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HIGH VOLTAGE COURSE – DG APPROVED

HIGH VOLTAGE COURSE DGS APPROVED

High Voltage course for Indian Seafarers

What is this high voltage course, Do i need to do this course, Am i eligible to do this course? Is this mandatory? Do we have DG approved colleges in India?

I am sure there are plenty of questions in your mind, Well i have also had the same doubt in my mind so i went ahead and booked this course and completed this course and gathered some useful information which could be useful to you as well.

Why High voltage course is even discussed about?

The amendments of 2010 (Manila Amendments) to the Standards of Training, Certification & Watch keeping of Seafarers (STCW) Convention reiterate the importance of training for seafarers and the need for seafarers to be certified competent in the different areasof their responsibilities by January 2017.

Who needs to do this course?

Every marine engineering officer of management level (Chief Engineer, Second Engineer) and Electrical Officer who is working or may work in a ship that generates 1001 Volts or More and distributes it to any machinery which operates on 1001V or more.

What will happen if i dont this course?

Well, Nothing will happen if you dont do this course you can still continue to sail but when you will go to MMD for any COC related services like Apply for a new COC after competency exam or Apply for a Re-validation, MMD will stamp a restriction on your COC which states ” Eligible to work on ships with 1000V or Less”.

Highvoltage endorsement

None of my company ships have 1001V or more!

Well, As i said earlier if you think you will never work in a ship that operates with 1001V or more then you dont need to do this course, Your COC will have a restriction so you may not be able to join a ship of 1001V or more.

Are there any institute in India that offers a DG approved course?

Yes, As of today there are 2 colleges in India that offers High voltage course that are approved by DG shipping.

Eligibility to do the course.

Well you need some kind of competency just to do this course they are

1. Either have prior electrical or electro-technical experience in a shipboard environment

2. Have completed 12 months sea service as an Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW) while holding an unlimited EOOW Certificate of Competency (CoC) STCW REg. III/1.
3. Seafarers desirous of obtaining the ETO CoC valid for High Voltage Ships have to complete the High Voltage Course as per the DG said Training Circular No. 01 of 2011, for an issuance of the ETO CoCs valid for High Voltage Ships.
4. Existing ETO with at least 12 months of sailing experience
5. Existing Electrical Officers having one year sailing experience
6. MEO Class 1 and MEO class 2 CoC holders

Institutions that offer DG Approved High voltage course

Mumbai

1. Anglo eastern maritime training center

2. BP Marine Academy

3. IMTC – (As per a user comment below)

Chennai

1. HIMT

Coimbatore

Coimbatore Marine College in Coimbatore also conducts DG approved High Voltage course every week for Management level 6 days and also Operational level for 1 Day
Course Fee 6 days Around 39000 Rs and day 7500 Rs.

Phone 0422 2612200

Other Cities

As of today, Only these 4 college in India that offers DG approved high voltage course.

About the course

  • Actual Name of the course is HIGH VOLTAGE SAFETY AND SWITCH GEAR course.
  • The cost of this course is INR 39000-40000
  • Duration is 6 days OR 50 Hours.

Course objectives

  • Satisfy the requirements of STCW 2010 and reach a higher competence level in safety awareness and technical competence.
  • To increase knowledge levels on various standards pertaining to safe working practices on High voltage systems.
  • Work on various specialized components and equipment used in high voltage installations.
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot high voltage installations safely and efficiently.
  • Understand and eliminate accident probability on high voltage systems.
  • Understand system layout and distribution arrangements.
  • Know the procedure of issuing permits and sanctions to test, etc..

Actual Experience from a Candidate

  • Basically this course is of 50 hours hence the colleges are conducting it for 6 long days. The course timings are from 07:30AM to 16:30.
  • There are not enough staffs who have actually worked on HV ships therefore it is kind of new for them too so they just relying too much on the information available in various books and websites.
  • The classes are too lengthy and boring as there is not much to learn or much to offer for the lecturers for 6 long days.
  • All colleges have installed a HV breaker circuit panel which is the only thing that gives you a HV feel but they are still not connected to any live High Voltage and they are simply connected to 440V as its only for training purpose.
  • There is also a site visit to a facility that operates on HV, We were taken to a sub station which was very useful. BP academy in Mumbai takes candidates to VJTI engineering college lab, Not too sure if there is anything that operates on HV.
  • The course is highly priced in all the above institutions i am not too sure of the reason.
  • HIMT Chennai as always very strict on attendance, Professional and strict course timings therefore we couldn’t miss any session, Experienced faculties in their college made the course more useful by answering all our basic questions on electrical which were not part of HV.
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23 thoughts on “HIGH VOLTAGE COURSE – DG APPROVED

  1. HARSH M BHATE says:

    AS HIGH VOLTAGE COURSE IS AN STCW REQUIREMENT , AND AN ENGINEERING OFFICER CANNOT SAIL ON HV SHIPS AFTER 1 JAN 17 , IF THERE COC ARE NOT ENDORSED WITH HV .

    ALL INSTITUTE HAVE A SEA TIME REQUIREMENT OF 12 MONTHS ,

    4E WITH SEATIME EXPERIENCE OF 363 DAYS CAN DO HV COURSE AND ENDORSE HIS COC .

    KINDLY HELP .

    1. Ram Govindasamy says:

      Harsh i dont think so you have a restriction in your COC which says not eligible to work in HV system and there is no time limit as to Jan 17 and all for those holding indian COC….However, when you go for your next re validation that is the time they will stamp your restriction on HV and by then i am sure you will have enough sea time.

