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MARINE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION CENTRE INC

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Training Courses

MTCC offers training programs duly authorized by the Flag Administration and as per requirements of the Convention and Code STCW 1978, as amended, international and national regulations

MTCC also offered tailored training courses as per customer´s requirements. Our programs are designed by specialized instructors in the maritime field, who can address your requirements.

List of Training Courses

Objective:

  1. Demonstrate the planning of a voyage and navigation knowing the resulting point accuracy
  2. Evaluate reported faults and defects in cargo spaces by taking appropriate measures
  3. Monitor compliance with legislative requirements and measures to ensure the safety of human life at sea, marine protection and environmental protection.
142

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

This course is principally intended for Officers certification as Master and Chief Mate on Ships of 500 Gross Tonnage or more. Entrants must have a certificate of competence in the previous capacity in which pretend to be upgraded; and have successfully completed a required seagoing service according the current and applicable regulation for seafarer’s certification, accordingly the Convention STCW’78, as amended.

General description:

The Course of Upgrading for Master and Chief Mate in ships of rough arc equal or superior to 500 belongs to the level of management of tasks and responsibilities that are listed in column 1 of table A-II / 2 of the Training Code for seafarers. It comprises 142 hours between theories and practices. It will be integrated by 15 thematic learning units, namely:

  1. Voyage planning and navigation given all the conditions;
  2. Determination of the situation, at any time
  3. Principles of the magnetic compass
  4. Regulation of international operations to prevent collisions (COLREGS)
  5. Meteorological and oceanographic conditions
  6. Measures to be taken in case of emergency of navigation
  7. Maneuvers on the ship in all conditions
  8. General knowledge of propulsion facilities and machinery systems and services
  9. Planning of loading, stowage and cargo hold, and their cargo and care during the trip
  10. Evaluation of reported faults and defects, in cargo spaces, hatch covers and ballast tanks, and adoption of appropriate measures
  11. Transportation of dangerous goods
  12. Trim control, stability and efforts
  13.  Surveillance and control of compliance with legislative requirements and measures to ensure the safety of human life at sea and the protection of the marine environment
  14. Maintenance of the safety and protection of the ship, the crew and passengers, as well as the good working condition of firefighting rescue systems and other quality systems
  15. Preparation of emergency plans and damage control

Objective:

  1. Manage the operation of the naval machinery.
  2. Control and manage electrical and electronic infrastructure.
  3. Evaluation of the performance and maintenance of the security of the installation of propulsion and auxiliary machinery
  4. Monitor compliance with legislative requirements and measures to ensure the safety of human life at sea, marine protection and protection of the marine environment.
142

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

This course is principally intended for Officers certification as Chief Engineer and Second Engineer Officer on Ships of Propulsive Power more than 3000 KW. Entrants must have a certificate of competence in the previous capacity in which pretend to be upgraded, ships propulsive power more than 750 KW; and have successfully completed a required seagoing service according the current and applicable regulation for seafarer’s certification, accordingly the Convention STCW’78, as amended.

In addition prior to enrollment, the participant must have completed the following courses:

  • IMO 2.03 – Advanced Training in Fire Fighting.
  • IMO 1.23 – Proficiency ins Survival Craft and Rescue Boat, other than Fast Rescue Boat
  • IMO 1.39 – Leadership and Teamwork

General description:

The Course of Upgrading for Chief Engineer and Second Engineer on Ships of Propulsive Power more than 3000 KW belongs to the level of management of tasks and responsibilities that are listed in column 1 of table A-III / 2 of the Training Code for seafarers. It comprises 142 hours between theories and practices. It will be integrated by 13 thematic learning units, namely:

  1. Management of the operation of the machinery of the propulsion installation.
  2. Planning and programming of operations
  3. Operation, monitoring, performance evaluation and maintenance of the security of the propulsion installation and auxiliary machinery.
  4. Management of fuel, lubricants and ballast operations.
  5. Operation management of electrical and electronic control equipment.
  6. Management of the location and correction of failures of the electrical and electronic control equipment to put it in working condition.
  7. Safe and effective procedure management of maintenance and repairs
  8. Detects and identifies the accusation of malfunctions of the machines and repair them
  9. Guarantees safety practices at work.
  10. Trim control, stability and efforts.
  11. Surveillance and control of compliance with legislative requirements and measures to ensure the safety of human life at sea, protection of the marine environment
  12. Maintenance of the safety of the crew and passengers and proper functioning of the security systems.
  13. Preparation of emergency and breakdown control planes, and act effectively in such situations.

Objective:
The objective of the training in Personal Survival Techniques is to enable the participant with the standard required as per Section A VI/ 1-1 of the Code STCW 1978 as amended. At the end of the course the participant should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Don a lifejacket
  • Don and use an immersion suit
  • Safely jump from a height into the water
  • Right an inverted liferaft while wearing a lifejacket
  • Swim while wearing a lifejacket
  • Keep afloat without a lifejacket
  • Board a survival craft from ship and water while wearing a lifejacket
  • Take initial actions on boarding survival craft to enhance chance of survival
  • Stream a drogue or sea-anchor
  • Operate survival craft equipment
  • Operate location devices, including radio equipment
142

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

The course is open to all seafarers who are to serve on board seagoing merchant ships. There are no particular educational requirements.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The course is principally intended as basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety duties in operation of the ship. There are no particular educational requirements. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.
At the end of the course, the participant must:

  • Identify the different types of fires on board.
  • How to know the appropriate extinguisher according to fire types.
  • How to know the correct use of fireman equipment on board.
  • How to know the procedures regarding permanents systems fixed against fire on board.
  • Identify the different sources of ignition on board and precautions. • Identify a safety practices on board.
16

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

The course is open to all seafarers who are to serve on board seagoing merchant ships. There are no particular educational requirements.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The purpose of the Basic First Aid Course is to train the participant with that which is established in the STCW Code. At the end of the course, the participant must:

  • Place a victim in the proper posture.
  • Apply artificial respiration techniques.
  • Control haemorrhages.
  • Adopt appropriate measures to treat states of shock.
  • Take correct measures in case of burns, fractures and other injuries, including electric discharges.
  • Rescue and transport a victim.
  • Apply bandages and use first aid kit material.
16

