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OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW)


OOW 3000t

The OOW modules provide an introduction into the world of radar, ship construction and stability, all types of radio, leadership and advanced sea survival.

Required training for OOW (Yachts) less than 3000gt:

  • General Ship Knowledge (GSK)
  • Navigation and Radar including ARPA (N&R)
  • Advanced Sea Survival
  • Human Elements of Leadership and Management at Operational level (HELM)
Ancillary courses/certificates required:
  • MCA approved Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
  • STCW Basic Safety Training
PYT offers the GSK, N&R, HELM and Advances Sea Survival as a package at both PYT Durban and PYT Cape venues. These modules run over a period of 5 weeks. Individual modules may be attended in order to suit individual time constraints.

GMDSS can be booked directly with SAMTRA in Simons Town or Unicorn Shipping in Durban.

It requires a lot of effort from you the candidate and when you are successful, a professional interview (MCA oral) will complete your OOW safari.

We will assist you in achieving these lofty goals through our lecturers experience, great learning facilities and a keen interest in your own personal achievements. WE are committed to helping you meet your expectations.

NOTE: All of the requirements for the issue of certificates of competence for the yachting code are contained in the MCA document MSN 1858 which is available on the MCA website. www.MCGA.gov.uk

A PYT course completion certificate is issued to all candidates after the successful completion of modules presented by ourselves.

REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) YACHTS

  • 3 Years signed on a crew list.
  • IYT Master of Yachts Limited or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. 
  • MCA Survival Module (Yachts).
  • GMDSS Certificate.
  • Navigation Radar and ARPA
  • General Ship Knowledge.
  • Human Elements Leadership and Management at operational level (HELM)
  • Efficient Deckhand Certificate (from July 2013).
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
  • Oral exam preparation recommended.
  • MCA Oral Examination.

In general a candidate should be able to start at any point of the cycle and attend the entire course.

Examinations apply to all modules for which certificates are issued. MCA certificates are issued to candidates who pass the GSK and Navigation and Radar modules and are valid for a period of 3 years. GSK and Navigation and Radar examinations are sourced and marked in the UK. The Navigation and Radar course requires the candidate to be certified competent in the use of the equipment. Please note, entry to the final exam is conditional upon  the achievement of a satisfactory standard in the internal assessment components.

Note: from January 2017, an EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your Certificate of Competency.

Price List
Product Name (Product Code)Price
OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) (inclu. all Modules) (MCA-OOW-F-002)USD 6,350.00
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (OOW-GSK-M-005)USD 1,575.00
NAVIGATION & RADAR (OOW-N&R-M-002)USD 3,570.00
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (OOW-PSCRB-M-004)USD 840.00
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (OOW-HELM-M-005)USD 840.00

Course Dates
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NameDatesYearCourse Venue
OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) (inclu. all Modules) (Durban)2 Sep - 4 Oct2024Durban
 21 Oct - 22 Nov2024Durban
 6 Jan - 7 Feb2025Durban
 24 Feb - 28 Mar2025Durban
 7 Apr - 16 May2025Durban
 2 Jun - 4 Jul2025Durban
 1 Sep - 3 Oct2025Durban
 20 Oct - 21 Nov2025Durban
OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) (inclu. all Modules) (Cape Town)12 Aug - 14 Sep2024CAPE
 23 Sep - 26 Oct2024CAPE
 04 Nov - 07 Dec2024CAPE
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Durban)9 - 13 Sep2024Durban
 28 Oct - 1 Nov2024Durban
 13 - 17 Jan2025Durban
 3 - 7 Mar2025Durban
 7 - 11 Apr2025Durban
 9 - 13 Jun2025Durban
 8 - 12 Sep2025Durban
 27 - 31 Oct2025Durban
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Cape Town)04 - 08 Nov2024Cape
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Durban)16 Sep - 4 Oct2024Durban
 4 - 22 Nov2024Durban
 20 Jan - 7 Feb2025Durban
 10 - 28 Mar2025Durban
 28 Apr - 16 May2025Durban
 16 Jun - 4 Jul2025Durban
 15 Sep - 3 Oct2025Durban
 3 - 21 Nov2025Durban
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Cape Town)11 - 29 Nov2024CAPE
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Durban)5 - 7 Sep2024Durban
 24 - 26 Oct2024Durban
 9 - 11 Jan2025Durban
 27 Feb - 1 Mar2025Durban
 22 - 24 Apr2025Durban
 5 - 7 Jun2025Durban
 4 - 6 Sep2025Durban
 23 - 25 Oct2025Durban
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Cape Town)12 - 14 Sep2024CAPE
 24-26 Oct2024CAPE
 05 - 07 Dec2024CAPE
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (Durban)2 - 4 Sep2024Durban
 21 - 23 Oct2024Durban
 6 - 8 Jan2025Durban
 24 - 26 Feb2025Durban
 14 - 16 Apr2025Durban
 2 - 4 Jun2025Durban
 1 - 3 Sep2025Durban
 20 - 22 Oct2025Durban
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (Cape Town)02 - 04 Dec2024CAPE

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