TDMMC807B††††††† Manoeuvre a vessel within the limits of responsibility of a Master 5

 

Field††† MC††††††††††††††††† Manoeuvring Vessel

 

UNIT DESCRIPTOR:

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manoeuvre a commercial vessel of less than 24 m in length within offshore limits (200 nm). This includes the operation of small vessel propulsion systems and manoeuvring the small vessel during normal operations and adverse weather conditions, including berthing, mooring and anchoring.

 

 

 

Application of the unit

The unit has applications in qualifications for a Master 5 and Skipper 3 operating a vessel of less than 24 metres in length within offshore coastal limits (200 nm)
(i.e. Certificate III in Transport & Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations Ė
Master Class 5).

Relationship to other units

The unit may be assessed in conjunction with other units that relate to the functions of the occupation(s) concerned.

Licensing/legislative requirements

The unit is consistent with the relevant maritime regulations describing mandatory requirements for a Master 5/Skipper 3. This includes applicable sections of State/Territory maritime licensing and regulatory requirements and the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV).and the USL Code.

 

 

ELEMENT
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

 

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

 

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

 

1

Manoeuvre the small vessel for normal operations

a

Manoeuvres are made to safely progress the operation and keep the small vessel in safe water

b

Vesselís heading is maintained within acceptable limits as per requirements of the manoeuvre, weather, tide, headreach and stopping distances

c

Alterations of heading or power are smooth and controlled

d

Communication is clear, concise and acknowledged according to good seamanship

e

Suitable techniques are applied when manoeuvring in shallow water and narrow channels

f

Appropriate turn techniques are used

g

Small vessel propulsion is controlled as required to progress the operation and complement steering movements

h

Safe operating limits of small vessel propulsion and steering systems are not exceeded in normal manoeuvres

 

 


 

TDMMC807B MANOEUVRE A VESSEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY
OF A MASTER 5

 

ELEMENT
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

 

 

 

 

1

Manoeuvre the small vessel
for normal operations

(continued)

 

j

Appropriate allowance is made for the effects of deadweight, draft, trim, speed and under keel clearance on turning circles and stopping distance

k

Correct procedures are adopted when crossing a bar

l

Anchoring and mooring manoeuvres are carried out in accordance with safe nautical practice

m

Adequate resources are organised prior to and during operations

n

The effects on small vessel performance of shallow and restricted waters, tidal and wind conditions and passing vesselís and own vesselís bow and stern waves are regularly evaluated and the implications for small vessel handling assessed

o

Appropriate alterations to small vessel heading and power are made in response to assessments of the vesselís operational environment

p

Special handling techniques are correctly applied during rescues of persons overboard or adverse sea and weather conditions

q

Correct manoeuvres are used when launching boats or liferafts

 

 

 

 

 

2

Tow and
be towed

 

a

Preparations for towing are safely made in accordance with established nautical practice

b

Correct towing procedures and precautions are applied when towing and being towed

c

Correct manoeuvres are used when towing

 

 

 

 

 

3

Manoeuvre small vessel during adverse weather conditions

 

a

Impending adverse weather and/or ice conditions are identified and the implications for small vessel operations are evaluated

b

Preparations are made and required precautions are taken to minimise risk and damage to small vessel and personnel and time loss on passage within the limits of the masterís responsibility

c

Manoeuvres are adjusted to allow for weather and sea conditions and keep the small vessel in safe water

d

Small vesselís heading is maintained within acceptable limits

e

Special handling techniques required under heavy weather conditions are used when necessary

 


 

TDMMC807B MANOEUVRE A VESSEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY
OF A MASTER 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

 

 

This describes the knowledge required for this unit.

 

 

1

Relevant sections of applicable maritime regulations

 

 

2

Relevant OH&S legislation and policies

 

 

3

Limits of responsibility of a master of a small vessel up to 24 m in length operating within offshore limits

 

 

4

Methods for controlling small vessel speed and direction

 

 

5

Small vessel turn techniques

 

6

Techniques for incidental towing

 

7

Manoeuvring characteristics and propulsion system operational techniques for of vessels up to 24 m in length operating within offshore limits, including stopping distances and turning circles at various draughts, speeds and loading

 

8

Effects of rudders and propellers on small vessel performance

 

9

Effects of deadweight, draught, trim, speed and under‑keel clearance on turning circles and stopping distances

 

10

Manoeuvring procedures for small vessels during adverse sea and weather conditions

 

11

Manoeuvres for a small vessel to approach an anchorage

 

 

12

Squat, shallow water, narrow channel and similar effects on small vesselís handling

 

 

13

Effects on small vessel handling of wind and currents

 

 

14

Typical manoeuvring problems for small vessels up to 24 m in length operating within offshore limits, and appropriate action and solutions

 

 

15

Interaction effects with passing and moored vessels and appropriate manoeuvring procedures to be applied

 

 

16

Manoeuvring procedures when launching lifeboats and liferafts

 

 

17

Methods for a recovering a person from the water

 

 

18

Maritime communication techniques, including issuing of helm and engine orders and towing communications

 

 

19

Methods for attaching towlines on small vessels (for incidental towing operations)

 

 

20

Effects of towing on the stability of a small vessel

 

 

21

Manoeuvring procedures when towing either alongside or on a towing line (for incidental towing operations)

 

 


 

TDMMC807B MANOEUVRE A VESSEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY
OF A MASTER 5

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

This describes the basic skills required for this unit.

