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Certificate in Ship Repair Contracts

Providing vital knowledge for anyone involved in vessel repairs - training course by tutored distance learning

Starts 13 May 2020

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Certificate in Ship Repair Contracts

Ship repair is an integral part of a ship’s lifetime cycle.  Whether it is planned as a routine event a long time in advance or arranged on an “as required” basis to keep an ship operational, it is a process all ships will encounter.
This course is for anyone involved in negotiating, managing or delivering to a ship repair contract for commercial vessels, including large yachts.

When: 13th May 2020
Where: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks

Ideal for:

  • Shipping company personnel and ship managers looking to consolidate their knowledge of ship repair contracts
  • Project managers from shipyards and shipping companies needing to understand how repair contracts affect their operations
  • Technical and operations personnel, ship designers and naval architects seeking a contractual overview
  • Shipping company executives who need a wider understanding of contract management principles
  • New starters, recent recruits and graduates requiring an understanding of this complex area
  • Legal, commercial and insurance professionals dealing with ship repair contract finance, negotiations or disputes

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Ship Repair Contracts: Background, Management Principles, Parties and Forms
  • Processes Involved in Ship Repair
  • Making the Contract and Financing Repairs
  • Cancellations, Variations, Delays, Warranties
  • Losses and Damage; Insurance and Regulatory Issues
  • Protecting Rights; Managing Risk, Liability and Disputes

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

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Jonathan Kemp, Solicitor, Keates Ferris

Jonathan is a specialist maritime lawyer with Keates Ferris.
Taking advantage of an early career at sea as a navigating officer in the Royal Navy, Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and since then has gained an intimate knowledge of the shipping industry and its cycles. He has worked in Singapore, London and now in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Learn more about Jonathan here.

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