Course Number : 1716
Course Length : 120 hours

Minimum Class Size :  2
Maximum Class Size : 4

Price: $2,700.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Recommend taking: Radar Observer Unlimited (1700), ARPA (1703), ECDIS (1780), and Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation (1706) before this course.

Any applicant who has successfully completed the Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (MIDATL-548) course will satisfy:

  • the Watchkeeping and SMCP training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ix) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) and 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(iii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of less than 500 gross tonnage (ITC); AND,
  •  the Bridge Resource Management training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii), 11.319(a)(4)(vii); and 11.321(a)(3)(iv); AND, 
  • the Leadership and Teamworking Skills requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(c)(1), 11.319(b)(1), 11.321(b)(1) AND 11.329(c); AND, 
  • The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More:
    2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.1.C, 2.1.D, 2.1.E, 2.1.F, 2.1.G, 2.2A, 2.2.B, 2.2.C, 2.2.D, 2.2.E, 2.3.A, 2.3.B, 2.3.C, 2.4.A, 2.5.A, 2.6.A, 2.7.A, 2.7.B, 2.7.C, 2.7.D, 2.7.E, 2.7.F, 2.7.G, 7.1.A, 18.1.A, 18.2.A, 18.3.A, 18.4.A and 18.5.A

Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW Certification.

The objective of this course is to instruct the student in the areas relevant to; maintaining a safe navigational watch, application of leadership and teamworking skills, and Bridge Resource Management. The syllabus and completion of the course will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii); 11.319(a)(4)(vii)(ix); 11.321(a)(3)(iv) and 11.329(a)(4)(iv) and (c) and the requirements of the Seafarer’s Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code as amended, Section A-II/1 & A-II/3.

The course is to instruct the student in the areas relevant to Watchkeeping, Bridge Resource Management – AND – Leadership and Teamwork, in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping tables- A – II/1, A-II/3, and section B-VIII/2, for competence in knowledge of the following:

Table A-II/1 Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Function: Navigation at the operational level

Maintain a safe navigational watch

Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency


  • Thorough knowledge of the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
  • Thorough knowledge of the Principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch
  • The use of routeing in accordance with the General Provisions on Ships’ Routeing
  • The use of information from navigational equipment for maintaining a safe navigational watch
  • Knowledge of blind pilotage techniques
  • The use of reporting in accordance with the General Principles for Ship Reporting Systems and with VTS procedures

Bridge resource management

  • Knowledge of bridge resource management principles, including:
  1. Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
  2. Effective communication
  3. Assertiveness and leadership
  4. Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
  5. Consideration of team experience


Use the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases and use English in written and oral form
Knowledge, Understanding. and Proficiency
English language

  • Adequate knowledge of the English language to enable the officer to use charts and other nautical publications, to understand meteorological information and messages concerning ship’s safety and operation, to communicate with other ships, coast stations and VTS centers and to perform the officer’s duties also with a multilingual crew, including the ability to use and understand the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases (IMO SMCP).

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level


Application of leadership and team working skills

Knowledge, Understanding. and Proficiency

  • Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training
  • A knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation
  • Ability to apply task and workload management, including:

  1. planning and co-ordination
  2. personnel assignment
  3. time and resource constraints
  4. prioritization

  • Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management:

  1. Allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
  2. Effective communication onboard and ashore
  3. Decisions reflect consideration of team experiences
  4. Assertiveness and leadership, including motivation
  5. Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness

Upcoming Course Dates:

04/03/2017 - 04/21/2017

06/19/2017 - 07/07/2017

08/14/2017 - 09/01/2017

10/16/2017 - 11/03/2017

12/04/2017 - 12/22/2017


Class Start Times:

Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.

Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.


Check-in Time Starts at:

7:00 a.m. for Day Classes

3:00 p.m. for Night Classes

If you have a PayPal Account, pre-payment for classes via PayPal will make your check-in time shorter and easier.

Required Course Tools:

Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator$16.00

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