Officers of the Watch (OOW), Chief Mates and Master Mariners are in charge of the safe navigation and management of the ships they sail. Determining the course and speed, manoeuvring to avoid hazards and continuously monitoring the vessel's position using charts and navigational aids. They also maintain logs and other records tracking the ship's movements. These STCW and MCA approved courses enable students to progress in careers in the merchant navy.
This preparation course covers all aspects of navigational safety with an emphasis on collision regulations, operational safety, responses to emergencies and pollution control. Also included are aspects of Master Business and Law.