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Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)

This course is intended to provide training in the basic theory and use of radar and automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA) for officers in charge of a navigational watch on vessels equipped with ARPA.

Which Requirements Are Met?

The course is 40 hours, costs $950, and is designed to meet the ARPA Training requirements within:

• 46 CFR 11.301
• 46 CFR 11.313
• 46 CFR 11.321
• 46 CFR 11.305
• 46 CFR 11.315
• 46 CFR 11.307
• 46 CFR 11.317
• 46 CFR 11.309
• 46 CFR 11.319
• 46 CFR 11.311
• 46 CFR 11.333
• Task 2.1.D, 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, 3.4.A, 3.4.B, 3.4.C, 3.4.D, 3.4.E, 3.4.F, 3.4.G, 3.4.H, 3.5.A, 3.6.A, 3.6.B, 3.6.C, 3.6.D, 3.6.E, 3.6.F, 3.6.G, 3.6.H, 3.6.I, 3.6.J, 3.6.K, 3.6.L, 3.6.M
• NVICs 10-14 & 11-14 (Tasks 5.1.A, 5.2.A, 5.3.A)
• Tables A-II/1 and A-II/2 of the STCW Code

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to choose an appropriate mode of display; select plotting and graphics controls suitable to the circumstances; make appropriate use of operational alarms; acquire and track those targets which present a potential threat of collision; extract the information needed on course, speed and nearest approach to enable early action to be taken to avoid a close quarters situation; and make use of ARPA to confirm and monitor their actions.

Function: The knowledge, understanding, and proficiency include, but are not limited to, the following competencies:

1. Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
2. Maintain safe navigation through the use of radar and ARPA and modern navigation systems to assist command decision making.



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Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS)

This course is intended to provide the knowledge, skill, and understanding of ECDIS and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS. The course emphasizes both the application and learning of ECDIS in a variety of underway contexts.

Which Requirements Are Met?

The course is 40 hours, costs $1,250, and is designed to meet the Management Level requirements within:

• 46 CFR 11.305
• 46 CFR 11.315
• 46 CFR 11.307
• 46 CFR 11.317
• 46 CFR 11.309
• 46 CFR 11.317
• 46 CFR 11.311
• 46 CFR 11.319
• 46 CFR 11.313
• 46 CFR 11.321
• Assessment Guidelines in NVICs 10-14 and 11-14
• Tasks 6.1.A, 6.2.A, 6.3.A, 6.4.A, 6.5.A, 6.6.A, 6.7.A
• NVIC 12-14 (Tasks 2.7C, 4.1.A,4.2.A)
• NVIC 13-14 (Task 1.7.A)

• Tables A-II/1 and A-II/2 of the STCW Code

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skill, and understanding of ECDIS navigation and electronic charts to undertake the duties of a navigational watch officer.

Function: The knowledge, understanding, and proficiency include, but are not limited to, the following competencies:

1. Knowledge of the capability and limitations of ECDIS operations
2. Proficiency in operation, interpretation, and analysis of information obtained from ECDIS
3. Management of operational procedures, system files and data.


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First Aid & CPR course

This course is intended to provide the training to meet the First Aid and CPR competency and training requirements.

Which Requirements Are Met?

8 hours course, Cost: $100, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• 46 CFR 11.302
• 46 CFR 12.602

• Guidelines for Qualification in Basic Training in NVIC 08-14 (Tasks 4.1.A, 4.1.B, 4.1.C, 4.1.D, 4.1.E, 4.2.A, 4.3.A, 4.3.B, 4.4.A, 4.4.B, 4.4.C, 4.4.D, 4.4.E, 4.4.F, 4.4.G, 4.4.H, 4.4.I, 4.5.A, 4.6.A, 4.6.B, 4.7.A, 4.7.B, 4.7.C, 4.8.A, 4.8.B, 4.8.C, 4.8.D, 4.9.A), and  Table A-VI/1-3 of STCW Code.

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency until the arrival of a person with medical first aid skills or the person in charge of medical care on board and will have demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in the following competences mentioned in Table A-VI/1 of STCW Code:

1. Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency
2. Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency
3. Appreciation of body structure and functions
4. Understanding of immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency.



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Leadership and Managerial Skills (ATONMI-751)

This course is intended to provide a person with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of leadership and managerial skills at the management level on board a ship.

