50 hours Preparation Course for Coxswain Grade 3 Examination

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This course is supported by the Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS) of the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF). Eligible applicants are refunded with 80% of the course fees after completing approved courses.

This course aims to provide nautical knowledge to the candidates in preparing for the examination of Grade 3 Coxswains Certificate of Competency organized by the Marine Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). For other interested parties, It also envisages the knowledge of navigation rules and ship handling skill in performing safe navigation within Hong Kong Waters.

Those who successfully complete this course should acquaint with the relevant knowledge as stipulated in Chapter 7.1 of “Examination Rules for Local Certificates of Competency” issued by the Marine Department. In addition, they are able to undertake the examination of Grade 3 Coxswains Certificates of Competency conducted by the Marine Department, HKSAR.

Participants will be guided to implement safety awareness as required by “International
Regulation for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs)” and relevant Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Ordinances, which include, but are not limited to:

  1. keeping proper lookout on navigation watch;
  2. ensuring professional standard of “Officer-in-Charge” of navigation;
  3. observing the practices of COLREGs;
  4. acquaint the knowledge of Chart work and seamanship practices;
  5. observing marine local knowledge and relevant regulations;
  6. possessing the knowledge of stability and ship handling;
  7. enhancing emergency response on life-saving at sea with proper distress procedures; and
  8. ensuring that navigation equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated and maintained, if any
  9. basic engine knowledge

Target Participants
Any person who intends to take the Grade 3 Coxswain Examination or interested in enhancing the knowledge of ship safety and safe navigation in Hong Kong Waters.

Entry Requirement
Any “ Pre-requisite” does not require, however, those with working experience on local vessels and/or managing fleet(s) of local vessels will be admitted with priority.

The maximum number of trainees will be limited to 18 in order to maintain the quality of the teaching standard and fulfil the aims and objectives of this course.

The qualification of instructors will be holder of Foreign-going Class 2 (Deck) Certificate of Competency or above with relevant training experience. Capt. H. L. Tong, who is holding a Seagoing Class 1 (Deck) Certificate of Competency and ex-examiner of Foreign-going Certificate of Competency in the Marine Department, HKSAR has been invited to be the instructor for this course.

Course Curriculum
This course is conducted in Chinese. Course materials and assessment will be in Chinese.

Local Knowledge, Pilotage and Port Regulations
Ship Stability
Seamanship and Shiphandling
Collision Regulations, Buoyage and Emergencies
Basic Engine Knowledge
Revision & Mock Examination

Duration and Mode of Study
50 hours (8 days), Part Time

Classes and Venue
Classes will be held on weekdays (one day a week) from 10:00 am to 5:15 pm

Assessment and Award
Participants who have achieved a minimum of 80% attendance will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance” issued by Institute of Seatransport.
Course Outline – Subject Area Descriptor

  1. Introduction
    1.1 Course Overview
    1.2 Objectives of course
    1.3 Mechanism of Grade 3 Coxswain examination
    1.4 The criterion of Grade 3 Coxswain
  2. Local Knowledge, Pilotage and Port Regulations
    2.1 The knowledge of sheltered waters in Hong Kong Waters
    2.2 The knowledge of traffic separation scheme and fairways in Hong Kong Waters
    2.3 The knowledge of local rules related to port infrastructure
    2.4 The knowledge of anti-pollution in Hong Kong Waters
    2.5 The knowledge of towing operations
    2.6 The knowledge of international and local storm signals
    2.7 The knowledge of Navigational Warnings & practices of reporting marine incidents
    2.8 The knowledge of marine radio communications via VHF
  3. Ship Stability
    3.1 The knowledge of equilibrium states and its effect on ship stability
    3.2 The precautions and resultant moment of Free Surface effect
  4. Seamanship and Shiphandling
    4.1 The general theory of ship handling
    4.2 Knowledge of determining risk of collision and proper use of radar
    4.3 Knowledge of procedures to mitigate heavy weather at sea
    4.4 Knowledge of rescue person overboard
    4.5 Knowledge of anchoring works
    4.6 The safe practices and knowledge of towing operation
    4.7 The hazards of interaction between ships/shore
    4.8 Introduction of Search & Rescue System in Hong Kong Waters
    4.9 The preparation and procedures on the approach of a tropical storm
    4.10 The maintenance of life-saving & firefighting gears
    4.11 The cautions on handling dangerous goods on board
    4.12 The operation in assisting other vessels in distress
    4.13 The knowledge of safe working practices of rope works & lifting gears
    4.14 The knowledge of mooring operations
    4.15 The precautions of entry into enclosed spaces
  5. Chart Work and Pilotage
    5.1 Knowledge of chart symbols and usage of chart plotting equipment
    5.2 Knowledge of magnetic compass
    5.3 Knowledge of voyage planning, tidal effect and prediction of tides
  6. Collision Regulations, Buoyage & Emergencies
    6.1 Familiar of COLREG and its usage
    6.2 Knowledge of Buoyage system in HK Waters
    6.3 Knowledge of emergency response in marine incidents
    6.4 Knowledge of distress/urgency procedures
    6.5 Knowledge of abandon ship procedures
    6.6 Knowledge of navigational aids
  7. The knowledge of basic engine
    7.1 Basic pre-departure and pre-starting checks and precautions for typical small craft engines.
    7.2 Significance of common engine instrument readings, temperature, oil pressure, RPM,
    and the consequences of any of them indicating readings outside normal limits.
    7.3 Action to be taken in the event of abnormal engine indications.
    7.4 Hazards of oil fuel and precautions to be taken in filling tanks and storing and
    handling fuel. Basics of fuel supply systems and the rectification of common faults.
    7.5 Safe battery handling and the care and maintenance of batteries.
    7.6 Typical hydraulic steering systems and the restoration of steering function in the event
    of a fault.


Application Procedures
A completed application form with a crossed cheque made payable to “Institute of Seatransport” should be sent by post to Rm 1407, 14/F., OTB Building,
259-265 Des Vouex Road C., Hong Kong
The Application form could be downloaded at IST website

Contact Us

Institute of Seatransport
Tel: 2581 0003
Fax : 2581 0004
Email: info@seatransport.org
Website : www.seatransport.org