MNV-221:Nautical Knowledge II

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: MNV 221 Nautical Knowledge II

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator:   Matthias Ewarmai

Date:   February 25, 2016

Course description:
This course is a follow on of the MNV 130 Nautical Knowledge I and, while the subjects for both of these courses are similar, this course delves a little deeper into these subject areas due to the increase in size of the vessel to be handled thus the extent of the vessel’s operation and management and the attendant responsibility. The course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to manage and operate a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

SPC Required Contact Hrs - 60
SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 043 Nautical Knowledge (Master 5)
STCW – 95 Reg. 11/3.6, Table A-11/3

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

5

x

16

x

80

=

 

Praticum

 

4

x

16

x

64

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

 

 

 

144

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate      Advanced Certificate of Achievement – Class 5 Master
[X] Other             A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Competency in Class 5 Navigation by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES: All Advanced Safety and Class 6 courses

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS: None

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

 

[X ]

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.

 

[    ]

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.

[X ]

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.

 

[    ]

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 competency in safe management and operation of a vessel of not more than 200 gross tons by:
  • Setting up and correctly operating navigational and emergency communication equipment;
  • Maintaining a good stability of a vessel in compliance with national and international requirements;
  • Planning and conducting the coastal passage of a vessel.
  • Demonstrate competency in defining and outlining the structural and watertight integrity of a small 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: Explain the requirements of national legislation, regulations and codes that relate to the safe operation of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Describe national maritime regulations

1,3,4,6,7

1, 2

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

  • Describing national maritime regulations
  • Listing certificates to be carried on board vessels of less than 200 gross tons and stating their validity and issuing authority
  • Outlining the regulatory requirements relating to: life-saving appliances, firefighting appliances, musters and drills, distress obligations and procedures, master’s responsibilities, loadlines, seaworthiness, and carriage of passengers
  • Describing the responsibilities of the Master with respect to protection of the marine environment
  • Explaining the requirement to keep a logbook and describing the information required to be recorded in the log book
    • List the certificates to be carried on board vessels of less than 200 gross tons and state their validity and issuing authority.
    • Outline the regulatory requirements relating to:
  • Life-saving appliances
  • Firefighting appliances
  • Musters and drills
  • Distress obligations and procedures
  • Master’s responsibilities
  • Crewing requirements
  • Loadlines
  • Seaworthiness
  • Carriage of passengers.
    • Describe the responsibilities of the Master with respect to protection of the marine environment.
    • Explain the requirement to keep a logbook and describe the information required to be recorded in the logbook.

CSLO (General) 2: Apply available meteorological data to the safe operation of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

    • Describe the meaning of common meteorological terms.

3,4,6,7

1, 2

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

  • Describing the meaning of common meteorological terms
  • Describing the use of instruments and observations to record and report actual weather, including wind strength and direction, swell height, direction and period, sea state, visibility, cloud cover and atmospheric pressure
  • Describing sources of weather forecasts available to a small vessel and the contents of a marine weather forecast
  • Interpreting weather forecasts and weather maps to predict weather conditions in the vessel’s operating area
  • Describing the formation, movement and weather associated with tropical revolving storms
  • Describing the safety precautions to be taken by small vessels in the vicinity of tropical revolving storms and the actions to avoid tropical storms
  • Identifying safe havens in specified areas of operations suitable for positioning small vessels prior to the arrival of a tropical revolving storm
  • Describing the means of securing a vessel in a cyclonic mooring

 

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

    • Describe the use of instruments and observations to record and report actual weather, including wind strength and direction, swell height, direction and period, sea state, visibility, cloud cover and atmospheric pressure.
    • Describe sources of weather forecasts available to a small vessel and the contents of a marine weather forecast.
    • Interpret weather forecasts and weather maps to predict weather conditions in the vessel’s operating area
    • Describe the formation, movement and weather associated with tropical revolving storms.
    • Describe the safety precautions to be taken by small vessels in the vicinity of tropical revolving storms and the actions to avoid tropical storms.

2.7 Identify safe havens in specified areas of operations suitable for positioning small vessels prior to the arrival of a tropical revolving storm.

    • Describe the means of securing a vessel in a cyclonic mooring.

CSLO (General) 3: Apply the principles of keeping a safe navigational watch on board a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Apply the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG 72)

1,3,4,6,7

1, 2

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

  • Applying International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea;
  • Applying the IALA Buoyage System “A”;
  • Explaining watchkeeping practices
  • Describing the responsibilities of the master for the safe navigation of a vessel in his charge
  • Listing the instructions that a master would give to watchkeepers with respect to following the voyage plan and keeping a safe navigational watch

Checklist will be used on practical assessments on a simulator.

3.2 Apply the IALA Buoyage System “A”.

3.3 Explain the principles of keeping a safe navigational watch onboard vessels at sea, at anchor and in port.

3.4 Describe the responsibilities of the master for the safe navigation of a vessel in his charge.

3.5 List the instructions that a master would give to watchkeepers with respect to following the voyage plan and keeping a safe navigational watch.

CSLO (General) 4: Describe the maneuvering of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Describe maneuvering characteristics of small single-screw and twin-screw vessels.

3,4,6,7

1, 2

Written tests and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • Describing maneuvering characteristics of small single-screw and twin-screw vessels
  • Explaining the effects of wind and current on the maneuvering of vessels of less than 200 gross tons
  • Describing the principles of maneuvering a vessel of less than 200 gross tons during berthing and un-berthing operations, anchoring, and securing to a buoy
  • Explaining the effects on vessels of less than 200 gross tons when maneuvering in shallow water
  • Explaining the safe procedures to be adopted when crossing a river entrance bar
  • Describing the precautions to be taken in the event of heavy weather
  • Explaining the procedures for handling vessels of less than 200 gross tons to lessen the effects of heavy weather
  • Describing the precautions, procedures and maneuvering requirements to take another vessel in tow, or be taken in tow

Demonstrating the ability to safely maneuver a vessel to:

  • Turn short round;
  • Conduct berthing and unberthing;
  • Anchoring;
  • Mooring operations; and
  • Recover a person from water

Checklist will be used on practical assessments on a simulator.

4.2 Explain the effects of wind and current on the maneuvering of vessels of less than 200 gross tons.

4.3 Describe the principles of maneuvering a vessel of less than 200 gross tons during berthing and un-berthing operations, anchoring, and securing to a buoy.

4.4 Explain the effects on vessels of less than 200 gross tons when maneuvering in shallow water.

4.5 Explain the safe procedures to be adopted when crossing a river entrance bar.

4.6 Describe the precautions to be taken in the event of heavy weather.

4.7 Explain the procedures for handling vessels of less than 200 gross tons to lessen the effects of heavy weather.

4.8 Describe the precautions, procedures and maneuvering requirements to take another vessel in tow, or be taken in tow.

4.9 Demonstrate the ability to safely maneuver a vessel to:

  • Turn short round;
  • Conduct berthing and unberthing;
  • Anchoring;
  • Mooring operations; and
  • Recover a person from water.

CSLO (General) 5: Describe appropriate action in response to shipboard emergency situations.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Describe the actions to be taken in the event of the following emergencies:

  • Collision
  • Grounding
  • Beaching
  • Flooding
  • Loss of rudder or propeller
  • Abandoning ship
  • Person falling overboard
  • Rescuing people in distress

1,3,4,6,7

1, 2

Written tests and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • Describing the actions to be taken in the event of the following emergencies
    • Collision
    • Grounding
    • Beaching
    • Flooding
    • Loss of rudder or propeller
    • Abandoning ship
    • Person falling overboard
    • Rescuing people in distress

 

CSLO (General) 6: Demonstrate the use of ropes, wires, lifting and hauling equipment in the operation of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Explain the construction of ropes and wires.

4,6,7

1, 2

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

  • Explaining the construction of ropes and wires
  • Describing the advantages, disadvantages and appropriate uses of the following materials for ropes: manila, sisal, polypropylene, polyester and nylon
  • Describing the care and maintenance of natural, synthetic and wire ropes and chains
  • Describing and recognizing defects which would render ropes, wire ropes and chains unserviceable
  • Calculating the approximate safe working load for fiber ropes, wire ropes and chains from empirical formulae and from test certificates
  • Describing the use of purchases and tackles to move and secure items on board
  • Describing the use and maintenance of lifting gear typical to vessels of less than 200 gross tons, including purchases, derricks, and cranes
  • Describing the rigging of portable ladders, stages and boatswain’s chairs in accordance with established practice
  • Demonstrating the ability to perform the following common knots, bends, hitches, splices and whippings:
    • Bowline
    • Reef knot
    • Sheet bend
    • Double sheet bend
    • Clove hitch
    • Rolling hitch
    • Eye splice
    • Back splice
    • Short splice
    • Common whipping
    • Sailmaker’s whipping
  • Demonstrating the ability to construct an eye spice in wire ropes
  • Demonstrating the correct use of a boatswain’s chair and a stage

 

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

6.2 Describe the advantages, disadvantages and appropriate uses of the following materials for ropes: manila, sisal, polypropylene, polyester and nylon.

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

6.4 Describe and recognize defects which would render ropes, wire ropes and chains unserviceable.

6.5 Calculate the approximate safe working load for fiber ropes, wire ropes and chains from empirical formulae and from test certificates.

6.6 Describe the use of purchases and tackles to move and secure items on board.

6.7 Describe the use and maintenance of lifting gear typical to vessels of less than 200 gross tons, including purchases, derricks, and cranes.

6.8 Describe the rigging of portable ladders, stages and boatswain’s chairs in accordance with established practice.

6.9 Demonstrate the ability to perform the following common knots, bends, hitches, splices and whippings:

  • Bowline
  • Reef knot
  • Sheet bend
  • Double sheet bend
  • Clove hitch
  • Rolling hitch
  • Eye splice
  • Back splice
  • Short splice
  • Common whipping
  • Sailmaker’s whipping

6.10 Demonstrate the ability to construct an eye spice in wire ropes.

6.11 Demonstrate the correct use of a boatswain’s chair and a stage.

CSLO (General) 7: Describe the handling and stowage of cargoes in accordance with national regulations and established practice.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Describe the general principles and practices applicable to the carriage of cargo with respect to safety of life, vessel and cargo, and the protection of the marine environment.

3,4,6,7

1, 2

Written tests and practical assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in:

  • Describing the general principles and practices applicable to the carriage of cargo with respect to safety of life, vessel and cargo, and the protection of the marine environment
  • Describing the general precautions to be observed in the handling and stowage of cargoes
  • Describing the national regulations applicable to the carriage of dangerous goods

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

7.2 Describe the general precautions to be observed in the handling and stowage of cargoes.

7.3 Describe the national regulations applicable to the carriage of dangerous goods.

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:
1. Marine Legislation
2. Meteorology
3. Watchkeeping
4. Vessel Handling
5. Emergencies
6. Seamanship
7. Cargo

 

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

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

 

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:
Text:

  • SPC PacMA MEL Subcommittee (2006). SPC 043 Nautical Knowledge, Suva: Revised or the latest edition.

Course materials:

  • Magnetic compass
  • Azimuth circles
  • Parallel rulers or similar device
  • Pair of dividers
  • Suitable nautical charts and publications
  • Calculators
  • Tide tables

 

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:

  • FSM Dept. of TC&I. FSM Admiralty and Maritime Code, Title 19. Pohnpei: FSM Govt., 1998.
  • FSM Dept. of TC&I. FSM Maritime Regulations. Pohnpei: FSM Govt., 1999.
  • Dept. of Commerce/NGA Dept. of Defense. U.S. Chart No. 1, Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms Used on Paper and Electronic Navigation Charts. Arcata: 2013, 12th Ed.
  • U.K. Hydrographic Office. IALA Maritime Buoyage System. Tuonton: 2012. 7th Ed.

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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