MWD-101: Basic Bridge Procedures

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title:   MWD 101  Basic Bridge Procedures

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator:   Matthias Ewarmai

Date: June 2016

Course description:  This course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of a seafarer on watch in the navigational bridge of a ship. These include performing look-out duties including reporting of targets and navigational hazards, manning the helm to steer the ship, and performing other duties and responsibilities as may be directed by the bridge watchkeeping officer.

SPC Required Contact Hrs. – 50

SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 011 Basic Bridge Procedure
STCW – 95 Reg.11/4 Table A-11/4 Section A-11/4

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

5

x

10

x

50

=

 

Practicum

 

4

x

10

x

40

=

 

Lecture/Prac

 

 

x

 

x

90

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate             Certificate of Completion in Watchkeeping
[X] Other                    A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency by the FSM Transportation,
Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES:  All Basic Safety Courses (MBS 089, MBS 090, MBS 091, MBS 092, MBS 093).

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

NONE

 

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.

 

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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.

[    ]

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.

 

[    ]

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.

PROGRAM  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs)

The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in communicating effectively with other members of the crew using the language and terminology relating to shipboard operations.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary in the performance of duties as a rating forming part of navigational or engine room watch.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in the procedures for participating in the bridge organization of a typical seagoing vessel
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in the procedures for keeping a proper lookout by sight and hearing
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in performing the duties of a helmsperson on the bridge simulator
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in monitoring and controlling a safe watch on a seagoing vessel

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC:

The student will be able to:


(General SLO) 1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in the procedures for participating in the bridge organization of a typical seagoing vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Identify the components of a typical navigation bridge.

1,6,7

1,2

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

  • Identifying the components of a typical navigation bridge;
  • describing the duties and responsibilities of each member of the bridge team;
  • applying information flow with members of the bridge team; and
  • applying appropriate action when pilot is onboard.

 

Checklist will be used on practical assessment.

1.2 Describe duties and responsibilities of each member of the bridge team.

1.3 Demonstrate information flow between members of the bridge team.

1.4 Explain bridge organization and information flow with a pilot on board.

(General SLO) 2.  Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in the procedures for keeping a proper lookout by sight and hearing

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe requirements for keeping a lookout in accordance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, and the STCW Convention, 1978.

1,6,7

1,2

 

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

  • International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea; and
  • IALA Buoyage System

 

Checklist will be used on practical assessment.

2.2 Report by approximate bearing in degrees or points, sound signals, lights and other objects.

2.3 Recognize International Distress Signals.

2.4 Recognize commonly used International Code of Signals flags.

2.5 Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the International Association Lighthouse Authority IALA Buoyage System ‘A’

(General SLO) 3: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in performing the duties of a helmsman on the bridge simulator.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Identify the controls and their functions for the alarms and indicators used in conjunction with steering a vessel.

1,6,7

1,2

 

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

  • identifying the alarm and indicator controls and their functions in conjunction with steering a vessel;
  • using a magnetic and gyro compass in steering a vessel;
  • applying smooth and controlled alteration of courses on the steering wheel;
  • changing over of the steering system from automatic pilot to manual steering and vice versa;
  • understanding the procedures in steering a vessel;
  • carrying out the tests and drills in accordance with national and international laws and regulations.

 

Checklist will be used on practical assessment.

3.2 Demonstrate the use of magnetic and gyro compasses for steering purposes.

3.3 Demonstrate smooth and controlled alteration of course.

3.4 Demonstrate the ability to steer a steady course for an extended period.

3.5 Correctly interpret helm orders given in English.

3.6 Demonstrate the ability to acknowledge and respond to helm orders correctly.

3.7. Demonstrate helm handover procedures.

3.8 Demonstrate change-over procedure from automatic pilot to hand steering and vice versa.

3.9 Demonstrate steering system tests and drills in accordance with Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) 1974.

(General SLO) 4: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in monitoring and controlling a safe watch on a seagoing vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Demonstrate knowledge in the duties and responsibilities of a watch-keeper at sea, in port and at anchor.

1,6,7

1,2

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

  • maintaining a safe watch at sea and demonstrate knowledge of alarms onboard; and

 

  • applying the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended.

.
Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

4.2 Describe information required to maintain a safe watch.

4.3 Demonstrate the ability to understand orders and to communicate with officer of the watch in matters relevant to watchkeeping duties.

4.4 Describe the practices and procedures for the maintenance, handover and relief of the watch.

4.5 Demonstrate the knowledge in the internal communication and alarm systems.

4.6 Describe the understanding in the basic environmental protection procedures.

4.7 Outline the purpose and contents of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended.

COURSE CONTENT

      • Bridge Organization 
      • Duties of a Helmsperson
      • Watch-keeping
      • Duties of a Lookout 

METHODS OF INSTRUCTIONS      

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

REQUIRED TEXTS AND COURSE MATERIALS

    • Ian Miller, 1998 SPC 011 Basic Bridge Procedures Learner’s Guide. Australian Maritime College, Australia.
    • Ian Miller, 1998, SPC Basic Bridge Procedures Training and Assessment Guide, Australian Maritime College, Australia.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • IMO (1987) International Code of Signals,  IMO, London.
  • IMO (2014)  International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea,  IMO, London.
  • IMO (1995)  Code on Alarms and Indicators,  IMO, London.
  • IMO (1972) International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, IMO, London
  • IMO (2011) International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, 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 demonstration should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:            None

 

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