Seafish 5-day Navigation and Bridge Watchkeeping

About This Course

This course is for skippers of vessels less than 16.5m.   The course forms part of the under Seafish Under 16.5m Skippers Certificate.

The Seafish 5 day Navigation and Watchkeeping course is intended for anyone taking a navigational watch and skippers of vessels less than 16.5m operating beyond 20nm miles of a safe haven.

Please ensure that you meet the Pre-Course requirements, if you are eligible for funding please contact us to book onto this course.

Course Aim

To provide the skills associated with keeping a safe navigational watch.

Course Subjects

  • Principles of watchkeeping
  • Rules of the road
  • Principles of safe navigation
  • Uses and limitations of electronic navigational aids
  • IALA buoyage system
  • Lights, shapes and sounds in navigation
  • Vessel emergency procedures


On-going practical assessment

On day 5 there is a test which is both multiple choice and short answer questions and a Chartwork Assessment

Course Information

Course Dates

Please see the bottom of this block for current dates or phone us on  01752 770589.


Course Start

15th July 2024

Course Cost

£700 *If you are an experienced commercial fisherman with all your basic safety courses, Seafish will currently fund this course.


Pre-Course Requirements

You must already have the basic safety courses, including Safety Awareness before you can attend this course.



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