Cargo Handling & Stowage (OICNW) (STCW)

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QUALMI-100:  Cargo Handling & Stowage OICNW  STCW Code 2011 Edition Approved!

COURSE LENGTH: 40 HOURS (5 DAYS)

Course Description:

This is 40-hour course of instruction designed to familiarize and assist the trainee in becoming proficient in monitoring the loading, stowage, securing and unloading of cargoes and in their care during the voyage to facilitate in maintaining a safe navigational watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) . Completion of this training will satisfy the Cargo Handling training requirements as specified in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code for certification as Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC). This training program places a heavy emphasis on theoretical and practical knowledge of topics including:

  • The effect of cargo, including heavy lifts on the seaworthiness and stability of the ship; Draft, trim and stability; Securing cargo; Deck cargo; Container cargo;  Ro-Ro cargo; Bulk cargo; Bulk grain cargo; Safe handling, stowage and securing of cargoes; Cargo care; Cargo stowage calculations and cargo plans; Dangerous, hazardous and harmful cargoes; Cargo handling equipment and safety; Tanker ship piping and pumping arrangements; and Precautions before entering enclosed or confined spaces.

Assessment: One written examination consisting of 35 multiple choice questions and navigation problems is administered at the end of the course that requires a minimum passing score of 72 percent.

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