D5 – Officer in charge of the navigational watch – ship up to 500 GT


This course has been designed to meet the requirements of STCW section II/3 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 7.03. This course is open to students who wish to enhance their knowledge & those wishing to fulfill prerequisite for attending Master of ship up to 500 GT in navigational area 3 competency certificate.


This course is based on the minimum knowledge required for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of less than 500 GT engaged on near coastal voyages. Upon completion of the course a trainee will be able to perform the relevant duties expected of a mariner.

Course content:

  • Terrestrial navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Ship maneuverings including collision avoidance
  • Safety at sea
  • Cargo and vessel handling
  • English

Duration of the course 156 Hrs