The training to become an ordinary seaman consists of the voyage on board the Training Ship DANMARK and craftsmanship workshop training ashore at MARTEC in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
An ordinary seaman has to undertake all kinds of work on a ship, on the deck as well as in the engine department and a seaman has to be multi-faceted, and the better he is at working as a responsible member of a team, the better he will adapt to the changing and challenging tasks at sea.
The training changes between practical work on the vessel, and classes in: technical subjects, working safety and - environment, firefighting, navigation and rules of the road, practical seamanship, marine technology, safety at sea, first aid, maintenance etc.
After having completed the training and 12 months of seagoing service the path is cleared for an application to a navigation school, or a 20 weeks finishing course at MARTEC that brings a certificate as able-bodied seaman.
Read more about the education and see the study programme here.