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Old 29 November 2013, 08:36   #1
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Boatmaster Tier 1 Level 2

I was wondering if anyone could clarify for me what ancillary courses are required for this qualification? Thanks.
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Old 29 November 2013, 10:50   #2
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BML - Tier 1, Level 2

This seems to have the syllabus, but the following website states this:

In addition to the Boatmaster training there is a requirement to undertake First Aid, Personal Survival/Water Safety and Fire Safety training which must be completed before your Boatmasters Licence can be issued.

Boatmaster Training

I believe the above courses will have to be the STCW95 (MCA accredited) courses.
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What sort of boat had you in mind using it for? I did mine two years ago so I could act as a relief Captain on Rum Jungle 23m (Coded for 40 Passengers). The whole thing is much like a Yacht Master. The "big challenge" is the practical and interview - some MCA examiners are kind and others not. It is very easy to fail on the Colregs and one wrong answer will get you failed. You also have to drive the boat perfectly in the exam. My examiner was head of the MCA in Southampton - and he was very kind! The other issue is nowadays you often have to have LKE's (local knowledge endorsements) or pilot exemptions in certain areas or you will be obliged to work with a pilot. The pilot exemption in Southampton is very onerous as it is in the Thames area. (Many questions on depths, distances and bearings to marks). The other matter is that you have to have logged (up to 6 months) employment on a vessel to qualify to take the oral exams for some LKE's. To be honest I do not think I will bother to revalidate the licence. Better now to do MCA 200 tons and then go for 500 ton OOW.
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On the other had it does get you a pretty blue passport thingy which is even recognised in Northern Ireland!!
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Cheers for that Indaba1991. Sounds like the practical exam is a nightmare.
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On the other had it does get you a pretty blue passport thingy which is even recognised in Northern Ireland!!
Thats why I love mine....
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