An MCA Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency allows you to work as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on superyachts up to 3000GT. It is a deck officer qualification that requires the candidate to complete all of the necessary courses as well as pass the examinations. Once all of the examinations are completed and the sea time and service requirements have been fulfilled, the candidate is permitted to sit a final oral examination.

OOW Modules / Courses to complete

 

Service Requirements:

 

Once these modules have been successfully completed the candidate will need to pass an external oral examination in front of an MCA examiner.

In addition to the modules the candidate must have obtained a minimum of 36 months’ onboard yacht service, this must include:

  • A minimum of 250 days’ actual sea service
  • 115 days of any combination of the following
    • Actual sea service
    • Stand-By service
    • Yard service.

Additionally candidates must:

  • Complete the MCA Training Record Book. This can be found on the MCA website and can be signed off by your Captain and/or First Officer.
  • Have held the EDH for 18 months prior to being issued the OOW Certificate of Competency