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

The course is open to all seafarers who are to serve on board seagoing merchant ships. There are no particular educational requirements.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Due to the vastly different environment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designed to prepare new recruits for a life at sea. Working on a ship can be
hazardous occupation for the uninitiated.
This course will give new seafarers an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures on board so that they adjust to the shipboard environment, and
are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. To that extent this course is planned to make their transition from a shore to a sea career smooth and
give some knowledge of ship’s working before they actually step on board a ship
At the end of the course, the participant must:

  • Comply with emergency procedures.
  • Observe safe working practices
  • Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship
  • take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
20

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

There are no specific entry standards for the training in this model course. The training is mandatory for all prospective seafarers, who should complete this basic training before being assigned to any shipboard duties.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
All seafarers employed or engaged on board ship as part of ratings forming part of a navigational watch shall demonstrate a minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-ll/4 which shall include, but not limited the following :

  • Keep a proper look-out by sight and hearing
  • Steer the ship and also comply with helm orders in the English language
  • Understand shipboard terms and definitions
  • Use of appropriate internal communication and alarm systems
  • Ability to understand orders and to communicate with the officer of the watch on matters relevant to watchkeeping duties
  • Procedures for the relief, maintenance and handover of a watch
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Operate emergency equipment and apply emergency procedures.
128

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

The course is open to all seafarers who are to serve on board seagoing merchant ships. There are no particular educational requirements.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
This syllabus covers the requirements of chapter III of the STCW Convention and section A-III/4 of the STCW Code. This functional element provides the detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to Marine Engineering at the Support Level.
This courses provides the background knowledge and practical work to:

  • Contribute to a safe engineering watch
  • Communicate with the officer of the watch
  • Use internal communication systems
96

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

This course is principally intended for candidates for certification as ratings forming part of a watch in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room. The minimum educational standards for entry to the profession may be prescribed by the Administration. In preparing this course it has been assumed that entrants will have successfully completed a minimum period of full-time general education of about 9 to 10 years up to secondary level.
The IMO model course 3.17 Maritime English provides guidance to assist Administrations in developing their own training programmes to achieve the standards of competency in Maritime English and effective communication, as set out in the STCW Code. Noting the wide range of seafarers working in different capacities on board ships, the relevant sections from model course 3.17 may be selected to suit the seafarers’ individual needs as per their related duties on board.
Conversely, topics that have been adequately covered during their general education can be omitted and the allotted time reduced accordingly.
Shall passed a special training, either pre-sea or on board ship, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than two months.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
This course comprises four functions at the support level. On successful completion of the training and assessment trainees should be competent to carry out safely the duties of ratings as able seafarer deck.
The teaching schemes should be carefully scrutinized to ensure that all of the tabulated training outcomes in the STCW Code and the essential underpinning knowledge at each stage are effectively covered. A certain amount of duplication under different subjects will probably occur. Provided it is not excessive, the different approaches can provide useful reinforcement of subjects already learned. Care should be taken to see that terms not included in the syllabus or treatment beyond the depth indicated by the objectives have not been introduced, except where necessary to meet additional requirements of the Administration.
Those entering the course should meet the requirements of chapter II, section A-II/4 of the STCW Code for ratings forming part of a navigational watch.

367

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:

The minimum educational standards for entry to the profession may be prescribed by the Administration. In preparing this course it has been assumed that entrants will have successfully completed a minimum period of full-time general education of about 9 to 10 years up to secondary level.
Where entrants have not reached the required level of knowledge to be able to follow this course, it may be necessary to provide a preparatory course or courses to bring them to the desired level before starting the course.
The IMO model course 3.17 Maritime English provides guidance to assist Administrations in developing their own training programmes to achieve the standards of competency in Maritime English and effective communication, as set out in the STCW Code. Noting the wide range of seafarers working in different capacities on board ships, the relevant sections from model course 3.17 may be selected to suit the seafarers’ individual needs as per their related duties on board.
Conversely, topics that have been adequately covered during their general education can be omitted and the allotted time reduced accordingly.
The participant shall:

  • Be not less than 18 years of age
  • Be in possession of the following valid courses:
    • Rating forming part of navigational watch (STCW, Regulation II/4)
    • Basic training according to the regulation VI/1.
  • Have approved seagoing service as Rating forming part of navigational watch, not less than 12 months.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
All seafarers employed or engaged in capacity of ratings as able seafarer engine in serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall demonstrate a minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency to perform duties in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room. Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/5 which include following:

  • Clear and concise communications and use of appropriate internal communication system;
  • Engine-room watch: duties, procedures and information for safe handover maintenance and relief;
  • Main propulsion and auxiliary machinery, frequency and extent monitoring in conformity with procedures and accepted principles and for safe engine-room watch;
  • Deviations from the norm, unsafe or potential hazards conditions of main and auxiliary machinery: identifying reporting and rectifying before work continues;
  • Fueling and oil transfer operations: procedures, established safety practices and equipment operating instructions;
  • Handling of dangerous, hazardous and harmful liquids: procedures and established safety practices;
  • Bilge and ballast operations: procedures, equipment operating instructions, established safety and pollution of the marine environment prevention practices and measures;
  • Shipboard equipment, machinery and systems: knowledge and understanding of purpose, arrangement and construction; safe operation practices, instructions and procedures;
  • General lifting operations safety practices, communication procedures and equipment operating instructions;
  • Electrical equipment hazards: identifying and reporting of unsafe equipment;
  • Understands safe voltages for hand-held equipment;
  • Understands risks associated with high-voltage equipment and onboard work;
  • Maintenance and repair activities: requirement and procedures, technical specifications, safety practices and measures during work;
  • Selection and proper use of equipment and tools;
  • Established safety practices and equipment operating instructions for stores operations;
  • Established safety practices for handling of dangerous, hazardous and harmful stores;
  • Procedures designed to safeguard the marine environment are observed at all times;
  • Procedures designed to safeguard personnel and the ship are observed at all times;
  • Safe working practices are observed and appropriate safety and protective equipment is correctly used at all times.
100