Which Requirements Are Met?

The course is 40 hours, costs $1,200, and is designed to meet the Management Level requirements within:

• 46 CFR 11.305
• 46 CFR 11.307
• 46 CFR 11.311
• 46 CFR 11.313
• 46 CFR 11.315
• 46 CFR 11.317
• 46 CFR 11.325
• 46 CFR 11.327
• 46 CFR 11.331
• 46 CFR 11.333
• Task 14.1.A Found in the National Assessment Guidelines of NVICs 15-14 and 16-14 for Chief Engineers and Second Engineering Officers
• Tasks 18.1.A through 18.1.C, 18.2.A, and 18.3.A Found in the National Assessment Guidelines of NVICs 10-14, and 11-14 for Masters and Chief Mates
• Tables A-II/2 and A-III/2 of the STCW Code

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate sufficient understanding and knowledge of leadership and managerial skills and have the relevant skills to competently carry out the duties of: master or chief mate on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more, or chief engineer or second engineer in an engine-room.

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level:

1. Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training.
2. Knowledge of related international maritime conventions, recommendations, and national legislation.
3. Ability to apply task and workload management.
4. Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management.
5. Knowledge and ability to apply decision making techniques.
6. Development, implementation, and oversight of standard operating procedures.



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Leadership and Team-Working Skills (ATONMI-768)

This course is intended to provide a person with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of leadership and team-working skills at the operational level on board a ship.

Which Requirements Are Met?

The course is 16 hours long, costs $300, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• 46 CFR 11.309  • 46 CFR 11.319 • 46 CFR 11.321 • 46 CFR 11.329 
• Assessment Guidelines in NVIC 12-14 (Tasks 18.1.A, 18.2.A, 18.3.A, 18.4.A, 18.5.A)
• NVIC 17-14 (Tasks 16.1.A, 16.2.A, 16.3.A, 16.4.A)
• Tables A-II/1, A-III/1, and A-III/6 of STCW Code for Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons on Board at the Operational Level

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate sufficient understanding and knowledge of leadership and teamwork and have the relevant 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 engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room.

The knowledge, understanding, and proficiency include, but are not limited to, those listed in Column 2 of tables A-II/1, A-III/1, and A-III/6 of STCW Code:

1. Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training.
2. Knowledge of related international maritime conventions, recommendations, and national legislation.
3. Ability to apply task and workload management.
4. Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management.
5. Knowledge and ability to apply decision making techniques.


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Maritime Security Awareness

This course is intended to provide knowledge to personnel without assigned specific duties in connection with a security plan to enhance vessel security. in accordance with requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74, regulations 13.4 (Parts A and B) of IMO ISPS Code, section A-VI/6-1 of STCW code, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, 33 CFR 1.104, and 46 CFR 12.627(a)(1), all as amended.

Which Requirements Are Met?

4 hours course, Cost: $150, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74
• Regulations 13.4 (Parts A and B) of IMO ISPS Code • Section A-VI/6-1 of STCW Code
• The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, 33 CFR 1.104, and 46 CFR 12.627(a)(1), all as amended.

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able 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 is not limited to:

1. the meaning and the consequential requirements of the different security levels;
2. knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
3. recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances, and devices;
4. recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security; and
5. techniques used to circumvent security measures.
 
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Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

This course is intended to provide training to meet the Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities competency and training.

Which Requirements Are Met?

The course is 4 hours long, costs $100, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• 46 CFR 11.302
• 46 CFR 12.602
• Guidelines for Qualification in Basic Training in NVIC 08-14 (Tasks 5.1.A, 5.2.A, 5.2.B, 5.3.A, 5.3.B, 5.4.A, 5.5.A, 5.6.A, 5.6.B, 5.6.C, 6.1.A, 6.2.A, 6.2.B, 7.1.A, 7.1.B, 7.2.A, 7.2.B, 7.3.A, 7.4.A, 7.5.A, 7.5.B, 8.1.A, 8.1.B, 8.2.A, 8.3.A, 8.3.B, 9.1.A)
• Table A-VI/1-4 of STCW Code

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be prepared for a life at sea on a ship that is a vastly different environment as compared to ashore. To that extent, this course is planned to make the transition of new seafarers from ashore to a sea career smooth and give some knowledge of ship's working before they actually step on board a ship.

