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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)11 Jan - 13 Feb2021Durban
 01 Mar - 08 Apr2021Durban
 31 May - 03 Jul2021Durban
 23 Aug - 25 Sep2021Durban
 01 Nov - 04 Dec2021Durban
OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) (inclu. all Modules) (Cape Town)12 Oct - 14 Nov2020Cape
 16 Nov - 18 Dec2020Cape
 18 Jan - 20 Feb2021Cape
 12 Apr - 15 May2021Cape
 24 May - 26 Jun2021Cape
 26 Jul - 28 Aug2021Cape
 27 Sep - 30 Oct2021Cape
 08 Nov - 11 Dec2021Cape
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Durban)11 - 15 Jan2021Durban
 22 - 26 Mar2021Durban
 31 May - 04 Jun2021Durban
 13 - 17 Sep2021Durban
 01 - 05 Nov2021Durban
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Cape Town)02 - 06 Nov2020Cape
 14 - 18 Dec2020Cape
 18 - 22 Jan2021Cape
 12 - 16 Apr2021Cape
 24 - 28 May2021Cape
 26 - 30 Jul2021Cape
 27 Sep - 01 Oct2021Cape
 08 - 12 Nov2021Cape
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Durban)18 Jan - 05 Feb2021Durban
 01 - 19 Mar2021Durban
 07 - 25 Jun2021Durban
 23 Aug - 10 Sep2021Durban
 08 - 26 Nov2021Durban
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Cape Town)23 - 11 Dec2020Cape
 25 Jan - 12 Feb2021Cape
 19 Apr - 07 May2021Cape
 31 May - 18 Jun2021Cape
 02 - 20 Aug2021Cape
 04 - 22 Oct2021Cape
 15 Nov - 03 Dec2021Cape
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Durban)24 - 26 Sep2020Durban
 14 - 16 Dec2020Durban
 08 - 10 Feb2021Durban
 29 - 31 Mar2021Durban
 28 - 30 Jun2021Durban
 23 - 25 Sep2021Durban
 02 - 04 Dec2021Durban
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Cape Town)18 - 20 Feb2021Cape
 13 - 15 May2021Cape
 24 - 26 Jun2021Cape
 26 - 28 Aug2021Cape
 28 - 30 Oct2021Cape
 09 - 11 Dec2021Cape
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (Durban)21 - 23 Sep2020Durban
 11 - 13 Nov2020Durban
 11 - 13 Feb2021Durban
 06 - 08 Apr2021Durban
 01 - 02 Jul2021Durban
 20 - 22 Sep2021Durban
 29 Nov - 01 Dec2021Durban
HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (HELM) (Cape Town)15 - 17 Feb2021Cape
 10 - 12 May2021Cape
 21 - 23 Jun2021Cape
 23 - 25 Aug2021Cape
 25 - 27 Oct2021Cape
 06 - 08 Dec2021Cape

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