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Note: a Master Class 3 may gain cross credit to a Deck Watchkeeper, and endorse as a watchkeeper but must have completed at least 12 months approved seagoing service on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage which includes onboard training documented in an approved training record book. In addition, completed the modules for Deck Watchkeeper as prescribed in Section II/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Minimum Age: Not prescribed.

Prerequisite Certificate: Master Class 4 and MASF Approval Letter.

Required Sea Service:

(a) 12 months approved seagoing service as a watchkeeping officer whilst holding a Certificate of Competency not lower than a Master Class 4 on a ship of more than 500 gross tonnage;
or
(b) 36 months of approved education (approved cadet training program) including 18 months sea service served on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage;
or
(c) 12 months of approved sea service as watchkeeping officer whilst holding a Deck Watchkeeper near coastal Certificate on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage.

Course of study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Section A-II/2 of the STCW Code’78, as amended for masters on ships engaged in Near-coastal voyages and includes practical training in ECDIS, ARPA, radar and electronic navigation and relevant simulator training and assessment.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the deck department;
(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;
(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(g) GMDSS -General Operators Certificate; or Radio Operators Certificate
(h) Bridge Resource Management Certificate;
(i) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination

Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a governing body Nautical Examiner.

Classes @ FMA

9 - 13 January 2017

 Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Management Level

23 - 27 January 2017  Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Operational Level