Minimum Age: 18 years.

Prerequisite Certificate: Basic Sea Safety/ MSAF Approval Letter

Required Sea Service:

(a) Not less than 12 months approved seagoing service whilst holding a Basic Sea Safety Certificate.

Course of Study

Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study.

Must hold the following current Certificates:

(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the deck and engine department; and
(b) GMDSS- Restricted Operators Certificate.


Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a governing body marine engineer and 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