Able Seafarer Engine (STCW Regulation III/5) is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you to perform watchkeeping, to look for obstruction in path of vessel, turn wheel on bridge, perform mooring and unmooring operations as directed by the Officer of the Watch, provide support in cargo operations, operate deck equipment and machinery, perform marlinspike and canvass work and perform deck maintenance.
Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this course include:
- Launching survival craft and rescue boats / lifeboats
- Firefighting and fire prevention
- Performing survival techniques during ship abandonment
- Performing first aid treatment on board
- Complying with emergency procedures
- Conduct shipboard security checks
- Providing the required information to maintain a safe navigational watch
- Providing support in cargo operation
- Performing the mooring and unmooring operations
- Operating deck equipment and machinery
- Performing deck maintenance
Able Seafarer Deck (STCW Regulation II/5) takes a minimum of 106 hours to complete.
Basic requirements for this TESDA course include:
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- Highschool or College Diploma
- Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records or Form 137
- Certificate of Good Moral Character
- 1×1 and/or 2×2 Pictures
Qualified graduates of Able Seafarer Deck (STCW Regulation II/5) can find employment as Able-Bodied Seafarer (Deck).
Competency Assessment and Certification
Students enrolled in the Able Seafarer Deck (STCW Regulation II/5) course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment before graduation. A Certificate of Proficiency (COP) will be issued to students who passed this assessment process.