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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Ensure safe watchkeeping procedures on vessels potentially with limited qualified personnel

Required Skills

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

This describes the knowledge required for this unit

Principles for maintaining a safe navigational watch on vessels with potentially limited qualified personnel

Regulations for the prevention of collisions at sea Colregs

Principles of bridge team management

Precautions necessary when navigating in or near traffic separation schemes or other routeing measures

Bridge watch handover procedures

Relevant OHampS legislation and policies

Implications of a range of factors that can affect watchkeeping functions on vessels under GT

Causes of groundings collisions and casualties when on board vessel

Navigational hazards during a voyage and implications for watchkeeping

Fatigue management principles and techniques

TDMMHA APPLY COMMAND NAVIGATION PROCEDURES ON VESSELS LIMITED BY TONNAGE OR NEAR COASTAL OPERATIONS

TDMMH1707A APPLY COMMAND NAVIGATION PROCEDURES ON VESSELS LIMITED BY TONNAGE OR NEAR COASTAL OPERATIONS

REQUIRED SKILLS

This describes the basic skills required for this unit

Communicate effectively with other personnel when managing safe navigational watchkeeping activities

Provide leadership to the bridge team

Solve problems that may arise when managing a bridge team

Assess necessary action when called to the bridge by the officer of the watch

Assess circumstances requiring the Master to call for assistance from a second qualified watchkeeper

Determine actions to take with respect to the execution of a passage plan

Brief officers of the watch on the passage plan and their watchkeeping duties

Recognise situations warranting alterations to the bridge team including situations where the vessel is under pilotage

Exchange information with a pilot with respect to the pilotage plan and the conduct of the bridge team

Perform pilotage duties where permitted

Conduct emergency procedures

Determine which watchkeeping task is the most important at any given time

Use available technology when managing navigational watchkeeping activities

Evidence Required

TDMMHA APPLY COMMAND NAVIGATION PROCEDURES ON VESSELS LIMITED BY TONNAGE OR NEAR COASTAL OPERATIONS

TDMMH1707A APPLY COMMAND NAVIGATION PROCEDURES ON VESSELS LIMITED BY TONNAGE OR NEAR COASTAL OPERATIONS

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, , the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Assessment must confirm appropriate knowledge and skills to

a

Establish watchkeeping arrangements and procedures

b

Manage watchkeeping operations on a vessel

c

Ensure the established passage plan is correctly followed in the course of watchkeeping operations

d

Take appropriate action in the event of a potential collision or other emergency situation when called to the bridge

e

Communicate effectively with others in the course of watchkeeping duties

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

a

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

b

Applies underpinning knowledge and skills when

establishing watchkeeping arrangements and procedures

managing watchkeeping operations

ensuring that the established passage plan is correctly carried out

taking action in the event of a potential collision or other emergency situation when called to the bridge

communicating with others in the course of watchkeeping duties

c

Shows evidence of application of relevant workplace procedures including

Relevant sections of maritime regulations

OHampS regulations and hazard prevention policies and procedures

job procedures and work instructions

relevant guidelines relating to bridge management and watchkeeping arrangements on board vessel engaged on a coastal voyage

following bridge housekeeping processes

d

Action is taken promptly to report andor rectify watchkeeping incidents in accordance with established procedures

e

Work is completed systematically with required attention to detail

f

Recognises and adapts appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace including modes of behaviour and interactions and communication with others

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TDMMHA APPLY COMMAND NAVIGATION PROCEDURES ON VESSELS LIMITED BY TONNAGE OR NEAR COASTAL OPERATIONS

TDMMH1707A APPLY COMMAND NAVIGATION PROCEDURES ON VESSELS LIMITED BY TONNAGE OR NEAR COASTAL OPERATIONS

Context of assessment

a

Assessment of competency must comply with the assessment requirements of the relevant maritime regulations

b

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken within relevant marine authority approved and audited arrangements by a registered training organisation

As a minimum assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate writtenoral examinations and

Appropriate practical assessment must occur

i

at the registered training organisation involving appropriately equipped facilities and an integrated navigation bridge simulator approved by the relevant marine authority andor

ii

on an appropriate working or training vessel approved by the relevant marine authority

Specific resources required for assessment

Access is required opportunities to

a

demonstrate the ability to manage watchkeeping situations using an integrated navigation bridge simulator approved by the relevant marine authority andor

b

manage watchkeeping operations on an operational oceangoing vessel in an appropriate range of situations and weather and sea conditions


Range Statement

TDMMH1707A APPLY COMMAND NAVIGATION PROCEDURES ON VESSELS LIMITED BY TONNAGE OR NEAR COASTAL OPERATIONS

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance.

