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Loadline Oceanagraphic and Climatological factor

b) Demonstrates the use of a gnomonic chart in conjunction with a mercator chart for voyage planning

c) Explains and outlines the advantages and dis-advantages of Weather Routeing

d) Determines the appropriate Great Circle, Composite or Rhumb line track for a given ocean crossing

e) Calculates courses, distances, vertices and way points for Great Circle, Composite and Rhumb line tracks

f) Calculates the height of tide for a given time and the time the tide will be a required height for Worldwide Standard and

Secondary Ports

g) Solves tidal problems with respect to Underkeel Clearance, Air Draft and Neaping situations

h) Calculates the tidal stream flow at any time from tidal stream tables

i) Describes the factors to be considered when making a landfall

j) Explains the objectives of ship routeing schemes

k) Explains the requirements when navigating in or near Traffic Separation Schemes

l) Explains the precautions to be taken when navigating in or near the vicinity of offshore installations, safety zones and

safety fairways

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i) engine failure

ii) steering gear failure

iii) malfunction of navigational equipment

iv) onset of adverse weather

b) Explains the hazards and procedures to be followed when navigating in the vicinity of a tropical revolving storm

c) Explains the hazards and procedures to be followed when navigating in or near ice

d) Calculates the adjustments to course and/or speed in order to rendezvous with another vessel for SAR, safety or

operational purposes.

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b) Discusses the factors that determine the appropriate interval between fixes

c) Explains terrestrial position fixing methods for coastal passages including the use of radar

d) Describes the use of systems for the continuous monitoring of position including parallel indexing techniques

e) Calculates the direction of a position line and a position through which it passes from a single solar, stellar or planetary

observation

f) Calculates the most probable position from position lines obtained from simultaneous stellar observations

g) Outlines the principal and operation of electronic charts

h) Outlines the principal and operation of electronic navigational aids and position fixing systems

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random and systematic errors

b) Calculates the gyro compass error from a solar, stellar or planetary observation

c) Calculates the deviation of the magnetic compass from a solar, stellar or planetary observation

d) Details the precautions to be observed when using continuous monitoring systems including parallel indexing

e) Explains the limitations and precautions to be taken when using electronic charts

f) Explains the limitations and precautions to be taken when using electronic navigational aids and position fixing systems

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qualifications and fitness of watchkeeping personnel

and navigation equipment

b) Outlines the requirements of current Merchant Shipping (MSN), Marine Guidance (MGN) and Marine Information (MIN)

Notices with respect to navigation and collision avoidance, radio and navigation equipment

c) Describes the requirements of the ISM Code with respect to navigation and collision avoidance, radio and navigation

equipment

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b) Describes the factors to be considered when determining the composition of a Bridge Team

c) Explains the organisational requirements with respect to the Bridge Team to allow for varying navigational situations and

taking into account fatigue of personnel

d) Explains the requirements and procedures to be included in standing and night orders

e) Explains the bridge procedures to be followed

i) prior to arrival in Port

ii) before sailing

iii) approaching areas of high traffic density or navigational hazards

iv) when navigating in reduced visibility

v) when handing over the navigational watch

vi) daily whilst at sea

f) Details the information to be exchanged between the Master and Pilot in accordance with current guidance

g) Explains the requirements to ensure the adequacy of an engineering watch at different stages of a passage

h) Outlines the considerations to be taken when leading or participating in Search and Rescue operations

i) Explains the procedures when working with Helicopters and small craft

j) Analyses and determines appropriate action based upon information from a systematic radar plot of several concurrent

targets

(The above MCA approved syllabus was prepared by the IAMI Deck Sub-group and subsequently amended following

consultation with all IAMI colleges in November 2002 through to June 2004)

b) Explains the purpose of the inclining experiment

c) Identifies the occasions when the inclining experiment must be undertaken

d) Describes the procedure and precautions to be taken before and during the inclining experiment

e) Calculates the lightship KG and determines the lightship displacement for specified inclining experiment conditions

f) Explains why a vessel’s lightship displacement and KG will change over a period of time

