DECK SHORT COURSES & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • 1. ISM (International Safety Management Code):

This course is open to seafarers, ship owners, personnel of maritime/ shipping and allied Industries, port and terminal operators. Course Duration 2 days.

  • 2. Refresher International Safety Management (ISM) Code:

This course is open to seafarers, ship owners, personnel of Maritime/shipping and allied industries, port and terminal operators who were previously issued a certificate in International Safety Management (ISM) code.

  • 3. DSD (Designated Security (Officer or Duties)):

This program is open to:

  • Candidates not less than 16 years
  • Holders of Senior Certificate
  • Holder of Certificate of Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • Candidate Medically fit to be employed at sea

  • 4. MSC (Maritime Security Course for Officers)

This course is open to seafarers, ship owners, personnel of Maritime/Shipping and allied Industries, port and terminal owners, operators and their personnel at the senior level.

  • 5. Refresher Maritime Security Course (MSC):

This course is open to Seafarers, Ship owners, Personnel of Maritime/Shipping and allied Industries, port and terminal owners, Operators and other personnel at the senior level who were previously issued a certificate in maritime security.

  • 6. Port Facility Security Officer Course (PFSO):

It is assume that those attending this course will be person employed (or to be employed) by a port facility operator and that they are likely to be designated as Port Facility Security Officer. Participants are expected to have undertaken an awareness course on the ISPS Code.

  • 7. Ship Security Officers Course (SSO):

Participants in this course should have approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or appropriate seagoing service and knowledge of ship operations. Also participants should have completed either the STCW Security Awareness Course (Section A-VI/6(4)) or the STCW Designated Security Duties Course (Section A-VI/6(6-8)).

  • 8. Mandatory Courses (Basic Safety Training):
  • Basic fire fighting (BFPB)
  • Personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)
  • Personal survival techniques (PST)
  • Elementary first aid (EFA)

These courses are principally intended as basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety duties in operation of the ship. There are no particular educational requirements. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.


  • 9. Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boat):

For admission to the course seafarers must not less than 18 years of age and certified by a Doctor to be in good health. In addition, they must have;

  • Proof of medical fitness
  • Approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or have attended an approved training course and have approved sea going service of not less than six months.
  • A certificate of proficiency in STCW Basic training.

  • 10. Proficiency in Survival refresher Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boat):

This course is open to seafarers who hold an expired certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) and had served on a ship for a period of not less than two years since obtaining the certificate.

  • 11. Security awareness training: This programme is open to:
  • Candidate not less than 16 years
  • Holder of senior school certificate
  • Candidate medically fit to be employed at sea

  • 12. Advance Fire Fighting:

This course is open to seafarers who have completed basic training in fire prevention and fire fighting. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.

  • 13. Refresher Advance Fire Fighting:

this course is open to seafarers who hold a certificate of proficiency in advanced fire fighting and had served on a ship for a period not less than two years since obtaining the certificate.

  • 14. Proficiency in Medical First Aid:

Admission to the course, seafarers should have completed IMO Model Course No. 1.23, Elementary First Aid or attained a similar standard in elementary first aid. Refresher for Mandatories (1-4) same as in number 6 who were previously issued a certificate in either of the courses of mandatories in line with International Standard.

  • 15. Proficiency in Medical Care on board Ship:

This course is open to seafarers to be designated in charge of medical care on board a ship. Those entering the course should have successfully completed training in medical first aid on board ship, such as specialize with IMO Model Course No. 1.14, medical first aid.

