Any applicant who has successfully completed the Meteorology (Operational Level)(MIDATL-316) course will satisfy:
- The Meteorology training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND,
The following practical assessment 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:
1.9.A, 1.9.B, 1.10.A, 1.10.B, 1.10.C, 1.10.D, 1.10.E, 1.10.F, and 1.10.G
Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.
This course provides the background knowledge in; planning and conducting a passage and determining position in meteorology and student shall be required to demonstrate the competence to undertake, at the operational level, the tasks, duties, and responsibilities listed in table A-II/1 and A-II/3 in the STCW Code as amended. Officers in charge of the navigational watch must be able to plan and conduct a passage and determine position as follows:
Plan and conduct a passage and determine position: Meteorology
- Ability to use and interpret information obtained from shipborne meteorological instruments
- Knowledge of the characteristics of the various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems
- Ability to apply the meteorological information available
Upcoming Course Dates:
Class Start Times:
Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.
Check-in Time Starts at:
Day Classes: 7:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 3:00 p.m.
Required Course Tools:
No tools required for this course