MCA Efficient Deck Hand Course

The MCA Efficient Deck Hand Course is mandatory for the issue of the OOW (Yacht less than 300gt) CoC. Students are continuously assessed during the EDH course. A final practical/oral exam will take place for all students on the last day of the course.

This five day course is both a practical and theoretical course which covers good basic seamanship practice, splicing and whipping, ropework and rigging, safe handling of moorings including self-tensioning winches, rigging a stage and bosuns chair, Cargo Work and the Code of Safe Working Practices for the Merchant Seamen.

Prerequisite: You must be aged 17 or over with a minimum of 6 months approved sea service in the deck department of sea going merchant ships and a navigational watch ratings certificate or a steering certificate. MCA accepted Yachtmaster Offshore certificate 2 and shore based course 3; b) Yacht Rating with at least 6 months sea service and a steering certificate or navigational watch ratings certificate.

Course length: 5 Days
Approximate Cost: £550

MCA Efficient Deck Hand

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