SVOP (Small Vessel Operator Proficiency) provides entry level marine seamanship skills and competencies for commercial mariners operating small vessels.
The SVOP course is held on site at FMI in North Saanich near Victoria, BC. The course PDF will be emailed to you once you’ve purchased the course. So that our emails don’t go to your spam folder, we recommend whitelisting or adding our email address ( ) to a safe senders list in your email app, or check your spam/junk folders if you do not receive the notification email after purchasing the course. A hard copy of the course manual will be provided for in-class use.
10875 Inwood Road, North Saanich BC, V8L 5H9.
The course will provide the student with Transport Canada required seamanship skills and safety protocol to safely operate a small commercial vessel. Upon completion of the course, students will have:
Chapter 1: Legal aspects of non-pleasure, small-vessel operations
Chapter 2: Basic small-vessel construction and nautical terminology
Chapter 3: Vessel hull types and configurations
Chapter 4: Propulsion systems
Chapter 5: Mooring, knots and lines, and related seamanship skills
Designed to accommodate 8 students, the facility includes amenities and instructional aids, including: