PPE - Inspection/Sizing

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand the knowledge and demonstrate correct sizing of PPE and inspection of PPE. The following tasks must be done at all times.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks at all times:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Identify the appropriate Flotation gear for the weather of the day
    - Size the flotation Gear appropriately (not too tight and not too loose)
    - Inspect Flotation Gear (Zipper, Buckles, Etc)

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Personal Safety

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully Identify and demonstrate the following continually throughout the course.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks at all times where applicable:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Student will Wear the minimum flotation Gear required by CCGA at all times as required ("Zip & Clip")
    - Demonstrate the ability to choose and wear the appropriate protective gear for the weather, mission and training demands
    - Student will explain the need for Head Protection (If applicable)
    - Student will explain the need for eye protection (If applicable)
    - Student will wear eye protection if required on vessel (Open Cabin Vessel & if applicable)
    - Student will wear Head Protection (If applicable)
    - Describe Difference between PFD & Life Jacket
    - Know and understand the hazards of working in a marine environment
    - Understand the necessity for keeping the vessel "Ship Shape"

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Daily Inspection of Vessel

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand the importance of a daily inspection of the vessel and demonstrate the ability to conduct a daily inspection of the Vessel. The use of a checklist is acceptable.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Identify the items on a daily inspection checklist
    - Demonstrate the inspection of those checklist items
    - Identify defects or discrepancies on the vessel
    - Identify those items that are critical for vessel safety and operation

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Daily Inspection of Equipment

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand the importance of a daily inspection of equipment and demonstrate the ability to conduct an inspection of all emergency equipment on the vessel. EX: First Aid, Blankets, Backboard, Etc. The use of a checklist is acceptable.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Identify the emergency equipment items located on the vessel
    - Demonstrate the inspection of those emergency items located on the vessel
    - Identify defects or discrepancies of items on the vessel
    - If found in defect indicate how to remedy the equipment and gain a replacement if required

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Daily Inspection of Vessel Navigation Equipment/Lights

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand the importance of a daily inspection of the vessels navigation equipment and lights and demonstrate the ability to conduct a daily inspection of the vessels navigation equipment and navigation lights. The use of a checklist is acceptable.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Identify the vessels navigation equipment: EX GPS, Radar, Chart Plotter, Charts, Spreaders, and Dividers
    - Demonstrate the inspection of the navigation equipment
    - Identify the Navigation Lights on the vessel
    - Demonstrate the inspection of the Navigation Lights on the Vessel

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Pre Departure Briefing

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand and provide a Pre Departure briefing. The Pre departure briefing must be demonstrated a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Where to find the emergency exits
    - Ensure guests and crew are wearing appropriately sized PFD or Life Jacket
    - Ensure guests and crew are familiar with the location of the fire safety system (Fire extinguisher, Etc)
    - Location of the Life Raft and how to use the life Raft (If applicable)
    - How to reduce the effect of movement on vessel so as to affect and not affect the stability of the vessel
    - Location of the First Aid kit
    - Location of Flares and other signalling devices
    - Location of life saving devices (Life Rings, Throw Bags, Etc)
    - Muster Location (If applicable)
    - Ensure guests and crew are familiar with hazards on board the vessel (Slippery and wet deck, Ropes & Lines, Pinch Points)
    - Proper Clothing for weather and appropriate footwear (Crew and Guests)

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Seamanship - Lines & Safety Around Lines

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the knowledge and demonstrate safe working skills around lines. All skills must be demonstrated a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Identify the lines on board the vessel and the strengths and weaknesses of each
    - Demonstrate the inspection of the lines for excessive wear and signs of damage
    - Identify and demonstrate the inspection of line devices on the vessel IE Bridle, Sampson post, Tow Hook, Cleats, Etc.
    - Demonstrate Proper line care, coiling and stowage of all lines
    - Demonstrate the coiling of lines
    - Demonstrate continual safety around lines

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Seamanship - Knots

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the following knots a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Bowline
    - Round Turn two half hitches
    - Clove Hitch.
    - Reef Knot
    - Sheet Bend
    - Figure Eight

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Seamanship - Heaving Line/Throwing Line/Throw Bag

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully prepare and throw a heaving line and attach a heaving line onto a larger line using the appropriate knot a minimum of once and throw a throw bag successfully Three Times.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once and successfully throw a throw bag three times.

