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  • Course name Hatch Cover Course – Advanced
  • Training objective The IMCS TRAINING ACADEMY developed an in-depth training program in cooperation with Mr SAM PIPANO, who has more than 25 years experience with hatch cover design, maintenance and repair.
    During our 2 day course, you will expand your knowledge on hatch covers, enabling you to apply in day to day ship operations.
    You will obtain a more profound knowledge and understanding on a wide variety of hatch cover related subjects and practical approach to hatch cover repairs
  • Prerequisites Familiar with the English language, both spoken and written
  • Duration 2 days
  • Trainers Sam Pipano + Walter Vervloesem
  • Course format PowerPoint – DVD/video – workshops
  • Course language English
  • Supporting information Course syllabus + book “Hatch Cover Inspections” by W. Vervloesem (FNI), published by the Nautical Institute
  • Pre-course training Relevant experience with hatch covers or having completed the SDT-IMCS Hatch Cover Training Course - Level 1
  • Max. number of delegates 12
  • Target group/delegate profile Inspectors, surveyors, superintendents, hatch cover repair personnel/service engineers, shipyard personnel, ship’s staff
  • Venue Hilton Old Town
    Groenplaats 32
    2000 Antwerp - Belgium
  • Cost Public training : 1050 EUR/person (excl. VAT)

    How to obtain a 20 % discount :
    Book multiple participants of the same company for the same course organized at the same date.
    From the second participant on we deduct 20 %.

    Unless otherwise mentioned on the (pro-forma) invoice, the full amount of the (pro-forma) invoice is payable prior to the course’s start date.

    In-house training : organised at lump-sum cost in function of number of candidates and location of the training. For details please contact us on training@imcs.be.
  • Certification An IMCS Training Academy certificate + a certificate of Continuous Professional Development of the Nautical Institute will be issued at the end of the course
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  • 08.15 – 08.30 registration/morning coffee
  • 08.30 – 08.45 welcome and introduction to the training course
  • 08.45 - 10.00 hatch cover main components
  • 10.00 – 10.30 coffee break
  • 10.30 - 12.00 repair procedures (sealing) - workshop 1
  • 12.00 - 13.00 lunch
  • 13.00 - 15.00 repair procedures (mechanical-hydraulic)
  • 15.00 - 15.30 coffee break
  • 15.30 - 17.30 drydock planning
  • 17.30 – 18.00 debriefing - closing training day 1
  • 19.00 – 22.30 evening function and dinner, hosted and sponsored by the IMCS Training Academy
  • 08.15 – 08.30 registration/morning coffee
  • 08.30 – 08.45 welcome and introduction to the training course
  • 08.45 - 10.00 hydraulic functions & simulation exercise
  • 10.00 – 10.30 coffee break
  • 10.30 - 12.00 problem solving - workshop 2
  • 12.00 - 13.00 lunch
  • 13.00 - 15.00 dealing with common mistakes
  • 15.00 - 15.30 coffee break
  • 15.30 - 17.30 combination exercise & group discussion
  • 17.30 – 18.00 debriefing – certificates of attendance - end of course
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