1709 | Rules of the Road


Course Number: 1709
Course Length: 24 hours
Minimum Class Size: 10
Maximum Class Size: 20
Price: $600.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Rules of the Road (MIDATL-431) course with a passing score of at least 90% within one year of application will satisfy:

  • The Rules of the Road examination requirements for original issuance or renewal of any deck credential up to Master 200 GRT, Master or Mate of Fishing Vessels, or Apprentice Mate (Steersman).

A course certificate may be used for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement and may not be used for any application transactions thereafter. 

The objective of the course is to instruct in the areas relevant to satisfy company, national, and international regulations as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping tables – A-II/3, Column 1: Maintain a safe navigational watch and Column 2: Thorough knowledge of content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea for competence in knowledge of the following:

Table A-II/3 Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch and for masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages

Function: Navigation at the operational level
Competence:  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

Recommended Study Material:
Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road, 8th Edition By Craig H.
Navigation Rules International—Inland COMDTINST M16672.2D.Publisher Department of Transportation United States Coast Guard

Upcoming Course Dates:
Call 757-464-6008 For Class Availability
or to schedule online course.

Class Starts at:   8:00 a.m.

Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.

Required Course Tools:
Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator$16.00