The Nautical Department is the Deck Department wherein the students are trained to become seafarers onboard a ship serve in the capacity ranging from deck rating to a Master Mariner.
The Deck Cadet training Program which is one of them for successful school leavers with Advanced level in science stream who are over 18 yrs of Age .
For those who do not meet the above entry requirements, but with S5 qualifications need to complete a pre sea training program known as Advance certificate course for Navigation and Seamanship which will also lead to become a Master Mariner in costal and International vessels with the completion of the relevant training and Examinations.
Upon completion of cadetship plus the required sea service followed by a brief academic time in the school ,the student will qualify to appear to his first Certificate of Competency examination at SMSA.
A Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency can lead to a career as a Ship Surveyor, Cargo Surveyor, Hydrographic surveyor, Harbor Pilot, Coastal Pilot, Maritime Consultant, Nautical Lecturer, Shipping Agency Manager, Harbor Master, Maritime Administrator, Compass Adjuster, Ship and yacht delivery.
Advanced Certificate in Navigation & Seamanship
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