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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 6,050.00
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (OOW-GSK-M-005)USD 1,500.00
NAVIGATION & RADAR (OOW-N&R-M-002)USD 3,400.00
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (OOW-PSCRB-M-004)USD 800.00
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (OOW-HELM-M-005)USD 800.00

Course Dates
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NameDatesYearCourse Venue
OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) (inclu. all Modules) (Durban)01 Nov - 04 Dec2021Durban
 10 Jan - 11 Feb2022Durban
 28 Feb - 01 Apr2022Durban
 25 Apr - 27 May2022Durban
 18 Jun - 15 Jul2022Durban
 08 Aug - 09 Sep2022Durban
 26 Sep - 28 Oct2022Durban
 07 Nov - 09 Dec2022Durban
OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) (inclu. all Modules) (Cape Town)22 Nov - 17 Dec2021Cape
 10 Jan - 12 Feb2022Cape
 07 Mar - 09 Apr2022Cape
 02 May - 04 Jun2022Cape
 04 Jul - 06 Aug2022Cape
 05 Sep - 08 Oct2022Cape
 07 Nov - 10 Dec2022Cape
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Durban)01 - 05 Nov2021Durban
 17 - 21 Jan2022Durban
 07 - 11 Mar2022Durban
 02 - 06 May2022Durban
 20 - 24 Jun2022Durban
 15 - 19 Aug2022Durban
 03 - 07 Oct2022Durban
 14 - 18 Nov2022Durban
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Cape Town)22 - 26 Nov2021Cape
 10 - 14 Jan2022Cape
 07 - 11 Mar2022Cape
 02 - 06 May2022Cape
 25 - 29 Jul2022Cape
 05 - 09 Sep2022Cape
 07 - 11 Nov2022Cape
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Durban)24 Jan - 11 Feb2022Durban
 14 Mar - 01 Apr2022Durban
 09 - 27 May2022Durban
 27 Jun - 15 Jul2022Durban
 22 Aug - 09 Sep2022Durban
 10 - 28 Oct2022Durban
 21 Nov - 09 Dec2022Durban
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Cape Town)29 Nov - 17 Dec2021Cape
 17 Jan - 04 Feb2022Cape
 14 Mar - 01 Apr2022Cape
 09 - 27 May2022Cape
 04 - 22 Jul2022Cape
 12 - 30 Sep2022Cape
 14 Nov - 02 Dec2022Cape
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Durban)02 - 04 Dec2021Durban
 10 - 12 Jan2022Durban
 03 - 05 Feb2022Durban
 28 - 30 Apr2022Durban
 16 - 18 Jun2022Durban
 11 - 13 Aug2022Durban
 29 Sep - 01 Oct2022Durban
 10 - 12 Nov2022Durban
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Cape Town)10 - 12 Feb2022Cape
 07 - 09 Apr2022Cape
 02 - 04 Jun2022Cape
 04 - 06 Aug2022Cape
 06 - 08 Oct2022Cape
 08 - 10 Dec2022Cape
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (Durban)29 Nov - 01 Dec2021Durban
 13 - 15 Jan2022Durban
 28 Feb - 02 Mar2022Durban
 25 - 27 Apr2022Durban
 13 - 15 Jun2022Durban
 08 - 10 Aug2022Durban
 25 - 28 Sep2022Durban
 07 - 09 Nov2022Durban
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (Cape Town)07 - 09 Feb2022Cape
 04 - 06 Apr2022Cape
 30 May - 01 Jun2022Cape
 01 - 03 Aug2022Cape
 03 - 05 Oct2022Cape
 05 - 07 Dec2022Cape

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