Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2018-09-26 and last amended on 2017-02-03. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Exchanges or Renewals of Certificates and Endorsements

 Except in the cases set out in section 105, the holder of a Master, a Mate or an Engineer certificate that was issued before the day on which this section comes into force, that has not been renewed under these Regulations and that is set out in column 1 of Schedule 1 to this Part may obtain, in order to continue to have a certificate that is valid for use at sea and at the latest on the date of the expiry of the certificate, on application, an exchange of that certificate for one of the corresponding certificates set out in column 3 having, where applicable, the endorsement and limitation set out in column 4 of that item, and for that purpose the holder shall meet the requirements set out in column 2 of that item or paragraph, if any, and the requirements of section 106 or 107, as the case may be.

 An applicant who holds any one of the certificates referred to in column 1 of paragraphs 10(e), 22(b), 24(e), 25(b), 26(b) and 27(b), items 28 to 33, paragraphs 38(a) or (b), 39(a) or (b) and items 40 and 41 of Schedule 1 to this Part may, in order to continue to have a certificate that is valid for use at sea, obtain, on application, a renewal of the certificate, subject to any limitations mentioned on the certificate after its renewal or that are set out in column 1 of the corresponding item or paragraph, if the applicant meets the requirements set out in column 2, if any, and the requirements of section 106 or 107, as the case may be.

  •  (1) An applicant for the renewal of a certificate referred to in any of paragraphs 100(a) to (t), (yy) to (bbb) and (eee) or that has been renewed under section 105 shall meet one of the following requirements:

    • (a) acquire the service set out in subsection (2);

    • (b) provide the examiner with a training testimonial indicating that they have successfully completed, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, a refresher training course in marine emergency duties at the level applicable to the certificate sought to be renewed, and have passed, within that same period,

      • (i) in the case of a certificate referred to in paragraph 100(h) or (o), a practical and oral examination on general seamanship applicable to the vessel in respect of which renewal of the certificate is sought, in accordance with the vessel’s gross tonnage, and

      • (ii) in the case of any other certificate, a written examination on navigation safety and an oral examination on general seamanship; or

    • (c) provide the examiner with training testimonials indicating that they have successfully completed, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, the following courses at the level applicable to the certificate sought:

      • (i) ship management, and

      • (ii) refresher training course in marine emergency duties.

  • (2) An applicant who chooses to meet the requirements of paragraph (1)(a) shall acquire the following service:

    • (a) subject to subsection (3), at least 12 months of sea service on board one or more vessels as a master or mate in charge of the deck watch or on board one or more MOUs as an offshore installation manager, a barge supervisor or a ballast control operator acquired within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate;

    • (b) subject to subsection (3), at least 3 months of sea service on board one or more vessels as a master, mate or supernumerary mate performing watchkeeping duties, or on board one or more MOUs as an offshore installation manager, a barge supervisor or a ballast control operator acquired within the 12 months immediately before the application date for renewal of the certificate;

    • (c) at least 24 months of service, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate, performing duties in any of the following marine-related positions:

      • (i) a shore captain, marine superintendent or operations manager while employed by the authorized representative of a vessel,

      • (ii) a licensed ship’s pilot assigned to pilotage duties or an operations manager employed by a pilotage authority,

      • (iii) a marine surveyor or marine inspector performing duties relating to the survey or inspection of vessels or vessels’ equipment or cargoes,

      • (iv) a harbour master, dock master, berth master, deputy harbour master, deputy dock master or deputy berth master,

      • (v) a watchkeeper or supervisor of port operations, vessel traffic services or a search and rescue centre,

      • (vi) a hydrographic surveyor,

      • (vii) an instructor or training officer in nautical subjects, employed at a recognized institution or by an authorized representative,

      • (viii) an examiner of masters and mates,

      • (ix) a casualty investigator engaged in investigating marine casualties,

      • (x) a person engaged in marine emergency response planning or vessel’s operations, or

      • (xi) an officer or representative of a trade union, as defined in the Canada Labour Code, whose duties include

        • (A) involvement in marine casualty investigations,

        • (B) liaising with or providing assistance to government bodies such as the Department of Transport and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and

        • (C) participating in the development of policy with respect to the training of ship’s officers; or

    • (d) an equivalent prorated combination of the requirements set out in paragraphs (a) to (c).

  • (3) In the case of a certificate referred to in paragraph 100(h) or (o), the sea service must be acquired on board the vessel or vessels for which it is valid and in the area of operation specified on the certificate.

  •  (1) An applicant for the renewal of an Engineer certificate referred to in any of paragraphs 100(u) to (dd), (ccc) and (ddd) shall meet one of the following requirements:

    • (a) acquire the service set out in subsection (3);

    • (b) provide the examiner with a training testimonial indicating that they have successfully completed, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, a refresher training course in marine emergency duties at the level applicable to the certificate sought, pass within that same period a written or oral examination on general engineering knowledge and at any time, have successfully completed a course in propulsive plant simulation at the level applicable to the certificate sought; or

    • (c) provide the examiner with a training testimonial indicating that they have successfully completed, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, a refresher training course in marine emergency duties at the level applicable to the certificate sought, have successfully completed at any time a course in propulsive plant simulation at the level applicable to the certificate sought and, in addition, have successfully completed within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, a training course in

      • (i) automation, control and instrumentation, or

      • (ii) marine power systems.

  • (2) An applicant referred to in subsection (1), other than an applicant for the renewal of the certificate referred to in paragraph 100(dd), who has acquired at least three years of service on board a specific vessel or a sister vessel, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate, is not required to provide a training certificate in propulsive plant simulation, but, without providing that training certificate, the applicant’s renewed certificate is restricted to that vessel or sister vessel and the areas in which that vessel or sister vessel operated during that period of service.

  • (3) An applicant who chooses to meet the requirements of paragraph (1)(a) shall acquire the following service:

    • (a) at least 12 months of sea service as an engineer officer on one or more vessels within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate;

    • (b) at least 3 months of sea service as an engineer officer on one or more vessels within the 12 months before the application date for renewal of the certificate;

    • (c) at least 24 months of service, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate, performing functions in any of the following marine-related positions:

      • (i) marine engineer superintendent or operating engineer manager, while employed by an authorized representative,

      • (ii) marine surveyor or marine inspector performing duties relating to the survey or inspection of vessels or vessel’s machinery, equipment or cargoes,

      • (iii) instructor or training officer in marine engineering subjects, while employed at a recognized institution or by an authorized representative,

      • (iv) examiner of engineers,

      • (v) casualty investigator engaged in investigating marine casualties,

      • (vi) person engaged in marine emergency response planning or vessel’s operations, or

      • (vii) an officer or representative of a trade union as defined in the Canada Labour Code whose duties include

        • (A) involvement in marine casualty investigations,

        • (B) liaising with or providing assistance to government bodies such as the Department of Transport and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and

        • (C) participating in the development of policy with respect to the training of ship’s officers; or

    • (d) an equivalent prorated combination of the requirements set out in paragraphs (a) to (c).

 
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