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Visual Communications (Flashing Light) (FL)

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1 Days

Training Method

Demonstration and Practice




Flashing Morse Light


Ability to translate Morse Code alphabet prior to enrolling

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Course Description

This course (MITPMI-542) is required for all Able Seamen upgrading to Mate / OICNW. This 4-hour session, “Visual Communications”, assesses trainees in reading Morse code signals sent by light at a rate of four words per minute, and in the use of Pub 102 in decoding Morse code signals. Students must be able to translate the Morse Code alphabet prior to attending the FL session.

This course is available "On-demand" at MITAGS and can be added to almost any course of study. For more information please call MITAGS Admissions 1- 866-656-5568.

Prerequisites- Ability to translate Morse Code alphabet prior to enrolling.

Suggested Courses/Skills- See NVIC 12-14 & 13-14.

What You Will Learn

This course satisfies the following STCW and CFR training requirements:

  • The Visual Signaling training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(vi) and 46 CFR 11.319(a)(4)(vi) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC)
  • The following Tasks of NVIC 12-14: 8.1.A and 8.2.A

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PMI - Seattle, WA


MITAGS - Linthicum Heights, MD


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