Following several months of nautical training under the ship’s crew, the students are given responsibility over the ship. This is not only during time on the open sea, but also when entering a port. These responsibilities include determining the course of the ship, and dealing with port authorities. All tasks that would normally be carried out by the ship’s crew, will become the student’s responsibility.
Each student can apply in advance for his or her desired position on the ship, and the final decisions will be made by the crew. Positions such as ships captain, captain of the guard, or machinist can be chosen and filled by students. The crew will always be available to assist and guide the students with their tasks on board.
This assignment of responsibility will allow students to utilize the skills learned during their courses, and career orientation work.