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(Note: a Master Class 3 may gain cross credit to Deck Watchkeeper).

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Prerequisite Certificate: Fiji School Leaving Certificate.

Required Sea Service:

(a) 36 months approved sea service whilst holding a deck watch rating certificate serving on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage on near coastal voyage;
or
(b) have approved seagoing service on ships of more than 500 gross tonnage of not less than 18 months as part of an approved training program (approved cadet training program) which include on-board training meeting the requirements of Section A-II/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended and is documented in an approved training record book. 12 months of the 18 months required sea service must be on ships engaged on near coastal voyage;

Course of Study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended 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) Proficiency in Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting. 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- MSAF.

Classes @ FMA

9 - 13 January 2017

 Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Management Level

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