Deck Officers & Rating Courses

Lifeboatman

Did You Know?

Queen Mary 2, has twenty-two lifeboats which can carry 150 people per boat. There are also sixty life rafts, which can carry 37 people per raft, plus two fast rescue crafts. Queen Mary 2 carries 4400 people(3108 passengers and 1,292 crew). can all be rescued at sea in case of an emergency?

This course teaches preparation and maintenance of survival craft, embarkation of passengers and crew, launching survival craft, managing lifeboats and liferafts, using survival equipment, and saving the lives of those on board.

The successful student will be eligible for a US Coast Guard STCW endorsement for Proficiency in Survival Craft as mandated by 1995 STCW Convention and satisfies the requirements of IMO STCW 1995, Competences Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1.

Course Topics:

Liferafts and Rescue Boat required Equipment

Liferaft and Rescue Boat essential parts, Operation and Function of Launching Devices, Launching/Recovery, Maneuvering Commands and Procedures, Personal Survival Equipment, Distress Signals, Signals to Attract Attention, EPIRB, SARTS, Survival at Sea, Passenger Crew Safety, Lifesaving Appliance Regulations

Medical Care

First Aid

Seamanship

Marlinspike Seamanship, Compass: Operation and Maintenance

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Officers in Charge of Navigational Watch (OICNW)

Did You Know?

Words from a ship's OICNW... it's peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.. you have huge responsibilities on your shoulders. But nothing beats the pleasure of getting to see the sunrise and the sunset at sea. Those beautiful colors make you forget all worries. The sea is an enchantress. Sometimes it's calm, and at times it is ferocious. No wonder they say, only the best men go to sea!

An Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch is also referred to as a Deck Officer and is assigned with the duties of watch keeping and safe navigation of the ship. This program will prepare the learner for his/her Cadetship to obtain the sea service component and eventually qualify as a Deck Officer and sail as a third/second mate on a deep-sea vessel.

The OICNW will be equivalent to a STCW endorsement for operational level officer of the deck department on an ocean-going merchant ship. The OICNW duties consist of but are not limited to the duties of a National Mate’s credential. OICNW is an STCW endorsement that applies to MMC Officer Endorsements with tonnage limitations greater than 200 tons (500 tons) or more and either a near coastal or ocean route.

Course Topics:

The blended course topics include:

  • Chartwork
  • Watchkeeping, including International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) and marine communication phrases (SMCP)
  • Terrestrial and Celestial Navigation
  • Ship Construction and Naval Architecture
  • Personnel Management and Ship Business
  • Cargo Handling and Stowage
  • Marine Environmental Studies
  • Ship Maneuvering and Handling
  • Emergency and Safety Procedures
  • Applied Marine Science and Math

Course Modules:

  1. Q100- Rules of the Road: Inland and International
  2. Q111- Deck General
  3. Q112- Deck Safety
  4. Q113- Navigation General: Near Coastal
  5. Q114- Navigation General: Oceans
  6. Q115- Navigation Problems: Chart Plot
  7. Q116- Navigation Problems: Near Coastal
  8. Q117- Navigation Problems: Oceans

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Able Seaman

Did You Know?

The work can be physically demanding... enduring icy winds and cold rain on exposed decks during winter months... It can involve descending ladders and pulling ropes wearing protective gears. Working on a commercial vessel of any kind is hard work. But for the adventure at sea and an average salary of $50,421 per year, it all works out well for a young recruit.

This course incorporates the standards of competence as outlined in Table A-II/4 of STCW 2010, as amended and NVIC 06-14.

Candidates who successfully complete this course will satisfy the written examination and demonstration of ability requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(b) for any Able Seaman endorsement.

Course Topics:

Navigation and Rules of the Road

  • Nautical Terms
  • Navigational Compasses
  • Operation and Function of Launching Devices
  • International and Inland regulations for vessels lights and sound signals
  • Aids to navigation

Deck General Safety

  • Pollution Laws and Regulations
  • Pollutions Prevention and Control
  • Procedures for discharge, containment and cleanup of sludge and waste from cargo and fueling operations
  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Deck Machinery and Ground Tackle
  • Anchoring Procedures
  • Emergency Towing
  • Man Overboard
  • Fire Prevention and Firefighting
  • Lifesaving Appliances
  • Care of survivors

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Tankerman Assistant Dangerous Liquids

Did You Know?

