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Watchkeeping

Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

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Course Length: 120 hours
Cost: $2,700
Prerequisite: None

Watchkeeping (Operational Level) is a 15-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students with the knowledge and understating of Bridge Resource Management; Situational Awareness; Voyage Planning & Deck Officer Conference; Error Detection and Accident Review; Master/Pilot Exchange; Effective Communication; Stress and Stress Management; Managing Fatigue; Rest Periods and Watch Hours; COLREGs72 and U.S. Inland Navigation Rules; Pollution Prevention and MARPOL; Record Keeping and Logbooks; Regulatory and Industry Initiatives; Alertness and Crew Endurance; Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis; Decision Making; Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch; Bridge Team Management; Keeping an Anchor Watch and; Keeping a Watch In-Port.

Any student who successfully completes the Watchkeeping (Operational Level) course will satisfy the training requirements for Watchkeeping, COLREGS, and IMO standard marine communication phrases (SMCP) of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ix), for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational watch (OICNW) of vessels of 500 GT or more (operational level); and of 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(iii), for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT (operational level); AND, Satisfy the approved training requirements for Bridge Resource Management of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational watch (OICNW) of vessels of 500 GT or more (operational level); and of 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(vii); for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT (operational level); and 46 CFR 11.321(a)(3)(iv) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal waters(operational level); AND, The Leadership and Teamworking Skills requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(c)(1), 11.319(b)(1), 11.321(b)(1), and 11.329(c); AND, The specific assessment tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 12-14; Tasks 2.1.A - 2.7.G, 7.1.A, and 18.1.A - 18.5.A.