Up to £1500 of Funding per person is available to anyone working on a commercial vessel who has already taken al the mandatory courses. Funding is for refresher courses for the mandatory courses, Skippers ticket courses and any other training which can help improve the Safety of Fishermen at sea.
There is now a free online site for helping you carry out Risk Assessments and producing a Vessel Safety folder for your Fishing Vessel
Online Fishing Vessel Safety Folder
Help and advice on conducting Risk Assessments is available from MCA, Click following links:
Risk Assessment and Safety Booklet
Latest report from MAIB highlights issues of safety at sea MAIB Safety Digest
Venues: Courses are held at a variety of locations around the Eastern Region to coincide with the demand wherever possible. These have included Kings Lynn, Lowestoft, Boston, Brightlingsea, Caister on Sea, Leigh on Sea, Norwich, Orford and Felixstowe.
This replaces the VHF Course previously required and can also be used to update anyone holding a VHF Licence to include the DSC requirement.Courses are held at various locations around the region depending on demand.
PRICE: Currently the fee is £180 (including the RYA Fee), There may be funding available for those people who wish to apply for the Under 16.5m Skippers ticket. To check eligibility Click here
For details on SRC and other radio courses click here
Courses can be arranged using your own HIAB for groups of up to 6 people, depending on experience.
We now have an online learning site with courses specifically for: Crab Processor Food Hygiene and Hygiene for Shrimp Fishermen who cook onboard. Each course costs £20 per person. There is an online test and you cna then print out a certificate. Click on link: ESTA ONLINE LEARNING SITE
For more information on standard Food Hygiene courses Click Here
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