MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC) – Part I

NAFC Marine Centre

Type25 March 2019, 3 June 2019
AddressNAFC Marine Centre, Port Arthur, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0UN
Start Date2019: 25 March, 3 June. Contact the NAFC Marine Centre for additional dates.

This course provides the basic theoretical knowledge and practical hand-on experience of marine diesel engines and systems necessary to meet the requirements of the MCA’s Codes of Practice for the safety of:

  • Small Workboats & Pilot Boats
  • Small Commercial Motor Vessels
  • Large Commercial Sailing & Motor Vessels

Certain circumstances defined in these Codes of Practice require that “One of the persons … (employed aboard) … should be familiar with the operation and maintenance of the main propulsion and associated machinery of the vessel and should have attended a suitable course.

Please note that if you intend to work on a larger vessel (>24 metres) you may require additional qualifications, including STCW basic safety qualifications.

This course is not suitable for fishing vessel engineers who require different qualifications (see our Fishing Courses).


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