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Marine Personnel Regulations

SOR/2007-115

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Registration 2007-05-31

Marine Personnel Regulations

P.C. 2007-846 2007-05-31

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, pursuant to paragraphs 35(1)(d), (e)Footnote a and (g)Footnote a, section 100 and subsection 120(1) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001Footnote b, hereby makes the annexed Marine Personnel Regulations.

Interpretation

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Act means the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (Loi)

    Administration

    Administration means

    • (a) in respect of a Canadian vessel, the Minister; and

    • (b) in respect of a foreign vessel, the administration of the state whose flag the vessel is entitled to fly. (Administration)

    air cushion vessel

    air cushion vessel or ACV means a vessel designed so that the whole or a significant part of its weight can be supported, whether at rest or in motion, by a continuously generated cushion of air dependent for its effectiveness on the proximity of the vessel to the surface over which it operates. (aéroglisseur)

    applicant

    applicant means a person who applies to obtain, renew or replace a certificate or an endorsement issued under Part 1 or 2. (candidat)

    approved cadet training program

    approved cadet training program means a training program in either navigation or marine engineering, depending on the certificate or position sought, listed in the Department of Transport Standard TP 10655, Approved Training Courses. (programme de formation approuvé de cadets)

    approved training course

    approved training course means a course that has been approved in accordance with section 114. (cours de formation approuvé)

    approved training program

    approved training program means a training program approved in accordance with section 114, given by a recognized institution and forming an integral part of the requirements for obtaining a certificate or an endorsement that, in cases provided for in these Regulations, may be credited to the applicant in lieu of a specified part of either the qualifying service or the examinations required for a certificate or an endorsement. (programme de formation approuvé)

    ARPA

    ARPA means an approved training course in simulated electronic navigation (SEN) entitled Automatic Radar Plotting Aids. (APRA)

    assistant engineer

    assistant engineer means a person, other than a rating, who is in training to become an engineer. (officier mécanicien adjoint)

    ballast control operator

    ballast control operator, in respect of an MOU, has the same meaning as in IMO Resolution A.891(21), Recommendations on Training of Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units, or in any other resolution that replaces it. (opérateur des commandes de ballasts)

    barge supervisor

    barge supervisor, in respect of an MOU, has the same meaning as in IMO Resolution A.891(21), Recommendations on Training of Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units, or in any other resolution that replaces it. (superviseur de barge)

    certificated person

    certificated person means, in respect of the manning of a survival craft, a person who holds

    • (a) a Master or Mate certificate valid for the vessel on which the craft is carried;

    • (b) a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement; or

    • (c) a Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats certificate that is valid for the vessel on which the person is employed. (personne brevetée)

    chemical tanker

    chemical tanker has the same meaning as in chapter I of the STCW Convention. (bâtiment-citerne pour produits chimiques)

    chief engineer

    chief engineer means the engineer officer responsible for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of a vessel. (chef mécanicien)

    chief mate

    chief mate means, in respect of a vessel other than an MOU, the officer next in rank to the master and on whom the command and charge of the vessel falls in the event of the incapacity of the master. (premier officier de pont)

    coasting trade

    coasting trade has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Coasting Trade Act. (cabotage)

    complement

    complement means the master and the persons who constitute the crew of a vessel. (effectif)

    day work

    day work means duties, other than watchkeeping, that are performed at sea on board a vessel involving the overhaul or maintenance of machinery in an engine room or boiler room, or on auxiliaries outside the engine room or boiler room. (tâches quotidiennes)

    deck officer

    deck officer or mate means a person, other than the master, a pilot or a rating, who holds a certificate that authorizes them to be the person in charge of the deck watch. (officier de pont)

    dynamically positioned

    dynamically positioned means, in respect of an MOU, that the MOU is held in position over a well wholly or partly by means of propulsion units. (positionnement dynamique)

    engineer

    engineer means any person who may be in charge of the engineering watch, whether or not the person holds an Engineer certificate. (officier mécanicien)

    engine-room rating

    engine-room rating means a rating who forms part of the engineering watch as the assistant to an engineer, but does not include a rating whose duties while on watch are of an unskilled nature. (matelot de la salle des machines)

    examiner

    examiner means a marine safety inspector authorized under subsection 11(2) of the Act to administer examinations to any applicant and whose functions include auditing training programs and courses and making recommendations to the Minister with respect to the approval of training courses and programs. (examinateur)

    fishing vessel

    fishing vessel means a vessel used for commercially catching, harvesting or transporting fish or other living marine resources but does not include a vessel that is 24 m or more in length whose sole participation in those activities is in respect of the catch or harvest of another vessel or aquaculture facility. (bâtiment de pêche)

    fitting out

    fitting out means the time spent preparing a vessel for its operation during which time it is possible to substantially train an engineer, a rating or an assistant engineer. (remise en fonction)

    Great Lakes Basin

    Great Lakes Basin means the waters of the Great Lakes, their connecting and tributary waters and the St. Lawrence River as far as the lower exit of the St. Lambert Lock at Montréal in the Province of Quebec. (bassin des Grands Lacs)

    high-speed craft

    high-speed craft means a craft certified by the Administration as meeting the requirements of the HSC Code. (engin à grande vitesse)

    HSC Code

    HSC Code means

    • (a) in the case of a high-speed craft referred to in sections 1.3.1 to 1.3.6 of the International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft, 2000, that Code; and

    • (b) in the case of all other high-speed crafts, the International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft, 1994. (Recueil HSC)

    IMO

    IMO means the International Maritime Organization. (OMI)

    in charge of the deck watch

    in charge of the deck watch means, in respect of a person, a person who has immediate charge of the navigation, manoeuvring, or operation of a vessel but does not include a pilot. (chargé du quart à la passerelle)

    inland voyage

    inland voyage means a voyage on the inland waters of Canada together with any part of any lake or river forming part of the inland waters of Canada that lies within the United States or a voyage on Lake Michigan. (voyage en eaux internes)

    inland waters of Canada

    inland waters of Canada means all the rivers, lakes and other navigable fresh waters within Canada, and includes the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as a straight line drawn

    • (a) from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island; and

    • (b) from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River along the meridian of longitude 63° W. (eaux internes du Canada)

    international voyage

    international voyage means a voyage between a place in Canada and a place not in Canada or between places not in Canada. (voyage international)

    laying up

    laying up means the time spent preparing a vessel for periods of inactivity, during which time it is possible to substantially train an engineer, a rating or an assistant engineer. (mise au repos)

    length

    length means registered length unless otherwise specified. (longueur)

    limited, contiguous waters voyage

    limited, contiguous waters voyage means a near coastal voyage, Class 1 limited to the waters contiguous to Canada, the United States (except Hawaii) and Saint Pierre and Miquelon. (voyage limité en eaux contiguës)

    liquefied gas tanker

    liquefied gas tanker has the same meaning as in chapter I of the STCW Convention. (bâtiment-citerne pour gaz liquéfié)

    maintenance supervisor

    maintenance supervisor, in respect of an MOU, has the same meaning as in IMO Resolution A.891(21), Recommendations on Training of Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units, or in any other resolution that replaces it. (chef de l’entretien)

    marine industry association

    marine industry association means any grouping of owners of vessels operating under the Canadian flag that uses marine medical examiners for the medical examination of seafarers working on those vessels. (association de propriétaires de l’industrie maritime)

    marine medical examiner

    marine medical examiner means a physician who is designated by the Minister under section 268 to perform the examinations referred to in Division 8 of Part 2. (médecin examinateur de la marine)

    MED

    MED or marine emergency duties means marine emergency duties taught at a recognized institution. (FUMoufonctions d’urgence en mer)

    Minister

    Minister means the Minister of Transport. (ministre)

    mobile offshore unit

    mobile offshore unit or MOU has the same meaning as in IMO Resolution A.891(21), Recommendations on Training of Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units, or in any other resolution that replaces it. (unité mobile au large ou UML)

    motor vessel

    motor vessel means a vessel whose propulsive power is derived from an internal combustion engine. (bâtiment à moteur)

    MOU/self-elevating

    MOU/self-elevating, MOU/self-propelled and MOU/surface have the same meanings, respectively, as in IMO Resolution A.891(21), Recommendations on Training of Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units, or in any other resolution that replaces it. (UML/auto-élévatrice, UML/autopropulsée et UML/surface)

    near coastal voyage, Class 1

    near coastal voyage, Class 1 has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Vessel Certificates Regulations. (voyage à proximité du littoral, classe 1)

    near coastal voyage, Class 2

    near coastal voyage, Class 2 has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Vessel Certificates Regulations. (voyage à proximité du littoral, classe 2)

    offshore installation manager

    offshore installation manager, in respect of an MOU, has the same meaning as in IMO Resolution A.891(21), Recommendations on Training of Personnel on Mobile Offshore Units, or in any other resolution that replaces it. (chef de l’installation au large)

    oil tanker

    oil tanker has the same meaning as in chapter I of the STCW Convention. (pétrolier)

    passenger-carrying vessel

    passenger-carrying vessel means a vessel that carries one or more passengers. (bâtiment transportant des passagers)

    passenger submersible craft

    passenger submersible craft means a vessel designed to be a passenger-carrying vessel and that can operate under water by relying on surface support, such as from a floating vessel or shore facility, for continued monitoring and for recharging

    • (a) electrical power;

    • (b) high-pressure air; or

    • (c) life-support systems. (engin submersible transportant des passagers)

    place

    place, in respect of a voyage, means

    • (a) a port; or

    • (b) a marine installation or vessel that is used for loading or unloading vessels. (lieu)

    Pollution Convention

    Pollution Convention means the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, signed at London on November 2, 1973, and the Protocol of 1978 relating to the Convention, signed at London on February 17, 1978, and any amendments, whenever made, to Protocol I, the Annexes or the Appendices to that Convention. (Convention sur la pollution)

    propulsive power

    propulsive power means the power in kilowatts that is specified in a vessel’s certificate of registry or the total installed power in kilowatts that can be directed to propel the vessel, whichever is greater. (puissance de propulsion)

    qualifying service

    qualifying service means service credited to an applicant in order for them to meet the experience requirements for a certificate or an endorsement issued under Part 1. (service admissible)

    radio watch

    radio watch means the period during which a member of the complement is required to be at the ship station and in charge of communications. (veille radioélectrique)

    rated generator capacity

    rated generator capacity means the aggregate capacity obtained by adding together the individually rated capacities of all of the generators on a vessel. (capacité nominale de production d’énergie électrique)

    rating

    rating means a member of the complement of a vessel other than the master or an officer. (matelot)

    recognized institution

    recognized institution means a training institution, designated by the Minister, that administers, in accordance with the established practices and requirements of the domestic and international marine industry, approved training courses and approved training programs for the purpose of giving applicants the training necessary to obtain a training certificate, a certificate of competency or an endorsement issued or required under these Regulations. (établissement reconnu)

    registered nurse

    registered nurse means a person registered or licensed as a nurse under the laws of a province. (infirmier autorisée)

    sailing vessel

    sailing vessel means a vessel that has sufficient sail area for navigation under sails alone, whether or not fitted with mechanical means of propulsion. (bâtiment à voile)

    sea area A2

    sea area A2, sea area A3 and sea area A4 have the same meanings, respectively, as in Chapter IV of SOLAS. (zone océanique A2, zone océanique A3etzone océanique A4)

    seafarer

    seafarer means a person who is employed or is to be employed in any capacity on board a vessel. (navigant)

    sea service

    sea service means a period of qualifying service spent by a person employed on board a vessel and includes service while the vessel is in port, loading or unloading, at anchor, in refit or in dry-dock, if that service forms part of a voyage. (service en mer)

    second engineer

    second engineer means the engineer next to the chief engineer in the line of authority. (officier mécanicien en second)

    SEN

    SEN means an approved training course in simulated electronic navigation. (NES)

    sheltered waters voyage

    sheltered waters voyage has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Vessel Certificates Regulations. (voyage en eaux abritées)

