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0.5 Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency Respons Training
Intended for
All persons performing activities at a mining installation
Duration
Basic course 3 days
Refresher course 2 days
Validity
4 years

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Objective

Acquiring a good understanding of circumstances and hazards; sufficient knowledge and skills in relation to safety techniques and basic emergency response actions at a mining installation.

Conditions for participation

The delegate has a valid medical examination certificate for employment offshore and a Personal Safety Logbook.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Safety introduction with an overview of offshore oil and gas Activities, hazards and Health and Safety regulations

• Basic knowledge of first aid and hypothermia

• Helicopter Safety by familiarizing with procedures in various stages of the flight, including preparation for wet and dry emergency landing

• HUET –evacuation from a helicopter on and under water

• Survival at Sea –abandoning platform techniques including use of free-fall lifeboat and different survival suits

• Fire prevention and fire fighting

0.5c Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Training
Intended for
Personnel that are issued with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) whilst travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter and may be required to use a CA-EBS in the event of an emergency.
Duration
1.5 hours
Validity
No expiry

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Objective

The objective of the training is to ensure that the delegate gains the required knowledge and understanding of the particular hazards and properties of a Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) and appropriate practical emergency response actions to take should the requirement for emergency deployment arise.

Conditions for participation

The delegate must possess a valid 0.5a/b Safety Introduction and Emergency Response Training certificate. The delegate has a valid medical examination certificate for employment offshore and a Personal Safety Logbook.

The course includes theory and practice of

• The fundamental differences between re-breather and compressed air systems (technology and use).

• The rationale and use of compressed air emergency breathing systems in helicopter emergency situation.

• The hazards associated with compressed air emergency breathing systems.

• A pre-flight inspection of the life jacket and CA-EBS.

• Donning the life jacket with CA-EBS correctly, including ‘buddy check’.

• An emergency deployment of the CA-EBS in a dry environment.

0.6 Fire-Fighting Instruction
Intended for
Persons performing activities on an onshore mining installation
Duration
0,5 days
Validity
4 years

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Objective

To familiarize and train delegates with various types of small extinguishers.

Conditions for participation

Possession of a Personal Safety Logbook. No medical certificate required. For refresher course participation a valid NOGEPA 0.5 or 0.6 certificate is required.

The course includes theory and practice of

• The effects of extinguishing and combustible materials  present

• Extinguish a fire with various types of small extinguishers

• Extinguishing a small A and B class fire with various types of small extinguishers

Remarks

The SSVV course ‘werken met kleine blusmiddelen’ is considered equivalent and will be recognized

0.8 H2S Introduction
Intended for
Persons working at a mining installation where hydrogen sulphide gas can be expected or has been found.
Duration
0,5 days
Validity
4 years

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Objective

Inform delegates about the hazards of hydrogen sulphide gas and train theoretically and practically in performing the right actions in case of a hydrogen sulphide gas leakage.

The course includes

• Knowledge and hazards of H2S

• Knowledge of working activities on a H2S location

• Handling, use and restrictions of personal protective equipment and of the personal detection/alarm equipment

• Escape procedures in case of H2S alarm

• First aid in case of H2S victims

Conditions for participation

Possession of a Personal Safety Logbook. No medical certificate required.

1.1 Helicopter Landing Officer
Intended for
Persons designated to act as Helicopter Landing Officer at a mining installation.
Duration
Basic course 2 days
Refresher course 1 day
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Training delegates for all activities concerning helicopter operations at a mining installation both under normal conditions and in emergency situations.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Helicopter operations, entry and escape routes, protective equipment, maintenance and completion equipment

• Preparation of helideck and associated (fire-fighting) equipment for landing and take-off

• Normal and emergency procedures during landing and takeoff

• Radio procedures

• Processing documentation; leading and acting as controller for (dis)embarkment of persons and the (un)loading of freight

• Leading and acting as controller during fuel loading operations

Conditions for participation

Valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of the Basic or Refresher Course “Fire-Fighting Helicopters (2.9)” or “Member Fire-fighting and Rescue team (2.6)”.

