Deck Officer Class 6 Course at Namfi

Deck Officer Class 6 Course at Namfi

What is Deck Officer Class 6 Course?

Deck officers maintain watches on the bridge at sea and about the ship in port. They are responsible for passage planning, safe navigation of the vessel, cargo loading and discharge, ship stability, communications and maintenance of the hull and deck equipment.


The main purpose of the upper or primary deck is structural, and only secondarily to provide weather-tightness and support people and equipment. The deck serves as the lid to the complex box girder which can be identified as the hull. It resists tension, compression, and racking forces.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is deck in Marine?

The deck forms a singular central construction, acting as a ceiling-of-sorts to the hull of the vessel. However, the term deck also refers to each of the numerous levels or storeys of a ship. A ship has a number of different types of decks which are located at different levels and places on the ship.

What is deck cadet course?

A deck cadet or trainee navigational deck officer or nautical apprentice is an apprentice who has to learn the basic duties of a deck officer onboard a ship. The cadet has to complete the prescribed sea-time obtain a certificate of competency as officer in charge of a navigational watch.

How do I become a deck officer after graduation?

So to recap in order to become an officer onboard a ship you must undergo a 12 month shore based training in a Maritime college, followed by 18 months training onboard ships. Both these training has to be completed for a trainee to qualify to appear an examination as an officer.

What is Deck Rating course?

It is a presea training course. GP Rating course focuses on training cadets in two main roles of shipping sector- Deck crew and engine crew. Deck and Engine Rating programs are available as Individual courses. But GP Rating combines them both and trains candidate Deck as well as Engine Rating aspects!

What comes after deck cadet?

The deck officer first starts off as a deck cadet and on completing requisite sea-time and examination goes on to become a third officerand then a second officer, later a Chief Officer and then a Captain of a ship.

What are the skills of deck cadet?

  • Knowledge of shipboard operations.
  • Shipyard experience.
  • Physically ability to meet demands of job that may include, lifting heavy objects, climbing stairs, standing for long periods of time and being confined to small spaces.
  • Basic knowledge of safety protocols.

What is deck crew?

The deck department is responsible for ensuring safe navigation of vessels, safe handling and maintaining cargo on the vessels in good condition. The ranks of deck officers include master mariners, chief mates, second and third officers, as well as night vision officers.

Who is a deck operator?

Deck Officers work in water transport vessels such as cruises, riverboats, merchant ships, or any type of self-propelled water vehicle that transports passengers or cargo across oceans, coasts, or inland waters. Their main duty involves all the daily operations necessary to keep the vessel running.

Who is a deck sailor?

Experienced deckhands working on large, seafaring ships may be promoted to the position of boatswain, which is the head deckhand. Seamen may work on aircraft carriers. Other common sailors’ jobs include the position of mate, or deck officer. Larger vessels that have more than one mate have a strict chain of command.

What is the minimum number of deck officer?

(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this Regulation, sail training ships shall carry a minimum number of two qualified deck officers of whom one shall be the holder of a certificate of competency Class 1 and the other the holder of a certificate of competency Class 2.

Is deck cadet and deck officer same?

Key difference: The deck officer or mate is essentially an officer serving in the deck department. Depending on the size of the ship, the deck department may have one or more deck officers. A deck cadet, on the other hand is an officer under training.

Is deck cadet A rating?

Deck Cadet/Cadette – are part of deck ratings as he needs exposure to all deck works since he/she is just starting out his/her sea career. He/She needs guidance and supervision at all times by his seniors and needs to learn all the basic seamanship and deck works.

How much time does it take to become a captain from deck cadet?

Once you clear Master exam, you can be promoted to Captain Rank by your company. And generally it takes 10-11 years to become a Captain

Why is it called a deck?

“Deck” refers to a “deck of cards”. Before HTML was invented in the 80s, Apple had a hypertext product that used “decks” of “hypercards”. Each “hypercard” was analogous to a webpage, and each “deck” was analogous to a website. You had acetate slides one would pace on a projector.

What is deck in civil engineering?

The deck is usually built of reinforced concrete, though timber may be used. The supporting system is an assembly of beams, girders, and bearing piles, framed together to form a series of bents or trestles.

What is a deck chief?

One of the most important ranks among deck officers is that of a Chief Officer, the head of deck department of the ship. S/He is one of the four management level officers on the ship who report directly to the captain and his/her second in command after the master of the ship.

What does deck mean in business?

A sales deck is a presentation, in slide format, that you can present or pitch to clients to give them data on the company as well as on its key facts and figures. The sales deck also serves as an important “take-away” or “leave-behind” for your clients.