Advanced Watchkeeping

  • Length5 Days
  • Pre-requisiteNone

Course Description

This course (MITPMI-28) is for junior officers upgrading to Chief Mate/Master. This course provides instruction and simulation designed to provide experienced Deck Officers with advanced training and understanding in the application of the U.S. Inland and International Rules for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea. It will also prepare them for organizing, managing, and utilizing a bridge team. Attendees will learn to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the collision regulations including their application and intent in complex multi-ship situations

Attendees will participate in eight simulation exercise scenarios on a part task simulator that allows them to experience real time management level decision making skills. This course is open to any Unlimited Deck Officer License Third Mate (Oceans) with Radar and ARPA endorsements or STCW 2010 endorsement as OICNW with 1-year sea time or equivalent background and experience.

Prerequisites- STCW-Operational Level Certification.

Suggested Courses/Skills- The program is open to any Third Mate, Unlimited Deck officer with Radar and ARPA endorsement or the STCW95 endorsement for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) with 1 year of sea time or equivalent background/ experience. It is recommended that attendees consider the Basic Watchingkeeping course to refresh and prepare for this more advanced course; See NVIC 10-14 & 11-14.

This course satisfies the following the competence "Establish Watchkeeping Arrangements and Procedures and Maintain Safe Navigation Through the Use of Information from Navigation Equipment and Systems to Assist Command Decision Making of STCW 2010.  The course satisfies the following Tasks of NVIC 10-14: 5.3.A and 9.17.A.

What You Will Learn

  • Through interactive presentations, a thorough knowledge and understanding of the collision regulations including their application and intent in complex multi-ship situations
  • An understanding of Bridge Resource Management principals and techniques for organizing and motivating the bridge team
  • To identify vessels by light configurations
  • To identify vessels by day shapes
  • Apply Rules of the Road to avoid a collision

What You Should Bring

  • Scientific Calculator

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