Nautical Cadets - Fifth Semester
Syllabus of 5th Semester .
1.Visit bridge, lookout post, forecastle poop deck, main deck and other work areas.
2.Get acquainted with steering controls, telephones, Eng. Telegraph/s & other bridge equipment and displays.
3.Demonstrate proper mooring procedures.
4.Runs, heaves, stoppers and turns up mooring lines.
5.Operate mooring winches, windlass and capstans.
6.Supervises the stowage of mooring ropes and wires.
7.The procedure for handling garbage, rubbish and other wastes
8.The use of garbage compactor or other equipment as appropriate.
9.Demonstrate proper anchoring procedures.
10.Preparation of anchor for letting go .& securing for sea.
11.Apply the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea
12.Load line & Read Draft
13.Prepares steel surface for re-coating
15.Under supervision, operates deck winches and cranes
16.Propellers and Maneuvering
18.Maneuver to rescue man overboard
Practical marine safety
1.Communicate with other persons on board on Elementary safety matters
2.Understand safety information symbols, signs and alarm signals
3.Locate and don life jackets
4.Known what to do if person falls overboard
5.Identify muster and embarkation stations and emergency escape routes
6.Known what to do if: Fire or smoke detected
7.Known what to do if: The fire or abandon ship alarm is sounded
8.Locate and explain how to operate emergency deck stop mechanism for main engines, including other emergency stop valves
9.Locate CO2 bottle room
10.Locate and explain the operation of emergency pump
11.Locate medical and first aid equipment
12.Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency before seeking further medical assistance on board
13.Basic knowledge of the use of portable fire extinguishers
14.Demonstrate the ability to organize and supervise the launching, handling, and recovery of life boat
15.Organize abandon ship drills
16.Cause of fire onboard, Prevent fire onboard
Practical watch keeping
On preparing for sea, check ship’s draught, and check that the necessary equipment on bridge is operational and proper sailing information is available.
1.Pre-Arrival Check list.
2.At the commencement of the watch ascertain ship’s position, course and speed and appraise the traffic situation and any danger to the ship.
3.The navigational duties of the officer of the watch when pilot is embarked.
4.The circumstances in which the officer of the watch should notify the master.
5.The recommended procedures on encountering restricted visibility.
6.Respond to emergencies.
7.Deck officer watch in port.
Ship Stability and General Cargo
1.General preparation of holds.
2.The separation of cargo.
3.Calculate the capacity of spaces available for cargo.
4.Clean bilges, wells and strum boxes.
5.Prepare and interpret cargo plans.
6.Describe a stable ship, unstable ship, a ship in neutral condition.
7.Describe a tender ship and a stiff ship.
8.The effect of change in density on the ship’s draft.
9.Calculate cargo loaded, stability and loading stresses.
1.Use IMO standard Marine Communication phrases.
2.Transmit and receive Morse signals by light.
3.Use the international code of signals to interpret messages given by flags and pendants.
Medical first aid
1.Take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency before seeking further medical assistance on board.
2.Stop excessive bleeding, ensure breathing and put injured persons in proper position.
3.Detect signs of shock and heat stroke and act accordingly.
4.Treat burns scalds fractures and hypothermia.
1.Ensure that procedures are agreed and observed and all scuppers are blocked before bunkering.
2.Initiate immediate investigation to detect the source of pollution.
3.Stop or prevent leakage and spills of harmful liquids and solid substances.
4.Carry out bilge, ballast and bunkering operations.
1.Select charts with adequate scale.
2.Consult nautical publications.
3.Checks with notices to mariners for latest correction to chart.
5.Determine and apply compass error for courses  and compass bearings.
6.Recognize conspicuous objects and other terrestrial aids to navigation in day light and at night.
7.Establish position by terrestrial observations i.e. lighthouses , buoys and beacons.
9.Calculate Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA).
10.Calculate height of tide at a given time, and calculate the time of a given height.
11.Use Tide tables to find the time of high and low water at standard ports.
15.Able to use and interpret information obtained from ship-borne meteorological instruments.
16.Practice using sextant, checks for errors and makes the necessary adjustments.
17.Obtain position line from observation of the sun.& star & plant and Moon.
18.Calculate the Time of sunrise & Sunset.
20.Preparation of star.
22.Sun Run Sun.
Practical Electronic Navigation system
2.Operate electronic position fixing and navigational equipment (G.P.S.).
3.Doppler speed log.