Seafish have developed this 15 day basic seamanship induction course for new entrants to the fishing industry, consisting of shore-based training in basic seamanship (covering safety, gear and catch handling, net mending, rope work, stability, navigation and boat handling) followed by mandatory safety courses (Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, First Aid, Health and Safety) plus the Seafish Basic Fishing Vessel Stability course (currently not mandatory). Although we cannot guarantee employment immediately following this course, assistance will be given to students to find berths on suitable fishing vessels so that they can go to sea and put their new-found knowledge into practice and gain practical experience of fishing.
In order to qualify for issue of certificates, you must attend ALL of the dates.
The course is completely free, but candidates are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence.
This course is suitable for school leavers wanting a career in the commercial fishing industry or other candidates of any age who are seeking a career change and who are considering entering the commercial fishing industry as an occupation. Contact Alan Sandham for further information 07802 647531.
Day 1: Overview of the Course ILO 188, HMRC, NI, Safe working
Day 2: Basic Health & Safety
Day 3: Vessel Visits, Vessel emergencies, Radio, Mayday, Location Aids
Day 4: Minimum Size, Catch Reporting, Fishing Methods, Care of catch, Hygiene
Day 5: Pollution, Responsible Fishing, Kingfisher, Offshore Awareness, Marpol
Day 6: Introduction to Ropes & Knots
Day 7: Care & Repair of Fishing Gear
Day 8: Splicing and Intermediate Knots
Day 9: Machinery Checks, Planned Maintenance Per Engine Checks
Day 10: Basic Sea Survival
Day 11: Manual handling and PPE, Vessel Stability
Day 12: First Aid
Day 13: Lights, Shapes, Buoyage Tides & Meteorology
Day 14: Rule of the Road, Basic Navigation
Day 15: Basic Firefighting plus Course Review, Career Planning & Certificate Presentation