Funny thing, the english language. Very unfortunate how seaman sounds the same as semen. Must be the most unfortunately named trade in the army! I've head that sometimes you have to go out in to the harbour and pick up a buoy, which could also be taken the wrong way too. Any way gives the rest of the army a chuckle.
I guesed it would involve boats, ropes and cleaning.
Just wondered if it covered stuff like collision regs, buoyage, shapes & sounds, signal flags, morse etc? and whether it was on RIBS, Landing Craft or Workboats?
Been a very long time since I was involved in anything like that, the blasted new-fangled steam engine had just come in to ruin things, but, a friend of mine did the course, when it was the good old RASC, and involved all those hings you mentioned, with extra emphasis on Collision regs, etc for watchkeeping quals.
You get to drive Mexefloats around Marchwood and to Nettley bhoys a lot. And Hang around with big blokes adorned with '70's throwback moustaches. Cross train how to be a Port Op and learn to thieve from the scousers who make up 165 Regt.