Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (OICNW) (STCW)

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QUALMI-548: Watchkeeping (Operational Level) OICNW STCW Code 2011 Edition Approved!

COURSE LENGTH: 80 HOURS (10 DAYS)

Course Description:

This training course covers the objectives of Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Bridge Team Work, Navigational Watchkeeping procedures and knowledge of the COLREGS. This course includes exercises in passage planning, BRM practices and situational awareness. Also included are practical training and assessment on our Mobile Marine Technology (MMT) simulators in using the navigational functions and equipment in a real-time navigational environment, and in performing proper actions which are necessary for a safe navigational watch. This course aims to meet the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code.   Any applicant who successfully completes the course will be considered to have satisfied the Watchkeeping training requirements for certification as Officer In Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND the Bridge Resource Management training requirements of 46 CFR 11.202(e) and the requirements of Section B-VIII/2, Part 3-1 of the STCW Code. 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: OICNW-2-1A, OICNW-2-1B, OCINW-2-1C, OICNW-2-1D, OICNW-2-1E, OICNW-2-1F, OICNW-2-1G, OICNW-2-2A, OICNW-2-2C, OICNW-2-2F & OICNW-2-3A. Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Topics covered in this course include: Bridge Resource Management; Situational Awareness; Voyage Planning & Deck Officer Conference; Error Detection and Accident Review; Master/Pilot Exchange; Effective Communication; Stress and Stress Management; Managing Fatigue; Rest Periods and Watch Hours; COLREGs72 and U.S. Inland Navigation Rules; Pollution Prevention and MARPOL; Record Keeping and Logbooks; Regulatory and Industry Initiatives; Alertness and Crew Endurance; Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis; Decision Making; Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch; Bridge Team Management; Keeping an Anchor Watch and; Keeping a Watch In-Port.

Examination, Exercises and Assessments: Three written examinations:

  1. Bridge Resource Management – 30 questions – 21 correct/70% passing
  2. Navigation Rules of the Road (COREGS) – 50 questions – 45 correct/90% passing
  3. Watchkeeping – 20 questions – 14 correct/70% passing

Three practical exercises and assessments will be conducted as follows:

  • Passage Planning and Deck Officer Conference
  • Accident Review
  • Route Monitoring and Navigational Watchkeeping

There are additional Watchkeeping “Control Sheet” assessments that cannot be accepted as equivalent by the Coast Guard from an approved course. The National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/1 call for theses assessments to be completed onboard a ship underway. We strongly recommend that the additional “Control Sheets be signed off either before or after attending our course but in all cases before submitting your OICNW application to the Coast Guard. Download the additional Watchkeeping Control Sheets.

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