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Case study: Daniel Cropp



Daniel started his seafaring adventure in 2012 as a backpacker, falling into the pearling industry in Western Australia. He quickly realised that he enjoyed being a deck-hand and learned how to tie a few knots. From there, he worked as a Pearler for two years until his Australian visa expired.

In 2015, Daniel secured his first contract in the yachting industry and has since worked on three yachts - one of which was a prestigious charter yacht. He gained his RYA yacht master offshore and realised he wanted to progress further in the industry.

Daniel returned to full-time education in 2019 where he began preparing for his OOW Unlimited qualification as an experienced seafarer. He passed his HNC and MCA written exams at the end of the year, however, he faced significant delays in sitting his oral exam due to the implications of the ongoing pandemic.

Having been away from college for almost a year, Daniel turned to Onboard Maritime for some tailored one-to-one tuition in preparation for his oral exam in September 2020. He now holds his OOW Unlimited and is looking forward to securing his first OOW position.

Daniel said:
“Angus was fantastic, very knowledgeable and always went that extra mile with me. Can’t thank him enough.”

At Onboard Maritime, our preparatory courses are designed to suit you, whatever your circumstances. Whether you are working around existing commitments or are looking to refresh your knowledge after a break in studying, we offer the flexibility to help you prepare for your MCA exams with our range of preparatory courses. In Daniel’s case, we were able to support him with one-to-one tuition to top up and refresh his existing knowledge and help identify areas for further improvement. We’re delighted to see him pass and wish him all the very best as an OOW.

Find out more on our courses page or get in touch with angus@onboardmaritime.com to discuss your individual requirements.
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