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b) Calculates FSC given rectangular area tank dimensions and tank liquid density

c) Describes the effect on FSC of longitudinal sub-divisions in tanks

d) Calculates FSC given Free Surface Moment (FSM)

e) Applies FSC or FSM to all calculations as necessary

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vessel upright

discharged and shifted weights

b) Calculates the resultant list

c) Calculates the minimum GM required prior to loading/discharging/shifting weights to limit the maximum list

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b) Calculates the virtual loss of metacentric height and hence effective GM during drydocking

c) Determines the maximum trim at which a vessel can enter drydock to maintain a specified GM

d) Calculates the draught at which the vessel takes the blocks fore and aft

e) Describes the practical measures that can be taken to improve stability prior to drydocking if it is found to be inadequate

f) Explains why it is beneficial to have a small stern trim when entering drydock

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b) Calculates increase in draught due to list / heel

c) Explains angle of heel due to turning and the effect on stability

d) Calculates angle of heel due to turning

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information

b) Defines ‘Longitudinal Centre of Flotation’ (LCF) with respect to the after perpendicular and explains change in LCF with

change in draft

c) Defines ‘True Mean Draught’ (TMD)

d) Calculates TMD

e) Calculates final draughts and effective GM for various conditions of loading

f) Calculates where to load / discharge a weight to produce a required trim or draught aft

g) Calculates the weight to load / discharge at a given position to produce a required trim or draught aft

h) Calculates final draughts when vessel moves from one water density to a different water density

i) Calculates the maximum cargo to discharge to pass safely under a bridge

j) Calculates the minimum ballast to load to safely pass under a bridge

k) Calculates the final draughts in i) and j)

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respectively

b) Calculates the correction to the observed midship draught to amidship

c) Calculates the correction of the amidship draught for hull deflection

d) Calculates the correction of the amidship draught to True Mean draught (TMD) when CF not amidship

e) Calculates the correction for the position of the CF if trimmed hydrostatics are not supplied

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Stability’ requirements of the current loadline regulations

b) Defines ‘righting moment’ (moment of statical stability) and ‘dynamical stability’

c) Extracts stability information from a curve of righting levers (GZ)

d) Calculates appropriate areas under a curve of righting levers (GZ), using Simpson’s rules

e) Assesses whether vessel complies with the ‘Intact Stability’ requirements of the current loadline regulations

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b) Assesses whether a vessel complies with ‘Maximum permissible KG’ requirements for a given condition

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b) Calculates the angle of loll for vessel with a negative initial GM

c) Calculates the effective GM at an angle of loll

d) Describes the dangers to a vessel with an angle of loll

e) Distinguishes between an angle of loll and an angle of list

f) Describes the correct procedure for correcting an angle of loll

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b) Describes the effect of trim on KN values and resultant curve of righting levers (GZ)

c) Describes the terms ‘fixed trim’ and ‘free trim’ with respect to KN values and resultant curve of righting levers (GZ)

d) Explains the effects of being in a seaway on the curve of righting levers (GZ)

e) Outlines the conditions for a vessel to be in the stiff or tender condition and describes the effects on the curve of righting

levers (GZ)

f) Describes the use of ballast / bunkers to ensure adequate stability throughout the voyage

g) Describes icing allowances

h) Describes the changes in stability which may take place on a voyage

i) Explains the effects on the curve of righting levers (GZ) of the changes described in h)

j) Explains the effects of an angle of list on the curve of righting levers (GZ)

k) Explains the effects of an angle of loll on the curve of righting levers (GZ)

l) Explains the effects of a zero initial GM on the curve of righting levers (GZ)

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vessel’s stability

b) Explains the precautions to be observed when attempting to correct a large angle of list

c) Explains how wind heeling moments are calculated

d) Constructs a curve of righting moments taking into account wind heeling moments and describes the effect on the vessel’s

stability

e) Describes the minimum stability requirements taking into account wind heeling moments as specified in current Load Line

– Instructions for the Guidance of Surveyors

f) Determines that a ship’s loaded condition complies with the minimum stability requirements specified in e)

