Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

Master, Limited for a Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross Tonnage

 An applicant for a Master, Limited certificate for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage 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
1Experience

Acquire, while performing deck duties on board one or more vessels of a gross tonnage at least equivalent to that of the vessel in respect of which the certificate is sought while the vessels are engaged on voyages that correspond to those that the vessel in respect of which the certificate is sought is permitted to engage on,

  • (a) at least 2 months of sea service; or

  • (b) at least 1 month of sea service from an approved program of on-board training.

2Certificates to be provided to the examiner or, if specified, examination to be passed in lieu of those certificates
  • (a) If the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel,

    • (i) MED with respect to small passenger vessel safety,

    • (ii) MED with respect to basic safety and MED with respect to small seasonal passenger vessel safety (certificated personnel), or

    • (iii) MED with respect to small seasonal passenger vessel safety (certificated personnel) and MED with respect to small seasonal passenger vessel safety (non-certificated personnel);

  • (b) if the vessel is not a passenger-carrying vessel,

    • (i) MED with respect to basic safety, or

    • (ii) a practical examination on MED using the vessel’s emergency equipment;

  • (c) an appropriate radio operator certificate issued under the Radiocommunication Act if the vessel is equipped with a VHF radiotelephone installation; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass examinationsExaminations on subject-matter appropriate to the area of operation and the type and gross tonnage of the vessel to which the certificate relates as set out in TP 2293.

Chief Mate

  •  (1) An applicant for a Chief Mate 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 certificate
    • (a) Chief Mate, Near Coastal;

    • (b) Watchkeeping Mate; or

    • (c) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal.

    2ExperienceThe sea service set out in subsection (2).
    3Certificates 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) MED for senior officers;

    • (e) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (f) SEN Level II; and

    • (g) marine advanced first aid.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) Celestial navigation, level 2;

    • (b) navigation systems and instruments;

    • (c) deviascope;

    • (d) navigation safety, level 2;

    • (e) meteorology, level 2;

    • (f) ship management, level 3;

    • (g) ship construction and stability, level 4;

    • (h) cargo, level 3;

    • (i) engineering knowledge, level 1;

    • (j) SIM II, after obtaining the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(f); and

    • (k) oral examination on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

  • (2) After obtaining a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal certificate, Watchkeeping Mate certificate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate, an applicant for a Chief Mate certificate shall acquire at least 12 months of sea service as officer in charge of the deck watch, on board one or more vessels of at least 500 gross tonnage, while the vessels are engaged on voyages that are unlimited voyages or near coastal voyages, Class 1, which sea service shall include at least 6 months on voyages outside the Great Lakes Basin and where the distance between extreme ports called at during those voyages is more than 500 nautical miles.

Chief Mate, Near Coastal

 An applicant for a Chief Mate, Near Coastal 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
1Hold a certificate
  • (a) Watchkeeping Mate; or

  • (b) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal.

2ExperienceAfter obtaining a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal certificate, Watchkeeping Mate certificate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate, acquire at least 12 months of sea service as officer in charge of the deck watch, on board one or more vessels of at least 500 gross tonnage, while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.
3Certificates 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) MED for senior officers;

  • (e) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

  • (f) SEN Level II; and

  • (g) marine advanced first aid.

4Pass examinations
  • (a) Navigation systems and instruments;

  • (b) navigation safety, level 2;

  • (c) meteorology, level 2;

  • (d) ship management, level 3;

  • (e) ship construction and stability, level 4;

  • (f) cargo, level 3;

  • (g) engineering knowledge, level 1;

  • (h) SIM II, after obtaining the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(f); and

  • (i) oral examination on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

 
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