Reference Quantity: ST0274

Particulars of ordinary

Occupation: In a position Seafarer (deck)

Position profile

An In a position Seafarer (deck) works as a member of the navigation division on board ships and vessels of various varieties and sizes, finishing up watchkeeping duties; sustaining the protection and safety of the vessel, cargo and personnel on board; and endeavor a variety of sensible seafarer abilities overlaying ropework, anchoring and mooring actions and operations.

An in a position seafarer will work a shift rota over a twenty 4 hour time span. He/she is going to work on his or her personal and as a member of a staff – which is prone to embrace seafarers from a variety of various nationalities. He/she should adhere to secure and environmentally accountable working practices and worldwide laws, with out endangering themselves, others or the marine setting, and can have a variety of safety duties. An in a position seafarer should be capable to work safely in enclosed areas and at heights, and should additionally be capable to reply to vessel emergencies; administer emergency first help; perform fireplace prevention and fire-fighting duties; be capable to use survival strategies within the water; and be capable to function survival craft and rescue boats. The {qualifications} and certification achieved by an in a position seafarer means he/she is going to be capable to work on board any sort and dimension of ship in any a part of the world. Seafarer laws are set by the Worldwide Maritime Organisation (IMO) and are often known as the Worldwide Conference on Requirements of Coaching, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and are implement within the UK by the Maritime and Coastguard Company (MCA).


The coaching for an in a position seafarer might want to embrace a time period being taught primary sensible seafarer and watchkeeping abilities and associated underpinning information and principle, interspersed with utility of those abilities throughout onboard apply and to adjust to worldwide and nationwide sea time necessities. Coupled with required durations of depart, it’s anticipated that minimal completion time of the apprenticeship will probably be round 18-24 months (together with sea time).

{Qualifications} and certification

The entire following are obligatory:

  • Stage 2 Award in Maritime Research: Deck Ranking
  • Stage 2 Certificates in Maritime Research: In a position Seafarer (Deck)

– collectively these {qualifications} cowl regulatory fireplace preventing, first help, survival within the water, security and social accountability

  • MNTB(1) Entry into Enclosed Areas certificates
  • MCA(2) Steering Certificates
  • STCW(3) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Certificates
  • STCW Proficiency in Designated Safety Duties
  • STCW Navigational Watch Ranking Certificates (together with 2 months statutory sea time)
  • MCA Environment friendly Deck Hand Certificates (together with 12 months statutory sea time)


Data, understanding and abilities

An in a position seafarer will use sensible seafarer and watchkeeping information and understanding to use their abilities to:

  1. berth, anchor and moor/unmoor the vessel ii) steer a vessel and alter course
  2. perform look-out duties (i.e. stand a watch)
  3. function deck tools and equipment
  4. safe cargo on board a vessel and through unhealthy climate and with regard to stability vi) present and keep entry to vessels
  5. perform deck and lodging patrols
  6. undertake deck upkeep, restore and cleansing
  7. keep a vessel’s climate and watertight integrity
  8. allocate and supervise minor upkeep duties
  9. function emergency tools and apply emergency procedures xii) perform fireplace prevention and fire-fighting duties
  10. administer emergency first help
  11. be capable to use survival strategies within the water xv) function survival craft and rescue boats
  12. apply precautions to contribute to the prevention of air pollution of the marine setting
  13. apply occupational well being and security precautions and secure working practices overlaying a variety of actions, conditions and procedures
  14. adjust to statutory and business laws for secure engaged on board vessels
  15. perceive obligations for the safety of the vessel, and its cargo and passengers

Entry necessities

Apprentices will want to have the ability to move the medical entry necessities as outlined in worldwide laws (i.e. the ENG1(4) Seafarer Medical Certificates, together with eyesight necessities).

Particular person employers will decide their very own choice standards and can must be assured that potential apprentices have the aptitude and skill to assimilate the educational and develop the required sensible abilities and competences, and to work in a multicultural setting on board a vessel, which can be away from dwelling for prolonged durations of time.

English & Maths

Apprentices with out stage 1 English and maths might want to obtain this stage and apprentices with out stage 2 English and maths might want to take the exams for this stage previous to taking the end-point evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is a substitute for the English qualification for these whose major language is BSL.


It is a Stage 2, intermediate apprenticeship.


This commonplace will probably be reviewed in 3 years.

(1) MNTB = Service provider Navy Coaching Board: this certificates is an business requirement
(2) Maritime and Coastguard Company
(3) Worldwide Conference on Requirements of Coaching, Certification and Watchkeeping
(4) As specified by the Maritime and Coastguard Company

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