How Can I Obtain a Small Vessel 2nd Engineer Training Record Book?

If you would like to obtain the SV 2nd Engineer CoC Training Record Book (this is described in MIN 524 as ‘registering on a study programme’), we need the following from you, in order that we can issue a TRB to you (the book costs £35 plus postage):

If you are doing the ‘Alternative Route’ we will need a copy of your LIA Action Plan (usually issued by Warsash or IAMI), and a copy of your passport. We can then issue a TRB to you.

For info: once you have the TRB, you must complete a minimum of 6 months’ actual sea service engaged in watchkeeping duties or UMS duties. Sea service must be completed on vessels of at least 350 kW and you must document your onboard training during this period in the TRB, in addition to any further service laid out in your Action Plan.

If you are doing the ‘Experienced Seafarer Route’, there are 2 options to choose from, which have different service requirements. This is what we need from you in order to issue a TRB on these two routes:

  1. ‘Limited to Yachts’ SV 2nd Eng Route

Proof of 24 months yacht service on vessels of at least 200 kW, which must include a minimum of 6 months actual sea service (the 1.5 days rule CANNOT be used on the ‘Yacht Limited’ route).

(we need to see 2 forms of evidence – usually a testimonial backed up by certificate of discharge/discharge book/PYA SRB. We can accept scanned copies at this stage and it does NOT need to have been verified by PYA/Nautilus at this point.);

Approved Engine Course I & II (AEC I & II) (we must see both certificates, scans are acceptable);

Basic STCW Safety Training Certificates (less than 5 years old, or updated. We must see all certificates, including the original course if they have been updated, scans are acceptable);

  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A-VI/1-1);
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code A-VI/1-2);
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW Code A-VI/1-2);
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Code A-VI/1-4).

A copy of your passport.

For info: once you have the TRB, you must complete a further 11 months yacht service on vessels of at least 350 kW, which must include a minimum of 4 months actual sea service, whilst completing the SV Training Record Book.

  1. ‘Full’ SV 2nd Eng Route

Proof of 24 months actual sea service on vessels of at least 200kw. If you are a Yacht engineer, then the 1.5 days rule applies, and you must submit 24 months yacht service and 16 months actual sea service.

(we need to see 2 forms of evidence – usually a testimonial backed up by cert of discharge/discharge book/PYA SRB. We can accept scanned copies at this stage and it does NOT need to have been verified by PYA/Nautilus at this point.);

Approved Engine Course I & II (AEC I & II) (we must see both certificates, scans are acceptable);

Basic STCW Safety Training Certificates (less than 5 years old, or updated. We must see all certificates, including the original course if they have been updated, scans are acceptable);

  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A-VI/1-1);
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Code A-VI/1-2);
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW Code A-VI/1-2);
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Code A-VI/1-4).

A copy of your passport.

For info: once you have the TRB, you must complete a further 11 months of actual sea service on vessels of 350kw, including at least 6 months engaged in watchkeeping or UMS (Unmanned Machinery Spaces) duties. If you are a Yacht engineer, the 1.5 days rule applies again, and you must complete 11 months yacht service and 7.5 months actual sea service whilst completing the SV Training Record Book.

email us on reception@hss.ac.uk to apply for a TRB, or if you have any questions – we know that this can be confusing!