MWD-102: Basic Seamanship

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title:   MWD 102 Basic Seamanship

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator:   M. Ewarmai, S. Senikuraciri

Date:  June 2016

Course description:  This course caters towards seafarers who aspire to be knowledgeable and proficient in the works of a member of the deck crew of a vessel. These include rope works and their applications on board ships, mooring and anchor works, safe access for embarkation and debarkation of personnel, deck maintenance, and safety precautions and procedures on board ships. It provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to perform duties as a deck rating forming part of a navigational watch.

SPC Module Name & Code:  SPC 012 Basic Seamanship            SPC Req.Contact Hrs. - 35
STCW – 95 Section A-11/4

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  Of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

3

x

10

x

30

=

 

Practicum

 

3

x

10

x

30

=

 

Workshop

 

 

x

 

x

60

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate                  Certificate of Completion – 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 

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.

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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:

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 knowledge and skills in the performance of duties as a rating forming part of either navigational or engine room watch.

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in maintaining and handling of ropes in accordance with established shipboard practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of ropes for shipboard applications in accordance with established practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in providing a safe means of access to personnel embarking and disembarking the vessel
  • Describe knowledge and understanding of performing support duties during mooring and anchoring operations
  • Describe safety precautions to be observed during the stowage and handling of cargoes.
  • Describe the procedures for carrying out basic deck maintenance.

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


CSLO (General) 1:  Demonstrate knowledge and skills in maintaining and handling of ropes in accordance with established shipboard practice.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1  Describe the structure and distinguishing features of natural fibre ropes.

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2

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

  • Describing the structure and distinguishing features of natural fibre ropes, synthetic fibre ropes, and flexible steel wire ropes;
  • Describing the method of determining rope size;
  • Describing safety precautions for handling ropes;
  • Treating and maintaining ropes;
  • Handling ropes correctly and safely.

Checklist will be used on practical assessment on a training vessel.

1.2  Describes the structure and distinguishing features of synthetic fibre ropes.

1.3  Describe the structure and distinguishing features of flexible steel wire ropes.

1.4  Describe the method of determining rope size.

1.5  Describe safety precautions to be taken while handling ropes.

1.6  Demonstrate basic understanding of safe working loads and breaking strains.

1.7  Demonstrate care and maintenance of ropes.

1.8  Demonstrate the ability to handle ropes correctly and safely.

CSLO (General) 2: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of ropes for shipboard applications in accordance with established practice.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1  Demonstrate tying of knots, bends and hitches in common use.

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2

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

  • Tying knots, bends, hitches;
  • Applying whippings and seizings to ropes;
  • Constructing eye splice in three-strand fiber rope;
  • Constructing short splice in three-strand fiber rope;
  • Constructing eye splice in synthetic multi plait rope;
  • Constructing locking ey splice in flexible steel wire rope;
  • Applying wire rope grips.

 

Checklist will be used for practical assessment

2.2  Demonstrate application of whippings and seizing in common use.

2.3  Demonstrate construction of an eye splice in three-strand fiber rope.

2.4  Demonstrate construction of a short splice in three-strand fiber rope.

2.5  Demonstrate construction of an eye splice in synthetic multi plait rope.

2.6  Demonstrate construction of a locking eye splice in Flexible steel wire rope.

2.7  Demonstrate correct application of wire rope grips.

CSLO (General) 3: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in providing safe means of access to personnel embarking and disembarking the vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1  Describe the general requirements for providing a safe means of access to a vessel

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2

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

  • Describing the general safe means of access for embarking and dis-embarking a vessel;
  • Rigging of accommodation ladder and gangway;
  • Rigging of pilot ladder; and
  • Describing safe procedures for helicopter transfer.

 

Checklist will be used for practical assessment

3.2  Describe the rigging of a ship’s accommodation ladder or a gangway.

3.3  Demonstrate requirements for using a cargo access ramp as a personnel access-way.

3.4  Demonstrate on-board pilot boarding arrangements.

3.5  Demonstrate requirements for a pilot ladder and the correct rigging procedure.

3.6  Describe safety procedures during helicopter transfer.

CSLO (General) 4: Describe knowledge and understanding of performing support duties during mooring and anchoring operations.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1  Define terms commonly used in relation to mooring and anchoring.

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2

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

  • Defining common terms used in mooring and anchoring;
  • Describing the correct procedures and safety precautions for handling anchor and mooring operations.
  • Operating anchor handling equipment;
  • Operating mooring equipment and machinery

Checklist will be used for the oral assessment.

4.2  Describe general anchoring procedures.

4.3  Demonstrate ability to operate anchor handling equipment.

4.4  Describe general mooring procedures.

4.5  Demonstrate ability to handle mooring ropes and associated equipment and machinery.

    • Describe safety precautions to be observed during mooring and anchoring operations.

CSLO (General) 5: Describe safety precautions to be observed during the stowage and handling of cargoes.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1  Describe the hazards to personnel associated with dry bulk cargoes and break-bulk cargoes.

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2

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

  • Describing the hazards associated with dry bulk and break-bulk cargoes;
  • Interpreting  information on hazardous cargo labels;
  • Describing the safety measures to be taken when handling dangerous goods.
  • Describing the safety precautions when using derricks, cranes, and associated equipments

 

Checklist will be used for oral assessment.

5.2  Correctly interpret information available from hazardous cargo labels.

5.3  Describe the measures to be taken for the safety of vessel, personnel, and environment, during the handling and stowage of dangerous cargoes.

5.4  Describe the safety precautions to be observed when using derricks,  cranes, and associated equipment.

CSLO (General) 6: Describe the procedures for carrying out basic deck maintenance.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

6.1  Describe the causes of corrosion and deterioration of ship structures.

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2

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

  • Describing causes of corrosion and deterioration of ship structures;
  • Describing the procedures and materials used for preventive and corrective maintenance; and
  • Describing the safety precautions to be observed in handling and use of maintenance equipment and materials.
  • Rigging stages and chairs for working aloft and over the side of a vessel;
  • Describing the safety precautions when working aloft and over the side of the vessel.

 

Checklist will be used for oral assessment.

6.2  Describe the procedures and materials used for preventive and corrective maintenance.

6.3  Describe the safety precautions to be observed in the handling and use of maintenance equipment and materials.

6.4  Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in rigging of stages and chairs for working aloft and over the side of the vessel.

6.5  Describe the safety precautions when working aloft and over the side of the vessel.

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:

      • Marine Ropes
      • Practical Rope work      
      • Personnel Access-ways 
      • Arrivals and Departures
      • Safety in Cargo Operations
      • Deck Maintenance

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

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

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:
Prashant Bhaskar, Ian Miller, and James Titmarsh (1998), SPC 012 Basic Seamanship. Australian Maritime College
Training Vessel Hokuto
Ropes (fiber, synthetic, wire)

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:

  • IMO (1994 or recent edition) International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, IMO, London.
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority (1995 or recent edition) Ship-Helicopter Transfers Australian Code of Safe Practice.

 

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 a rate of at least 80%.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:                       
None

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