The purpose of this procedure is to outline to Meteorological course requirements and delivery method. This course provides training at an operational level for those whose responsibilities include the safe operation of ships of less than 500 gross register tons. 

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the STCW ’95, Chapter II - Section A-II / 1 Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and Section A-II / 3 Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of navigational watch and of masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnages, engaged on near-coastal voyages.