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New MCA Approved Advanced Courses

The Approved Engine Course (AEC) is the first level qualification for the MCA Engineering Officer training structure. Having completed the course a learner will improve and enhance their employment prospects within various sectors of the marine industry. The course will enable a learner to gain a general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics, electrics, and MARPOL pollution legislation. Learners will have skills to carry out regular servicing of marine diesel engines and to carry out fault prevention and detection. This course meets the requirements for the MCA Code of Practice for the ‘Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels’, the ‘Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels’ and the ‘Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats’. 

The Approved Engine Course (AEC) is a highly interactive course which involves both classroom and practical workshop sessions in order to ensure candidates reach the required standard.


The EDH course offered at Galileo Maritime Academy is conducted at our waterfront campus overlooking scenic Phang Nga Bay and Yacht Haven Marina. The learning environment on the waterfront within our fully equipped facility, on amazing Phuket Island, will leave you with a unique experience no other training facility can offer.

We deliver a combination of theory and hands-on practical training at our well-equipped campus as well as onboard our various vessels. We will provide you with a full understanding of Seamanship, Safe Working Load (SWL) calculations and the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

Additionally, you will leave the course having the ability to perform all the duties of a deckhand; basic knots and splices, rigging of a bosun’s chair, staging and pilot ladders, knowledge of shipboard operations and organizations, lookout and helmsman duties, cargo work, vessel mooring procedures and associated topics.


The Advanced Fire Fighting course is intended for those who have completed the STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course which is part of the mandatory basic training for seafarers.

The training consists of practical and theoretical elements with continuous assessment throughout and additional theory elements for those in command and team leader roles. Each learner must take charge of a team and/or area of operations to safely demonstrate the relevant learning objectives.

The course content deals with refreshing the theory of fire and how to prevent it, on-board safety in the event of a fire, use of portable and other fire fighting equipment, and being an effective team member in fighting a fire. It also covers topics such as ventilation control, hazards involving dangerous goods and the effects of fire fighting water on ship stability.

The course is intended to provide five learning outcomes which are:
  • Understands the principles involved in controlling fire fighting operations on board a vessel
  • Able to control fire fighting operations aboard ship
  • Able to organise and train fire parties
  • Able to inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Able to investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
On completion of the training, the trainees will have knowledge of advanced fire fighting techniques and the precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fires on ships.


This course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with Regulation VI/2, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.

The objective of the course is to train the candidate to be competent to operate life-saving appliances and safely take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during or after launch. The course consists of theory and practical learning. Part of the outcome of the course is that the candidate will be able to operate a survival craft engine and manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship, know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics, and how to apply and assist first aid to survivors.


This course is a combination of classroom theory sessions and practical boat operation. The course aims to provide training the candidate to be competent to handle and take charge of a fast rescue boat in search and rescue operations during or after launch in adverse weather and sea conditions.

The course is in compliance with Regulation VI/2, paragraph 2 and Section A-VI/2, paragraphs 7 to 10 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.

On completion of the course, the trainees will be competent to prevent and manage a capsized rescue boat, recover a casualty from the water and transfer to a rescue helicopter, a ship or place of safety, and understand the construction, maintenance, repair and outfitting of fast rescue boat.


The course is delivered in accordance with Regulation VI/4, paragraph 2 and Section A-VI/4, paragraph 4 to 6 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.

The course is for candidates designated to take charge of medical care on board ship and for candidates gaining certificates of competency. The training consists of practical and theoretical sessions.

The topics focuses on:
  • Participation in coordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships
  • Providing medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board
  • The diagnosis of medical problems on board ship
For information on available course dates and registration please email or 
call +66-90-490-7443.
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