Navigation Officers & Rating Courses
Chapter 2 of the STCW Code for Standards Regarding the Master and Deck Department (Certification) address the requirements for navigation officers and ratings. STCW II/1 – 5 address the requirements as follows:
- Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more
- Masters and Chief Mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more
- Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch and of Masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage, engaged on near-coastal voyages
- Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
- Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck
The responsibilities are broadly broken up into two categories:
- The Master (Mariner Master or Captain), and
- Chief Mate
- Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) is an operational level endorsement for the other deck officers on a sea going ship, who are called the 2nd mate or the 3rd mate or 2nd officer or the 3rd officer.
- There are various ranks of deck ratings called the Able Seaman or AB, the Able Seafarer Deck (AS-D or AB Deck) and they are qualified ratings at the deck department on ocean going vessels
Management Level Courses – Master/Chief Mate Unlimited Tonnage
The Advanced Meteorology & Ocean Science course is required for an individual to upgrade their license to Chief Mate/Master, applicable to vessels greater than 3000 gross tons.
This course is required for all 2nd Mates upgrading to Chief Mate/Master. The course provides – This course is required for all 2nd Mates upgrading to Chief Mate/Master. The course provides
This course is for junior officers upgrading to Chief Mate/Master. The course provides instructions designed to provide experienced Deck Officers with advanced training and understanding
This course, offered as two stand-along modules, is required for all 2nd Mates upgrading to Chief Mate/Master. Both modules must be completed successfully before a STCW compliant
This course is required for all 2nd Mates upgrading to Chief Mate/Master. The Marine propulsion Plants course is designed to give the attendee an understanding of the operation of remote controls
This program will prepare the candidate 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
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.
This course is designed to reflect the general requirements for Lifeboatman – Limited endorsements, under 46 CFR 12.409. This is for Seafarers at the entry-level to effectively carry out all the duties that may be required of a Lifeboatman, taking charge of a rescue boat, liferaft, or other lifesaving apparatus during and after launch.