Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2013-08-20. 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
    1.ExperienceAcquire 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.
    2.Certificates 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.

    3.Pass 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
    1.ExperienceAt 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.
    2.Certificates 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.