FTA Small Boat Driving License 12m MOEI
This is the 2 day course that is required to operate a small boat in the UAE.
The training and licence is authorised by the UAE Government, Federal Transport Authority (FTA) part of Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI).
This licence covers all areas of the UAE including Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, Fujairah, Dubai, Ajman, Umm al Quwain – all UAE
- Passport copy
- Visa copy
- Emirates ID card copy
- Your face photo (passport style)
Part 1 – Theory
The first part consists of a one day THEORY which prepares you to start the PRACTICAL day afloat on a boat.
The theory provides you with the knowledge to safely operate at sea and includes both safety and international collision avoidance regulations. Local (UAE) rules and conditions are also included.
We have an online learning system in various languages, so that you can study most of the theory on your smartphone or computer prior to the practical session. This prepares you to pass the theory part of the test, which is 50 multi choice questions.
Part 2 – Theory Exam
The exam is available in various languages.
Question examples are:
- “What buoy is this and what action would you take”
- “If you see a buoy flashing groups of two white lights, what action would you take”
- “What sound signal would you make to indicate that you are altering course to starboard”
- “What kind of vessel is indicated by these lights”
- “If a person falls in the water from your boat, what are your immediate actions”
Part 3 – Practical Session
The second session is the practical day which allows you to practice the skills, manoeuvres, man-over-board and boat handling that is required to safely command a vessel in the UAE waters.
This includes how to give a “Captain Safety Brief”, safety equipment on the boat and how to use it, safe navigation of your vessel.
You will be expected to demonstrate the following during the practical session
- Carry out a Man Over Board (MOB) exercise and recover the dummy MOB
- Safely berth the vessel (Parking)
- Follow a course and plan a safe route.
- Give a Safety Brief
- Be in command of passengers and crew in a safe manner
- Identify navigational marks and take appropriate action
- Manoeuvre the vessel safely in a marina in confined spaces
- Keep a sharp lookout and obey collision rules
Coastal Safety Institute – our company
Coastal Safety have been providing boat captain training in the UAE since 2003 and previously in the UK since 1992.
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.
For more information and to enrol on the course please complete this form.
|Who is the course for?||This is required for residents and locals that wish to own / operate a boat in UAE waters. Crew may also do the course.|
|Minimum Age requirement||17 years|
|Length of course||2 days|
|Overview of course topics||
|What will I learn?||Safety and boat handling skills.|
|Where is the course location?||
|What are the prerequisites?||Emirates ID card is required to gain the UAE government licence.|
|How much does it cost?||AED 2000 per person + UAE Licence fee|
|What will I be able to do when I complete the course?||You will be able to safely take a boat with passengers and crew to sea for short coastal trips.
More importantly you will have the skills and knowledge to safely bring everyone back to port safely should the weather change or when fog reduces visibility.
|When do I get the licence?||You will be given a “Certificate of Competition” which allows you to be issued with the UAE Government Licence from the UAE.
We make the government application on your behalf. The licence is normally issued within a working week.
Prevent Environmental Pollution
Responsibilities of the Captain and OOW
Trailering a boat
Rope-work knots splices
Towing & being towed
Set and drift
Stability and seating
Man Overboard (MOB)
| Berthing alongside
Turning in small spaces
Travelling at speed
Holding fixed position Turning on warps
Closing down and securing
“Commercial Vessel” Captains ONLY
If you are to operate a commercial vessel, taking fare paying passengers or goods, then you will need to have a “commercial endorsed” licence.
This means that you must hold a current STCW “Basic Safety Training Certificate.” This is an additional 1 week course covering firefighting, first aid, safety regulations and sea survival. This certificate is valid for 5 years.
Requirements for UAE FTA Boat Driving license Commercial 12m
- 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
- Copy of the STCW BST Training course certificates from approved institute
|Up to 12m|
|Up to 24m|