1704 | Visual Communications (aka Flashing Light)


Price: $150
Course Number: 1704
Course Length: 8 hours, In-Person
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Minimum Class Size: 1
Maximum Class Size: 12
Price:  $300.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Course Description

We recommend that students know the Morse Code prior to arrival. The course will provide time to polish up reading capabilities with practice sessions that will enable the student to become familiar with MAMA equipment used in the test, and to gain an appreciation for the tempo of the testing as well as the recording requirements.

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Visual Communications (Flashing Light) (MIDATL-542) course will satisfy:

  • The Visual Signaling training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vi) and 11.319(a)(4)(vi) for STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) (Operational Level); AND
  • The Visual Signaling standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.309(a)(3) and 11.319(a)(3); STCW Code Section A-II/1 and Table A-II/1, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVICs 12-14 (Ch-4) and 02-18 Tasks 8.1 and 8.2.

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

This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table A-II/1 as amended for the function Visual signaling and English language at the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage. This course will meet the requirements for 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

Competence: Use the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases and use English in written and oral form

Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency: English language

  • Adequate knowledge of English language… including ability to use and understand IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP)

Competence: Transmit and receive information by visual signaling

Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency: Visual signaling

  • Ability to use the International Code of Signals
  • Ability to transmit and receive by Morse light

Recommended Study Material:

  • International Code of Signals for Visual, Sound, and Radio Communications Pub. 102; United States Edition 1969 Edition (Revised 2003)
  • Blinking Light Training Product ID: BKLT Manufacturer: Freelance Software

Required Course Tools:

No tools required for this course

Call (757) 464-6008 for class availability

Check-in Time Starts at: 7:00 a.m.
Class Starts at: 8:00 a.m.

Why Come to Norfolk, VA

MAMA Trains is located in a huge resort area. There is so much to do in our town. There are two main industries in our area. The US Navy and Tourism. There are family-friendly attractions and excellent night-life activities. We have some of the best restaurants in America and Virginia Beach is often on lists such as the safest places to live and best places to visit. Check out our attractions while you are here.