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1784 | Basic Shiphandling & Steering Control Systems

Course Number: 1784
Course Length: 40 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 6
Price: $2,200.00
Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Recommend taking: Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation (1706), Watchkeeping (1716) and Bridge Resource Management (1745) before this course.

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Any applicant who has successfully completed our Basic Shiphandling & Steering Control Systems (MIDATL-72) course will satisfy:

  • The Ship Handling training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(viii); AND
  • The following assessments have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in:
    • NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) Guidelines on Qualifications for Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: Tasks 1.8.A  1.8.B  9.1.A  9.2.A  9.2.B  9.3.A  9.4.A  and 9.5.A; AND
    • NVIC 13-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch less than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters: Tasks 1.10.A; 1.10.B; 3.5.A; 5.1.A; and 5.1.B.

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 of Manila Amendments to STCW, as amended, for the function Navigation at the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) Level The objective of Ship Handling and Steering Control Systems course is to provide students with a review of Ship Handling and Steering Control Systems at the operational level and in doing so, satisfy company, national, and international regulations for candidates for certification as officer in charge of a navigational watch on ship over 500 gross tons as follows:

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:
Steering control system:

  • Knowledge of steering control systems, operational procedures and change-over from manual to automatic control and vice versa. Adjustment of controls for optimum performance.

Competence:  Maneuver the ship
Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency:
Ship maneuvering and handling:

  • Knowledge of the effects of deadweight, draught, trim, speed and under keel clearance on turning circles and stopping distances
  • Knowledge of the effects of wind and current on ship handling
  • Knowledge of maneuvers and procedures for the rescue of person overboard
  • Knowledge of proper procedures for anchoring and mooring

Recommended Study Material:
Navigation Rules International—Inland COMDTINST M16672.2D.Publisher Department of Transportation United Sates Coast Guard
Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road, 8th Edition By Craig H.
Merchant Marine Officers Hand Book. William B. Hayler, Editor
Shipboard Bridge Resource Management by Michael R. Adams September 1, 2006

2019 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:

  1. Weems and Plath Triangle #101 (2 Triangles are required) $15.00
  2. Weems and Plath 15 $20.00
  3. Weems and Plath Ultralight Divider/Compass #176 $23.00
  4. Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator $16.00

Additional information

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