OFFICER OF THE NAVIGATIONAL WATCH (OOW) NCV
This course covers the mandatory minimum requirements as set out in Reg. II/1, Sec. A-II/1, Table A-II/1 of STCW `2010 convention, as amended. It is based on the minimum knowledge required for certification of officer-in-charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 GRT.
The course aims to achieve these objectives in three (3) functions areas required under the code namely:
- Navigation at the operational level
- Cargo handling and storage at the operational level
- Controlling the operation and care of persons on board at the operational level.
The course objectives are to provide the minimum knowledge understanding and proficiency listed in the appropriate aspects of Table A.II/1 of the code required for certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships less than 500GRT engaged on near-coastal voyages.
- The background knowledge to carry out the following functions:
- Plan and conduct a coastal passage and determine ships position.
- Maintain a safe navigational watch.
- Respond to emergencies.
- Respond to distress signals at sea.
- Manoeuvre the ship and operate small ship power plants.
- Monitor the loading, stowage securing and unloading of cargoes and their care doing the voyage.
- Ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements.
- Maintain the seaworthiness of the ship.
- Monitor compliance with legislative requirements.
- Contribute to the safety of personnel and ship.
- Candidates must have attained the age of 18years or above
- Must hold a valid medical certificate of fitness to engage in a seafaring career.
- Must have completed an approved sea-going experience approved by the Administration (NIMASA) for not less than 36 months.
- Must have COC certifications, trade certifications (BSc, HND) and STCW certifications
- Must hold eligibility certification from the Agency NIMASA.
- Chart Work & Coastal Navigation
- Maritime Law
- Cargo Handling
- Marine Radio Communication
- Practical Navigation
- Stability and Structure
- Navigational Aids