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Able Seafarer Deck (STCW Regulation II/5)

by TESDA
TESDA 37 East Service Rd., South Superhighway, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

The ABLE SEAFARER DECK (STCW Regulation II/5) Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him to perform watchkeeping to look for obstruction in path of vessel, turn wheel on bridge, perform mooring and unmooring operations as directed by the Officer of the Watch, provide support in cargo operations, operate deck equipment and machinery, perform marlinspike and canvass work and perform deck maintenance

Nominal Training Duration

18 Hours (Basic Competencies)
24 Hours (Common Competencies)
64
Hours (Core Competencies)

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and desirable work attitude in Able Seafarer Deck. It covers the basic, common and core competencies.

 

A person who has achieved this Qualification is competent to be:

  • AB Deck

 

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
This section specifies the qualifications of trainees and educational experience.  Other requirements like health and physical requirements are also stated.  Passing entry written examinations may also be indicated if necessary.
  • Must have at least two (2) years sea service as rating forming part of navigational watch on board vessel of 500 gross tonnage or more ; or
  • (For holders of COP for Rating Forming Part of Navigational Watch - STCW Regulation II/4):  Must have at least one (1) year sea service as rating forming part of navigational watch on board vessel of 500 gross tonnage or more;
  • Must have completed a course on rating forming part of navigational  watch from accredited training centers of TESDA / MTC
  • Must have passed the medical examination for eyesight and hearing as per TESDA Board Resolution No. 2002-21.
Program Type: Short Course
Course Methodology: Person-Led