Third Mate

  • Institute of Maritime Upgrading Studies |
  • English

Program Description

The program objective is to prepare the officers with the knowledge, skills and experience of officers in charge of a navigational watch regarding all aspects of navigation, watch keeping, operations, maintenance and also Safety-focused approach to identifying hazards and preventing incidents. Full compliance with navigational, environmental and cargo requirements is emphasized. Officers will be able to carry out safely the watchkeeping duties of an officer in charge of a navigational watch, both at sea and in port.

Learning Outcomes

  • Third Mate

Markets and Career

  • Third Mate

Admission Requirements

Candidates applying to sit for the 3rd Mate Certificate of competency examination shall meet the following requirements according to ministerial decree 221/2013: Be not less than 18 years of age. Have completed a secondary school "scientific department", any equivalent Foreign education, graduates from maritime secondary school (Seamanship and fishery department) or holding a diploma in river transport. Meet the medical fitness requirements for the certificate. Have an approved seagoing service of not less than 36 months on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more on ocean going voyages. During the required seagoing service, bridge watchkeeping duties under the supervision of the master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six months. Have completed the required upgrading training course in the recognized maritime institution.

Tests & Prerequisites

3rd Mate certificate



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