Appendix No. 5
THE SCOPE OF EXAM REQUIREMENTS
§ 1. The knowledge and skills which are required to obtain the Certificate of the chief seaman
A. Required knowledge (2 examiners)
I. General knowledge about the ship and its service
1. Basic knowledge about the inland navigation ship, its equipment and conservation
2. Types and kinds of the inland navigation ship, buoyancy and stability of a ship
3. Basic knowledge about the lines – their types and usage.
4. Anchoring, mooring, towing and securing equipment
5. Life-saving equipment and appliances, fire protection equipment and appliances
6. General knowledge about the machinery on the ship
II. Basics of the inland sailing directions
1. Basic knowledge about the inland waterways and hydraulic engineering
2. Knowledge about the basic navigation regulations, accident procedures, safety conditions by the transport of dangerous goods, ship and manned documents, waste and sewage management and abolishing of the extraordinary threats
B. Required knowledge and practical skills (1 examiner)
1. Rope works and health and safety at work connected with them
2. Auxiliary rope equipment
3. Ship conservation, corrosion and its prevention, skills in basic conservation works
4. Ship alarms, knowledge about the alarm actions
5. Anchoring appliances (kinds of anchors); mooring, towing and securing appliances and the ability to use them
6. Load fittings (lifts, winches, transporters, pipelines, load lifts) and their service, preparation of the cargo holds for the acceptance of the cargo, manoeuvres by preloading and unloading.
7. Usage of the life-saving and fire protection appliances, operating of the safety and fire protection equipment
8. Preparation of the ship for the renovation, breaks in exploitation or winter stagnation.
§ 2. The knowledge and skills which are required to obtain the Certificate of the helmsman
A. Required knowledge (3 examiners)
I. Knowledge about the construction, equipment and service of the ship
1. Basic terms about the ship construction theory of the ship. Ropes – kinds, properties and usage. Endurance of ropes. Auxiliary rope equipment. Anchoring appliances – lifts, anchoring crane, an-chors and their kinds, ropes and anchoring chains. Life-saving equipment and appliances – boats and their equipment, rafts, floats and lifebuoys. Fire protection equipment, kinds and usage. Steer-ing gears, description, working principles. Towing and securing appliances.
2. Alarms on the inland navigation ships.
3. Basic knowledge about the machinery and the auxiliary appliances on the ship. Basic installations and containers. Sources of energy.
4. Ship material sciences – selected issues.
Kinds and general properties of materials used on the inland navigation ships – usage (wood, met-als, synthetics, auxiliary materials – glues, putties, greases, paints, conservation materials)
II Basics of the inland sailing directions of Poland and Europe
The river bed and the processes which take place in it. Adjustments of rivers; aim, means and mate-rials used during the adjustment of the rivers, dredging activities. Channels and channelized rivers. Formation of rivers, coastline, sea route. General knowledge about the inland waterways in Poland and Europe.
The inland system of waterways in Western Europe and connections to the inland waterways of Poland. Concepts of the trans-European connections.
2. Sea route
Description of the sea route, a disposable and required width. Transit and maximum depth. Means to recognize the sea route during the daytime and night time. Visibility conditions of the sailing details in various weather conditions. Status of waters, floods and their impact on the navigation conditions. Winter navigation.
3. Legal provisions in the inland navigation
Classification of the inland waterways, classes and criteria of division. Marking of the sea route on adjusted and not adjusted rivers. Navigation signs, kinds and meaning. Rules of the movements and stops of ships. Marking and signalization of individual ships and sets of ships, during the daytime and the night time, in bad visibility conditions.
4. Legal regulations in the inland navigation – selected issues
III Basic knowledge about the theory of steering a ship
Meaning of terms: stability, steerability, manoeuvrability, directional stability, circulation, diameter of circulation.
Steering appliances; components, conservation.
Steering on the current and standing water, manoeuvres of bouncing and knocking, steering on the arc and in tight passages, phenomena of “drawing and attaching” by ships, of a ship by the coast and the bottom of the waterway, steering to the point. Regulations of the law of way.
B. Knowledge and practical skills (1 examiner).
1. Service of all ship appliances
2. Conservation works
3. Service of the steering appliances of a ship and steering of the ship under the supervision of a shipmaster.
4. Rules of a safe service of machines and the machinery on the ship, installations and containers, and the sources of energy.
§ 3 The knowledge and skills which are required to obtain the Navigation Certificate of the Inland Navigation Carrier
A. Required knowledge (1 examiner)
1. Kinds of ferries and basic knowledge about the construction of a ferry
2. Basic knowledge about the buoyancy and stability of ferries
3. Navigation regulations about the navigation of ferries and their marking and in the scope of the technical requirements, equipment and documents which allow the ferry to the navigation. Health and safety regulations and fire protection regulations on ferries. Post-accident proceedings.
B. Required knowledge and practical skills (1 examiner)
1. Minor renovating and conservation of a ferry.
2. Proper distribution of passengers, cargo and vehicles on the ferry
3. Start of a ferry, management of traffic and steering of a ferry
4. Providing first aid to the sinking or the burned
5. Practical service of the carriage boat without the power-operation and the accompanying boat or lifeboat