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The course provides students with the fundamentals of keeping a safe navigational watch. Emphasis is given to International and Canadian Collision Regulations.
Due to COVID-19, possible online delivery. Required Text(s): Collision Regulations (Internet @ laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations) or can be purchased in book form from the BCIT Bookstore at www.bcitbookstore.ca. Canadian Aids to Navigation System – Canadian Coast Guard Publication Not available in print – Online only @ www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/aids/Canadian-Aids-To-Navigation-2011 Note: For the issuance of Transport Canada Training certificates by the school, a Transport Canada, Candidate Document Number (CDN#) will be required. Contact Transport Canada, Marine Safety for further information.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Define the main terminology used in the Collision regulations.
Identify lights and shapes as specified in the Collision regulations for vessels.
Identify sound signaling for clear and restricted visibility situations.
Interpret steering and sailing rules.
State the various types of signals prescribed to indicate distress and need of assistance.
Explain the basic principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch, watch at anchor, and watch in port.
Identify the basic duties of a watchkeeping officer at sea, port and anchorage.
Effective as of Fall 2008
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