1.2 Crane Operator Offshore
Intended for
Persons assigned to operate a crane on a mining installation
Duration
Basic course 5 days
Refresher course 2 days
Validity
4 years

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Objective

To enable the delegate to work with an offshore crane safely, efficiently and responsibly.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Various cranes and applications

• Materials, equipment, maintenance and inspection

• Calculation of weights of loads

• Transportation of persons via a crane

• Hooking up and moving loads

Conditions for participation

Possession of a Personal Safety LogbookFor the refresher course:

• A certificate ‘Entry course Crane Operator Offshore (1.10)’; or ‘Sparrows stage 3’

• At least 10 crane hours per year (officially signed off) in the past period

• Participants with an expired certificate, are accepted after passing an entry test

Remarks

The basic course can be passed after:

• Theoretical and practical assessment

• Minimum of 40 crane hours performed under supervision and a completed crane operator task book

1.3 Helicopter Deck Assistant
Intended for
Persons designated to act as Helicopter Deck Assistant at a mining installation.
Duration
Basic course 1,5 days
Refresher course 1 day
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Training theory and practice of the performance of activities related to helicopter operations at a mining installation under normal- and emergency conditions.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Hazards of helicopter operations, entry and escape routes, protective equipment

• Performance of normal and emergency procedures

• Embarkment or disembarkment of persons and loading or unloading of freight (including dangerous materials)

• Determination of the weight of the helicopter

• Procedures and actions for starting helicopter engines and support

• Fuel installation operations, refueling a helicopter and fuel quality checks

Conditions for participation

Valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of the:

• Basic / Refresher Course Fire-Fighting Helicopters (2.9a/b) or

• Basic / Refresher course Member Fire-fighting and Rescue team (2.6a/b)

1.4 Gas Measurement
Intended for
Persons designated to carry out gas measurements.
Duration
1 day
Validity
4 years

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Objective

To train the delegate in the theory and practice of the operation and the use of gas measurement and detection equipment, the interpretation of the measured data and taking the correct actions.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Gas measurement strategies, principles, procedures and rules

• Various types of measurement and detection apparatus;

• Interpret the measured data

• State / advice about the correct follow-up actions

• Enclosed spaces

Conditions for participation

Possession of a Personal Safety Logbook. No medical certificate required.

Remarks

The SSVV course “Gasmeten” (see page 19 of this Guide) is considered equivalent and will be recognized. Participation in the 1.4 refresher course is allowed if the original ‘gasmeten’-certificate is valid on the coursedate.

1.8 Safe Working with Explosives
Intended for
Persons working with explosives.
Duration
4 days
Validity
4 years

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Objective

To ensure that a delegate is able to work with explosives safely and responsibly according to the Dutch legislation.

The course includes

• Knowledge of applicable Dutch legislation

• Hazards and risks of working with explosives

• Safe application of explosives

• Safe handling of detonators and fire cords

• Transport and storage of explosives, detonators and fire cords

Conditions for participation

Possession of a Personal Safety Logbook. No medical certificate required.

1.9 Banksman
Intended for
Persons assigned to hoisting activities on a mining installation
Duration
Basic course 3 days
Refresher course 1 day
Validity
4 years

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Objective

Enable delegates to act safely and efficiently as banksman during hoisting activities.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Various cranes and their applications

• Materials, equipment, wear and tear, daily maintenance and inspection

• Storage and registration of hoisting equipment

• Standards and regulations related to the job

• Procedures for transportation persons with a crane

• Assessing risks and taking applicable measures

• Container types, structures and admissible load

• Hooking-up loads and determining the mass of a load

• Knowledge of winches and tackles

• Application of standard hand and arm signals

• Communication by means of a portable radio

• Applying safety precautions during all mentioned activities

Conditions for participation

Delegate has a Personal Safety Logbook. No medical certificate required.

1.10 Crane Operator Offshore entry Course
Intended for
Persons with a TCVT certificate and mobile or tower crane experience, assigned to operate a crane on a mining installation.
Duration
2 days
Validity
4 years

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Objective

Enabling delegate to work with an offshore crane safely, efficiently and responsibly

The course includes theory and practice of

• Various cranes

• Calculation of weights of loads and applying load radius diagrams

• Standards and regulations incl. offshore standard hand and arm signals

• Hooking-up and moving loads, in two or more concurrent crane movements

• Safety inspections of cranes and their support

• Placing and following loads on a moving platform

• Keeping a crane book up-to-date

Conditions for participation

A certificate based on the TCVT standards. Possession of a Personal Safety Logbook. No medical certificate required.

