Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Watchkeeping Mate and Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal

  •  (1) An applicant for a Watchkeeping Mate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    RequirementsSpecifications
    1ExperienceThe sea service set out in subsection (2).
    2Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

    • (b) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

    • (c) MED in advanced fire fighting;

    • (d) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (e) SEN Level I;

    • (f) electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS);

    • (g) marine advanced first aid;

    • (h) if applying for a Watchkeeping Mate certificate, knowledge and use of a marine sextant; and

    • (i) a steering testimonial attesting to the applicant’s ability to steer and containing the declaration and at least the information set out in Schedule 3 to this Part.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) communications, level 2;

    • (c) chartwork and pilotage, level 2;

    • (d) navigation safety, level 1;

    • (e) meteorology, level 1;

    • (f) ship construction and stability, level 4;

    • (g) cargo, level 2;

    • (h) general ship knowledge, level 3;

    • (i) SIM I, after obtaining the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(e);

    • (j) celestial navigation, level 2, in the case of an applicant for a Watchkeeping Mate certificate, after obtaining the certificate required under paragraph 2(h); and

    • (k) oral examination on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

  • (2) An applicant for a Watchkeeping Mate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate shall acquire the following sea service performing deck duties on board one or more vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages:

    • (a) at least 36 months, including at least 6 months performing bridge watchkeeping duties under the supervision of a qualified deck officer;

    • (b) at least 24 months from an approved program of on-board training; or

    • (c) at least 12 months from an approved cadet training program in navigation.

Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

  •  (1) An applicant for a Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    RequirementsSpecifications
    1Experience

    Acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage:

    • (a) if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program,

      • (i) at least 12 months performing deck duties, or

      • (ii) at least 6 months performing deck duties while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate;

    • (b) if Part 2 requires the vessels on which the service was acquired to have on board a chief mate, at least 6 months as chief mate while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate; or

    • (c) in all other cases,

      • (i) at least 24 months performing deck duties,

      • (ii) at least 12 months performing deck duties while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate, or

      • (iii) an equivalent prorated combination of the requirements set out in paragraph (b) and subparagraph (c)(ii).

    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

    • (b) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

    • (c) MED in advanced fire fighting;

    • (d) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (e) SEN Level I; and

    • (f) marine advanced first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) chartwork and pilotage, level 2;

    • (c) navigation safety, level 1;

    • (d) ship construction and stability, level 3;

    • (e) general ship knowledge, level 3;

    • (f) SIM I, after obtaining the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(e); and

    • (g) oral examination on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

  • (2) An applicant for a Limited, Contiguous Waters Voyage endorsement to a Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate shall acquire the following amount of sea service on one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, which service, in part or in whole, may have been counted toward meeting the requirement of item 1 of the table to subsection (1):

    • (a) at least 12 months; or

    • (b) at least 6 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program.

 
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