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Every candidate for certification shall:

  • be not less than 18 years of age;
  • be physically fit for duty as per requirement of Regulation I/9 of the STCW-78, as amended and national standards. Those entering the course shall meet the requirements of Chapter III, Section A-III/4 of the STCW code for ratings forming part of an engineering watch.
  • passed a special training, either pre-sea or on board ship, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than twelve months.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
All seafarers employed or engaged on board ship as Electro Technical Ratings shall demonstrate a minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of Table A-III/7 which shall include, but not limited the following:

  • Safe use and operation of electrical equipment;
  • Knowledge of the causes of electric shock and precautions to be observed to prevent shock;
  • Basic knowledge of the operation of mechanical engineering systems;
  • Safety requirements for working on shipboard electrical systems;
  • Ability to use lubrication and cleaning materials and equipment;
  • Ability to understand and execute routine maintenance and repair procedures;
  • Basic environmental protection procedures; knowledge of safe disposal of waste materials;
  • Ability to understand and execute routine maintenance and repair procedures;
  • understanding manufacturer’s safety guidelines and shipboard instructions;
  • Basic knowledge of electro-technical drawings and safe isolation of equipment and associated systems required before personnel are permitted to work on such plant or equipment;
  • test, detect faults and maintain and restore electrical control equipment and machinery to operating condition;
  • Electrical and electronic equipment operating in flammable areas;
  • Basics of ship’s fire-detection system;
  • carrying out safe maintenance and repair procedures;
  • Detection of machinery malfunction, location of faults and action to prevent damage;
  • Maintenance and repair of lighting fixtures and supply systems;
  • Knowledge of procedures for safe handling, stowage and securing of stores;
  • Working knowledge of safe working practices and personal shipboard safety;
  • Use of appropriate internal communication system;
  • Engine-room alarm systems and ability to distinguish between the various alarms, with special reference to fire-extinguishing gas alarms;
  • Knowledge of emergency duties;
  • Escape routes from machinery spaces;
  • Familiarity with the location and use of fire-fighting equipment in the machinery spaces.
204

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Every candidate for certification shall:

  • be not less than 18 years of age;
  • be physically fit for duty as per required by Regulation I/9 of STCW-78, as amended and national standards;
  • passed a special training, either pre-sea or on board ship, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than three months.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section AVI/3 and Table A-VI/3. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in advanced firefighting, a trainee will be competent to take command, organize and train fire parties and control fire-fighting operations. The seafarer will have acquired a knowledge of fire prevention and an ability to inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing ‘systems and equipment. He will also be able to investigate and report on incidents involving fire.

31

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
The course is open to seafarers who have completed basic training in fire prevention. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
This course covers minimum standard competence in medical first aids; a trainee will be competent to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board.

32

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Seafarers should have completed IMO Model Course No. 1.13, Elementary First Aid or attained a similar standard in elementary first aid.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The course is open to seafarers to be designated in charge of medical care on board ships. Those entering the course should have successfully completed training in medical first aid on board ship, such as specified in the IMO Model Course 1.14 Medical First Aid.
The course is also open to seafarers who have previously completed this Medical Care training and wish to comply with the recommendation in the IMO/ILO Document for Guidance, 1985 that a refresher course should be undertaken at intervals of approximately five years.
After successful completion of the course the trainees will be competent to participate effectively in co-ordinate schemes for medical assistance on ship at sea and to provide the sick or injured with a satisfactory standard of medical care while they remain on board.
The purpose of the medical course is to train the participant with that which is established in the STCW 95 Code. At the end of the course, the participant must:

  • Efficiently give first aid to the injured person.
  • Provide therapeutic treatment appropriate for the recovering of sick and injured people.
  • Analyse the causes of the accident.
  • Stabilize the vital functions of the patient and prepare him for transport to a health care centre.
  • Provide advance information (pre-diagnosis) by any means of communication to the maritime and health authorities, this way making it easier for the physician to prepare the emergency assistance at a health care centre.
  • Advise the ship’s master on the need for the medical evacuation of the patient.
  • Coordinate, according to the circumstances and diagnosis, the assistance and rescue of the injured person.
45.5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
The course is open to all seafarers who are to serve on board seagoing merchant ships. There are no particular educational requirements.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Upon completion of the course, trainees shall be able to:

  • Assist the ship Master manage the vessels bridge team each voyage so personnel are fit, rested, trained and prepared to be able to perform bridge duties and respond efficiently and effectively to changes in circumstances including emergencies.
  • Demonstrate effective two-way communication with team members including pilots and Shore VHF Stations.
  • Plan passage and demonstrate safe navigation procedures particularly in restricted arrival and departure areas.
  • Identify instruments, equipment and source of information; risks, best decision and actions at given situation, for performance by appropriate members of navigational watch.
  • To ensure bridge team members are trained and aware of their responsibilities.
40

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
The course is intended to Management and Operational Level Officers.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The Objective of ERM is to motivate the team, as needed, to change its behavior to good resource management practices during everyday operations. This includes understanding the importance of good management and teamwork and the willingness to change behavior. An overall objective is to increase safety, efficiency and job satisfaction in shipping companies and, eventually, in the maritime industry as a whole. (MRM) This is done in the hopes of the following:

  • To reduce risk and accidents in the fleet by focusing on casualty prevention
  • Through case studies and theory, make the officers aware of human factors
  • To train the officers in cooperation and the coordination of tasks and in the deployment of resources in crisis and busy situations
  • To create awareness about the different areas of responsibility and working situations with regard to Engine-room watch keeping and leadership
  • To use the simulators to train and observe and ensure that the officers keep a high standard of competence within the ERM and leadership principles
42

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
The course is intended to Management and Operational Level Engineering Officers.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
To provide knowledge and skills related to operation, supervising and monitoring the safe operation and control of a ship’s machinery in accordance with provisions of the STCW Code.
In particular, the trainee will be able to have:

