46 CFR § 11.920 - Subjects for MODU endorsements.

§ 11.920 Subjects for MODU endorsements.

Table 1 to § 11.920 gives the codes used in Table 2 to § 11.920 for MODU endorsements. Table 2 to § 11.920 indicates the examination subjects for each endorsement by the code number.

Table 1 to § 11.920 - Codes for MODU Endorsements

1. OIM/Unrestricted.
2. OIM/Surface Units Underway.
3. OIM/Surface Units on Location.
4. OIM/Bottom Bearing Units Underway.
5. OIM/Bottom Bearing Units on Location.
6. Barge Supervisor.
7. Ballast Control Operator.

Table 2 to § 11.920 - Subjects for MODU Licenses

Examination topics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Watchkeeping:
COLREGS X X X X
“Basic Principles for Navigational Watch” X X X X X X
MODU obstruction lights X X X X
Meteorology and oceanography:
Synoptic chart weather forecasting X X X X X X
Characteristics of weather systems X X X X X X X
Ocean current systems X X X X X X
Tide and tidal current publications X X X X X X
Stability, ballasting, construction and damage control:
Principles of ship construction, structural members X X X X X X X
Trim and stability X X X X X X X
Damaged trim and stability countermeasures X X X X X X
Stability and trim calculations X X X X X X
Load line requirements X X X X X X X
Operating manual:
Rig characteristics and limitations X X X X X X X
Hydrostatics data X X X X X X
Tank tables X X X X X X X
KG limitations X X X X X X
Severe storm instructions X X X X X X X
Transit instructions X X X X X
On-station instructions X X X X X
Unexpected list or trim X X X X X X
Ballasting procedures X X X X X
Operation of bilge system X X X X X X
Leg loading calculations X X X
Completion of variable load form X X X X X X X
Evaluation of variable load form X X X X X X X
Emergency procedures X X X X X X X
Maneuvering and handling:
Anchoring and anchor handling X X X X
Heavy weather operations X X X X X X X
Mooring, positioning X X X X X X
Moving, positioning X X X X
Fire prevention and firefighting appliances:
Organization of fire drills X X X X X X X
Classes and chemistry of fire X X X X X X X
Firefighting systems X X X X X X X
Firefighting equipment and regulations X X X X X X X
Basic firefighting and prevention of fires X X X X X X X
Emergency procedures and contingency plans:
Temporary repairs X X X X X
Fire or explosion X X X X X X X
Abandon unit X X X X X X X
Man overboard X X X X X X X
Heavy weather X X X X X X X
Collision X X X X X X X
Failure of ballast control system X X X X X
Mooring emergencies X X X X
Blowouts X X X X X
H2S safety X X X X X
General Engineering - Power plants and auxiliary systems:
Marine engineering terminology X X X X X X X
Engineering equipment, operations and failures X X X X X X
Offshore drilling operations X
Deck seamanship - general:
Transfer of personnel X X X X X X
Support boats/helicopters X X X X X X
Cargo stowage and securing X X X X X X
Hazardous materials/dangerous goods precautions X X X X X X
Mooring equipment X X X X X X
Crane use procedures and inspections X X X X X X
Medical care:
Knowledge and use of:
First aid X X X X X X X
First response medical action X X X X X X X
Maritime law and regulation:
National maritime law:
Certification and documentation of vessels X X X X X
Ship sanitation X X X X X
Regulations for vessel inspection X X X X X
Pollution prevention regulations X X X X X X X
Credentialing regulations X X X X X
Rules and regulations for MODUs X X X X X X
International Maritime law:
International Maritime Organization X X X X X
International Convention on Load Lines X X X X X
MARPOL 73/78 X X X X X
Personnel Management and Training:
Ship's business including:
Required logs and recordkeeping X X X X X X
Casualty reports and records X X X X X
Communications:
Radio communications and FCC permit X X X X X X
Radiotelephone procedures X X X X X X
Lifesaving/Survival:
Lifesaving appliance operation (launching, boat handling) X X X X X X X
Procedures/rules for lifeboats, survival suits, personal flotation devices (PFDs), life rafts and emergency signals X X X X X X X
Emergency radio transmissions X X X X X X X
Survival at sea X X X X X X X