1787 | Advanced Watchkeeping (Management Level)


Course Number: 1787
Course Length: 40 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 6
Price: $1,500.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Advanced Watchkeeping (Management Level) (MIDATL-27) course will satisfy:

  • The Management Level Watchkeeping and Advanced COLREGS standards of competence of STCW Code Section A-II/2 and Table A-II/2, as amended 2010, for:
    • 46 CFR 11.305(a)(2) and 11.307(a)(2) for an STCW endorsement as Master or Chief Mate of vessels of 3,000 GT (ITC) or more; AND
    • 46 CFR 11.311(a)(2) and 11.313(a)(2) for an STCW endorsement as Master or Chief Mate of vessels of 500 GT (ITC) or more and less than 3,000 GT (ITC); AND
    • 46 CFR 11.315(a)(2) for an STCW endorsement as Master of vessels of less than 500 GT (ITC).
  • The following tasks from the National Assessment guidelines, NVICs 10-14(Ch-2), 11-14(Ch-2), and 03-18: 5.2.A 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.

The objective of this course is to instruct in areas relevant to Bridge Resource Management and Watchkeeping at the management level, in doing so, satisfy international regulations as stated in the Manila Amendments to the Standards of Training Certification and Watchke

Table A-II/2 Specification of minimum standard of competence for masters and chief mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

Function: Navigation at the management level


     • Establish watchkeeping arrangements and procedures

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency

     • Thorough knowledge of content, application, and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
     • Thorough knowledge of the content, application, and intent of the Principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch


     • Maintain safe navigation through the use of information from navigation equipment and systems to assist command decision making

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency

     • An appreciation of system errors and thorough understanding of the operational aspects of navigational systems
     •Blind pilotage planning

          • Evaluation of navigational information derived from all sources, including radar and ARPA, in order to make and implement command decisions for collision avoidance and for directing the safe navigation of the ship
          • The interrelationship and optimum use of all navigational data available for conducting navigation

2020 Course Dates:  
In 2020 call (757) 464-6008 for class availability
or to schedule online class.


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 $23.00