Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating

  •  (1) A master or mate applying for an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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
    1Hold a certificateA Master or Mate certificate valid for the ACV and the route as specified in Part 2.
    2Experience
    • (a) To obtain a restricted certificate valid for use on board an ACV only between sunrise and sunset, in good visibility and in non-icing conditions,

      • (i) in the case of an ACV of more than 10 000 kg all up weight, at least 100 hours of training in control of one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought, or

      • (ii) in the case of an ACV of 10 000 kg or less all up weight, at least 25 hours of training in control of one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought;

    • (b) to obtain a certificate valid for use on board an ACV between sunset and sunrise and in limited visibility, the experience required by paragraph (a) and at least 50 hours of radar pilotage; and

    • (c) to obtain a certificate valid for use on board an ACV in icing conditions, the experience required by paragraph (a) and at least 25 hours of training in control of one or more ACVs while in icing conditions.

    3Testimonial to be provided to the examinerTraining testimonial with respect to a training course for the person in command given by the manufacturer of the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought or by an agent of the authorized representative of the ACV if that agent has been trained by the manufacturer.
    4Pass examinations

    After meeting the other requirements of this table,

    • (a) a written examination on general knowledge of air cushion vessels; and

    • (b) the examination set out in section 18.3.3 of the HSC Code.

  • (2) A master or mate applying for renewal of an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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

    Testimonial of service as a master or mate on one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the renewal is sought, for at least

    • (a) 100 hours within the 24 months before the application date for renewal; or

    • (b) 25 hours of training in the 12 months before the application date for renewal.

    2Pass an examinationThe examination set out in section 18.3.3 of the HSC Code if the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1.
  • (3) An engineer applying for an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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
    1Hold a certificateAir Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I or Class II.
    2Experience

    Testimonial of the following service as assistant engineer on one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought:

    • (a) in the case of an ACV of more than 10 000 kg all up weight, the maintenance required in respect of at least 100 operating hours; or

    • (b) in the case of an ACV of up to 10 000 kg all up weight, the maintenance required in respect of at least 25 operating hours.

    3Testimonial to be provided to the examinerTraining testimonial with respect to a training course for engineers given by the manufacturer of the ACV to which the certificate of competency relates or by an agent of the authorized representative of the ACV if that agent has been trained by the manufacturer.
    4Pass an examinationOral examination or, if available, a written examination, followed by a practical examination regarding the type of ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought, after meeting the other requirements of this table.
  • (4) An engineer applying for renewal of an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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

    Testimonial of the following service as an engineer on one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought

    • (a) the maintenance required in respect of at least 100 operating hours of the ACVs within the 24 months before the application date for renewal; or

    • (b) the maintenance required in respect of at least 25 operating hours of the ACVs in the 12 months before the application date for renewal.

    2Pass an examinationOral examination or, if available, a written examination regarding the type of ACV in respect of which the renewal is sought if the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1.

Ratings

Able Seafarer

 An applicant for an Able Seafarer 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
1ExperienceAt least 36 months of sea service on one or more vessels as a rating performing deck duties.
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) 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; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass examinations

The following examinations on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table:

  • (a) a written examination; and

  • (b) a practical examination.

 
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