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COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA APPROVED COURSES

Able Seafarer Deck Online Course (STCW II/5)

 

This course covers the subject matter required by STCW Table A-II/5. Upon completion of the online theoretical section of the course, students will need to download the required practical assessments to be completed onboard their vessel.

 

In order to obtain an Able Seafarer document upon completion of the course, each student entering the program must be at least 18 years of age, be able to pass the prescribed physical examination, and meet the sea service requirements. As a minimum the applicant must have 360 eight hour days in the deck department of a vessel over 65 feet/100 gross tons.

 

The course covers the following STCW Functions:

 

1. Navigation at the Support Level

2. Cargo Handling and Stowage

3. Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons on Board

4. Maintenance and Repair

 

Subjects include anchoring and mooring procedures; cargo handling and stowage; safe navigational watches; health and safety precautions; deck equipment and machinery maintenance and operations; pollution prevention; and shipboard maintenance and repair.

Engineroom Resource Management - International

 

The Engine Room Resource Management Course combines online materials, audio, videos, group exercises and case studies to understand resource management.  Students will learn to apply resource management, leadership and teamworking skills for the operation of the engineering plant onboard a vessel.

 

The course satisfies:

 

1) the Engine Resource Management knowledge requirement of: a) Table A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, within Function: Marine engineering at the operational level; Competence: Maintain a safe engineering watch. , Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch;

 

AND

 

2)  the Competence: Application of Leadership and Teamworking Skills of Table A-III-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010 for Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch.

Upon completion of the online portion of this course, the user will be required  to complete assessments and a final examination meeting minimum assessment requirements.

The course covers the requirements of the STCW Code, as amended, Section A-III/2 Table AIII/2 and Section A-III/1 Table A-III/1 for both Function: Maintain a safe engineering watch: engine room resource management and Function: Leadership and Teamworking Skills at the Operational Level

Leadership & Teamworking

 

This course is approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration. It has not been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, so will not fulfill U.S. requirements for licensing.

 

It satisfies the requirements of Leadership and Teamworking Skills as outlined in the requirements of STCW Code, as amended 2010, for endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch and Officer in Charge of a Navigation Watch. To meet the STCW Code, as amended 2010, requirements for OICEW on or after January 1, 2017, the engineer office must also provide evidence of successful completion of Engineroom Resource Management (ERM) Training.

Proficiency in Survival Craft Online Course - International

 

* This course requires on-board assessments after completion of the online portion of the course

 

This online program includes all required course theory through presentations, reference material, videos and quizzes in the required subject areas.  A completion receipt will be issued upon completion of the online portion with directions for downloading the required onboard assessments.  We recommend downloading the reference materials so you have access to them during the course, especially the CFR reference material, which lists requirements for items to be carried in a lifeboat/liferaft, which will appear on your quizzes.

 

This courses meets the requirements of  STCW95 Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1.

Objective: To provide the necessary background and knowledge of the subjects for Proficiency in Survival Craft, lifeboats, rescue boats and liferafts. Upon completion of the online portion of the course, assessments and exam, the student will receive a certificate of completion meeting the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 and A-VI/2-1.

 

** Practical assessments include launching and recovering a lifeboat, demonstrating oar commands, rowing a lifeboat and starting and stopping a lifeboat engine.

 

Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch - II/4

 

This online course meets the requirements of Table II/4 of the STCW Code, Specification of Minimum Standard of Competence for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and is approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration.  The mandatory assessments supplied in the course must be completed and signed off by the Master onboard a vessel or by completion of Northeast Maritime Institute's USCG Approved 8 hour RFPNW Assessment Course.

 

The course will also satisfy 4 of the 6 months minimum sea-time requirements for certification as a Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch.

 

Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch - III/4

 

This online courses meets the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in table A-III/4 STCW Code for the function Marine Engineering at the Support Level.

 

■    Objective

 

This syllabus covers the requirements of Chapter III of the STCW Convention and Section A-III/4 of the STCW Code. This functional element provides the detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to Marine Engineering at the Support Level.

