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Marine Search and Rescue

International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue

Course Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Function: Navigation at the operational level

Competence: Respond to a distress signal at sea

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency: Search and Rescue knowledge of the contents of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual

This two-day course provides the candidate with knowledge of the contents of the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR), and the procedures necessary to respond to a distress signal at sea. The International Maritime Organization is committed to developing an international SAR plan so that no matter where an accident occurs, the rescue of a person in distress at sea will be coordinated by a SAR organization.

 

Students will gain detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to navigation at the operational level and in doing so satisfy company, national, and international regulations for candidates for certification as follows in accordance with Tables A-II/1 and A-II/3: Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more (A-II/1); and Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch and for masters on ships less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages (A-II/3).

 

Any applicant who successfully completes our Search & Rescue (Operational Level) course will satisfy the search and rescue training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(iii) for an STCW endorsement as Office in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) AND the training requirements of 11.311(a)(3)(v) for an STCW endorsement as master of vessels of 500 GT or more and less than 3,000 GT, and the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14 (Ch-2), Tasks 5.1.A, 5.2.A, 5.3.A and 6.1, and the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 13-14 (Ch-1), Task 4.1.A, and the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 10-14 (Ch-2), Task 16, the specific tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 11-14 (Ch-1), Task 16. This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in Tables A-II/1 and A-II/3 as amended for the appropriate actions in various Search and Rescue operations, including the use of SAR plans at the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage.

 

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for the assessments in application for STCW certification.

 

*Also available to organizations for onsite training.