ISSA - OFFSHORE SKIPPER

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Offshore Skipper

 

Experience required prior training:      28 days at sea as skipper or watch
                                                              leader in at least 2 voyages, at least in

                                                              two sea areas

Certification required prior training:    VHF (SRC) and First Aid Certificate

Minimum age required:                        18 years old

Suggested number of training hours:  40 hours

Examination:                                        6 hours, including 2 at darkeness

                                                             Maximum 3 candidates at a time

How to sibmit the application:             To authorized ISSA school only

 

Scope of required knowledge and skills

 

Yacht handling under Power

  1. Unberthing/berthing (longside and stern-to)
  2. Approaching a mooring buoy
  3. Weighing an anchor
  4. Recovery of Man Over Board
  5. Practical skills

 

 

Yacht handling under sail

  1. Tacking
  2. Gybing
  3. Recovery of Man Over Board
  4. Practical skills

 

 

Dead Reckoning Navigation

  1. Definition of DR navigation
  2. Running of DR and plotting of DR position
  3. Practical skills

 

 

Fixing lines

  1. Sources of fixing lines (leading lights, bearings, depth contour)
  2. Error analysis/ accuracy assessment
  3. Practical skills

 

 

Magnetic compass

  1. Consideration of variation. Change of variation in time and place
  2. Siting of compass and reasons for deviation (impact of electronic devices)
  3. Consideration of deviation
  4. Stationary and handbearing compasses
  5. Determination of deviation

 

 

Tides

  1. Reasons of Tides – Springs and Neaps
  2. Tidal Tables
  3. Tidal levels and chart datum
  4. Time and height of tide in standard ports
  5. Secondary ports
  6. Anomalies

 

 

Tidal currents

  1. Tidal current atlases
  2. Tidal current diamonds
  3. Information about tidal currents in navigation publications
  4. Consideration of tidal currents when calculating courses and passage planning
  5. Overfalls, tidal races

 

 

Buoys and Beacons

  1. Navigation signs in IALA A and B
  2. Limitation of navigational marks as navigational aid

 

 

Lights

  1. Characteristics
  2. Range – visual and nominal
  3. List of lights

 

 

Pilotage

  1. Harbour specific regulations and signalling systems
  2. Planning and strategy to enter/leave a harbour
  3. Pracatical skills to make a pilotage

 

 

Echo sounders

  1. Operation of manual echosounder
  2. Types of echosounders
  3. Limitations of echosounders
  4. Secondary echoes

 

 

Satellite systems

Basic knowledge of satellite systems, their abilities and limitations

 

 

Logs (measurement of speed and distance)

Different types and operation

 

 

Logbook

  1. Logbook as an official document
  2. Running of a logbook

 

 

Meteorology

  1. Basic terms, Beaufort’s scale
  2. Air masses
  3. Types of clouds
  4. Characteristics of weather in specific pressure and front systems
  5. Sources of weather forecasts
  6. Ability to interpret weather forecasts/ charts, weatherfax
  7. Day/night breeze
  8. Fog
  9. Use of barometer

 

 

Anchoring

  1. Types of anchors and operation
  2. Selection of place to anchor

 

 

Collision Regulations

Good knowledge of International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

 

 

Safety at sea

  1. Personal safety, use of lifejackets, harnesses, jackstays
  2. Fire prevention and fighting
  3. Distress signals
  4. Role of coastguard
  5. Preparation to heavy weather
  6. Liferafts and recovery by helicopter

 

 

International Signalling Code

Rules of application

 

 

Navigating in restricted visibility

  1. Restricted visibility procedures
  2. Limitations for safe navigation

 

 

Passage planning

  1. Preparation of charts and notes to plan a passage
  2. Standard actions when navigating in inshore waters
  3. Strategy to plan a passage
  4. Use of weather information In passage planning
  5. Sources of local and national regulations

 

 

Environment protection

Responsibility for environment pollution and sea environment protection

 

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