PVOCC Courses

ABC regularly hosts courses working towards the Hong Kong Pleasure Vessel Operators Certificate of Competence. (PVOCC). This is the Government issued certificate required to drive powered craft in Hong Kong waters. A  PVOCC Grade 2 certificate entitles the holder to take charge of pleasure vessels of 15 metres or less in length and unspecified engine power, operating in Hong Kong waters. A PVOCC Grade 1 entitles the holder to take charge of any pleasure vessel operating in Hong Kong waters.

Next Pleasure Vessel Operator Certificate of Competence (Grade II) Courses are scheduled as follows
(Part A Master, Part B Engineer):

Part A  (Master)    (Choose one course only)

Dates:

Course 1:   10, 11, 12 April 2017 (course cancelled)
Course 2:   1, 3, 4 August 2017

Course 3:   1, 2, 3 November 2017
Times: 7:00pm to 10:15pm
Syllabus: Rules, Lights, Shapes, Buoyage and Signals, Seamanship, Local knowledge and the Laws of Hong Kong Fire & gas precautions.
Cost: $1,700 for member/person/course
$2,000 for non-member/person/course

 

Part B  (Engineer)   (Choose one course only)
Dates: Course 1:  24, 25, 26 April 2017 (course cancelled)
Course 2:  9, 10, 11 August 2017

Course 3:  6, 9, 10 November 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 10:15pm
Syllabus: Engine general construction,  Diesel & Petrol fuel, fuel systems, electrical systems, ignition systems, Lubrication, cooling & pumps, transmission systems, operation & maintenance, fire & gas precautions.
Cost: $1,700 for member/person/course
$2,000 for non-member/person/course


Please click HERE to download the APPLICATION FORM.

All ABC hosted courses include course notes, teaching materials and practice exam questions. However we also sell, at our reception shop, the PVOCC Handbook, that covers the syllabus for both Grade 2 and Grade 1 exams.

Full information from the Hong Kong Marine Department Seafarers' Certification Section, including a schedulee of the latest available exam dates, is available HERE.