MN-130: Nautical Knowledge I

GENERAL INFORMATION:


Course title:  MNV 130 Nautical Knowledge I

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator:   Matthias Ewarmai

Date: February 2016

Course description:
This course introduces the learner to different topics in Navigation in matters relating to ship designs and structures, shiphandling, international and national laws covering the operation of ships on the high seas and in port, weather watchkeeping and emergency procedures on the high seas and in port, rope works, and navigation. The course provides the learner the knowledge and skills required to manage and operate a vessel of not over 80 gross tons within inshore waters.

                                                                                   
COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of  Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          5

x

16

x

80

=

 

Practicum

 

          4

x

16

x

64

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

x

144

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 021 Nautical Knowledge (Master 6).………………60 hrs.

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate                    Certificate of Achievement – Class 6 Master
[X] Other                              A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Competency in Navigation Class 6 by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES: Completion of all Basic Safety courses

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:


PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

 

  1)  INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

 

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1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

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2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

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3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

[    ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

[X]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

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8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

 

2)  PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able
to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding in safe management and operation of a vessel of not more than 80 gross tons by:
  • Setting up and correctly operating navigational and communication equipment;
  • Maintaining the good stability of a vessel in compliance with national and international requirements;
  • Planning and conducting the coastal passage of a vessel.

 

3)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be
able to:

 

4)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be  
able to:


CSLO (General) 1: Maneuver, berth, and anchor a small power-driven vessel.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Explain and describe the maneuvering characteristics of a small power-driven vessel with regards to:
  • Displacement and planing hulls;
  • Outboard and inboard engines;
  • Stopping distance;
  • Response to rudder movements at varying speeds; and
  • Single propeller and twin propulsion.

4,6,7

1

Written tests, oral and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Explaining and describing the correct factors and conditions affecting the maneuverability of a power-driven vessel with regards to: displacement and planing hulls, outboard and inboard engines, stopping distance, response to rudder movements at varying speeds and single propeller and twin propulsion
  • Describing the precautions to be observed when maneuvering a vessel under the influence of the following external conditions: tidal streams and currents, confined waters, poor visibility, heavy weather conditions, crossing a river entrance bar.
  • Demonstrating the ability to maneuver a vessel to berth and unberth from a wharf under the prevailing conditions of wind and tide
  • Demonstrating the ability to maneuver a vessel to secure to a mooring buoy and cast off from a buoy under the prevailing conditions of wind and tide
  • Describing the precautions to be observed when engaged in towing operations
  • Demonstrating how to maneuver a small vessel for berthing to and unberthing from a wharf
    • Describe the precautions to be observed when maneuvering a vessel under the influence of the following external conditions:
  • tidal streams and currents;
  • confined waters;
  • poor visibility;
  • heavy weather conditions;
  • crossing a river entrance bar.
    • Demonstrate the ability to maneuver a vessel as required to anchor and weigh anchor.
    • Demonstrate the ability to maneuver a vessel to berth and unberth from a wharf under the prevailing conditions of wind and tide.
    • Demonstrate the ability to maneuver a vessel to secure to a mooring buoy and cast off from a buoy under the prevailing conditions of wind and tide.
    • Describe the precautions to be observed when engaged in towing operations.
    • Demonstrate how to maneuver a small vessel for berthing to and unberthing from a wharf.

CSLO (General) 2: Describe appropriate actions in response to emergencies and how to manage the safety related requirements of a small power-driven vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Describe the correct action to be taken in the event of a collision, ground or other marine casualty.

4,6,7

1

Written and oral assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Describing the correct action to be taken in the event of a collision, ground or other marine casualty
  • Describing the methods of handling a partially disabled vessel with damage to the rudder or propeller
  • Describing the actions to be taken in the event of a person falling overboard
  • Describing the obligation to render assistance to other vessels in distress
  • Describing the principles of stability and trim applicable to a small vessel and the disposition of passengers and cargo required to maintain the stability and trim within safe limits
    • Describe the methods of handling a partially disabled vessel with damage to the rudder or propeller.
    • Describe the actions to be taken in the event of a person falling overboard.
    • Describe the obligation to render assistance to other vessels in distress.
    • Describe the principles of stability and trim applicable to a small vessel and the disposition of passengers and cargo required to maintain the stability and trim within safe limits.

CSLO (General) 3:  Describe the legislative requirements concerning safety of life and prevention of pollution at sea.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

CSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1  List the certificates required to be carried by a vessel of not more than 80 gross tons or 24 meters in length and outline their requirements.

4,6,7

1

Written tests, oral and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Listing correctly the carriage requirements and the type of certificates required for a small vessel
  • Describing type and quantity of safety equipment required to be carried on a commercial vessel of less than 80 gross tons or 24 meters in length
  • Describing the carriage, stowage and maintenance requirements for safety equipment as specified in the SOLAS Convention and regulation 412 of chapter 4 of Title 19 of the FSM Code
  • Describing the requirements to ensure compliance with pollution prevention regulations

3.2  Describe type and quantity of safety equipment required to be carried on a commercial vessel of less than 80 gross tons or 24 meters in length.

3.3  Describe the requirements for the correct stowage and maintenance of safety equipment.

3.4  Describe the requirements to ensure compliance with pollution prevention regulations.

CSLO (General) 4: Apply available meteorological data to the safe operation of a small vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1  List the sources of weather reports and warnings (including storm warnings).

4,6,7

1

Written tests, oral and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Specifying possible sources of weather reports
  • Describing type of information contained in weather reports and warnings
  • Interpreting correctly the information provided by a synoptic chart
  • Noting and recording wind strength and direction, swell height and direction, sea state, visibility, cloud cover, and atmospheric pressure using visual observations and meteorological instruments
  • Describing the warning signs of an approaching tropical revolving storm
  • Adequately describing the actions to be taken in the event of deteriorating weather conditions

4.2  Describe the information contained in weather reports and warnings.

4.3  Interpret correctly the information provided by a synoptic chart.

4.4  Note and record wind strength and direction, swell height and direction, sea state, visibility, cloud cover, and atmospheric pressure using visual observations and meteorological instruments.

4.5  Describe the warning signs of an approaching tropical revolving storm.

4.6  Describe the correct action to be taken in the event of deteriorating weather conditions.

CSLO (General) 5: Keep a safe navigational watch in accordance with international and local regulations.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1  Describe and apply the International Regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea with particular emphasis on their applicability to small vessels.

4,6,7

1

Written tests, oral and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Describing and applying Rule 4 to 19 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea; and
  • Explaining and applying aids to navigation in harbors and ports in accordance with the IALA Buoyage System “A”
  • Describing the factors to be considered and precautions taken when navigating in the vicinity of large vessels
  • Interpreting and applying local regulations affecting the operation of small vessels

5.2  Explain and apply the IALA Buoyage System “A” to the safe navigation of a small vessel.

5.3  Describe the factors to be considered and precautions taken when navigating in the vicinity of large vessels.

5.4  Interpret and apply local regulations affecting the operation of small vessels.

CSLO (General) 6: Describe the management of the structural related requirements of a small vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

6.1  Identify the design features of small vessels.

4,6,7

1

Written tests, oral and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in

  • Identifying the design features of small vessels
  • Listing the materials used in vessel construction and their relative advantages and disadvantages
  • Explaining the arrangements to maintain watertight integrity of small vessels
  • Describing the methods of removing a small vessel from water for maintenance and survey purposes

6.2  List the materials used in vessel construction and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

6.3  Explain the arrangements to maintain watertight integrity of small vessels.

6.4  Describe the methods of removing a small vessel from water for maintenance and survey purposes.

CSLO (General) 7: Use ropes and wires in the operation of a small vessel.

7.1  Identify the types of ropes in common use aboard a small vessel.

4,6,7

1

Written tests, oral and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • Correctly describing and identifying the materials, construction and characteristics of ropes;
  • Demonstrating correctly the care, maintenance and uses of ropes
  • Describing safety precautions when working with ropes
  • Recognizing and explaining deterioration in the condition of fiber and wire ropes
  • Demonstrating correctly tying and application of knots, bends and hitches
  • Demonstrating splicing of a soft-eye in a synthetic or natural fiber rope in accordance with established practice
  • Demonstrating the appropriate use of ropes and wires.

7.2  Describe the care and maintenance of natural, synthetic and wire ropes.

7.3  Describe the safety precautions when working with ropes.

7.4  Recognize and explain the deterioration in the condition of fiber and wire ropes.

7.5  Apply knots, bends and hitches in common use and demonstrate their uses on board.

7.6  Demonstrate splicing of a soft-eye in a synthetic or natural fiber rope in accordance with established practice.

7.7  Demonstrate the appropriate use of ropes and wires in the operation of a small vessel.

CSLO (General) 8: Apply navigational techniques to ensure the safe operation of a small vessel in inshore waters.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Identify and interpret correctly the information available from a large scale navigational chart of the local area:
  • title, number, scale and other information provided in the title block and margins;
  • prominent features;
  • dangers and navigational hazards;
  • tidal data;
  • tidal streams and currents;
  • aids to navigation;
  • depth contours and nature of the bottom.

4,6,7

1

Written tests, oral and practical assessments will be used to demonstrate student’s competence in:

  • indentifying and interpreting correctl the information available from a large scale navigational chart of the local area:
    • title, number, scale and other information provided in the title block and margins;
    • prominent features;
    • dangers and navigational hazards;
    • tidal data;
    • tidal streams and currents;
    • aids to navigation;
    • depth contours and nature of the bottom
  • Interpreting correctly the information contained in other types of charts that may be available of the local area
  • Using a large scale chart to lay off a bearing, plot a safe course, and measure distance
  • Solving simple speed/time/distance problems
  • Using transit, beam marks and leading lights to establish position lines
  • Using “doubling the angle on the bow” to estimate distances off landmarks and known points of interest
  • Extracting times and heights of high water and low water from local tide tables
  • Demonstrating the use of vessel’s compass to steer a course and take bearings on the training vessel
    • Interpret correctly the information contained in other types of charts that may be available of the local area.
    • Use a large scale chart to lay off a bearing, plot a safe course, and measure distance.
    • Solve simple speed/time/distance problems.
    • Use transit, beam marks and leading lights to establish position lines.
    • Use “doubling the angle on the bow” to estimate distances off landmarks and known points of interest.
    • Extract times and heights of high water and low water from local tide tables.
    • On the training vessel, demonstrate the use of vessel’s compass to steer a course and take bearings.

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:

  • Vessel maneuvering and Handling
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Marine Legislation
  • Weather Watchkeeping
  • Watchkeeping
  • Vessel Structure
  • Rope Work
  • Navigation

 

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X]  Lecture                    [X]  Cooperative learning groups
[   ]  Laboratory               [X]  In-class exercises
[   ]  Audio visual            [X]  Demonstrations
[   ]  Other

 

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:
Bashkir, P., Lim, P., Walker, B., & Miller, B. Australian Maritime College Search Ltd (1998). SPC 021 Nautical Knowledge (Master/Engineer 6)
Training vessel Hokuto

 

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:
International Maritime Organization, London: International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.
International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) Maritime Buoyage System (7th ed.). (2012). UK Hydrographic Office, Tuanton.
Symbols and Abbreviations Used on Admiralty Paper Charts (5th ed.). (2011). UK Hydrographic Office, Tuanton.
US Chart No. 1, Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on Paper and Electronic Navigational Charts (12th ed.). (2013). NOAA Department of Commerce
Title 19, FSM Code: Admiralty and Maritime Code (2nd ed.). (1999). FSM Division of Marine Transportation, Department of Transportation, Communications and Infrastructure, FSM Government
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 and STCW Code (including the 2010 Manila Amendments (3rd Consolidated edition). (2011). International Maritime Organization, London
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, (Consolidated Ed.). (2004 or more recent). International Maritime Organization, London

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:  None

 

10) EVALUATION: 
A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

 

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:  None

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