MCA 30hour Advanced Engine Course (AEC) and Two Day Engineroom Watchkeeping

MCA 30 hour Advanced Engine Course (AEC)

The objective of this course is to provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge and some practical hands on experience of diesel engines to enable them to meet the requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice for the Safety of Large Commercial Sailing & Motor Vessels, the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and the Safety of Small Workboats & Pilot Boats. This short course does not attempt to make diesel engineers from the course participants but should enable students to carry out regular servicing and be more aware of possible faults developing before they become major problems.

Fee: Free (Subject to eligibility)

Course Content:

Compression Ignition Engine

Cycle of Operation and Constructional Details

The Fuel System

The Role of Air in the Combustion Process

The Cooling System

The Lubrication System

Engine Electrical Systems

Power Transmission

Hull Fittings

Two Day Engineroom Watchkeeping

Currently offered through Seafood Cornwall Training as an online course. Candidates can access the training material either at home via the internet or at Seafood Cornwall Training and complete the  final test online at Seafood Cornwall Training.

This course form part of the under 16.5m Skippers Ticket, which the MCA intends to make mandatory.

To enrol on to the 2 Day Engineroom Watchkeeping course please visit the Seafish training website You will need to create a free account on the site in order to access the online materials and practice questions. Once you are ready to complete your exam please contact us to arrange a convenient time and date to complete the test.

Fee: £25

Course content:

4 stroke diesel engine theory
Fuel & air systems
Turbo charging
Exhaust & cooling systems
Vessel operations & safety
Tools & equipment

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