Engine Room Attendant (ERAT)


The ERAT’s mustering teaches basic technical skills required for sailors who are selected to be attendants in the engine rooms of the ships and submarines. This 6 week long course is presented at SAS WINGFIELD in Cape Town.

Some of the subjects that are presented include: the Basic Mechanical Course, Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines, Basic Maritime Refrigeration, Basic Outboard Motors, Lubrication, Hand Tools, Maintenance Planning, Ship Systems, Propellers and Shafting, and Safety in the Workshop. On completion of this course the sailors are sent to various base workshops, ships and submarines.

Checking machinery oil levels



Enquiries can be directed to: SA Navy Recruitment Centre at (012) 339 4252 or (012) 339 4421.

Mail: Navy Headquarters, Department of Defence, Private Bag X 104, Pretoria, 0001, Recruitment Section

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revision date: Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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