What are the STCW Requirements for Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) (II/4)?

General Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Sea-time of 6 months or pre-sea training + 2 months sea-time

Application Requirements

  • Completed Dominica Application for Certificate of Competence and Physical Examination Report
  • Submit copy of passport with application
  • Submit Sea Service Letters or copies of discharge papers
  • Include all copies of held licenses, Certificates of Competence, training certificates, completed assessments and training record book

Training Requirements

This course will enable the student to react in a correct manner in the event of an outbreak of fire, to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship, and to use the fire appliances correctly. This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code. (minimum 16 hours)

This one-day course provides training in Elementary First Aid and CPR techniques in accordance with Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW code. (Minimum 8 hours)

This course is intended to provide the knowledge required to enable personnel without designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP) to enhance ship security in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code and section A-VI/6-1 of the STCW Code, as amended. (Minimum 4 hours)

Those successfully completing the course will have acquired a better understanding of living and working aboard operational merchant ships, in accordance with STCW, Table A-VI/1-3. (Minimum 4 hours; Online courses approved)

This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW code. Subjects include: cold water survival, liferaft launching and recovery, emergency situations and emergency equipment. (Minimum 16 hours)

(Training is required only for personnel serving on ships with Fast Rescue Boats.)
This course meets the requirements of Table A-VI/2-2 of the STCW Code and includes subjects such as: launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat, construction, safety features, handling in prevailing sea conditions, etc. (Minimum 40 hours)

This course meets the training requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW code. It covers topics such as inflatable liferafts, launching and recovery of lifeboats, survival equipment and oar commands. (Minimum 40 hours)

This course meets the requirements of Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code. Subjects include: Look-out and watchkeeping procedures, helm orders, compasses, automatic pilot, communications, emergency equipment and procedures. (minimum of 8 hours)

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