Course Length: 40 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of Ship Construction & Basic Stability
Cargo Handling & Stowage (Operational Level) is a 5-day course that teaches students required duties by the deck watch while loading and discharging cargo in port and care of the cargo in transit. Cargo planning, cargo stowage and securing, cargo segregation and inspection and preparation of holds will also be discussed.
Students who successfully complete Cargo Handling & Stowage (Operational Level) will satisfy the following requirements:
- The Cargo Handling and Stowage training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(x) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC).
- The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for Officer in Charge Of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: 10.1.A, 10.2.A, 10.3.A, 11.1.A, 11.2.A, 11.4.A, 11.5.A, 11.6.A, 11.7.A, 12.1.A, 12.2.A, AND 12.3.A..