Ordinance On The Technical Regulation On Education, Training And Certification Of Officers In High Speed Craft

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om teknisk forskrift om uddannelse, træning og certificering af officerer i højhastighedsfartøjer

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Ordinance on the technical regulation on education, training and certification of officers in high speed craft

Pursuant to § 1, § 3, section 6, nr. 4, and section 32, paragraph 8 of the law on safety at sea, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 654 of 15. June 2010 determined under the authority: Purpose

§ 1. The Ordinance must ensure that 1) shipping companies responsible for the operation of high-speed vessels, continuously develop and implement education and training as well as "Type rating" of vessel's officers, 2) shipowners shall develop and implement a boating and maneuver training of their navigators and lays down the safety criteria for the voyage under difficult sailing conditions, and 3) navigators, the field of craft restrictions, manages to sail and maneuver this safe during the sailing and berthing conditions which may occur.

The scope of the

§ 2. The notice includes companies engaged in the operation of Danish high speed craft.

(2). § 6, § 7, § 8, paragraph 7 and section 9 applies also to foreign high-speed vessels regularly calling at Danish ports.


§ 3. For the purposes of this order: 1) HSC Code: "International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft, 1994/2000" and its subsequent amendments.

2) high-speed craft: vessels that meet the international codes for high speed craft as defined in the Executive order on Messages from the Danish maritime authority (B), technical regulation on ship building and equipment, etc., chapter X.

3) Navigator: ship's officer or master in charge of the guard on the high-speed vessel bridge or carries out the manoeuvring of the vessel during port calls.

4) Officer: Dual ship officer, Navigator, chief engineer officer or engineer officer in charge of the bridge-or a machine guard.

5) Boating restrictions: The operational limitations as fast ferry is governed in accordance with route manual and "Permit two Operate".

6) safety management system: It after the ISM Code established safety management system (SMS), or high speed craft which are not certified in accordance with the ISM Code, the vessel's training manual.

7) Type rating: Special assessment of navigators and machine Mestre fitness to perform service on the high-speed craft.

8) VDR: Voyage Data Recorder, system for collecting event information in liquidation of the voyage.

Education and training program for officers

§ 4. The company should establish and maintain an education and training program that ensures training in the operational and navigational hazards and characteristics which are valid for the high-speed vessel, where the officer will perform the service. Education and training program to be incorporated in the company's safety management system.

(2). Education and training programme must include the specific educational requirements, defined in the HSC Code.

(3). Education and training program must also include the requirements for the operational training, which should be phased out as extra officer on board the vessel, possibly supplemented by simulator training.

(4). The operational training on board must be based on the office's own experience and qualifications and should normally have a duration of 1 to 2 weeks.

(5). As a follow-up to the education and training program to the company by an operational test (Type rating) in the appropriate high speed vessel on the route where to perform service, ensure that the officer can carry out all the safety and operational tasks, which are required in the post as an officer on board.

Training of navigators to sail on a given route

§ 5. It is in section 4 established education and training program must also ensure that the vessel's navigators being groomed and trained in the navigational risks and characteristics which are valid for the high-speed vessel and on the route, where the Navigator to perform service.

(2). Education and training programme must include the specific wave-risks posed by high-speed vessels is exposed to and training of the precautions that can be taken to prevent the consequences.

(3). Before performed self service on the route in question, the company must ensure that the Navigator can sail and maneuver the vessel safely under the wind, currents and weather conditions that may occur during the voyage, including port calls.

Special precautions for calls at ports that are difficult to access

§ 6. This provision shall apply to high-speed vessels must call at ports, which are difficult to access.

(2). The company shall, on the basis of a comprehensive risk analysis, where, among other things. operational experience, it used high-speed vessel berthing conditions, the actual bottom conditions and the prevailing wind, weather and currents included, define the operational framework for the vessel's safe use and incorporate these into the route manual.

(3). The company should ensure that the high-speed aircraft navigators have undergone sailing training that makes them able to sail the vessel safely within the established operational framework, for example, through the use of a suitable sailing simulator or worker training.

(4). The company must not allow navigators to perform independent guard service before they have demonstrated that they manage to handle high-speed aircraft within the established boating restrictions.

(5). The shipping company shall record and investigate unintended/near-by events associated with high-speed vessel operations and must therefore assess the need to improve the framework for the use of the vessel and/or the training of vessel's navigators.

(6). The Danish maritime authority decides on which ports are considered difficult to access for the individual high-speed craft. In the assessment of which form part of the prevailing weather conditions such as wind, currents and waves in conjunction with the port's location and physical specifications, the port's navigability, including water depth and space for maneuvering, high speed vessel maneuverability as well as accidents or near-by incidents with ships or vessels at the port concerned.

Available information and follow-up

§ 7. The company should establish, in cooperation with its navigators verifiable criteria (wind, sea and voyages), under what circumstances the voyage can be done safely, as well as lay down instructions for the Navigator on precautions when these limits authorised.

(2). The established limits for high-speed aircraft use must be incorporated into the vessel's route manual.

(3). The company should establish procedures for follow-up on unintended/nearby events during the voyage, including through the use of registrations in the high-speed vessel VDR, and incorporate these in its safety management system.

Registration and certification

§ 8. The company shall register it in § § 4 – 6 established education and training program for the individual officer and shall on request furnish supporting evidence, the Danish maritime authority.

(2). For the purpose of issuing a "Type Rating Certificate" to the company after completing education and training program in § 4 submit an application to the Danish maritime authority.

(3). In order to get renewed (recertified) a "Type Rating Certificate" to the company at least once every two years to ensure that the officer has the necessary boating experience in high-speed aircraft and qualifies to be "Type rated" as described in section 4, paragraph 5.

(4). With adequate sailing experience for the purposes of paragraph 3, as a minimum, the following effective seagoing service before requesting recertification: 1) 10 days within the last month or 2) 45 days within the last 12 months, or 3) 3 months within the last 24 months.

(5). Recertification may be made within 1 month before the expiry of a "Type Rating Certificate, unless otherwise agreed with the Danish maritime authority.

(6). Request for issuance of "Type Rating Certificate shall be forwarded to the Danish maritime authority on one of the Agency especially thereof prepared form.

(7). The company should ensure that its officers do not perform self service in high-speed aircraft, unless they are in possession of a valid "Type Rating Certificate.

Punishment measures and entry into force, etc.

§ 9. Unless a higher penalty is inflicted for other legislation, is punishable by a fine anyone who violates sections 4 and 5, 6, paragraphs 2 to 5, 7, or 8.

(2). Happens not confiscation of proceeds, as is gained by the infringement, when calculating the fine, including additional fines special consideration to the size of an achieved or intended economic advantage.

(3). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.

§ 10. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. May 2011.

(2). For officers, who already performs services in high-speed aircraft, section 8, paragraph 3 shall enter into force in the context of renewal of the Type Rating Certificate.

(3). For navigators which already performs services in high-speed aircraft; §§ 5 and 6 shall enter into force on 1 January. September 2011.

(4). Article 7 entry into force 1. July 2011.

The Danish maritime authority, the 9. March 2011 Per Sønderstrup/Steen Møller Nielsen