One river barge can hold 10,000 to 30,000 barrels of oil. Two or three barges tied together in a single tow carry as much as 90,000 barrels in one shipment. That's more oil than an entire unit train can carry. 1 inland liquid cargo barge can haul 27,500 barrels of liquid, the equivalent of 46 rail cars or 144 tanker trucks. In 2014, there were 5,476 tugboats, towboats, and push boats and 31,043 barges operating on the nation's waterways.

This course covers loading, discharging and carriage of dangerous liquids. This course will satisfy Tanker Familiarization, Tankerman Assistant, Tankerman Engineer, and Tankerman Person In-Charge of Dangerous Liquids (DL). The endorsement on a Merchant Mariners Document will require meeting the sea time and appropriate product transfers as listed in 46 CFR. This course satisfies STCW A-V/1, paragraphs 1-21 for Dangerous Liquids including Petroleum and Chemical Transport.

Note: If you do not have any tank vessel sea service you may complete this course and the basic firefighting course and obtain the endorsement as TANKERMAN ASSISTANT. Then once you have gained the experience and the transfers, you can upgrade to PIC, without further training or testing.

Course Topics:

  • Basic knowledge of tankers
  • Basic knowledge of cargo operations
  • Basic knowledge of the physical properties of oil and chemicals
  • Knowledge and understanding of tanker safety culture and safety management
  • Basic knowledge of the hazards associated with tanker operations
  • Basic knowledge of hazard controls
  • Understanding of information on a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Function and proper use of gas-measuring instruments and similar equipment
  • Proper use of safety equipment and protective devices
  • Basic knowledge of safe working practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and industry guidelines and personal shipboard safety relevant to oil and chemical tanker
  • Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Basic knowledge of emergency procedures, including emergency shutdown
  • Basic knowledge of the effects of oil and chemical pollution on human and marine life
  • Basic knowledge of shipboard procedures to prevent pollution

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Tankerman Assistant Liquified Gas

Did You Know?

LNG is natural gas that has been cooled to -260. F(-162. C), changing it from a gas into a liquid that is 1/600th of its original volume. This dramatic reduction allows it to be shipped safely and efficiently aboard specially designed LNG vessels. A large LNG leak can cause rapid phase transition (RPT), an explosion of near spontaneous generation of vapor as the cold LNG is vaporized from heat gained from outside. However,the LNG vessels are built with such safety, until today,ther has been no case of LNG explosion from an LNG tankship.

This course satisfies the course requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for an endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant LG; AND the requirements of 46 CFR 13.611 (a)(2) and STCW Code Table A-V/1-2-1 for an endorsement for Basic Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations.

Note: If you do not have any tank vessel sea service you may complete this course and the basic firefighting course and obtain the endorsement as TANKERMAN ASSISTANT Liquefied Gas. Then once you have gained the experience and the transfers, you can upgrade to PIC, without further training or testing.

Course Topics:

  • Basic knowledge of tankers
  • Basic knowledge of cargo operations
  • Basic knowledge of the physical properties of liquefied gases
  • Knowledge and understanding of tanker safety culture and safety management
  • Basic knowledge of the hazards associated with tanker operations
  • Basic knowledge of hazard controls
  • Understanding of information on a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Function and proper use of gas-measuring instruments and similar equipment
  • Proper use of safety equipment and protective devices
  • Basic knowledge of safe working practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and industry guidelines and personal shipboard safety relevant to oil and chemical tankers
  • Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Basic knowledge of emergency procedures, including emergency shutdown
  • Basic knowledge of the effects of oil and chemical pollution on human and marine life
  • Basic knowledge of shipboard procedures to prevent pollution
  • Basic knowledge of measures to be taken in the event of spillage

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

Flexible course enrollment
Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.