    SIM

    SIM means an examination on simulated electronic navigation administered by an examiner. (SIM)

    SOLAS

    SOLAS means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea of 1974, and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the Convention. (SOLAS)

    stationary MOU

    stationary MOU means an MOU that is not underway, that is not maintaining position by means of thrusters or dynamic positioning or that does not keep the propulsion unit in standby mode. (UML stationnaire)

    STCW Code

    STCW Code means the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code adopted under the STCW Convention. (Code STCW)

    STCW Convention

    STCW Convention means the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978. (Convention STCW)

    steamship

    steamship means a vessel whose propulsive power is derived from boilers and steam engines. (bâtiment à vapeur)

    TP 2293

    TP 2293 means the standard entitled The Examination and Certification of Seafarers, published by the Department of Transport. (TP 2293)

    TP 4957

    TP 4957 means the standard entitled Marine Emergency Duties Training Courses, published by the Department of Transport. (TP 4957)

    TP 10937

    TP 10937 means the standard entitled Mobile Offshore Unit Training Courses, published by the Department of Transport. (TP 10937)

    training certificate

    training certificate means a document issued by a recognized institution evidencing the holder’s successful completion of an approved training program or approved training course. (certificat de formation)

    tug

    tug means a vessel used exclusively in operations associated with towing another vessel or a floating object astern or alongside or in pushing another vessel or a floating object ahead. (remorqueur)

    unlimited voyage

    unlimited voyage has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Vessel Certificates Regulations. (voyage illimité)

    vessel of open construction

    vessel of open construction means a vessel of which less than 50% of the length is covered full width, at or above the gunwale level, by decks or permanent enclosures. (bâtiment non ponté)

    watch

    watch means

    • (a) in respect of a vessel, that part of the complement that is required for the purpose of attending to the navigation, communications, machinery and security of the vessel, including, under the conditions of subsection 215(2), the master; and

    • (b) in respect of a member of the complement, the period during which the member is required to be on call or the physical presence of the member is required

    • (i) on the bridge or deck, in the case of the master, a mate or a deck rating, or

    • (ii) in the engine room, in the case of an engineer or engine-room rating. (quart)

    wing-in-ground craft

    wing-in-ground craft has the same meaning as in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972. (navion)

  • (2) For the purposes of these Regulations,

    • (a) in section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code, every reference to the “International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972” shall be read as a reference to the Collision Regulations;

    • (b) in section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code, every reference to the “Radio Regulations” shall be read as a reference to the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999; and

    • (c) in IMO Resolution A.890(21), Principles of Safe Manning, or any other resolution that replaces it, every reference to “company” shall be read to mean “authorized representative” and every reference to an approved “Ship’s Security Plan” shall be read to mean a “vessel security plan” as approved by the Minister under the Marine Transportation Security Regulations by the Minister.

  • (3) For the purpose of these Regulations, every reference to ro-ro passenger ship in a document incorporated by reference in these Regulations means ro-ro vessel that is a passenger-carrying vessel and every reference to air cushion vehicle means air cushion vessel.

  • (4) Except as otherwise indicated in these Regulations, any reference to a document incorporated by reference into these Regulations is a reference to the document as amended from time to time.

  • (5) For the purpose of interpreting any material incorporated by reference into these Regulations, “should” shall be read to mean “shall”.

  • (6) In the event of an inconsistency between a definition in any material incorporated by reference into these Regulations and any other definition in these Regulations, that other definition prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • (7) For the purposes of these Regulations and of all provisions of the Guidelines for Conducting Pre-sea and Periodic Medical Fitness Examinations for Seafarers, “medical standards” shall be read to mean the medical standards set out in those Guidelines and the additional standards provided in subsection 270(1).

  • (8) For the purposes of interpreting the STCW Convention, sea service has the same meaning as in subsection (1).

  • (9) For the purposes of interpreting the STCW Convention and the STCW Code, Administration has the same meaning as in subsection (1).

Application

 In these Regulations,

  • (a) Part 1 applies to applicants for a certificate of competency or an endorsement; and

  • (b) Part 2 applies in respect of Canadian vessels, other than pleasure craft, everywhere and in respect of foreign vessels in Canadian waters.

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PART 1Certification

Certificates of Competency

 The Minister may issue the following certificates:

  • (a) Master Mariner;

  • (b) Master, Near Coastal;

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

  • (d) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;

  • (e) Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (f) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (g) Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (h) Master, Limited;

  • (i) Chief Mate;

  • (j) Chief Mate, Near Coastal;

  • (k) Watchkeeping Mate;

  • (l) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal;

  • (m) Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (n) Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (o) Chief Mate, Limited;

  • (p) Fishing Master, First Class;

  • (q) Fishing Master, Second Class;

  • (r) Fishing Master, Third Class;

  • (s) Fishing Master, Fourth Class;

  • (t) Certificate of Service as Master of a Fishing Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross Tonnage;

  • (u) First-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (v) First-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (w) Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (x) Second-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (y) Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (z) Third-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (aa) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

  • (bb) Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship;

  • (cc) Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel;

  • (dd) Small Vessel Machinery Operator;

  • (ee) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I;

  • (ff) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II;

  • (gg) Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats;

  • (hh) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats;

  • (ii) Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats;

  • (jj) Passenger Safety Management;

  • (kk) Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels);

  • (ll) Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization;

  • (mm) Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization;

  • (nn) Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation;

  • (oo) Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N);

  • (pp) Supervisor of a Chemical Transfer Operation;

  • (qq) Supervisor of a Liquefied Gas Transfer Operation;

  • (rr) High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating;

  • (ss) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating;

  • (tt) Able Seafarer;

  • (uu) Bridge Watch Rating;

  • (vv) Engine-room Rating;

  • (ww) Ship’s Cook;

  • (xx) Compass Adjuster;

  • (yy) Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/surface;

  • (zz) Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/self-elevating;

  • (aaa) Barge Supervisor, MOU/surface;

  • (bbb) Barge Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating;

  • (ccc) Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/surface;

  • (ddd) Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating; and

  • (eee) Ballast Control Operator.

Order of Priorities for Certificates

 The certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(u) to (ff) and (vv) are ranked as follows, with a higher ranking certificate entitling its holder to all of the rights and privileges of the holder of any lower ranking certificate:

  • (a) the certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(u), (w), (y), (aa), (cc), (dd) and (vv) rank from highest to lowest;

  • (b) the certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(v), (x), (z), (bb) and (vv) rank from highest to lowest; and

  • (c) the certificates referred to in paragraphs 100(ee) and (ff) rank from highest to lowest.

Endorsements

  •  (1) The Minister may issue the following endorsements:

    • (a) Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization;

    • (b) Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization;

    • (c) Specialized Oil Tanker Training;

    • (d) Specialized Chemical Tanker Training;

    • (e) Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training;

    • (f) Passenger Safety Management;

    • (g) Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels);

    • (h) Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats;

    • (i) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats;

    • (j) Chief Engineer, Motor Ship;

    • (k) Chief Engineer, Steamship;

    • (l) Second Engineer, Motor Ship;

    • (m) Second Engineer, Steamship;

    • (n) Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Unlimited;

    • (o) Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Unlimited;

    • (p) Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1);

    • (q) Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1);

    • (r) Limited, Contiguous Waters Voyage, in respect of the following certificates of competency:

      • (i) Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic,

      • (ii) Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic,

      • (iii) Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic, and

      • (iv) Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic; and

    • (s) Passenger Submersible Craft.

  • (2) The Minister shall issue an endorsement only in relation to a certificate of competency that the Minister has issued.

Period of Validity of Training Courses for a New Certificate or Endorsement

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (4), a certificate or an endorsement in respect of which successful completion of a training course in any of the following subject-matters is required may only be issued if the course was successfully completed within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement:

    • (a) marine emergency duties;

    • (b) simulated electronic navigation; and

    • (c) propulsive plant simulation.

  • (2) If an applicant has successfully completed a course referred to in subsection (1) more than 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, then the following course equivalency shall be accepted:

    • (a) a training testimonial indicating that they have successfully completed a refresher training course in that subject within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement;

    • (b) at least 12 months of service on board one or more vessels, performing deck or engine-room duties, as applicable, within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, supported, in the case of a training course in marine emergency duties, by a testimonial attesting to competent participation in emergency drills; or

    • (c) at least 3 months of service on board one or more vessels, performing deck or engine-room duties, as applicable, in the 12-month period before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, supported, in the case of a training course in marine emergency duties, by a testimonial attesting to competent participation in emergency drills.

  • (3) The successful completion of a course that was taken for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of competency or an endorsement remains valid for life once that certificate or endorsement has been obtained, except in the case of the following courses:

    • (a) a course referred to in subsection (1);

    • (b) a first aid course;

    • (c) a course with respect to tankers; and

    • (d) a course with respect to passenger-carrying vessels.

  • (4) A course in marine emergency duties listed in any of the tables to sections 123 to 182 and Schedule 1 to this Part setting out the requirements applicable to the various certificates of competency and endorsements may be substituted by a course identified in TP 4957 as being equivalent if that course was successfully completed before this section comes into force.

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).

 An applicant for the renewal of a certificate referred to in any of paragraphs 100(nn) to (qq) issued under these Regulations or an equivalent supervisor of transfer operations certificate issued under the Marine Certification Regulations shall provide the examiner with a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to STCW basic safety and shall

  • (a) have acquired at least 3 months of service within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate, which service shall include duties relating to oil, chemical or liquefied gas transfer operations relating to the certificate sought and, if the applicant is the holder of a Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N) certificate, provide the examiner with a testimonial of the applicant’s completion, within the 5 years before that date, of at least three transfers in waters north of 60° N; or

  • (b) provide the examiner with a training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate, with respect to a course in supervision of an oil transfer operation, supervision of a chemical transfer operation or specialized liquefied gas tanker safety relating to the certificate sought.

  •  (1) An applicant for renewal of the certificate referred to in paragraph 100(jj) or the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(f) shall provide the examiner with

    • (a) a training testimonial indicating that, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, they have successfully completed a refresher training course in passenger safety management; or

    • (b) testimonial of at least 3 months of service, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, on one or more passenger-carrying vessels, attesting to competent participation in emergency drills.

  • (2) An applicant for renewal of the certificate referred to in paragraph 100(kk) or the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(g) shall provide the examiner with

    • (a) a training testimonial indicating that, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, they have successfully completed a refresher training course in specialized passenger safety management (ro-ro vessels); or

    • (b) testimonial of at least 3 months of service, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, on one or more ro-ro vessels that are passenger-carrying vessels, attesting to competent participation in emergency drills.

Application for Examination and Eligibility

  •  (1) Unless otherwise indicated in these Regulations, an applicant for a certificate of competency or an endorsement issued under these Regulations shall

    • (a) be at least 18 years of age on the day on which they receive the certificate or endorsement; and

    • (b) have started to acquire the sea service required to obtain the certificate or endorsement after having reached 16 years of age or, in the case of service acquired on a fishing vessel in respect of an application for a fishing certificate, 15 years of age.

  • (2) An applicant shall provide the following to the examiner, at least two weeks before the first of the examinations referred to in these Regulations that the applicant seeks to take:

    • (a) a signed application containing the information and declarations set out in Schedule 2 to this Part;

    • (b) the applicant’s birth certificate or equivalent;

    • (c) all of the discharge books and any certificates of discharge in respect of the qualifying service required for the certificate or endorsement sought;

    • (d) any testimonials, containing the required signatures and at least the information set out in Schedule 4 or 5 to this Part, as the case may be, in respect of the sea service required for the certificate or endorsement sought; and

    • (e) any pertinent certificate held by the applicant, including certificates issued by an Administration, other than the Minister, recognized by the IMO as being compliant with the STCW Convention.

  • (3) An application made under these Regulations for an examination in respect of the issuance, exchange or renewal of a certificate of competency or an endorsement remains valid for a period of 1 year after the day on which the examiner receives the application.

