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
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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
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