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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)12 Nov - 15 Dec2018Durban
 21 Jan - 23 Feb2019Durban
 4 Mar - 6 Apr2019Durban
 6 May - 8 Jun2019Durban
 24 Jun - 27 Jul2019Durban
 12 Aug - 14 Sep2019Durban
 30 Sep - 2 Nov2019Durban
 11 Nov - 13 Dec2019Durban
OFFICER OF THE WATCH (OOW) (inclu. all Modules) (Cape Town)29 Oct - 01 Dec2018Cape Town
 07 Jan - 09 Feb2019Cape Town
 18 Feb - 22 Mar2019Cape Town
 15 Apr - 17 May2019Cape Town
 27 May - 28 Jun2019Cape Town
 22 Jul - 24 Aug2019Cape Town
 02 Sep - 05 Oct2019Cape Town
 28 Oct - 30 Nov2019Cape Town
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Durban)1 - 5 Oct2018Durban
 12 - 16 Nov2018Durban
 21 - 25 Jan2019Durban
 4 - 8 Mar2019Durban
 6 - 10 May2019Durban
 24 - 28 Jun2019Durban
 12 - 16 Aug2019Durban
 30 Sep - 4 Oct2019Durban
 9 - 13 Dec2019Durban
GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK) (Cape Town)29 Oct - 02 Nov2018Cape Town
 07 - 11 Jan2019Cape Town
 25 Feb - 1 Mar2019Cape Town
 13 - 17 May2019Cape Town
 03 - 07 Jun2019Cape Town
 22 - 26 Jul2019Cape Town
 23 - 27 Sep2019Cape Town
 28 Oct - 1 Nov2019Cape Town
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Durban)19 Nov - 7 Dec2018Durban
 28 Jan - 15 Feb2019Durban
 11 - 29 Mar2019Durban
 13 - 31 May2019Durban
 1 - 19 Jul2019Durban
 19 Aug - 6 Sep2019Durban
 7 - 25 Oct2019Durban
 11 - 29 Nov2019Durban
NAVIGATION & RADAR (Cape Town)14 Jan - 01 Feb2019Cape Town
 04 - 22 Mar2019Cape Town
 22 Apr - 10 May2019Cape Town
 10 - 28 Jun2019Cape Town
 29 Jul - 16 Aug2019Cape Town
 02 - 20 Sep2019Cape Town
 04 - 22 Nov2019Cape Town
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Durban)11 - 13 Oct2018Durban
 13 - 15 Dec2018Durban
 21 - 23 Feb2019Durban
 4 - 6 Apr2019Durban
 6 - 8 Jun2019Durban
 25 - 27 Jul2019Durban
 12 - 14 Sep2019Durban
 31 Oct - 2 Nov2019Durban
 5 - 7 Dec2019Durban
PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS (RESTRICTED) (Cape Town)04 - 06 Oct2018Cape Town
 29 Nov - 01 Dec2018Cape Town
 07 - 09 Feb2019Cape Town
 21 - 23 Feb2019Cape Town
 15 - 17 April2019Cape Town
 30 May - 01 Jun2019Cape Town
 22 - 24 Aug2019Cape Town
 03 - 05 Oct2019Cape Town
 28 - 30 Nov2019Cape Town

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