National Marine Academy
of Bangladesh
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Approved by department of shipping of govt. of bangladesh

  Preperatory Course (DOC-3) will start From 15/11/2014; Phone CAll 031727801.  


    The “DECK CADET TRAINING PROGRAMME” meets the requirements of IMO Standards of Training and Certification for Watch-keepers STCW’78 as amended in 2010 . The program consists of Practical ship visit, class room lectures, discussions and inclusive of the requirements as outlined in the IMO model course 7.03 to prepare the certification of officers in charge of an navigational watch.
This training is intended to meet the requirements set out in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code of STCW’2010. “To make a student capable of gaining minimum standard of competence:
  a) To become an officer in charge of a navigational watch.
  b) To have sufficient knowledge of cargo handling and stowage at the operational level.
  c) For controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at operation level
  a) The objective is to educate, train and assess the cadets, following the requirement of Section A-I / 6 STCW Code.
  b) To ensure that on successful completion of the course, the cadets will have appropriate knowledge, understanding and proficiency to operate a ship at port as well as at sea.
  c) To achieve minimum academic and professional standards that enables the cadets to appear in examinations of Class III (Deck) Certificate of Competency (CoC), after completion of required sea-time and preparatory courses.
  d) To explore and recognize the potential seafaring talents, suitably train them and develop officer-like qualities in them so as to groom them up as future leaders in related fields, especially in the field of International shipping.
  e) To give such co-curricular, extra-curricular and disciplinary training which will enable a cadet to take a place of a Merchant Marine Officer and face the challenging career at sea with courage, endurance and fortitude.
  f) To develop loyalty to national and international shipping industry, devotion to profession and sense of responsibility in cadets, through continuous guidance and supervision.
  Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or its equivalent or ‘O’ level minimum GPA 3.50 (Science group) as well as Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) science group or its equivalent or “A” level minimum GPA 3.50 (with GPA 3.50 for the subject Physics & Mathematics individually and at least GPA 3.00 in English).
  Candidate must not be more than 21 years of age on 31st December of the year of application. He must be proved physically fit by the Medical board.
  Recruitment Exam: Month of December on every calendar year.
  Schedule: 2nd batch Deck cadet training program will commence on 14th March 2015.
    a) Phase 1- Pre-sea training (PST)
        The PST will be conducted by skilled and trained instructors of National Marine Academy of Bangladesh, conducted to ensure that the cadets are equipped with the fundamental knowledge to serve onboard foreign going merchant ships. The duration of PST two(2) years.
        Summary of Teaching Hours:
Sl. No.SubjectHours
1General Ship Knowledge76
2Cargo Operation and Stability113
3Ocean and Offshore Navigation118
4Coastal Navigation149
6Applied Science208
7Principles of Navigation34
9Marine Operations/Orals333
11Maritime English300

        During PST required Basic Safety Training courses to be conducted as per STCW 2010 Chapter VI, Section A-VI.
    b) Phase 2-Onboard learning Phase (OLP)
        Upon successful completion of the PST, the cadets would undergo a shipboard training programme onboard foreign-going merchant vessel for a minimum sea-time as per STCW requirement. During the acquiring of a minimum sea time, the cadets will obtain practical knowledge and complete the assignment as set out in the “On board Training Assessment Record Book for Deck Cadets” (TARB)
    5. Subjects
        • Navigation
        • Shipboard Navigational Aids
        • Meteorology and Weather Routing Systems
        • Cargo Handling and Stowage
        • Maintain the Sea-worthiness of the Ship
        • Assignments

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