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Occupation abstract

This occupation is present in a variety of specialist vessels, each business and navy similar to Royal Navy touchdown craft, tugs, fishing boats and workboats. Vessels are usually used to move cargo, passengers or crew. They work near the shore, in waters designated by the Maritime and Coastguard Company as “Close to Coastal”; an space of operation restricted to 150 miles from a secure haven on the coast of the UK and 30 miles from Eire. 

Vessels range significantly of their measurement, sort and use, and subsequently an Officer of the Watch’s (OOW’s) duties can even range between completely different vessels.

The broad goal of the occupation is to take cost of a vessel’s security, safety and navigation throughout operations each at sea and when in harbour; the OOW should make key choices on these points, typically in quickly altering conditions. Their work instantly impacts the security of all these onboard and in addition impacts safety of the marine atmosphere. 

An OOW can anticipate their working patterns to range significantly, relying on the kind of vessel and scope of operation. This may embrace working for a number of weeks at a time on board and dealing at any time of day or evening and in all weathers. Prolonged operations at sea are doubtlessly adopted by an identical size of go away.

Of their each day work, an worker on this occupation interacts with the crew, the Grasp of the vessel (typically often called Captain or Skipper), and different navigational and engineering officers (relying on the scale of the vessel). They might additionally work together different professionals, similar to seafarers on board different vessels.  An OOW could work together with colleagues ashore, alongside, and on fastened constructions at sea (e.g., oil platforms), This might embrace homeowners and their representatives, organisation senior managers, port and navigational authorities, technical and security requirements organisations, Coastguard Officers and different Search and Rescue professionals.

An worker on this occupation might be answerable for their vessel, which they’re answerable for all through their watch. They’re additionally answerable for holding an correct document of notable occasions in the course of the watch. An OOW is required to carry out a full handover in the beginning and finish of their watch.

An OOW can be answerable for directing and monitoring the crew. The OOW can also be answerable for teaching inexperienced crew.

They’re answerable for the safety and the secure embarkation or mooring / anchorage of a vessel. They have to handle the passage plan that describes the voyage intimately, and for the secure dealing with of a vessel throughout its operation. These operations can also happen when the vessel is concerned in different duties likes towing or pushing different vessels, fishing, or touchdown navy personnel. An OOW could also be required to oversee specialist duties similar to loading cargo when in harbour. 

They have to additionally take acceptable motion and reply throughout emergencies to make sure the security of the vessel and people engaged on board.

An OOW can also have duties for the upkeep of navigational and security gear, lifesaving and fire-fighting home equipment or have part of vessel to take care of.  An OOW should work with the authorized necessities set by a lot of worldwide and nationwide our bodies, significantly with regard to security and to guard the marine atmosphere. 

Although the Grasp has general duty for the vessel, there are occasions they are going to be unavailable. An OOW has delegated authority within the Grasp’s absence.  That is completed throughout the scope of the Grasp’s standing orders, which set out the operational plans and in addition units out when the OOW ought to search steerage. In any sort of organisation, an OOW might want to steadiness their duties with the enterprise priorities of the vessel’s proprietor (if in business service), or Command Goal of the Commanding Officer within the case of the Royal Navy. 

Obligatory {qualifications} are listed beneath. Essential discover: passing the MCA Oral and Written exams culminate within the MCA award of a Certificates of Competency to follow as an Officer of the Watch. These exams additionally type a part of the partially built-in strategy to Finish-Level Evaluation (EPA). These exams should not subsequently be accomplished in the course of the apprenticeship on-programme. All the remaining necessary {qualifications} have to be handed by gateway to EPA.

Coaching suppliers. Essential discover – Solely coaching suppliers who’re on the ESFA register (the RoATP) and who’re additionally accepted by MCA to ship OOW near-coastal 500 could ship this apprenticeship. Coaching suppliers should contact MCA earlier than commencing any coaching of apprentices.

Typical job titles embrace:



Touchdown craft grasp


Mate


Officer of the watch


Second officer

Entry necessities

Each civil apprentice with out exception might want to  move the MCA’s strict ENG1[3] medical necessities.

