The Yacht Rating or Deck Rating Certificate, as it is sometimes called, is a newer qualification gained through experience and sea time.
The candidate must have completed the Yacht Rating Training Record Book (Annex B) in at least 6 months seagoing service on vessels of at least 15m in load line length. This seagoing service can be reduced to 2 months when undertaking 'special training', i.e. when following an MNTB course or MCA approved course.
The deckhand will carry out his/her duties and responsibilities under the direction and authority of the Captain and the Deck officers.
He/She will also be required to carry out other duties relating to the safe running of the yacht from an Engineering Officer, and the Helicopter Pilot.
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