Master Yachts Seamanship and Meteorology Course from UKSA

The MCA Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yacht) course is a component of the MCA Master certificate.

The course covers five areas;

  • Seamanship: including heavy weather, emergency action, ship handling, dry docking.
  • Navigation: including watchkeeping procedures, IRPCS and passage planning.
  • Meteorology; including atmospheric stability, air masses, local variations, pressure and meteorological forecasting.
  • MARPOL; including IMO conventions concerning safety of life and environmental protection.
  • Code of Safe Working Practices; including personal safety, safety officer responsibility, incident reporting and investigation.
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Prerequisite experience:

None required

Duration:

5 Days

Training towards:

Master (Yachts less than 500gt)

Examination and assessment:

Assessment is by written 2.5 hour examination at the end of the module. A 60% mark is required to pass the examination.

Glossary of Navigation and Seamanship terms

  • Seamanship: the skill, techniques, or practice of handling a ship or boat at sea.
  • Navigation: the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one’s position and planning and following a route.
  • Meteorology: the scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting.
  • MARPOL: the shortened version of Marine Pollution, which refers to the 1978 international treaty for the prevention of pollution from ships.
  • IRPCS: is the acronym for International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
  • MCA: the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency.

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Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)04/02/201908/02/2019 £1,150 £1,070
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)10/06/201914/06/2019 £1,150 £1,070
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)28/10/201901/11/2019 £1,150 £1,070