Basic Shiphandling

  • Length5 Days
  • Pre-requisiteNone

Course Description

This course (MITPMI-71) is required for all Able Seamen upgrading to 3rd/2nd Mate. It utilizes full mission simulation to reinforce theoretical lessons. Students practice turning circles and stopping distance in deep and shallow water, man overboard procedures and basic anchoring. Students will demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency in basic shiphandling on a Full Mission Simulator and by written test.

This course satisfies the following STCW and CFR training requirements

  • The Ship Handling requirements per 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xi) for STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of 500 GT or more
  • The following Tasks of NVIC 12-14: 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.2.B, 9.3.A, 9.4.A, and 9.5.A.

Prerequisites- This course is available to anyone pursuing qualifications to be in charge of a navigational watch. It is also suitable as a refresher for anyone currently operating as a qualified navigational watch keeper.

Suggested Courses/Skills- See NVIC 12-14 &13-14.

What You Will Learn

  • General Principles
  • Turning Circle and Stopping Distance
  • Effects of Wind and Current
  • Maneuvering for Man Overboard
  • Shallow Water Effects
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Steering Control Systems

What You Should Bring

  • Dividers
  • Triangles

If you’re a mariner rising into a 3rd or 2nd mate position, you will be required to take the Basic Ship Handling Course (MITPMI-71). This course is designed to help students gain a better understanding and practical knowledge of ship handling through full mission simulation and a written exam.

Required Course Tools

If you decide to take this course, there are a few tools you will be expected to bring. We require students to bring dividers and triangles, which are two important tools for any mariner learning the rules of ship handling. These materials will play a major part in your learning throughout the duration of the course.

Prerequisites

You’re free to take this course without any prerequisites. The basic ship handling course is open to any maritime employee who is currently training to take charge of some form of watch-keeping aboard their vessel.Additionally, if you already have a navigational watch position aboard your ship, you’re free to complete the training as a refresher course.

Contact us if you have any questions about this course!

Covered Training Requirements

This course satisfies the following STCW and CFR training requirements:

  • The Ship Handling requirements per 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xi) for STCW endorsement as OICNW on vessels of 500 GT or more
  • The following Tasks of NVIC 12-14: 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.2.B, 9.3.A, 9.4.A, and 9.5.A.
  • The following Tasks of NVIC 13-14: 1.10.A, 1.10.B, 1.10.C, 1.10.D, 3.5.A, 5.1.A, 5.1.B, 5.1.C, and 5.3.A.

For suggested courses/skills, see NVIC 12-14 &13-14.

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