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Able Seafarer (Yacht/Deck) Rating Certificate II/5

The Seamanship Centre, Killybegs Harbour, F94 V8WH

  • Price: EUR (€)690 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School The Seamanship Centre
  • Location The Seamanship Centre, Killybegs Harbour, F94 V8WH
  • All Dates Please contact us for dates and availability
  • Duration 5 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

An STCW II/5 Able Seafarer – Deck is a qualified rating at the STCW Support Level in the deck department on seagoing vessels of 500GT or more. Duties include but are not limited to standing navigational watches, security watches, maintaining the safety and security of the ship its cargo and personnel and undertaking a range of practical seafarer skills including rope work, anchoring, mooring activities and the general operation of the ship and its systems.


This course is one of a number of prerequisites to attaining the AB Seafarer Certificate.

To attain an AB Seafarer Deck Certificate you must hold.

Hold an AB Seafarer Deck Course Certificate.

Have completed mandatory STCW basic training below

STCW EFA Elementary First Aid

STCW PST Personal Survival Techniques

.STCW PSSR Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

STCW SSA Ship Security Awareness

STCW Fire Fighting

18 Months Verified Sea time

Hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats).

Then apply to MSO for your AB Ticket.


An able seafarer must be able to work safely in enclosed spaces and at heights, and must also be able to respond to vessel emergencies, administer emergency first aid; carry out fire prevention and fire-fighting duties; be able to use survival techniques in the water; and be able to operate survival craft and rescue boats.

As of January 1, 2017, onboard a seagoing vessel of 500 GT or more, no person may serve, as an able seafarer-deck, except for in a training capacity, unless this person holds a valid STCW endorsement as II/5 Able Seafarer Deck.

This MSO Approved course includes Practical and written examinations towards the issuance of a Course Completion Certificate.

This course also includes practical sessions in knot tying and Splicing, using natural fibre and man-made fibre rope and including modern multi braids dynex, dynema 8 and 12 strand etc.

Course Content:

Marlinspike Seamanship

Shipboard Terminology

Rules of the Road

Aids to Navigation

Buoyage Systems

Watchkeeping & Helmsman Duties

Ship Construction

Permit to work system

Risk assessment

Cargo Handling & Stowage

Anchoring and Mooring

Fire Firefighting


Deck Maintenance

Shipboard Emergencies


Marine Pollution

Additional Recommended/Required Courses:

STCW Basic Safety Training

Deck Crane Course

Slinger/Signaller Course

Confined Space Awareness

Risk Assessment

The Seamanship Centre

The Seamanship Centre. , Killybegs Harbour., F94 V8WH, Co. Donegal., Ireland.

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