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WELCOME TO SEASCOPE FRANCE - THE WINNER OF BEST TRAINING SCHOOL AWARD 2022
WELCOME TO SEASCOPE FRANCE - THE WINNER OF BEST TRAINING SCHOOL AWARD 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
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Entry Level Questions
What is the minimum age requirement for yacht crew training ?
You can take training starting with the age of 16. However, it might not be the case with the actual work on a boat. Employment on a boat is prohibited for any people under the age of 16.
What training do I need to work on a yacht ?
According to the Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention of 1995, all seafarers who want to work onboard commercial vessels and superyachts must complete Basic Safety Training (STCW BST). The training lasts 5.5 days and includes 5 modules: Elementary First Aid (EFA)Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR), Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention, and Personal Survival Techniques.

Other training depends on your preferred career path. Depending on your role you can choose interior training, engineering course, yachtmaster course etc.

Here's what yacht stewardess interior training looks like:

Do you provide accommodation?
Our training courses and packages do not include accommodation. However, Seascope France works closely with a number of crew houses in Antibes:

The Crew House
The Crew House is located in the heart of Antibes, within 3 mins walk to our office and 15 mins to our classroom. 
Address: 1 Av. Saint-Roch, 06600 Antibes
Phone: +33 0628586626
Contact person: Virginie 

Glamorgan Crew House
Glamorgan is situated near Port Vauban and close to the railway station.
Phone: +33 625165457
Contact: Alain 

 Crew Grapevine 
Three private crew houses located in the Old Town of Antibes, just beside Port Vauban. 
Contacts: Kate, Jason, Jenn

Amma’s Crew House
Crew accommodation next to Old Antibes and within 10 mins walk from our classroom. 
Contact: carol_martin76@hotmail.com
Phone: +33 6 19 63 82 50

 

Other accommodation options: 

Hotel Le Collier 

19 Bd Général Vautrin, 06600 Antibes

Tel.: 04 93 74 56 40

Resideal (Apparthotel)

100 Rue Line Renaud Loulou Gasté, 06600 Antibes Juan les Pins 

Tel.: 04 92 90 76 00

Golfe-Juan

Hotel Le Provence 

5 min walk to our classroom/ Port

AirBnB Golfe-Juan

What is an ENG1?

ENG1 is a medical examination performed by a MCA-approved doctor. While it is not mandatory for STCW Basic Safety Training, it is required for every seafarer before taking a job on a commercial vessel. The ENG1 certificate proves that its holder meets the minimum health requirements to work at sea. 

During the ENG1 medical examination a doctor will measure height and weight, carry out eyesight and color blindness test, hearing test, take blood pressure, and listen to heart and lungs etc. In general, the examination takes up to 1 hour. The issued medical certificate is valid for 2 years. 

ENG1 can be booked during the STCW Basic Safety Training week. Below is the list of doctors in France and Monaco: 


Dr C Besse

74 Avenue de la Liberte
2nd Floor
Golfe Juan  06220
Tel: 00 33 6 47 45 22 88


Dr B Lavagne

“Le Vendome” C
4 Chemin du Tanit
Juan Les Pins - Antibes 06160
Tel: 00 33 6 61 15 03 07
Email: bruno.lavagne@wanadoo.fr


Dr C Trim-Cauchois

Yacht -Club de Monaco
Espace Calypso –Belle Classe Academy
Quai Louis II
Monte-Carlo  98000
Tel: 00 33 6 43 91 75 79
Email: drcauchois@gmail.com


Think to bring with you for the examination:

  1. Old ENG1 certificate (if any)
  2. Photo ID: Passport, Identity Card or Discharge Book…
  3. Glasses/Contact lenses if worn plus spare pair.
  4. Any medical reports that relate to treatment since last ENG1.
  5. Payment (you can ask about the exact fee when booking an appointment). 
  • You are advised not to go nightclubbing or listen to very loud music the night before for auditory test reasons.
  • You are advised to drink plenty before you go as there is also a urine test.
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