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Joemarine Institute Of Nautical Studies


What kind of People takes the STCW Mandatory Safety Training program?
Persons/people, who before being assigned to shipboard duties or persons assigned, employed or engaged on a seagoing ship other than passengers’ vessel that requires knowledge and competence in other to effectively carry out deck functions on board a sea-going vessel.  

What will I gain from this qualification?  
Participants at this course will gain the knowledge and competence including practical knowledge in ensuring that seafarers carry out their functions on board a sea-going vessel effectively.        

What Kind of people take the Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) Safety Course? 
Persons/people who work or intend to work in the maritime and/or oil & gas sector or industries especially those who are employed to work onboard a marine vessel/ship with deck responsibilities/watch. 

What does the course cover?
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding in general seamanship duties, safety procedures for mooring and Anchoring, handling and splicing of ropes, cargo hatches, rigging gangway, pilot ladder, understanding of ship lights, shapes, and sound signals, and ability to communicate with other officers on the watch of navigational duties.      

Course delivery: Using a combination of classroom syndicate exercises, interactive activities, and practical training demonstrations.

Career Development: The EDH course meets the requirements for progression to the acquisition of the seafarer’s certification of ratings forming part of an able seafarer and progression to obtaining the certificate of competency (COC).

Assessment: The course is assessed at the end of the final day

Entry Requirements:

Candidate must have six (6) months of seagoing experience in a deck capacity, a valid medical certificate, the STCW mandatory safety induction training for mariners/seafarers’ certificate, a watch-keeping certificate, and a reasonable standard of written English.