USCG Exam Question Developers & Industry Oversight Panel

By MarEx 2011-08-29 09:42:35

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) is looking for instructors / mariners to develop exam questions for STCW95 Deck and Engine Ratings and Endorsements.  The relevant subject areas are as follows:

Deck Ratings and Officer Endorsements
Navigation; meteorology; watch-keeping procedures; rules of the road; emergency procedures; search and rescue procedures; legislative requirements; maritime law; ship handling; cargo handling and stowage; environmental protection procedures; vessel construction terminology; vessel stability calculations and procedures; and shipboard medical care.

Engine Ratings and Officer Endorsements
Management skills and practices; crisis management; international law and conventions; codes and regulations; maintenance systems; arbitration and labor relations; stability and trim; vessel safety and security; marine environmental protection; troubleshooting techniques; and risk analysis.

Oversight Panel
SOCP is also looking for industry partners that would be interested in serving on a panel to review the new questions and comment on their relevancy for operational and management certifications.

Those interested in participating in this project, please contact Mr. Glen Paine, President, SOCP, at gpaine@mitags.org or call 443-989-3233. 

SOCP is an industry-government partnership that was formed in 1993 to share resources in the development and evaluation of technologies to advance shipboard safety, regulations, environment, training, reliability and productivity in an effort to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. maritime industry.