Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

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

Chief Engineer, Motor Ship and Steamship Endorsements

 An applicant for a Chief Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship endorsement shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1Hold a certificate

The following certificates issued after January 2, 1994 or received in exchange as indicated in paragraph 45(a) of Schedule 1 to this Part:

  • (a) Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) Third-class Engineer, Steamship certificate, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

2Experience

At least 24 months of sea service as an engineer performing engine-room duties on one or more vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW and are

  • (a) motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

3Certificate to be provided to the examinerShip management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

Second Engineer, Motor Ship and Steamship Endorsement

 An applicant for a Second Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship endorsement shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1Hold a certificate
  • (a) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate with STCW endorsement, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship certificate with STCW endorsement, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

2Experience

At least 12 months of sea service as an engineer performing engine-room duties on one or more vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW and are

  • (a) motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel

 An applicant for a Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1Experience

The following amount of sea service on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 125 kW as an engineer, engine-room rating or assistant engineer:

  • (a) at least 12 months; or

  • (b) at least 3 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program on diesel engines.

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) ship watchkeeping practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Examination on ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(c);

  • (b) the following written examinations related to motor-driven fishing vessels, after meeting the requirements of items 1 and 2 and paragraph (a):

    • (i) general engineering knowledge, and

    • (ii) engineering knowledge of motor vessels; and

  • (c) oral examination on each of the subjects referred to in paragraph (b), after passing the examinations referred to in that paragraph.

Small Vessel Machinery Operator

  •  (1) An applicant for a Small Vessel Machinery Operator 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 at least two months of qualifying service as follows:

    • (a) at least 1 month of sea service as an engineer or a rating performing engine-room duties on one or more motor vessels; and

    • (b) any remaining time any combination of the types of service set out in item 2 of the table to subsection 147(1).

    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to small passenger vessel safety; and

    • (b) marine basic first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Written examination on general engineering knowledge of small vessels, after meeting the requirements of items 1 and 2; and

    • (b) after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (a),

      • (i) oral examination on general engineering knowledge of small vessels if applying for an unrestricted certificate, and

      • (ii) practical examination on board the vessel in respect of which the certificate is sought if applying for the restricted certificate referred to in subsection (2).

  • (2) Despite item 1 of the table to subsection (1), an applicant for a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate restricted for use on board a specified passenger-carrying vessel that has a propulsive power of less than 750 kW and is engaged on a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage may, instead of meeting the requirements of that item,

    • (a) successfully complete training related to the propulsion system and safety systems fitted on the vessel; or

    • (b) acquire at least 10 days of sea service performing engine-room duties on the vessel or a vessel of the same class.

 
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