Assessment OICNW-2-1F

Maneuver to avoid risk of collision -- overtaking

Assessed in MT-4253 Watchkeeping using Full-Mission Bridge Simulator


On a ship underway, a full mission ship simulator, or using approved laboratory equipment, when risk of collision with an approaching overtaking vessel exists in good visibility in the open ocean.

Performance Requirements

Behavior Standard
The student will: During assessment, the student shall, at a minimum:

Apply the rules of the road correctly and maneuver the vessel to avoid the collision, if required.

  1. The aspect of the approaching vessel was determined.
  2. The situation was identified as an overtaking situation.
  3. The candidate attempted to call the overtaking vessel on the VHF.
  4. The danger signal was sounded.
  5. Positive action in ample time was taken in accordance with Rule 17 of the steering and sailing rules to achieve a minimum CPA as specified by assessor.
  6. Speed or course changes were large enough to be readily apparent to another vessel observing visually or by radar.

Supports Table A-II/1 officer in charge of a navigation watch

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Maintain a safe navigational watch

A2.1 Watchkeeping

Thorough knowledge of the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended

Maneuver to avoid risk of collision -- overtaking

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00