Coastal Navigation (OICNW) (STCW)

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QUALMI-122: Coastal Navigation  OICNW STCW Code 2011 Edition Approved!

COURSE LENGTH: 44 HOURS (6 DAYS)

Course Description:

Successful completion of this training satisfies the Coastal Navigation training requirements in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, As Amended 2010, for certification as Officer in Charge of the Navigational Watch (OICNW) on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC), provided that you have also completed our 44-Hour Terrestrial Navigation course within 12 months of the completion of this course. This 6-day (44-hour) course will prepare students for the exam module in coastal navigation administered to applicants for Mate/Master 500/1600 GRT, and Third Mate AGT.   This training program places a heavy emphasis on theoretical and practical knowledge of topics including:

  • Navigation Publications: U.S. Coast Pilot, Sailing Directions (Enroute and Planning Guides), U.S. Light List, List of Lights, World Port Index Pub No. 150, Distance Between Ports Pub No. 151, Radio Navigational Aids Pub No. 117, International Code of Signals Pub No. 102, Notice to Mariners and Local Notice to Mariners, and Pilot Charts.
  • Aids to Navigation: IALA Buoyage System Regions A and B, Shapes, colors, and numbering of buoys, Cardinal marks, Sound producing devices, Beacons, Lighthouses, Fog Signals.
  • Navigation Compasses: Gyro compass and magnetic compass error, principles of the magnetic compass, principles of the gyroscopic compass.
  • Piloting/Coastal Navigation-Vessel Navigation Practices: Time, speed and distance, the dead reckoning (DR) plot, Lines of Position (LOPs) and fixes and running fixes, determining the ship’s position by electronic navigation, updating DR plots and determining current, correcting, compensating courses and determining estimated positions with current (set & drift) information.

Examination: 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 80%.

The included practical assessments in this course which will be accepted as the equivalent of the following assessment “Control Sheets: from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, As Amended: OICNW-1-2A, OICNW-1-2B, OCINW-1-2C, OICNW-1-2D, OICNW-1-2E, OICNW-1-3A, OICNW-1-3B, OICNW-1-3C, OICNW-1-5D and OICNW-1-5E. Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.  

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