Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2016-08-15 and last amended on 2014-12-31. Previous Versions

Application

 In these Regulations,

  • (a) Part 1 applies to applicants for a certificate of competency or an endorsement; and

  • (b) Part 2 applies in respect of Canadian vessels, other than pleasure craft, everywhere and in respect of foreign vessels in Canadian waters.

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PART 1Certification

Certificates of Competency

 The Minister may issue the following certificates:

  • (a) Master Mariner;

  • (b) Master, Near Coastal;

  • (c) Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;

  • (d) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;

  • (e) Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (f) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (g) Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (h) Master, Limited;

  • (i) Chief Mate;

  • (j) Chief Mate, Near Coastal;

  • (k) Watchkeeping Mate;

  • (l) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal;

  • (m) Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (n) Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (o) Chief Mate, Limited;

  • (p) Fishing Master, First Class;

  • (q) Fishing Master, Second Class;

  • (r) Fishing Master, Third Class;

  • (s) Fishing Master, Fourth Class;

  • (t) Certificate of Service as Master of a Fishing Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross Tonnage;

  • (u) First-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (v) First-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (w) Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (x) Second-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (y) Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (z) Third-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (aa) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (bb) Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (cc) Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel;

  • (dd) Small Vessel Machinery Operator;

  • (ee) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I;

  • (ff) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II;

  • (gg) Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats;

  • (hh) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats;

  • (ii) Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats;

  • (jj) Passenger Safety Management;

  • (kk) Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels);

  • (ll) Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization;

  • (mm) Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization;

  • (nn) Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation;

  • (oo) Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N);

  • (pp) Supervisor of a Chemical Transfer Operation;

  • (qq) Supervisor of a Liquefied Gas Transfer Operation;

  • (rr) High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating;

  • (ss) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating;

  • (tt) Able Seafarer;

  • (uu) Bridge Watch Rating;

  • (vv) Engine-room Rating;

  • (ww) Ship’s Cook;

  • (xx) Compass Adjuster;

  • (yy) Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/surface;

  • (zz) Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/self-elevating;

  • (aaa) Barge Supervisor, MOU/surface;

  • (bbb) Barge Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating;

  • (ccc) Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/surface;

  • (ddd) Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating; and

  • (eee) Ballast Control Operator.

Order of Priorities for Certificates

 The certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(u) to (ff) and (vv) are ranked as follows, with a higher ranking certificate entitling its holder to all of the rights and privileges of the holder of any lower ranking certificate:

  • (a) the certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(u), (w), (y), (aa), (cc), (dd) and (vv) rank from highest to lowest;

  • (b) the certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(v), (x), (z), (bb) and (vv) rank from highest to lowest; and

  • (c) the certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(ee) and (ff) rank from highest to lowest.

Endorsements

  •  (1) The Minister may issue the following endorsements:

    • (a) Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization;

    • (b) Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization;

    • (c) Specialized Oil Tanker Training;

    • (d) Specialized Chemical Tanker Training;

    • (e) Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training;

    • (f) Passenger Safety Management;

    • (g) Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels);

    • (h) Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats;

    • (i) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats;

    • (j) Chief Engineer, Motor Ship;

    • (k) Chief Engineer, Steamship;

    • (l) Second Engineer, Motor Ship;

    • (m) Second Engineer, Steamship;

    • (n) Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Unlimited;

    • (o) Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Unlimited;

    • (p) Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1);

    • (q) Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1);

    • (r) Limited, Contiguous Waters Voyage, in respect of the following certificates of competency:

      • (i) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic,

      • (ii) Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic,

      • (iii) Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic, and

      • (iv) Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic; and

    • (s) Passenger Submersible Craft.

  • (2) The Minister shall issue an endorsement only in relation to a certificate of competency that the Minister has issued.

Period of Validity of Training Courses for a New Certificate or Endorsement

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (4), a certificate or an endorsement in respect of which successful completion of a training course in any of the following subject-matters is required may only be issued if the course was successfully completed within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement:

    • (a) marine emergency duties;

    • (b) simulated electronic navigation; and

    • (c) propulsive plant simulation.

  • (2) If an applicant has successfully completed a course referred to in subsection (1) more than 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, then the following course equivalency shall be accepted:

    • (a) a training testimonial indicating that they have successfully completed a refresher training course in that subject within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement;

    • (b) at least 12 months of service on board one or more vessels, performing deck or engine-room duties, as applicable, within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, supported, in the case of a training course in marine emergency duties, by a testimonial attesting to competent participation in emergency drills; or

    • (c) at least 3 months of service on board one or more vessels, performing deck or engine-room duties, as applicable, in the 12-month period before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, supported, in the case of a training course in marine emergency duties, by a testimonial attesting to competent participation in emergency drills.

  • (3) The successful completion of a course that was taken for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of competency or an endorsement remains valid for life once that certificate or endorsement has been obtained, except in the case of the following courses:

    • (a) a course referred to in subsection (1);

    • (b) a first aid course;

    • (c) a course with respect to tankers; and

    • (d) a course with respect to passenger-carrying vessels.

  • (4) A course in marine emergency duties listed in any of the tables to sections 123 to 182 and Schedule 1 to this Part setting out the requirements applicable to the various certificates of competency and endorsements may be substituted by a course identified in TP 4957 as being equivalent if that course was successfully completed before this section comes into force.

 
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