Deck Watchkeeping

1. Description

The course aims to provide the participants with the competence to perform the navigation function at the support level.

The content of this course include the important machinery terms, magnetic and gyro compasses, change-over, bearings of sound and light signals, alarm signals, internal communications, bridge watchkeeping and basic environmental procedures. It also includes topics on distress signals, satellite EPIRBs and SARTs.

This course complies with the requirement of section II/4 and takes into account the recommendations in section B-II/4 of the Manila amendments to the STCW Code.

2. Objective

After successful completion of the course, the participants shall be able to demonstrate the following:

comply with helm orders and steer the ship

keep a proper lookout

contribute to monitoring and controlling a safe watch

operate emergency equipment

3. Entry Requirement

This course is principally intended for the candidates for certification who shall:

Be not less than 16 years of age

Have completed the Basic Safety Course and passed the Ishihara test

Have completed seagoing service including not less than six months training and experience or special training, either pre-sea or on board, including an approved period or seagoing service which shall not be less than two months.

Meet the standard of competence specified in Section A-II of the STCW-78 Convention as amended in 1995.

4. Course Intake Limitation

The total number of trainees shall not be more than 24 trainees per course.

5. Duration

5 days (30 Hours)

Please contact us for schedules for this course.