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NAUT 1878 - Cargo 3

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

This course builds up on Cargo 2 and covers Canadian and International regulations pertaining to the safe carriage of cargoes on merchant vessels. The knowledge of the safe handling, stowage, and securing of cargoes, along with the associated equipments, is also covered in this course. The types of cargoes covered include cargoes carried on deck, containers, bulk solids, bulk liquids and gases, dangerous, hazardous, and harmful cargoes, and other general cargoes.





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 66206

Thu Jun 27 - Thu Aug 01 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 27 - Aug 01 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 BMC Rm. 223


Percy Bhagat

Course Outline




  1. Cargo 3 Student Manual (Provided in class) Grain Stability Booklet (Provided in class) Recommended Resource(s): Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing by the International Maritime Organization Tankers: An Introduction to the Transport of Oil by Sea by Capt. Philippe Valois Tanker Operations: A Handbook for the Person-in-Charge (PIC) by M.E. Huber Cargo Notes by D. Swadi Open Book Resources Required for Course as per Transport Canada:  Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing  BLU Code  Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers, including BLU Manual  BCH Code  Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk  IGC Code  International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk  IBC Code  International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk  IMSBC Code  International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement  IMDG Code  International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, Volumes 1 & 2 and Supplement  International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS)  International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, and the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78) and its Annexes  Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 1991, IMO Resolution A.715(17)  International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk  TP 2534  Canadian Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes  TP 215  Instructions to Masters of Vessels Loading Grain in Canada  Canada Shipping Act, 2001  Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations  Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the features of vessels transporting different types of cargoes.
  • Plan cargo stowage and carriage to comply with the relevant Codes and Regulations.
  • Plan a passage to comply with the Load Line Convention.
  • Describe the various documents involved in cargo carriage and their importance.
  • Prepare the vessel to load various types of cargoes with the objective of minimizing damage to the cargo and/or vessel.
  • Apply knowledge of ship and terminal communications and pollution prevention communications.
  • Apply the Code of Safe Working Practices and Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
  • Explain cargo gear and inspection procedures.
  • Take suitable action when cargo has shifted or has been damaged/lost.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012

Related Programs

NAUT 1878 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Chief Mate
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Nautical Sciences
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma


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