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Unit Code: DME446

Unit Name: Pre-Sea Knowledge (Maritime Law)

Description: DME446 Pre Sea Knowledge Maritime Law covers the basic knowledge as an introduction to the Laws that govern the Maritime Industry. Students are introduced to Maritime Law. The content includes details of several conventions by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to ensure the safety of a ship and also the measures to prevent pollution of the ocean and the environment. The United Nations (UN) Law of the sea is part of the study is discussed and as guidelines for sea boundaries and limits to jurisdictions.

Learning Target Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this unit DME446, the student is expected to: • Understand Maritime Law and its application to seafarers • Describe Law of the Sea convention and its relevance to shipping • Demonstrate knowledge of the IMO convention dealing Seafarers training and education • Apply IMO conventions dealing with the safety of ships and marine pollution • Determine the relevance of local maritime legislations to seafarers and shipping • Interpret the importance of preventing pollution of the ocean and the environment

Prerequisite: MER

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1,2