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Engine Driver Grade 2 – Commercial Vessels Regulations

Course Info

Duration 35 hours (minimum)
Accreditation by Transport Malta

Course Description

This CVR training Programme is designed for candidates interested in progressing further in their career and obtain a qualification to serve as Engine Driver on a commercial vessel of less than 750kW, operating within ports, internal and territorial waters of Malta.

Course Structure

  • Operation and maintenance of marine internal combustion engines.
  • Care and operation of lubricating oil and cooling systems.
  • Pumps and arrangements of bilge and seawater piping systems. Dangers associated with back flooding.
  • Steering gears, hydraulic systems and associated pipeline. Emergency steering arrangement.
  • Arrangement of fuel oil piping systems and filters. Fuel tank ventilation, filling and draining. Tank gauging; effect of slack tanks on stability.
  • Oil and grease lubrication
  • Care of electrical systems and batteries. Series and parallel operation. Safety procedures when working on low and medium voltage A.C. and D.C. systems; protection devices.
  • Dangers of LP gas and liquid fuels; refrigeration safety.
  • Precautions against fire and explosion. Methods of dealing with fires; extinguishers, fire pumps, fire mains and hoses, nozzles and sprays, fixed installations, closing appliances, remote shut-offs.
  • Items for inspection on slipway or dry-dock.
  • Planned maintenance.
  • Location and rectification of common faults in main machinery, steering systems and auxiliary equipment.
  • Preparing for sea. Start up and shut down procedures.
  • Calculation dealing with consumption of fuel. Speed and range of vessels.
  • Precautions to be observed to prevent environmental pollution.


  • Applicant must have at least 6 months appropriate service on vessels of not less than 150kW.
  • Be in possession of a General Purpose Hand Certificate.

Ancillary courses required

  1. A current approved First Aid Certificate
  2. An approved Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate

Participant’s Minimum Age – 18

Class LimitationsMinimum 5 participants / Max 12 participants per class

More information:

For more information contact us now through the chat feature at the bottom right of your screen. Alternatively, send us an e-mail on info@maritimemt.com or call on 99434054 or 99434055.

MaritimeMT will issue a Certificate of Completion on the merit of full attendance.

Participants may be eligible for the Malta Enterprise 70% rebate Get Qualified Scheme – https://goo.gl/M65Q8N