a typical training programme

Seas Your Future training programmes are based on study material provided in the Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1862 (M). Seafarer Training and Certification Guidance : UK Requirements for Deck Ratings. This includes:

  1. Health and Safety on-board
    • Familiarisation check list
    • Man over-board
    • Fire fighting at sea - basic fire fighting
  1. Teamwork and communication on-board
  • Communication process, characteristics of useful information
  1. Life skills development on-board
  • Video: 7 essential life skills
  1. Shipboard project
  • Preparation of a passage plan
  1. Steering the ship
  • Comply with helm orders in the English language
  • Keeping proper lookout and lookout duties
  • Contribute to monitoring and controlling a safe watch
  1. Life-saving and fire-fighting equipment
  • Understand the importance of musters and drills
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of assigned ship board emergency duties
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between the various alarm signals
  • Familiarity with type, use and location of fire fighting appliances
  • The importance and operation of fire doors and fire dampers and closure
  • Familiarity with type, use and location of life saving appliances and lifesaving equipment
  1. Seamanship
  • Demonstrate common knots, bends and hitches
  • Handling of mooring ropes and wires
  • Care, use and storage of ropes and wires
  • Safe operation of mooring winches, windlass and capstan
  • Rigging pilot ladder, gangways and accommodation ladders
  • Rigging of hydro static releases
  • Securing the deck for heavy weather
  • Opening and closing of hatches and water-tight doors
  • Securing of anchors for sea
  1. Code of safe working practices

At the end of your voyage, you can take away your completed workbook and access to e-copies of:

  • Code of Safe Working Practices

MSN 1862 (M)

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