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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2021-06-23. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Masters and Mates

Master Mariner

  •  (1) An applicant for a Master Mariner 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) Master, Near Coastal;

    • (b) Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;

    • (c) Chief Mate;

    • (d) Watchkeeping Mate; or

    • (e) 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;

    • (g) electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS); and

    • (h) marine advanced first aid.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) communications, level 2;

    • (c) celestial navigation, level 2;

    • (d) navigation systems and instruments;

    • (e) deviascope;

    • (f) navigation safety, level 2;

    • (g) meteorology, level 2;

    • (h) ship management, level 3;

    • (i) ship management, level 4;

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

    • (k) ship construction and stability, level 5;

    • (l) cargo, level 3;

    • (m) engineering knowledge, level 2;

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

    • (o) 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 Master Mariner certificate shall acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 500 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on unlimited voyages or on near coastal voyages, Class 1, which sea service shall include at least 12 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:

    • (a) at least 36 months as officer in charge of the deck watch;

    • (b) at least 24 months as officer in charge of the deck watch if they have served at least 12 months as master or chief mate; or

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

Master, Near Coastal

  •  (1) An applicant for a Master, 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.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    RequirementsSpecifications
    1Hold a certificate
    • (a) Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;

    • (b) Chief Mate;

    • (c) Chief Mate, Near Coastal;

    • (d) Watchkeeping Mate; or

    • (e) 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;

    • (g) electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS); and

    • (h) 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 management, level 4;

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

    • (g) ship construction and stability, level 5;

    • (h) cargo, level 3;

    • (i) engineering knowledge, level 2;

    • (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 Master, Near Coastal certificate shall acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 500 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages:

    • (a) at least 36 months as officer in charge of the deck watch;

    • (b) at least 24 months as officer in charge of the deck watch if they have served at least 12 months as master or chief mate; or

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

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

  •  (1) An applicant for a Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, 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.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    RequirementsSpecifications
    1Hold a certificate
    • (a) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;

    • (b) Chief Mate;

    • (c) Chief Mate, Near Coastal;

    • (d) Watchkeeping Mate; or

    • (e) 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) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) communications, level 2;

    • (c) navigation safety, level 2;

    • (d) meteorology, level 2;

    • (e) ship management, level 3;

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

    • (g) cargo, level 2;

    • (h) engineering knowledge, level 1;

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

    • (j) 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 Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal certificate shall acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 500 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages:

    • (a) at least 36 months as officer in charge of the deck watch;

    • (b) at least 24 months as officer in charge of the deck watch if they have served at least 12 months as master or chief mate; or

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

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal

  •  (1) An applicant for a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, 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.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    RequirementsSpecifications
    1Hold a certificate
    • (a) Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

    • (b) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

    • (c) Watchkeeping Mate; or

    • (d) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal.

    2ExperienceAt least 12 months of sea service as officer in charge of the deck watch, after obtaining a Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate, Watchkeeping Mate certificate, Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate or Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate, on board one or more vessels of at least 25 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) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) communications, level 2;

    • (c) meteorology, level 1;

    • (d) ship management, level 2;

    • (e) ship construction and stability, level 3;

    • (f) cargo, level 1;

    • (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.

  • (2) The Minister may issue a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal certificate only to a person who is at least 20 years of age.

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

 An applicant for a Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic 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) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (b) Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (c) Watchkeeping Mate;

  • (d) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal; or

  • (e) Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic.

2ExperienceAt least 12 months of sea service performing watchkeeping duties, after obtaining one of the certificates referred to in item 1, on board one or more vessels of at least 100 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) Communications, level 1;

  • (b) communications, level 2;

  • (c) navigation safety, level 2;

  • (d) meteorology, level 2;

  • (e) ship management, level 3;

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

  • (g) cargo, level 2;

  • (h) engineering knowledge, level 1;

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

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

 
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