Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

What you need to know:

  • Place: Liverpool
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: 450 GBP


  • Shipboard organisation
  • Pilot ladders, gangways, access points
  • Cargo
  • Safety 
  • Seamanship

About the course

Efficient Deckhand course is both a theoretical and practical course that gives a basic understanding of shipboard operations on Deck.

The prerequisites for this course are: Candidates must be at least 17 years old, have completed the mandatory STCW courses, and at least one of the following:

  • MCA accepted Yachtmaster Offshore certificate
  • Yacht Rating with at least 6 months sea service
  • Service in fishing vessels of more than 15 metres registered length is also acceptable, the required sea time being 12 months
  • Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) CoC

What you will learn

The course will cover:

  • Shipboard organisation, parts of a vessel, deck equipment, lookout reporting, helm orders, anchoring and mooring arrangements.
  • Pilot ladders, gangways, access points.
  • Cargo – Hatch covers, derricks and cranes, blocks and tackles, containers and securing arrangements etc.
  • Safety – COSWOP, IMO safety signs, enclosed spaces, fire extinguishers, lifeboat and life raft launching.
  • Seamanship – Rope types and construction, knots, bends and hitches, rigging a boson’s chair and stage, rope and wire splicing, whipping and seizing, parceling and serving.

This course is governed under new regulations STCW78 as amended.

Please contact training@titanfleet.com for course availability

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