General RemarksThe required knowledge is divided into two levels:
- “Familiarity” is the lower level in which the examinee is required to be familiar with the subject, but no proficiency is required.
- The higher level is “Proficiency”. At this level the examinee is required to show a more profound knowledge of the material, including the necessary relevant calculations.
Seamanship Grade A Examination( Allotted time 60 minutes )
|S u b j e c t||Fam.||Prof.|
|General Subjects: Definitions according to the Regulations, necessary insurance for PWC and the necessary certificates for operating a PWC.||X|
|Meteorology: Recognizing pre-storm warning signals along Israel’s shores: In the Mediterranean Sea, in Eilat and the Kineret (The lake of Genezareth). Where are weather forecasts can be obtained, weather characteristics for the various seasons, the "Breeze".||X|
|Israel Shores & Daylight Sailing Principles: The characteristic shorelines in the diverse areas, “escape” beaches, estimating distances (for instance: What is the horizon-range as seen from a PWC ?), areas closed to navigation, firing-practice areas, where can up-dated firing-practice area charts be obtained.||X|
|Characteristics of a PWC: Manoueverability restrictions, the effect of added weight on the PWC, the effect of waves on visibility (trough-blindness).||X|
|Buoyage: Harbour entrances, warning buoys, the prohibition of touching buoys or mooring to them, exit and entrance courses near beaches (Regulation 68), the prohibition of approaching oil-tankers’ anchorages.||X|
|Rules of the Road: Regulations 1 - 20 of the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, day signals (shapes) and sound signals according to regulations 24 - 36.||X|
|Distress: Distress signals of various vessels, Regulation 37 appendix 4, distress equipment. Reaction to accidents such as fire on a PWC or capsizing, motor starting inability, overcoming difficulties while at sea, required actions in case of distress and the distress of another vessel, towing and being towed.||X|