  • (4) An applicant who, as part of an approved training program, is required to maintain and complete a training record book while on board a vessel shall, in order to have that training recognized, present to the examiner the completed book, evaluated as being satisfactory by the recognized institution responsible for that program.

  • (5) An applicant, in order to be eligible for an examination, shall pay the applicable fees set out in column 2 of the table to subsection 121(1) each time the applicant takes the examination.

 Before a certificate of competency or an endorsement is issued to an applicant, the applicant shall provide the examiner with

  • (a) proof that the applicant is a qualified person; and

  • (b) except if the applicant is applying for a certificate of competency referred to in section 131 that is valid in respect of a vessel that is not a passenger-carrying vessel or in section 138, 143, 151 or 174, either a medical certificate or a provisional medical certificate that is in effect and that was issued in respect of the applicant in accordance with Division 8 of Part 2 attesting to the applicant’s fitness to

    • (i) perform the duties to which the certificate of competency or endorsement relates, and

    • (ii) make the voyages that the certificate of competency or endorsement authorizes.

Examinations

  •  (1) The examiner shall ensure that an applicant follows the examination procedures established by TP 2293 to ensure that examinations are conducted properly and that standards of objective evaluation, fairness, merit and equity are upheld.

  • (2) An applicant who does not follow the procedures referred to in subsection (1) automatically fails the examination.

  •  (1) A passing grade obtained in any of the following examinations remains valid for 5 years after the date of the examination:

    • (a) an examination taken for the purpose of obtaining a Master, a Mate, an Able Seafarer or a Bridge Watch Rating certificate; and

    • (b) one of the following engineering examinations when taken for the purpose of obtaining an Engineer certificate:

      • (i) general engineering knowledge,

      • (ii) engineering knowledge of motor vessels, or

      • (iii) engineering knowledge of steamships.

  • (2) A passing grade obtained in an engineering examination taken for the purpose of obtaining an Engineer certificate, other than an examination referred to in paragraph (1)(b), remains valid for life.

  • (3) A passing grade in an examination remains valid for life after the certificate of competency or endorsement, in respect of which the examination was taken, is obtained or renewed.

Approved Training

 The Minister, on the recommendation of an examiner, shall approve a training program or a training course as an approved training program or approved training course, as the case may be, if it meets the standards respecting the training and assessment of seafarers that are applicable to the training to be provided and assessment to be performed, as set out in the Quality Management Manual — Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage, in the chapter entitled Approval of Marine Training Courses and Programs, dated July 30, 2001, as amended in June 2007, established in accordance with Regulation I/8 of the STCW Convention and published by the Department of Transport.

Computation of Qualifying Service

  •  (1) For the purpose of calculating sea service, 8 hours of service equals one day of sea service.

  • (2) Service for watches of other than 8 hours in a calendar day shall be prorated to a maximum of 12 hours for that day based on a 12-hour watch equalling one and one-half days of sea service except for applicants registered in an approved cadet training program whose sea service shall be calculated on the basis of any amount of service in one calendar day equalling one day of service.

  • (3) In calculating the number of months of qualifying service, the total number of days of credited sea service shall be divided by 30.

 Unless otherwise specified in these Regulations, service on board an MOU or any other vessel, including a vessel engaged in commercial activities other than the carriage of passengers or the handling of cargo, shall be assessed as qualifying service in accordance with Chapter 3 of TP 2293.

 Sea service acquired as a junior officer to a mate in charge of the deck watch shall be credited at the ratio of two thirds of a day of sea service for every day of actual sea service, taking into consideration the limitations set out in section 115, up to a maximum of 9 months, for the purpose of obtaining any Master or Mate certificate.

 If an applicant deserts a vessel after making an agreement with the crew undertaking to serve on that vessel, any sea service performed by the applicant on that vessel before the applicant’s desertion is not recognized in the computation of sea service for the purpose of obtaining any certificate or endorsement.

Direct Examination

  •  (1) A qualified person who wishes to obtain a certificate issued under these Regulations and who is the holder of one of the following documents may apply for an examiner to assess their qualifications against the requirements of these Regulations for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of an equivalent or lower rank:

    • (a) a certificate issued under the STCW Convention, valid for use at sea without restrictions as to tonnage or class of voyage, issued by an Administration recognized by the IMO as being STCW compliant;

    • (b) a certificate of service issued by the Minister;

    • (c) a qualification issued by the Department of National Defence, including but not limited to deck and engineering qualifications; or

    • (d) a Canadian Coast Guard Watchkeeping or Command certificate.

  • (2) The examiner shall assess the applicant’s qualifications against the requirements of these Regulations by adhering to the evaluation procedures and criteria set out in TP 2293 that are specified as being applicable to the applicant’s situation.

Other Conditions Applicable to Certificates and Endorsements

  •  (1) A certificate of competency or an endorsement required under these Regulations shall

    • (a) if it is issued after the day on which this section comes into force, be issued under this Part;

    • (b) if it was issued on or after July 30, 1997 but before the day on which this section comes into force, have been issued under the Marine Certification Regulations; or

    • (c) if it was issued before July 30, 1997, have been issued under one of the following Regulations:

      • (i) the Certification of Able Seamen Regulations,

      • (ii) the Certification of Lifeboat Men Regulations,

      • (iii) the Certification of Ships’ Cooks Regulations,

      • (iv) the Marine Engineer Examination Regulations, or

      • (v) the Masters and Mates Examination Regulations.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), a certificate of competency shall be endorsed as meeting the requirements of the STCW Convention, except if the certificate is

    • (a) valid only on a fishing vessel, a high-speed craft, a passenger submersible craft, an air cushion vessel or a mobile offshore unit;

    • (b) valid only for a limited, contiguous waters voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage;

    • (c) a master, inland waters certificate (CIW) issued before September 1, 1977;

    • (d) a master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage certificate (CHT 350) issued before September 1, 1977;

    • (e) a master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage certificate (CIW 350) issued before September 1, 1977;

    • (f) a certificate of service as master of a steamship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage;

    • (g) a first mate, inland waters certificate (1MIW) issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1976;

    • (h) a second mate, inland waters certificate (2MIW) issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1975;

    • (i) a certificate of service as master of a ship of not more than 1 600 tons, gross tonnage;

    • (j) a compass adjuster certificate;

    • (k) a certificate as supervisor of an oil, chemical or liquefied gas transfer operation;

    • (l) a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate;

    • (m) a Master, Limited certificate or Chief Mate, Limited certificate;

    • (n) a Ship’s Cook certificate; or

    • (o) a Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats certificate.

  • (3) The rights resulting from a certificate for use at sea and, as the case may be, from an endorsement to that certificate are subject to any limitations written on them and in the most recent medical certificate issued to the holder of the certificate.

Fees for Examinations and Documents

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an applicant shall pay the fee set out in column 2 of the table to this subsection for an examination set out in column 1.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    ExaminationFee ($)
    1Oral examination or practical examination taken for the purpose of obtaining a limited or restricted certificate27.50
    2Oral examination or practical examination taken for the purpose of obtaining a certificate other than a limited or restricted certificate55.00
    3Simulator-based examination55.00
    4Written examination27.50
  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any examination taken for the purpose of obtaining one of the following certificates:

    • (a) a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate;

    • (b) a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating certificate;

    • (c) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating certificate;

    • (d) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I certificate; and

    • (e) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II certificate.

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an applicant shall pay the fee set out in column 2 of the table to this subsection for a document or an endorsement set out in column 1.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemDocument or EndorsementFee ($)
    1Replacement of a certificate or an endorsement except for a certificate or an endorsement lost owing to shipwreck27.50
    2Issuance of a certificate or an endorsement not requiring examination other than a medical examination27.50
    3Issuance of a record of qualifications and examinations for a certificate or an endorsement20.00
    4Certificate cover20.00
    5Issuance of an identity card20.00
    6Replacement of a record of sea service90.00 for each period of five consecutive years, or part thereof, of each record searched
  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the issuance or replacement of the following:

    • (a) a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate;

    • (b) a Ballast Control Operator certificate;

    • (c) a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement;

    • (d) a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating certificate;

    • (e) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating certificate;

    • (f) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I certificate;

    • (g) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II certificate;

    • (h) any sailing vessel endorsement; and

    • (i) a passenger submersible craft endorsement.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a medical certificate.

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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.

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

  •  (1) An applicant for a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic 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 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

    • (b) Watchkeeping Mate;

    • (c) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal; or

    • (d) 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 25 gross tonnage.
    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) meteorology, level 1;

    • (c) ship management, level 2;

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

    • (e) cargo, level 1;

    • (f) engineering knowledge, level 1;

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

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

  • (2) An applicant for a Limited, Contiguous Waters Voyage endorsement to a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate shall acquire at least 6 months of sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, which service, in part or in whole, may have been counted toward meeting the requirement of item 2 of the table to subsection (1).

Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

  •  (1) An applicant for a Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic 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
    1Experience

    Acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage:

    • (a) if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program,

      • (i) at least 12 months performing deck duties, or

      • (ii) at least 6 months performing deck duties while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate;

    • (b) if Part 2 requires the vessels on which the service was acquired to have on board a chief mate, at least 6 months as chief mate while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate; or

    • (c) in all other cases

      • (i) at least 24 months performing deck duties,

      • (ii) at least 12 months performing deck duties while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate, or

      • (iii) an equivalent prorated combination of the requirements set out in paragraph (b) and subparagraph (c)(ii).

    2Certificates 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) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (e) SEN limited; and

    • (f) marine advanced first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Chartwork and pilotage, level 2;

    • (b) navigation safety, level 1;

    • (c) meteorology, level 1;

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

    • (e) general ship knowledge, level 3; and

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

  • (2) An applicant for a Limited, Contiguous Waters Voyage endorsement to a Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate shall acquire the following amount of sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, which service, in part or in whole, may have been counted toward meeting the requirement of item 2 of the table to subsection (1):

    • (a) at least 12 months; or

    • (b) at least 6 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program.

Master, Limited for a Vessel of 60 Gross Tonnage or More

 An applicant for a Master, Limited certificate for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more 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 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (b) Watchkeeping Mate;

  • (c) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal;

  • (d) Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic;

  • (e) Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic; or

  • (f) Chief Mate, Limited certificate for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more, if the vessel is required under Part 2 to have on board a chief mate.

2Experience

Acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels engaged on voyages that correspond to those that the vessel in respect of which the certificate is sought is permitted to engage on:

  • (a) in the case where the certificate is to be valid on board a vessel of 150 gross tonnage or more,

    • (i) if Part 2 does not require the vessels to have on board a chief mate and the vessels are of at least 25 gross tonnage,

      • (A) at least 12 months performing deck duties, or

      • (B) at least 6 months from an approved program of on-board training, or

    • (ii) if Part 2 requires the vessels to have on board a chief mate and the vessels are of at least 60 gross tonnage, as chief mate while holding one of the certificates listed in item 1,

      • (A) at least 6 months, or

      • (B) at least 3 months from an approved program of on-board training; or

  • (b) in the case where the certificate is to be valid on board a vessel of less than 150 gross tonnage,

    • (i) if the vessels are not required under Part 2 to have on board a chief mate, on one or more vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage,

      • (A) at least 6 months performing deck duties, or

      • (B) at least 3 months from an approved program of on-board training, or

    • (ii) if the vessels are required under Part 2 to have on board a chief mate, on one or more vessels of at least 60 gross tonnage, as chief mate while holding one of the certificates listed in item 1,

      • (A) at least 3 months, or

      • (B) at least 6 weeks from an approved program of on-board training.

