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NAUT 1882 - General Seamanship - Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

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.

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

NAUT 1882 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal (WKMNC)
    Part-time   Certificate

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