Course Length: 40 hours
This 5-day course will satisfy the candidate with reliable knowledge of technical principles of sea transport of cargo and skills in the assessment of cargo securing arrangements. Also covered are the duties undertaken by the deck watch while loading and discharging cargo in port, and the care of cargo in transit. Subjects include: inspection and preparation of holds, cargo segregation, securing cargo, cargo handling equipment and safety, confined space entry and an overview of ship types (tankers, bulk carrier, container etc). This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table A-II/2 of STCW 1995 for the function Cargo Handling & Stowage at the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) Level.
Any applicant who has successfully completed your 40-hour Cargo Handling (Operational Level) course will satisfy the Cargo Handling training requirements for certification as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage. (ITC)
A clear mind ready to learn and retain a large volume of information.
Paper and pencil for note taking
A scientific calculator