I am currently working on completing the OICNW assessment sheets on board the vessel that I work on. In the past couple of years I have completed the minimum required courses required for OICNW; radar, ARPA, GMDSS, med pic, and BRM. But I am running into a hurdle with the competencies for Gyro Compass as the vessel I am working on is not equipped with one, but am most likely planning on taking a course for these. I am also struggling with 2-3I as it says that it must be completed in a “full mission simulator”
Does anyone have any guidance on completing 2-3l? The simulator requirement isn’t a typo is it? Or does anyone know of a school that will allow me to take this one assessment without having to retake BRM?[/QUOTE]
It’s not a typo. You can also use one of the assessments from NVIC 12-14 that does not require a simulator. See Enclosure 4.
There are schools approved to do assessments without having to take a course. Search for "OICNW Assessments."
You are apparently using the old assessments from either NMC Policy Letter 1-02 or CVC Policy Letter 11-07. You can only use the old assessments until December 31, 2016. If you are using the old assessments, you need to get them done and apply before 12/31/2016 (you will also need more courses if you apply after that date).
Although the new assessment doesn’t have to be done on a simulator, it’s not likely that the specific conditions descrbed in the assessment (that the assessor is attesting to) will happen with any frequency or predictability.