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Focal Points Accident and damage prevention > Familiarization

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Multi Purpose General Cargo vessel < 3000 gt [1]

The ship management, the shipping company, and the officer in question should be aware that novice officers of the watch still require good guidance and instruction due to a lack of experience, even if they have completed the familiarisation “successfully”.

Towing and supply shipping [1]

Familiarization is not just a formality but must have real substance.