Coastal Marine Knowledge online learning course

Welcome to our “Coastal Marine Knowledge” online learning course.

In this Coastal Marine Knowledge online learning course we cover the subjects that give you the “Coastal Marine Knowledge”  that you need to go to sea and come home safely.

For example you need a good knowledge about the buoyage system which is made up of coloured lights and distinctive markers to show where the edge of the channel is, where the isolated dangers are, where the safe water is and where the special areas are for say swimming or even military explosive practice areas.

Coastal Marine Knowledge online learning course

We cover safety briefings – after all, these days most people have travelled by aeroplane and expect a safety briefing before takeoff. Imagine what you would think of a pilot that did not give a safety briefing?

The is a large section on the international “anti” collision regulations and the special identification lights that various commercial and military vessel exhibit. Who gives way and who stands on. What kind of actions should be taken to avoid a collision and what responsibilities “every” vessel at sea has. Ignorance of the rules is not a defence these days.

Chartwork and the symbols on the chart are described and many examples are given.

Do you know your knots? We provide a section that shows the common knots used at sea and their uses.

There is a lot of content in the course and help is available within the course but if you get stuck, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team – we are always happy to help.

What are the modules in Coastal Marine Knowledge online learning course ?

These modules are for “learning” the subject and are useful if they are new to you or  you are just brushing up and refreshing your existing knowledge as seasoned sailors.

These modules are like a mini quiz – great to check and consolidate what you have just learned. You can use these mini quiz’s to check your knowledge and have your own monthly refresher challenges!

You can come back as often as you wish and do a quiz to re-freshen your knowledge or catch up on new techniques and information.

Topics include

  • Boating Terms
  • Parts of the boat
  • Personal Buoyancy and Clothing
  • Rope Work & Knots
  • Overview of Collision Regulations
  • Rules of the road – identification shapes and lights
  • Rules of the road – sound signals
  • Rules of the road – actions to take to avoid collision
  • Buoyage
  • Man over board
  • Safety Equipment
  • Safety and planning
  • Charts and chart symbols
  • Anchoring
  • Leaving and coming alongside
  • Difficult conditions
  • Travelling at speed
  • Propellers
  • Lifesaving and communication signals
  • Safety Briefing
  • Boat and engine maintenance
  • Refueling your boat
  • Protecting the environment
  • Weather and local forecasts
  • Preparing the boat
  • Trailer Launch & Recovery
  • GPS and Chart Plotters


Apply now for your Coastal Safety Marine knowledge online learning course

Select the “buy now” button below and also enter the email address that you wish to use as your “username” to enter the system –  a password and log on details will be emailed to you separately from our office – usually same day, however could be upto two working days.

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