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Diploma in Maritime Safety Policies and Regulations

Study key maritime safety legal policies by tutored distance learning

Starts 4 September 2019

Your Qualification in Maritime Safety Policies and Regulations

This course will improve your career prospects and your performance whilst demonstrating your professional credibility to employers, clients and peers. You will learn about a wide range of maritime safety law issues and the implementation, application and enforcement of these in practice. So you can understand not only why there are certain procedures, but also the penalties for not adhering to these laws.

When: 4 September 2019
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma
Awarded by: North Kent College

Ideal for: This professional development course is of vital importance not only for safety managers who want a greater understanding of the legal aspects to their role, but also wider operational professionals and legal professionals who need a deeper insight into the maritime sector, particularly those involved in (or wishing to be involved in) the implementation and enforcement of maritime safety policy.


  • Key Institutional Stakeholders in Maritime Safety and Fundamental Concepts
  • The Responsibilities of States in Relation to Maritime Safety (Flag State, Coastal State and Port State)
  • The Challenge of the Safe and Ecological Operation of Ships
  • The Human Element in Safe and Environmentally-Friendly Shipping
  • Key Issues in Ship Construction, Design and Equipment
  • Safety in Navigation, Maritime Traffic Management and Communication at Sea
  • Safety Law Relating to Passenger Ships, Bulk Carriers and Other Types of Vessels
  • Legislation for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • The Safety of Fixed and Floating Offshore Platforms
  • From Maritime Safety to Maritime Security: The Problem of Piracy and Terrorism
  • Case Study: A Practical Guide to Safety Regulations in the Shipping Industry

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

" Crucial study of the key maritime safety laws and how they are legislated, implemented and enforced "

Course Director

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Dr. Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi
Maîtrise, DEA, Doctorat
Legal Consultant and Independent Trainer

Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is a legal and academic expert with an
international educational and professional background specialised in international maritime and EU law and policies. Focus on shipping regulations, including industry best practice, from the standpoint of maritime safety, marine environment protection and maritime labour standards. Qualified lawyer since 1995. Highly experienced law drafter. Course Director and industry trainer with Lloyd's Maritime Academy for many years. Executive Advisor to OSCAR Pty Ltd (South Africa). Currently involved with consulting work, legal education and training.

She has published many books, including 'Maritime Safety Law and Policies of the EU and the US: Antagonism or Synergy?' (Springer/Germany), and 'Marine Pollution Control: Legal & Managerial Frameworks' (Informa law from Routledge).

She has been included in the Woman of Influence List 2019 of MaritimeEconomies magazine (Liberty Press).

Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is joined by a host of of expert authors, you can read more here.

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MBA (Maritime Safety Policies & Regulations) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Maritime Safety Policies & Regulations has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between IBC Academy and Middlesex University.


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