Class –I Preparatory (MASTER – UNLIMITED)
National Marine Academy conducts class-I preparatory course as per following STCW’10 requirement:
TOPIC – 1 NAVIGATION
Plan and Conduct Safe Navigation
a) Voyage planning and navigation for all conditions including ships’ routing and report systems;
b) IALA systems of maritime buoy age;
c) Understand and interpret a synoptic chart and use of weather routing services ;
d) Knowledge of characteristics of various weather systems, including tropical revolving stor1 the avoidance of storm centers and dangerous quadrants;
e) Practical measures to be taken when navigating in or near ice and dealing with ice accumulate on board;
f) Danger messages and obligatory reporting requirements.
Establishing Safe Navigation Watch keeping Arrangements and Procedures
a) A thorough Knowledge of principles of navigational at sea, including un-pilot age, at anchor and in port;
b) A thorough knowledge of the content , application and intent of the international regulations the prevention of collisions at sea;
c) Knowledge and application of the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide;
d) Limitations and risks involved with the use of ECDIS and RCDS; inter- relationship and optim use of all navigational information
e) A knowledge of principles of establishing a safe engineering watch at sea, anchor and n port.
a) The operation and care of various types of compasses;
b) Care and maintenance of the magnetic compass and binnacle
c) Knowledge of the purpose and use of compass correctors ( candidates will not be required demonstrate a compass correction);
d) Knowledge of how to find the magnetic bearing of distant object and subsequent construct of deviation card.
Maneuver the ship
a) Knowledge of maneuvering and propulsion characteristics of ships, with special reference stopping distances and turning circles at
various draughts and speeds, squat and inter-action ;
b) Importance of navigation at reduced speed to avoid damage caused by own ship’s bow and stern wave;
c) Demonstrate an understanding of ship maneuvers commonly undertaken under all weather conditions including : berthing,
approaching pilot stations , restricted waters a shallow water;
d) Management and handling of ships in heavy weather;
e) Choice of anchorage and working anchors in all circumstances;
f) Precautions when maneuvering to launch rescue boats or survival craft in bad weather.
TOPIC 2 CARGO HANDLING AND STOWAGE
Plan and Ensure Safe Loading , Stowage , Securing, Care During Voyage and Unloading of Cargoes
a) Knowledge and ability to apply relevant international regulations, codes and guidelines concerning the safe handling, stowage,
securing and transport of cargoes.
TOPIC 3 RESPONSE TO EMERGENCIES
Response to Navigational Emergencies
a) Precautions when beaching a ship;
b) Grounding : action to be taken when imminent, after grounding and re-floating and subsequent surveys;
c) Measures to be taken following exceptional circumstances including loss of rubber and/or propeller and impairments of watertight
integrity of the ship through any cause;
d) Emergency towing arrangements and towing procedures;
e) Plan and co-ordinate SAR operations, including establishing and maintaining effective communications.
Response to other Emergencies
a) Preparation of contingency plans for response to emergencies
b) Actions to be taken when disabled and in distress;
c) Organization of fire and abandon ship exercises;
d) Methods and aids for fire prevention, detection and extinction;
e) Functions and use of life saving appliances;
f) Abandoning ship and survival procedure;
g) SAR plans for passenger ships;
h) Maintenance of operational conditions of life saving appliances, fire fighting appliances and other safety systems;
i) Knowledge of the effect on trim and stability of a ship in the event of damage to and consequent flooding of a compartment and
counter measures to be taken;
j) Action to limit damage and salve the ship following a fire ,explosion, collision or grounding, including protection of the marine
k) Action to safe guard all persons on board in emergencies;
l) Assisting a ship or aircraft in distress.
TOPIC 4 ON BOARD SHIP OPERATIONS
Compliance with Pollution Prevention Requirements
a) Responsibilities under International Convention for Prevention of Pollution including master’s duties, obligations and
liabilities, including the keeping of records;
b) Methods and equipment to prevent pollution.
Seaworthiness of the ship
a) Effect of heavy weather on the ship’s structure;
b) Effect upon ship behavior of lists, stiff and tender stability conditions, large angles of heel and associated righting precautions: the
effect upon different cargoes;
c) The importance of free surface effects and the identification and correction of an angle of loll;
d) Specific effects on stability and stress caused by ship type or nature of trade.
a) Knowledge of personnel management, organization and training including discipline procedures;
b) Application of hours of work and rest legislation.
Maintain Safety of Ship’s Crew and Passengers
a) master’s responsibility with respect to stowaways and prevention of smuggling;
b) precautions to safeguard against terrorism, piracy and armed robbery;
c) Methods of pest control, fumigation of holds and living spaces, safeguards in applying various methods.
a) knowledge and application of current Merchant Shipping Health and Safety legislative including the Code of Safe Working Practices
for Merchant Seamen and main elements of Risk Assessment;
b) safe manning, crew agreements, conditions of employment, official log book and the relating to entries;
c) knowledge of international conventions relevant to the operation of ship’s, including certificate and other documents required to be
carried on board ships;
d) requirements for statutory and classification surveys;
e) reports required by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch(MAIB);
f) putting onto port with damage to ship and /or cargo, both from business and technical points view, safeguarding of cargo;
g) towage and salvage agreements;
h) obligations with respect to pilotage;
i) maritime declarations of health and requirements of the international health regulations;
j) Purpose and application of the International Safety Management(ISM) Code.