STCW Reference

Ch. 18.3

IMO Model Course No.

HSC Code

Program Code





Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies

Learning Model



A high-speed craft (HSC) is a high-speed water vessel for civilian use, also called a fast craft or fast ferry. The first high-speed craft were often hydrofoils or hovercraft, but in the 1990s catamaran and mono hull designs become more popular and large hydrofoils and hovercraft are no longer built. Most high-speed craft serve as passenger ferries, but the largest catamarans and mono hulls also carry cars, buses, large trucks and freight.

The requirements of this course include the following knowledge:
1. Knowledge of the craft’s propulsion and control systems.
2. handling characteristics.
3. communication and navigation procedures.
4. intact stability and survival of the craft.
5. practical drills and training onboard.
6. environmental effect of the HSC.
7. evacuation procedures.
8. Training in Firefighting and CO2 Discharge.
9. any update requirements of HSC Code.

• The training for the master and all officers having an operational role on a HSC and the crew must cover at least the following subjects:
– Knowledge of all on-board propulsion and control systems, including communication and navigational equipment, steering, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and bilge and fire pumping
– The failure mode of the control, steering and propulsion systems and proper response to such failures
– Handling characteristics of the craft and the limiting operational conditions
– Bridge communication and navigation procedures
– Intact and damage stability and survival of the craft in damage condition
– Location and use of the craft’s life-saving appliances, including survival craft equipment
– Location and use of escapes in the craft and the evacuation of passengers.
– Location and use of fire protection and fire-extinguishing appliances and systems in the event of fire on board
– Location and use of damage control appliances and systems, including operation of watertight doors and bilge pumps
– Cargo and vehicle stowage and securing systems
– Methods for control of and communication with passengers in an emergency
– Location and use of all other items listed in the training manual

all seafarers on high speed crafts.

– Fill the course registration form.
– Payment of course fees.

1. Attending courses is daily and according to the schedule of each trainee who should adhere to the start time of courses.
2. Please be available in lecture room at least 15 minutes before scheduled time whether the course is virtual or in person.
3. Approved costume while attending is formal or semi-formal costume.
4. Effective participation and sharing of experiences is a must.
5. Full attendance of the course is a must as the lecturer will allow no interruptions or delay during the whole course.

•A desktop/ a laptop/ a smartphone/ any device that can be linked to the internet.
•linking any of the above devices to the internet
•You will be provided with a link for the program or the application to be used to enable you to join lectures.

The HSC Code applies to high-speed craft engaged on international voyages, including passenger craft which do not proceed for more than four hours at operational speed from a place of refuge when fully laden and cargo craft of 500 gross tonnage and above which do not go more than eight hours from a port of refuge. The Code requires that all passengers are provided with a seat and that no enclosed sleeping berths are provided for passengers.

As for general courses fees will be refunded in case of withdrawal before the set date of the course, but in the case of custom-built courses, fees are refundable if cancellation is notified one week before the set date. Otherwise, agreed-upon fees will be chargeable.

Contact Person(s)

Name: Mr. Hamza Abed
Position: Administration Officer, Training & Research
Fax: 0096265240107


Duration: 2 Days


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Learning Tools

Case Study,
PowerPoint Presentations,
White Board,

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