Efficient Deckhand

10 October 2022
Location
Palma
Duration
5 days
Places
1 left
Price
€1050

All deck personnel are required to acquire the comprehensive knowledge offered in this course. Participants delve into a spectrum of maritime competencies, from mastering essential knots and lashings crucial for every seafarer to advancing skills in splicing, whipping, rigging stages, and derricks. Practical sessions cover the proper handling of berthing lines on bitts, capstans, and windlasses, along with selecting the appropriate stopper for secure mooring.

Moreover, the curriculum extends to understanding the diverse qualities and properties of ropes, calculating safe working loads, recognising the significance of test certificates, and implementing the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seamen on deck.

This intensive course spans four days of instruction, culminating in a rigorous oral and practical examination on the fifth day. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to arrive with proficiency in tying standard nautical knots to optimise their learning within the allotted timeframe.

It’s noteworthy that as of January 2017, an Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) certificate must be obtained at least 18 months before receiving the Officer of the Watch (OOW) Certificate of Competency.

This course is fully redeemable with your ONE Account vouchers.

Assessment:

Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements:
  • At least 17 years of age
  • Hold a valid ENG1 certificate
  • One of the following needs to be sighted by Bluewater: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore or Coastal (MIN 580)
  • or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months seagoing service and a steering certificate
  • or (c) An NWR certificate
  • or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate
  • or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate
  • Proof of a minimum of 6 months’ seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more needs to be sighted by Bluewater. This should be presented in a discharge book or certificate of discharge backed up with a sea service testimonial.
  • MSN 1862 6.2 Seagoing service must be in the deck department and will be reckoned from the date of engagement to the date of discharge. Your qualifying seagoing service must have been performed within the previous 5 years
  • I have a sufficient level of spoken and written English to understand the course content and to pass any verbal or written assessments.
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