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STCW Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)


Next Date: Mon, 3rd Jul All Dates

Course Outline

The Efficient Deck Hand course is run over a five day period, based in the classroom and onboard our training vessel MV Sea Trident.

Content & Objectives

The course includes theoretical and practical training in all elements of seamanship including:

  • Rope and wire handling
  • Anchors and mooring techniques
  • Opening and closing cargo hatches
  • Cargo gear and rigging
  • Gangway and pilot ladders
  • Watchkeeping and other duties

Learning Mode

Both practical and classroom instruction is delivered at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes.

Entry Requirements

From the 31 December 2013 EDH will be a requirement for the issue of an OOW (Yacht
less than 3000 GT) CoC. The EDH certificate covers good basic seamanship practice and
the Code of Safe Working Practice for the Merchant Navy.

Note: EDH will not be required for revalidation purposes.

3.2 The requirements for EDH have been amended to allow a more flexible approach for the
yacht, workboat and fishing industry. The following certification and experience will permit
entry on to an EDH course and examination.

a) MCA accepted Yachtmaster Offshore certificates and shorebased course;
b) Yacht rating with at least 6 months sea service and a steering certificate or NWR
certificate;
c) Fishing Class 2 CoC or the Seafish 5 day watchkeeping course for under 16.5m fishing
certificates;
d) BML Tier 1 level 2 certificates; or
e) Tug rating with at least 6 months sea time (which may be in categorised water) and a
steering certificate or a NWR certificate.

Note: before an EDH certificate can be issued a minimum of 6 month sea service in
vessels of more than 15m is required.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a full board or B&B basis, cabins with either a shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.

Costs

The price for this course is £585 inc VAT.

The package price (course plus full-board accommodation) is £785 inc VAT.

Course Enquiry Form

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Booking Info.
Duration:
5 days
Course Price:
£585.00
With Accommodation:
£785.00
Group Bookings:
Available
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Course Dates
Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, which includes a photograph, such as your passport.