Watchkeeping Mate and Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal
134. (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.
Column 1 Column 2 Item Requirements Specifications 1. Experience The sea service set out in subsection (2). 2. Certificates 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. 3. Pass 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.
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