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Nautical Studies

Engineering Graphics and Ship Documentation


Basics of descriptive geometry: drawing symmetrical lines and angles, drawing angles, drawing polygons, types of views, real line size, character. Display of a network of geometric bodies, cross-sections of geometric bodies with a plane.

Standards: classification and labeling of standards, standard numbers, product labeling.

Technical drawing: technical drawing techniques in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and construction. Projection drawing. Orthogonal projection, axonometric projection.

Dimensioning: Indication of surface quality. Tolerance. Simplified and schematic drawing of machine elements, a symbolic display of the elements of the installation technique. Types and importance of technical and technological documentation. Tolerances, adhesions, surface conditions. Standardization: Materials in machine building.

Computer and Engineering Graphics:

• Overview of options and comparison of existing programs

• When does it not ease the work? (When the machine or program is poor, with original ideas and unique)

• Computer modeling for design verification.


Ship documentation:

Requirements for classification of the ship: Principles of classification, Consequence of accepted principles, Organization of classification societies.

Classification of ships: Class validity, Combining ship inspection (harmonization). Official bookmarks, the meaning and consequences of bookmarks.

Compulsory Ship Inspections: Annual Survey, Intermediate Survey, Class renewal Survey.

Inspection of ships for the carriage of special cargoes: Ro-Ro passenger and Ro-Ro cargo ships, Container ships, Oil and oil derivatives, Chemical ships, Liquefied gas ships, Bulk carriers.

Use of materials in shipbuilding: Testing, acceptance, choice of material

Marine engines: Materials, documentation, testing, marine engine load measurement. An overview of the basic shipping documentation, schematics of ship's hardware and electrical scheme, ship's certificates.


Content according to IMO Model course 7.04:

  • Interpretation of machinery drawings and handbooks: Types of Drawing, Linework, Pictorial Projection, Development, Dimensioning, Geometrical Tolerancing, Limits and Fits, Engineering Drawing Practice
  • Engineering Drawing Practice with CAD tools
  • The interpretation of piping, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams


Content according to IMO Model course 7.03:

Ship’s documentation:

  • Oil Record Book (Part I - Machinery space operations) and Part II- Cargo/Ballast operations)
  • Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) including Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plans (SMPEP) for Oil and/or Noxious Liquid Substances and Vessel Response Plan (VRP)
  • Operating procedures of anti-pollution equipment, sewage plant, incinerator, comminutor, ballast water treatment plant
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Management Plan, Garbage Management System, Anti-fouling systems, Ballast Water Management and their discharge criteria
  • International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
  • SOLAS, 1974
  • ISM Code
  • STCW, 1978
  • Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers
  • Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen
  • ISPS Code


Content according to IMO Model course 7.01:

Ship’s documentation:

  • Plans and actions conform with international regulations
  • Requirements applicable to cargo handling gear
  • Contents and application of ISGOTT
  • Code of practice for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers (BLU Code)
  • Establish procedures for safe cargo handling in accordance with the provisions of the relevant instruments such as:

- IMDG Code

- IMSBC Code

- MARPOL 73/78, Annexes III and V

  • Surveys and dry-docking
  • Responsibilities under the relevant requirements of the international conventions and codes
  • Certificates and other documents required to be carried on board ships by international conventions

Goals and competencies

The subject should learn the basics of technical drawing, practice the understanding of technical drawings, in order to be able to at least "see" what is in the plan and also to write simpler elements themselves. They will familiarize themselves with the symbols of power plants, installations and electrical schemes, and learn about the basic rules of technical drawing, the types of technical documentation, the meaning and marking of tolerance, domestic standardization, the system of international ISO standards, the importance of technical regulations, the systems of letters of credit for testing and certification. Get to know the basic ship documentation, which is kept on a daily basis.

At the lectures, both Nautical and Marine engineer students listen all the contents, the teacher is guided in the course of the exercises according to the direction of study.


Special Features:

Implementation of the learning content among others include requirements in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention A-III / 1 and the recommendations of the "Officer and charge of an engineering watch (model course 7.04) "International Maritime Organization, London, 2014


Implementation of the learning content among others include requirements in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention A-II / 1, A-II/2 in priporočili  »Master and Chief Mate (Model course 7.01)« and " officer in charge of a navigational watch (Model course 7.03)" International Maritime Organization, London, 2014

Basic literature

  1. Viktor Savnik: Tehniško risanje
  2. E. Roškar: Ladijska tehnična dokumentacija, Portorož 2003
  3. B. Kraut: Strojniški priročnik (več izdaj). Strojniški vestnik.
  4. M. Radin: Opisna geometrija I, II. Ljubljana: MK, 1974, 1967.