Any applicant who has successfully completed this STCW Deck Officer Refresher (MIDATL-473) course and who presents the Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training will satisfy:
- The training requirements of paragraph 1.4 of Section A-I/11 of the STCW Code 2010, as Amended, for demonstration of continued professional competence for Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch or Masters and Chief Mates on ships of 500 gross tons (ITC) or more; and satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 10.227(e)(1)(iii) 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: 2.2.A, 2.2.B, 2.5.A, 2.7.B, 2.7.C, 2.7.F, and 2.7.G
- The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as docmented in NVIC 10-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For STCW Endorsements of Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT OR MORE (Management Level): 5.3.A, 8.6.A and 9.1.A
- Applicants who have successfully completed this course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW Certification.
The objectives of this course meet the requirements of STCW Code, as amended. Sections A-I/11 1.4 & 3.2 require the establishment of continued professional competence every five years. This requirement may be met by one of several options, one of which is successful completion of an approved course or courses. U.S. regulations on license renewal in 46 CFR 10.227 (d)(8)(i)(C) are consistent with the STCW regulations.
- Bridge Resource Management, including but not limited to working with unlicensed members of the watch, navigating with pilot embarked, and coordinating with the engine room in the event of a propulsion or steering failure;
- Principles of keeping a navigational watch (as prescribed in sections A–II/1 and A–II/2 of the STCW Code as amended), voyage planning, including mandatory routing and reporting systems; proper use of GMDSS to avoid false alerts, and application of International Collision Regulations;
- Rest requirements and work hour limits which apply to seafarers engaged or employed on seagoing ships;
- Conduct of shipboard drills to maintain competence in basic safety and proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats; and the role of the officer who participates as an instructor or assessor in on-board training and assessment programs;
- Responsibilities when responding to persons in distress at sea;
- Recent development in technology, particularly how it may affect the use of charts, position fixing, collision avoidance, and watchkeeping arrangements; and
- Information on recent developments in national and international law affecting safety of life at sea or prevention of damage to the marine environment.
Upcoming Course Dates:
Call 757-464-6008 For Class Availability.
Class Starts at: 8:00 a.m.
Check-in Time Starts at: 7:00 a.m.
Required Course Tools:
No tools required for this course