MoD Apprentices will with out exception must move the respective MoD recruitment entry medical evaluation.  These medical examinations will examine you probably have a well being situation that would end in you needing pressing therapy, or doubtlessly put fellow crew or passengers’ lives in danger. The exams embrace, however are usually not restricted to, extreme deafness or problem speaking by radio or phone, eyesight or color imaginative and prescient that doesn’t meet requirements, and situations that restrict mobility and stamina. Past this, particular person employers will decide their very own choice standards however ought to fulfill themselves the apprentice can meet the vocational necessities of their apprenticeship. Apprentices should settle for being away from residence for prolonged intervals

Occupation duties





















Obligation

KSBs


Obligation 1
Full vessel operations by following the Grasp’s standing orders and escalating to the Grasp any points past limits of personal position.


K3
K6
K7
K10
K15
K20
K26


S3
S4
S13
S18
S19
S25


B3
B5


Obligation 2
Take cost of a watch at sea, guaranteeing the security of the vessel and its crew by taking choices on navigation and vessel operations similar to avoidance of collision with different vessels, and secure navigation of pure and man-made hazards


K1
K2
K5
K9
K10
K11
K12
K13
K24
K26


S1
S2
S4
S5
S10
S11
S25


B3
B4


Obligation 3
Take cost of a watch in harbour, guaranteeing the security of the vessel and its crew, together with when embarking and disembarking, and loading and unloading shops / gear / cargo.


K1
K2
K3
K5
K7
K9
K19
K24
K26


S1
S2
S4
S6
S25


B3


Obligation 4
Guarantee a lookout is stored always in the course of the watch and a document stored of notable occasions.


K1
K2
K3
K10
K11
K12
K18
K24


S1
S2
S5
S10
S11
S20


B3


Obligation 5
Ship incoming and outgoing handover of Watch duty from/to a different officer.


K1
K2
K3
K17
K18
K19


S1
S2
S17
S20
S22


B3
B4


Obligation 6
Handle the vessel passage plan throughout a voyage.


K5
K6
K9
K10
K11
K12
K13
K22


S3
S5
S6
S7
S8
S10
S11


B3
B5


Obligation 7
Manoeuvre the vessel safely, generally in busy waters, taking account of climate, sea state and tides


K2
K4
K5
K6
K9
K10
K11
K12
K13
K21
K22


S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
S9
S10
S11


B1
B3
B4
B5


Obligation 8
Supervise specialist operations, similar to cargo, instructing the crew and coordinating actions.


K2
K4
K5
K7
K8
K9
K19
K21
K26


S4
S6
S21
S25


B1
B3
B4
B5


Obligation 9
Take cost of a response crew throughout an emergency, together with communication with emergency providers, search and rescue coordinators and crew. Use the Security Administration System processes the place instructed


K3
K4
K5
K15
K17
K19
K23


S13
S14
S19


B3
B4
B5


Obligation 10
Adjust to all related legal guidelines, rules and with organisational procedures


K2
K5
K6
K7
K8
K10
K14
K18
K19
K25
K26


S6
S12
S25


B1
B3
B5
B6


Obligation 11
Preserve the safety of the vessel and its contents


K3
K4
K7
K8
K20
K25
K26


S1
S2
S25


B3
B5


Obligation 12
Be certain that security gear is in good order prepared for quick use, and in compliance with acceptable rules


K4
K5
K7
K8


S12
S21
S23


B1
B3
B5


Obligation 13
Monitor crew efficiency and their skill to conduct duties (e.g., monitor fatigue)


K2
K3
K17
K18
K19
K25


S17
S21
S24
S25


B1
B3
B4
B6


Obligation 14
Preserve efficient communications with all events onboard and ashore all through the watch


K2
K3
K11
K16
K17
K18
K19


S15
S16
S17


B3


Obligation 15
Work throughout the organisation’s enterprise priorities and constraints, whereas guaranteeing the security of the vessel and its crew


