Course Length: 40 hours
Recommended: STCW certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch (OICNW)
Advance Meteorology is a 5-day USCG & STCW approved course which provides students with the knowledge in forecasting weather and oceanographic conditions. Students will also gain knowledge on Ocean current systems, weather forecasting, synoptic charts and calculation of tidal conditions.
Students who successfully complete this 40-hour Advanced Meteorology course will satisfy the Advanced Meteorology training requirements of 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(iii) and 11.307(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 3,000 GT or more and 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(iii) and 11.313(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate or Master on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT.
The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines TASK’s, as documented in: NVIC 10-14 Tasks For Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT or More (Management Level) 7.1.A; 7.2.A; 7.3.A; 7.4.A; 7.4.B; 7.4.C
NVICs 11-14 Tasks for Master or Chief Mate or Master on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT: 7.1.A; 7.2.A; 7.3.A; 7.4.A; 7.4.B; 7.4.C