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For ex-cadets, students & staff of the Warsash Maritime Academy, founded 1935 as The School of Navigation & the Warsash Superyacht Academy

Pre-sea Introduction

Students wishing to start out on a sea-going career have a number of options to consider and there are a number of entry routes fro those wishing to become professional seafarers. As well as achieving statutory Certificates of Competency at Officer of the Watch (OOW) or Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) level those on officer education and training programmes can undertake a degree, an HNC and/ or HND or a vocational qualification. All programmes consist of alternating periods a college/ university and at sea and operate, in effect, as an apprenticeship model.

There are a number of useful websites to review:

The Merchant Navy Training Board The Maritime Foundation
The International Shipping Federation
Shipping Facts
Maritime Companies (The Council of American Master Mariners)