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Engine Driver Grade 3 – Commercial Vessels Regulations

Course Info

Duration 24 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 500kW, operating within ports, internal and territorial waters of Malta.

Course Structure

  • Marine internal combustion engines and their fittings, shafting and propellers
  • Preparing, startup and shutdown procedures for main propulsion and auxiliary machinery.
  • Precautions necessary for the prevention of fire and explosions, including the use of petrol and LP gas.
  • Action to be taken in the event of fire or explosion, including the use of fire fighting appliances. Machinery space fire-fighting arrangements.
  • Cooling water and fuel systems, bilge pumps arrangements, including precautions against back-flooding.
  • Care of electrical systems including batteries. Safety precautions when working on low and medium voltage A.C and D.C. systems. Fuses and circuit breakers.
  • Steering gear and deck machinery
  • Fuel consumption; estimation and calculation.
  • Location and rectification of common faults in main machinery, steering systems and auxiliary equipment.
  • Precautions to prevent environmental pollution.


  • Applicant must have at least 6 months appropriate service on vessels of not less than 75kW.
  • 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