This course is a tutorial course that reviews content required for an oral examination with Transport Canada Examiner. The main content 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; IMO and IAMSAR; response to emergencies; search and rescue; seaworthiness; rigging, and other seamanship related topics.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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
- Recognise and understand the meanings of life saving and distress signals.
- Describe manoeuvres and procedures for rescuing a person overboard.
- Describe components and preparation of voyage planning.
- Use weather forecast in planning of voyage.
- State the type of vessel and the voyage for Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certification.
- Outline the duties of a Watchkeeping Officer at sea and in port.
Effective as of Fall 2008
General Seamanship - Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal (NAUT 1882) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Transportation
- Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal (WKMNC)
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