K2
K5
K7
K20
K26


S18
S24


B1
B3
B4
B6


Obligation 16
Assist on board studying for junior crew members


K3
K17
K18
K19


S1
S17
S21


B1
B2
B3
B6

KSBs

Data


K1: The significance of sustaining a watch when in harbour and when at sea.
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K2: The methods through which watch-keeping contributes to the security of the vessel and all of these onboard.
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K3: The ideas of teamwork.
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K4: Totally different vessel varieties and construction
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K5: Strategies for figuring out a vessel’s functionality. This contains, for instance, ship stresses, the influence of exterior forces on a vessel similar to sea state, swell and wind.
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K6: Ideas and rules for manoeuvring a vessel in close to coastal waters (An space of operation restricted to 150 miles from a secure haven on the coast of the UK and 30 miles from Eire)
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K7: The several types of cargo operations
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K8: The vary of internationally used cargo codes, their that means and influence on operations. For instance, codes indicating harmful items.
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K9: The strategies for calculating tide situations and acquiring meteorological forecasts.
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K10: The aim of a passage plan and the way it’s created.
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K11: Strategies for locating vessel place or different location.
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K12: The different sorts and functions of chart work, digital navigational aids, maritime publications and navigational instruments.
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K13: Strategies for plotting, executing and monitoring vessel progress.
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K14: Related maritime laws and regulation, the our bodies accountable and the authorized penalties for transgression. This covers COSWP (Code of Secure Working Practices), IRPCS/COLREGS (Worldwide Guidelines for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea), class and flag state necessities, well being and security and environmental safety similar to SOLAS (Worldwide Conference for the Security of Life at Sea), MARPOL (the Worldwide Conference for the Prevention of Air pollution from Ships) and LOLER (the Lifting Operations and Lifting Gear Laws).
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K15: Procedures to be adopted within the occasion of an emergency (for instance hearth, flooding), and crew roles. This contains contingency plans similar to using misery indicators and evacuation procedures.
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K16: The worldwide code of indicators, its goal and utilization.
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K17: A spread of verbal and written communication strategies and methods for selecting a technique to suit the viewers.
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K18: Strategies for utilizing digital platforms to entry and full experiences.
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K19: The vary of OOW stakeholders, their roles and duties and the way the OOW interacts with them.
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K20: The significance of their very own organisations business or operational priorities.
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K21: How the OOW occupation matches within the wider digital panorama together with the influence of automation and synthetic intelligence.
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K22: Kinds of propulsion system(s), their options and makes use of.
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K23: the procedures and methods for making use of emergency first assist to others.
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K24: The ideas for finishing a ships log that precisely describes key inner/exterior elements that happen throughout a Watch.
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K25: Recognise indicators of fatigue
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K26: Procedures for sustaining the safety of a vessel and its contents
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Abilities


