Shipboard Maintenance

Course Description

Experience performing maintenance aboard the training ship. Work is assigned as required by the ship, and will typically include painting and surface preparation; operation of hatches, watertight doors, etc.; moving and securing stores; and working aloft or over the side.

Entrance Requirements


Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Other Objectives

Prepare the student to perform the duties of an able bodied seaman in the areas of


  1. Shipboard Safety
    1. Shipboard Hazards
    2. Personal Protective Equipment
    3. Tool Safety
    4. Working Aloft / Over the side
  2. Painting and Preparation
    1. Surface preparation
    2. Paint selection
    3. Painting
    4. Cleanup and waste disposal
  3. Ship's Stores
    1. Safe handling
    2. Stowage and securing
    3. Crane, winch and hoist signals