The knowledge, understanding, and proficiency include the following competencies mentioned in Table A-VI/1 of STCW Code:

1. Comply with emergency procedures
2. Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
3. Observe safe working practices
4. Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties
5. Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship
6. Understand and take necessary actions to control fatigue



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Personal Survival Techniques

This course is intended to provide training to meet the Personal Survival Techniques competency and training.

Which Requirements Are Met?

The course is 12 hours long, costs $350, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• 46 CFR 11.302
• 46 CFR 12.602
 
• Guidelines for Qualification in Basic Training in NVIC 08-14 (Tasks 1.1.A, 1.2.A, 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.4.A, 1.5.A, 1.6.A, 1.7.A, 1.8.A, 1.9.A, 1.10.A, 1.11.A, 1.12.A, 1.12.B, 1.13.A, 1.14.A, 1.14.B, 1.14.C, 1.14.D, 1.14.E, 1.14.F, 1.14.G, 1.14.H, 1.14.I, 1.14.J, 1.14.K, 1.14.L, 1.14.M, 1.14.N)
• NVIC 17-14 (Tasks 16.1.A, 16.2.A, 16.3.A, 16.4.A)
• Table A-VI/1-1 of STCW Code

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment on meeting the minimum standard of competence in personal survival techniques and will have demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in the competence “Survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment” mentioned in Table A-VI/1 of STCW Code:

1. Types of emergency situations which may occur, such as collision, fire, foundering
2. Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships
3. Equipment in survival craft.
4. Location of personal life-saving appliances
5. Principles concerning survival, including:
- value of training and drills
- personal protective clothing and equipment
- need to be ready for any emergency
- actions to be taken when called to survival craft stations
- actions to be taken when required to abandon ship
- actions to be taken when in the water.


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Radar Observer (Unlimited)

This course is intended to provide training in the basic theory and use of radar to officers in charge of a navigational watch.

Which Requirements Are Met?

40 hours course, Cost: $750, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• 46 CFR 11.480
• 46 CFR 11.309 • 46 CFR 11.317 • 46 CFR 11.319 • 46 CFR 11.321
• Assessment Guidelines in NVIC 12-14 (Tasks 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 2.1.D, 3.1.A, 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, 3.4.A, 3.4.B, 3.4.C, 3.4.D, 3.4.E, 3.4.F, 3.4.G, 3.4.H), and  Tables A-II/1 of STCW Code.

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to recognize when radar should be in use; be aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets and in terms of accuracy, compare the radar display with the chart, select suitable conspicuous land targets and use these targets to fix his position, maintain a continuing plot of ship targets which may pose a potential threat of collision and prevent a close-quarters situation arising, make efficient and effective use of radar as a navigational aid, appreciate that a dangerous situation is developing, to decide upon and take appropriate action that does not give rise to further conflicts with other vessels. The knowledge, understanding and proficiency include, but are not limited to, those listed in tables A-II/1 of STCW Code:

1. Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Radar
2. Ability to operate and to interpret and analyze information obtained from radar.



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Radar Observer (Recertification)

This course is intended to meet the Radar Observer endorsement refresher or re-certification requirements of 46 CFR 11.480 to comply with Radar Observer training requirements

Which Requirements Are Met?

8 hours course, Cost: $275, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• 46 CFR 11.309
• 46 CFR 11.317 • 46 CFR 11.319 • 46 CFR 11.321
• Assessment Guidelines in NVIC 12-14 (Tasks 1.4.A, 1.4.B, 2.1.D, 3.1.A, 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.3.A, 3.4.A, 3.4.B, 3.4.C, 3.4.D, 3.4.E, 3.4.F, 3.4.G, 3.4.H), and Table A-II/1 of STCW Code.

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to recognize when radar should be in use; be aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets and in terms of accuracy, compare the radar display with the chart, select suitable conspicuous land targets and use these targets to fix his position, maintain a continuing plot of ship targets which may pose a potential threat of collision and prevent a close-quarters situation arising, make efficient and effective use of radar as a navigational aid, appreciate that a dangerous situation is developing, to decide upon and take appropriate action that does not give rise to further conflicts with other vessels. The knowledge, understanding, and proficiency include, but are not limited to, those listed in tables A-II/1 of STCW Code:

1. Knowledge of the Fundamentals of Radar
2. Ability to operate and to interpret and analyze information obtained from radar.



