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HELMSMAN TRAINING

HELMSMAN TRAINING

Target Audience

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.

Course Content

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following  areas:

 

  • Hand steering foundation skills
  • Steering equipment and systems related to hand steering
Entry Standards

Deck Ratings and Cadets competent in standard marine communication phrases (SMCP)

Facilities

Classroom, steering console simulator or bridge simulator

Teaching Method

Classroom lectures, simulator exercises, videos

Guidelines

COLREGS, STCW, Bridge Procedures Guide

Course Duration

1 day.

Assessment

Theoretical exam and practical evaluation.

Certification

Attendance certificate upon successful completion of tests and exercises.

Venue

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.