Watchkeeping - OICNW
Course 205

Satisfy the Watchkeeping and SMCP training requirements and get some of the necessary watchkeeping assessments completed along the way! Learn about the common scenarios an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) can encounter while experiencing some of these scenarios in our Full-Mission Bridge Simulators. Contact the Student Services Office for availability.

Preparing for Watchkeeping - OICNW

Course Description

Watchkeeping Course: OICNW - Course #205
 
This Watchkeeping (operational level) module is 7 days in length and is scheduled directly following the prerequisite #151 BRM (Bridge Resource Management - 3 days) and the #216 LTS (Leadership & Teamworking Skills - 1 day) Courses for a total of 11 days. If you have already taken the BRM and LTS, please notify us upon registration and if not taken at MPT, please upload copies of your certificates to your MPT Student Portal.
 
This course is scheduled to start on a FRIDAY, run on SATURDAY, and continue MONDAY-FRIDAY for a total of the required 7-days.
 
This course focuses on introducing the candidate to the proper Watchkeeping functions and on taking action to avoid close quarters situations in accordance with the COLREGS. In addition, 

This course utilizes the MPT SMART TM Simulation Center and will satisfy the Watchkeeping and SMCP training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ix) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC), 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(iii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of less than 500 gross tonnage (ITC). 

Any applicant who has successfully completed Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (MARTPT-548) course will satisfy the following:

  • The watchkeeping training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(ix) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND
  • The watchkeeping training requirements of 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(iii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of less than 500 gross tonnage (ITC); AND
  • The watchkeeping competence of 46 CFR 11.321(a)(2); for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of less than 500 gross tonnage limited to Near Coastal waters; AND
  • The following practical assessments tasks in NVIC 12-14(Ch-2): 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 1.4.C, 1.5.A, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.1.C, 2.1.D, 2.1.E, 2.1.F, 2.1.G, 2.2.A, 2.2.B, 2.2.C, 2.2.D, 2.2.E, 2.2.F, 2.3.A, 2.3.B, 2.3.C, 2.4.A, 2.5.A, 2.6.A, 7.1, 12.l.A, 12.2.A, and 12.3.A; AND
  • The following practical assessments in NVIC  13-14(Ch-1): 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 1.4.C, 1.5.A, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.1.C, 2.1.D, 2.1.E, 2.1.F, 2.1.G, 2.2.A, 2.2.B, 2.2.C, 2.2.D, 2.2.E, 2.2.F, 2.3.A, 2.3.B, and 2.4.A; AND
  • The following practical assessments tasks in NVIC 02-18: 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.1.C, 2.1.D, 2.1.E, 2.1.F, 2.1.G, 2.2.A, 2.2.B, 2.2.C, 2.2.D, 2.2.E, 2.2.F, 2.3.A, 2.3.B, 2.3.C, 2.4.A, 2.5.A, 2.6.A, 7.1, 12.1.A, 12.2.A, and 12.3.A,

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

 
Subjects Include:
Rules of the Road
Keeping a Safe Navigational Watch
Chart Selection
Route Planning
Corrections of Charts and Publications
Bridge Resource Management
Keeping an Anchor Watch
Keeping a Watch in Port
Pollution Prevention
Record Keeping & Logbooks
Regulatory and Industry Initiatives
Situational Awareness
Error Detection and Accident Review
Voyage Planning & Briefings
Master/Pilot Exchange
Effective Communication
Stress Management
Decision Making
Rest Periods
Managing Fatigue
Alertness, and Endurance
Risk Assessment and Analysis
Human Factor
Standard Marine Communication Phrases


7 day class in Fort Lauderdale

Required Materials

PASSPORT for Photo ID, Paper, Pencil, Pen, Highlighter, Scientific Calculator, USCG Rules Book, and Plotting Tools.

 

Course Photos

 

Testimonials

None! Alan and Scott are great, and I look forward to more highly knowledgable classes with them.
Robin, Friday August 2014
Watchkeeping - OICNW