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Welcome to SSTG Maritime Training - STCW Approved

STCW Approved Training

Vessel Commander or Ship’s Master

Learn how to take total command of shipping vessels, crew and other responsibilities

Course Description: These courses are designed to teach you the competence to be in overall command of the vessel, having full responsibility for the crew, ship handling, the cargo, passengers and the safety of the vessel. The Master manages the ship and all onboard administration and normally keeps the ships records. The Master is responsible for dealings with the shore authorities and ports on matters such as health and safety.

  • Master Near Coastal <500GT
  • Master <200GT
  • Master Near Coastal <200GT


  • Master Near Coastal <500GT = – 100 Days
  • Master <200GT = – 50 Days
  • Master Near Coastal <200GT = – 35 Days

Entry Requirements: English Proficiency and SAMSA Requirements

SAMSA Classifications: Master < 500GT Near Coastal STCW A–II/3, Master < 200GT STCW A –II/3, Master < 200GT Near Coastal STCW A –II/3, Master Unlimited

Learning Objectives: The SAMSA matrix prescribes that the learner should have the following knowledge and practical skills at the end of the course:

  • Navigate vessel at the management level
  • Handle and stow cargo and / or catch (fish) at the management level
  • Manage shipboard operations and care for persons on board
  • Conduct ship’s master’s business
  • Manage ship’s handling and manoeuvring
  • Manage shipboard security procedures and contingency plans
  • Develop and manage personnel

Additional Requirements: None

Accreditation: Accreditation through SAMSA. STCW 78 as amended in 2010 with the Manila amendments.

Price: Please request our Price List (light lunch included)

This Course is Only Available at the Following Training Centres:

St. Helena Bay | Cape Town | Port Elizabeth

Due to available facilities and infrastructure at our various training centres, courses and course prices may vary.


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