S1: Preserve watch over the vessel and crew.
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S2: Co-ordinate your crew with a purpose to present fixed watch cowl.
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S3: Manoeuvre a vessel in near-coastal waters, taking account of compliance necessities, vessel sort, functionality, loading and exterior elements like tide and climate.
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S4: Choose a mooring or anchoring resolution that’s related to the circumstances, together with compliance, vessel sort, functionality, loading and exterior elements like tide and climate.
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S5: Keep away from collisions by utilizing chart work and situational consciousness, anticipating and responding to all potential threats to a secure navigation. This contains (however just isn’t restricted to) each the bodily environment and different vessel site visitors.
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S6: Carry out calculations and provides essential course to your crew to make sure the vessel has appropriate load stability. This is applicable each when the vessel is moored and in addition when at sea.
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S7: Create a passage plan that meets operational aims, is secure and criticism and has due regard to the exterior atmosphere and different vessels.
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S8: Execute and adapt a passage plan taking account of the prevailing situations at sea.
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S9: Deal with a spread of vessel varieties in close to coastal waters. This will likely embrace as examples single screw, twin screw, variable pitch, Schottel and different propulsion configurations.
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S10: Monitor and reply to knowledge offered by navigation and different gear accessible on-board
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S11: Cross-compare completely different knowledge sources to achieve an correct conclusion. (For instance, VHF experiences).
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S12: Assist the Grasp in assembly the authorized, regulatory, environmental, and organisational necessities of the vessel and crew.
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S13: Coordinate the response within the occasion of an emergency. Function emergency gear and deploy contingency plans acceptable to the scenario. (It will vary, for instance, from restoration of a person overboard via to evacuation of the vessel).
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S14: Administer emergency first assist and coordinate with the coastguard within the occasion of a medevac if required.
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S15: Talk externally deploying the worldwide code of indicators when required. This contains for instance utilizing the flag system and Morse code as acceptable to the circumstances.
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S16: Talk successfully at completely different seniority ranges of the organisation, choosing an acceptable communication methodology for the viewers.
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S17: Develop working relationships with crew, officers and different impacted maritime stakeholders to assist the supply of required efficiency requirements.
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S18: Recognise your personal limitations and escalate choices the place acceptable to a different member of the bridge crew, together with the Grasp
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S19: Take cost within the occasion of the Grasp’s incapacitation and take appropriate contingency motion similar to getting the vessel to shore and alerting related authorities.
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S20: Full an correct ship log
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S21: Establish expertise gaps throughout the crew and ship teaching and mentoring to much less skilled employees.
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S22: Establish and reply to all inner/exterior elements that present for a constant watch following a handover.
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S23: Examine that life-saving home equipment and different security gear is functioning and assess any remediation wanted.
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S24: Establish the indicators of crew, and one’s personal, fatigue.
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S25: Implement personal organisations safety procedures, instructing the crew accordingly.
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Behaviours


B1: Follows secure working practices and promotes a security tradition
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B2: Seeks to constantly enhance and develop
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B3: Takes possession of labor
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B4: Calm and efficient beneath strain.
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B5: Actively protects the marine atmosphere from air pollution.
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B6: Position-models personal organisations equality and variety necessities
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{Qualifications}

English & Maths

Apprentices with out stage 2 English and maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the Finish-Level Evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is a substitute for the English qualification for these whose major language is BSL.

Different necessary {qualifications}

STCW Private Survival Strategies (PST)

Degree: 2

The federal government statutory regulator, MCA, has accepted this apprenticeship normal and has confirmed every of the {qualifications} listed is a compulsory requirement. Passing these {qualifications} contributes to note of eligibility – the applying course of that culminates in MCA oral and written exams – resulting in certificates of competency. https://www.gov.uk/steerage/apply-for-a-uk-seafarer-coc-deck-and-engineer-officers#deck-officers

STCW Fireplace Prevention & Fireplace Combating

Degree: 2

see above

STCW Elementary First Support

Degree: 2

see above

STCW Private Security and Social Duty

Degree: 2

see above

STCW Superior Firefighting

Degree: 2

see above

STCW Proficiency in Medical First Support

Degree: 2

see above

STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats

Degree: 2

see above

STCW Navigational Watch Ranking

Degree: 2

see above

MCA Environment friendly Deck Hand

Degree: 2

see above

AMERC GMDSS Basic Operators Certificates

Degree: 2

see above

Navigation Aids, Gear and Simulator Coaching (NAEST (O))

Degree: 2

see above

Human Factor, Management and Administration “HELM(O)” certificates

Degree: 2

see above

Alerts Certificates

Degree: 2

see above

Diploma in Maritime Research: Officer of the Watch on Service provider Vessels of lower than 500 Gross Tonnage (Close to Coastal) – 603/4946/3

Degree: 2

The diploma, awarded by MSQ, is the “car” by which most of the different {qualifications} listed are delivered and assessed. The diploma was developed by MCA along side MSQ and MCA has confirmed it’s a requirement as a part of this apprenticeship.

Officer of the Watch certificates of competence

Degree: 3

see above

Skilled recognition

This normal aligns with the next skilled recognition:

  • The Nautical Institute for Full Membership (MNI)

Extra particulars

Regulated Commonplace

It is a Regulated occupation.

Regulator Physique:

Maritime and Coastguard Company

Coaching Supplier have to be accepted by regulator physique

EPAO doesn’t require approval by regulator physique


Occupational Degree:

3


Length (months):

36

Assessment



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