Designed for repeated self-testing, this Q&A-based book is an essential guide for students and seafarers preparing for their STCW oral examination.
This book covers essential topics to help you build confidence in preparing decisive answers for STCW oral examination. Topics covered include: statutory certificates and documents; validities and verifications; scope of surveys; and the harmonised system of survey and certification.
Other titles in the Orals Preps Series:
Orals Prep Series 2 - International Safety and Risk Management
Repeated self-testing using the questions and answers in this book will help you build confidence in preparing decisive answers for STCW oral examination. Topics covered include:
• Statutory certificates and documents
• validities and verifications
• scope of surveys
• the harmonised system of survey and certification.
Competence in these topics is necessary for deck and technical officers who monitor and control their ships’ compliance with legislative requirements and is therefore mandatory under STCW A/II and A/III.
Gerard Pollock’s career has given him broad nautical experience augmented by specialisms in maritime regulation.
Gerard first went to sea in 1998 as a cadet with the Conway Merchant Navy Trust before joining BP, with whom he sailed on VLCC, coastal, LNG and DP shuttle tankers.
He then moved on to large superyachts as the ISM Code became mandatory and helped implement the culture change in this sector, followed by stints on passenger ships, including the ‘QE2’ and the MY ‘Wind Surf’. After a protracted newbuild project, Gerard held command of a large, prestigious yacht with one of the industry’s prominent owners.
In 2017, Gerard moved ashore, becoming a Flag/Port State Control Inspector with New Zealand’s maritime regulator. He is an ISM Auditor and PSC trainer/assessor and has led international PSC training seminars on behalf of the Tokyo MOU.
Gerard recently worked as an advisor within an international aid programme that assists Pacific Island countries in improving their maritime safety systems.
Gerard now runs a UK maritime compliance and training consultancy and works with superyachts and maritime companies.
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- January 2022
- Book Height:
- 105 mm
- Book Width:
- 148 mm
- 0.4 kg