FAQ’S

FAQ’s

About Courses And Eligibility

That is International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers.
They should have at least appeared for their 10th std exam and should be able to read and write ENGLISH language and should be holding a passport.
No. there is no order to do this course; based on the availability we can choose.
Yes, for PST the student need to go to Swimming Pool for the practical, and either he can rent the boiler suit for 50/- Rs or he can use his own, for FPFF the student need to go to Kalpakkam and other two where theories.
Its a combination of STCW and HUET
This course is open to experienced seafarers who have not necessarily served on board an oil tanker as part of the regular complement but who have completed an appropriate approved fire fighting course and an approved course on first aid.
Successful completion of this course should enable candidates to serve on Oil/Chemical/Gas Tankers in a capacity other than Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer or 2nd Engineer, and to perform specific duties and responsibilities related to those duties in connection with cargo and cargo equipment provided that they are not immediately responsible for the loading, discharging, care in transit or handling of cargo
Fire Prevention and Basic Fire Fighting (FPFF) course must have been completed. Key personnel who may have to control Fire Fighting operations, sea time of at least 6 months and should hold Medical fitness certificate in ILO format.
Elementary First Aid (EFA) course must have been completed and must having 6 months sea service with approved Pre-sea Training
Prior experience as Officers, Cadets and Ratings having 12 months sea service (or) 6 months sea service with approved Pre-sea Training. (Proof of sea service required) or he/she should have completed the Personal Survival Techniques (PST) with the Medical fitness certificate in ILO format is needed
This course aims to prepare a student to make efficient and effective use of radar as a navigational aid in congested, confined waters, recognise potential threats and make valid navigational and collision avoidance decisions in compliance of COLREGS. Further, on successful completion of this the student of this course would attain ability to plan, organise and manage a bridge team. This course will also provide ability to respond to, co- ordinate and execute a search and rescue operation.
Certificate of Competency issued under Reg. II/1 or II/1 (NCV) of the STCW?95 and should also hold Radar Observation Simulator Course Certificate and ARPA Course Certificate
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is an internationally agreed-upon set of safety procedures, types of equipment, and communication protocols used to increase safety and make it easier to rescue distressed ships, boats and aircraft. Recreational vessels do not need to comply with GMDSS radio carriage requirements, but will increasingly use the Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF radios. Offshore vessels may elect to equip themselves further. Vessels under 300 Gross tonnage (GT) are not subject to GMDSS requirements.
The eligibility is 10 +2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (or) Cadets intending to attend for 2nd Mates examination (or) Nautical Officer holding COC (or) Radio Officer with Certificate of Proficiency
Yes, the fees that he would have to pay for re-appearing would be extra Maximum thrice he could re-appear for the GMDSS exams
He can do GMDSS course if he is 12th pass with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
Marine radar with automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) capability can create tracks using radar contacts. The system can calculate the tracked object's course, speed and closest point of approach (CPA), thereby knowing if there is a danger of collision with the other ship or landmass. Development of ARPA started after the accident when the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided in dense fog and sank off the east coast of the United States. ARPA radars started to emerge in the 1960s and, with the development of microelectronics. The first commercially available ARPA was delivered to the cargo liner MV Taimyr in 1969
All Officers holding Radar Observer Course (ROC).
No, It has to be done in continuity first ROC and then ARPA and in continues dates.
Shipborne Radar by Capt. Subramaniam (Book) Parallel Ruler or Roler Compass Divider Protractor Pencil Eraser
No, the student is not eligible to undergo the SFU course . For undergoing the same he needs to hold a NCV course completion certificate or a letter from MMD mentioning that he could undergo the SFU course without holding the NCV certificate.
Transas equipment is used for ECDIS Course.
A second mate (2/M) or second officer is a licensed member of the deck department of a merchant ship. The second mate is the third in command (or on some ocean liners fourth) and a Watchkeeping officer, customarily the ship's navigator. Other duties vary, but the second mate is often the medical officer [1] and in charge of maintaining distress signaling equipment. On oil tankers, the second mate usually assists the chief mate with the tank-cleaning operations. Three fundamental duties: to navigate the ship, to safely avoid traffic, and to respond to emergencies. He must enforce all applicable regulations, such as safety of life at sea and pollution regulations. In port, the watch focuses on duties such as cargo operations, fire and security watches, monitoring communications, and the anchor or mooring lines.
One must have been a Third Mate and have at least 360 days of service while holding that license. Third mates who attained their licenses after the implementation of STCW 95 have passed all the examination topics required for the second mate's license, and can automatically claim the second mate's license after documenting the required service.
Its just the no of months of sea experience the posses ; for example the Phase I, the person should have worked as 2nd Mate along with the 9 months sea service experience and for Phase II the person should be having 18 months sea experience /or should have worked as first mate.
The student can attend PH2 course without clearing his PH-I Exams