The Roll-on/Roll-off ship is one of the most successful types operating today. Its flexibility, ability to integrate with other transport systems and speed of operation has made it extremely popular on many shipping routes.
Although Ro-Ros have proved commercially very successful, some concern has been expressed about ro-ro ships from the safety point of view virtually ever since the first ro-ro ships were introduced.
The whole ship’s operation concept is different from that of traditional ships, which make ro-ro ships unique.
This course looks at the safety operations of Ro-Ro and PCTC ships, the problems involved and the way in which ship’s crew has endeavoured to tackle them and provides a general overview of a particular standards-related topic which including:
- Factors that Contribute to RO-RO and PCTC;
- Property Damage;
- Cargo Damages and Damage Reports;
- Traffic Movement and Controls;
- Vehicle and Equipment Operation;
- Maintenance and Use;
- Tractors and haulage equipment;
- Trailer load limits;
- Cargo and Unusual Loads;
- Cargo weights;
- Cargo Stowage;
- Lashing/Unlashing – Securing cargo;
- Towing cargo;
- Ramp Safety;
- Walking/Tripping Hazards;
- Fire Safety;
- Ship’s Movable Decks;
- Personal Protective Equipment;
- Related Injuries.