Boatmaster 1 & 2

Background

The Boatmaster qualifications are increasingly becoming the standard for those wanting to work on Small Commercial Vessels in the Caribbean. These are known as SCV’s and are typically less than 24m in length. The IMO [International Maritime Organisation] developed a set of recommendations some years ago for training of captains in the Caribbean. This is now widely accepted by most Caribbean countries.

In Antigua & Barbuda certification is governed by ADOMS [Antigua Barbuda Department of Marine Services]

A circular concerning these ADOMS requirements can be found at:

http://abregistry.ag/information-center/circulars/local-circulars/

A copy of the original IMO recommendations can be downloaded here

After or before completion of the necessary courses you will need to have a valid medical certificate from an approved doctor in Antigua . – their details can be accessed at link to medicals

There are 3 levels of Boatmaster and the level you go for will depend partly on your experience but also the waters you plan to operate the vessel

Boatmaster 1

Candidates must be at least 21 years old and have 12 months service on SCV’s and allows passages up to 20 mile off shore or more with approval and proof of passages.

Boatmaster 2

Must be at least 20 years of age and have evidence of at least 6 months service on SVC’s including time on a vessel similar to the one that they will be operating on. Limit of usage is 3 miles offshore

There are a number of courses that will be necessary for anyone seeking an examination directly with ADOMS.

1. Boatmaster Theory for Boatmaster 1 and 2

This covers all the aspects required by the code. The course is not mandatory but it is highly recommended and will mean that examination candidates do not have to be tested on all of the theory by ADOMS. It will be around 35 hours of classroom based training with an exam at the end.

A certificate with photo ID will be provided on successful completion.

2. Boatmaster Practical & Exam

This preparation course aims to prepare and work on practical elements of the syllabus that may be covered in the examination. Specifically practical navigation, safety and man overboard procedures, and general boat handling.

The preparation would be a minimum of 2 days depending on needs.
It will be tailored to the needs of the specific individuals and for that reason we would be looking to take a maximum of 5 candidates over a 2 day period.

This would generally be ‘own boat’ training and be the same vessel you would be examined on . Assessment is done over during the practical

3. SRC/VHF Radio [If used on board or as required by ADOMS]

4. Full STCW 10 Basic Safety Training
PST -Sea survival
First Aid
PSA
PSSR
Fire Prevention and Fighting

PPR Professional Practices & Responsibilities and Commercial Endorsements

This is an online course that can be booked via Ondeck and is essential for anyone looking to commercially endorse their RYA license

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. You could be doing anything from delivering a new 35’ yacht or driving a workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht in the Med. Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.

The course is broken down into four modules:

  • Commercial environment – how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  • People – the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.         
  • Vessel – the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.     
  • Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.

RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival

This is a 2 day course comprising the one day RYA Sea Survival course and one day of training in seamanship and emergencies, including heavy weather seamanship, weather forecasting, fire fighting and man overboard recovery

At the end of the course you will have a good knowledge of the safety equipment carried on small boats and the seamanship techniques needed to survive at sea in heavy weather.

The certificate awarded conforms with the eligibility requirements of section 6.01 of the World Sailing Special Regulations for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.

These regulations require a percentage of the crew to have taken personal survival training. Full details of the Special Regulations can be found in the World Sailing website https://www.sailing.org/

RYA SRC VHF Radio

A valid SRC is a legal requirement in most parts of the world for any skipper who needs to use a Marine radio. At Ondeck we use real equipment so you can get the best from our hands on training, getting used to real radio controls such as the press to talk button, the squelch, and DSC functions.

You will become familiar with how to send a Mayday, a Pan Pan and Securité Call. You will also cover all of the regulations and the need for a common radio language.

Before you attend the course, you will need to learn the Phonetic Alphabet.

This course allows you to gain confidence in using the handset and being able to get help quickly and efficiently in an emergency.

This course is a pre-requisite for Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore. It is also essential should you wish to Bareboat Charter and strongly recommended for anyone having completed the

You can take this course at our training centre or online as explained in the video below

Yachtmaster Ocean

RYA Powerboat Level 2

This is a popular course and very suitable for residents and visitors alike and is fully accepted locally and internationally for recreational boat usage as well as a requirement for those driving tenders in the yacht industry.

It will provide you with the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.

Other courses to consider alongside this course:

RYA Short Ranger Certificate – A license to operate VHF Marine Radio Worldwide

RYA Dayskipper (Shorebased) or RYA Dayskipper (Online) – Developing on your Navigation Skills, Safety Awareness and Metrology Skills

Outboard Engine Maintenance Course – Learn to diagnose problems and service your outboard engine

RYA Diesel Engine Course – Useful for those working on inboard engine vessels. Develop on your diesel engine skills, covering troubleshooting, servicing, winterisation and more!

