Watchkeeping and Navigation – Seafish

Watchkeeping and Navigation – Seafish
Examination Type Pre-requisites Certification Mandatory? Duration Course Costs
Written examination You must hold all of the Seafish
Authority mandatory basic safety
courses including safety awareness
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5 Days Funded - Seafish 


Please note: We run this course in our training room on the New Fish Quay in Brixham.
This course is funded to commercial fishers. To access the funding you must already hold Sea Survival, First Aid, fire fighting and Safety Awareness certificates.  Examination is both written and multi-choice. On-going practical assessment of chartwork skills, Final end test 40 multiple choice and short answer questions. Anyone with dyslexia or other learning needs should inform the instructor during the course or the course administrator at the time of booking.


This course is a component of the forthcoming MCA Under 16.5 metre Skipper’s Ticket and covers chartwork, navigation and signals. Successful completion of this course will go towards the overall requirements of the Under 16.5 metre Ticket certificate. Holders of this certificate can also keep watch on larger vessels. Course Aim: To provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary for competent Watchkeeping.

On completion of this course you should be able to: Explain the principles of Watchkeeping – Understand the rules of the road – Explain principles of safe navigation Explain the uses and limitations of electronic navigational aids. Explain the IALA buoyage system Understand lights, shapes and sounds in navigation Understand vessel emergency procedures. On completion of this course you will be able to use charts to accurately: Find positions (Latitude. and Longitude. Use scales and chart data – Use manual position fixing methods – Use compass bearings and transits – Determine course considerations (tide, leeway, set and drift) – Determine water and ground tracks Estimate positions with course made good – Estimate positions with speed made good

Event Properties

Event Date 13-11-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 17-11-2017 4:00 pm
Available places 12
Individual Price £550.00
Brixham Fish Quay
South West Coast Path, Brixham, Torbay TQ5, UK
Brixham Fish Quay
£550.00 12
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