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On successful completion of this unit, you will understand the role of the master of a ship from a commercial and legal stand point.  This includes the master's responsibilities and authority. Furthermore you will be knowledgeable about  laws such as the STCW and SOLAS. You will also cover the master's liability.

This unit meets the relevant learning outcomes set out in Table A -II/2 of STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and detailed in the Maritime Training Package MAR50415.

Summary 2021

Unit name Business and Law (Restricted Tonnage)
Unit code JND296
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations

Capt. Ian Moist

Teaching staff

Capt. Ian Moist

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Mid term assessment / Final Closed Book Examination

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