Marine Motorman Grade 1 – Regulation 45
Course Description: MM2 will allow the holder to sail in the capacity of Chief Engineer on vessels with an engine capacity of under 350kw or Second Engineer on vessels under 1000kw. MM1 will allow the holder to sail in the capacity of Chief Engineer on vessels with an engine capacity of under 1000kw. MM HG course will allow the holder to sail in the capacity of Chief Engineer on vessels with an engine capacity of over 750Kw but less than 2000Kw. To ensure that you acquire the skills to safely operate these vessels, we cover subjects like Engineering knowledge, Naval Architecture, Ship Business support by practical demonstration.
Learning Objectives: The SAMSA matrix prescribes that the learner should have the following knowledge and practical skills at the end of the course understand and apply:
- Engineering Knowledge
- Production of electromotive force by chemical and magnetic means, and electrical distribution systems
- Principles and working of motor propelling and auxiliary machinery, including overhaul and repair work of a minor nature
- Starting, reversing and maintenance of motor propelling machinery including gearboxes and controllable pitch propellers
- Principles of 2 and 4 stroke engine cycles
- Benefits of supercharging using mechanically and exhaust gas driven blowers
- Action of Thermometers, Pyrometers, pressure gauges, voltmeters and ammeters
- Temporary and permanent repairs in the event of a breakdown
- Bilge and fuel pumping systems
- Steering gears, refrigerating, hydraulic and pneumatic machinery
- Properties of the various fuels and oil in use on board vessels.
- Boiler operation and safety. How to blow a gauge glass, check the burner and maintain water level
- Safety Precautions against fire and explosion from oil or gas, and methods of dealing with an outbreak of fire
- Naval Architecture including the basic requirements of ship stability including centre of gravity, stable, unstable and neutral equilibrium, the necessity of centre boards, compartments, watertight bulkheads and free surface effects of large volumes of water on trawl and factory decks, and precautions against flooding
- Elementary business and MARPOL environmental protection
- Emergency Procedures
- Ship Masters Business
Duration: 50 Days (subject to change with new Regulations)
Entry Requirements: None
Additional Requirements: None
Accreditation: Accreditation through SAMSA.
STCW Code: Regulation 45
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