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Real ship stability information to be used

b) Determines from the ‘grain heeling moment’ calculated in a) whether the vessel complies with the stability requirements by

comparison with the ‘maximum permissible heeling moments’

c) Calculates the approximate angle of heel in b)

d) Constructs graphs of a righting arm curve and heeling arm curve

e) Assesses whether a grain laden vessel complies with the ‘minimum stability requirements’ specified in the IMO Grain Rules

f) Discusses factors to be taken into account to minimise grain heeling moments

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b) Defines rolling period

c) Explains factors affecting rolling period

d) Describes synchronous rolling and the associated dangers

e) Describes parametric rolling and the associated dangers

f) Describes actions to be taken by ship’s officer in event of synchronous rolling or parametric rolling

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compartments are bilged:

i) Symmetrical amidships compartment with permeability

ii) Symmetrical amidships compartment with watertight flat below initial waterline with permeability

iii) Symmetrical amidships compartment with watertight flat above the initial waterline with permeability

iv) Extreme end compartment with 100% permeability

v) Extreme end compartment with watertight flat below the initial waterline with 100% permeability

vi) Amidships compartment off the centreline with 100% permeability

b) Describes countermeasures which may be taken in event of flooding

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b) Describes sub-division loadlines for passenger vessels

c) Identifies ‘assumed damage’ for passenger vessels

d) Identifies ‘assumed flooding’ for passenger vessels

e) Identifies ‘minimum damage stability requirements’ for passenger vessels

f) Describes the ‘Stockholm agreement 1996’ with respect to stability requirements of passenger vessels

g) Identifies damage stability flooding criteria for Type A, B-60, B-100 vessels

h) Identifies minimum equilibrium stability condition after flooding for vessels specified in g)

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b) Describes ‘tabular freeboard’ with respect to vessels specified in 17a)

c) Explains the corrections to be applied to tabular freeboard to obtain ‘statutory assigned freeboard’

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b) Describes the intact stability requirements for vessels assigned timber loadlines

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b) Lists the items surveyed at a loadline survey and describes the nature of the survey for each item

Notes

1. Longitudinal stability calculations are to be based on taking moments about the After Perpendicular and using formula;

Trim = Displacement x (LCB~LCG) / MCTC

(The above MCA approved syllabus was prepared by the IAMI Deck Sub-group and subsequently amended following

consultation with all IAMI colleges in November 2002 through to June 2004)

OOW Unlimited Navigation Syllabus

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b) Identifies charted objects suitable for position fixing

c) Identifies chart symbols and abbreviations

d) Explains the procedure for monitoring the progress of the vessel on a pre-planned track

e) Explains the precautions to be taken when making a landfall

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b) Interprets IRPCS Rule 10

c) Explains use of Admiralty chart 5500, Mariners Routeing Guide

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from celestial observations including running fix and horizontal angles

b) Determines the effect of current/tidal stream by construction on a chart

c) Determines the effect of wind on ship’s track

d) Applies leeway to find course to steer

e) Determines course to steer to counteract current/tidal stream by construction on a chart

f) Determines speed made good by measurement on the chart and calculates ETA

g) Determines speed required to make ETA at a passage plan way point by measurement on the chart

h) Applies magnetic and/or gyro compass errors to convert True to Compass and vice versa for ship’s head and bearings

i) Calculates adjustments to course for a change in magnetic or gyro compass error

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b) Converts Departure to D Long and vice versa

c) Calculates course and distance by plane sailing formula

d) Calculates course and distance using parallel sailing formula

e) Calculates ETA

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b) Calculates course and distance between waypoints using Mercator Sailing formula

c) Calculates ETA at given waypoint, including the use of time zones

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procedures

b) Describes criteria and procedure for calling the Master when in doubt of ship’s position

c) Specifies checks to navigation equipment

d) Calculates Compass Error by Azimuth/Amplitude

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Systems and other communication systems

b) Explains the need to record orders, communications and information

c) Explains reasons for giving Bridge and Engine Room notice of reductions in speed

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b) Describes methods of avoiding or reducing ice accumulation and accretion

c) Explains obligation to report ice and ice accretion

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b) States the cause of neap tides

c) Defines chart datum, height of tide, MHWS, MLWS, MHWN, MLWN, range of tide, drying height, height of charted objects

