Unloading Bulk Carriers


This course aims to provide the student with the unloading operation of bulk carriers, including the equipment used, methods of handling and procedures for unloading. Building on the requirements of the IMSBC Code and the BLU Code and BLU manual, the course covers the role of ship and shore personnel. There is a focus on the safety issues related to unloading bulk carriers.

Methodology of unloading cargoes is also discussed in terms of minimising damage to the vessel and ensuring that the vessel remains upright throughout the load.

Delivery Method:100% online training and assessment
Designed for:Senior Deck Officers, Junior Deck Officers, Deck Ratings, Dry Bulk Cargo Unloading/Discharge Terminal
Content Types:Written material, images, videos, animation, 3D scenarios
Learning Outcomes:Upon successful completion of this training, participants will:
1. Know the shore side systems available for unloading bulk ships
2. Understand the discharge plan and responsibility for following this
3. Appreciate the impact of unloading cargo on the structure of the vessel and the holds themselves
4. Know the importance of keeping the vessel upright during discharge
5. Identify safety issues when trimming out the holds
Assessment:An assessment will be provided at the end of the course (fully online), you will have unlimited attempts to achieve the 100% pass mark.
References:IMSBC Code, BLU Code
Certification:Australian Maritime College Completion Statement.
Duration:Approximately 60 minutes
Compatibility: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, Android Phone, iPhone, iPad
Product Code:003-044  |  Version 2, 08 November 2023
Enrolment:Click the 'Apply' button to register for the course. Access to the online course will be provided on the next business day.
Course Preview:Click here to review the online course