EASTERN SEAFISH TRAINING ASSOCIATION

Under 16.5m Skippers Ticket

There is currently new funding for these courses

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:

Competence Certificates Required

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


4.Engine/Machinery Operation
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

FREE Funded training for those engaged in Commercial Fishing*

* 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.

STABILITY AWARENESS (DfT funded)

It is well known that ignoring the issues affecting a fishing vessel's stability can result in accidents, fatalities and vessel losses.

Seafish has developed a one day course in vessel stability awareness. The course uses computer graphics and model fishing vessels for demonstration purposes. See Article from Fishng News

Course Dates: February 2016, Suffolk, March 2016, Norfolk

BRIDGE/NAVIGATION WATCHKEEPING COURSE (DfT funded)

There are 2 day and 5 day navigation courses available.

Course Dates:

5 Day course:

28,29 January and 1,2,3 February 2016, Locations provisionally 2 days at evington Suffolk and 3 days in Leigh on Sea

2 Day course:

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DIESEL ENGINE COURSES (DfT funded)

2 day course avilable going through understanding and basic maintenance of diesel engines

Course Dates: Unlikely to run as Seafish requirements for unrestricted Skippers ticket now requires the MCA course to be taken

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

SHORT RANGE RADIO CERTIFICATE COURSES (DfT funded)

Course Dates: 1 February 2016, Morston, North Norfolk, March 2016 Scole near Diss Norfolk


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