ETS (Abu Dhabi, RAK, UAE) Small Boat License 12m
This is the day 2 race required to operate a small boat in the UAE, authorised by the UAE Government, Federal Transport Authority (FTA)
The first part consists of a one day THEORY followed by a 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 covered.
The practical day allows you to practice the skills, maneuvers, man over board and boat handling that is required to safely command a vessel in the UAE waters.
There is a theory test covering safety, navigation, and the international anti-collision regulations.
Who is the course for? This is required for residents and locals that wish to own / operate a boat in the united arab emirates waters. The crew may also do the race.
Minimum Age requirement 17 years
Length of course 2 days
Overview of course topics
· launch and recovery
· boat handling
· close quarters handling
· collision regulations
· basic navigation
· safety precautions
· safety letter
· securing to a buoy.
· man overboard
· docking station
· safety equipment
What will I learn? Safety and boat handling skills.
Where is the race location?
· Abu Dhabi
· Ras Al Khaimah
· Your own rental
What are the prerequisites? A certificate is issued to successful candidates. However Emirates ID card is required to gain the government license.
How much does it cost? AED 2000 per person
What will I be able to do when I complete the course? You will be given a “Certificate of Competition” which allows you to gain the UAE Government License.
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 back to everyone port safely should the weather change gold when fog reduces visibility.
What is the next course for me? RYA Direct Assessment, Safety Boat, Intermediate Powerboating, RYA Motor Instructor, ICC & CEVNI Tests. Navigation races.
12m and 24m Captain Training Courses at Coastal Safety
Coastal Safety provide many courses covering many uses and boat types including Federal Transportation Authority approved courses for UAE vessels.
Coastal Safety have been providing boat captain training in the UAE since 2003.
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 Transportation Authority for the appropriate vessel size and use (pleasure or commercial)
Coastal Safety offers all the boat and yacht training courses to satisfy the FTA regulations.
We offer the three main training courses:
UAE vessels up to 12m in length 2 day course
UAE vessels up to 24m in length 12 day course
UAE vessels up to 24m in length 8 day conversion course for existing 12m license holders