In this module we will cover:

  • United Nations and a global law of the sea

  • Maritime Zones, Median Lines and potential conflict

  • Where national laws may apply to vessels

  • Laws concerning the safe operation of vessels

  • Security and pollution laws

  • International training standards

  • Safety of life at sea

  • Crew working conditions

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • A Message from your Instructor

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - The Law of the Sea

    • Timeline - Law of the Seas

    • UNCLOS III

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - Maritime Boundaries

    • Interactive Map of Maritime Zones

    • Median Lines

    • Potential Conflict

    • Quiz - UNCLOS Boundaries

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - International Maritime Law

    • Law Concerning Safe Operation of Vessels

    • Safe Navigation

    • Safety of Life at the Sea

    • Maritime Security

    • Maritime Pollution

    • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping

    • Crew Working Conditions

    • MLC Requirements

    • Required Documents

    • Quiz - International Maritime Law

  • 5

    Conclusion

    • A Message from your instructor

    • Module Sources

    • Glossary and Abbreviations