Efficient Deckhand

MCA - OOW yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 5 days
Training Centres
  • Palma
  • Antibes
  • Fort Lauderdale
Duration
5 days
Upcoming Classes
29
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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.

We provide this yacht training course in Palma, Antibes & 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
20 September 2021 Palma €1050 Limited places
04 October 2021 Antibes €1050 No place left
18 October 2021 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Limited places
18 October 2021 Antibes €1050 No place left
25 October 2021 Palma €1050 1 place left
08 November 2021 Antibes €1050 Limited places
08 November 2021 Palma €1050 Limited places
22 November 2021 Antibes €1050 Limited places
06 December 2021 Palma €1050 Places available
13 December 2021 Antibes €1050 Places available
10 January 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
10 January 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
17 January 2022 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Places available
24 January 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
07 February 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
14 February 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
07 March 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
07 March 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
14 March 2022 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Places available
21 March 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
28 March 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
11 April 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
25 April 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
25 April 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
09 May 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
16 May 2022 Fort Lauderdale $1115 Places available
23 May 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available
23 May 2022 Palma €1050 Places available
13 June 2022 Antibes €1050 Places available