SeaTALK Maritime English Training Modules - Deck Officers (Management Level) - Learning Materials and Competences

 

 Topic / Occupational Standard  Language Learning Outcomes
Nautical publications and ship’s documents

 

1 The Deck Officer should be able to use competently all relevant documents related to job and international requirements (SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW as amended, ILO conventions; ISM, ISPS codes).

1.A The learner should be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge of the content, application and purpose of nautical publications and documents.
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1.B The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and writing skills of an expert user of English in developing clear and coherent texts in the appropriate discourse.

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Onboard internal and external communication

 

2 The Deck Officer should be able to apply communicative strategies confidently in day-to-day functional situations at sea.

2.A The learner should be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully manage routine and administrative communication in face-to-face situations especially with multilingual, multi-ethnic crews.
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2.B The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to confidently communicate externally (with other ships and shore authorities) on VHF/radio using the SMCP and electronic aids to navigation.
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2.C The learner should be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate successfully in face-to-face situations with passengers and during everyday life on board.
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Bridge teamwork, navigation and port procedures

 

3 The Deck Officer should be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge of the principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch and routine procedures on board and in port as required by STCW 78 as amended.
3.A The learner should be able to demonstrate thorough communicative knowledge of effective bridge teamwork procedures and those related to navigation in all weather conditions.
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3.B The learner should be able to demonstrate full command of Maritime English in organising and conducting administrative matters with port services and authorities when approaching and entering ports.
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Cargo operations management

 

4 The Deck Officer should be able to control and administer successfully loading, securing, care during the voyage and the unloading of cargoes.
4.A The learner should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to have a thorough control of communication during management of cargo operations.
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Safety and security of the vessel

 

5 The Deck Officer should be able to maintain the safety and security of the vessel, crew and passengers and organise safe maintenance and repair procedures.
5.A The learner should be able to demonstrate full command of Maritime English to communicate confidently during situations related to safety equipment, maintenance and repairs on board.
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Emergency situations and medical procedures

 

6 The Deck Officer should be able to be in full command of emergency procedures, make decisions, respond to emergencies, evaluate outcomes, manage teamwork .
6.A The learner should be able to demonstrate confident use of Maritime and technical English when dealing with incidents, accidents, marine pollution, piracy and other emergency situations.
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6.B The learner should be able to demonstrate the ability to use Maritime English in handling medical cases on board ship.
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