SMALL VESSEL OPERATOR PROFICIENCY (SVOP)
The subject matter contained herein meets the requirements of a stand-alone course that addresses the particular need for minimum training of operators of commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to 5 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage.
MARINE ADVANCED FIRST AID
*Taught by an instructor from Heart Safe
STCW Marine Advanced First Aid. This course covers the Advanced level first aid i.e. - A B C's, Head and Spinal Injuries as it relates to the marine environment.
MARINE BASIC FIRST AID
STCW Marine Basic First Aid. This course covers the basic level of first aid to assist the seafarer in attending to an illness or Accident on board until further help arrives.
This course is a combination of instruction and practical knowledge to ensure the safety of passengers and crew. Topics include familiarization of hazards associated with the marine environment, develop skills to assist passengers in an emergency, and learn to maintain safety equipment and records. Pool and firefighting practical sessions are involved in this course.
Marine Emergency Duties: Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Basic Safety. MED Training is required for any seafarer within 6 Months of working on a commercial vessel. The MED Certificate needed will depend on the size, type of Vessel and area of Operation.
RADIO OPERATOR CERTIFICATE MARITIME COMMERCIAL
Industry Canada. With Digital Selective Calling (ROCMC) This course includes lectures and practical exercises using a VHF radio. Subjects include radio history, proper procedures, terminology and a basic understanding of how radios operate. Includes Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
“The Restricted Operator Certificate ─ Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC) is intended for mariners, serving on compulsorily fitted commercial ships within the North American A1 Sea Area, as defined in Radio Aids to Marine Navigation.”
RADIO OPERATOR CERTIFICATE - MARITIME
Canadian Power And Sail Squadron
“This certificate is mainly intended for pleasure boaters, as they do not fall within the scope of Transport Canada’s Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999. As of September 1, 2000, Industry Canada delegated the examination and administration of the ROC-M certification program to Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS). Courses for this certificate are developed and delivered by private examiners and/or instructors associated with CPS. Application for this certificate can be obtained from CPS, and certificates are issued by CPS. Certificates are valid for life and there is no renewal requirement. No photograph of the holder is required, and there is no age or nationality restriction.”
Additional Instructional Courses
CHARTWORK 1 & 2
As part of the Fishing Master IV and Masters Limited - 60 ton, Mate 150, Master 150 curriculum, this course examines theory and practice of navigation of Chartwork 1 & 2. This course is structured to develop the “hands-on” practical skill set needed to serve as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on a fishing vessel.
The principles of Construction of the different types of nautical charts and their use.
Nautical publications including, the Canadian Aids to Navigation, Notices to Shipping, Notices to Mariners, CHS Chart No. 1 and others.
Latitude, longitude and the ability to plot the ship;s position by GPS coordinates, simultaneous bearings, range and bearings and distance of landmarks. The magnetic compass and the ability to determine ship;s heading is true, magnetic and compass degrees.
Direction and courses between positions on a nautical chart.
Converting the ship’s course from true to compass and vice versa.
Dead reckoning (DR plotting and comparing the DR position to observed position to determine the effect of wind and the current on the vessel.
This course covers the Collision Regulations and relevant STCW codes. Ship requirements relating to navigational safety and equipment help to ensure that ships navigate and operate safely, avoid collisions and grounds, and navigational errors are minimized. There are navigational equipment carriage requirements and operational requirements to enhance navigational safety. This course of instruction covers the International Collision Avoidance Regulations, along with the Canadian Amendments and Components of the Bridge Officers Guide. This certification is required for all levels of users on the Waterways of Canada.
This course of instruction and certification is required for the Fishing Master IV and Fishing Master 60 Ton certifications. (Can be utilized for all levels of Marine Certifications, including Pleasure Craft) It is the introductory course to the Simulated Electronic Courses (available for higher levels of Maritime Certifications). The course is conducted utilizing a Computer Simulator, DNV Class X Bridge Operation Navigation Software.
The Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO) or Small Vessel Machinery Operator – Restricted (SVMO-R) is the minimum Marine Engineer Certificate required for passenger vessels that have propulsive power from 75 to 749 kW and do not go beyond a Limited Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2.
The SVMO is also acceptable for:
passenger vessels with propulsive power from 750 to 1499 kW
workboats with propulsive power from 750 to 1999 kW
on voyages that last less than 6 hours and are either a Limited Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2 or a Sheltered Waters Voyage.
To train the mariner in the safe operation of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and electronic chart systems on board vessels equipped with such systems.
Required for Deep Sea voyages.
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