Efficient Deckhand

31 October 2022
Location
Palma
Duration
5 days
Places
No place left
Price
€1050

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks. 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. Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your 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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