Target Group

For Ordinary Seafarer Engine Ratings wishing to pursue a career as an Able Seafarer Engine Rating.


To provide participants with the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency required to competently perform the functions of an Able Seafarer
Engine rating onboard a vessel.


Your first position on a vessel will be as an Engine Rating forming part
an Engineering Watch. To qualify as an Able Seafarer Engine, you are required to obtain 12 months sea service and complete a task book. The task book reflects your responsibilities and work performed on a vessel. This course is an essential steppingstone to further engineering training.


  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Ship’s power plants.
  • Fuelling and oil transfer.
  • Bilge and Ballast operation.
  • Marine pollution.
  • Electrical hand and machine tools.
  • Safe handling, stowage and securing of stores.
  • Engineering Watch.
  • Maintenance and repair onboard


  • 18 years of age or older.
  • ABET Literacy


  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF) and
  • Medical First Aid (MFA)

Able Seafarer Engine

Course Duration: 10 Days
Course Certification: Certificate of Completion
Assessment: Written assessment & Practical evaluation
Validity: Not Applicable
Completion Exit Level: The competent learner will be able to perform the role of an Able Seafarer Engine Rating effectively and efficiently.
STCW Reference: A-III/5
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