Remarks

The course can be passed after • Theoretical and practical assessment

• Minimum of 40 crane hours performed under supervision and a completed crane operator task book

1.11 Radio Operator Aviation
Intended for
Radio Operators designated to carry out the duties described in NOGEPA Guideline no. 19 – Alerting Overdue Offshore Helicopters.
Duration
0,5 day
Validity
4 years

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Objective

Train delegates in the procedure of monitoring and notifying an overdue helicopter to AMSTERDAM FIC.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Air traffic and the rules of alerting in case of emergency

• Role of the Radio Operator when a helicopter is overdue

• Maintaining contact with AMSTERDAM FIC when radio coverage is not available

• Radio Operator tasks upon arrival, landing, and taking off

• Correctly recording all aircraft movements and communications between Radio Operator and helicopter pilot in the Helicopter Movement and Flight Watch Logbook

• Gain “situational awareness” by visiting the operations centre of AMSTERDAM FIC

Conditions for participation

Possession of a Personal Safety Logbook. No medical certificate required. Minimum Radio Operator training Marcom B.

2.2 Offshore First Aid
Intended for
Everyone who is designated to perform first aid tasks at a mining installation.
Duration
Basic course 4 days.
Refresher course 2 days
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Enable delegates to render first aid to victims of accidents or acute sick persons at a mining installation; and to co-ordinate and assist in case of serious accidents.

The course includes

• Basic principles of rendering first aid

• Simple wound treatment and immobilizing fractures

• Cardio-pulmonary reanimation

• First aid at drowning, hypothermia and shock

• Preparations for transport of wounded/sick persons

• Use of trauma scale

• Communication and radio medical advice

• Giving injections on indication of a physician

• Operating an automatic external defibrillator

• Keep medical administration up to date

Conditions for participation

Delegates have a valid ‘Oranje Kruis Certificaat’ or a valid Nogepa 2.2 basic certificate. Or have a valid physician registration or a valid ‘BIG’ registration for medics.

2.3 Coxwain Man Over Board Boat
Intended for
Everyone designated as a crew member of a Man Overboard Boat (MOB) at a mining installation.
Duration
Basic course 2,5 days
Refresher course 1 day
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Enabling delegates to handle MOB’s and perform rescue operations with these boats.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Checking maintenance and readiness of the MOB

• Basics of seamanship, determine a course and steer by compass, operate the equipment on board the MOB

• Recovery and transport of a victim from the water

• Procedures and command associated with launching, recovery and MOB rescue operations

• Search pattern with navigational aids

• Capsize drill (only during basic training)

Remarks

The basic course can be given as an integral part of course 2.7 (C or F) by which the total course duration will cover 4 days.

2.4 Drilling Well Control ‘Driller’
Course is under review
Intended for
• Drillers and their deputies

• Well intervention foreman and their deputies

• Well repair foreman and their deputies

Validity
2 years

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Objective

Obtaining the certificate ‘Driller Level’ of the ‘International Well Control Forum’.

The course includes

• Well control and blow-out prevention during drilling

• Well intervention and well repair at installations for drilling

• Well interventions and well repairs at production platforms

Remarks

The course is completed with an exam in accordance with the ‘Well Control Certification Standards and Performance Criteria’ as laid down by the ‘International Well Control Forum’. After successfully passing the exam, an endorsement is entered in the Personal Safety Logbook and a certificate will be granted.

2.5 Drilling Well Control ‘Supervisor’
Course is under review
Intended for
• Tool pushers and their deputies’ supervisors (foreman)

• Well intervention and their deputies

• Supervisors (foreman) well repair and their deputies

Validity
2 years

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Objective

Obtaining the certificate ‘Supervisor Level’ of the ‘International Well Control Forum’.

The course includes

• Well control and blow-out prevention during drilling

• Well intervention and well repair at installations for drilling

• Well interventions and well repairs at production platforms

• To control a well which suffers a kick during drilling or well repair

• To show the initiative to bring and/or keep personnel safe during calamities and prevent escalation

Remarks

The course is completed with an exam in accordance with the ‘Well Control Certification Standards and Performance Criteria’ as laid down by the ‘International Well Control Forum’. After successfully passing the exam, an endorsement is entered in the Personal Safety Logbook and a certificate will be granted.

2.6 Member Fire-Fighting and Rescue Team Offshore
Intended for
Persons designated to participate in a fire-fighting and rescue team at a mining installation.

