Assessment OICNW-2-3E

BRM Condition III – navigation

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 the vessel’s position, communicate on the VHF, and all other bridge duties, using an IMO compliant ARPA, a GPS receiver and all other bridge navigational equipment normally found on a seagoing vessel.

Performance Requirements

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

Determine and plot the vessel’s position by electronic and visual means, communicate as required on the VHF, and carry out all engine commands, ensure that all rudder commands are properly carried out, and make all appropriate log book entries.

  1. Visual and electronic means were used to determine the ship’s position, including GPS, loran, radar, ARPA, ECDIS, and Echo Sounder.
  2. The vessel’s position was plotted in accordance with tolerances stated previously at regular intervals appropriate to the vessel’s speed and the area transited.
  3. The correct courses to steer to maintain the ship on the intended track were determined and recommended to the conning officer.
  4. All VHF calls to own ship were answered and calls to other ships in the area and port authorities were made as required.
  5. The helmsman was monitored to ensure all rudder commands were carried out.
  6. Communication was clear, immediate, reliable and relevant.
  7. Non-essential activities were avoided.
  8. All required entries in the appropriate vessel’s logs were made.

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 – navigation

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00