Efficient Deck Hand (EDHS [STCW II/4, II/5])

The Ratings Programme is of 4-month duration and provides the knowledge of the functions related to the navigational watch, the standards of safe working procedures and an understanding of the hazards associated with the marine environment and their vessels.
Once seafarers complete the 4-month training programme they will be assigned to a vessel to undergo practical training for six months. Upon conclusion of the practical phase, seafarers can apply to the Bahamas Maritime Academy for certification.