2nd Officer or Ship’s Mate Course
- Mate Near Coastal <500GT
Course Description: This course is designed to teach you to be the understudy to the Chief Officer, specifically responsible for the navigation of the vessel, and keeps charts and publications up to date. The 2nd Officer produces the passage plan for the ship, for approval by the Master. Other duties include monitoring the navigation and radio equipment on the bridge, undertaking the watch when at sea, and the cargo watch when in port. If there are cadets on board, the 2nd Officer may also be the designated training officer. The 2nd Officer (but sometimes one of the other officers) may also be the designated security, safety, environmental or medical officer.
Duration: 90-100 Days
Entry Requirements: Consist of, but are not limited to, SAMSA medical certificate, eyesight test, seaman’s book and sea service. Proof of ancillary courses to be provided, or alternatively attended at SSTG. English proficiency is a must, with Mathematics and Science at Grade 12 (between 50 and 60%) as beneficial.
SAMSA Classifications: Mate < 500GT Near Coastal STCW A–II/3, Mate < 500GT STCW A–II/3.
Additional Requirements: We include a light lunch with this course.
Accreditation: Accreditation through SAMSA. STCW 78 as amended in 2010 with the Manila amendments.