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Prepare a heaving line
    - Throw a heaving line
    - Attach a heaving line to a larger line using the appropriate knot (Sheet Bend)
    - Throw a throw bag successfully Three Times

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Seamanship - Mooring

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully identify and demonstrate the proper mooring of the vessel to a dock or floating dock a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Identify the following lines: Bow Line, Stern Line, Forward Spring Line, Breast Line, After Spring Line
    - Demonstrate the mooring of a vessel using a: Bow Line, Stern Line, Forward Spring Line, Breast Line, After Spring Line
    - Demonstrate the Proper use of a deck/dock cleat and deck/dock ring to secure the vessel (if applicable)
    - Demonstrate the proper use of a bollard to secure the vessel (if applicable)

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Seamanship - Anchoring

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate anchoring the vessel in the listed roles a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Demonstrate setting up the anchor
    - Setting anchor in the water and secure it
    - Maneuvering the Vessel
    - Retrieving the anchor
    - Stowing the anchor

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Vessel Watertight Integrity and Vessel Stability

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the knowledge and tasks related to the vessel integrity, vessel stability and watertight integrity a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Identify the bilge pump or dewatering system on the vessel and operate if required
    - Demonstrate the inspection of all hatches and doors that are required for watertight integrity of the vessel
    - Identify and demonstrate proper stowage of equipment on the vessel and secure all equipment as necessary on the vessel
    - Identify the need for proper placement of equipment on the vessel and the need to maintain proper weight distribution and how the relates to load distribution and trim
    - Demonstrate the proper loading and unloading of equipment, passengers, and cargo on the vessel
    - Understand the hazards of loose water or equipment on the deck of the vessel
    - Understand the importance and hazard during icing conditions (if applicable)

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Care & Inspection of Dewatering Pump

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand the importance of the dewatering pump and demonstrate the care and inspection of the dewatering pump, and setup the dewatering pump. The students must accomplish the tasks a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Inspection of the dewatering pump - oil reservoir/gauge
    - Inspection of fuel system and turn fuel "On"
    - Inspection of hoses (intake and output)
    - Inspection of couplers on hoses - connect hoses to pump
    - Prime Pump (If applicable)
    - Start Dewatering pump with use of choke and throttle
    - Shut down the pump and stow in safe location with fuel turned "Off"
    - Knowledge of the operating manual for the dewatering pump on board the vessel

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Navigation - Radar Use

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand and demonstrate the basic principles of the radar and its functions.

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Startup procedure
    - Function and main commands
    - Interpretation of the radar image
    - Ability to use radar for positioning
    - Identification of radar marks useful for navigation
    - Distance measurement by radar
    - Understand and demonstrate the use of radar for collision avoidance

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Navigation - GPS and Depth Sounder Use

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand and demonstrate the use of the GPS and Depth Sounder

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Startup procedure for the GPS
    - Startup procedure for the Depth Sounder
    - Correct use of data supplied by the instrument (GPS)
    - Recognize possible errors, verify and double check the GPS for accuracy
    - Determine depth from depth sounder and relay the information as required

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Navigation - Chart Use and Chart Work

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand and demonstrate the use of navigational chart and navigation tools to read a chart, plot a coarse and calculate distance between two given points a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Given a set of co-ordinates plot that position on the chart
    - Given a set of co-ordinates find that position on the chart
    - Demonstrate basic nautical chart reading, course and position plotting
    - Take a course from the chart compass rose and transfer that course to the navigable area on the chart
    - Take a course line and transfer that to the compass rose to determine it's true and relative bearing
    - Plot 2 separate points on the chart
    - Measure a distance between two points and calculate the ETA at a given speed for that distance
    - Use the latitude scale to measure distances

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Navigation - Steer/Confirm

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the following navigational commands and techniques a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Steer the course effectively while keeping a lookout for traffic and dangers
    - Receive a course change and confirm and apply that change
    - Identify types of vessels spotted and estimate range of those vessels

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Search Patterns

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully navigate an expanding square or a sector search to the satisfactory of the instructor. The student will steer an expanding square or sector search to the satisfactory of the instructor.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must participate in the following tasks:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Demonstrate effective navigation, course information and tracking search legs (May use a parallel or creeping line search)
    - Demonstrate effective track legs and beam sighting
    - Demonstrate proper lookout and searching techniques

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Navigational Safety

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the listed applications of the collision regulations and navigational safety throughout the course.

