The Efficient Deck Hand must now be completed as part of the OOW certification. The course covers basic seamanship, ropework and wirework, use of lifting equipment, rigging of stages and bosuns’ chairs, basic painting and maintenance routines, steering and duties of the lookout and the responsibilities of crew members under the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen.
*A minimum of six months sea service in a deck capacity.
*You must hold a Navigational Watch Rating Certificate of RYA/IYT Offshore Yachtmaster and practical CoC.
There is an oral and practical examination at the end of the course carried out by an approved MCA examiner.
Food and accommodation are included.