  • Familiarization with the use of instrumentation and controls used in the engine-rooms of modern merchant ships
  • Familiarization with the use of instrumentation and controls used in the engine-rooms of modern merchant ships
  • An awareness of the need for proper pre-planning, the use of checklists and of the timescale involved in starting up propulsion plant machinery
  • Experience in identifying operational problems and trouble-shooting them
  • The ability of logical decision making which promotes operational safety.
106

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Entry to the course is open to trainees with basic background and knowledge of engine –room machinery and to marine engineers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the operation of the machinery of a modern merchant ship.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
This training course shall provide background knowledge and supporting practical work of shipboard personnel engaged in operation withpower systems in excess 1000 volts. Additionally, trainees of the course will get knowledge in the following subjects:

  • Construction and operation of HV equipment: circuit breakers, fuses, over current protection etc., electrical machines, switchboards,instrumentation;
  • Break-down strength of solid dielectrics, gases, operation insulation systems;
  • Relation between shock voltage and shock current;
  • Possibility of distance electric shock, possibility of the electric shock by the electrostatic charge;
  • Difference of electric shock caused by low and high voltage;
  • General HV protection measures: housings, partitions, distances, insulation mats, insulation materials, access restrictions, markings andwarnings, HV equipment access monitoring and locks;
  • Use fixed and portable HV measurement and control apparatus for testing insulation resistance of HV machines, cables and anotherequipment;
  • Check and use of HV testers;
  • Personal HV protection equipment (PPE): insulated gloves, goggles, insulating bars, insulating footwear, mates, earthing cables;
  • Terms of certification/test of personal protection equipment;
  • Permission and coordination of HV works;
  • Information, warnings and protection against unauthorized influence on safety;
  • Assistance during HV work;
  • Understands meaning of warning signs;
  • Possibility of essential lengthening and migration of electric arc at the voltages above 1kV;
  • Basic parameters of electric arc: the temperature, the energy etc.
32

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that these attending this course will be engaged on board of a ship in operation with power systems in excess of 1000 volts.Additionally, they shall respond to the following requirements:

  • Age: at least 18 years old;
  • Health status: according to the requirements of the Ministry of the STCW Convention of 1978, as amended (Reg. I/9) and therequirements of the STCW Code, as amended (Sections A-I/9 and B-I/9);
  • Trainees of the course : electro-technical officers, chief engineer officers and second engineer officers, officers in charge of anengineering watch engaged on board of a ship in operation with power systems in excess of 1000 volts;
  • Experience: as per STCW requirement

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The trainees who successfully complete this course will have gained experience in handling ships under various conditions and will make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship maneuvering in normal and emergency situations.
In particular, trainees will gain:

  • Familiarization with the of engines and helm for ship maneuvering;
  • An understanding of the effects on the behaviour of the ship of wind, current, shallow water, banks and narrow channels and condition of loading;
  • A greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or maneuver and the need for an alternative plan;
  • A greater awareness and understanding of a good interactive communication style and benefit of building up a common shared mental model of the planned passage.
40

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Trainees wishing to enter this course should have a minimum of six months’ watchkeeping experience as officer on charge of a navigational watch and should also have completed a course of training which meets or exceeds the standard set in IMO assembly resolution A.483 (XII), training in radar observation and plotting (see IMO Model Course 1.07)

General description:

N/A

Objective:
On completion of the course the learner/trainee should be able to demonstrate sufficient understanding and knowledge of leadership and teamworking and have therelevant skills to competently carry out the duties of officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more, or officer in charge of an engineeringwatch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room. The knowledge, understanding and proficiency should include,but not be limited to, those listed in Column 2 of table A-II/1 and table A-III/1:

  • Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training
  • Ability to apply task and workload management
  • A knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation
  • Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management
  • Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques
45.5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that trainees undertaking this course will, through on-campus learning and onboard experience, have sufficient familiarity with shipboard operations tounderstand that leadership and team working is an essential part of their role on board at the operational level.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Those who have successfully completed the course will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of preventing pollution to the (marine) environment. This knowledge and understanding shall include, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Concept of sustainable shipping
  • Complexity and diversity of the marine environment
  • Impact of shipping on the environment
  • Role of regulations, procedures and technical installations to protect the environment
  • Marine environmental awareness, personal responsibility
  • Role of human element to prevent pollution, proactive measures

Those who have successfully completed the course shall demonstrate the intention to:

  • Fully observe procedures for monitoring ship-board operations and ensure compliance with requirements for environmental protection
  • Act to ensure that the positive environmental reputation of shipping is maintained
21

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Officers and officers in charge of a navigational or and engineering watch.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the prescribed examination should be able to operate efficiently the GMDSS equipment required to be fitted in sea areas A1, A2, A3 and A4, and to have primary responsibility for radio communications during distress, urgency, safety and routine incidents. Given the severe problems being experienced in the GMDSS as a result of the large number of false distress alerts that occur, training will also be provided in techniques to avoid the unintentional transmission of false distress alerts and the procedures to use in order to mitigate the effects of false distress alerts following unintentional transmission.

108

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
This course framework requires a basic knowledge of radio communication practice and a working knowledge of written and spoken English. Candidates are assumed to have basic computer skills in order to participate in the course. However, additional computer skills training will be required by candidates without any basic proficiency in the use of computers.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Those who successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS navigation and electronic charts to undertake the duties of a navigational watch officer defined by STCW Code, as amended. This knowledge, skill and understanding should include Column 1 ECDIS competencies of Tables A-II, but is not limited to:

  • Knowledge of the capability and limitations of ECDIS operations, and all indicated sub-topics
  • Proficiency in operation, interpretation, and analysis of information obtained from ECDIS, and all indicated sub-topics
  • Management of operational procedures, system files and data, and all indicated sub-topics
45.5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that trainees undertaking this course have accomplished some formal instruction in Terrestrial Navigation, have at minimum some familiarization with visual navigation, have accomplished a period of supervised bridge watch-keeping duties, and have prior completion of basic radar/ARPA (MC 1.07). Trainees should also have considerable familiarization with personal computing operating systems, keyboards and mice or trackballs.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
A trainee successfully completing this course and meeting the required performance standards will recognize when radar should be in use; will select a suitable mode and range setting for the circumstances; will be able to set the controls for optimal performance; and will be aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets and in terms of accuracy.

When within the range of the coast, the trainee will be able to compare the radar display with the chart, select suitable conspicuous land targets and use these targets to fix his position.

In addition, the trainee will be aware of the need to maintain a continuing plot of ship targets which may pose a potential threat of collision; and he will be able to derive from the plot the necessary information about other ships’ courses, speeds and nearest approaches to enable action to be taken in ample time, in accordance with COLREG to prevent a close-quarters situation arising.

78.3

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
The course is principally intended for candidates for certification as officers in charge of a navigational watch. Before undergoing the course, trainees should have completed a minimum period of six months approved sea service and preferably have gained some experience of bridge watchkeeping.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The objective is to provide trainees with guidance and information to gain knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) required to achieve the objectives of the learning outcomes to demonstrate the standard of competence in Navigation at the Management Level assigned to shipboard duties as required in section A-II/2 and set out in table A-II/2 of the STCW Code. Trainees who complete this course should be able to successfully demonstrate their competence at the Management Level by being:

  • aware when the radar should be used, and able to supervise officers in charge of a navigational watch to select a suitable mode and range setting for particular circumstances, and to set the controls for optimal performance;
  • fully aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets, and able to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of information obtained and displayed;
  • able to pay due attention to the functions of radar in position fixing, navigation, clearing of danger and altering course;
  • able to coordinate the preparation of voyage plans, and use all effective means to ensure the implementation of voyage plans;
  • able to develop a good understanding of the provisions in the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, relating to the use of radar;
  • able to identify developing situations and ascertain risks correctly by radar and take appropriate actions, to verify the effectiveness of collision avoidance and determine the proper timing for resuming the course and speed after collision avoidance, bearing in mind that assumptions should not be made on the basis of scanty radar information; and
  • able to instruct the bridge team to use radar information to determine the position of a distressed target, to approach the search and rescue spot by continuous setting-up of radar and evaluating radar information, and to manage proper informed decision-making to ensure successful coordination of the search and rescue operations.
45.5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
This course is principally intended for trainees at the management level for radar navigation on board. Prior to entering the course, trainees should be officers in charge of a navigational watch who satisfy the minimum requirements set out in STCW Code, table A-II/1, and have completed approved seagoing service, and perform functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of not less than that required by the Party concerned for a certificate of competence at management level. Trainees for certification of masters or chief mates should have completed, or be following a planned and structured programme of training; shipboard training should include tasks or projects relating to management-level duties of masters or chief mates.

Considering the particular duties of personnel at the management level, it is advised that trainees should be familiar with the basic theory of Integrated Navigation System (INS), and basic requirements set out in table A-II/1 of the STCW Code. It should also be made clear to trainees that the following contents of this course are a part of the KUPs for the relevant competence set out in table A-II/2 of the STCW Code. These include “plan a voyage and conduct navigation”, “determine position and the accuracy of resultant position fix by any means”, “coordinate search and rescue operations”, “establish watchkeeping arrangements and procedures” and “maintain safe navigation through the use of information from navigation equipment and systems to assist command decision-making”.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW convention charter VI, section A-VI/2, and table A-VI/2-1. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats, a trainee will be competent to operate life-saving appliances and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during or launch. They will also be able to operate a survival craft engine and manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship. Trainees will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics, how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve the lives of those in their charge.

32

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
For admission to the course, seafarers must be certified by a doctor to in good health. They must also have completed the four basic courses covering the familiarization and basic safety training and instruction in accordance with regulation VI/1 of STCW.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
This syllabus covers the requirements of STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-2. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in fast rescue boats, a trainee will be competent to handle and take charge such boats during or after launch in adverse weather and sea conditions. They will also be able to operate a fast rescue boat engine.
Trainees will know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling equipment between the rescue boat and a helicopter and the ship; and how to carry out search patterns.

23.5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Seafarers must be medically fit and the holder of a certificate of PSRB other than FRB in accordance with Reg. VI/2, paragraph 1 of STCW 1978, as amended.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
During this course, you will be able to:

  • Familiarization with the equipment, instrumentation and controls used for cargo handling on a tanker
  • A greater awareness of the need of proper planning, the use of checklists and the time scales involved in the various cargo handling operations
  • An enhanced awareness to apply proper and safe procedures at all times when carrying out the various operations on board an oil or chemical tanker
  • An acquisition of experience in identifying operational problems and assist in solving them.
  • An improvement in the ability to promote safety and protect the marine environment
  • An increased ability to assist and co-ordinate actions during emergencies
45.5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
This courses is principally intended for candidates for certification for basic training for oil tanker cargo operations as specified in section A-V/1-1 paragraph 1 of the STCW 2010 Code as amended. The trainees shall have successfully completed approved Basic Safety Training Courses as per STCW Section A-VI/1, paragraphs 2, 3, Tables A – VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-4. This certificate is duly recognized by the Panama Maritime Authority.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
During this course, you will be able to:

  • Familiarization with the equipment and instrumentation used for cargo handling on a liquefied gas tanker
  • Greater awareness of the need of proper planning, the use of checklists and the time scales involved in the various cargo handling operations
  • Enhanced awareness to apply proper and safe procedures at all times when carrying out the various operations on board a liquefied gas tanker
  • Improvement in the ability/increased ability to follow procedures and instructions to promote safety and protect the marine environment
  • Increased ability to assist and coordinate actions during emergencies. An improvement in the ability to promote safety and protect the marine environment
33

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
This course is principally intended for candidates for certification for basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations as specified in section A-V/1-2, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code as amended.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
During this course, you will be able to:

  • Familiarization with the equipment, instrumentation and controls used for cargo handling on a tanker
  • A greater awareness of the need of proper planning, the use of checklists and the time scales involved in the various cargo handling operations
  • An enhanced awareness to apply proper and safe procedures at all times when carrying out the various operations on board an oil or chemical tanker
  • An acquisition of experience in identifying operational problems and assist in solving them.
  • An improvement in the ability to promote safety and protect the marine environment
  • An increased ability to assist and co-ordinate actions during emergencies
60

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
This course is open to any person with immediate responsibility for loading, unloading care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo related operations on oil tankers. It comprises of seafarers who have qualified in accordance with Regulation V/1-1 paragraph. 4.3 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended.

