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Course Title: SHIP SIMULATOR AND BRIDGE TEAMWORK

Duration: 4 Days (24 hours)

This course is based on IMO Model Course 1.22. It essentially deals with the principles and practices of passage planning, keeping safe navigational watch, use of bridge resources, and team management and consists of various practical exercises with the use of full mission bridge simulator.

COURSE AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of bridge safe watchkeeping principles, passage planning and bridge team organization & management. Those successfully completing the course should gain experience in handling ships under various conditions in a simulated environment, which, in effect, will consequently enable them to effectively contribute to the bridge team during ship maneuvering in normal and emergency situations.

COVERAGE / PROGRAM FOCUS:

  1. Standard Maneuvers
  2. Shallow-Water Effects
  3. Condition of loading
  4. A greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or manoeuvre and the need for an alternative plan
  5. A greater understanding and awareness of efficient bridge procedures during watch keeping and ship handling
  6. Anchoring
  7. Bank channel and interaction
  8. Planning and carrying out voyage
METHOD:

The conduct of the training shall be a balance between lectures/discussions and series of simulation exercises using Full Mission Bridge Simulator.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT / TARGET GROUP:

Entry to this course is open to all Masters and Deck Officers. For those who graduated before year 2002, it is mandatory that they have completed relevant training in Radar Observation and Plotting. Additionally, thorough understanding of the Collision Regulations (Rules of the Road) is essential.

COURSE CERTIFICATE:

A Certificate of Completion is given to each participant who satisfactorily fulfills the Course. Certificate of Proficiency is issued by the Department of Shipping on completion of an oral test.