This course is a tutorial course that reviews contents required for an oral examination with Transport Canada Examiner. The main contents that are reviewed are maintaining a safe navigational watch; lifesaving and distress signals; weather routeing; ship-handling under various weather conditions; manoeuvring characteristics; anchoring and mooring; operations of small ships power plant; IMO and IAMSAR; response to emergencies; search and rescue; seaworthiness; towing operations; rigging, and other seamanship related topics.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
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Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Explain the principles of ship and weather routeing.
- Explain general manoeuvring characteristics of merchant vessels of all types.
- Describe the effects of wind and current on ship-handling.
- Explain principles to be observed in keeping a safe navigational watch as set out in the STCW code A-VIII/2.
- Recognize and understand the meanings of life saving and distress signals.
- Describe manoeuvres and procedures for rescuing a person overboard.
- Describe components required for the preparation of voyage plan.
- Use weather forecast in planning of voyage.
- Describe compliance with pollution prevention requirements.
Effective as of Fall 2008
General Seamanship - Master 500 GT Domestic (NAUT 1887) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Transportation
- Master 500GT Domestic
Associate Certificate Part-time
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