  • 16. Refresher Proficiency in Medical Care on Boat Ship:

This course is also open to seafarers who have previously completed STCW Medical Care training (IMO Model Course 1.15) and wish to comply with the recommendation in the IMO/ILO Document of Guidance, 1985, that a refresher course should be undertaken at interval of approximately five years to demonstrate the maintenance of the competency requirements Section A-VI/4 of the STCW Code

Mandatory Courses
S/N Course Duration
1. Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety and Social Responsilities
Personal Survival Techniques
Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
5 days
2. Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations 5 days
3. Medical Care 5 days
4. Medical First Aid 5 days
5. Advanced Fire Fighting 4 days
6. Proficiency inSurvival Craft and Rescue Boats (Other than Fast Recue Boats) 5 days
7. International Safety Management (ISM) Code 2 days
8. Maritime Security Course for Senior Personel 3 days
9. Maritime Security Course for Junior Personel 3 days
10. Designated Security Duties 2 days
11. Security Awareness Training 2 days

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SCHEME COURSES (YES)
S/N Course Duration
1. Industrial Safety 6 Months
2. Oil Spill Management and Environmental Remediation 6 Months
3. Welding and Fabrication 12 Months
4. Instrumentation 6 Months
5. Petrol and Diesel Engine Maintenance 12 months
6. Electrical/Electronics 9 months
7. Electrical Work Repair and Maintenance 12 months
8. Outboard Engine 12 months
9. Auto Mechanics 12 months
10. Computer Appreciation 12 months
11. Crane Operator 3 months
12. Scaffolding 3 Months
13. Pre-sea Training for Rating Forming parts of a Navigational Watch 3 Months
14. Pre-sea Training for Rating Forming parts of an Engineering Watch 3 Months
15. Able Seafarer without Sea Experience 3 Months

SPECIALIZED SEAFARERS TRAINING COURSES (SSTC)
S/N Course Duration
1. Officer of the Watch (OOW)
a. NCV
b. Unlimited
11 weeks
2. Chief Mate
NCV <3000GRT
NCV >3000GRT
11 Weeks
3. Second Engineer
NCV <3000KW
NCV >3000KW
11 Weeks
4. Master
NCV <3000GRT
NCV >3000GRT
11 Weeks
5. Cheif Engineer
NCV <3000KW
NCV >3000KW
11 Weeks
6. Associate Certificate in Marine Engineering Class Preparatory 2 Semesters
7. Associate Certificate in Nautical Sciences Class Preparatory 2 Semesters
8. River Master 11 Weeks
9. Quarter Master Preparatory 15 weeks
10. Marine Engineer Assistant Prepartory 15 weeks
11. Pump and Valve Maintenance 3 days
12. Pre-sea Training for Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch 3 Months
13. Pre-sea Training for Rating Forming parts of a Engineering Watch 3 Months
14. Able seafare (Deck or Engine) Preparatory 8 weeks
15. Motorman 8 weeks
16. Power Driven Small Craft 11 weeks
17. Coxswain 3 days
18. Confined Space Entry 3 days
19. Effecient Deck Hand 10 days
20. Watchkeeping 5 days

MARITIME TRANSPORT COURSES
S/N Course Duration
1. marine Insurance Practices 5 days
2. Carriage of Dangerous Goods 5 days
3. Multi-Modal Transport Operation 5 days
4. Contingency Planning for Response to Oil Spils and Enviroment Emergencies 6 months
5. Introduction to Contingency Planning for Response to Oil Spils and Environment 5 days
6. Ship Superintendency/Agency 5 days
7. Maritime Law and Practice 5 days
8. Fundamentals of Ship Sales and Purchases 5 days
9. Practice Freight Forwarding 5 days
10. Cargo Handing Operations 5 days
11. Ship Chartering Course 5 days
12. Crew Management Courses 5 days
13. Port Operation for Supervisors 10 days
14. Maritime Orientation Course for Middle Level Managers 10 days
15. Ship Booking/Chartering 5 days
16. Shipping Practices 5 days
17. Fundamentals of Maritime Trade and Transport Course 10 days
18. Maritime Administration 10 days
19. Supervisory Management Course for Maritime Personal 10 days
20. Technical Management of Marine Operations 10 days
21. Import and Export Practice 5 days
22. Maritime Environment Management 5 days
23. Ship Agency Certificate Course 5 days
24. Shipping Management Certificate 5 days
25. Logistics Management in Shipping 5 days
26. International Certificate in Logistics and Transport 6 months (Weekends)
27. International Certificate in Logistics and Transport 9 months (Weekends)
28. International Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport 15 months (Weekends)
29. Certificate Course in Freight Forwarding 6 months (Weekends)