Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.
This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days...
The EDH course is mandatory for all OOW(Y) candidates from 1st September 2013.
Assessment: Oral and Practical on the final day
At least 17 years of age.
Hold a valid ENG1 certificate.
Hold at least one of the following:
- MCA accepted Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and shorebased course
- Yacht rating with at least six months' sea service and a steering certificate or NWR certificate
- Fishing Class 2 CoC or the Seafish five day watchkeeping course for under 16.5m fishing certificates
- BML Tier 1 level 2 certificates; or
- Tug rating with at least six months' sea service (which may be in categorised water) and a steering certificate or a NWR certificate.
Note: before an EDH certificate can be issued a minimum of six months' sea service in vessels of more than 15m is required.
NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM JANUARY 1ST 2017 YOUR EDH CERTIFICATE MUST HAVE BEEN ISSUED AT LEAST 18 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF YOUR CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY
Prerequisites: At least 17 years of age. Hold a valid ENG1 certificate. Hold at least one of the following: a) MCA accepted Yachtmaster Offshore cert and shorebased course b) Yacht rating with at least six months' sea service and steering cert.