1784 | Basic Shiphandling & Steering Control Systems
Course Number: 1784
Course Length: 40 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 6
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.
Any applicant who has successfully completed our Basic Shiphandling & Steering Control Systems, (MIDATL-72) course will satisfy:
- The competency requirements of Table A-II/1 of the STCW, as amended 2010; AND
- The tasks listed below from NVIC 12-14(Ch-2), for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 GT or More and will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xi); AND the following assessment tasks from NVIC 12-14(Ch-2): 1.8.A, 1.8.B, 9.1.A, 9.2.A, 9.2.B, 9.3.A, 9.4, and 9.5.A; AND
- The requirements of 46 CFR 11.319(a)(3) for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of less than 500 GT, AND the following assessment tasks from NVIC 02-18 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
- The requirements of Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 and 46 CFR 11.317a(2) for certification as a Master or OICNW on Vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters. The following assessment tasks from NVIC 13-14(Ch-1): 1.10.A; 1.10.B; 1.10.C; 1.10.D; 3.5.A; 5.1.A; 5.1.B; 5.1.C; and 5.3.A.
Applicants who have successfully completed our 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 78 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 Shiphandling 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.
Navigation at the operational level
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.
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
2020 Course Dates:
Call 757-703-2196 for class availability
2021 Course Dates:
05/17/2021 – 05/21/2021
Class Starts at: 8:00 a.m.
Check-in Time Starts at: 7:00 a.m.
Required Course Tools:
- Weems and Plath Triangle #101 (2 Triangles are required) $15.00
- Weems and Plath 15 $20.00
- Weems and Plath Ultralight Divider/Compass #176 $23.00
- Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator $16.00