The details of the various Special Training Programme Courses being
conducted by CIFNET are :
for College Students (contd. ...)
Seamanship and Navigation (2 weeks)
Craft Technology and Fishing Vessel Engineering (2 weeks)
Marine Refrigeration (2 weeks)
Marine Electronic Instrumentation for
Fisheries (1 week)
Elements of Fishing Gear
Technology Course (1 week)
Safety at Sea & fire fighting (3 days)
Fishery Biology (3 days)
Fish Handling (3 days)
Integrated Coastal Zone
Management (3 days)
Marine Corrosion (3 days)
Courses for College Students (contd. ...)
and Navigation (2 weeks)
stability and construction:
Parts of the ship - Principal dimensions, camber, bulwark,
keel, deck stringer, freeboard, frames, strakes, sheer, bilge keel etc.
Centre of gravity, centre of buoyancy, Meta-centric height, righting lever, righting
moment, stable, unstable and neutral equilibrium, reserve buoyancy, angle of loll, list,
heel, TPC, FWA etc. Basic stability problems regarding change in draft and final KG.
Sextant, Pelorus, Azimuth mirror,
Magnetic compass, Gyrocompass, GPS, Echo sounder, Radar Working principles, care
LSA and FFA
jacket, life raft, class C boat, Rescue boat, EPIRB, SART
Hand lead line, Deep sea lead line,
Anchoring, Mooring, ship handling, duties of watch keeping officer, Fishing vessel
maintenance, Dry docking, preparation for voyage, painting schedule etc.
Distress, Urgency and Safety procedure, VHF, RT. GMDSS, Man Overboard, Abandoning,
collision, aground, bad weather preparation.
Deviation, variation, conversion of compass course to true course and vice versa. Setting
course, counteracting current, running fire, set and drift. Tide.
Temperature, pressure, diurnal variation of temp. Different layers of Atmosphere. Land
breeze, sea breeze, Southwest and Northeast monsoon, Cyclones, weather bulletins for
fishermen, various meteorological Instruments.