This course provides training in hand steering skills for Deck Ratings. It covers basic helm orders, communication, hand-over procedures, use of magnetic and gyro compasses, rate of turn and use of other equipment associated with steering systems. The course provides a foundation where further practical training is required on board before the award of certification.
The course may also be used to evaluate potential Rating candidates before their first assignment on board.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:
Deck Ratings and Cadets competent in standard marine communication phrases (SMCP)
Classroom, steering console simulator or bridge simulator
Classroom lectures, simulator exercises, videos
COLREGS, STCW, Bridge Procedures Guide
Theoretical exam and practical evaluation.
Attendance certificate upon successful completion of tests and exercises.
This course is regularly offered by our MTCs, and may be available online, please contact your regional Maritime Training Centre (MTC) or for BSM employees kindly contact your local Crew Service Centre (CSC) for the next available course.