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b) Finds the height and time of low water using tide tables

c) Calculates the height of tide at a given time using tide tables and tidal curves

d) Calculates the time the tide will reach a given height using tide tables and tidal curves

e) Discusses the reliability of tidal predictions

f) Calculates the correction of soundings to chart datum

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b) Calculates the height and time of low water using tide tables

c) Calculates the height of tide at a given time using tide tables and tidal curves

d) Calculates the time the tide will reach a given height using tide tables and tidal curves

(The above MCA approved syllabus was prepared by the IAMI Deck Sub-group and subsequently amended following

consultation with all IAMI colleges in November 2002 through to June 2004)

b) Determines TPC and displacement at varying draughts using hydrostatic tables

c) Calculates small and large changes in displacement making appropriate use of either TPC or displacement tables

d) Defines Waterline length, LBP, Freeboard, Waterplane Area, CW, and CB

e) Calculates the weight to load or discharge to obtain given small changes in draught or freeboard

f) Explains the reasons for loadlines and loadline zones

g) Calculates weight to load or discharge in relation to loadline dimensions, appropriate marks, TPC, FWA and DWA

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b) Calculates righting moments given GM and displacement

c) Explains stable, neutral and unstable equilibrium

d) Explains the relationship between equilibrium and the angle of loll

e) Identifies from a given GZ curve; range of stability, initial GM, max GZ, angle of vanishing stability, angle of deck edge

immersion, angle of loll and angle of list

f) Explains the difference between typical GZ curves for stiff and tender vessels

g) Sketches typical GZ curves for vessels at an angle of list or loll

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b) Calculates final KG or GM by moments about the keel after loading/discharging/shifting weights including appropriate

Free Surface Correction

c) Calculates distance of G horizontally from the centreline by moments about the centreline after

loading/discharging/shifting weights

d) Calculates the effect on stability of loading or discharging a weight using ships’ gear

e) Calculates the angle of list resulting from 3 a), 3b), 3c) and 3d)

f) Explains the difference between list and loll and methods of correction

g) Explains the consequences and dangers of a free surface

h) Explains that the free surface effect can be expressed as virtual rise of G or as a free surface moment

i) Describes the effects on free surface of longitudinal subdivision of a tank

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b) Calculates the effect on draughts of loading, discharging and shifting weights longitudinally by taking moments about the

AP

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b) Explains the procedures for entry to enclosed spaces and permit to work systems

c) Explains the emergency procedures in the event of fire or accident

d) Describes the preparation of the vessel for sea and adverse weather with respect to watertight integrity and security of

cargo

e) Describes how safe means of access to a vessel is achieved

f) Describes the methods available to ensure safe movement onboard ship

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disposal, do not pollute the environment

b) Explains the procedures for handling hazardous substances onboard

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b) Outlines the principles and purpose of the ISM Code

c) Describes the legal status and purpose of COSWP, MGNs, MINs, MSNs

(The above MCA approved syllabus was prepared by the IAMI Deck Sub-group and subsequently amended following

consultation with all IAMI colleges in November 2002 through to June 2004)

Navigation Formulae

NB. These formulae and symbols are for guidance only and other formulae which give equally valid results are acceptable

Departure = D’Long x Cos Mean Lat

Tan Course = Dep ÷ D’Lat

Distance = D’Lat ÷ Cos Course

Tan course = D’Long ÷ DMP

Cos AB = (Cos P x Sin PA x Sin PB) + (Cos PA x Cos PB)

A = Tan Lat ÷ Tan LHA

B = Tan Dec ÷ Sin LHA

C = A+/- B

Tan Azimuth = 1 ÷ (C x Cos Lat)

Sin Amplitude = Sin Dec ÷ Cos Lat

Sin mid part = Tan adjacent x Tan adjacent

Sin mid part = Cos opposite x Cos opposite

Stability Formulae

NB. These formulae and symbols are for guidance only and other formulae which give equally valid results are acceptable.

Source: MCA website. Please check the MCA website www.mcga.gov.uk for any changes in syllabus, amendments, etc.