Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

Master Code Vessels Less Than 200 GT

The Master 200 / OOW (Yachts) 500 CoC is not a mandatory qualification, but a voluntary upgrade path for skippers operating with Royal Yachting Association (RYA) or International Yacht Training (IYT) qualifications which may not be recognised by overseas administrations. It is a requirement for working in certain industries or on certain types of vessel, however, and it will allow you to command any vessel under 200GT.

There are two versions of the Master 200 certificate, Limited (Operating up to 150NM from a safe haven) and Unlimited.

Following a succesful oral examination the award of a Master 200, either limited or unlimited, automatically includes the OOW (Yachts)  less than 500GT CoC.

Master, II/2 Code Vessels Less Than 200 GT - Limited

For a Master 200 Limited ticket, you must;

Be over 18 years old.

Hold an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate AND a Yachtmaster Shorebased course completion certificate
OR
hold an IYT Master of Yachts Limited.

Hold the following certificates:

Personal Survival Techniques – Issued within the last 5 years
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – Issued within the last 5 years
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
HELM (O)
GMDSS ROC

Hold a medical fitness certificate – ENG 1

Pass an MCA Oral Examination – Master (Code Vessels less than 200GT) - Syllabus here

You do not have to prove seagoing experience unless you are converting from a merchant navy OOW Unlimited in which case you must demonstrate 3 months of sea time on vessels between 15m-24m or under 200GT

You can upgrade a limited ticket to an unlimited ticket by adding an Ocean navigation qualification and a GMDSS GOC, there is no requirement for a further oral exam.

Master, II/2 Code Vessels Less Than 200 GT - Unlimited

For a Master 200 Unlimited ticket, you must;

Be over 18 years old.

Hold an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean certificate AND a Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased course completion certificate
OR
hold an IYT Master of Yachts Unlimited

Hold the following certificates.

Personal Survival Techniques – Issued within the last 5 years
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – Issued within the last 5 years
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
HELM (O)
GMDSS GOC

Hold a medical fitness certificate – ENG 1

Pass an MCA Oral Examination – Master (Code Vessels less than 200GT) - Syllabus here

You do not have to prove seagoing experience unless you are converting from a merchant navy OOW Unlimited in which case you must demonstrate 3 months of sea time on vessels between 15m-24m or under 200GT

MCA Master 200 Further Information

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The information provided on this page is, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of writing. Regulations are, however, updated by the MCA on a regular basis and requirements change accordingly. Whilst we do our best to keep as up to date as possible, the full details of the requirements for the Master 200 CoC are included in the relevant M-Notices, which are listed below.

MSN 1858

MSF 4343

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