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Minimum Age: Not Prescribed.

Prerequisite Certificate: Master Class 5 and MSAF Approval Letter.

Required Sea Service:

(a) 12 months approved seagoing service as a watchkeeping officer holding a Certificate of Competency not lower than a Master Class 5.

Course of Study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Section A-II/3 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) 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