Advanced Seamanship

Course Description

Operating a vessel safely and efficiently under all weather conditions requires a skill set for operating and maintaining a vessel and a knowledge of a vessel’s fittings and equipment. Under the supervision of experienced master mariners, students in this program develop seamanship skills through hands-on experience and learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills through the use of case studies of marine casualty investigations. This capstone course provides the new deck officer with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of traditional seamanship and exposes the individual to best practices in the ever-evolving shipboard technologies and operations necessary to compete in the global marine industry. Topics include search and rescue, damage control, marine salvage, tug and towing fundamentals, ice navigation, anchoring/mooring, ship/helicopter operations, and advanced ship handling techniques. An intensive, hands-on seamanship lab program complements the classroom experience. [Lab time required]

This course consists of three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab per week for a semester with a comprehensive final examination.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:




Other objectives

The student will be able to: