Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2015-02-04 and last amended on 2014-12-31. Previous Versions

 Every fishing vessel that is engaged on a voyage set out in column 1 of the table to this section and that has a propulsive power within a range set out in column 2 shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, for each certificate set out in column 3 that corresponds to that voyage and range, one engineer who holds, at least that certificate appropriate to the vessel’s propulsion type.

TABLE

ENGINEER CERTIFICATES — FISHING VESSELS

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
VoyagePropulsive Power (kW)Certificates
1.Unlimited voyage or near coastal voyage, Class 1(a) 750 to 1 999(a) Third-class
(b) 2 000 to 5 000(b) Second-class
(c) more than 5 000(c) First-class and Second-class
2.Near coastal voyage, Class 2 or sheltered waters voyage(a) 750 to 2 999(a) Fourth-class
(b) 3 000 to 5 000(b) Third-class
(c) more than 5 000(c) Second-class

Engineering Watch

 Subject to section 253, the chief engineer of a vessel shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that its voyage is planned and that an engineering watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 2, 3, and 3-2 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

  •  (1) Subject to section 226, the chief engineer of a vessel shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that the engineering watch of the vessel consists of

    • (a) in the case of a vessel referred to in subsection (2), a person in charge of the engineering watch who, at a minimum,

      • (i) holds a certificate that complies with section 218 and is required by a table to subsection 219(1), 220(1) or 221(1) or the table to section 222,

      • (ii) holds

        • (A) in the case of a passenger-carrying vessel, a cargo vessel or a tug, a Fourth-class Engineer certificate,

        • (B) in the case of a motor-driven fishing vessel that has a propulsive power of not more than 2 000 kW, a Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel certificate, or

        • (C) in the case of a fishing vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 2 000 kW, a Fourth-class Engineer certificate; and

    • (b) in the case of a vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW, an additional person who holds, at a minimum, an Engine-room Rating certificate.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) applies if the vessel is

    • (a) a passenger-carrying vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 75 kW;

    • (b) a fishing or cargo vessel that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW;

    • (c) a tug that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW and is engaged on a voyage other than a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage; or

    • (d) a tug that has a propulsive power of 1 500 kW or more.

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply if

    • (a) the machinery essential to the safe operation of the vessel has automatic operational features that, while the machinery is in operation, provide fuel to the machinery and lubricate it from a supply of lubricant that is sufficient to enable the machinery to operate continuously at full load for a period of at least 24 hours; and

    • (b) the propulsion system of the vessel is remotely controlled from the bridge or the vessel is not manoeuvring.