Duration
Basic course 4 days
Refresher course 2 days
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Training delegates in fire-fighting and rescue activities

The course includes theory and practice of

• Principles and procedures of a fire-fighting and rescue team

• Principles and procedures in working with breathing equipment

• Reacting efficiently to alarms

• Rescuing victims

• Use of fire-fighting equipment (hoses, branch pipes, hose reels, portable class A & B fire extinguishers, fire blankets, etc.)

• Fire-fighting on indoor, plant and helicopter fires

• Assistance at incidents

• Cleaning and maintenance of used equipment

• Maintaining effective communication

• Escape from smoke filled areas by using an escape mask

Conditions for participation

The delegate shall be medically fit for the use of a breathing apparatus registered in the Personal Safety Logbook.

2.7 Coxswain Lifeboat C and/or F
Intended for
Persons designated as coxswain of rescue crafts.

Duration
Duration depends on whether conventional lifeboat /capsule  and/or a Free-fall lifeboat is included.
Basic course 3 days and 4 days in combination with 2.3
Refresher course 1 / 1,5 days.
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Training delegates for preparation, launch and handling of a rescue craft: 2.7C – Conventional lifeboat and capsules; 2.7F – Free-Fall lifeboat

The course includes theory and practice of

• Carry out drills and react to alarms

• Preparation of the vessel for launching and launching it

• Navigation, moving to a safe zone and ensuring safety of passengers and vessel

• Communication by radio and other means

• 2.7F -one Free Fall, passenger launching allowed

Remarks

An STCW-95 proficiency in survival crafts other than fast rescue boats certificate is considered as replacement training if the date of issue is within 2 years.

2.8 Leader Fire-Fighting and Rescue Team Offshore
Intended for
Persons designated to lead a fire-fighting and rescue team at a mining installation.

Duration
Basic course at least 2 days
Refresher course at least 1,5 days
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Train to lead a fire-fighting and rescue team in emergency situations.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Delegating duties of the fire-fighting and rescue team members

• Different types of fire-fighting and rescue (e.g. open deck; indoor, helicopter)

• Incidents with heavy loads and/or chemicals

• Fire-resistant structures in relation to mining installations

• Fire-fighting equipment; fixed extinguishing systems; and detection systems

• Maintaining adequate communications

Conditions for participation

• A valid ‘Member fire-fighting and Rescue team Offshore Course’ (2.6) certificate

• 1 year experience in an offshore fire-fighting and rescue team

• For refresher course: a valid ‘Member fire-fighting and Rescue team Offshore Course’ (2.8) certificate

• Candidates not medically fit for the use of breathing apparatus can be enrolled into a 2.8 course

2.9 Helicopter Fire-Fighting
Intended for
Designated Helicopter Landing Officers and/or Helicopter Deck Assistants who do not have a valid 2.6 registration in their Personal Safety Logbook.

Duration
Basic course 1 day
Refresher course 0,5 day
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Practical training in helicopter fire-fighting and rescue actions

The course includes theory and practice of

• Performing fire-fighting and rescue actions in relation to helicopters

• Fighting helicopter fires with monitors, fire hoses and portable extinguishers

• Rescuing crew and passengers from a burning helicopter

2.10 Calamity Control
Intended for
Offshore Installation Managers.

Duration
2 days
Validity
4 years

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Objective

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The course includes theory and practice of

• Taking care of a well-trained calamity organization

• Determining the situation with regard to the calamity

• Taking effective actions

• Maintaining good communications during calamities

• Delegating fire-fighting and rescue tasks

• Leading exercises

• Dealing with stress

Conditions for participation

This course is intended for Offshore Installation Managers. The delegate is presumed to have knowledge of offshore rescue and fire-fighting.

2.11 Offshore Medic
Intended for
Designated offshore medics who render first aid and medical care at mining installations.

Duration
Basic course 10 days
Refresher course 4 days each year, 1/3 of the program
Validity
3 years under condition that 1/3 of the learning targets and basic life support including: cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation and AED will be refreshed annually.

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Objective

Enable delegates to execute independently, reserved actions as in conformity with the BIG Act.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Various emergency responses e.g. endotrachealic intubation, oxygen supply, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation

• Shock treatment and intravenous injections

• Treatment of superficial wounds, stanch bleeding

• Immobilization and transport of traumatic patients

• First aid at burns and inhalation trauma of hot gases

• First aid at hypothermia and drowning

• Affection of systems e.g. digestive- or respiratory system

• Communication with shore-based support

• Psychiatric syndromes

• Legislation in relation to medical assistance offshore

• Case histories and new development

Conditions for participation

• A valid nursing certificate A with a valid registration as nurse according to the BIG act; or

• An equal foreign certificate (see NOGEPA training handbook

2.12 Offshore Medica entry Course
Intended for
Designated offshore medics who render first aid and medical care to employees at mining installations, who have demonstrable knowledge and experience with emergency response.

