The General Ship Knowledge course is an introduction to ship construction, stresses, and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy, and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance. The course covers a wide range of material.
The assessment consists of a 2.5-hour theory paper. A 60% mark is required to pass the examination.
*At least RYA/IYT Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate, as well as the corresponding Shorebased certificate
*STCW Basic Training and Efficient Deck Hand
Food and accommodation are included.