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SYLLABUS FOR ICC ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCE 

ICC ORAL / WRITTEN ELEMENTS 

Regulations

  1. Knows responsibility for keeping a proper lookout
  2. Can determine a ‘safe speed’
  3. Can recognise a potential collision situation
  4. Can identify ‘give way’ vessel in a collision situation
  5. Knows what action to take as ‘give way’ and ‘stand on’ vessel
  6. Knows responsibilities of a small vessel in a narrow channel
  7. Can recognise manoeuvring signals (1.2.3 & 5 short blasts)
  8. Can make and recognise visual distress signals

Safety

1. Is able to use and instruct crew on the use of: 

2. Can prepare a boat for use;

CANDIDATES FOR COASTAL WATERS

Regulations

  1. Knows rules relating to Traffic Separation Schemes
  2. Knows requirements for navigation lights and shapes to be displayed by own vessel
  3. Can recognise the following from the lights: Power driven, sailing vessel, vessel at anchor, tug and tow, fishing vessel, dredger
  4. Knows sound signal to be made by vessels as in Q3

Navigation (Chart & Plotting Instruments required)

  1. Can interpret a navigational chart, understand significance of charted depths and drying heights and can identify charted hazards
  2. Can plot position by cross bearings and by latitude / longitude 
  3. Can determine magnetic course to steer, making allowances for leeway and tidal stream
  4. Can use a tide table to find times and heights of high and low water at a standard port
  5. Can determine direction and rate of tidal stream from a tidal stream atlas or tidal diamonds on a chart 
  6. Understands basic use of GPS

Pilotage

  1. Can recognise, by day and night, and understand significance of buoys of the IALA system 
  2. Knows sources of information on: local regulations, port entry and departure signals, VTS and Port Operations Radio 
  3. Can plan a harbour entry/departure, taking account of possible presence of large vessels and avoiding navigational hazards.

PRACTICAL ELEMENTS

Man overboard procedure 

1. Start

2. Depart from Pontoon

3. 360° Turn in Confined Space

4. Securing to Buoy

5. Man Overboard

6a. Planning Speed Manoeuvres (if appropriate) 

6b. Handling Under Sail (if appropriate)

7. Coming Alongside Windward Pontoon

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