3Certificates to be provided to the examiner or, if specified, examinations to be passed in lieu of those certificates
  • (a) If the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel that does not carry a fireman’s outfit, MED with respect to small passenger vessel safety;

  • (b) if the vessel is not a passenger-carrying vessel and does not carry a fireman’s outfit,

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

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

  • (c) if the vessel has boat or life-raft launching equipment, MED training with respect to survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

  • (d) if the vessel is carrying a fireman’s outfit, MED with respect to STCW basic safety instead of the training or examination required by either paragraph (a) or (b);

  • (e) if the vessel is a ferry that has more than one enclosed deck and that either is used outside of the period commencing on March 31 and ending on December 1 or engages on voyages other than sheltered waters voyage, the following courses:

    • (i) MED in advanced fire fighting, and

    • (ii) MED for senior officers;

  • (f) SEN Limited if the vessel is fitted with a radar;

  • (g) marine basic first aid; and

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

4Pass 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.

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.

Watchkeeping Mate and Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal

  •  (1) An applicant for a Watchkeeping Mate or Watchkeeping Mate, 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
    1ExperienceThe sea service set out in subsection (2).
    2Certificates and other documents 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) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (e) SEN Level I;

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

    • (g) marine advanced first aid;

    • (h) if applying for a Watchkeeping Mate certificate, knowledge and use of a marine sextant; and

    • (i) a steering testimonial attesting to the applicant’s ability to steer and containing the declaration and at least the information set out in Schedule 3 to this Part.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) communications, level 2;

    • (c) chartwork and pilotage, level 2;

    • (d) navigation safety, level 1;

    • (e) meteorology, level 1;

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

    • (g) cargo, level 2;

    • (h) general ship knowledge, level 3;

    • (i) SIM I, after obtaining the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(e);

    • (j) celestial navigation, level 2, in the case of an applicant for a Watchkeeping Mate certificate, after obtaining the certificate required under paragraph 2(h); and

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

  • (2) An applicant for a Watchkeeping Mate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate shall acquire the following sea service performing deck duties on board one or more vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages:

    • (a) at least 36 months, including at least 6 months performing bridge watchkeeping duties under the supervision of a qualified deck officer;

    • (b) at least 24 months from an approved program of on-board training; or

    • (c) at least 12 months from an approved cadet training program in navigation.

Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

  •  (1) An applicant for a Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic 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
    1Experience

    Acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage:

    • (a) if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program,

      • (i) at least 12 months performing deck duties, or

      • (ii) at least 6 months performing deck duties while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate;

    • (b) if Part 2 requires the vessels on which the service was acquired to have on board a chief mate, at least 6 months as chief mate while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate; or

    • (c) in all other cases,

      • (i) at least 24 months performing deck duties,

      • (ii) at least 12 months performing deck duties while holding a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate, or

      • (iii) an equivalent prorated combination of the requirements set out in paragraph (b) and subparagraph (c)(ii).

    2Certificates 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) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (e) SEN Level I; and

    • (f) marine advanced first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) chartwork and pilotage, level 2;

    • (c) navigation safety, level 1;

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

    • (e) general ship knowledge, level 3;

    • (f) SIM I, after obtaining the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(e); and

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

  • (2) An applicant for a Limited, Contiguous Waters Voyage endorsement to a Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate shall acquire the following amount of sea service on one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, which service, in part or in whole, may have been counted toward meeting the requirement of item 1 of the table to subsection (1):

    • (a) at least 12 months; or

    • (b) at least 6 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program.

Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

  •  (1) An applicant for a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic 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
    1Experience

    Acquire the following amount of sea service performing deck duties on one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage:

    • (a) at least 12 months; or

    • (b) at least 6 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program.

    2Certificates 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) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (e) SEN limited; and

    • (f) marine advanced first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Chartwork and pilotage, level 1;

    • (b) navigation safety, level 1; and

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

  • (2) An applicant for a Limited, Contiguous Waters Voyage endorsement to a Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate shall acquire the following amount of sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, which service, in part or in whole, may have been counted toward meeting the requirement of item 2 of the table to subsection (1):

    • (a) at least 6 months; or

    • (b) at least 3 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program.

Chief Mate, Limited for a Vessel of 60 Gross Tonnage or More

 An applicant for a Chief Mate, Limited certificate for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more 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
  • (1) In the case where the certificate is to be valid on board a vessel of 150 gross tonnage or more, subject to subparagraph (b)(i), the following sea service on one or more vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage 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 6 months performing deck duties;

    • (b) a total of at least 6 months, consisting of

      • (i) up to 3 months as master or chief mate while holding a certificate that authorizes the applicant to be in charge of the deck watch, which may be served on one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage, and

      • (ii) at least 3 months performing deck duties; or

    • (c) at least 3 months from an approved program of on-board training.

  • (2) In the case where the certificate is to be valid on board a vessel of less than 150 gross tonnage, subject to subparagraph (b)(i), the following sea service on one or more vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage 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 3 months performing deck duties;

    • (b) a total of at least 3 months, consisting of

      • (i) up to 6 weeks as master or chief mate while holding a certificate that authorizes the applicant to be in charge of the deck watch, which may be served on one or more vessels of at least 5 gross tonnage, and

      • (ii) at least 6 weeks performing deck duties; or

    • (c) at least 6 weeks from an approved program of on-board training.

2Certificates to be provided to the examiner or, if specified, examinations to be passed in lieu of those certificates
  • (a) If the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel that does not carry a fireman’s outfit, MED with respect to small passenger vessel safety;

  • (b) if the vessel is not a passenger-carrying vessel and does not carry a fireman’s outfit,

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

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

  • (c) if the vessel has boat or life-raft launching equipment, MED training with respect to survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

  • (d) if the vessel is carrying a fireman’s outfit, MED with respect to STCW basic safety instead of the training or examination required by either paragraph (a) or (b);

  • (e) if the vessel is a ferry that has more than one enclosed deck and that either is used outside of the period commencing on March 31 and ending on December 1 or engages on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, the following courses:

    • (i) MED in advanced fire fighting, and

    • (ii) MED for senior officers;

  • (f) SEN limited if the vessel is fitted with a radar;

  • (g) marine basic first aid; and

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

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, Limited for a Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross Tonnage

 An applicant for a Chief Mate, 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
1ExperienceAcquire at least 1 month of sea service, or at least two weeks of sea service from an approved program of on-board training, 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.
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.

Fishing Master, First Class

 An applicant for a Fishing Master, First Class 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;

  • (b) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal; or

  • (c) Fishing Master, Second Class.

2Experience

After obtaining a certificate referred to in item 1, acquire at least 12 months of sea service on board one or more fishing vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on unlimited voyages or near coastal voyages, Class 1, up to 6 months of which may be substituted by service as officer in charge of the deck watch on one or more normal trading vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage, as

  • (a) officer in charge of the deck watch; or

  • (b) master.

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 2;

  • (b) celestial navigation, level 1;

  • (c) navigation safety, level 2;

  • (d) meteorology, level 2;

  • (e) ship management, level 1;

  • (f) general ship knowledge, level 2;

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

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

Fishing Master, Second Class

 An applicant for a Fishing Master, Second Class 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;

  • (b) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal; or

  • (c) Fishing Master, Third Class.

2Experience

While holding a certificate referred to in item 1, acquire at least 12 months of sea service on board one or more fishing vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, up to 6 months of which may be substituted by service as officer in charge of the deck watch on one or more normal trading vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage, as

  • (a) officer in charge of the deck watch; or

  • (b) master.

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 I; and

  • (g) marine advanced first aid.

4Pass examinations
  • (a) Ship management, level 1;

  • (b) general ship knowledge, level 1;

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

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

Fishing Master, Third Class

  •  (1) An applicant for a Fishing Master, Third 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
    1Experience

    Acquire the following sea service performing deck duties on one or more fishing vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages:

    • (a) at least 24 months, which may include up to 12 months from an approved training program, if the applicant has successfully completed that program; or

    • (b) at least 12 months while holding a Fishing Master, Fourth Class certificate.

    2Certificates 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.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) chartwork and pilotage, level 2;

    • (c) navigation safety, level 1;

    • (d) meteorology, level 1;

    • (e) ship construction and stability, level 2;

    • (f) general ship knowledge, level 1; and

    • (g) 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 be substituted by service on board one or more normal trading vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage.

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
    1ExperienceAcquire 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.
    2Certificates 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.

    3Pass 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
    1ExperienceAt 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.
    2Certificates 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.

Engineering Officers

First-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship

  •  (1) An applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate who holds a Second-class Engineer certificate for the same type of vessel to which the certificate sought relates 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

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemRequirementsSpecifications
    1Hold a certificateSecond-class Engineer certificate for the same type of vessel to which the certificate sought relates.
    2Experience

    While holding a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, in accordance with the certificate sought, acquire at least 15 months of qualifying service as follows:

    • (a) at least 9 months of sea service as engineer in charge of the engineering watch or in charge of the machinery

      • (i) on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW, other than a stationary MOU, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, or

      • (ii) on one or more steamships that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate;

    • (b) any remaining time in any combination of the following types of service on one or more of the following vessels that have a power of at least 1 500 kW:

      • (i) service as an engineer on board a motor vessel or steamship,

      • (ii) service as an engineer on board an MOU without propulsion systems, credited at a rate of one-half the time served counting as qualifying service, and

      • (iii) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of time spent in laying up, fitting out or refitting on board a vessel at a maximum rate of one day of service for each calendar day of at least 8 hours of work; and

    • (c) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of attendance at a program or course, other than an approved training course, at a maximum rate of one day of service for every three days of attendance, if

      • (i) the course or program substantially covers the subject-matter of at least one of the examinations referred to in item 4, and

      • (ii) the applicant provides a testimonial indicating that the applicant has successfully completed that program or course.

    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) marine advanced first aid; and

    • (f) ship management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) The following written examinations at the first-class engineer level, while holding a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate:

      • (i) applied mechanics,

      • (ii) thermodynamics,

      • (iii) electrotechnology, and

      • (iv) naval architecture;

    • (b) examination on ship management practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(f);

    • (c) written examination on general engineering knowledge at the first-class level, after meeting the requirements of items 2 and 3 and paragraphs (a) and (b);

    • (d) one of the following written examinations at the first-class level, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (c):

      • (i) engineering knowledge of motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, or

      • (ii) engineering knowledge of steamships, in the case of an applicant for a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate; and

    • (e) oral examination on the knowledge set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) and a knowledge of the legislation relevant to the certificate sought, after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (d).

  • (2) An applicant for a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate who holds a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW other than stationary MOUs; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(i) of the table to subsection (1).

  • (3) An applicant for a First-class Engineer, Steamship certificate who holds a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more steamships that have a propulsive power of at least 3 000 kW; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(ii) of the table to subsection (1).

Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship

  •  (1) An applicant for a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate who holds a Fourth-class Engineer certificate with STCW endorsement or a Third-class Engineer certificate for the same type of vessel to which the certificate sought relates 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 certificateFourth-class Engineer certificate with STCW endorsement.
    2Experience

    After acquiring the qualifying service required for a Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 12 months of additional qualifying service as follows:

    • (a) at least 6 months of sea service as engineer in charge of the engineering watch or in charge of machinery on one or more of the following vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW:

      • (i) on board a motor vessel other than a stationary MOU, in the case of an applicant for a motor ship certificate, or

      • (ii) on board a steamship, in the case of an applicant for a steamship certificate;

    • (b) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of attendance at a program or course, other than an approved training course, at a maximum rate of one day of service for every three days of attendance, if

      • (i) the program or course substantially covers the subject-matter of at least one of the examinations referred to in item 4, and

      • (ii) the applicant provides a testimonial indicating that the applicant has successfully completed that program or course; and

    • (c) any remaining time in any combination of the following types of service on one or more of the following vessels that have a power of at least 750 kW:

      • (i) service as an engineer on board a steamship or motor vessel,

      • (ii) service as an engineer on board an MOU that does not have a propulsion system accrued at a rate of one-half the time served counting as qualifying service, and

      • (iii) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of time spent in laying up, fitting out or refitting a vessel at a rate of a maximum of one day of qualifying service for each calendar day of at least 8 hours of work.

