Annex 11
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Annex 11

(Regulation IX/4.3)
1.1 Syllabus Requirements
The syllabus below will be modified by the Examiner to take into account the equipment on board the vessel.
For instance, it is unlikely that open boat vessels operating solely in bays or harbours will be provided with a compass and an applicant would not be examined in this subject.
Syllabus Content Grade
3 2 1
(This test should take place on a vessel of a type for which the applicant is requiring a licence).
Boat Handling:      
Berthing and unberthing Y Y Y
Coming to and weighing anchor Y Y Y
Making fast to and leaving a buoy Y Y Y
Boat manoeuvring in confined waters Y Y Y
Turning short round Y Y Y
Knowledge and effect of transverse thrust Y Y Y
Steering a compass course and taking a rough bearing Y Y Y
Practical demonstration on the use of VHF on board the applicant’s vessel. The holder must have knowledge of procedures used in radio telephone (VHF and MF) communications particularly with respect to distress, urgency, safety and navigational messages and of the adverse effect of misuse of such equipment Y Y Y
B1. Emergency Situations:      
Recovery of man overboard Y Y Y
Loss of engines Y Y Y
Loss of steering ability Y Y Y
Action to take in the event of collision Y Y Y
Grounding Y Y Y
Accident to crew member or passenger Y Y Y
Use of extinguishing appliances Y Y Y
Use of lifesaving appliances Y Y Y
Search and rescue techniques in bad weather or reduced visibility   Y Y
Choosing an appropriate area for beaching   Y Y
A practical knowledge of the Rule of the Road as appropriate to the area of operation Y Y Y
A full knowledge of the regulations   Y Y
Keeping a good lookout Y Y Y
Keeping of a Deck Log   Y Y
Actions to be taken in the event of injury or loss of life to a crew member   Y Y
Certification required by the vessel   Y Y
Limits as to vessel operation Y Y Y
Common nautical terms Y Y Y
Interaction with other vessels Y Y Y
The effect of wind and tide on the manoeuverability Y Y Y
Securing and stowage of anchors and cable   Y Y
Selection of a proper anchorage   Y Y
The importance of navigating at reduced speed to avoid damage caused by own vessels bow or stern wave Y Y Y
The difference in handling of single screw and twin screw boats   Y Y
B5. CHARTWORK:      
The meaning of common chart symbols   Y Y
The use of Tidal Diamonds   Y Y
Position fixing     Y
Courses to steer allowing for current and leeway     Y
Familiarity with the use of parallel rules, dividers, compasses, etc.     Y
A knowledge of the statutory requirements and appreciation of the fact that the person in charge of a vessel must be satisfied that the life-saving and fire-fighting appliances are properly maintained   Y Y
Use and deployment of inflatable liferafts and inflatable or rescue boats     Y
Inflatable liferaft and boat servicing requirements     Y
Hydrostatic release units     Y
Maintenance and care of buoyant apparatus   Y Y
A knowledge of the contents of Annex IV of the Collision Regulations and the operation of the signals and equipment required to be carried in the applicant’s vessel   Y Y
Coast Guard response to distress signals   Y Y
Safety announcements (See regulation VIII/6) Y Y Y
Disposition of passengers and crew to ensure stability and trim Y Y Y
Passenger numbers and reporting systems (See regulation VIII/5) Y Y Y
Knowledge of emergency instructions (See regulation VIII/8) and methods of orderly evacuation following any emergency, having regard to the size of the vessel concerned and its operational area   Y Y
Ability to demonstrate to passengers the use of personal lifesaving appliances Y Y Y
Safe access Y Y Y
Safe working practices Y Y Y
Certificate of Inspection and regulations relating thereto (See regulation 12) Y Y Y
B10. WEATHER:      
Sources of information Y Y Y
Local conditions and effects Y Y Y
Signs of approaching bad weather Y Y Y
Basic knowledge of day to day engine and battery checks Y Y Y
Knowledge of the servicing and routine maintenance of propulsion and auxiliary machinery Y Y Y
Knowledge of safety and shut off devices      
Basic knowledge of running checks Y Y Y
Methods of fault detection, correction and emergency repairs Y Y Y
Merchant Shipping Notices (as applicable)     Y
Regulations (as applicable)     Y
A general appreciation of the Regulations applicable to the prevention of pollution     Y
The trainee must be able to make proper use of a weather report given by radio or television forecaster      
Knowledge of the factors contributing to and precautions to be observed to prevent marine pollution when pumping out bilges and particularly, when changing lubricating oil   Y Y
Knowledge that disposal into the sea of all plastics, including but not limited to synthetic ropes, plastic sheeting and garbage bags etc., is prohibited Y Y Y
Knowledge of the use of Radar, Echo Sounder and Satellite Navigation or other position-finding device fitted on board the applicant’s vessel   Y Y
General ideas on ship construction and on plans available on board the vessel, where these are carried     Y
Maintaining watertight sub-division     Y
General pumping arrangements     Y
General principles of workboat stability     Y
Heeling forces and their causes     Y
Wind Pressure on projected areas     Y
Application and effects of asymmetric loading     Y
Overtight mooring     Y
Equilibrium in the heeled condition     Y
Simple dynamic balance     Y
Effect of liquid free surface and its control     Y
Cranes, their operation and safe operating limits     Y
Outline knowledge of freeboard and trim     Y
The use of stability and hydrostatic data where provided     Y
Knowledge of the effect of severe wind and rolling in associated sea conditions, especially in following seas   Y Y
1.2 Additional Qualifications
  .1 Basic Safety Training Course      
    .1 Basic Sea Survival - IMO Model Course 1.19.      
