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Deck Officer


River Endorsements

MODU Endorsements

Exam Code: RVR01
Endorsement: Master of Unlimited Tonnage
Modules: Q300 - Q383

Examination Modules and Topics: Click on Module Title for Sample Exam
Grey Boxes Represent Major Topic Headings In Accordance With 46 CFR Subchapter B

Q300-Rules of the Road: International and Inland Q380-Deck General Q381-Deck Safety Q382-Navigation General Rivers Q383-Chart Plot
Watchkeeping Seamanship Maritime Law Stability, Construction, and Damage Control Actions Prior to/after Grounding, Including Refloating Navigation and Position Determination Piloting
Inland Navigational Rules Marlinspike Seamanship National Maritime Law Principles of Vessel Construction Collision Piloting Chart Navigation 2
Purchases, Blocks, & Tackle Credentialing of Seaman Trim and Stability Temporary Repairs Chart Navigation 2 Dead Reckoning
Watchkeeping Shipment and Discharge, Manning Damage Control


Crew Safety in Emergencies

Instruments & Accessories Electronic Navigation
Basic Principles, Watchkeeping Title 46, U.S. Code Vessel Power Plants Fire or Explosion Aids to Navigation Instruments & Accessories
Navigation Safety Regulations (33 CFR 164) Shipboard Management and Training Marine Power Plant Operating Principles Abandon Ship Procedures Charts, Navigation Publication, & Notices to Mariners Aids to Navigation
Vessel Maneuvering and Handling Personnel Management Vessel’s Auxiliary Machinery Emergency Steering Compass - Magnetic & Gyro Charts, Navigation Publication, & Notices to Mariners
Vessel Handling in Rivers & Estuaries Shipboard Organization Marine Engineering Terms Rescuing Survivors from Ship/Aircraft in Distress Principles, Operation, and Maintenance of Gyro Compass
Maneuvering in Shallow Water Required Crew Training Fire Prevention and Firefighting Appliances Man Overboard Procedures Principles of Magnetic Compass
Interaction with Bank/Passing Ship Ship Sanitation Organization of Fire Drills Emergency Towing Gyro Compass Error/Correction
Berthing and Unberthing

Vessel Alteration/

Repair/Hot Work

Classes and Chemistry of Fire Communications Magnetic Compass Error/Correction
General: Turn Circle, Pivot Point, Advance and Transfer Safety Firefighting Systems

Signals: Storm/Wreck/


Meteorology and Oceanography
Wake Reduction Ship's Business Firefighting Equipment & Regulations Lifesaving Characteristics of Weather Systems
Cargo Handling and Stowage Charters Basic Firefighting and Prevention Lifesaving Appliance Regulations
Cargo Stowage and Security, including Cargo Gear Liens and Salvage Emergency Procedures Lifesaving Appliance Operation
Loading and Discharging Operations Insurance


Hazardous Cargo Regulations

Entry and Clearance
Tank Vessel and Fuel Oil Operations Certificates and Documents Required