Competition Rules

1. General Rules

  • Each team will be required to compete in 6 different exercises, which comprise the following marine-related areas:
    • Seamanship
    • Cargo/Ballast Control
    • Shiphandling/Navigation
    • Offshore Operations
    • Dynamic Positioning
    • Search and Rescue
  • Only four members of your team can participate in any one exercise, the other members can observe but cannot assist
  • A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year student must participate in every exercise
  • Every team member must participate in at least one exercise
  • 1-2 minute safety moment is required at the start of every exercise
    • Each safety moment must be applicable to the exercise in which you are competing
    • Every team member must participate in at least one safety moment
  • The exercise begins after completion of the safety moment; teams have 45 minutes to complete the task(s)
  • TEAM NAMES – if you create a team name please email it, along with your team number to

2. Briefing Night (March 18th, 2022)

  • Registration @ 1800 in MI main lobby (food provided)
  • Debrief presentation in Hampton Hall @ 1830
  • The briefing night sessions will introduce you to any equipment to be used in the exercise along with a description of the next day’s exercise
    • First 1 hour concurrent session @ 1900
    • Second 1 hour concurrent session @ 2000
  • To minimize over-crowding only 2 members of your team can attend any one session.
  • Students are allowed to take notes and bring them into the competition exercises

3. Competition Day (March 19th, 2022)

  • 6 Exercises – Schedule provided
  • 0800 start
  • Lunch will be provided @ 1200 for participants and volunteers
  • 1700 finish
  • 1830 Reception (Student Lounge)
  • 1930 Gala Awards Dinner (Cafeteria)