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Bridge Watchkeeping And Collision Avoidance Course

Entry Criteria:     Master, C/O, 2/O, 3/O

Course Duration:     3 Days

Course Description

This course is designed to fill up a gap between the knowledge and understanding required for the application of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea and the standards of watch keeping as required by the STCW Convention (as amended).

Accidents are also attributed to the fact that there is a tremendous increase in the size of vessels, tighter schedules, heavy traffic density, increased concern about environmental safety, it has become necessary to upgrade the skills of the navigating officers in handling of ships in different situations during all the stages of a voyage.

This Course is designed to provide interpretation on the essence of each rule in the COLREGS and how these rules are to be applied to ensure safe navigation of the ship at all times.

Course Contents
  • International Regs for Preventing Collisions at Sea - analysis of the rules and their practical application,
  • Bridge Watchkeeping Procedures - STCW Section A-VIII/2,
  • Vessel Manoeuvring characteristics and use of safe speed,
  • SOLAS Reg 34 on responsibility for safe navigation and avoidance of dangerous situations,
  • Case Studies on Navigational Incidents.
This three day course is being conducted by using quizzes and questionnaires, case studies and extensive discussion and sharing of knowledge in the class room.


Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the classroom course.
  1. 2 passport size photographs,
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.