Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

watchkeeping

Course Summary:

This course is principally intended for candidates who seeking an endorsement as OICNW. Although there are no pre-requisites, it is highly suggested that the student have had a course in terrestrial and coastal navigation, Radar, and ARPA. Students must possess plotting skills necessary for chart work and be able to read, write, and perform math functions.

Course Length:

5 Days

Class Size:

6 Students

Pre-Registration is Required

Cost:

$1,350

Prerequisites:

None.

Course Details:

Any applicant who successfully completes our Watchkeeping course will meet the mandatory minimum requirements for:

  1. The Watchkeeping and SMCP training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ix) for an endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) on vessels of 500 GT or more gross tonnage (ITC) and 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(iii), for an STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of less than 500 GT (ITC).
  2. The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: 2.1A,2.1B,2.1C,2.1D,2.1E,2.1F,2.1G,2.3A,2.3B,2.3C,2.4A,2.5A,26.A.
  3. The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of Less than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters: 1.5A,2.1A,2.1B,2.1C,2.1D,2.1E,2.1F,2.1G,2.3A,2.3B,2.4A.

Examination:

In order to successfully complete this course, each candidate must obtain the required passing rate as outlined in NVIC13-14: · Identify 9 out of 10 on lights, 9 out of 10 on dayshapes, 4 out of 5 on sound signals; · Operate the vessel within the given parameters during the three simulation examinations: o Determine if the bearing to an approaching vessel is appreciably changing and each observation is within +/- 2°; o Determines a crossing situation and maneuvers the vessel to achieve a CPA of at least 1.0nm; o Determines a meeting situation and maneuvers the vessel to achieve a CPA of at least 1.0nm.

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