Marine Safety Course

Date Format Fees  
06 Feb - 09 Feb, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register
19 Jun - 21 Jun, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register
15 Oct - 18 Oct, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register
06 Feb - 09 Feb, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register

Event Details

The main objective of this course is to empower port operations’ personnel with—

  • complete information and knowledge of marine safety and its relation to port operations
  • the required awareness of best practices during port operations to maintain marine safety
  • knowledge about universally accepted standards and guidelines related to marine safety
  • the required confidence and experience to drive one’s organisation towards implementing safety management tools, systems and policies to ensure marine safety
  • the required exposure and experience to handle incidents that could pose harm and damage to marine safety
  • the skillset and capability to conduct random internal audits to check that port operations are running as per the required standards, inadvertently supporting marine safety
  • the necessary foresight to predict or identify possible opportunities for marine accidents and hazards that could impact marine safety, and take timely action to combat these
  • the skillset and capability to undertake higher roles and responsibilities successfully, thus securing one’s career progression within the organisation


Importance of Marine Safety

  • Protection from loss of life
  • Protection against economic losses
  • Protection of the environment/pollution prevention
  • Maintenance of a good national reputation (greater economic development)
  • Increase cooperation among regions, countries and continents (increased trade and tourism)

Components of Marine Safety

  • Aids to navigation
  • Seafarers
  • Oil spill response system
  • Vessel traffic system

Types of Port Marine Operations

  • Safe anchorage considering weather/wind
  • Managing and marking wrecks
  • Positioning and maintaining aids to navigation
  • Dredging and other civil engineering work
  • Conducting surveys and disseminating results

Components of Port Marine Safety

  • Pollution prevention
  • Pollution investigation
  • Port patrols/surveillance
  • Drills and exercises
  • Emergency and contingency planning
  • Container and facility inspections
  • Cargo loading supervision

Ways to Maintain Marine Safety

  • Training
  • Policies
  • Audits
  • Technology
  • Performance assessment

Key Elements of Successful Safety Management

  • Effective safety policies
  • Effective management structure
  • Planned and systematic implementation approach
  • Performance measurement against standards
  • Experiential learning and application

Features/Gist of an Ideal Safety Policy

  • Safe and efficient organisational asset management
  • Discharge of duties and powers
  • Maintenance of marine equipment to agreed standards
  • Recruitment and training of operational staff to agreed competence levels
  • Appropriate training for emergencies and contingencies

Steps in Risk Assessment as Part of Ensuring Safety

  • Problem identification, scoping and risk assessment design
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Assessment of risk control measures
  • Identification of new risk control measures



  • Senior port authorities and officers who need to understand the importance of marine safety, its relation to port operations and the need for training and education of port operations’ personnel
  • Port operations’ personnel who conduct end-to-end operations daily, working on heavy machinery and complicated systems
  • Legal officers and advisors who would be involved in legal issues in the event of an accident that affects the marine environment and compromises on marine safety
  • Human resource professionals and policy makers who need to drive adherence to safety through policies and guidelines
  • Internal and external auditors who would need to check and confirm compliance with internally set standards from time to time
  • External vendors and contractors who also play some part and are involved in some part of marine operations
  • Any other individual who would like to know more about port operations and their impact on marine safety



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.


  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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