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Minimum Age: 18 years.

Prerequisite Certificate: Safety Certificate or MSAF Approval Letter.

Required Sea Service:

(a) 36 months approved seagoing service whilst holding a Certificate of Competency not lower than a Safety Certificate;
or
(b) 24 months approved seagoing service on ships of 80 gross tonnage or more whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as Master/Engineer Class 6;
or
(c) 24 months approved seagoing service on ships of 80 gross tonnage or more whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as Deck Watch Rating;
or
(d) 6 months approved seagoing service on ships of 80 gross tonnage or more whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as Able Seafarer Deck.

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 officers in charge of navigational watch on ships engaged in Near-coastal voyages and includes practical training in ECDIS, ARPA, radar and electronic navigation and relevant simulator training and assessment.

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- 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