Did You Know?

Classified as blackwater, around 30,000 gallons of sewage is deposited into the ocean by cruise ships. Sewage includes waste from the toilets and the health facilities provided in the cruise ship. Such sewage is rich in bacteria and aigae adversely affecting the oceanic life-forms and the entire marine eco-system.

Maritime Environmental Awareness teaches Officers, Superintendents, Port Captains and Crew the MARPOL and OPA-90 regulations and how to comply with them. The course is designed to update seafarers with the latest regulatory demands, with emphasis on the appropriate methods to meet the requirements and prevent abuse.

Course Curriculum:

  1. Marine Environment: Law of the sea (UNCLOS), UNCLOS on Marine Pollution
  2. MARPOL Annexes: Annex I, Annex II, Annex III, Annex IV, Annex V, Annex VI
  3. MARPOL 73/78
  4. Delivery of MARPOL Waste
  5. MARPOL Equipment
  6. Sources and Effects of Marine Pollution
  7. Reporting of Pollution Incidents
  8. Marine Pollution Regulations in US
  9. OPA 90
  10. SOPEP, Vessel Response Plan and VGP
  11. Tank Vessel on Board Spill Equipment
  12. Non-tank Vessel on Board Spill Equipment
  13. Garbage Waste Management Plan
  14. Other Conventions on Pollution Prevention
  15. Liability Claims for Marine Pollutions
  16. IOPC and other funds
  17. Pollution Casualties and Criminalization of Seafarers

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

  • Flexible course enrollment

  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts

  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers

  • USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion