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Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (WKP-OIC)
This course (MITPMI-548) is required for all Able Seamen upgrading to 3rd/2nd Mate. It focuses on taking action to avoid close quarters situations in accordance with the COLREGS and watchkeeping procedures, including BRM. Through this 70-hour course, trainees will become proficient in the knowledge and understanding of safe Watchkeeping procedures.
This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR requirements:
Prerequisites- Terrestrial and Coastal navigation, Radar, and Rating Forming Part of a NAvigation Watch. These course are taught at MITAGS and PMI.
Suggested Courses/Skills- ARPA; See NVIC 12-14 & 13-14.
What You Will Learn
THIS COURSE INCLUDES 5 DAYS OF BRIDGE SIMULATION !!!!
Why You Need a Bridge Watch Training Course
A Bridge Watch Training Course, also known as a watchkeeping course, Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch Course or OICNW Training, will be required if you're looking to upgrade your status to Mate and be eligible for maritime positions that require bridge watchkeeping duties.
If your hope is to be a bridge officer or on a Captain’s track, you'll definitely want to have the Bridge Watch Training Course under your belt. In addition to satisfying necessary STCW requirements for an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch, you'll learn invaluable information on watchkeeping functions, bridge resource management, route management, effective communication, stress management and avoiding close quarters situations, as well as many other important bridge watch skills.
The ideal way for you to learn these skills is through bridge simulations administered by the training staff of MITAGS-PMI. As an established leader in maritime training and leaders in simulation, we're in a perfect position to prepare you for a future on the bridge of a seafaring vessel. Our proven techniques and expert instructors will give you the tools you need to master all the critical bridge watch skills.
What You Need to Register
All you need to register is proof of completion of the prerequisite courses and an account with MITAGS-PMI. Setting up a MITAGS-PMI account is a simple process that anyone can do on our website in a few minutes. Once you've completed the signup, you can log in with your username and password and register for any available open course that you're qualified for. Just find the course times that suit your schedule, and select that course.
What You Should Bring
While there are no specific material requirements, you should bring clothing suitable for five days of bridge simulation, along with an identifying document like a passport or driver’s license and anything you may need for note-taking. If other materials are required, you'll be notified after you register. If you have questions about what you should bring, call us at 866-656-5568 and let us know.
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