Engineer Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2

NAFC Course Code: ME02

Venture (LK641), Ivan Reid

Introduction

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.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must:

  • 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.

Content

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.

Delivery

This is a 5 day, full-time course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre.

Dates

Please contact the NAFC Marine Centre to enquire about course dates.

Fees

  • £550

(Fees are subject to change without notice.)

Booking / Queries

To book a course please download an application form, or contact NAFC.

If you have any questions or need any more information please contact NAFC.