FTA  Federal Transport Authority approved courses for UAE Boat Captain Certificates for pleasure and commercial vessels, boat and yachts – Abu Dhabi – Dubia – Ras al Khaimaha – Fujairah – Ajman – Sharjah – Umm al Quwain

News update for 2019

12m and 24m Captain Training Courses at Coastal Safety

Coastal Safety provide many courses covering many uses and boat types including Federal Transport Authority approved courses for UAE vessels.

Coastal Safety have been providing boat captain training in the UAE since 2003.

Standard training courses are available as well as specialist training for safety and rescue.

In the UAE, you must have a UAE issued boat driving licence issued by the FTA – Federal Transport Authority for the appropriate size vessel and use (pleasure or commercial)

Coastal Safety offers all the boat and yacht training courses to satisfy the FTA regulations.

We offer the three main training courses:

  • UAE vessels up to 12m length – 2 day course
  • UAE vessels up to 24m length – 12 day course
  • UAE vessels up to 24m length – 8 day conversion course for existing 12m licence holders

Federal Transport Authority (FTA ) Training courses for boat captains are categorised in to four groups:

 FTA issues 4 types of Boat Driving license

  • FTA Boat Driving license to operate pleasure boats of upto 12mtrs
  • FTA Boat Driving license to operate Pleasure boats of upto 24mtrs less than 80GT
  • FTA Boat Driving license to operate Commercial boats of up to 12m
  • FTA Boat Driving license to operate Commercial boats of up to 24m

There are two classes of vessel, and two classes of use.

Pleasure  Commercial
Up to 12m TRANS tick mark 16 TRANS tick mark 16
Up to 24m TRANS tick mark 16 TRANS tick mark 16

Additional to the standard “Boat Captain Qualification”, the FTA also require that all “commercial vessel”  captains hold the STCW Basic Safety Training Certificate for commercial licences issued by FTA.

 

 

Requirements for UAE FTA Boat Driving license

  • Copy of the passport, residence visa and Emirates ID
  • Copy of the medical fitness certificate
  • Copy of the Training certificate issued by one of the FTA Training institutes
  • To submit the application through FTA online system
  • Copy of the STCW BST Training course certificates (This is applicable for driving license to operate commercial boats only)

Training Courses

FTA 12m

Boat Captain Training

 Two days (or 4 half days for private groups)

Part one – Theory

Buoyage
Chartwork
COLREGS
Fire Safety
First Aid
Heavy Weather
Navigation
Passage Planning
Pilotage
Safety Brief
Prevent Environmental Pollution
Radio
Responsibilities of the Captain and OOW
Safety
SAR
Trailering a boat
Voyage planning
Weather

Part Two – Practical

Anchoring
Engines
Propellers
Rope-work knots splices
Towing & being towed
Vessel Construction
Set and drift
Stability and seating
Man Overboard (MOB)
 Berthing alongside
Leaving berth
Safety Equipment
Safety checks
Turning in small spaces
Mooring ropes
Travelling at speed
Holding fixed position Turning on warps
Closing down and securing

 

 

 

FTA 24m Boat Captain Training

Experienced Captains

holding FTA 12m licence

 – Eight days

(or mix of full and half days for private groups)

Part one – Theory

Buoyage
Chartwork
COLREGS
Fire Safety
First Aid
Heavy Weather
Navigation
Passage Planning
Pilotage
Safety Brief
Prevent Environmental Pollution
Radio
Responsibilities of the Captain and OOW
Safety
SAR
Trailering a boat
Voyage planning
Weather

Part Two – Practical

One day in the classroom or two half days (morning, afternoon, or evening)

Anchoring
Engines
Propellers
Rope-work knots splices
Towing & being towed
Vessel Construction
Set and drift
Stability and seating
Man Overboard (MOB)
 Berthing alongside
Leaving berth
Safety Equipment
Safety checks
Turning in small spaces
Mooring ropes
Travelling at speed
Holding fixed position Turning on warps
Closing down and securing

 

There are a number of modules that we cover in the training including these subjects:

  • Anchoring
  • Buoyage
  • Chartwork
  • COLREGS
  • Engines
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid
  • Heavy Weather
  • Navigation
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage
  • Prevent Environmental Pollution
  • Propellers
  • RADAR
  • Radio
  • Responsibilities of the Captain and OOW
  • Rope-work knots splices
  • Safety
  • SAR
  • Set and drift
  • Stability
  • Towing & being towed
  • Trailering a boat
  • Vessel Construction
  • Voyage planning
  • Weather