Shipboard Maintenance

Course Description

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

This course consists of 12 hours per semester for seven semesters, for a total of 84 hours, or 10.5 sea days. CC-MANT is credited in the seventh semester when all hours are complete.

Entrance requirements


Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:


  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