This 5 day course provides students with knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems. This course will satisfy the Basic Meteorology Training of STCW A-II/1 for raise in grade from the support to the operational level licenses as per USCG Policy Letter.
Any applicant who successfully completes Meteorology (Operational Level) (MARTPT-316) course swill satisfy the following:
Applicants need not submit completed Task Control sheets in application for an STCW endorsement.
Pen, Pencil; Highlighter; Plotting Tools (Dividers/Parallel Ruler/Triangles)
This course was very well taught. Chris and Bernard have a daily exercise of the class making actual weather observations and generating a report. This matches how this knowledge is put to use on my ship. They used this exercise to introduce the theoretical concepts adding value to the course.
None. Keep Bernard teaching as long as possible. Truly one of the best instructors I have EVER had!