    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) marine advanced first aid; and

    • (f) ship management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) The following written examinations at the second-class engineer level, while holding a Fourth-class Engineer certificate:

      • (i) applied mechanics,

      • (ii) thermodynamics,

      • (iii) electrotechnology,

      • (iv) naval architecture, and

      • (v) technical drawing;

    • (b) after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(f), an examination on ship management practices using a propulsive plant simulator;

    • (c) written examination on general engineering knowledge at the second-class level, after meeting the requirements of items 2 and 3 and paragraphs (a) and (b);

    • (d) one of the following written examinations at the second-class level, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (c):

      • (i) engineering knowledge of motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, or

      • (ii) engineering knowledge of steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Second-class Engineer, Steamship certificate; and

    • (e) oral examination on the knowledge set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) and a knowledge of the legislation relevant to the certificate sought, after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (d).

  • (2) An applicant for a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate who holds a First-class or Second-class Engineer, Steamship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW other than stationary MOUs; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(i) of the table to subsection (1).

  • (3) An applicant for a Second-class Engineer, Steamship certificate who holds a First-class or Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more steamships that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(ii) of the table to subsection (1).

Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship

  •  (1) An applicant for a Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate who holds a Fourth-class Engineer certificate with STCW endorsement for the same type of vessel to which the certificate sought relates 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 certificateFourth-class Engineer certificate with STCW endorsement.
    2Experience

    After having acquired the qualifying service required for a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 12 months of qualifying service as follows:

    • (a) at least 6 months of sea service as engineer in charge of the engineering watch or in charge of the machinery on one or more of the following vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 500 kW:

      • (i) a motor vessel other than a stationary MOU, in the case of an applicant for a motor ship certificate, or

      • (ii) on a steamship, in the case of an applicant for a steamship certificate;

    • (b) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of attendance at a program or course, other than an approved training course, at a maximum rate of one day of service for every three days of attendance, if

      • (i) the program or course substantially covers the subject-matter of at least one of the examinations referred to in item 4, and

      • (ii) the applicant provides a testimonial indicating that the applicant has successfully completed that program or course; and

    • (c) any remaining time in a combination of the following types of service on one or more of the following vessels that have a power of at least 500 kW:

      • (i) up to 3 months as an engineer on day work on board a vessel,

      • (ii) up to 3 months of qualifying service in respect of time spent in laying up, fitting out or refitting as an engineer on board a vessel to be credited at a maximum rate of one day of qualifying service for each calendar day of at least 8 hours of work,

      • (iii) service as an engineer on board a vessel without a propulsion system that is a motor or steam dredge, an MOU, a floating elevator or a similar vessel, to be credited at a rate of one-half the time served counting as qualifying service, and

      • (iv) service as an engine-room rating performing watchkeeping duties in an engine room on board a motor vessel or steamship, to be credited at a rate of one-third the time served counting as qualifying service.

    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) marine advanced first aid; and

    • (f) ship watchkeeping practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) The following written examinations at the third-class engineer level, after obtaining a Fourth-class Engineer certificate:

      • (i) applied mechanics,

      • (ii) thermodynamics,

      • (iii) electrotechnology, and

      • (iv) applied mathematics;

    • (b) an examination on ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(f);

    • (c) written examination on general engineering knowledge at the third-class level, after meeting the requirements of items 2 and 3 and paragraphs (a) and (b);

    • (d) one of the following written examinations at the third-class level, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (c):

      • (i) engineering knowledge of motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, or

      • (ii) engineering knowledge of steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Third-class Engineer, Steamship certificate; and

    • (e) oral examination on the knowledge set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) and a knowledge of the legislation relevant to the certificate sought, after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (d).

  • (2) An applicant for a Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate who holds a First-class, Second-class or Third-class Engineer, Steamship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 500 kW other than stationary MOUs; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(i) of the table to subsection (1).

  • (3) An applicant for a Third-class Engineer, Steamship certificate who holds a First-class, Second-class or Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more steamships that have a propulsive power of at least 500 kW; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(d)(ii) of the table to subsection (1).

Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship

  •  (1) An applicant for a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship 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 certificateNo certificate is required, but the requirements set out in subsections (3) and (4) apply to the establishment of equivalency between the certificate held and the certificate sought.
    2Experience

    Either having successfully completed a 3-year approved cadet training program in marine engineering or having acquired at least 36 months of qualifying service comprising the following:

    • (a) at least 6 months as an engineer, engine-room rating or assistant engineer, performing the duties set out in subsection (2) in an engine room on one or more of the following vessels the main engines of which have a total power of at least 500 kW:

      • (i) a motor vessel, in the case of an applicant for a motor ship certificate, or

      • (ii) a steamship, in the case of an applicant for a steamship certificate;

    • (b) a credit of 6 months of qualifying service if the applicant submits the certificate referred to in subparagraph 3(f)(i); and

    • (c) any remaining time in any combination of the following types of service:

      • (i) up to 12 months of fitting, erecting or repairing machinery,

      • (ii) up to 6 months of metal turning,

      • (iii) up to 6 months of brass finishing,

      • (iv) up to 6 months of planing, slotting, shaping and milling,

      • (v) up to 3 months of welding,

      • (vi) up to 6 months in a drafting office as mechanical or electrical drafter engaged in arrangement, detail or design drawings,

      • (vii) up to 24 months as an engineer or assistant engineer on day work,

      • (viii) up to 6 months as an engineer, engine-room rating, assistant engineer or electrician during the fitting out, laying up or refitting of one or more vessels,

      • (ix) up to 24 months as the person responsible for operating pumps on one or more tankers,

      • (x) up to 24 months as an engine-room rating or assistant engineer performing watchkeeping duties in an engine room on board one or more towed barges or similar vessels, the boiler or boilers of which have a total heating surface of at least 92.9 m2,

      • (xi) up to 9 months as person responsible for operating tunnel machinery on one or more self-unloading bulk cargo ships,

      • (xii) up to 24 months as an electrician on one or more vessels that have a rated generator capacity of at least 300 kW,

      • (xiii) a credit of 12 months of service for successful completion of an approved training program in diesel engines,

      • (xiv) a credit of up to 3 months of service for each of the following courses that has been successfully completed, at an institution recognized by a provincial government or foreign administration:

        • (A) applied mechanics,

        • (B) thermodynamics,

        • (C) machine design,

        • (D) electrotechnology, and

        • (E) naval architecture, and

        • (xv) a credit of 12 months of service for successful completion, at an institution recognized by a provincial government or foreign administration, of a training program in mechanical or electrical engineering.

    3Certificates and other documents 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) marine advanced first aid;

    • (e) ship watchkeeping practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator; and

    • (f) for the sole purpose of obtaining a certificate with an STCW endorsement,

      • (i) practical skills for marine engineers, and

      • (ii) approved training record book for applicants for a Fourth-class Engineer certificate completed under the supervision of the vessel’s chief engineer.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) An examination on ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(e);

    • (b) after meeting the requirements of items 2 and 3 and paragraph (a), a written examination on general engineering knowledge at the fourth-class level;

    • (c) one of the following written examinations at the fourth-class level, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (b):

      • (i) in the case of an applicant for a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, engineering knowledge of motor vessels, or

      • (ii) in the case of an applicant for a Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship certificate, engineering knowledge of steamships; and

    • (d) oral examination on the knowledge set out in paragraphs (a) to (c) and knowledge of the legislation relevant to the certificate sought, after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (c).

  • (2) The qualifying service set out in paragraph 2(a) of the table to subsection (1) shall include the following duties:

    • (a) preparing main machinery and auxiliary equipment for sea;

    • (b) shutting down main machinery;

    • (c) operating main machinery;

    • (d) preparing, starting, coupling and changing over alternators and generators;

    • (e) transferring fuel;

    • (f) preparing and operating evaporators and distillation plants;

    • (g) operating oily water separators and conducting appropriate tests to ensure the correct operation of those separators;

    • (h) preparing and operating air compressors;

    • (i) preparing and starting steering gear and conducting appropriate tests to ensure the correct operation of the steering gear;

    • (j) testing boiler water-level gauges under normal working conditions;

    • (k) operating boilers, including the combustion system;

    • (l) transferring ballast and fresh water;

    • (m) lubricating machinery;

    • (n) pumping bilges;

    • (o) taking machinery readings and compiling the data in the engine-room log books; and

    • (p) acting as assistant to the engineer in charge of the engineering watch.

  • (3) An applicant for a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate who holds a First-class, Second-class, Third-class or Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 500 kW, other than stationary MOUs; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(c)(i) of the table to subsection (1).

  • (4) An applicant for a Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship certificate who holds a First-class, Second-class, Third-class or Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate shall

    • (a) after obtaining a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, acquire at least 6 months of service as an engineer on one or more steamships that have a propulsive power of at least 500 kW; and

    • (b) pass a written and an oral examination to determine whether they have the engineering knowledge required by subparagraph 4(c)(ii) of the table to subsection (1).

Chief Engineer, Motor Ship and Steamship Endorsements

 An applicant for a Chief Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship endorsement 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

The following certificates issued after January 2, 1994 or received in exchange as indicated in paragraph 45(a) of Schedule 1 to this Part:

  • (a) Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) Third-class Engineer, Steamship certificate, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

2Experience

At least 24 months of sea service as an engineer performing engine-room duties on one or more vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW and are

  • (a) motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

3Certificate to be provided to the examinerShip management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

Second Engineer, Motor Ship and Steamship Endorsement

 An applicant for a Second Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship endorsement 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) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate with STCW endorsement, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship certificate with STCW endorsement, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

2Experience

At least 12 months of sea service as an engineer performing engine-room duties on one or more vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW and are

  • (a) motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel

 An applicant for a Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel 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
1Experience

The following amount of sea service on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 125 kW as an engineer, engine-room rating or assistant engineer:

  • (a) at least 12 months; or

  • (b) at least 3 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program on diesel engines.

2Certificates 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) ship watchkeeping practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Examination on ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(c);

  • (b) the following written examinations related to motor-driven fishing vessels, after meeting the requirements of items 1 and 2 and paragraph (a):

    • (i) general engineering knowledge, and

    • (ii) engineering knowledge of motor vessels; and

  • (c) oral examination on each of the subjects referred to in paragraph (b), after passing the examinations referred to in that paragraph.

Small Vessel Machinery Operator

  •  (1) An applicant for a Small Vessel Machinery Operator 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
    1Experience

    Acquire at least two months of qualifying service as follows:

    • (a) at least 1 month of sea service as an engineer or a rating performing engine-room duties on one or more motor vessels; and

    • (b) any remaining time any combination of the types of service set out in item 2 of the table to subsection 147(1).

    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to small passenger vessel safety; and

    • (b) marine basic first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Written examination on general engineering knowledge of small vessels, after meeting the requirements of items 1 and 2; and

    • (b) after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (a),

      • (i) oral examination on general engineering knowledge of small vessels if applying for an unrestricted certificate, and

      • (ii) practical examination on board the vessel in respect of which the certificate is sought if applying for the restricted certificate referred to in subsection (2).

  • (2) Despite item 1 of the table to subsection (1), an applicant for a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate restricted for use on board a specified passenger-carrying vessel that has a propulsive power of less than 750 kW and is engaged on a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage may, instead of meeting the requirements of that item,

    • (a) successfully complete training related to the propulsion system and safety systems fitted on the vessel; or

    • (b) acquire at least 10 days of sea service performing engine-room duties on the vessel or a vessel of the same class.

Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I

  •  (1) An applicant for an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I 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 or a licence
    • (a) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

    • (b) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence issued under the Aeronautics Act; or

    • (c) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II, if the applicant has acquired at least 24 months of service related to the maintenance of ACVs while holding that certificate.

    2Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) Training course for engineers provided by a manufacturer of an ACV or by an agent of the authorized representative of an ACV if the agent has been trained by the manufacturer;

    • (b) whichever of the following periods of service is the longest, acquired as an engineer performing maintenance on one or more ACVs:

      • (i) 12 months of service, and

      • (ii) the duration of one complete maintenance and verification cycle as recommended by the manufacturer;

    • (c) MED with respect to basic safety; and

    • (d) marine basic first aid.

