This course covers basic seamanship, rope work and wire work, rigging of stages and bosun chairs, maintenance routines, steering and duties of the lookout and the responsibilities of crew members under the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen.

Length:

  • 5 Day or 6 Night (4:30pm to 9:30pm)

Pre-requisites:

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Hold a valid ENG1 certificate
  • 6 months’ seagoing service in a vessels of 15m or more is required
  • Hold one of the following:
    1. A IYT Limited or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore , or
    2. A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months’ seagoing service and a steering certificate, or
    3. An NWR certificate, or
    4. A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or
    5. A Tug Rating with at least 6 months’ seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE – before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months’ seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

Course Description:

The Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) must now be completed as part of the OOW certification.  On Day 5  or Night 6 – Consists of a practical and oral examination.

The course covers:

  • Basic seamanship
  • Knots
  • Bends
  • Hitches
  • Splicing of rope and wire
  • Whippings
  • Deck safety
  • Hatch covers
  • Rigging of stages and bosun chairs
  • Cranes and derricks
  • Lookout/watch keeping duties
  • Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen

Please note an MCA Approved Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt) Certificate of Competency.

Upcoming Courses

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

April 29 @ 4:30 pm - May 4 @ 9:30 pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

May 20 @ 4:30 pm - May 25 @ 9:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on April 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on September 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

May 28 - June 1
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on May 28, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 3, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on December 16, 2019 at 12:00am

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

June 17 @ 4:30 pm - June 22 @ 9:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on April 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on September 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

June 24 - June 28
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on May 28, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 3, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on December 16, 2019 at 12:00am

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

August 5 @ 4:30 pm - August 10 @ 9:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on April 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on September 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

August 26 - August 30
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on May 28, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 3, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on December 16, 2019 at 12:00am

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

September 3 - September 7
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on May 28, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 3, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on December 16, 2019 at 12:00am

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - September 28 @ 9:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on April 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on September 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

October 21 @ 4:30 pm - October 26 @ 9:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on April 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on September 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - November 23 @ 9:30 pm
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One event on February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on April 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on September 23, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 4:30pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

December 16 - December 20
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on May 28, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 3, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on December 16, 2019 at 12:00am