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.
Rules of the Road
Aids to Navigation
Watchkeeping & Helmsman Duties
Permit to work system
Cargo Handling & Stowage
Anchoring and Mooring
Additional Recommended/Required Courses:
STCW Basic Safety Training
Deck Crane Course
Confined Space Awareness