    3Pass an examinationWritten examination on general knowledge and maintenance of air cushion vessels at the level of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I, after meeting the other requirements of this table.
  • (2) An applicant for renewal of an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I 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
    1Experience

    Provide to the examiner a testimonial of service as ACV engineer for at least

    • (a) 12 months in the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate; or

    • (b) 3 months in the 12 months before the application date for renewal of the certificate.

    2Pass an examinationWritten examination on general knowledge and maintenance of air cushion vessels at the level of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I, if the applicant has not provided the testimonial set out in item 1.

Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II

  •  (1) An applicant for an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II 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 or licence
    • (a) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

    • (b) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence issued under the Aeronautics Act;

    • (c) diesel engineer certificate recognized by a province; or

    • (d) general engineer certificate recognized by a province.

    2Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) Training course for engineers provided by a manufacturer of an ACV or by an agent of the authorized representative of an ACV if the agent has been trained by the manufacturer;

    • (b) whichever of the following periods of service is the longest, acquired as a training engineer performing maintenance on one or more vessels:

      • (i) 12 months of service, and

      • (ii) the duration of one complete maintenance and verification cycle as recommended by the manufacturer;

    • (c) MED with respect to basic safety; and

    • (d) marine basic first aid.

    3Pass an examinationWritten examination on general knowledge and maintenance of air cushion vessels at the level of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II, after meeting the other requirements of this table.
  • (2) An applicant for renewal of an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II 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
    1Experience

    Provide to the examiner a testimonial of service as ACV engineer for at least

    • (a) 12 months within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate; or

    • (b) 3 months within the 12 months before the application date for renewal of the certificate.

    2Pass an examinationWritten examination on general knowledge and maintenance of air cushion vessels at the level of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II, if the applicant has not provided the testimonial set out in item 1.

Specialized Certificates and Endorsements

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

 An applicant for a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement 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 certificateProficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) Training certificate with respect to proficiency in fast rescue boats; and

  • (b) marine advanced first aid.

Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats

 An applicant for a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement 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
1ExperienceAcquire at least 6 months of sea service.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

  • (b) if the applicant has obtained the certificate referred to in paragraph (a) more than 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, then the sea service referred to in item 1 shall be obtained within the 5 years before that date; and

  • (c) marine advanced first aid.

Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats

 An applicant for a Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats 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
1ExperienceAcquire at least 1 month of sea service on the vessels in respect of which the certificate is sought.
2Certificate to be provided to the examinerMarine basic first aid.
3Pass an examinationPractical examination on the use of life-saving apparatus, appliances and equipment on board the vessels in respect of which the certificate is sought.

Passenger Safety Management

 An applicant for a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement 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
1Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) Passenger safety management training certificate; and

  • (b) marine basic first aid.

Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels)

 An applicant for a Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels) certificate or endorsement 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, or be eligible to obtain, a certificate or an endorsementPassenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) Specialized passenger safety management (ro-ro vessels) training certificate; and

  • (b) marine basic first aid.

Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization

  •  (1) An applicant for an Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement 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
    1ExperienceIf an applicant has not, within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, successfully completed an approved training course in oil and chemical tanker familiarization, at least 3 months of sea service within that period, on one or more oil or chemical tankers, performing duties relating to the loading, discharging or transferring of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment.
    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

    • (b) marine basic first aid; and

    • (c) unless the applicant has acquired the experience set out in item 1, an oil and chemical tanker familiarization training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement.

  • (2) An applicant for renewal of an Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization endorsement 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
    1Experience

    If the applicant has not obtained the training certificate referred to in item 2, acquire the following service within the 5 years before the application date for renewal:

    • (a) at least 3 months of service on one or more oil or chemical tankers performing duties relating to the loading, discharging or transferring of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment; or

    • (b) at least 24 months as

      • (i) a shore captain or marine superintendent in charge of supervising the loading or unloading of oil or chemical tankers, or

      • (ii) an instructor at a recognized institution having taught at least two approved training courses in oil and chemical tanker familiarization.

    2Certificate to be provided to the examinerIf the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1, an oil and chemical tanker familiarization training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for renewal.

Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization

  •  (1) An applicant for a Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement 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
    1ExperienceIf an applicant has not, within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement, successfully completed an approved training course in liquefied gas tanker familiarization, at least 3 months of sea service within that period, on one or more liquefied gas tankers, performing duties relating to the loading, discharging or transferring of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment.
    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

    • (b) marine basic first aid; and

    • (c) unless the applicant has acquired the experience set out in item 1, a liquefied gas tanker familiarization training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate or endorsement.

  • (2) An applicant for renewal of a Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization endorsement 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
    1Experience

    If the applicant has not obtained the training certificate referred to in item 2, acquire the following service within the 5 years before the application date for renewal:

    • (a) at least 3 months on one or more liquefied gas tankers performing duties relating to the loading, discharging or transferring of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment; or

    • (b) at least 24 months as

      • (i) a shore captain or marine superintendent in charge of supervising the loading or unloading of liquefied gas tankers, or

      • (ii) an instructor at a recognized institution having taught at least two approved training courses in liquefied gas tanker familiarization.

    2Certificate to be provided to the examinerIf the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1, a liquefied gas tanker familiarization training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for renewal.

Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation

 An applicant for a Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation 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
1ExperienceAt least 3 months of qualifying service performing duties relating to oil transfer operations involving one or more oil tankers or other vessels carrying oil for cargo.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to basic safety;

  • (b) training with respect to supervision of an oil transfer operation; and

  • (c) marine basic first aid.

Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N)

 An applicant for a Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N) 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
1Experience

Within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the certificate, under the supervision of the holder of a Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N) certificate,

  • (a) have assisted, while holding a Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation certificate, in at least three oil transfer operations in waters north of 60° N;

  • (b) have acquired two Arctic shipping seasons of service, during which the applicant has assisted in at least three oil transfer operations in waters north of 60° N; or

  • (c) have assisted in at least 6 oil transfer operations in waters north of 60° N.

2Certificates to be provided to the examiner

If the applicant does not hold a Supervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation certificate,

  • (a) MED with respect to basic safety;

  • (b) training with respect to supervision of an oil transfer operation; and

  • (c) marine basic first aid.

Supervisor of a Chemical Transfer Operation

 An applicant for a Supervisor of a Chemical Transfer Operation 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
1ExperienceAt least 3 months of qualifying service performing duties relating to chemical transfer operations involving one or more chemical tankers or other vessels carrying chemicals as cargo.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to basic safety;

  • (b) marine basic first aid; and

  • (c) training with respect to supervision of a chemical transfer operation.

Supervisor of a Liquefied Gas Transfer Operation

 An applicant for a Supervisor of a Liquefied Gas Transfer Operation 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
1ExperienceAt least 3 months of qualifying service performing duties relating to liquefied gas transfer operations involving one or more liquefied gas tankers or other vessels carrying liquefied gas as cargo.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to basic safety;

  • (b) marine basic first aid; and

  • (c) training with respect to specialized liquefied gas tanker safety.

Specialized Oil Tanker Training

  •  (1) An applicant for a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement 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 and an endorsement

    One of the following certificates with an Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization endorsement:

    • (a) any Master certificate;

    • (b) any Mate certificate; or

    • (c) any Engineer certificate.

    2ExperienceWhile holding an Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization endorsement, have acquired, within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the endorsement, at least 3 months of sea service on one or more oil or chemical tankers as mate or engineer.
    3Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) Marine advanced first aid;

    • (b) specialized oil tanker safety training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the endorsement; and

    • (c) supplementary testimonial indicating that the applicant has acquired service assisting in cargo operations.

  • (2) An applicant for renewal of a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement 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
    1Experience

    The following service within the 5 years before the application date for renewal, if the applicant has not obtained the training certificate referred to in item 2:

    • (a) at least 3 months on board one or more oil tankers performing duties relating to the loading, discharging or transferring of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment; or

    • (b) at least 24 months as

      • (i) a shore captain or marine superintendent in charge of supervising the loading or unloading of oil tankers, or

      • (ii) an instructor at a recognized institution having taught at least two approved training courses in specialized oil tanker safety.

    2Certificate to be provided to the examinerIf the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1, a specialized oil tanker safety training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for renewal.

Specialized Chemical Tanker Training

  •  (1) An applicant for a Specialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement 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 and an endorsement

    One of the following certificates with an Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization endorsement:

    • (a) any Master certificate;

    • (b) any Mate certificate; or

    • (c) any Engineer certificate.

    2ExperienceWhile holding an Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization endorsement, have acquired, within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the endorsement, at least 3 months of sea service on one or more chemical tankers as a mate or an engineer.
    3Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) Marine advanced first aid;

    • (b) specialized chemical tanker safety training, obtained within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the endorsement; and

    • (c) supplementary testimonial indicating that the applicant has acquired service assisting in cargo operations.

  • (2) An applicant for renewal of a Specialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement 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
    1Experience

    If the applicant has not obtained the training certificate referred to in item 2, the following service within the 5 years before the application date for renewal:

    • (a) at least 3 months on board one or more chemical tankers performing duties relating to the loading, discharging or transferring of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment; or

    • (b) at least 24 months as

      • (i) a shore captain or marine superintendent in charge of supervising the loading or unloading of chemical tankers, or

      • (ii) an instructor at a recognized institution having taught at least two approved training courses in specialized chemical tanker safety.

    2Certificate to be provided to the examinerIf the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1, a specialized chemical tanker safety training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for renewal.

Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training

  •  (1) An applicant for a Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement 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 and an endorsement

    One of the following certificates with a Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization endorsement:

    • (a) any Master certificate;

    • (b) any Mate certificate; or

    • (c) any Engineer certificate.

    2ExperienceWhile holding a Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization endorsement, have acquired, within the 5 years before the application date for the issuance of the endorsement, at least 3 months of sea service on one or more liquefied gas tankers as a mate or an engineer.
    3Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) Marine advanced first aid;

    • (b) specialized liquefied gas tanker safety obtained within the 5 years before the application date for issuance of the endorsement; and

    • (c) supplementary testimonial indicating that the applicant has acquired service assisting in cargo operations.

  • (2) An applicant for renewal of a Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement 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
    1Experience

    If the applicant has not obtained the training certificate referred to in item 2, the following service within the 5 years before the application date for renewal:

    • (a) at least 3 months on one or more liquefied gas tankers performing duties relating to the loading, discharging or transferring of cargo and the operation of cargo equipment; or

    • (b) at least 24 months as

      • (i) a shore captain or marine superintendent in charge of supervising the loading or unloading of liquefied gas tankers, or

      • (ii) an instructor at a recognized institution having taught at least two approved training courses in specialized liquefied gas tanker safety.

    2Certificate to be provided to the examinerIf the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1, a specialized liquefied gas tanker safety training certificate obtained within the 5 years before the application date for renewal.

High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating

  •  (1) An applicant for a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating 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 certificateA Master, a Mate or an Engineer certificate valid for the craft and the route as set out in Part 2.
    2Testimonial to be provided to the examinerTraining testimonial indicating that the applicant has received the type rating training set out in sections 18.3.3.1 to 18.3.3.12 of the HSC Code.
    3Pass an examinationThe examination set out in section 18.3.3 of the HSC Code, after meeting the other requirements of this table.
  • (2) An applicant for renewal of a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating 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
    1Experience

    Testimonial of service as a master, a mate or an engineer having an operational role on the high-speed craft or one or more sister vessels having the same type of route as the route in respect of which the renewal is sought, for at least

    • (a) 6 months within the 24 months before the application date for renewal; or

    • (b) 2 months within the 12 months before the application date for renewal.

    2Pass an examinationThe examination set out in section 18.3.3 of the HSC Code if the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1.

Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating

  •  (1) A master or mate applying for an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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 certificateA Master or Mate certificate valid for the ACV and the route as specified in Part 2.
    2Experience
    • (a) To obtain a restricted certificate valid for use on board an ACV only between sunrise and sunset, in good visibility and in non-icing conditions,

      • (i) in the case of an ACV of more than 10 000 kg all up weight, at least 100 hours of training in control of one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought, or

      • (ii) in the case of an ACV of 10 000 kg or less all up weight, at least 25 hours of training in control of one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought;

    • (b) to obtain a certificate valid for use on board an ACV between sunset and sunrise and in limited visibility, the experience required by paragraph (a) and at least 50 hours of radar pilotage; and

    • (c) to obtain a certificate valid for use on board an ACV in icing conditions, the experience required by paragraph (a) and at least 25 hours of training in control of one or more ACVs while in icing conditions.

    3Testimonial to be provided to the examinerTraining testimonial with respect to a training course for the person in command given by the manufacturer of the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought or by an agent of the authorized representative of the ACV if that agent has been trained by the manufacturer.
    4Pass examinations

    After meeting the other requirements of this table,

    • (a) a written examination on general knowledge of air cushion vessels; and

    • (b) the examination set out in section 18.3.3 of the HSC Code.

  • (2) A master or mate applying for renewal of an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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
    1Experience

    Testimonial of service as a master or mate on one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the renewal is sought, for at least

    • (a) 100 hours within the 24 months before the application date for renewal; or

    • (b) 25 hours of training in the 12 months before the application date for renewal.

    2Pass an examinationThe examination set out in section 18.3.3 of the HSC Code if the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1.
  • (3) An engineer applying for an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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 certificateAir Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I or Class II.
    2Experience

    Testimonial of the following service as assistant engineer on one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought:

    • (a) in the case of an ACV of more than 10 000 kg all up weight, the maintenance required in respect of at least 100 operating hours; or

    • (b) in the case of an ACV of up to 10 000 kg all up weight, the maintenance required in respect of at least 25 operating hours.

    3Testimonial to be provided to the examinerTraining testimonial with respect to a training course for engineers given by the manufacturer of the ACV to which the certificate of competency relates or by an agent of the authorized representative of the ACV if that agent has been trained by the manufacturer.
    4Pass an examinationOral examination or, if available, a written examination, followed by a practical examination regarding the type of ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought, after meeting the other requirements of this table.
  • (4) An engineer applying for renewal of an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating 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
    1Experience

    Testimonial of the following service as an engineer on one or more ACVs of the same type as the ACV in respect of which the certificate is sought

    • (a) the maintenance required in respect of at least 100 operating hours of the ACVs within the 24 months before the application date for renewal; or

    • (b) the maintenance required in respect of at least 25 operating hours of the ACVs in the 12 months before the application date for renewal.

    2Pass an examinationOral examination or, if available, a written examination regarding the type of ACV in respect of which the renewal is sought if the applicant has not acquired the experience set out in item 1.

Ratings

Able Seafarer

 An applicant for an Able Seafarer 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
1ExperienceAt least 36 months of sea service on one or more vessels as a rating performing deck duties.
2Certificates and other documents 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) steering testimonial attesting to the applicant’s ability to steer and containing the declaration and at least the information set out in Schedule 3 to this Part; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass examinations

The following examinations on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table:

  • (a) a written examination; and

  • (b) a practical examination.

Bridge Watch Rating

 An applicant for a Bridge Watch Rating 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
1Experience

The following sea service performing bridge watchkeeping duties on one or more vessels:

  • (a) at least 6 months; or

  • (b) at least 2 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program in bridge watchkeeping duties.

2Certificates and other document 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) steering testimonial attesting to the applicant’s ability to steer and containing the declaration and at least the information set out in Schedule 3 to this Part; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass an examinationWritten examination on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

Engine-room Rating

 An applicant for an Engine-room Rating 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
1Experience
  • (a) At least 6 months of qualifying service consisting of

    • (i) at least 3 months of sea service as an engine-room rating, and

    • (ii) any remaining time in any combination of the type of service required for a Fourth-class Engineer certificate, as set out in item 2 of the table to subsection 147(1); or

  • (b) if the applicant has obtained a training certificate in engine-room rating duties, at least 3 months of qualifying service consisting of

    • (i) at least 2 months of sea service as an engine-room rating, and

    • (ii) any remaining time in any combination of the type of service required for a Fourth-class Engineer certificate, as set out in item 2 of the table to subsection 147(1).

2Certificates 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; and

  • (c) marine basic first aid.

3Pass an examination

One of the following examinations on the duties of an engine-room rating, after meeting the other requirements of this table:

  • (a) a written examination; or

  • (b) an oral examination.

Ship’s Cook

 An applicant for a Ship’s Cook 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
1ExperienceAcquire at least 1 month of qualifying service on one or more vessels as a ship’s cook or cook’s helper.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety; and

  • (b) marine advanced first aid.

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Written examination on the duties of a ship’s cook; and

  • (b) practical examination on the duties of a ship’s cook unless the applicant provides the examiner with

    • (i) a cook certificate recognized by a province, or

    • (ii) a training certificate indicating that the applicant has successfully completed a cooking course.

Compass Adjuster

 An applicant for a Compass Adjuster 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
1ExperienceWithin three years before the application date for issuance of the certificate, have completed 12 compensations or adjustments of different magnetic compasses on board more than one vessel, of which no fewer than 4 are on board steel vessels.
2Pass an examinationMagnetic compass adjustment.

Sailing Vessel Endorsements

  •  (1) An applicant for a sailing vessel endorsement 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) Any Master certificate; or

    • (b) any Mate certificate.

    2Certificate to be provided to the examinerTraining certificate in sailing applicable to the type of rig.
  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements set out in subsection (1), an applicant for a sailing vessel endorsement listed in column 1 of the table to this subsection shall acquire the sea service requirements set out in column 2 on one or more sail training vessels, or any other sailing vessels, of the same type of rig in respect of which the endorsement is sought.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Endorsement SoughtSpecifications
    1Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Unlimited
    • (a) At least 12 months, including at least 6 months while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages; or

    • (b) at least 6 months from an approved program of on-board training, including at least 3 months while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.

    2Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1)At least 1 month performing deck duties.
    3Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Unlimited
    • (a) At least 18 months, including at least 6 months while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages; or

    • (b) at least 9 months, from an approved program of on-board training, including at least 3 months while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.

    4Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1)At least 2 months performing deck duties.

Passenger Submersible Craft Endorsement

  •  (1) An applicant for a Passenger Submersible Craft endorsement 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 certificateA Master, a Mate or an Engineer certificate valid for the vessel and the route as specified in Part 2.
    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) A commercial diver certificate recognized by a province; and

    • (b) marine basic first aid.

    3Testimonial to be provided to the examinerTraining testimonial with respect to training provided by the manufacturer of the vessel in respect of which the endorsement is sought or by an agent of the authorized representative of the vessel if the agent has been trained by the manufacturer.
  • (2) An applicant for renewal of a Passenger Submersible Craft endorsement 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 certificateA Master, a Mate or an Engineer certificate valid for the vessel and the route as specified in Part 2.
    2Certificate to be provided to the examinerA commercial diver certificate recognized by a province.

Mobile Offshore Unit Certificates

Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/surface

 An applicant for an Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/surface 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
1Experience

At least 42 months of qualifying service, including assisting in at least 20 cargo transfer operations at sea between an MOU and a supply vessel, assisting in at least 4 complete relocation moves of an MOU/surface and assisting in at least 20 helicopter landings on and departures from an MOU, which service shall comprise the following:

  • (a) at least 9 months as a barge supervisor, maintenance supervisor, toolpusher, tourpusher, chief mate or equivalent to chief mate, on board one or more MOUs/surface; and

  • (b) any remaining time in any position specified in Chapter 3 of TP 2293 on board one or more MOUs.

2Certificates, or their approved equivalents, to be provided to the examiner

The applicant shall provide the following certificates or, as an alternative, in the case of each certificate referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f), a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the relevant certificate:

  • (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 or the Command and Control and Management of Major Emergencies training course described in TP 10937;

  • (e) MOU courses described in TP 10937 with respect to

    • (i) basic offshore survival,

    • (ii) stability and ballast control, MOU/surface,

    • (iii) hydrogen sulphide (H2S) training, and

    • (iv) supervisor, offshore well control;

  • (f) marine advanced first aid or a certificate with respect to a course that the Minister accepts as being equivalent in content to the marine advanced first aid course; and

  • (g) meteorology if the applicant has not passed the written examination referred to in paragraph 3(b).

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Navigation safety, level 1;

  • (b) meteorology, level 2 if the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(g) is not provided; and

  • (c) oral examination on general seamanship with respect to an MOU/surface, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/self-elevating

 An applicant for an Offshore Installation Manager, MOU/self-elevating 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
1Experience

At least 42 months of service, including assisting in at least 20 cargo transfer operations at sea between an MOU and a supply vessel, assisting in at least 4 complete relocation moves of an MOU/self-elevating and assisting in at least 20 helicopter landings on and departures from an MOU, which service shall comprise the following:

  • (a) at least 9 months as a barge supervisor, maintenance supervisor, toolpusher, tourpusher, chief mate or equivalent to chief mate, on one or more vessels that are MOU/self-elevating; and

  • (b) any remaining time in any position specified in Chapter 3 of TP 2293 on one or more MOUs.

2Certificates, or their approved equivalents, to be provided to the examiner

The applicant shall provide the following certificates or, as an alternative, in the case of each certificate referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f), a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the relevant certificate:

  • (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 or the Command and Control and Management of Major Emergencies training course described in TP 10937;

  • (e) MOU courses set out in TP 10937 with respect to

    • (i) basic offshore survival,

    • (ii) stability, MOU/self-elevating,

    • (iii) hydrogen sulphide (H2S) training, and

    • (iv) supervisor, offshore well control;

  • (f) marine advanced first aid; and

  • (g) meteorology if the applicant has not passed the written examination referred to in paragraph 3(b).

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Navigation safety, level 1;

  • (b) meteorology, level 2 if the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(g) is not provided; and

  • (c) oral examination on general seamanship with respect to an MOU/self-elevating, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

Barge Supervisor, MOU/surface

 An applicant for a Barge Supervisor, MOU/surface 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 certificateMaster, Near Coastal.
2Experience

At least 12 months of service, including assisting in at least 10 cargo transfer operations at sea between an MOU/surface and a supply vessel, assisting in at least 2 complete relocation moves of an MOU/surface and assisting in at least 10 helicopter landings on and departures from an MOU, which service shall comprise the following:

  • (a) at least 6 months as a watchkeeping mate on board one or more MOUs/surface while holding a Master, Near Coastal certificate; and

  • (b) any remaining time made up of any combination of service as a driller, a watchkeeping mate, an engineer, a maintenance supervisor or a toolpusher.

3Certificates, or their approved equivalents, to be provided to the examiner

The applicant shall provide the following certificates or, as an alternative, in the case of each certificate referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f), a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the relevant certificate:

  • (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 or the Command and Control and Management of Major Emergencies training course described in TP 10937;

  • (e) MOU courses described in TP 10937 with respect to

    • (i) basic offshore survival,

    • (ii) stability and ballast control, MOU/surface, and

    • (iii) hydrogen sulphide (H2S) training; and

  • (f) marine advanced first aid.

4Pass an examinationOral examination on general seamanship with respect to an MOU/surface, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

Barge Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating

 An applicant for a Barge Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating 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
1Experience

At least 12 months of service made up of any combination of service as a toolpusher, a nightpusher, a crane operator, a derrickman, a driller, an assistant driller, a barge supervisor, a barge supervisor trainee, a tourpusher, or an engineering watchkeeper, which service shall include assisting in

  • (a) at least 10 cargo transfer operations at sea between an MOU/self-elevating and a supply vessel;

  • (b) at least 2 complete relocation moves of an MOU/self-elevating; and

  • (c) at least 10 helicopter landings on and departures from an MOU.

