2nd Edition

The Seamanship Examiner For STCW Certification Examinations

By David House, Farhan Saeed Copyright 2017
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    The complete study and revision guide for the International Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW).

    For all ranks and serving crew in the mercantile marine, this study pack covers everything students need to revise when preparing for the oral assessment taken as part of the Deck Certificate of Competency at either junior or senior levels.

    Since publication of the first edition, there have been many new innovations throughout the industry. This guide is fully updated to reflect these changes and includes practice questions on International Safety Management (ISM), Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS), as well as hundreds of additional tutorial questions throughout the book and the accompanying downloadable resources.

    This edition of The Seamanship Examiner has been fully updated with the latest amendments to the COLREGs and is a trusted study aid for all international STCW Deck Officer candidates including Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate and Master positions, plus those working coastal and inland waters in the fishing industry such as Deck Officers.

    List of Maritime Abbreviations  Conversion and Measurement Table  Guide and References to this book  Preface  1. Questions for the Rank of Officer of the Watch  2. Questions for the Rank of Chief Mate  3. Questions for the Rank as Master Mariner  4. Miscellaneous Questions for all Ranks  Appendix A: Conduct of Candidates  Appendix B: The Merchant Shipping – Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea  Appendix C: Search and Rescue Helicopter Hi-Line Technique  Appendix D: Accidents when Using Power-Operated Watertight Doors  Appendix E: Compliance with Mandatory Ship Reporting Systems  Index


    D.J. House has now written and published 18 marine titles, many of which are in multiple editions. After commencing his seagoing career in 1962, he was initially engaged on general cargo vessels. He later experienced worldwide trade with passenger, container, Ro-Ro, reefer ships and bulk cargoes. He left the sea in 1978 with a Master Mariner qualification and commenced teaching at the Fleetwood Nautical Campus. He retired in 2012 after 33 years of teaching in nautical education. He continues to write and research maritime aspects for future works.

    Farhan Saeed joined the merchant navy in 1988 and was engaged in worldwide trading as a Deck Officer on general cargo ships, container vessels and passenger vessels with the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation. His marine studies, leading to a Master Mariner qualification, have been undertaken at the Pakistan Marine Academy, the Australian Maritime College and Fleetwood Nautical Campus in the UK. He obtained an MSc in computer-based information systems in 2001 from the University of Sunderland, UK. After six years of teaching nautical science in Fleetwood Nautical Campus, he has been engaged as Senior Lecturer in Maritime Operations at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, since 2008. He has recently completed PhD research in the field of non-technical skills of Deck Officers.