Engineer Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2
This course prepares students to sit the oral examination required to obtain an Engineer Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2 Certificate of Competency from the MCA.
Holders of this certificate are qualified to act as a Second Engineer on a fishing boat. A second engineer is required on fishing boats over 750 kW (1,000 hp) operating outside the Limited Area around the UK.
- be at least 19 years of age.
- have, or be able to hold, an MCA Notice of Eligibility
- hold valid Personal Survival Techniques, Proficiency in Medical First Aid On Board Ship, and Advanced Fire Fighting certificates (or equivalents)
- have a minimum period of qualifying sea-time (verified by appropriate references or testimonials). The sea-time requirements are specified by the MCA and include:
- 30 months of qualifying sea service in an engineering capacity on a fishing vessel of at least 100kW (134HP) engine power, OR
- a full engineering apprenticeship PLUS 6 months of qualifying sea service in an engineering capacity on a fishing vessel of at least 100kW, OR
- a full engineering apprenticeship PLUS 3 months sea service in an engineering capacity in the Royal Navy or Merchant Navy PLUS 3 months of qualifying sea service in an engineering capacity on a fishing vessel of at least 100kW.
The course prepares students to sit the MCA oral examination required to obtain an Engineer Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2 Certificate of Competency.
This exam covers Engineering Knowledge, including:
- Preparing main and auxiliary machinery for sea, testing of steering gear.
- Compilation of engine room log book and understanding of significance of readings taken.
- Routine pumping operations of fuel oil, fresh and salt water and bilge system, location of common faults.
- Preparing, starting, coupling and changing over alternators or generators.
- Safety precautions to be observed during a watch and the immediate actions to be taken in the event of a fire or accident, including electric shock.
- Precautions to be observed to prevent environmental pollution.
- Emergency equipment, its operation and maintenance.
- Knowledge of the Code of Safe Working Practice on Fishing Vessels.
- Knowledge of appropriate M Notices.
This is a 5 day, full-time course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre.
Please contact the NAFC Marine Centre to enquire about course dates.
(Fees are subject to change without notice.)