# 0309-2548 | Helicopter operations – Deck party tasks
Whether helicopters are used offshore, in commercial air transport or in ariel work, manoeuvering and take off or landing are the phases of flight where the greatest number of accidents occur.
With an ever growing number of flights to ships the danger of accidents increases year on year.


# 0138 | Asbestos awareness
Asbestos is still found on many ships, even though it has been banned under the SOLAS Convention since 2011. It is safe if left untouched, but if it is disturbed, exposure to its microscopic fibrescan lead to incurable cancers and other diseases.
This training package deals with the risks of asbestos, where it may be found on the ship, how it should be managed for the safety of everyone on board, and what to do if the material has been disturbed.


# 0140 | Cyber wellness
Internet connectivity is an important benefit for seafarers and has become increasingly available on board. It can help them to stay in touch with family and friends, and provides entertainment in the form of games, TV and access to social media. But it is important to manage screen time at leisure. When online activities start eating into important downtime this can lead to increased fatigue and lower concentration levels on duty which may in turn affect performance. At the same time, sacrificing social engagement with fellow crew mates can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.


# 0141 | SEEMP Part II – The IMO DCS and EU MRV
In an effort to measure and ultimately reduce, greenhouse gasses, ships over 5000 GT are required by the IMO DCS system (SEEMP part II) to report their annual fuel consumption. Vessels trading in EU waters are also required to make similar reports under the EU MRV system. Failure to report correctly has led to some ships being fined.


# 0214 | ECDIS, Pilotage and berthing
Mistakes can cause vessels to ground or collide with fixed objects. When this happens, costs for the vessel owner and the port authority can be substantial, not to mention unwanted damage to the vessel and the company’s reputation.
ECDIS is available to assist the bridge team when monitoring the vessel, but accident reports have identified that it is either not used or it is not used effectively.


# 0239 | Mobile scaffolding
Incorrectly assembled or defective mobile scaffolding is dangerous for those working on it. Additionally, scaffolding has to be well secured to stop it falling over on an inclined or moving deck.


# 0429 | Survival in cold environments
When a crew abandons a vessel in polar waters, their chances of survival are very low if they are not prepared for the environmental conditions. Without knowledge of how to survive in cold environments, people can very quickly become hypothermic and lose the will to live. In addition, crew finding themselves unprepared in very cold water will perish even faster than those exposed to cold air. The threat to crews increases as more vessels trade in polar areas.


# 0430 | Survival equipment in cold environments
When a crew has to abandon their vessel onto snow covered land or an ice flow in polar waters, they will not survive long without equipment and a shelter. Polar areas have some of the harshest conditions in the world and people can very quickly become hypothermic and lose the will to live.  Without adequate protection and knowledge of how to use specialised equipment, survival chances are low.




# 0421 | Ballast water management, the BWM Convention

Updated to reflect latest USCG guidelines for phase out of ballast water management by exchange method.


# 0422 | Ballast water management, BWM systems     
Updated to reflect latest USCG guidelines for phase out of ballast water management by exchange method. 


# 0088 | Human relations     
In chapter questions added