Commercial Yachting 500 GT

General information

The Antwerp Maritime Academy offers a training programme in commercial yachting. This training is aimed at the crew of pleasure craft used for commercial activities, with a gross tonnage lower than 500. The training programme is based on STCW requirements and is approved by the Belgian Federal Administration for Mobility and Transport. The programme consists of various modules, allowing for tailor-made training:

  • Officer up to 200 nautical miles out of the coast (officer 200’)
  • Master up to 200 nautical miles out of the coast (master 200’)
  • Officer unlimited
  • Master unlimited

The programme allows building up the modular training from officer 200’ on to the highest certificate, Master unlimited.
This modular training structure also makes it possible to spread the commercial yachting training over many years.

Contact Person: Bie Van Deun (training@hzs.be)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

1041 - Navigation and seamanship

Venue

Venue: Antwerp Maritime Academy
Antwerp, Belgium

Application


Prerequisites:

Required prior knowledge

  • Officer up to 200 nautical miles out of the coast: yacht man certificate/yacht navigator certificate.
  • Master up to 200 nautical miles out of the coast: officer 200’ certificate.
  • Officer unlimited: yacht man certificate/yacht navigator certificate.
  • Master unlimited: officer unlimited certificate.

If the candidate does not possess a yacht man or yacht navigator certificate, he has to present a curriculum and/or sailing time certificates to the evaluation commission.
This commission will decide if the acquired knowledge is sufficient.

Candidates possessing certificates of training modules followed at other training centres, should provide a copy of these certificates to the evaluation commission. This commission will decide for which training modules the candidate can be granted exemption.

Before entering the training programme, every candidate has to pass a medical examination at Mediport  (Italiëlei 51, 2000 Antwerpen, tel. 03-225 00 15, www.mediport.be). 
This examination is required to obtain the STCW Certificate of Competence and also to indicate that you are medically fit for the job..

Qualification

Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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