Maintaining a cool head is one of the prime requirements when it comes to supervising and executing a rescue operation on the open sea. And, naturally, that is not all. In this course you will learn all the ins and outs connected with exercising the function of master or chief officer with complete confidence, including in such instances as rescue operations.

What will you learn?
In the course you will be trained, both theoretically and practically to master the function of On-Scene Coordinator. The programme includes dealing with realistic scenarios at the bridge simulator.

What are the prerequisites?
Knowledge of GMDSS procedures, navigation and radar/ARPA are requirements for taking part in the course. You have this knowledge if you are in possession of valid General Operators Certificate GMDSS and Radar Navigator STCW Certificates.

Included in the course:

  • Search and rescue – general
  • The tasks of a SAR Mission Controller, rescue coordination centre, on-scene coordinator and aircraft coordinator
  • GMDSS during SAR operations
  • Search areas and search patterns
  • On-Scene radio communication
  • Situation reports
  • The effect of currents and wind during SAR operations
  • Using leeway charts and descent data
  • Situation consciousness
  • Devising at a rescue plan
  • Guiding the available units
  • Informing the rescue coordination centre

3 days.

Size of group
6 participants min., 10 max.

Course dates
Data: 13 t/m 15 februari en 10 t/m 12 juli 2017

Those who complete the course successfully will receive the recognised On-Scene Coordinator Certificate. The certificate is recognised by the NOGEPA under  code 3.1. The Nova College Maritime Academy is authorised to enter the course locally in the muster-book and the personal safety logbook.

The fee for the course is € 1156, including instruction material, certificate, coffee/tea and lunch.

Additional information
The course, On-Scene Coordinator, is available both in Dutch and English.