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TM Boatmaster Grade 2 / Commercial up to 12m

Course Details

  • Duration: 40 hours

  • Cost: €500 per participant


Course Date Options:

  • 20th to 31st May: 16:30 to 20:30


About the Course

Course Description

The Boatmaster Grade 2 course is designed to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to act as Master and/or Engineer of vessels less than 12 meters in length, powered by engines up to 350 kW. This comprehensive training program covers a wide range of topics, enabling graduates to safely operate within ports, internal, and territorial waters of Malta.




  • Minimum Age: 18 years

  • Vessel Length & Power: Dual qualification for vessels less than 12 meters in length and with engines up to 350 kW.

  • Operating Limits: Within ports, internal, and territorial waters of Malta.

Prerequisite Qualifying Service:

  1. Applicant must have at least 12 months of appropriate service.

  2. Be in possession of a General Purpose Hand Certificate.

Minimum Training Required: Completion of an approved training course, followed by an Oral and Practical examination covering the following areas:

1. Nautical Knowledge:

  • Maneuvering vessels in various weather conditions.

  • Nautical terms.

  • Handling emergency situations ensuring safety.

  • Safety equipment and survey requirements.

  • Assessing weather conditions for safe operation.

  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

  • IALA Region A Buoyage system.

  • Local regulations affecting small craft operation.

  • Structural components of small vessels.

  • Rope maintenance, including splicing and knots.

  • Compass use and bearing taking.

  • Basic navigation techniques for local waters.

  • Chart symbols and abbreviations.

  • Knowledge of Maltese Islands' coasts, depths, hazards, and restricted areas.

  • Distress signals.

  • Prevention of marine pollution.

2. Writing Skills:

  • Effective writing strategies for work-related documents.

3. Occupational Health & Safety:

  • Recognition of fire hazards.

  • Use of lifesaving appliances.

  • Application of OH&S principles on small commercial vessels.

4. Engineering:

  • Operation of inboard and outboard marine propulsion engines.

  • Low voltage DC electrical systems operation and maintenance.

  • Auxiliary equipment operation and maintenance.

  • Fire and explosion prevention during equipment operation.

5. Communication:

  • Operation of VHF marine radio equipment for routine and emergency traffic.

  • User maintenance and fault-finding for radio equipment and power supply.

  • Operation of EPIRB and SART.

Additional Requirements: In addition to the above, applicants must possess:

  1. A relevant marine radio operator certificate for the vessel's radio equipment.

  2. A current approved First Aid Certificate.

  3. An approved Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting certificate.


Prepare for an exciting career in maritime operations with the Boatmaster Grade 2 course, where safety and competence are our top priorities.

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