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Minimum Age: 18 years.

Prerequisite Certificate: MSAF Approval Letter

Required Sea Service:

(a) 18 Months of approved seagoing service on commercial ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and demonstrated competencies as outlined in Table A II/5 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
or
(b) 12 Months of approved seagoing service on commercial ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and having completed an approved on board training recorded in a training record book.

Course of study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Section A-II/5 of the STCW Code’78, as amended for certification of ratings as Able Seafarer Deck.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the deck department;
(b) valid eye sight test certificate;
(c) Personal Survival techniques. Section A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats Certificate. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Elementary First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/I-3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Fire Prevention and Firefighting. Section A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(g) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section AVI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Examination

Must have passed a written and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by an approved Nautical Examiner.

EVENTS @ FMA

FMA is now accepting applications for 2019 for programmes:

- Diploma in Marine Engineering (Semester)
- Diploma in Nautical Science (Semester)
- Certificate IV in Ship Building (Quarter)