East Coast Maritime Training

Under 16.5m Skippers Ticket

The <16.5m skippers ticket will entitle the holder to skipper a UK-registered commercial fishing vessel of less than 16.5 metres. The MCA have advised that it will become a mandatory requirement for all skippers of vessels under 16.5m to hold the full qualification.

 To qualify to complete the <16.5m Skippers Ticket you must already hold Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Health & Safety for New Entrants, Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment.  You must be able to confirm a minimum of XX months sea time from the date of completion of your Safety Awareness course, and for the 2/5 day Navigation and Watchkeeping you must be able to confirm xx months sea time.

There are two levels of certification:

Fishing up to 20 miles

  • 1 day VHF/GMDSS Short Range Certificate
  • 1 day Intermediate Stability Awareness
  • 1 day Engineering Watchkeeping
  • 2 day Navigation & Watchkeeping

Fishing Beyond 20 miles

  • 1 day VHF/GMDSS Short Range Certificate
  • 1 day Intermediate Stability Awareness
  • 2 day Engineering Watchkeeping
  • 5 day Navigation & Watchkeeping


Non Mandatory Fishermen’s Training & The Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course

With thanks to funding from Seafish, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund we are able to deliver these courses.

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Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course

This NEW 3- week course is FREE to anyone wanting to join the Fishing Industry! The course will cover Personal Survival Techniques, First Aid, Fire Fighting, Health and Safety, Engineering, Stability Awareness, Navigation, Raft Building, Gear and Net Mending, Boat Handling, Galley Duties, Food and Hygiene, Care of the Catch, Seamanship and On Board Procedure.

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