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International Deck Watchkeeping Officer / Captain 3000


The French Maritime Academy (ENSM) offers an International Deck Watchkeeping Officer training course in Le Havre.

Deck Watchkeeping Officer is a job with responsibilites :
– Ensuring safe navigation
– Making sure that the international regulations to prevent collisions are respected
– Participating in the commercial operations when the vessel is berthed (loading)
– Preparing the next voyage passage plan
– Participating in managing medical care

The officer in charge of the bridge watchkeeping in the merchant navy is recruited as a deck officer. He/she is a civilian seafarer in the merchant navy. He/she reports to the captain.

The OCQPI will be able to navigate under any flag, sail on all the seas, with multicultural crews. They aim at sailing on cruise liners, yachts and at working Offshore.


Admission : Post-baccalaureate on application form and interview
Duration : 3 years
Campus : Le Havre
Studies fees 2020/2021 : 2450€

Programme – studies scheme

The course will last three years and will be a certificated course. A significant part will be taught in English.


Registration for the academic year 2020-2021 are closed for this year.

In 2021, registration for initial training is done on Parcoursup. The information concerning the recruitment and the calendar will be detailed there.

Informations / Contact

Discover Onboard practical – International Deck Watchkeeping Officer.

The documentation of the ENSM 2021/2022 training courses will be online soon.

Le Havre campus : +33(0)9 70 00 03 80
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