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STCW Able Seafarer Deck Course.

€890 EUR

Course Type:
EDH (Efficient Deck Hand)
Training School:
The Seamanship Centre
Killybegs Harbour, County Donegal, Ireland
5 days

An STCW II/5 Able Seafarer – Deck is a qualified rating at the STCW Support Level in the deck department on seagoing vessels of 500GT or more. Duties include but are not limited to standing navigational watches, security watches, maintaining the safety and security of the ship its cargo and personnel and undertaking a range of practical seafarer skills including rope work, anchoring, mooring activities and the general operation of the ship and its systems.


This course is one of a number of prerequisites to attaining the AB Seafarer Certificate.

To attain an AB Seafarer Deck Certificate you must hold.

  • Hold an AB Seafarer Deck Course Certificate.
  • Have completed mandatory STCW basic training below
    • STCW EFA Elementary First Aid
    • STCW PST Personal Survival Techniques
    • STCW PSSR Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
    • STCW SSA Ship Security Awareness
    • STCW Fire Fighting
  • 18 Months Verified Sea time
  • Hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats).
  • Then apply to MSO for your AB Ticket.


An able seafarer must be able to work safely in enclosed spaces and at heights, and must also be able to respond to vessel emergencies, administer emergency first aid; carry out fire prevention and fire-fighting duties; be able to use survival techniques in the water; and be able to operate survival craft and rescue boats.

As of January 1, 2017, onboard a seagoing vessel of 500 GT or more, no person may serve, as an able seafarer-deck, except for in a training capacity, unless this person holds a valid STCW endorsement as II/5 Able Seafarer Deck.

This MSO Approved course includes Practical and written examinations towards the issuance of a Course Completion Certificate.
This course also includes practical sessions in knot tying and Splicing, using natural fibre and man-made fibre rope and including modern multi braids dynex, dynema 8 and 12 strand etc.

Course Content:

  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Shipboard Terminology
  • Rules of the Road
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Buoyage Systems
  • Watchkeeping & Helmsman Duties
  • Ship Construction
  • Permit to work system
  • Risk assessment
  • Cargo Handling & Stowage
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Fire Firefighting
  • Towing
  • Deck Maintenance
  • Shipboard Emergencies
  • Security
  • Marine Pollution

Additional Recommended/Required Courses:

  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Deck Crane Course
  • Slinger/Signaller Course
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Risk Assessment

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The Seamanship Centre

The Seamanship Centre
Killybegs Harbour
County Donegal
F94 V8 WH

Tel: (+353) 0868937225
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