It is required that prior the enrollment for this course, the participant had completed previously and satisfactory approved the basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations course.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Provided they hold an appropriate certificate and are otherwise qualified in accordance with regulation V/1-1 paragraph 6 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, those successfully completing the course should therefore be able to take immediate responsibility for loading, unloading and care in transit of chemical tanker cargoes. They will make a safe and more effective contribution to the operation and control of the cargo on a chemical tanker, which will improve the ship safety and provide greater protection to the environment. In particular, during the course, there will be:

  • advanced level of familiarization with the equipment, instrumentation and controls used for cargo handling on a chemical tanker
  • A greater awareness of the need of proper planning, the use of checklists and the time scales involved in the various cargo handling operations
  • An enhanced awareness to apply proper and safe procedures at all times when carrying out the various operations on board and chemical tanker
  • An acquisition of experience in identifying operational problems and solving them
  • An improvements in the ability to make decisions which promote safety and protect the marine environment
  • An increased ability to plan and co-ordinate actions during emergencies
60

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
The course is open to seafarers who have completed a shore-based fire-fighting training course approved by the Administration, and who have qualified in accordance with the regulation V/1 paragraph 2 (basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations).
The following then is the minimum entry requirement:

  • Relevant experience on board a tanker as stipulated STCW 78 (Regulation V/1, paragraph 2.1)
  • An approved advanced fire-fighting course

This certificate is duly recognized by the Panama Maritime Authority.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
On completion of this course the trainee should be able to take immediate responsibility for loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo on gas tankers.

During this course, you will be able to learn about:

  • Gas tankers and cargo operations
  • chemistry & physics
  • hazards
  • rules and regulations
  • ship design & different cargo containment systems
  • cargo handling systems including regasification for new LNG carriers
  • safety
  • cargo handling operations
  • ship/shore interface
  • emergency operations
60

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
The course is open to all the seafarers presently employed or who intend to go out to sea. This course is a mandatory requirement for all seafarers who joined sea after 1st August 1998. All trainees must be certified to be in good health before undertaking the course.
This course is open to any person immediate responsibility for loading, unloading, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo related operations on liquefied gas tankers.
Al trainees must be qualified in accordance with the regulation V/I-2 paragraph 2 “Basic Training for liquefied tanker cargo operations”.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The objective is to provide trainees with guidance and information to gain knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) required to achieve the objectives of the
learning outcomes to demonstrate their competence in Passenger ship crowd management in accordance with paragraph 3 of section A-V/2 and table A-V/2-1 of the
STCW Code.
The trainee should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
o Contribute to the implementation of shipboard emergency plans and procedures to muster and evacuate passengers; and
o Assist passengers en route to muster and embarkation stations.

11

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is recommended that trainees complete Basic training in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code and Passenger ship emergency familiarization in accordancewith section A-V/2 of the STCW Code, recognizing that these have been completed for a different ship previously.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The objective is to provide trainees with guidance and information to gain knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) required to achieve the learning objectives to demonstrate their competence in Passengers ship crisis management and human behavior training in accordance with section A-V/2, paragraph 4 and table A-V/2-2 of the STCW Code.
The trainee should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • organize shipboard emergency procedures;
  • optimize the use of resources;
  • control response to emergencies;
  • control passengers and other personnel during emergency situations; and
  • establish and maintain effective communications.
17

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Entry to the course is open to masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person designated on the muster list as having responsibility for the safety passengers in emergency situations on board passenger ships.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The objective is to provide trainees with guidance and information to gain knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) required to achieve the objectives of the learning outcomes to demonstrate their competence in Safety training for personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces in accordance with paragraph 2 of section A-V/2 of the STCW Code.
The trainee should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • establish and maintain effective communication with crew and passengers during an emergency;
  • demonstrate to passengers the use of personal life-saving appliances; and
  • embark and disembark passengers, with special attention to persons with disabilities and persons needing special assistance, during emergency.
7

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Entry to the course is open to all trainees who have completed the Basic training per section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
The objective is to provide trainees with guidance and information to gain knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) required to achieve the objectives of thelearning outcomes to demonstrate their competence in Passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity training in accordance with Section A-V/2 paragraph 5 of theSTCW Code.
The trainee should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • manage loading and discharging cargo operations;
  • apply any special safeguards, procedures and requirements regarding the carriage of dangerous goods on board ro-ro passenger ships;
  • apply provisions of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage in securing cargoes
  • analyze stability and trim prior and after damages occur;
  • monitor opening, closing and securing operations of doors and ramps; and
  • monitor RO-RO deck atmosphere.
17

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Entry to the course is open to masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and every person assigned immediate responsibility for embarkingand disembarking passengers, for loading, discharging or securing cargo, or for closing hull openings on board RO-RO passenger’s ships.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
A trainee successfully completing this course will gain:

  • understanding of the basic requirements for structure, stability and subdivision, machinery, lifesaving appliances, fire protection, voyage planning, ship routeing, navigation systems and equipment, radio communication, pollution prevention equipment, liability and safety management systems, as applicable to the different types and sizes of ship which may undertake voyages in polar waters;
  • ability to contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in polar waters
  • understanding of ice characteristics and areas where different types of ice can be expected in the area of operation;
  • understanding of vessel performance in ice and low air temperature;
  • understanding of safe operations and ship manoeuvrability in ice;
  • awareness to monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements;
  • understanding to apply safe working practices and to respond to emergencies;
  • understanding and awareness of correct crew preparation, working conditions and safety;
  • understanding the need to ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards; and
  • understanding skills to perform manoeuvres in order to safely operate ships in polar waters.
34

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that these attending this course will be serving as master, chief officer or officer in charge of navigational watch and should also have completed the basic training course for ships operating in Polar waters. Additionally, they shall respond to the following requirements:

