1708 | STCW Meteorology (Operational Level)


Price: $1000
Course Number: 1708
Course Length: 40 hours Hybrid (instructor-led online study and test at MAMA Trains) OR 40 hours In-Person (in-person study and test at MAMA Trains)
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 18
Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Course Description

Any applicant who successfully completes our Meteorology (Operational Level) (MIDATL-316) course will satisfy the Meteorology knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements of Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; and the approved training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiii) for certification as an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 gross tons (ITC) or more.

  • The specific assessment tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14 (CH-2); Tasks 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11.
  • The specific assessment tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 13-14 (Ch-1); Tasks 1.11.A, 1.12A and 1.13A.

The objective of this course is to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table 2 (Subjects For Deck Officer Endorsements) to Part 11.910 of Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Table A-II/1 to STCW Code as amended for the function Meteorology at the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage. This course will provide students with detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to navigation at the operational level and in doing so satisfy national and international regulations for candidates for certification as follows in accordance with 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: Plan and conduct a passage and determine position

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency: 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
  • Measurements and observations of weather conditions are accurate and appropriate to the passage
  • Ability to apply the meteorological information available

Required Course Tools:

No tools required for this course


09/20/2021 – 09/24/2021
10/18/2021 – 10/22/2021
11/15/2021 – 11/19/2021
12/13/2021 – 12/17/2021

01/10/2022 – 01/14/2022 (on-line)
02/07/2022 – 02/11/2022
03/14/2022 – 03/18/2022 (on-line)
04/18/2022 – 04/22/2022
05/16/2022 – 05/20/2022 (on-line)
06/20/2022 – 06/24/2022
07/18/2022 – 07/22/2022
08/15/2022 – 08/19/2022
09/19/2022 – 09/23/2022
10/17/2022 – 10/21/2022
11/14/2022 – 11/18/2022
12/12/2022 – 12/16/2022


Check-in: 7:00 a.m.
Class starts: 8:00 a.m.

Hybrid: Online, Test in Person

  • Instructor Led means that the student will learn from home or work online via live class instruction. Attendance will be required.
  • Once the course is complete, testing will be held in the school at Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy in Norfolk, Virginia.

Upon completion of the course you will have 6 months, from the completion of the knowledge-based portion of the training, to complete the assessments, simulations, lab exercises and final exam(s) at Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy. This portion must be done in person.

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.