Other STCW Offerings

2016 STCW Course Offerings

STCW Code 1974, as amended, mandates that seafarers undertake personal and professional development activities to keep current in the field and maintain their certifications, through the acquisition of additional skills attained during short modular theoretical courses and practical activities. LJMMA is an approved institution under the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) to conduct these training. Following is a list of courses currently offered. The list is updated as other courses are approved through the BMA

This course equips participants with the minimum standards of competence required in survival craft and rescue boats to operate life-saving appliances. Additionally, it provides participants with the knowledge and leadership skills to take charge of the survival craft during and after launch.

A comprehensive course which equips participants with knowledge and skills in maritime communications. They explore the theory of marine VHF radio, the Maritime Mobile Service, the Maritime Mobile Satellite Service, and examine equipment compliance, electronic communications systems, calling procedures, distress alert techniques and marine safety information.

This course introduces participants to fundamental theoretical, operational and practical knowledge of the ECDIS system which interfaces with other on board equipment to maintain safety during navigation. Further, it exposes participants to other types of electronic navigational and positioning systems/equipment found on board commercial vessels. Practical simulation exercises are incorporated into the training.

This course examines the theory and application of radar systems used by officers in charge of a navigational watch. It covers radar observation and plotting and the operations of ARPA as required under section B-I/12 of the STCW ‘78 as amended international convention for seafarers. Measurement of bearings and distances, and their use in fixing the ship’s position, and maintaining a plot of the movement of other ships as an aid to collision avoidance are also addressed.

This course provides the opportunity for personnel ashore, as well as aboard ships, who may be involved with the receiving, shipping, planning, stowing and handling of dangerous goods, to become familiar with the carriage requirements of dangerous and hazardous goods by sea, as laid down in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

Personnel, with or without designated security duties in connection with a Ship Security Plan (SSP), are required to complete this half-day course. They are trained to recognize security threats and to determine the appropriate response required to enhance ship security in accordance with the requirements of chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6-1 of the STCW Code, as amended. As a result of this heightened awareness, participants will be able to recognize security threats and respond appropriately.

The half-day course is intended for seafarers who are/will be designated security duties in connection with the Ship Security Plan under the ISPS Code. They will become familiarized with the Ship Security Plan (SSP), security documentation, recognition of security risks and threats, security inspections of the vessel and usage of security equipment.

This three (3) days course trains officers who will be responsible on board the vessel for implementation of security measures in accordance with the Security Levels assigned by the authorities. They will examine, among other topics, international maritime security policies, roles of Governments, companies and designated persons, assessment of risks and threats, vulnerability of vessel, elements and procedures of the Ship Security Plan (SSP), conducting audits related to security as per SSP, reporting procedures and security related contingency plans. Training will cover inspections to monitor implemented security measures, security equipment and systems and assessment of training, drills and exercises required under relevant IMO circulars, codes and conventions.

The course covers firesfighting procedures at sea and in port emphasising on organisation, tactics and techniques and effective command. It provides a variety of practical exercises involving live firefighting of different types and intensity are included. Advanced Fire Fighting meets the requirements set out in section A-IV/3 of the STCW code. Advanced Firefighting offers training to deck, engineering Officers/Cadets as well as all seafarers who wish to qualify for a certificate of competency and any crew who are designated to control firefighting operations.

This course focuses on bridge officerod officers’s skills such as leadership, communication, use of resources, team building, and teamwork and incorporates this into the larger framework of organizational and regulatory management. Also addressed are  the management of operational tasks, as well as stress, attitudes and risks associated with the bridge duties.

This course focuses on engine roomk officers skills such as leadership, communication, use of resources, team building, and teamwork, and incorporates this into the larger framework of organizational and regulatory management. Also addressed are the management of operational tasks, as well as stress, attitudes and risks associated with the engine room duties

The introductory course provides training for officers and ratings in operational aspects and obligations under regulatory requirements related to Oil and Chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures and systems, and pollution prevention.

Seafarers responsible for the safe control and management of high voltage power systems will be exposed to the knowledge, skills and techniques required for high voltage installation.  As high voltage applications have great use in electrical propulsion/ drive systems, an introduction to these topics will also be covered.


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