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Efficient Deckhand (MCA Approved)

£565 GBP

Course Type:
EDH (Efficient Deck Hand)
Training School:
South Shields Marine School
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
5 days

Course Title: Efficient Deckhand (MCA Approved)
Course Code: 107

The course covers aspects of practical Seamanship as required by the EDH syllabus contained in MGN 10 (M) to MGN 97(M) annex 1.

Documentation required - Discharge book or Record of Sea Service.

Entry Requirements

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.

The requirements for EDH have been amended to allow a more flexible approach for the yacht, workboat and fishing industry.

The following certification and experience will permit entry on to an EDH course and examination:

a) 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;

c) Fishing Class 2 CoC or the Seafish 5 day watchkeeping course for under 16.5m fishing certificates;

d) BML Tier 1, level 2 certificate; or e) Tug rating with at least 6 months sea time (which may be in categorised water) and a steering certificate or NWR certificate. Note: before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months sea service in vessels of more than 15m is required.

  • Sea service in category C and D waters will be accepted at full rate.
  • Royal Yachting Association (RYA) or International Yacht Training (IYT) certificates will be accepted.
  • The Shore based Course is not required if you hold a Yachtmaster Offshore issued before 31 July 2003.


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South Shields Marine School

St. Georges Avenue
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 6ET
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01914273900
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