Initial Damage and Disaster Control

Initial Damage and Disaster Control

R3 000.00


This course is designed to provide delegates with a basic knowledge of the principles of Damage and Disaster Control during an emergency situation onboard a vessel whilst working or employed as part of the emergency response team.


Duration 3 days

Course Structure

Delegates will gain a basic level of understanding and awareness of the hazards encountered when working in extreme environments, and of the safety regime and safety management systems in place to control and mitigate those hazards.
The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content.

Learning Content

The syllabus focuses on:

  • Purpose of Damage Control
  • Responsibilities and Damage Control Organisation
  • Damage Assessment
  • Intro to Ship’s Stability
  • Watertight Integrity
  • Damage Control Plan & Ships Damage Control Booklet
  • Actions in the Event of Flooding, Collision, Grounding
  • Ships Terminology & Onboard Pipe Colour Identification
  • Damage Control Teams
  • Typical Damage Control Equipment
  • Damage Control Team Gear Bags
  • Types of Shoring
  • Portable Pumps
  • Emergency Bulkhead Hose Connection
  • Dwarf & Panting Bulkheads


Delegates must be at least 16 years of age.

Target Audience

All personnel employed onboard vessels who are involved with the emergency response teams.


A Project Maritime Training certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.


Every four years.


Held at Project Maritime Training, Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

Items to bring

Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course. Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, eg passport or identity document
Recognised in date medical certificate


All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.


Courses run on request.

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