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For the attention of Commercial Fishermen - Following a few enquiries and subsequent discussions Seafish are now taking the following stance and issuing the following information on future enquiries regarding the Advanced Stability course.
With effect from the 1st June 2017 a new Advanced Stability course became available for fishermen wanting to develop their Stability Awareness knowledge even further. It is strongly recommended that all fishermen holding the u16.5m Skippers Ticket are encouraged to do this Advanced Qualification while free funding is still available.
Anyone who started training towards their u16.5 m Skippers Ticket prior to 1st June 2017 (and specifically completed Intermediate Stability Awareness training prior to that date) has until 31st December 2017 to complete all their training and apply for their Seafish Under 16.5m Skipper’s Certificate without the need to complete this Advanced Stability course.
As from 1st Jan 2018 all fishermen will be required to complete both the 1 day Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen (formerly the Intermediate Stability Awareness course) and the 1-day Advanced Stability Awareness.
Monday, 10 October 2016 11:29

Funding for Commercial Fishermen

Commercial Fishermen - If you already hold certificates for Sea Survival, First Aid, Firefighting and Safety Awareness then funding is available to cover voluntary training in the following key areas:

• Refresher training – Basic and advanced courses, for example STCW'95 Firefighting and First aid, if applicable
• Navigation – e.g. ECDIS.
• Engineering – e.g. MCA 30 hour AEC course.
• Stability.
• Radio – GMDSS 3 day ROC or 8 day GOC course.
• Deck and Engineering Certificates of Competency

Please contact Shaun Cummins here for further details and course bookings 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 20:52

JW Slater Scholarship for ratings

The Marine Society is dedicated to professionally develop seafarers, helping them to learn new Maritime skills, gain accredited qualifications and realise their full potential. The charity offers financial assistance including scholarships to seafarers to support their professional development at all levels within the maritime industry.

On behalf of Nautilus International, Marine Society administers the John William Slater Scholarship for ratings (deck or engine room) aspiring to their first officer of the watch certificate of competency and assists electro technical officers and yacht crew to gain STCW 2010 certification.  If you would like to apply for these Maritime courses and you are not supported by a Merchant shipping company, or you are self or part funding your maritme studies you may be able to apply for this scholarship worth up to £17,000.

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