Course Length: 8 hours
Visual Communications (Flashing Light) is a 1-day USCG & STCW approved course. Students who successfully complete this course will be knowledgeable of and have proficiency in Visual Communications. Students will gain knowledge in International Code of Signals and demonstrate the ability to receive Morse Light and single-letter signals at a transmission speed of at least 4 words per minute.
Any student who successfully completes the Visual Communications (Flashing Light) course will satisfy the Visual Signaling requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vi) if presented within one year of the completion of training. Students will also be considered to have successfully demonstrated the equivalent of assessments 7.1.A, 8.1.A and 8.2A for an STCW, as amended 2010, endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or more.