Applicants must be commercial fishermen who have completed the four mandatory courses. The certificate comprises four extra competences (as shown in the table below), with different levels of training required depending on whether or not the skipper fishes beyond 20 miles from a safe haven:
1. Communication -GMDSS Short Range Certificate
2. a) Navigation (up to 20 miles) 2-day Seafish Bridge Watchkeeping Or Boatmaster’s Licence Or 5-day RYA Coastal Skipper
b)Beyond 20 miles 5-day Seafish Bridge Watchkeeping Or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
3. Stability Awareness 1-day Intermediate Stability Awareness
a)Up to 20 miles 1-day RYA Engine Operator or 2-day Seafish Engineroom Watchkeeping
b)Beyond 20 miles 2-day Seafish Engineroom Watchkeeping
Completion of the requirements for all five competences leads to the award of a certificate, which would be endorsed by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and issued by Seafish. If you need to do any of the courses details of funding availability is given below
* Funding may be available for those who have already taken the 4 mandatory training courses, have minimum of 60 days at sea on a commercial fishing vessel in the last 2 years.
There are 2 day and 5 day navigation courses available.
2 day course avilable going through understanding and basic maintenance of diesel engines
30 hour (4 day) MCA Diesel engine course
Course Dates: 8-11 February 2016, Levington near Ipswich, 21-24 March 2016, 2 days North Norfolk & 2 days Levington near Ipswich
Course Dates: 1 February 2016, Morston, North Norfolk, March 2016 Scole near Diss Norfolk
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