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Updates to our Superyacht Deckcrew Training Course

The Flying Fish Superyacht Deckhand programme has been updated for 2018 with the addition of two new elements. The course we offer gives you the essential qualifications required to enter the Superyacht industry as a Deckhand.

Working on a Superyacht allows you access to a completely different lifestyle; you’ll be berthing in some of the most luxurious marinas and visiting some of the most famous destinations all around the world. The average salary for a new Deckhand, Steward or Stewardess ranges from €1,800 to €3,000 per month, and this income can be tax-free too.

Flying Fish now include the new elements MCA Proficiency in Designated Ship Security Duties (PDSD) as well as Personal Watercraft (Jet-Ski). These two elements fit into our course to help make up our two week programme.

Starting in January 2018 Flying Fish will run a Deck Crew Training Course every month throughout 2018.

What is the MCA Proficiency in Designated Ship Security Duties (PDSD) course?

The programme meets the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the STCW table A-VI/6-2, which supports Chapter XI-2 of the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

  • Know why ship security is important and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved
  • Understand what constitutes security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
  • Know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems
  • Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements
  • Be able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

What is a Personal Watercraft (Jet-Ski) course?

The course teaches you how to use your PW safely, responsibly and with confidence, ensuring that you get the best out of it. It covers high and low speed riding skills, essential safety information, collision avoidance and basic navigation at sea.

Increasingly the certificate is required for launching in UK harbours, but is also needed if you want to use your PW abroad. You can use the PW course certificate to apply for your PW International Certificate of Competence (the ‘ICC’).

Find out much more about starting a career in the Superyacht industry

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