Course Code: MOT-003
This Course provides training to Mariners seeking their Operators’ License as an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (Yacht master).
The Yacht master Course in principally intended for candidates licensing as Operators of uninspected Passenger Vessels. Ideally students attending this course should have completed a minimum period underway of vessels with 90 days of that experience acquired during the three years previous to enrolment, and preferably have gained some experience of watch standing on relevant waters.
This Course will also be valuable to others operating vessels on the water whose experience is not up to the minimum requirements established under ideal conditions
Duration: 3 months
Course outline: The Course is divided into three sections:
Rules of the Road
General: Covers the basic rules, definitions and fog signals for both international and inland rules.
Lights and Shapes: Covers all of the possible lighting figurations and day shapes required to be displayed on certain vessels.
Steering and Sailing Rules and Miscellaneous Topics:
This Module covers the rules concerning meeting, crossing and overtaking situations and the sound signals associated with each as well as vessel hierarchy and penalty provision associated with violations of the Rules.
Working with Time Speed Time and Distance, Chart Interpretation, Navigation Publications and Notice to Mariners, Aids to Navigation, Magnetic Compass Errors and Correction, Determining Magnetic Compass Deviation, Obtaining and Plotting Visual Bearings, Dead Reckoning, Set and Drift of the Current, Course to Steer and Leeway, Fixing Vessel Positioning, Visual and Electronic, Calculating Tide and Currents, Practical Plotting Exercises .
Age over 18 years old, in good health, and without color blindness.Reasonable command of the English language.