Duration
Basic course 4 days
Validity
1 Year after which the delegate will follow the refresher course Offshore Medic – NOGEPA course 2.11.

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Objective

Provide additional training to enable delegates to execute independently, reserved actions as in conformity with the BIG Act.

The course includes theory and practice of

• An abbreviated exercise in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, pre-hospital trauma life support

• Procedures and instructions in relation to medical response, and communication with onshore

• Legislation and protocols in relation to medical assistance offshore

• Medical reporting offshore

Conditions for participation

• A valid registration as nurse according to the BIG act

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience in the area of emergency response (to the judgement of the physician responsible for the course)

2.14 Management of Major Emergencies (MoME Basic)
Intended for
Offshore Installation Managers (OIM) and key persons who are part of an Emergency Management Team.

Duration
Basic course 4 days
Refresher course 2 days
Validity
2 years

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Objective

Enable delegates to show effective leadership during a major emergency on an Offshore E&P installation.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Leading a well trained emergency response organization

• Assessing the situation and conducting appropriate information management during an emergency

• Take effective action and delegate tasks during an emergency

• Maintain effective communications, both internally and externally

• Maintain a state of readiness and emergency preparedness

• Deal with stress in self and others

• Class A, B and C types of emergencies

• Effects of stress on the performance of key personnel

Conditions for participation

The Delegate is required to have intricate knowledge of E&P operations and (company specific) emergency procedures

2.15 Management of Major Emergencies (Formal Assessment)
Intended for
Offshore Installation Managers (OIM) and key persons who are part of an Emergency Management Team.

Duration
2 days

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Assessment details

The delegate will be assessed against the following competences: • To assess the situation and make plans to combat the emergency accordingly

• Show effective leadership and manage the team members

• Maintain effective internal and external communications

• To delegate actions and decisions to team members best suited for the task

• To take responsibility and initiative to combat the emergency

• To cope with stress in self or others

Conditions for participation

The delegate is to provide written evidence of being qualified to act as an OIM and has had a leading role in maintaining the emergency preparedness on an offshore installation. The delegate is required to have followed the MoME basic course, MoME refresher course, or a NOGEPA accepted equivalent within the past 2 years.

3.1 On Scene Coordinator
Intended for
Captains and first-mates of support vessels

Duration
3 days
Validity
5 years

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Objective

Train delegates to act as On Scene Coordinator (aided by bridge simulator scenario’s).

The course includes theory and practice of

• Search and Rescue organization

• Tasks of the SAR Mission Controller, the Rescue Coordination Centre, the On Scene Coordinator and the Aircraft Coordinator

• IAMSAR and OPPLAN SAR

• Use of GMDSS during SAR operations

• Surge patterns and surge areas

• The influences tides and wind

• Assessing the situation and composing a rescue plan

• Use of leeway charts and descent data

• Commanding the available support units

• Control of on-scene radio communication

• Controlling of situation reports

• Informing the RCC

Conditions for participation

Knowledge of GMDSS procedures, navigation and Radar/ ARPA.

3.2 Paramedic Support Vessel
Intended for
Designated coordinators on support vessels, rendering first aid and medical care in case of a major incident at sea.

Duration
5 days, including assessment
Validity
4 years

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Objective

Train delegates as medical coordinator in case of a major incident at sea by learning medical and nursing knowledge and skills.

The course includes theory and practice of

• Anatomy and physiology

• Assessment, triage and treatment

• Medical communications by radio

• Receive and treat casualties; prepare casualty transfer

• Supervision and management of human and medical resources

• Applied medical knowledge such as: cold- and immersion injuries, resuscitation, shock, burns, fractures, blast injury, control of pain, casualty recording procedures

• Specialist procedures such as: hygienic wound dressing, nursing care, administration of medicines, monitoring vital signs, defibrillation

Conditions for participation

The delegate has a valid registration in the Personal Safety Logbook of the “Offshore First Aid Course” (2.2).


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