PCI Introduces New Program
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Gregg Trunnell, Executive Director, Pacific Maritime Institute announced "Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch Program" a program that is geared to reducee onboard training time for employees when working in coordination with employers.
Upon successful completion of the RFPNW program, seamen will be issued an interim certificate “Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch – Lookout Duties Only.” This will allow the OS or AB to independently stand lookout watches while they complete the required RFPNW assessments. When company sponsored, employees can reduce the sea-time requirement to become a full RFPNW from 6 months to 2 months.