Basic Seamanship

Course Description

This course teaches marlinspike, lifesaving and safety equipment, advanced fire fighting techniques, use of deck machinery, boat handling, and watchstanding procedures for deck and/or bridge watchkeeping. Students will be able to apply these skills appropriately when in charge of a navigational watch. Course consists of classroom and practical experience on T.S. Kennedy and Academy small boats. [Lab time required]

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Other Objectives

The general objectives of Basic Seamanship are as follows:

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