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STCW Approved Training

2nd Officer or Ship’s Mate Course

Study to be the understudy to the Chief Officer (or Ships Mate)

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.

  • Mate<500GT
  • Mate Near Coastal <500GT


  • Mate<500GT = +- 70 Days
  • Mate Near Coastal <500GT = +- 70 Days

Entry Requirements: English Proficiency and SAMSA Requirments

SAMSA Classifications: Mate < 500GT Near Coastal STCW A–II/3, Mate < 500GT STCW A–II/3.

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