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Maintain a lookout and advise the operator or navigator as appropriate
    - Determine if risk of collision exists
    - Take appropriate action to avoid collision
    - Demonstrate proper change over duties IE:communication, safety, etc.
    - Use the Radar, GPS and or chart plotter plus all available means to establish a safe course and steer the vessel on that course
    - Understand the requirement to carry nautical charts on board the vessel
    - Demonstrate the use of nautical publications in charting a course (List of lights, Chart 1)

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Towing Assessment and Towing Communications

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the ability to conduct a pre-towing interview a minimum of once. The use of a checklist is acceptable.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Assessment of towed vessel IE lines in water, position in waves and wind, depth
    - Establish communication with vessel (VHF,Cell) and maintain communications throughout tow
    - Communicate with towed vessel all actions
    - Medical Emergencies and People on Board
    - Nature of Problem and taking on any water
    - PDFs or lifejackets on all passengers
    - Verbal and written waiver obtained
    - Steering Instructions - Wheel amidships

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Towing Setup and Towing Gear

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully understand and demonstrate the setup of a tow and understand the gear and equipment used in a successful towing operations. The following actions must be demonstrated a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - SAPP, vocalized and demonstrated on approach
    - Setup the towline to be passed off to another vessel
    - Pass off towline to another vessel
    - Pass off towline to another vessel using a heaving line
    - Setup all appropriate towing gear
    - Setup and placement of fenders (if applicable)
    - Maintain control of vessel while on the helm
    - Identify the following: Heaving Line, Tow Line, Axe or Knife, Tow assist hook, Towing post, Bridle (if applicable)

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Towing Astern

  • STANDARD - The student will make a controlled approach and stop the vessel close enough that the towline can be be passed without the use of a heaving line. The student will maintain control of the vessel, such that the line may be paid out and secured smoothly without endangering crew.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The students must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - SAPP, vocalized and demonstrated on approach
    - Keep speed slow and under control
    - Appropriate hand position on wheel at all times
    - Identify danger zones
    - Secure towline effectively and have towed vessel under control
    - Compensate for wind and waves
    - Take strain gradually
    - Ensure proper centenary and tow step
    - Ensure tow speed is accurate and safe
    - Assign towline watch and lookout duties
    - Act in a safe and controlled manner at all times

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Towing Alongside and Docking Towed Vessel

  • The student must successfully bring the towed vessel alongside the SRU and successfully dock both vessels to the instructors satisfactory. This must be accomplished in such a manner that is safe and such that it can be secured without damage a minimum of once.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The students must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - SAPP, vocalized and demonstrated on moving vessel from astern tow to alongside tow
    - Setup and placement of fenders - both vessels (if applicable)
    - Secure towed vessel to SRU in correct location (far enough forward of drives/engines)
    - Secure lines in correct positions (Bow, Stern, Spring Lines, Brest line - if applicable)
    - Issue Sucurite
    - Keep speed slow to steerage
    - Proper hand positions at all times
    - Post lookout on bow of stricken vessel (if applicable)
    - Use reverse to pull bow out and change momentum
    - Make gradual throttle changes
    - Compensate for wind and current as required
    - Use pivot points and turning levers effectively
    - Utilize momentum to successfully drift to the dock without either sliding along or bouncing

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SRU Communications & Use of VHF Radio

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the ability to use the VHF Radio and communicate a status report and a sitrep. The student and instructor should use a non emergency channel if possible. The use of a checklist is acceptable where needed.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks a minimum of once:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Recognize the distress signals
    - Demonstrate acknowledging a radio call and communicate appropriately on an appropriate channel
    - Demonstrate the ability to operate the radios functions IE: Power, Squelch, Channel Select, Scan, Hi/Low, Weather, Transmit button
    - Send a formatted Status report
    - Send a formatted Sit Rep
    - Understand and keep a radio log/record of all relevant information during the course/On water evaluations

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Operational Safety

  • STANDARD - The student must successfully demonstrate the following practices and safe habits throughout the entire course.

  • CRITICAL ACTIONS - The student must accomplish the following tasks at all times where applicable:

  • If the member does not meet one of the following it shall be addressed in the notes at the end of this section

    - Maintain proper hand positions at all times when on the helm and making way
    - Post lookouts as appropriate
    - Act in a responsible manner and make collision avoidances as required
    - Activate navigation lights at appropriate and required times
    - Remains cognizant of the personal safety of others, including reduction and control of wake where appropriate
    - Demonstrates due care and attention by operating vessels in a safe and controlled manner, including the maintaining of reserve power
    - Demonstrates due care and attention when maintaining vessels by conducting thorough Daily Inspections and making minor repairs where appropriate
    - Effective communication skills at all times
    - Wears/ Carries appropriate personal equipment
    - Understand the need for accurate and complete "ships logs"

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