Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Fishing Master, Fourth Class

  •  (1) An applicant for a Fishing Master, Fourth Class 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
    1ExperienceAcquire at least 12 months of sea service performing deck duties on one or more fishing vessels that are 6 m or more in length, which service may include up to 6 months in an approved training program if the applicant has successfully completed that program.
    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to basic safety;

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

    • (c) SEN limited; and

    • (d) marine advanced first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Chartwork and pilotage, level 1;

    • (b) navigation safety, level 1;

    • (c) ship construction and stability, level 1; and

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

  • (2) Despite item 1 of the table to subsection (1), up to half the amount of an applicant’s sea service performing deck duties required by that item, excluding any service from an approved training program, may include service on board one or more normal trading vessels of 6 m or more in length.

Certificate of Service as Master of a Fishing Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross Tonnage

  •  (1) An applicant for a Certificate of Service as Master of a Fishing Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross Tonnage 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
    1ExperienceAt least 12 months of sea service acquired before the coming into force of this section as master of one or more fishing vessels of at least 15 gross tonnage or at least 12 m in overall length while engaged on voyages that the certificate sought would permit.
    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to basic safety;

    • (b) if the vessel is equipped with a VHF radiotelephone installation, an appropriate radio operator certificate issued under the Radiocommunication Act; and

    • (c) if the applicant has not acquired at least seven fishing seasons of experience as master of one or more fishing vessels, with no two of those seasons having occurred in the same year,

      • (i) SEN limited,

      • (ii) marine basic first aid, and

      • (iii) small vessel operator proficiency.

  • (2) Subsection (1) expires 10 years after the day on which this section comes into force.

Engineering Officers

First-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship

  •  (1) An applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate who holds a Second-class Engineer certificate for the same type of vessel to which the certificate sought relates 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

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemRequirementsSpecifications
    1Hold a certificateSecond-class Engineer certificate for the same type of vessel to which the certificate sought relates.
    2Experience

    While holding a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, in accordance with the certificate sought, acquire at least 15 months of qualifying service as follows:

    • (a) at least 9 months of sea service as engineer in charge of the engineering watch or in charge of the machinery

      • (i) on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW, other than a stationary MOU, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, or

      • (ii) on one or more steamships that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate;

    • (b) any remaining time in any combination of the following types of service on one or more of the following vessels that have a power of at least 1 500 kW:

      • (i) service as an engineer on board a motor vessel or steamship,

      • (ii) service as an engineer on board an MOU without propulsion systems, credited at a rate of one-half the time served counting as qualifying service, and

      • (iii) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of time spent in laying up, fitting out or refitting on board a vessel at a maximum rate of one day of service for each calendar day of at least 8 hours of work; and

    • (c) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of attendance at a program or course, other than an approved training course, at a maximum rate of one day of service for every three days of attendance, if

      • (i) the course or program substantially covers the subject-matter of at least one of the examinations referred to in item 4, and

      • (ii) the applicant provides a testimonial indicating that the applicant has successfully completed that program or course.

    3Certificates 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) MED for senior officers;

    • (e) marine advanced first aid; and

    • (f) ship management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) The following written examinations at the first-class engineer level, while holding a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate:

      • (i) applied mechanics,

      • (ii) thermodynamics,

      • (iii) electrotechnology, and

      • (iv) naval architecture;

    • (b) examination on ship management practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(f);

    • (c) written examination on general engineering knowledge at the first-class level, after meeting the requirements of items 2 and 3 and paragraphs (a) and (b);

    • (d) one of the following written examinations at the first-class level, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (c):

      • (i) engineering knowledge of motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, or

      • (ii) engineering knowledge of steamships, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate; and

    • (e) oral examination on the knowledge set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) and a knowledge of the legislation relevant to the certificate sought, after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (d).

  • (2) An applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate who holds a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW other than stationary MOUs; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(i) of the table to subsection (1).

  • (3) An applicant for a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate who holds a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more steamships that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(ii) of the table to subsection (1).

 
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