New online safe bulk loading course

​Incorrect bulk carrier loading and unloading can easily overstress vessels, leading to instability, listing and structural failures.

August 12, 2017

AMC Search’s new online course, Safe Bulk Loading Practice, is designed to help terminal and vessel staff load bulk carriers safely, reducing the risk of casualties in port and at sea.

We’ve offered Safe Bulk Loading as a face-to-face course for over two decades, delivering it at the majority of bulk loading terminals in Australia.

We are now offering the course fully online. Course participants anywhere in the world can complete the interactive course at their own pace and gain an Australian Maritime College Certificate in Safe Bulk Loading.

Safe Bulk Loading is designed for terminal representatives, vessel loaders and unloaders and other staff who work with bulk carriers.

Safe Bulk Loading meets the training requirements in the International Maritime Organisation’s Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Cargoes (known as the BLU Code). The IMO BLU Code was developed specifically to help reduce the number of accidents caused by improper loading and discharging.

Students on the course will develop an in-depth understanding of how bulk carriers are affected by overstressing and will learn how to load and unload vessels safely. The course explains all operational terminology and covers all other safety regulations that a bulk carrier must comply with.

Safe Bulk Loading was developed by Captain John Milward, who also delivers our face-to-face course. Captain Milward has over 30 years’ seagoing experience including several years commanding bulk carriers.