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205 Watchkeeping - OICNW


$ 1,500.00

Course Duration

7 Days


Course Description

Watchkeeping Course: OICNW - Course #205
This Watchkeeping (operational level) module is 7 days inlength 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 module focuses on introducing the candidate to the proper Watchkeeping functions and on taking action to avoid close quarters situations in accordance with the COLREGS.

This course utilizes the MPT SMART TMSimulation Center and will satisfy 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 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).

The following practical assessments performed during this courses have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines On Qualifications for Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More:

2.1.A      2.2.A      2.3.B

2.1.B      2.2.B      2.3.C

2.1.C      2.2.C      2.4.A

2.1.D      2.2.D      2.5.A

2.1.E      2.2.E      2.6.A

2.1.G     2.3.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
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

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On Friday August 2014 Robin said the following about
Watchkeeping - OICNW

None! Alan and Scott are great, and I look forward to more highly knowledgable classes with them.

Upcoming Fort Lauderdale Classes
Class Number Start Date Finish Date
011685 09 Mar 2018 16 Mar 2018
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