National waterways

Description

Know the national waterways used for inland navigation, know geographical location of rivers, canals, seaports and inland harbours, and understand the relationship with cargo flows.

Alternative labels

rivers, canals, seaports, and inland harbours of a sovereign state
state waterways
rivers, canals, seaports, and inland harbours of a country
national rivers, canals, seaports, and inland harbours
domestic waterways
nationwide waterways
waterways of a country
rivers, canals, seaports, and inland harbours of a nation

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

National waterways is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Waterway construction labourer: Waterway maintenance labourers maintain canals, dams and other waterway structures such as coastal or inland water plants. They are responsible for the construction of breakwaters, canals, dikes and embankments as well as other works in and around water.
Marine surveyor: Marine surveyors inspect vessels intended for operations in maritime or open sea waters. They ensure that vessels and equipment follow the regulations laid down by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). They may also act as third parties for the review of offshore facilities and construction projects.
Helmsman: Helmsmen are members of the crew on the highest rank of the operational level on an inland vessel. They perform a variety of duties concerned with the operation and upkeep of deck department areas, the engine and other equipment, mooring and unmooring, as well as the steering of the ship as the main task.
Marine mechanic: Marine mechanics are in charge of the engines and mechanical parts of the vessel and replace defective equipment and parts. They communicate with other crew members on the operational level. Marine mechanics maintain and repair the engines and the other machinery of vessels such as boilers, generators and electrical equipment.
Skipper: Skippers are the highest authority on-board or on inland waterways, they are in charge of the vessel and are held responsible for the safety and well being of the clients and crew. They are licensed by the responsible authority and will determine the operations of the vessel at any time. They are the ultimate instance responsible for the crew, the ship, the cargo and/or passengers, and the voyage.

Optional knowledge

National waterways is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. National waterways – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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