Efficient Deckhand

MCA - OOW yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 5 days
Training Centres
  • Antibes
  • Palma
  • Fort Lauderdale
Duration
5 days
Upcoming Classes
14
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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 free with your ONE Account vouchers.

We provide this yacht training course in Antibes, Palma & Fort Lauderdale.

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
  • A minimum of 6 months’ seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required and needs to be sighted by Bluewater
  • 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
Upcoming Classes
Start Date Location Price AVAILABILITY
19 September 2022 Antibes €1050 Limited places
19 September 2022 Palma €1050 1 place left
03 October 2022 Antibes €1050 1 place left
10 October 2022 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Places available
10 October 2022 Palma €1050 1 place left
24 October 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
31 October 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
07 November 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
21 November 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
28 November 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
12 December 2022 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Places available
12 December 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
16 January 2023 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Places available
13 March 2023 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Places available