STCW YACHT COURSES


The Training Center provides a complete STCW Yacht Courses at affordable prices. Along with them reach the highest levels of professional yachting and become more competitive on the maritime market.

STCW Yacht Courses includes:

  • D6B - ARPA and Radar Observer - Operational level
  • D11 - General operator certificate - GMDSS
  • D44 - Electronic Chart Display and Information System - ECDIS
  • D48 - Environmental Awareness

D6B - ARPA AND RADAR OBSERVER - Operational level 

Scope (Target audience): The course is conducted in accordance to the minimum training standard requirements of STCW '95 in Table A-II/1 and is based on the guidance on training in radar observation and plotting and in the operational use of ARPA in Section B-I/12 and on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.07. Course provides training in the basic theory and use of radar and is principally intended for candidates for certification as officers in charge of a navigational watch.

Objective: A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to recognize when radar should be in use; will select a suitable mode and range setting for the circumstances; will be able to set the controls for optimal performance and will be aware of the limitations of the equipment in detecting targets and in terms of accuracy. When within range of the coast, the trainee will be able to compare the radar display with the chart, select suitable conspicuous land targets and use these targets to fix his position. The trainee will also be aware of the need to maintain a continuing plot of ship targets which may pose a potential threat of collision; and trainees will be able to derive from the plot the necessary information about other ship's courses, speeds and nearest approaches to enable action to be taken in ample time, in accordance with COLREG to prevent a close-quarters situation arising.

Course content:

  • Basic theory and operation of marine radar system
  • Set up and operate radar in accordance with manufacturer's instructions
  • Perform manual radar plotting
  • The use of radar to ensure safe navigation
  • The use of radar to avoid collisions or close encounters
  • Describe an ARPA system
  • Operate an ARPA system

Prerequisite:

  • Identification card or passport
  • Minimum secondary school education report card
  • Medical fitness certificate not older than 12 months

Note to client: After successful completion of the course and examination candidates will receive Radar Navigation, Radar plotting and use of Arpa-Operational level certificate.

D11 - GENERAL OPERATOR CERTIFICATE - GMDSS

Scope (Target audience): This course has been designed to meet the requirements of STCW section IV/2 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.25 and this course covers the training recommended in annex 3 to IMO Assembly resolution A.703 (17) - recommendation on Training of Radio Operator's related to the General Operator's Certificate (GOC). Every person in charge of/or performing radio duties on a ship that is required to participate in the GMDSS is required to hold an appropriate certificate related to the GMDSS, which satisfies the provisions of the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union.

Objective: A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the prescribed examination will be enabled to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment and to have primary responsibility for radiocommunications during distress incidents. Training will also be provided in techniques to avoid the unintentional transmission of false distress alerts and the procedures to use in order to mitigate the effects of false distress alerts following unintentional transmission.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • Statutory framework of the Maritime Mobile Service
  • Identification of radio stations
  • Service publication
  • Technical
  • GMDSS Components
  • Other system used on board
  • Role and methods of use of ship reporting system
  • Miscellaneous skills and operational procedures for general
  • Examination

Prerequisite:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Identification card or passport
  • 2 passport size colored photographs
  • Minimum elementary school education report card
  • Medical fitness certificate not older than 12 months

Note to client: After successful completion of the course and examination candidates will receive a General Operator's certificate for global maritime distress and safety system certificate.

D44 - ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEM - ECDIS

Scope (Target audience): This course has been designed to meet the requirements of regulations I/12 of the STCW convention and section A-II/1&2 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model course 1.27. Course provides training in the basic theory and use of ECDIS for those who will be in charge of a navigational watch on vessels equipped with ECDIS. Program can be tailored to specific shipping company procedures reflecting ISM Code requirements.

Objective: The trainees who successfully complete this course will be able to use ECDIS for their navigational watch, to operate ECDIS equipment, use the navigational functions of ECDIS, select and assess all relevant information and take proper action.

Course content:

  • Elements of ECDIS
  • Watchkeeping with ECDIS
  • ECDIS route planning and monitoring
  • ECDIS targets, charts & system
  • ECDIS responsibility & assessment

Prerequisite:

  • Identification card or passport

Note to client: After successful completion of the course candidates will receive the Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) course certificate.

D48 - ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Scope (Target audience): This course is designed to meet the requirements of STCW section A-II/1 of Chapter II and A-III/1and 6of Chapter III. It is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.38 and is closely connected to ISM Code. It is designed for officers and officers in charge of a navigational or an engineering watch.

Objective: After successful completion of the course the trainees will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of preventing pollution to the marine environment, including: concept of sustainable shipping; complexity and diversity of the marine environment; impact of shipping to that environment; role of regulations, procedures and technical installations for protecting the environment; environmental awareness and personal responsibility and role of human element in preventing pollution, proactive measures. Trainees will be competent to demonstrate the intention to fully observe procedures for monitoring ship-board operations and ensure compliance with requirements for environmental protection and act to ensure that the positive environmental reputation of shipping is maintained.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • Personal opinions
  • Marine environment
  • Regional marine area
  • Discharges to the sea
  • Reputation of shipping
  • Emissions to air, greenhouse gases
  • Other emissions to the air
  • Introduction of invasive species including ballast water
  • Other impacts to the marine environment
  • Pollution prevention measures
  • Personal involvement

Prerequisite:

  • Identification card or passport

Note to client: After successful completion of the course candidates will receive a Marine Environmental Awareness course certificate.