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.
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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
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