Assessment OICNW-2-2C

Notify Master when appropriate

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


On a ship underway or a full mission ship simulator during an exercise at sea.

Performance Requirements

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

Notify the master as instructed, and when in doubt of other vessels’ intentions, or in any circumstances that affect the routine navigation of the vessel in accordance with STCW Code Section A-VIII/2, Part 3-1, Paragraph 40.

The master was notified immediately when one of the following occurred.

  1. Restricted visibility was encountered or expected.
  2. Vessel traffic density or the movements of other ships caused concern.
  3. Difficulty was experienced in maintaining course.
  4. Failed to sight land or a navigational mark, or to obtain soundings when expected.
  5. Aids to navigation were not in position or were displaying incorrect characteristics.
  6. Land or a navigational mark was unexpectedly sighted, or soundings obtained or changed unexpectedly.
  7. The engines or its control systems, steering, or any essential navigational equipment failed, or alarms or indicators for these systems sounded;
  8. Any radio equipment failed.
  9. Concerns arose in heavy weather about damage to the vessel or its cargo.
  10. Any hazard to navigation that posed a threat to the vessel was noticed.
  11. Any doubt about the ship’s safety or other emergency arose.
  12. Any changes are made to the voyage plan

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

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Maintain a safe navigational watch

A2.2 Thorough knowledge of the Principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch

Notify Master when appropriate

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00