VARIABLE

SCOPE

1. GENERAL CONTEXT

a.

Work must be carried out:

1

in compliance with mandatory rules and regulations and IMO Conventions and Codes, including the relevant sections of the AMSA Marine Orders and ensuring that applicable codes, guidelines and standards recommended by IMO, the classification societies and maritime industry organisations are taken into account

b.

Work is performed:

1

as the leader of a bridge team under broad operational requirements, with accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes

c.

Work involves:

1

the application of nautical principles and watchkeeping techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of operational contexts. Implementation of the vessel's watchkeeping plan is required. Accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the required watchkeeping functions is involved

d.

Work requires:

1

judgement and leadership in monitoring and supplementing watchkeeping duties and procedures during a voyage

2. WORKSITE ENVIRONMENT

a

Management of watchkeeping duties may be carried out:

1

as a master on any ocean-going commercial vessel of 500 GT or less or a watchkeeper on any ocean-going commercial vessel under 3,000 GT

b

Management of watchkeeping arrangements and procedures may be carried out:

1

by day or night in both normal and emergency situations

2

under any possible conditions of weather and loading

3

while underway

4

during berthing and unberthing operations

5

while anchoring or mooring

6

while in port

7

while moored or at anchor

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SCOPE

c

Watchkeeping management principles include:

1

ensuring that a proper watch is maintained at all times, including correct response to avoiding collision and maintaining the safe navigation of the vessel's passage

2

all necessary precautions must be taken to avoid pollution of the marine environment

3

appropriate assistance must be available to be summoned to the bridge if required by a change in the vessel's situation

4

ensuring that a proper watch is maintained at all times

5

all necessary precautions must be taken to avoid pollution of the marine environment

d

Emergencies and potentially dangerous navigational situations may include:

1

fire

2

stranding

3

possible collision

4

heavy weather

5

synchronous rolling

6

distress signal

7

failure of bridge equipment, steering equipment, navigational lights

8

loss of main engines

9

person overboard

10

fog and restricted visibility

11

cargo shift

12

retrieval of survivors from the water

13

loss of watertight integrity

14

intoxicated persons on board vessel

15

dragging anchor

16

fouled hawse

17

loss of mooring lines or winches when berthing

18

entry into confined spaces

19

personnel working aloft or overside

20

sudden list or loll

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e

Fatigue management strategies may include:

1

recognition of symptoms of fatigue

2

arranging assistance for watchkeepers when symptoms of fatigue are identified

3

planning appropriate actions when no unfatigued personnel are available

4

maintenance of personal fitness and health

5

appropriate dietary habits

6

ensuring the avoidance of excessive consumption of alcohol prior to watchkeeping duties

f

Available navigational aids may include, but are not restricted to:

1

compass and azimuth mirror

2

electronic navigation systems

3

radar

4

electronic charts

5

other equipment required for the safe navigation of the vessel

g

Factors to be taken into account when monitoring watchkeeping duties may include but are not restricted to:

1

need to adhere to the established passage plan

2

a proper lookout by all available means must be maintained at all times

3

bridge must never be left unattended

4

weather and sea conditions, visibility and whether there is daylight or darkness

5

proximity of navigational hazards

6

use and operational condition of navigational aids

7

the operational status of bridge instrumentation, controls and alarms

8

provision on the bridge of unmanned machinery space (UMS) controls, alarms and indicators

9

unusual demands on the navigational watch arising from operational conditions

10

traffic density and other activities occurring in the area in which the vessel is navigating

11

the size of the vessel and the field of vision available from the conning position

12

the attention necessary when navigating in or near traffic separation schemes or other routeing measures

13

rudder and propeller control and vessel manoeuvring characteristics

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h

Documentation and recordsmay include but are not restricted to:

1

operational orders

2

master's standing and night orders

3

established passage plan

4

navigational charts

5

relevant maritime regulations as they relate to watchkeeping functions and operations during a coastal voyage

6

vessel's log

7

company safety management system

8

instructions of relevant maritime authorities

i

Applicable legislation, regulations and codes may include:

1

National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV)

Relevant regulations of State and Territory marine authorities

2

IMO STCW 95 Convention and Code

3

relevant sections of AMSA Marine Orders

4

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

5

relevant international, Commonwealth, State and Territory OH&S legislation