General Ship Knowledge 3
This exam is mostly open book, and is entirely based upon Laws, Acts and Regulations pertaining to various aspects of the shipboard and seagoing profession. Workplace safety and environmental protection are of particular importance.
For the Acts and Regulations that are open book we recommend that you download and briefly read over them. Don’t worry about actually trying to learn each entire publication, that would be impossible! You should aim to make sure that you know which publication deals with which issues, and have some idea of the layout of the publication, that way you will be able to find answers to the questions in good time.
The materials that you will not have access to in the exam are the IMO publications (listed below).
Other Required Resources:
You will also need to have a working knowledge of these IMO publications. They are expensive, and you can potentially get by without them, but to be 100% prepared you will want to have read these. Note that these are not available during the exam.
MARPOL (Marine Pollution Regulations)
SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea)
ISM (International Safety Management Code)
ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code)
STCW (Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping)