MNV-224: Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title:  MNV 224 Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

Campus:   FSM-FMI

Initiator:   Alvin Sinem

Date: May 5, 2016

Course description
To provide the trainee with the knowledge and skills required for correct radio operating procedures. Trainee will learn to operate the controls of radio equipment, the correct use of nautical terms necessary for bridge-to-bridge and bridge-to-shore communications, and conduct routine maintenance of radio equipment.  

                                                                                                SPC Required Contact Hrs. – 35

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          2

x

16

=

32

=

 

Practicum

 

          4

x

16

=

64

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

=

96

=

 

Workshop

 

 

x

 

=

 

=

 

 

 

 

 
Total  Semester Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate     Advanced Certificate of Achievement – Class 5Master
[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 Advance Safety and Class 6 Master courses

 


PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:


PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

[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.

 

[X ]

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.

[    ]

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.

[    ]

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

 

[ X]

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.

[    ]

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.

 

  • PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to: 
  •  Demonstrate competency in safe management and operation of a vessel 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 requirements.
  • Planning and conducting the coastal passage of a vessel.

2.   Demonstrate competency in defining and outlining the structural and watertight integrity of a vessel.

  • COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:
  • State the background and purpose of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety Signal (GMDSS) and its certification requirements.
  1. Describe the principles and basic features of Maritime Mobile Service.
  2. Describe GMDSS communication systems.
  3. Describe other GMDSS equipment.
  4. Describe and demonstrate various distress alerting systems.
  5. Describe the miscellaneous skills and operational procedures for general communications.
  • COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:
  • CSLO (General) 1: State the background and purpose of the GMDSS and certification requirements

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

      • State the background and purpose of the Global Maritime Distress Safety Signal (GMDSS).

     

     

    1, 5

     

    1

    Written and oral assessments will be used to assess students’ competence in stating:

    • The background and purpose of GMDSS Safety Signal, and
    • Certification requirements.
      • State certification requirements

     

    5,6

     

    1

     

     

     

     

    CSLO (General) 2: Describe the principles of Maritime Radio Communications.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

      • Describe the principles and basic features of the maritime mobile service.

     

    5,6

     

     

    1

     

    Written and oral assessments will be used to assess students’ competence in describing the principles and basic features of GMDSS:

    • maritime mobile service, and
    • maritime mobile satellite service.

     

      • Describe the principles and basic features of the maritime mobile satellite service.

     

    CSLO (General) 3: Describe GMDSS communication systems.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1. Describe the purpose and use of Digital Selective Call (DSC).

    5,6

     

    1

    Written, oral, and practical checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in describing and demonstrating:

    • Purpose and use of DSC call,
    • NBDP system
    • Inmarsat system,
    • Ship station equipment,
    • Location and rectification on marine electronic.

    FMI GMDSS Radio & Simulator will be used for demonstration.

      • Describe and demonstrate Narrow Band Direct Printing (NBDP) systems.

    3.3 Describe and use the Inmarsat systems.

      • Describe and demonstrate the purpose and use of ship station equipment.
      •  Perform location and rectification on marine electronic equipment.

    CSLO (General) 4: Describe other GMDSS equipment.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

      • Describe the purpose and use of MSI services

     

    5,6

     

    1.a

    Written, oral assessment checklists will be used to assess students’ competence in describing:

    • Purpose and use of MSI services.
    • MSI services available and method of transmission
    • Operation and use of the NAVTEX system
    • Operation and use of the international Safety NET system.
      • Describe MSI services available and methods of transmission

    4.3. Describe the operation and use of the NAVTEX system

      • Describe the operation and use of the international SafetyNET system

    CSLO (General) 5: Describe and demonstrate various distress alerting systems

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

    • Describe the role of RCC and SAR units and reporting systems for GMDSS terrestrial distress, urgency and safety procedures:

     

    5,6

     

    1.a

    Written and oral assessments will be used to assess students’ competence in describing and demonstrating:

    • RCC and SAR roles for GMDSS terrestrial distress, urgency and safety procedures
    • Distress communication and DSC alerts,
    • Urgency and safety communications,
    • Radiotelephony procedure for distress, urgency, and safety communications for GMDSS,
    • Inmarsat A/B ship earth station alerting functions
    • Inmarsat C ship earth station alerting functions, and
    • Distress frequency protection and avoidance of false distress alerts.

    FMI GMDSS Radio & Simulator will be used for demonstration.

    •  Describe and demonstrate distress communication and DSC alerts

     

    1,2,5

     

     

    1.a

     

    • Describe urgency and safety communications
    • Describe radiotelephony procedures for distress, urgency and safety communications for GMDSS satellite
    • Describe the Inmarsat A/B ship earth station alerting functions

    1,2,5,6

    1.a

    • Describe and demonstrate Inmarsat-C ship earth station alerting functions
    • Describe distress frequency protection and avoidance of false distress alerts

    CSLO (General) 6: Describe the miscellaneous skills and operational procedures for general communications.

    Student Learning Outcome (specific)

    ISLO

    PSLO

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Use the English language, written and spoken, for the exchange of communications relevant to the safety of at sea and keyboard skills:

     

    1,2,5

     

    1.a

    Written, oral and practical assessments checklist will be used to assess students competence in:

    • Using written and spoken English for exchange of communication relevant to safety of life at sea
    • Using keyboard skills for data entry at a speed of 10 words a minute at 98% accuracy,
    • Explaining IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases and the international Code of Signals,
    • Stating standard abbreviations and commonly used service codes,
    • Describing International Phonetic Alphabet,
    • Explaining procedures and practices for documents and publications and radio record keeping,
    • Describing regulations and agreements governing the maritime mobile and mobile-satellite services, and
    • Demonstrating documentation to receive traffic lists and meteorological information,
    • Describing procedure for radiotelephone calls, and
    • Describing methods of charging.

    FMI GMDSS Radio & Simulator will be used for demonstration.

    6.2 Use a standard computer keyboard for data entry at a speed of 10 words a minute at 98% accuracy.

     

    2,5,6

     

    1.a

    6.3 Explain the use of the IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases and the International Code of Signals.

     

    1,2,5,6

     

    1.a

    6.4 State recognized standard abbreviations and commonly used service codes

    6.5 Describe the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet

    6.6 Explain the obligatory procedures and practices for documents and publications and radio record keeping.

    6.7 Describing the regulations and agreements governing the maritime mobile and mobile-satellite services.

    6.8 Demonstrate a practical and theoretical knowledge of general communication procedures by:
    (a) Describing the use of    documentation to receive traffic lists and meteorological information
    (b) Describing the procedure for radiotelephone calls
    (c) Describing the methods of charging

    COURSE CONTENT:

    1. Outline of GMDSS
    2. Ship radio stations
    3. Coast Stations
    4. Operating procedures for routine
    5. Distress, Urgency and Safety communications
    6. Digital selective calling communication
    7. Public correspondence communication
    8. EPIRB and SART
    9. Search and rescue in FSM
    10. Radio Theory
    11. Marine communication equipment
    12. Information for vessels proceeding overseas
    13. Inmarsat system and equipments

    METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

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

    REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

    • Tony Boyle, SPC 036 Radio Telephony. Australian Maritime College, Australia
    • REFERENCE MATERIALS:
    • Marine Radio Operators Handbook (April 2000) Australian Communication Authority,
    • Admiralty List of Radio signals (Jan. 2001)(GMDSS) Vol. 5 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office,
    • GMDSS Radio Personal Training Manual (Sept. 1999) Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. Japan,
    • The summary of GMDSS (Nov. 2000) Japan Radio Co., Ltd, Japan
    • IMO, International Code of Signals (1987), International Maritime Organization, London
    • IMO, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, (2011 Consolidated Edition), IMO, London

    INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:         None

    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%.

    CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:   None

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