ORALS  - SECOND MATE F.G. AND ALSO  OFFICER IN CHARGE OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH ON SHIPS OF 500 GT OR MORE ENGAGED ON NEAR COASTAL VOYAGES N.W.K.O (NCV)

Function-I :   Navigation

1)      Plan and conduct a passage and determine position:- Ability to use Celestial & Terrestrial objects, landmarks and Aids to navigation to determine position, to appreciate & allow for effect of current, tide and wind to use & maintain various chants and publications (mainly published by Indian Hydrographic Department and applicable to NCV area), Ability to correctly use Nav-Aids e.g. Echo sounders, Compasses (Gyro & Magnetic), Steering Control systems along with their adjustments etc. Ability to make use and obtain Meteorological information.

2)      To maintain a safe Navigational Watch:- Knowledge of content, application and intent of the anti COLEREG. Taking/Handing over & maintaining bridge watch and look out procedures

3)      Respond to Emergencies:- Precaution and safety of personnel, initial assessment of damage and control in case of fire, collision, stranding etc,. Making of emergency muster card and conduct of drills. Response to distress alerts at sea. Knowledge of factors affecting safe manoeuvring and handling (draught & shallows etc.).Familiarity with manoeuvring characteristics (including stopping distance and turning ability) of vessels several upon and their optimum uses.

Function-II:  Cargo handling and stowage

1)      Monitoring Loading, Discharging, stowage and care during Passage:- Knowledge of safe handling, stowage and securing of cargos including dangerous ,hazardous and harmful substances and their effect on life, environment and vessel.

2)      Working knowledge of main cargo:- Lifting Applications (Derricks, heavy lifts and cranes etc.) care during cargo watches and handling/taking over procedures during cargo work including ballasting/de-ballasting operations

Function-III:  Controlling Ship Operation

1)      Compliance with Pollution Prevention Requirements:- Knowledge of precaution to prevent air & sea pollution, knowledge of pollution prevention rules &  regulations, anti-pollution procedure and associated equipment.

2)      Maintain Sea Worthiness of the ship:- Working knowledge and application of stability, understanding of basic, action to be taken in case of partial loss of instinct buoyancy, understanding of fundamental principles of water tight integrity, knowledge of principal structural member of a ship and proper names for the various ports. Stress curves, Trim table,

3)      Prevent Control and Fight Fires On Board: - Knowledge of fire prevention, ability to organize fire drills, knowledge of fire fighting system and their maintenance, actions to be taken in the event of out break of fire including oil fires.

4)      Operate Life Saving Appliances:- Ability to organize abandon ship drill and knowledge of operation of survival craft and their associated equipment including Life Saving Appliances and Life support apparatuses.

5)      Apply Medical Aid Onboard: - Practical application of Medical Guide and advise by Radio including, ability to take effective Life saving action in case of on board emergencies. Maintenance of Medicine Chest.

6)      Monitor compliance with legislative requirement:- Basic working knowledge of main IMO convention, Indian Merchant Shipping Act 1958 and M/M.S notices and other circulars (issued by D.G.S and various recognized forums)