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Tank Ship Familiarization (Dangerous Liquids)

This course is intended to provide the knowledge, skill and understanding to meet the training requirements of 46 CFR 13.401(e)(1) for an original endorsement as Tankerman-Assistant (DL); AND the training requirements of 46 CFR 13.609(a)(2) and Section A- V/1-1 paragraph 1 and Table A-V/1-1-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for an endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations.

Which Requirements Are Met?

35 hours course, Cost: $800, and is designed to meet the training requirements for an endorsement for Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations or Tankerman-Assistant (DL).

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in the following competences:

1. Contribute to the safe cargo operation of oil and chemical tankers.
2. Take precautions to prevent hazards.
3. Apply occupational health and safety precautions and measures.
4. Respond to emergencies.
5. Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of oil or chemicals.

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Train the Trainer

1 week course, Cost: $1,200

This course is intended to provide the knowledge, skill and understanding to meet the requirements of 46 CFR 10.402(b)(2)(iii)(A), 10.405(a)(1) and 46 CFR 10.407(c)(5)(i), NVICs 03-14 and 19-14, and Section A-I/6 paragraph 7 of STCW Code, all as amended.

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to teach a competency-based-based course effectively using appropriate methods and teaching aids.

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Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

This course is intended to provide knowledge to seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Vessel Security Plan (VSP)

Which Requirements Are Met?

8 hours course, Cost: $350, and is designed in accordance with requirements of:

• Chapter Xl-2 of SOLAS 74, regulations 13.3 (Parts A and B) of the IMO ISPS Code
• section A-Vl/6 of the STCW Code
• The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, 33 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter H, and 46 CFR 12.625(a)(1), all as amended

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Vessel Personnel with Specific Security Duties, as defined in 33 CFR 1.H.104 and in section A-Vl/6 of the STCW Code, which includes but are not limited to:

1. Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
2. Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances, and devices
3. Recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
4. Techniques used to circumvent security measures;
5. Crowd management and control techniques;
6. Security related communications;
7. Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans;
8. Operation of security equipment and systems;
9. Testing, calibration and at-sea maintenance of security equipment and systems;
10. Inspection, control, and monitoring techniques; and
11. Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects, baggage, cargo, and vessel stores.



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Vessel Security Officer (VSO)

This course is intended to provide knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Vessel Security Officer (VSO)

Which Requirements Are Met?

16 hours course, Cost: $550, and is designed to meet the requirements of:

• Section A/2.1.6 (and section A/12) of the ISPS Code
• Section A-Vl/5 of the STCW Code • the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 • Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74
• the U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter H, all as amended.

These include, in particular, the duties and responsibilities with respect to security of a ship, for implementing and maintaining a Vessel Security Plan and for liaising with Company Security Officer (CSO) and with relevant Facility Security Officers (FSOs).

What You'll Take Away

Those who successfully complete this course will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Vessel Security Officer, as defined in section A/12.2 of the ISPS Code, in section A-Vl/5 of the STCW Code, and in 33 CFR 1.H.104, all as amended, which include but are not limited to:

1. Undertaking regular security inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security measures are maintained;
2. Maintaining and supervising the implementation of the Vessel Security Plan, including any amendments to the plan;
3. Coordinating the security aspects of passengers, and/or the handling of cargo and ship's stores with other shipboard personnel and with the relevant Facility Security Officers;
4. Proposing modifications to the Vessel Security Plan;
5. Reporting to the Company Security Officer any deficiencies and non-conformities identified during internal audits, periodic reviews, security inspections and verifications of compliance and implementing any corrective actions;
6. Enhancing security awareness and vigilance on board;
7. Ensuring that adequate training has been provided to shipboard personnel, as appropriate;
8. Reporting all security incidents;
9. Coordinating implementation of the Ship Security Plan with the Company Security Officer and the relevant Facility Security Officer;
10. Ensuring that security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated, and maintained if any.
11. Ensuring consistencies between security requirements and the proper treatment of vessel personnel affected by those requirements
12. Ensuring TWIC programs are in place and implemented appropriately.



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