Advanced Watchkeeping arrangements and procedures is a one-week course designed to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the International and Inland Rules of the Road, fundamental principles of organizing and managing a navigation bridge team and critical thinking for decision making. Topics covered are 1972 COLREGS, as amended; determining risk of collision; proper maneuvering in traffic separation schemes; identification of lights and day shapes; master/pilot interface and bridge team management. This course fulfills the STCW requirements for Watchkeeping at the Management Level.


Course Capacity: 6 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Advanced Watchkeeping (Management Level) (MEBAMD-27) course will satisfy the Watchkeeping and Advanced COLREGS training requirements of Section A-II/2 and Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code, as amended, for certification as Master or Chief mate on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC). The practical assessments in this course will be accepted as the equivalent of assessments M-4-1A; M-4-1B; B-4-1C; M-4-2A; M-5-1A; M-5-1B; M-5-1C; and M-5-1D from the National Assessment Guidelines for Table A-II/2 of the STCW Code. Applicants who have successfully completed the course need not present completed “Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.