Assessment OICNW-2-3D

BRM Condition III – collision avoidance.

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


On a ship at sea or a full mission ship simulator during an exercise at sea, and with a bridge team in place for navigating in congested near coastal waters with or without reduced visibility, and assigned to monitor vessel traffic using an IMO compliant ARPA. The ship is navigating near land, shoals, or with increased traffic density and/or restricted visibility.

Performance Requirements

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

Identify all vessels (targets) posing a risk or danger of collision, and provide appropriate information and recommendations on vessel traffic and any other situation or condition that may effect the safe navigation of the vessel to the conning officer.

  1. The risk and danger of collision of all approaching vessels is determined within 6 minutes.
  2. The conning officer was immediately notified of the relative position of the threatening vessel, its CPA and TCPA.
  3. Course changes in accordance with the COLREGS to remove the risks of collision and avoid the close quarters situations from developing were recommended.
  4. All recommended course or speed changes resulted in increasing the CPA to approaching vessels identified as posing a risk or danger of collision.
  5. All recommended course changes provided sufficient sea room and bottom clearance for the area transited.
  6. Communication was clear, immediate, reliable and relevant.
  7. Non-essential activities were avoided.

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

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Maintain a safe navigational watch

A2.7 Bridge resource management

Knowledge of bridge resource management principles, including:

  1. allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
  2. effective communication
  3. assertiveness and leadership
  4. obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
  5. consideration of team experience

BRM Condition III – collision avoidance.

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00