  • age: at least 18 years old;
  • health status : according to the requirements of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and requirements of the STCW Convention of 1978, as amended (Rule I / 9) and the requirements of the STCW Code, as amended (Sections A-I / 9 and B-I / 9);
  • trainees of the course : masters, chief officers or officer in charge of navigational watch
  • experience: not require

General description:

N/A

Objective:
A trainee successfully completing this course will gain:

  • understanding of the basic requirements for structure, stability and subdivision, machinery, lifesaving appliances, fire protection, voyage planning, ship routeing,navigation systems and equipment, radio communication, pollution prevention equipment, liability and safety management systems, as applicable to thedifferent types and sizes of ship which may undertake voyages in polar waters;
  • ability to contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in polar waters
  • understanding of ice characteristics and areas where different types of ice can be expected in the area of operation;
  • understanding of vessel performance in ice and low air temperature;
  • understanding of safe operations and ship manoeuvrability in ice;
  • awareness to monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements;
  • understanding to apply safe working practices and to respond to emergencies;
  • understanding and awareness of correct crew preparation, working conditions and safety;
  • understanding the need to ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards; and
  • understanding skills to perform manoeuvres in order to safely operate ships in polar waters.
30

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that these attending this course will be serving as master, chief officer or officer in charge of navigational watch and should also have completed the basictraining course for ships operating in Polar waters. Additionally, they shall respond to the following requirements:

  • age : at least 18 years old;
  • health status : according to the requirements of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and requirements of the STCW Convention of 1978, as amended (Rule I / 9)and the requirements of the STCW Code, as amended (Sections A-I / 9 and B-I / 9);
  • trainees of the course : masters, chief officers or officer in charge of navigational watch
  • experience: basic training course for ships operating in Polar waters needs to be passed.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Those who successfully completed the course will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Ship Security Officer, as defined insection A/12.2 of the ISPS Code and in section A-VI/5 of the STCW Code, as amended, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking regular security inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security measures are maintained
  • Maintaining and supervising the implementation of the Ship Security Plan, including any amendments to the plan
  • Coordinating the security aspects of passengers, and/or the handling of cargo and ship´s stores with other shipboard personnel andwith the relevant Port Facility Security Officers
  • Proposing modifications to the Ship Security Plan
  • Reporting to the Company Security Officers any deficiencies and non-conformities identified during internal audits, periodic reviews,security inspections and verifications of compliance and implementing any corrective actions
  • Enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board
  • Ensuring that adequate training has been provided to shipboard personnel, as appropriate
  • Reporting all security incidents
  • Coordinating implementation of the Ship Security Plan with The Company Security Officer and the relevant Port Facility SecurityOfficer
  • Ensuring that security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated and maintained, if any.
17

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
No specific entry requirements are contemplated. However, to obtain a Certificate of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer, the trainee shall have obtained approved seagoing services as mentioned in STCW Regulation VI/5 as amended.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Those who successfully completed the course should achieve the required standard of competence enabling them to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness and the ability to recognize security threats and to respond appropriately. This knowledge shall include, but are not limited to:

  • The meaning and the consequential requirements of the different security levels;
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;
  • Recognition, on non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that those attending this course will be serving seafarers or others shipboard personnel and are likely to have designated security duties in connection with the Ship Security Plan.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Those who successfully completed the course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties under SSP. This knowledge shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns;
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;
  • Recognition, on non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Crowd management and control techniques
  • Security related communications
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans
  • Operation of security equipment and systems
  • Testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems
  • Inspection, control, and monitoring techniques
  • Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and ship stores
10

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that those attending this course will be serving seafarers or others shipboard personnel and are likely to have designated security duties in connection with the Ship Security Plan.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Those who successfully completed this course will have the competence to:

  • Develop, maintain and supervise the implementation of a Ship security plan;
  • Assess security risk, threat, and vulnerability;
  • Ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained;
  • Ensure that security equipment and any system, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated; and
  • Encourage security awareness and vigilance.
19

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that those attending this course will be persons employed by a company and that they are likely to be designated as CompanySecurity Officer. However, no specific required are envisaged.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Those who successfully completed this course will have the competence to:

  • Develop, maintain and supervise the implementation of a port security plan;
  • Assess security risk, threat, and vulnerability;
  • Ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained;
  • Ensure that security equipment and any system, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated; and
  • Encourage security awareness and vigilance.
19

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
It is assumed that persons attending this course are:

  • employed by a port facility operator; and
  • likely to be either designated as a PFSO/Deputy PFSO or the manager responsible for port facility security (to whom the PFSO may report).

Course participants are expected to have a basic understanding of port operations in order to be able to advise and implement the security concept mandated by SOLA S chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code. If this is not the case, an appropriate pre-entry course, as outlined under “Use of the model course”, could be taken prior to taking this course.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Participants successfully completing this course should be capable of undertaking all of the responsibilities of training of ships’ cooks (hereinafter “the Guidelines”) are intended to provide supplementary practical information and guidance to flag States that can be reflected in their nation.

At the end of the course you will be able for:

  • Qualification and Attitude in the Profession
  • Observing Personal Hygiene
  • Practicing Food Safety, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Observing Catering Health and Safety Practices
  • Protecting Marine Environment/ Waste Segregation Management MARPOL
  • Working within multi-cultural and religious environment
  • Perform maintenance and sanitation of galley equipment and facility
  • Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
  • Prepare appetizers, salads and sandwiches
  • Prepare side dishes and breakfast meal
  • Prepare bread products and hot and cold desserts
  • Prepare and cook meat, poultry, and seafood dishes
  • Perform stock control
  • Identify conditions which encourage rodents and insects. Methods of detecting their presence and preventive measures.
  • Provide instructions in the correct handling of food, maintenance of correct temperatures for storage and destruction of refrozen and damaged cans.
  • Identify proper use of cleaning aids, detergents and disinfectants.
  • Instruct correct procedures for operation, cleaning and maintenance of galley and equipment.
  • Identify the conditions for the elimination of infectious food-borne diseases.
32

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
This course was specially focused for cooks of ship according to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Before starting the course, students shall have kitchens proof experience (experience letters, training certificates or diplomas).