 

The online course covers the background knowledge and practical work to support:

 

- contributing to a safe engineering watch;

 

- communicating with the officer of the watch

 

- using internal communication systems;

 

The course will also satisfy 4 of the 6 months minimum sea-time requirements for certification as a Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch.

 

Crisis Management and Human Behavior: Regulation V/2, §§4, 5 and 6 and Regulation V/3, §§4, 5 and 6 and specified in the STCW Code Sections A-V/2 and A-V/3, §§1, 2, and 3

 

In compliance with Regulation V/2, §§ 4,5 and 6 and Regulations V/3, §§ 4, 5 and 6 specified in the STCW Code Sections A-V/2 and A-V/3, §§ 1, 2, and 3.

 

This course aims to meet mandatory minimum requirements for the training for masters, chief mates and persons assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking passengers, loading, discharging or securing cargo or closing hull openings, and any other person having a responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations.

 

*Approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration, Office of Marine Personnel only for mariners with Commonwealth of Dominica credentials. This online course has not yet been approved by the United States Coast Guard.

 

**The Shipboard Practical Assessments must be completed and signed by the Captain in order to complete the course and receive your certificate. The assessments can be found under the Resources section on the left hand side of the Course Dashboard.**

Crowd Management: Regulation V/2, §§4, 5 and 6 and Regulation V/3, §§ 4, 5 and 6 and specified in the STCW Code Sections A-V/2 and A-V/3, §§.1, 2, and 3

 

This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for the training of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on roll-on-roll-off passenger ships and on passenger ships other than roll-on-roll-off passenger ships in This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for the training of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on roll-on-roll-off passenger ships and on passenger ships other than roll-on-roll-off passenger ships in Regulation V/2, pa.4, 5 and 6 and Regulation V/3, pa. 4, 5 and 6 and specified in the STCW Code Sections A-V/2 and A-V/3, pa.1, 2, and 3.

 

Upon completion of this course trainees will successfully be able to control a crowd in an emergency situation on board, locate essential safety and emergency equipment on board, communicate effectively with passengers during an emergency, demonstrate the use of personal life-saving appliances, and comply with the ships safety and emergency procedures. Upon completion of this course trainees will successfully be able to control a crowd in an emergency situation on board, locate essential safety and emergency equipment on board, communicate effectively with passengers during an emergency, demonstrate the use of personal life-saving appliances, and comply with the ships safety and emergency procedures.

 

*Approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration, Office of Marine Personnel only for mariners with Commonwealth of Dominica credentials. This online course has not yet been approved by the United States Coast Guard.

 

**Shipboard Practical Assessments must be completed to receive the certificate. They are found on the left side of the Course Dashboard in the Resources section.**

Maritime Security Awareness - Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code, as amended

 

This course provides participants with the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS '74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code, as amended.

 

Lecturer - Eric R. Dawicki, MPA, President

 

*Approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration, Office of Marine Personnel only for mariners with Commonwealth of Dominica credentials. This online course has not yet been approved by the United States Coast Guard.

Ship Security Officer - Section A-VI/5 of the STCW Code, as amended

 

All mariners who hold a license level of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch must comply with table A-VI/5 in the Standards for Training, Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) Code and in A/2.1.6 of the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS) in order to qualify for the rating of Ship Security Officer.

 

Learners who successfully complete the course of Ship Security Officer will meet the standards of competency as specified in Table A-VI/5 of the STCW Code, as amended, and meet the responsibilities as defined in section A/2.1.6 in the ISPS Code.

 

*Approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration, Office of Marine Personnel only for mariners with Commonwealth of Dominica credentials. This online course has not yet been approved by the United States Coast Guard.

Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties - Section A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code

 

The course provides participants with the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS '74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code, as amended.

 

*Approved by the Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Administration, Office of Marine Personnel only for mariners with Commonwealth of Dominica credentials. This online course has not yet been approved by the United States Coast Guard.

 

**The Shipboard Practical Assessments must be completed and signed by the Captain in order to complete the course and receive your certificate. The assessments can be found under the Resources section on the left hand side of the Course Dashboard.

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