Efficient Deckhand Course (EDH)
- Course Type:
- EDH (Efficient Deck Hand)
- Training School:
- Galileo Maritime Academy
- Phuket, Thailand
- 5 days
The U.K. MCA Approved EDH course offered at Galileo Maritime Academy is conducted at our waterfront campus overlooking scenic Phang Nga Bay and Yacht Haven Marina. The learning environment on the waterfront within our fully equipped facility, on amazing Phuket Island, will leave you with a unique experience no other training facility can offer.
We deliver a combination of theory and hands-on practical training at our well-equipped campus as well as onboard our various vessels. We will provide you with a full understanding of Seamanship, Safe Working Load (SWL) calculations and the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.
The Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) is advanced Deck Rating training, that must now be completed as part of the OOW certification, and is an accepted qualification for deck positions on all merchant ships . Galileo Maritime Academy is directly accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of Transport of the United Kingdom to issue MCA Approved Certificates.
On-site accomodation is available, or see our website for a great offer on a Double Deluxe Room or Pool Villa in our favourite 5 Star Beach Hotel exclusive to our students.
'Why not combine your next maritime course with a holiday in Phuket, Thailand!"
Entry to the Efficient Deck Hand course requires the applicant to hold one of the following certificates:
Royal Yachting Association (RYA) or International Yacht Training (IYT) Yachtmaster certificate and shorebased course certificate;
Yacht rating with at least 6 months sea service and a steering certificate or Navigation Watch Rating certificate;
Fishing Class 2 CoC or the Seafish 5 day watchkeeping course for under 16.5m fishing certificates;
Boat Master License Tier 1 level 2 certificates; Or
Tug rating with at least 6 months sea time (which may be in categorised water) and a steering certificate or a NWR certificate.
Note: before an EDH certificate can be issued a minimum of 6 month sea service in vessels of more than 15m is required.
This course is available on the following days:
(please check the availability with the training school)
- 19th June 2023 (8 places)
- 3rd July 2023 (5 places)
- 21st August 2023 (4 places)
- 4th September 2023 (4 places)
- 16th October 2023 (5 places)
- 6th November 2023 (4 places)
- 4th December 2023 (4 places)
Galileo Maritime Academy
Yacht Haven Marina
141/2, Moo 2 Maikhao
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