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: 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