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Participants successfully completing the Yacht Master course should be capable of undertaking all of the responsibilities of a Master in a yacht up to 500gt. The course will address the following knowledge, skills, and attitudes:

  • Knowledge of planning and appraisal of navigation
  • Determine all aspects affecting navigation
  • Calculate Fuel consumption and range
  • Demonstrate competence in general navigation including the use of electronic navigational aids (Radar, ARPA and ECDIS, AIS)
  • Knowledge and understanding and application of the COLREG International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Knowledge and understanding of Principles of search and rescue.
  • Knowledge and understanding Stability Basic Principles
  • Full understanding Seamanship & Meteorology
  • Full understanding Safety Management and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen.
  • Full understanding of nautical terms.
  • Full knowledge of the measures of pollution control.
  • Full knowledge survival at sea elements.
42

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Student minimum prerequisites are:

  • At least 18 years old and competent in speaking and understanding the English language.
  • Be medically fit.
  • Valid STCW Basic Training Courses

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Participants successfully completing the Ordinary Seaman course should be capable of undertaking all of the responsibilities of an ordinary seaman. The course will address the following knowledge, skills, and attitudes:

  • Steer the ship and comply with helm orders in the English language.
  • Keep a proper lookout by sight and hearing.
  • Contribute to monitoring and controlling a safe watch.
  • A basic knowledge of the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea.
  • A knowledge of safe working practices.
  • A basic knowledge of the elements of navigation.
  • A knowledge of emergency equipment and application of emergency procedures.
  • A basic knowledge of anchoring, mooring, and line handling.
  • A basic understanding of nautical terms.
  • The practices of good seamanship.
  • A basic knowledge of the measures of pollution control.
  • The basic elements of survival at sea.
45.5

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Is an entry level rating that requires NO qualifying experience, exams or training. Advancement from OS can be to either the deck department as AB (Able Seaman) or to the engine room as QMED (Qualified Member of the Engine Department). Ordinary Seaman and QMED do not require Lifeboatman (Proficiency in Survival Craft).
Student minimum prerequisites are:

  • At least 18 years old and competent in speaking and understanding the English language.
  • Be medically fit.

General description:

N/A

Objective:
Participants successfully completing the course for instructors, supervisors, and assessors should be capable of undertaking all of the responsibilities expected of instructors / assessors within their field of expertise. They will be fully aware of training requirements and provisions of STCW and the STCW Code.
As specified by the IMO Model Course 6.09 this course covers:

  • Identification of training needs
  • Learning processes
  • Course design
  • Teaching methods
  • Recognition of individual capacity
  • Identification of performance standards
  • Presentation techniques and use of media
  • Measurement of progress toward training objectives and adequate performance
  • Favorable and unfavorable conditions for learning
  • The role of incentive and motivation for learning
  • Use of feedback for performance improvement
  • Course evaluation
62

Time/hrs.

Entry standards:
Those participating in this course should be qualified within the areas they are to teach and/or assess. Those entering the course should be holders of a license for the program in which they will teach or have other high level qualifications for specialized training.

General description:

N/A

Other Services

  • COC ENDORSEMENTS

    STCW Endorsement of Recognition endorsement certificate is issued by an administration as an official recognition of the validity of a certificate issued by another administration. To obtain an endorsement of recognition under Panamanian Flag, you will need to submit the original of your national certificate of competence to the Panamanian Administration. Panama only recognize those countries which are forming part of the IMO White List and which have not any restriction with.

  • COC RENEWALS

    Renewal of the Certificate of Competence document issued to masters, officers, radio operators and ratings forming part of a watch who meet the standards of competence relevant to their particular functions and level of responsibility on-board.

  • COC UPGRADATIONS

    Upgrading process to the immediately superior capacity, of a foreign Deck or Engine officer, owing a Certificate of Competence (COC) issued by the Panamanian Administration; through the application of the Evaluation of Competences, in accordance with the STCW 1978 Convention, as amended. Into this process the seafarers have complete steps as follows:
    Letter of eligibility
    Upgradation course
    Assessment of Competences
    Application for the new COC at the PMA

  • CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

    A Certificate of Proficiency are documents issued to the seafarer to certify that he or she has met the required standard of competence in a specific duty. This certificate include certificate for personnel serving on certain types of ship (tankers, and passenger ships) and for those assigned with safety, security and pollution prevention duties. It certifies that the holder meets STCW standards of competence in specific functions related to safety, care of persons, or cargo.

  • BLACKLISTED REMOVAL

    Service for the Seafarer who would like to be removed from the offender list of the PMA. This must be thru an experienced lawyer on this matter.

  • CERTIFICATE ENDORSEMENTS

    An Endorsement is a document issued to masters and officers, either as part of the certificate or as a separate document. The certificate endorses that the national certificate has been issued in accordance with all STCW requirements. According to STCW regulations, it is now required that all endorsements are only issued by the respective maritime administrations after fully verifying the authenticity of any certificates and documentary evidence.

  • PDE

    The Previous Documentary Evaluation is a service which consists of the preliminary review of the support documents of the request of licenses by seafarers nationals of the Republic of India, and the Philippines, and who work on board or are willing to work on board of Panamanian Flag vessels. The Training Center will issued a Certification for this service as “PDE Certificate”

  • SEAMANBOOK DUPLICATES

    Seafarers can request for a duplicate to the Administration in case of loss or deterioration of their documents, and through a duly legalized statement about the fact that the document was lost or damaged.

  • ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCES

    The PMA delegate the activity of the Assessment of Competence for the upgradation of a foreign Deck or Engine Officer, owning a Certificate of Competence issued by The Panama Maritime Authority, to those maritime training centers duly recognized by the PMA for the training of seafarers, and comply with all the requirements to carry out the Assessment of Competence.

    The purpose of the Assessment of Competence is to measure the level of competence of an applicant for the Upgrading, according to the criteria for the corresponding capacity, in relation to the functions, duties, tasks and responsibilities to be performed on board a vessel, in compliance with the minimum standards of the STCW 1978, as amended, and the current and applicable national standards.

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