Cargo Handling and Stowage

Dominica Maritime Administration

Approved Course

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The Cargo Handling & Stowage (Blended) course satisfies the Cargo Handling and Stowage training requirements for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) – A-II/1; AND Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels less than 500 GT – A-II/1; AND Masters and OICNW on Vessels of less than 500 GT limited to Near Coastal waters (A-II/3).


The course covers the following subject matter:


  • Effects of cargo on draught, trim and stability
  • Safe handling, stowage and securing of cargoes
  • Cargo calculations
  • Inspecting cargoes and reporting deficiencies
  • Enhanced survey program
  • Enclosed space entry


This course covers the subject matter required by STCW Table A-II/5. Upon completion of the online theoretical section of the course and online written examination, students will need to complete the practical assessments.  This may be done through one of the following:


  1. Download the required practical assessments to be completed onboard a Dominica Administration approved vessel with an approved, qualified assessor; or

  2. Scheduling of an Assessment Session with one of Northeast Maritime Institute's Regional Assessors at an additional cost; or

  3. Scheduling of an Assessment Session at Northeast Maritime Institute's campus in Fairhaven, MA at an additional cost.



PRICE: $825.00 USD


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