      One more thing, 363 days is more than enough and the institutes dont go by exact days and month, go ahead submit your cdc copy and they will ket you sit for the class and give you the course certificate and once you have the certificate MMD just clears off your HV restriction without asking much of questions.
      At this point there is no clear revision on the HV worldwide even my italian friends and other european friedns also say that there is no clear information on HV part. Dont worry as long as your COC doesnt have any HV restriction mentioned.

  2. Amit Yadav says:

    I can’t understand the minimum sailing requirement condition of 12 months for new class IV coc holders. Dgshipping is still issuing coc to newly passed candidates with the high voltage restriction stamp this year. I work in Maersk lime where almost all ships have high voltage systems. I got my first assignment in December 2015 and now I have 4 months of sailing experience. It’s impossible for me to have 12 months of sailing experience before the end of 2016. I don’t know why dgshipping is so slow in everything. Guys like me are in a big trap.

  3. J.Majumder says:

    Please include the name of IMTC also course provider for DG Approved High Voltage Course

  4. J.Majumder says:

    IMTC International Maritime training center in Mumbai Powai Hiranadani Graden conducts DG approved High Voltage course every week for Management level 6 days and also Operational level for 1 Day
    Course Fee 6 days Around 37000 Rs and day 7500 Rs.

    Phone 022-25705570

    1. Sumit says:

      Is the course being done seriously or just a formality like BP marine

      1. Ram Govindasamy says:

        Like i said, HIMT professors Great Janaka sir, VRV sir make it more useful by clearing our basic electrical doubts.
        But the course as such doesn’t have much to offer in High voltage.

        1. Tanya says:

          Pondicherry Maritime Academy , Chennai Campus Near Seamen Club and MMD,Chennai is Approved for the Same and conducting the High Voltage safety and Switch Gear course for Operational Level and Management Level . Course is available for all the weeks .

          The Contact number is +91 8144122221.
          Address
          Pondicherry Maritime Academy – Chennai
          130, Angappa Naicken Street, Parrys Corner, Chennai – 600001,

    2. DANISH SHAIKH says:

      Hi Majumder,
      IMTC International Maritime training center’s batch date and fee changes from time to time. So my friend recommended me to visit https://www.askjolt.com from where I can book the course online while sitting at home. Recommended all my marine friend to do the same.

  5. prasanth says:

    how to remove high voltage restriction after doing high voltage course?

  6. Shankar says:

    Coimbatore Marine College in Coimbatore also conducts DG approved High Voltage course every week for Management level 6 days and also Operational level for 1 Day
    Course Fee 6 days Around 39000 Rs and day 7500 Rs.

    Phone 0422 2612200

  7. Ashish says:

    Is the high voltage course operational level from BP marine academy mumbai approved by dg shipping?

  8. manoj sharma says:

    What are the requirements for doing hv course at operational level

  9. Tanya says:

    Pondicherry Maritime Academy , Chennai Campus Near Seamen Club and MMD,Chennai is Approved for the Same and conducting the High Voltage safety and Switch Gear course for Operational Level and Management Level . Course is available for all the weeks .

    The Contact number is +91 8144122221.
    Address
    Pondicherry Maritime Academy – Chennai
    130, Angappa Naicken Street, Parrys Corner, Chennai – 600001

  10. Ravi says:

    Ref DG Circular 134 of 2017 dated 17th Jan 2017.

  11. Dinesh says:

    This cource is it mandatory for Ncv Coc holders who works on Osv up to 6000 kw engine power ?

  12. Dinesh says:

    HV cource is it mandatory for Ncv Coc holders who works on Osv up to 6000 kw engine power?

  13. Rakesh says:

    How to remove high voltage restriction after doing high voltage course?..
    my coc issued from kolkata and to remove restriction, will i have to go kolkata or any mmd centre can do this??

  14. satyaprasad says:

    any one pls guide me.I have only 10 mnths sea service as an trianee electrical officer in Msc company.now iam planning to give the assessment for coc. hv management level course is must and should for coc or operational level is enough for eto coc

  15. Plaha says:

    Is it true that CMET Lucknow is also conducting this High Voltage course?

  16. Vijay Plaha says:

    My COC is stamped with ineligibility to sail on high voltage ships.
    I am planning to do the course in Mumbai.
    How do we revalidate the COC again?
    News is that you have to go online and enter details of high voltage course done.
    Then we have to go to MMD for revlidation of COC
    Question is how long will MMD take?
    An Noida MMD do it also?

  17. DANISH SHAIKH says:

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  18. JAGABANDHU MAJUMDER says:

    Mr. Jagabandhu Majumder
    Chartered Engineer, FIE, Technical Superintendent IMTC, Mumbai, India. has authored new book “Marine High Voltage Technology” which is first of its kind in the marine engineering field.

    He has earlier written two books in Marine Control Technology and Marine electrotechnology which had overwhelmed response from the marine engineers and Electro Technical Officers.
    With reference to the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments, this book written to cater to the knowledge and training requirements for Marine Engineers and Electro Technical Officers as modern ships, particularly container ships, LNG vessels, passenger ships and special offshore ships are now built with high voltage generating plants especially those with diesel-electric propulsion.
    This book cover all the rules and regulation and the safety procedure, HV generator & switchgear, AMP, Electrical propulsion in detail.

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