Bridge Watch Keeping Course

Duration: eighteen (18) Weeks

Location: Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre


This course is designed to develop the skills of Naval Officers. The course focuses on naval safety, particularly the avoidance of close quarters situations in accordance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The course builds students’ proficiency in safe watchkeeping procedures.


  • Conduct visual navigation
  • Apply rules of the road
  • Perform duties as officer of the watch
  • Demonstrate basic bridge leadership skills
  • Use basic meteorological information

Entry Requirements

  • Officers whose primary employment and career progression will be onboard HMJ Ships, who has successfully passed the Naval Officers’ Orientation Course.
  • Officers of the JDF Coast Guard National Reserve, who have successfully passed the Naval Officers’ Orientation Course.
  • Must possess at least one (1) year afloat experience or are affiliated with a Maritime Organization.

Qualification Gained

  • Certificate.