On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded:
→ A Certificate of Anti-Fouling Systems, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.
The Certificate of Anti-Fouling Systems, is obtained after completing the course and passing the online test.
This training course provides a general overview of the requirements of the AFS Convention and the anti-fouling systems used for new constructions and during ships operational life.
Whom the course is for
The course Anti-Fouling Systems is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the requirements established by the AFS Convention concerning the removal or sealing of non-compliant anti-fouling systems and the use of compliant anti-fouling systems. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Offshore Units Operators and Technical Staff, Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; Etc.
On completion of the training, students will be able to:
- Understand the aim of the anti-fouling systems and their impact on the environment.
- Know the requirements of the AFS Convention.
- Be familiar with the applicable documentation and related certificates.
What is fouling and how do anti-fouling systems work
Influence on the environment
Composition of anti-fouling systems
The AFS Convention and regulations
Applicability of AFS Convention for new and existing ships
Regulation (EC) No. 782/2003
Survey and certification
- Types of surveys
- Scope of Initial surveys for new and existing ships
- Other surveys
- Certificate issuance
- The validity of the IAFS Certificate
- Type approval certificates