    .2 Elementary First Aid - IMO Model Course 1.1.3      
    .3 Basic Firefighting Course - IMO Model Course 1.20.      
    .4 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility - IMO Model Course 1.21.      
  .2 VHF Certificate: Every person in charge of a vessel which has a VHF set on board shall be the holder of a VHF Radiotelephone Operator licence.      
1.3 Practical Sail Boat Test      
This test is to take place on a vessel of a size for which the applicant is licenced.
  .1 Getting the boat away from a pier or wharf.      
  .2 Bring the boat alongside a pier or wharf.      
  .2a Securing to a pier or wharf.      
  .3 Manoeuvring the boat to pick up a man overboard.      
  .4 Manoeuvring the boat to pick up a mooring buoy or marker.      
  .5 Be able to change tack.      
  .6 Be able to sail to all points of the wind.      
  .7 Anchoring and retrieving anchor.      
2.1 Emergencies      
The following are some of which the candidate must be knowledgeable.      
  .1 Assessment of damage and damage control      
  .2 Temporary plugging of leaks .      
  3 Man overboard procedure      
  .4 Fire in the engine compartment      
  .5 Action to be taken in the event of ingress of seawater into the engine compartment      
  .6 Procedure to be followed in the event of partial or total electrical failure      
  .7 Isolation of main engine units in the event of malfunction and the action necessary to continue safe operation.      
  .8 Action to be taken when abandoning the vessel      
2.2 Operating Procedure      
The candidate should have knowledge in the following -      
  .1 Method of preparation of various systems and checks prior to starting which should include - .      
    1 Machinery      
    .2 Clutches      
    .3 Stern tube      
    .4 Propeller      
    .5 Steering gear      
    .6 Sump level      
    .7 Filters      
    .8 Fuel system      
    .9 Safety equipment      
  .2 Checks during running to include      
    .1 Machinery      
    .2 Stern tube      
    .3 Steering gear      
    .4 Sump levels      
    .5 Filters      
  .3 Methods of fault detection, correction and emergency repairs      
  .4 Precautions to ensure that machinery is not damaged due to misuse through overspeeding overloading, lack of lubrication or by corrosion.      
2.3 Prevention of Marine Pollution:      
The candidate should have knowledge of the following:      
  .1 Regulations applicable to the prevention of pollution (a general appreciation.      
  .2 Factors contributing to and precautions to be observed to prevent marine pollution when pumping out bilges and particularly, when changing lubricating oil      
  .3 that disposal into the sea of all plastics, including but not limited to synthetic ropes, plastic sheeting and garbage bags etc., is prohibited      
2.4 Marine Engines      
The candidate should have a thorough knowledge in the following areas .      
  .1 Working principles of marine engines      
    .1 Two stroke and four stroke cycles      
    .2 Piston position, valve positions, timing etc.      
