Candidates are reminded that at the Ordinary Seaman (OS) level or those satisfying the RFPNW requirement for full STCW endorsement of their Able Seaman rating, must also submit to the United States Coast Guard, 180 (8-hour) days of Sea Service of which at least 90 of the days must have been on vessels over 200 GRT and have competed STCW Basic Safety Training or have revalidate the Basic Training in the past five years.. Currently mariners upgrading to Master 500GRT or higher tonnage and do not hold an AB or have not previously satisfied the RFPNW requirements, are only required to complete the RFPNW Assessments and do not need to meet the above sea service requirement.
Not a Training Course – Assessment Program Only.
This RFPNW program is conducted using our SSH-2009 Ship Steering Simulator.
This program is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard as follows:
Any applicant successfully completing your Rating Forming Part of the Navigational Watch (QUALMI-412) course will satisfy 46 CFR 12.605(a)(3), and the assessment requirements of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 06-14, for Rating Forming Part of the Navigational Watch, for the following “Control Sheets” assessments:
Steer the ship and comply with helm orders in the English language: 1.1.A, 1.1.B, 1.1.C, 1.2.A, 1.2.B, 1.2.C, 1.2.D, 1.2.E, 1.2.F, 1.2.G, 1.2.H, 1.2.I, 1.3.A and 1.3.B.
Keep a proper lookout by sight and hearing: 2.1.A, 2.1.B and 2.1.C.
Contribute to monitoring and controlling a safe watch: 3.1.A, 3.2.A, 3.3.A, 3.3.B, 3.4.A, 3.4.B, 3.5.A, 3.5.B, 3.6.A and 3.6.B.
Applicants who have successfully completed this program need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification A-II/4 .
You should be totally familiar with the standard commands to the helm and how to properly perform lookout duties. All candidates for the RFPNW assessments should go to this link and review the attached document: “RFPNW Assessment Review Document.”