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Table A-II/5

Specification of minimum standards of competence of ratings as able seafarer deck

Function: Navigation at the support level

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Competence Knowledge, understanding Methods for Criteria for
and proficiency demonstrating evaluating competence
competence
Contribute to a Ability to understand orders Assessment of evidence Communications are clear
safe navigational and to communicate with the obtained from in-service and concise
watch officer of the watch on matters experience or practical
relevant to watchkeeping test Maintenance, handover and
duties relief of the watch is in
conformity with acceptable
Procedures for the relief, practices and procedures
maintenance and handover of
a watch
Information required to
maintain a safe watch
Contribute to Working knowledge of the Assessment of evidence Operations are carried out in
berthing, mooring system and related obtained from one or accordance with established
anchoring and procedures, including: more of the following: safety practices and
other mooring equipment operating
operations .1 the function of mooring .1 approved in-service instructions
and tug lines and how experience
each line functions as part
of an overall system .2 practical training
.2 the capacities, safe
working loads, and .3 examination
breaking strengths of
mooring equipment, .4 approved training
including mooring wires, ship experience
synthetic and fibre lines,
winches, anchor .5 approved simulator
windlasses, capstans, bitts, training, where
chocks and bollards appropriate

.3 the procedures and order


of events for making fast
and letting go mooring
and tug lines and wires,
including towing lines
.4 the procedures and order
of events for the use of
anchors in various
operations
Working knowledge of the
procedures and order of
events associated with
mooring to a buoy or buoys

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Function: Cargo handling and stowage at the support level

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Competence Knowledge, understanding Methods for Criteria for
and proficiency demonstrating evaluating competence
competence
Contribute to the Knowledge of procedures for Assessment of evidence Cargo and stores operations
handling of cargo safe handling, stowage and obtained from one or are carried out in
and stores securing of cargoes and stores, more of the following: accordance with established
including dangerous, safety procedures and
hazardous and harmful .1 approved in-service equipment operating
substances and liquids experience instructions

Basic knowledge of and .2 practical training The handling of dangerous,


precautions to observe in hazardous and harmful
connection with particular .3 examination cargoes or stores complies
types of cargo and with established safety
identification of IMDG .4 approved training practices
labelling ship experience

.5 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the
support level

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Competence Knowledge, understanding Methods for Criteria for
and proficiency demonstrating evaluating competence
competence
Contribute to the Knowledge of deck Assessment of evidence Operations are carried out in
safe operation of equipment, including: obtained from one or accordance with established
deck equipment more of the following: safety practices and
and machinery .1 function and uses of equipment operating
valves and pumps, hoists, .1 approved in-service instructions
cranes, booms, and experience
related equipment
.2 practical training
.2 function and uses of
winches, windlasses, .3 examination
capstans and related
equipment .4 approved training
ship experience
.3 hatches, watertight doors,
ports, and related
equipment

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Competence Knowledge, understanding Methods for Criteria for
and proficiency demonstrating evaluating competence
competence
Contribute to the .4 fibre and wire ropes,
safe operation of cables and chains,
deck equipment including their
and machinery construction, use,
(continued) markings, maintenance
and proper stowage

.5 ability to use and Assessment of evidence Communications within the


understand basic signals obtained from practical operator’s area of
for the operation of demonstration responsibility are
equipment, including consistently successful
winches, windlasses,
cranes, and hoists

.6 ability to operate Assessment of evidence


anchoring equipment obtained from practical Equipment operation is
under various conditions, demonstration safely carried out in
such as anchoring, accordance with established
weighing anchor, procedures
securing for sea, and in
emergencies
Knowledge of the following
procedures and ability to:
.1 rig and unrig bosun’s Assessment of evidence Demonstrate the proper
chairs and staging obtained from practical methods for rigging and
demonstration unrigging in accordance with
.2 rig and unrig pilot safe industry practice
ladders, hoists, rat-guards
and gangways
.3 use marlin spike Demonstrate the proper
seamanship skills, creation and use of knots,
including the proper use splices, stoppers, whippings,
of knots, splices and servings as well as proper
stoppers canvas handling
Use and handling of deck and
cargo-handling gear and
equipment:

.1 access arrangements,
hatches and hatch covers,
ramps, side/bow/stern
doors or elevators

.2 pipeline systems – bilge


and ballast suctions and
wells

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Competence Knowledge, understanding Methods for Criteria for
and proficiency demonstrating evaluating competence
competence
Contribute to the .3 cranes, derricks, winches Demonstrate the proper use
safe operation of of blocks and tackle
deck equipment Knowledge of hoisting and
and machinery dipping flags and the main Demonstrate the proper
(continued) single-flag signals. (A, B, G, methods for handling lines,
H, O, P, Q) wires, cables and chains
Apply Working knowledge of safe Assessment of evidence Procedures designed to
occupational health working practices and obtained from one or safeguard personnel and the
and safety personal shipboard safety more of the following: ship are observed at all times
precautions including:
.1 approved in-service Safe working practices are
.1 working aloft experience observed and appropriate
safety and protective
.2 working over the side
.2 practical training equipment is correctly used
.3 working in enclosed at all times
spaces .3 examination

.4 permit to work systems .4 approved training


ship experience
.5 line handling
.6 lifting techniques and
methods of preventing
back injury
.7 electrical safety
.8 mechanical safety

.9 chemical and biohazard


safety
.10 personal safety
equipment
Apply precautions Knowledge of the Assessment of evidence Procedures designed to
and contribute to precautions to be taken to obtained from one or safeguard the marine
the prevention of prevent pollution of the more of the following: environment are observed at
pollution of the marine environment all times
marine .1 approved in-service
environment Knowledge of the use and experience
operation of anti-pollution
equipment .2 practical training

Knowledge of the approved .3 examination


methods for disposal of
marine pollutants .4 approved training
ship experience

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Competence Knowledge, understanding Methods for Criteria for
and proficiency demonstrating evaluating competence
competence
Operate survival Knowledge of the operation Assessment of evidence Actions in responding to
craft and rescue of survival craft and rescue obtained from approved abandon ship and survival
boats boats, their launching training and experience situations are appropriate to
appliances and arrangements, as set out in section A-VI/2, the prevailing circumstances
and their equipment paragraphs 1 to 4 and conditions and comply
with accepted safety
Knowledge of survival at sea practices and standards
techniques

Function: Maintenance and repair at the support level

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Competence Knowledge, understanding Methods for Criteria for
and proficiency demonstrating evaluating competence
competence
Contribute to Ability to use painting, Assessment of evidence Maintenance and repair
shipboard lubrication and cleaning obtained from practical activities are carried out in
maintenance and materials and equipment demonstration accordance with technical,
repair safety and procedural
Ability to understand and specifications
execute routine maintenance
and repair procedures

Knowledge of surface
preparation techniques

Understanding Assessment of evidence


manufacturer’s safety obtained from one or
guidelines and shipboard more of the following:
instructions
.1 approved in-service
Knowledge of safe disposal experience
of waste materials
.2 practical training
Knowledge of the
application, maintenance and .3 examination
use of hand and power tools
.4 approved training
ship experience

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