1

Communicate effectively with other personnel and passengers during vessel manoeuvres

2

Issue helm and engine orders

3

Read and interpret vessel manufacturerís instructions on vessel operation

4

Read and interpret vessel marine regulations, rules and instructions concerning vessel operations

5

Collect, manage and interpret information required for the safe navigation of the vessel

6

Plan the timing and sequence of vessel operations to be appropriate to the prevailing circumstances, sea and weather conditions and any navigational hazards

7

Work collaboratively with other shipboard personnel and passengers during vessel operations

8

Make appropriate estimates and calculations required during the course of vessel operations (e.g. fuel, distance, speed, time, etc.)

9

Determine the type and extent of an emergency and determine the appropriate survival action to be taken

10

Determine appropriate procedures to allow for interaction effects with passing vessels

11.

Recognise the effects of various operational situations such as squat, shallow water and narrow channel on vesselís handling and determine appropriate manoeuvring action required

12

Operate the vessel in accordance with manufacturerís instructions

13

Turn the vessel in various operational situations


 

Range Statement

TDMMC807B MANOEUVRE A VESSEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY
OF A MASTER 5

 

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance
VARIABLE
SCOPE

1.†† GENERAL CONTEXT

 

 

 

 

a.

Work must be carried out:

 

1

in compliance with the relevant maritime regulations

 

 

 

 

b.

Work is performed:

1

within defined operational procedures, with responsibility for own outputs and limited responsibility for others. It involves the operation of small vessel propulsion systems and the application of nautical principles and manoeuvring techniques across a range of predictable offshore contexts. Planning and carrying out the required manoeuvres for a small vessel is required, including solving predictable small vessel manoeuvring problems

 

 

2.†† WORKSITE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

 

a

Vessel may include:

 

1

a small commercial vessel up to 24 m in length operating within offshore limits

 

 

 

 

b

Measures to control the trim and stability of the vessel may be carried out:

 

1

by day or night in normal operational situations

 

2

under normal and adverse conditions of sea and weather

 

3

while underway

 

4

during berthing and unberthing operations

 

5

while anchoring or mooring

 

6

when towing or being towed

 

7

when crossing a bar

 

 

 

 

 

c

Manoeuvres may include:

1

berthing and unberthing

 

2

mooring or anchoring

 

3

handling small vessel in shallow water, narrow channels, rivers, estuaries and restricted waters

 


 

Range Statement (continued)

TDMMC807B MANOEUVRE A VESSEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY
OF A MASTER 5

 

VARIABLE
SCOPE

 

c

 

Manoeuvres may include:

(continued)

 

4

 

use of small marine power plants

 

5

incidental towing

 

6

dragging an anchor and clearing a foul anchor

 

 

 

 

 

d

Special handling techniques required may include:

1

launching lifeboats and liferafts

 

2

taking on board survivors from rescue boats and survival craft

 

3

manoeuvring to rescue a person overboard

 

4

managing a disabled vessel in rough seas

 

5

lessening drift

 

6

manoeuvring alongside another vessel

 

 

 

 

 

e

Documentation and records
may include:

 

1

operational orders

 

2

navigational charts

 

3

relevant maritime regulations

 

4

safety management system

 

5

small vesselís log

 

6

small vesselís operational plan

 

7

small vessel manufacturerís instructions and recommended procedures

 

8

towing permits and associated regulations

 

9

instructions of relevant maritime authorities

 

 

 

 

 

f

Applicable legislation, regulations and codes may include:

 

1

relevant sections of State and Territory maritime regulations, NSCV and
USL Code

 

2

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

 

3

relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory OH&S legislation

 

 

 


Evidence Guide

TDMMC807B MANOEUVRE A VESSEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY
OF A MASTER 5

 

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

 

 

1

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Assessment must confirm appropriate knowledge and skills to:

a

Manoeuvre the small vessel:

 

1

safely in both normal and adverse weather conditions

 

2

when towing or being towed (for incidental towing operations)

 

3

in berthing and unberthing operations

 

4

when anchoring or mooring

b

Exercise all required safety and hazard control procedures when manoeuvring the small vessel

c

Identify typical manoeuvring problems and take appropriate action

d

Communicate effectively with others during manoeuvring operations

 

 

 

2

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

a

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

b

Consistently applies underpinning knowledge and skills when:

 

1

completing manoeuvring operations for a small vessel

 

2

identifying and evaluating manoeuvring problems and determining appropriate courses of action

 

3

applying safety precautions relevant to manoeuvring operations for small vessels

 

4

assessing operational capability of small vessel and propulsion system and associated equipment

c

Shows evidence of application of relevant workplace procedures, including:

 

1

relevant maritime regulations

 

2

OH&S regulations and hazard prevention policies and procedures

 

3

job procedures and work instructions

 

4

relevant manufacturerís guidelines relating to the use of propulsion system and associated equipment, including instructions on equipment capability and limitations


 

Evidence Guide (continued)

TDMMC807B MANOEUVRE A VESSEL WITHIN THE LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY
OF A MASTER 5

 

2

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

(continued)

d

Action is taken promptly to report and/or rectify resolve manoeuvring incidents in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

e

Work is completed systematically with required attention to detail without damage to vessel, equipment or personnel

f

Recognises and adapts appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions among crew and others

 

 

 

 

3

Context of assessment

a

Assessment of competency must comply with the assessment requirements of the relevant maritime regulations

 

b

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken within relevant marine authority approved and audited arrangements by a registered training organisation:

 

 

 

1

 

As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral examinations, and

 

 

2

Appropriate practical assessment must occur:

 

 

 

i

at the registered training organisation; and/or

 

 

 

ii

on an appropriate working or training vessel

 

 

 

 

 

4

Specific resources required for assessment

Access is required to opportunities to:

 

a

operate a suitable small vessel simulator over an appropriate range of simulated manoeuvring situations, weather and loading conditions; and/or

 

b

manoeuvre a vessel less than 24 m in length on offshore coastal voyages