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Scope
This course covers the mandatory minimum requirements as set out in Reg. II/5, Sec. A-II/5, Table A-II/5 of STCW `2010 convention, as amended. It is based on the minimum knowledge required for certification of ratings forming part of a navigational watch at the support level.
The Ministry Approval Number is MTP/01/ND-108/2014.
LEARNING OBJECTIVE
On completion of the course trainees will have the knowledge, understanding and proficiency to;

  • Use of the magnetic & gyro compasses
  • Understand helm orders
  • Change over from automatic pilot to hand steering and vice versa
  • Responsibilities of a lookout, including reporting the approximate bearing of a sound signal, light or other object in degrees or points
  • ship board terms and definitions
  • use of appropriate internal communication and alarm systems
  • Ability to understand orders and to communicate with the other officer of the watch on matters relevant to watch keeping duties.
  • procedure for the relief, maintenance and handover of a watch
  • basic environment protection procedures
  • information required to maintain a safe watch
  • knowledge of emergency duties and alarm signals
  • knowledge of pyrotechnic distress signals; satellite EPIRBs and SARTs
  • avoidance of false distress alerts and action to be taken in the event of accidental activation

PURPOSE

  • Every rating forming part of a navigational watch on a seagoing ship of 500 GT or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the navigation function at the support level as specified in column 1 of Table A­II/4

COURSE DURATION AND STRUCTURE

  • The duration of the course is 1 trimesters (12 weeks-3 months) at FMA. It is conducted in parallel in Trimester 2 with the Trade Diploma in Nautical Science Course (DA1) cadets since the units are the same in both programs

ENTRY STANDARDS / LEARNER STATUS
This course is open for those who comply with the minimum standards and requirements stipulated below.

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Pre-requisite Certificate: Safety certificate ( Pre­sea Training)
  • Require sea service: 12 months approved sea-going service

COURSE OF STUDY
Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Section A-II/4 of the STCW Code for rating forming part of a navigational watch
Must hold the following current Certificates:

  • Valid certificate of medical fitness for services in the deck department
  • Valid eye sight and color test certificate
  • Certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW code
  • Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW code
  • Advanced Fire-fighting and Control. Section A- VI/3 of the STCW code
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A-VI/-4 of the STCW code; and
  • GMDSS General Operators Certificate

COURSE INTAKE LIMITATIONS

  • Number of Students not to exceed 30.
  • As per the student number adequate classrooms/ laboratories/ workshops/ other facilities to be provided.
  • Learner / Trainer Ratio – 30:1

Classes @ FMA

9 - 13 January 2017

 Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Management Level

23 - 27 January 2017  Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Operational Level