Watchkeeping (Operational Level)
- Length12 Days
This course (MITAGS-548) is required for all Able Seamen upgrading to 3rd/2nd Mate. It focuses on taking action to avoid close quarters situations in accordance with the COLREGS and watchkeeping procedures, including BRM. Through this 70-hour course, trainees will become proficient in the knowledge and understanding of safe Watchkeeping procedures.
This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR requirements:
- the approved training requirements for Watchkeeping, COLREGS, and IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP) of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ix) and 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(iii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) of vessels of 500 GT or more (operational level); and 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(iii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT (operational level); AND
- the approved training requirements for Bridge Resource Management of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) of vessels of 500 GT or more (operational level); and of 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(vii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT (operational level); and of 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(iv) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) of vessels less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal waters (operational level); AND
- the specific assessment tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 12-14: Tasks 1.8.A, 1.8.B, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.1.C, 2.1.D, 2.1.E, 2.1.F, 2.1.G, 2.2.A, 2.2.B, 2.2.C, 2.2.D, 2.2.E, 2.3.A, 2.3.B, 2.3.C, 2.4.A, 2.5.A, 2.6.A, 2.7.A, 2.7.B, 2.7.C, 2.7.D, 2.7.E, 2.7.F, 2.7.G, 7.1, 12.1.A, 12.2.A, and 12.3.A; AND
- Receive 30 days sea service credit that may be used for either a raise in grade from Third Mate of Ocean or Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons to Second Mate of Ocean or Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons, or towards any license restricted to service upon vessels of not more than 200 gross tons (domestic tonnage), or towards any license restricted to service upon Inland or Great Lakes waters. This sea service credit cannot be used to satisfy any service requirements of the STCW Code and may not be used to satisfy any recency requirements.
Prerequisites- Terrestrial and Coastal navigation, Radar, and Rating Forming Part of a NAvigation Watch. These course are taught at MITAGS and PMI.
Suggested Courses/Skills- ARPA; See NVIC 12-14 & 13-14.
What You Will Learn
- Rules of the Road
- Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch
- Bridge Resource Management
- Keeping an Anchor Watch
- Keeping a Watch in Port
- Pollution Prevention
- Record Keeping (Including Log Books)
THIS COURSE INCLUDES 5 DAYS OF BRIDGE SIMULATION !!!!
Why You Need a Bridge Watch Training Course
A Bridge Watch Training Course, also known as a watchkeeping course, Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch Course or OICNW Training, will be required if you're looking to upgrade your status to Mate and be eligible for maritime positions that require bridge watchkeeping duties.
If your hope is to be a bridge officer or on a Captain’s track, you'll definitely want to have the Bridge Watch Training Course under your belt. In addition to satisfying necessary STCW requirements for an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch, you'll learn invaluable information on watchkeeping functions, bridge resource management, route management, effective communication, stress management and avoiding close quarters situations, as well as many other important bridge watch skills.
The ideal way for you to learn these skills is through bridge simulations administered by the training staff of MITAGS-PMI. As an established leader in maritime training and leaders in simulation, we're in a perfect position to prepare you for a future on the bridge of a seafaring vessel. Our proven techniques and expert instructors will give you the tools you need to master all the critical bridge watch skills.
What You Need to Register
All you need to register is proof of completion of the prerequisite courses and an account with MITAGS-PMI. Setting up a MITAGS-PMI account is a simple process that anyone can do on our website in a few minutes. Once you've completed the signup, you can log in with your username and password and register for any available open course that you're qualified for. Just find the course times that suit your schedule, and select that course.
What You Should Bring
While there are no specific material requirements, you should bring clothing suitable for five days of bridge simulation, along with an identifying document like a passport or driver’s license and anything you may need for note-taking. If other materials are required, you'll be notified after you register. If you have questions about what you should bring, call us at 866-656-5568 and let us know.