Flag State & Maritime Regulatory Framework

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Flag State & Maritime Regulatory Framework

Scheduled Dates

29 Jan - 02 Feb 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
26 - 30 Aug 2024 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Flag State & Maritime Regulatory Framework training course explains in detail the responsibilities of flag states within international regulatory frame works; i.e. international maritime conventions; in the field of ship safety and protection of the marine environment as well as maritime security, and their structure, content and application is presented. An overview regarding the various types of surveys and ships’ certificates is provided.

Flag State is the governmental body responsible for ensuring that vessels raising the flag of the state are inspected in accordance with both national regulations and, for vessels on international voyages, the appropriate international conventions the state has ratified, adopted or acceded to. Furthermore, it is responsible for taking all other steps necessary to give these instruments full and complete effect to ensure that, from a point of view of safety of life and environmental protection, a ship is fit for the service intended.

It describes how the flag State Administration would effectively discharge such obligations and duties. The course also covers the international standards and obligations originated from IMO Conventions and other mandatory instruments.

What are the Goals?

At the end of the PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to:

  • Getting to know the system of maritime regulations.
  • Developing familiarity with IMO Conventions and other relevant international mandatory instruments.
  • Acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the duties imposed upon a maritime administration effectively.
  • Ensuring the proper understanding of the different tasks that contribute in the full implementation of the applicable rules and regulations.

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course will benefit officers from maritime administrations and port authorities who have responsibility for the enforcement of maritime legislation, or those who may be planning to undertake such responsibilities.

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Maritime Administration Personnel
  • Ship Registrars/Employee
  • Flag State Inspectors and Port State Control Officer
  • Masters who intend to enter deeply into the maritime regulations
  • Maritime Attorneys
  • Shipowners, Managers and Operators
  • All personnel who intend to participate in developing and improving their maritime regulatory systems

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The delegates will be involved in the latest trends in training course presentations. The classroom presentations are made up of interactive practical exercises supported by audiovisual material and case studies. Delegates will be expected to participate actively in relating the principles of Maritime security management to the specific needs of their industry. This practical development of skills will benefit delegates who can return to work ready to implement security measures and plans.

Daily Agenda

Day One: The Background to the International Maritime Regulatory Framework 

  • Welcome Course presentation and Brief History of Intentional Maritime Organization IMO
  • IMO Resolutions
    • Responsibilities of the flag State - UNCLOS- Art 94
    • UNCLOS Summing up of the Flag duties
    • Flag State Implementation and Resolutions
  • Type of Vessels
  • COLREG 72-Minimum Safe Manning - Res A.1047(27)
  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea - SOLAS 1974
    • Introduction
    • SOLAS CH 1
    • Life Saving Appliances LSA
    • Fire Safety Systems FSS
    • Means of Embarkation

Day Two: International Maritime Conventions

  • International Safety Management Code – ISM Code
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security Code – ISPS Code
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended

Day Three: International Maritime Conventions

  • The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973
    • Annex I
    • Annex II
    • Annex III
    • Annex IV
    • Annex V
    • Annex VI
  • Resolution A.1070(28) IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code)

Day Four: RO – PSC – Accident Investigations 

  • Recognize Organizations ROs / Classification Societies
  • Port State Control - PSC
  • Memorandums of Understanding on Port State Control

Day Five: Casualty Investigation Code

  • Casualty Investigation Code
  • Accident Investigation
  • Analysis of Reports


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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