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Course Name:

Masters' Orals Preparation Course

Course Price:

€ 790

Short Description:

This briefing describes the structure and content Masters' Orals Preparation Course that will assist candidates who wish to attend for oral seamanship examinations with the Irish Maritime Administration leading to the qualification of Master Unlimited (STCW II/2) Certificate of Competency.

Course Type:

Specialised Courses

Full Description:


Master Unlimited (STCW II/2) (Master Mariner) Certificate of Competency.

Course Aim:                   

The course will prepare professional mariners for the Oral Seamanship Examination leading to the above qualification.  Additionally, the course content will prepare the student to take command of vessels trading world-wide.

Examination:                Oral Seamanship Examination held in the Marine Surveyors Office, Dublin.

Pre-requisite:               Chief Mate Unlimited (STCW II/2) Certificate of Competency.

Course Location:         National Maritime College of Ireland, Cork Institute of Technology.

Course Duration:         2 weeks*

Course Structure:        Onsite learning; 20 hours including;


  • Collision Regulations
  • Magnetic and Gyro Compass
  • Shipmaster’s Business and Law
  • Advanced Meteorology and Navigation Command                                       


Course Facilities:       

  • Access to a wide range of relevant tutorial notes
  • Study rooms
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Library and IT equipment
  • Restaurant.

Course Tutors:            

Experienced Master Mariners with foreign-going command experience and experienced  Senior Marine Engineers will facilitate the course.


* 2 Weeks duration due to Covid-19 Restrictions & Protocols. Practical Bridge Simulator Exercises will not take place until further notice. Minimum numbers required.