Advanced Cargo Operations
Course 606

Satisfy TONS of Advanced Cargo Handling Operations competence requirements for Chief Mates and Masters in ONE course. Learn about the various vessels and procedures taken by Chief Mates and Masters aboard General Cargo, Container Ships, Bulk Carriers, Ro-Ro Vessels, and Tank Vessels. Get a better understanding of Carriage of Hazardous Materials, Ship's Construction, and Maintenance & Repair. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

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Course Description

Advanced Cargo Handling Operations - Course #606
This 10 day course covers the duties undertaken by the Chief Mate while loading and discharging cargo in port, and care of cargo in transit.
This course will satisfy the Advanced Cargo Operations Training of STCW A-II/2 for raise in grade from the operational to management level licenses as per USCG NVICs 10-14 and 11-14. 
The Advanced Cargo Handling & Stowage standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.305(a)(2), 11.307(a)(2), 11.311(a)(2), 11.313(a)(2), and 11.315(a)(2); STCW Code Section A-II/2 and Table A-II/2, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from:


  • NVIC 10-14(Ch-4) Tasks 11.1.A, 11.1.B, 11.4.B, 11.4.C, 11.4.D, 11.5.A, 11.5.B, 11.5.C, 11.5.D, 11.6.A, 11.6.B, 11.6.C, 11.6.D, 11.7.A, 11.8.B, 12.1.A, 13.1.A,15.2.A, 15.3.A, and 15.4.A; AND
  • NVIC 11-14(Ch-4) Tasks 11.1.A, 11.1.B, 11.4.A, 11.4.B, 11.4.C, 11.5.A, 11.5.B, 11.5.C, 11.6.A, 11.6.B, 11.6.C, 11.6.D, 11.7.A, 11.8.B, 12.1, 13.1.A, 15.2.A, 15.3.A, and 15.4.A; AND
  • NVIC 03-18(Ch-2) Tasks 11.1.A, 11.4.A, 11.4.B, 11.5.A, 11.5.B, 11.5.C, 11.6.A, 11.6.B, 11.6.C, 11.6.D, 11.7.A, 11.8.B, 12.1, 13.1.A, 15.2.A, 15.3.A, and 15.4.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed your course need not present completed "Task Control Sheets" for these assessments in application towards STCW certification.

Subjects Include:
General Cargo
Container Ships
Bulk Carriers
Ro-Ro Vessels
Tank Vessels
Carriage of Hazardous Materials
Ship Construction

10 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Pen, Highlighter, Scientific Calculator.



John Markuske was a really good instructor and had a lot of real worlds practical experience that made the class more interesting.
Aldous, Friday July 2019
Advanced Cargo Operations