Published 14 Sep 2023
Illustrations Diagrams and charts throughout
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Series Reeds Marine Deck
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
A no-nonsense study guide helping seafarers to pass their MCA or Flag State oral exams for Deck Officer qualifications.
This handy revision guide is the one book that Deck Officer Cadets, Master and Deck Officers will want by their side when studying for the much-feared oral exams. Expert marine training director Simon Jinks strips back the masses of information to the core essential points that are easy to absorb and quick to remember when it comes to the oral assessment.
The MCA Deck Officer (Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate and Master) syllabi cover a vast amount of information that candidates are required to understand and use in their oral exam, which for many presents a major stumbling block to qualification. While it inevitably takes a long time for candidates to build up this wealth of knowledge, this study aid is the perfect refresher, listing the key points and including helpful sample questions and worked examples on tidal working, radar plotting and more.
Written in simple terms, this trusted crammer covers all the principal areas of the MCA’s exam syllabus, including sections on business and law conventions, pollution prevention, responses to emergencies and distress signals. Clearly presented, it is packed with straightforward diagrams and flow charts, making it ideal for revising.
This is an invaluable reference for all international STCW Deck Officer candidates, and covers both MCA and Flag State oral exams. It is also suitable for Near Coastal and Boatmaster apprentices, Workboat crew apprentices, Yachtmaster Offshores, Yachtmaster instructors, and fishermen going for their fishing licences on larger vessels, and for shore workers such as vessel superintendents, maritime managers and trainers. There is specific information for all vessels, with sections on smaller, code and domestic vessels.
Table of Contents
M Notices, Conventions
Stability, safe access, safe movement, Life Saving Appliances
Responses to emergencies
Musters, Man Over Board, Fire, Flooding
Manoeuvering the vessel
Interaction, transverse thrust
Section I, II, III. Lights, Shapes
Safe Navigational Watch
STCW Ch VIII, Bridge watchkeeping
Fronts, Measurement, Stevenson screens
Appraise, Plan, Execute, Monitor