ballast Water Management Laws?
  19. Why Are There New Laws Regarding Managed Ballast Water?
  20. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement
  21. Owners and operators responsibility
  22. BWM convention violations
  23. Criminal sanctions
  24. General Overview of Ballast Water Laws
  25. What Is A Ballast Water Management Plan?
  26. Officer duties
  27. BWMP
  28. BWRB
  29. Ballast Water Reporting Form
  1. Ballast Water Treatment Processes
  2. Ballast Water Treatment: Solid-Liquid Separation
  3. Ballast Water Treatment: Chemical Disinfection (Oxidising Biocides)
  4. Ballast Water Treatment: Chemical Disinfection (Non-Oxidising Biocides)
  5. Ballast Water Treatment: Physical Disinfection
  6. Issue of Certificates
  7. Class Surveys Overview
  8. Class Initial Survey
  9. Class Annual Survey
  10. Class Intermediate survey
  11. USCG Statement for UV systems
  1. Shipboard Inspections
  2. Ship inspection
  3. Ship Inspection: Taking Action
  4. Pre-check/after boarding
  5. Ballast Water Sampling
  6. Sampling points
  7. Protocol for sampling
  8. Inspection sampling
  9. Guidance for Port State Control Inspection Overview
  10. Guidance for Port State Control Inspection Stage 1
  11. Guidance for Port State Control Inspection Stage 2
  12. Guidance for Port State Control Inspection Stages 3&4
  13. Consequences of Violations
  14. Inspection Check List
  1. How will you be updated?
  2. My records
  3. Ask a question