The Efficient Deckhand (EDH) 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.

Course Pricing – See All

  • MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – 5 Days – $1,115
  • MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – 6 Nights – $1,115

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

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - September 26 @ 9:30 pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - October 24 @ 9:30 pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH) – Evening Course

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - November 21 @ 9:30 pm

MCA Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

December 14 - December 18