Preparatory Course for Officer In-Charge of a Navigational Watch on Ships of 500GT or More

This course is for deck personnel who want to obtain Second Mate (OOW) certificate of competency. 
On successful completion of the course, candidates need to pass the oral examinations conducted by the Administration for the award of CoC Class 3 Deck Officer. The course meets the requirements of STCW, as amended and is highly recognized by the international shipping industry.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

January 2017 , April 2017 & August 2017

Duration

06 Months

Course Modules

Module 1

01

Marine Meteorology

02

General Ship Knowledge

03

Bridge Equipment

04

Mathematics

05

Applied Science

06

Principles of Navigation

Module 2

01

Operational Safety

02

Costal Navigation

03

Ocean & offshore Navigation

Mandatory Short Courses

01

Proficiency in Medical first aid

02

Proficiency in Survival Craft

03

Advanced Fire Fighting

04

Radar Observation & Plotting

05

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

06

Radar Simulator

07

Navigation Watch Keeping Simulator

08

GMDSS

09

English ( Operational Level )

10

ECDIS

11

Ship Security Officer (SSO)

*Candidates can join either at the commencement of Module 1 / 2

Entry Requirements

Candidates for OOW on ships of 500 GT or more shall,

  • have approved seagoing service of not less than 36 months in the deck department on ships of 500 GT or more (If the CDC endorsement does not indicate the Gross Tonnage of the ship, need to obtain a letter from the Master of that vessel, or the Owner / Superintendent, certifying the same);
  • have performed, during the required seagoing service, bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six months; (should have a certificate from Master);
  • have completed approved training record book or equivalent training record book accepted by the Director General of Merchant Shipping by the candidates commencing their preparatory courses on or after 01st of January 2017;
  • have an eyesight test and physical fitness certificate issued by an approved medical practitioner by the Sri Lankan Administration. At present there are no approved medical practitioners outside Sri Lanka and
  • have a Letter of Eligibility (LOE) issued by the Sri Lankan Administration.