  .2 Comparison between diesel and petrol engines      
    .1 Engine capacity      
    .2 Bore      
    .3 Difference between compression and electric spark ignition      
    .4 Fuel injection systems      
    .5 The weight of the engine block      
  .3 Air and exhaust systems      
    .1 Air fitters, manifolds, exhaust pipes and silences      
    .2 Use of pumps and blowers      
    .3 Supercharging and its effects on the engine      
  .4 Fuel systems      
    .1 Types of fuel      
    .2 Storage and transfer systems      
    .3 Effects of dirt and water contamination      
    .4 Fitters, separators, pumps, carburetors and fuel injection systems.      
    .5 The combustion and ignition process      
  .5 Cooling systems      
    .1 Mediums of cooling      
    .2 Heat exchanges      
    .3 Radiators      
    .4 Control of overheating      
    .5 Advantages and disadvantages of various cooling systems      
    .6 Corrosion and use of sacrificial anodes      
  .6 Lubrication Systems      
    .1 Principles and purposes of lubrication      
    .2 Types of bearings and their fitting, care, maintenance and adjustment      
    .3 Types and grading of lubricating oils      
    .4 Use of grease      
    .5 Sea water contamination and procedures after contamination      
  .7 Starting Systems      
    .1 Hand recoil      
    .2 Electric      
    .3 Compressed air      
2.5 Electrical Systems      
The candidate should have knowledge of the following areas      
  .1 General construction, care and maintenance of alternating and direct current generators      
  .2 Switch boards and shipboard circuitry      
  .3 Starters and their care and maintenance      
  .4 Batteries and their care and maintenance      
  .5 Operating precautions and dangers of explosion short circuits etc.      
2.6 Pumps and Pumping Systems      
The candidate should have knowledge of the following areas      
  .1 Construction, care and maintenance of all types of pumps used on vessels      
  .2 Causes of loss of output, methods of priming and maintenance of priming devices      
  .3 Arrangement of bilge water pumping systems      
  .4 Types of valve chests      
  .5 Causes of deterioration and leakage and its temporary and permanent repairs      
  .6 Procedure for getting rid of oily bilgewater.      
2.7 Propulsion Systems      
The candidate should have knowledge of the following      
  .1 Stern tube      
    .1 Stern tube bearings      
    .2 Stern glands and packing      
  .2 Clutches and gear boxes      
  .3 Shafting      
    .1 Intermediate shafts      
    .2 Types of bearings      
    .3 Types of shafts      
    .4 Shaft alignment checking and correction of misalignment.      
  .4 Damage to and repair of propellers      
  .5 Typical steering gear arrangement including mechanical, hydraulic and electro hydraulic, emergency procedures, care and maintenance.      
2.8 Safe - Working Procedures      
The candidate should have knowledge of the following -      
  .1 The use of instruction manuals which should be understood and clearly followed for both the operation and maintenance of the machinery.      
  .2 The effective use of safety guards in way of all hot parts and moving parts for the safety of personnel.      
  .3 Safety and shut off devices associated with fuel oil and lubricating oil systems.      
  .4 The use of adequate protective equipment and clothing.      
  .5 Safe use and care of all tools      
  .6 Safe use of all lifting devices      
  .7 Display of warning signs.      
2.9 Auxiliary Machinery and Systems      
The candidate should have knowledge in the following -      
  .1 Air Compressors
The general arrangement of single and multi stage compressors, their care maintenance and emergency repairs.
  .2 Hydraulic Systems
Basic principles of power hydraulics, hydraulic fluid systems for winches, steering gear etc, fault finding care and maintenance.
  .3 Electrotechnology      
    .1 General principles of electricity - voltage, current, resistance      
    .2 Basic principles of alternating and direct current      
    .3 Effects of electric current; conductors and insulators; lamps; cable and fuses.      
    .4 The construction, capacity, care and maintenance of batteries.      
  .4 Deck Machinery
Winches and windlass, types, method of operation and maintenance.
2.10 Outboard Engines      
The candidate should have knowledge of the following -      
  .1 Principles of two and four stroke engines and related valve and crank position.      
  .2 The purpose and working of -      
    .1 Flywheel      
    .2 Valves and scavenging      
    .3 Fuel system      
    .4 Ignition system      
    .5 Transmission      
    .6 Gear box      
    .7 Lubrication      
    .8 Cooling      
    .9 Starting      
  .3 Trouble identification      
    .1 Starting difficulties      
    .2 Running difficulties      
    .3 Importance of replacement shear pins      
  .4 Servicing and Maintenance      
    .1 Inspection procedures      
    .2 Carburetor maintenance      
    .3 Engine mounting      
    .4 Procedures for lay up or storage.      

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