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 course is one of the most useful and versatile of our courses for the following reasons:

1. It will help you, passengers and other users to become safer on the water

2. Teaches you practical skills plus the basics of navigation, safety, rules of the road and much more 

3. It is accepted by ADOMS in Antigua & Barbuda as meeting the requirements of the Small Craft [Control] Regulations 2017. In short you now need a license to drive a pleasure craft by law in Antigua & Barbuda

4. It is accepted internationally and for a small fee you can apply to the RYA for the ICC, International Certificate of Competence which is also a very useful international leisure license 

5. It is also accepted as a professional qualification and is sought by many people working on super yachts in order to be able to drive the tenders and support vessels. Not only that, it forms the basis for the Boatmaster 3 course for inshore small boat professionals here in the Caribbean

6. You can arrange for the course on your own or Ondeck’s vessel 

7. It is 2 days and we can offer flexibility on dates during the week or weekends 

8. Excellent instructors who are informative and patient

9. A good base course that can be followed up with more in depth driving, maintenance or navigation skills courses.

Duration:2 DaysNo. Students to Instructor:3:1
Previous Experience:NoneMinimum Age:12 – students under 16 will be given an endorsed certificate and must be supervised by an adult.
Locations:AntiguaDates:This course is run all year round

We also run the course in Antigua On Demand – Individual places available upon request at $550 per person

Facility Security Officer Course

FACILITY SECURITY OFFICER COURSE – 3 DAY

Who Should Attend

Security officers and persons who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Port Facility Security Officer under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.  
 
∙  Duties of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
∙  Understanding the ISPS Code
∙  Threats to maritime security
∙  Security measures required at each security level
∙  Port Facility Security Surveys and Assessment
∙  Facility Security Planning
∙  Monitoring the Facility
∙  Security training and drills
∙  Applying the Declaration of Security
∙  Overview of port and ship security
∙  Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
∙  Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations


Security officers and persons who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Port Facility Security Officer under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.  
 
∙  Duties of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
∙  Understanding the ISPS Code
∙  Threats to maritime security
∙  Security measures required at each security level
∙  Port Facility Security Surveys and Assessment
∙  Facility Security Planning
∙  Monitoring the Facility
∙  Security training and drills
∙  Applying the Declaration of Security
∙  Overview of port and ship security
∙  Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
∙  Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations


 
INCLUDED IN ALL COURSES


∙  All course materials
∙  Copy of presentations and over 400 Maritime Security related documents and publications on a flashdive.
∙  Internationally recognised certificate
∙  ISPS Code Book
∙  Lunch and refreshments
 
Dates  19th – 21st December 2016

Please note that subject to demand we may be able to run this as an evening course 


Cost US $995

Company Security Officer Course

COMPANY SECURITY OFFICER COURSE – 3 DAY (COMBINED WITH SSO)

 
This Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved training programme provides shipping company officers and managers with the knowledge and skills to carry out duties as a designated Company Security Officer (CSO) in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.


The course covers:


∙  Implementation and maintenance of Ship’s Security Plans
∙  Monitoring the ship’s security officer, security systems and processes
∙  Training and motivating company and ship personnel in the performance of security related duties
 
Who Should Attend


Company management personnel who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Company Security Officers under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.


Combined CSO/SSO Course Content


∙  Duties and training of a Company Security Officer (CSO) and Ship Security Officer (SSO).
∙  Understanding the ISPS Code
∙  Threats to maritime security
∙  Security measures required at each security level
∙  Ship Security surveys and assessment
∙  Planning and monitoring ship security
∙  Security training and drills
∙  Applying the Declaration of Security
∙  Overview of port facility security
∙  Dealing with stowaways, piracy and hostage-taking
∙  Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
∙  Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

Dates 12th – 14th December 
Cost for the 2 combined courses US $995 

 
Ondeck is working with MUSC to deliver the advanced Security courses for the first time in Antigua 

MUSCs credentials in this field are second to none, with delivery by  Mr Richard Hussey who is an acknowledged subject matter expert in his field. He has a world wide portfolio of Port and ships security surveys, assessments and provision of security.

We are running the CSO and SSO as a combined 3 day course so you will receive both linked certifications 

Ship Security Officer

SHIP SECURITY OFFICER COURSE – 3 DAY (COMBINED WITH CSO)


This UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) approved training programme provides ship’s officers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties as a designated Ship Security Officer (SSO), in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code. The course also incorporates the 2010 Manila amendments.

Course Prerequisites

A minimum of 12 months seagoing service on vessels over 80gt or 24M is required to qualify for an STCW compliant SSO Certificate. SSO Delegates without the pre-course experience will receive an endorsed certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) which can be upgraded to an SSO qualification once evidence is obtained that the minimum sea going requirement has been reached.

Compliance

The MUSC SSO course is accredited by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and, as such, is recognised by every Maritime Administration in the world.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW  Convention and Code 1978,  as amended and incorporates Proficiency in Security Awareness and Designated Security Duties laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

In addition to all of the the above courses, we offer the PDSD security course for those with designated security duties (in practice most of the crew on superyachts) This is a 6 hours classroom based course.

It is a useful course to have even if you dont have any current ‘designated duties’ as roles change and even crew with minor roles should have the qualification .

The training will enable the student to:

> Know why ship security is important and understand the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved
> Understand what constitutes a security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
> Know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems
> Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements
> Be able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

Having the PDSD means that candidates do not need the PSA

Price US $245