2Certificates, or their approved equivalents, to be provided to the examiner

The applicant shall provide the following certificates or, as an alternative, in the case of each certificate referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f), a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the relevant certificate:

  • (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 or the Command and Control and Management of Major Emergencies training course described in TP 10937;

  • (e) MOU courses described in TP 10937 with respect to

    • (i) basic offshore survival,

    • (ii) stability, MOU/self-elevating, and

    • (iii) hydrogen sulphide (H2S) training;

  • (f) marine advanced first aid; and

  • (g) meteorology if the applicant has not passed the written examination referred to in paragraph 3(b).

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Navigation safety, level 1;

  • (b) meteorology, level 2 if the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(g) has not been provided; and

  • (c) oral examination on general seamanship with respect to an MOU/self-elevating, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/surface

 An applicant for a Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/surface 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 certificateFourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship
2Experience
  • (a) If holding a First-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, acquire at least 3 months of qualifying service performing engineering duties on board one or more MOUs/surface after having obtained a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate;

  • (b) if holding a Second-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, acquire at least 12 months of qualifying service performing engineering duties on board one or more MOUs/surface after having obtained a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate;

  • (c) if holding a Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, acquire at least 24 months of qualifying service performing engineering duties on board one or more MOUs/surface after having obtained a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate;

  • (d) if holding a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, acquire at least 36 months of qualifying service performing engineering duties on board one or more MOUs/surface after having obtained that certificate; and

  • (e) if holding a Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating certificate, acquire at least 12 months of qualifying service performing engineering duties on board one or more MOUs/surface after having obtained that certificate.

3Certificates, or their approved equivalents, to be provided to the examiner

The applicant shall provide the following certificates or, as an alternative, in the case of each certificate referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f), a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the relevant certificate:

  • (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 or the Command and Control and Management of Major Emergencies training course described in TP 10937;

  • (e) MOU courses described in TP 10937 with respect to

    • (i) basic offshore survival, and

    • (ii) hydrogen sulphide (H2S) training;

  • (f) marine advanced first aid; and

  • (g) ship management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

4Pass examinations
  • (a) Written examinations

    • (i) at the second-class engineer level, on technical drawing, and

    • (ii) at the first-class engineer level,

      • (A) on applied mechanics,

      • (B) on thermodynamics,

      • (C) on electrotechnology, and

      • (D) on naval architecture;

  • (b) examination on ship management practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(g);

  • (c) written examination on general engineering knowledge at the first-class engineer level, after meeting the requirements of items 2 and 3 and paragraphs (a) and (b);

  • (d) written examination on engineering knowledge of motor vessels at the first-class engineer level, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (c); and

  • (e) oral examination with respect to an MOU/surface, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (d).

Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating

 An applicant for a Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/self-elevating 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
1Experience
  • (a) at least 12 months of qualifying service on board one or more MOUs/self-elevating after having obtained a Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate;

  • (b) if the applicant holds one of the following certificates, at least 24 months of qualifying service on board one or more MOUs/self-elevating after obtaining that certificate:

    • (i) a certificate issued by a technical college recognized by a province based on an accredited 2-year course in the electrical, instrumentation or mechanical trades, or

    • (ii) a Canadian inter-provincial journey person’s certificate in the electrical, instrumentation or mechanical trades;

  • (c) at least 60 months of qualifying service on board one or more MOUs/self-elevating; or

  • (d) at least 3 months of qualifying service on board one or more MOUs/self-elevating after having obtained a Maintenance Supervisor, MOU/surface certificate.

2Certificates, or their approved equivalents, to be provided to the examiner

The applicant shall provide the following certificates or, as an alternative, in the case of each certificate referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f), a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the relevant certificate:

  • (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 or the Command and Control and Management of Major Emergencies training course described in TP 10937;

  • (e) MOU courses described in TP 10937 with respect to

    • (i) basic offshore survival, and

    • (ii) hydrogen sulphide (H2S) training;

  • (f) marine advanced first aid; and

  • (g) ship watchkeeping practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

3Pass examinations
  • (a) The following examinations at the third-class engineer level, after meeting the requirements of items 1 and 2:

    • (i) general engineering knowledge,

    • (ii) engineering knowledge of motor vessels, and

    • (iii) if the applicant does not hold a certificate referred to in paragraph 1(b), electrotechnology; and

  • (b) oral examination with respect to an MOU/self-elevating, after meeting the requirements of paragraph (a).

Ballast Control Operator

 An applicant for a Ballast Control Operator 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
1ExperienceAt least 6 months as a ballast control operator trainee.
2Certificates, or their approved equivalents, to be provided to the examiner

The applicant shall provide the following certificates with respect to MOU courses described in TP 10937 or, as an alternative, in the case of each certificate referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c), a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the relevant certificate:

  • (a) basic offshore survival;

  • (b) stability and ballast control, (MOU/surface); and

  • (c) hydrogen sulphide (H2S) training.

Transitional Period

  •  (1) An applicant who has started to acquire qualifying service and who has passed at least one examination required to obtain a certificate of competency under the Marine Certification Regulations before that day may, after complying with the requirements for the delivery of that certificate under those Regulations as they read immediately before that day, obtain the equivalent ranking certificate identified in Schedule 1 to this Part and issued under these Regulations or, if an equivalent ranking certificate does not exist, the certificate of the rank immediately below.

  • (2) Subsection (1) expires 5 years after the day on which this section comes into force.

[185 to 199 reserved]

SCHEDULE 1 TO PART 1(Subsection 103(4), sections 104 and 105, item 1 of the table to subsection 148, section 184 and subsection 212(7))

Certificate Exchange and First Renewal of a Certificate Issued Before the Coming into Force of Sections 104 to 106

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Former certificatesRequirements for exchange or additional requirements applicable to first renewalsCorresponding certificate for exchange and, as the case may be, renewal of the certificateSTCW endorsementSTCW limitation
1Master mariner (issued before the coming into force of this Schedule)See note 1.Master MarinerII/2 MasterNone
2Master, Foreign-going (CFG) (issued before September 1, 1978)

Pass examination on navigation safety, level 2.

See notes 1 and 8.

Master MarinerII/2 MasterNone
3. (a)Master, Intermediate Voyage (CIV) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after July 29, 1997)NoneMaster, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
Chief MateII/2 Chief MateNone
(b)Master, Intermediate Voyage (CIV) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after July 29, 1997)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) engineering knowledge, level 2;

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

  • (c) ship management, level 4.

Acquire at least 12 months of sea service after obtaining a CIV as officer in charge of the deck watch on board one or more vessels of more than 500 gross tonnage that are engaged on unlimited voyages or near coastal voyages, Class 1.

Master MarinerII/2 MasterNone
4. (a)Master, Home Trade, First Mate, Foreign-going (ON1) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1977 and before July 30, 1997)See note 1.Master, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
Chief MateII/2 Chief MateNone
(b)Master, Home Trade, First Mate, Foreign-going (ON1) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1977 and before July 30, 1997)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) engineering knowledge, level 2;

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

  • (c) ship management, level 4.

Acquire at least 12 months of sea service after obtaining an ON1 as officer in charge of the deck watch on board one or more vessels of more than 500 gross tonnage that are engaged on unlimited voyages or near coastal voyages, Class 1.

See note 1.

Master MarinerII/2 MasterNone
5Master, Home Trade (CHT) (issued before September 1, 1977)

Pass an examination on navigation safety, level 2.

See notes 1 and 8.

Master, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
Chief MateII/2 Chief MateNone
6. (a)Master, Local Voyage (CLV) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after July 29, 1997)See note 1.Master, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
(b)Master, Local Voyage (CLV) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after July 29, 1997)
  • (a) Pass examinations on communications, levels 1 and 2;

  • (b) successfully complete an approved training course in or pass an examination on celestial navigation, level 2; and

  • (c) successfully complete an approved training course in knowledge and use of a marine sextant.

See note 1.

Master, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
7. (a)Master, Inland Waters (CN1) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1977 and before July 30, 1997)See note 1.Master, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
(b)Master, Inland Waters (CN1) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1977 and before July 30, 1997)
  • (a) Successfully complete an approved training course in or pass an examination on celestial navigation, level 2; and

  • (b) successfully complete an approved training course in knowledge and use of a marine sextant.

See note 1.

Master, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
8. (a)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, local voyage (CLV 350) (issued after July 29, 1997) with or without STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsementNoneMaster 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
See note 5.See note 5.
(b)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, local voyage (CLV 350) (issued after July 29, 1997) with or without STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsementAcquire at least 12 months of sea service, after obtaining the CLV 350 and before the coming into force of this Schedule, as master or chief mate on board one or more vessels of at least 200 gross tonnage that are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
(c)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, local voyage (CLV 350) (issued after July 29, 1997) with STCW 95 Master 3 000 gross tonnage endorsementNoneMaster 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
9. (a)Master, ship of not more than 350 gross tonnage or tug, home trade or inland waters (Command endorsement) (issued after August 31, 1977 and before July 30, 1997) with or without STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsementSee note 1.Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
See note 5.See note 5.
(b)Master, ship of not more than 350 gross tonnage or tug, home trade or inland waters (Command endorsement) (issued after August 31, 1977 and before July 30, 1997) with or without STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsement
  • (a) Pass examinations on communications, levels 1 and 2; and

  • (b) acquire at least 12 months of sea service, after obtaining a Command endorsement and before the coming into force of this Schedule, as master or chief mate on board one or more vessels of at least 200 gross tonnage that are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.

See notes 1 and 8.

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
(c)Master, ship of not more than 350 gross tonnage or tug, home trade or inland waters (Command endorsement) (issued after August 31, 1977 and before July 30, 1997) with STCW 95 Master 3 000 gross tonnage endorsementNoneMaster 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
10. (a)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage (CHT 350) (issued before September 1, 1977) with STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsementNoneMaster 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
See note 5.See note 5.
(b)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage (CHT 350) (issued before September 1, 1977) with STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsementAcquire at least 12 months of sea service after obtaining the CHT 350 and before the coming into force of this Schedule, as master or chief mate on board one or more vessels of at least 200 gross tonnage that are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.Master 500 Gross Tonnage Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
(c)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage (CHT 350) (issued before September 1, 1977)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation safety, level 1; and

  • (b) meteorology, level 1.

See note 1.

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
See note 5.See note 5.
(d)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage (CHT 350) (issued before September 1, 1977)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation safety, level 1; and

  • (b) meteorology, level 1.

Acquire at least 12 months of sea service, after obtaining the CHT 350 and before the coming into force of this Schedule, as chief mate or master on board one or more vessels of at least 200 gross tonnage that are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.

See note 1.

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
(e)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage (CHT 350) (issued before September 1, 1977)See notes 1 and 6.Renewal (see note 7).NoneN/A
(f)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage (CHT 350) (issued before September 1, 1977) with STCW 95 Master 3 000 gross tonnage endorsementNoneMaster 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
11First Mate Foreign-going (1MFG) (issued after March 22, 1966 and before September 1, 1977)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation safety, level 2;

  • (b) deviascope; and

  • (c) ship management, level 3.

See notes 2 to 4 and 8.

Chief MateII/2 Chief MateNone
12. (a)First Mate, Intermediate Voyage (1MIV) (issued after July 29, 1997)

Pass examinations on communications, levels 1 and 2.

See note 8.

Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
(b)First Mate, Intermediate Voyage (1MIV) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after July 29, 1997)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation systems and instruments;

  • (b) navigation safety, level 2;

  • (c) meteorology, level 2;

  • (d) communications, levels 1 and 2; and

  • (e) cargo, level 3.

Chief MateII/2 Chief MateNone
13. (a)First mate, local voyage (1MLV) (issued after July 29, 1997)

Pass examinations on communications, levels 1 and 2.

See note 8.

Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
(b)First mate, local voyage (1MLV) (issued after July 29, 1997)
  • (a) Pass examinations on communications, levels 1 and 2, except if the certificate is already STCW 95 endorsed;

  • (b) successfully complete an approved training course in or pass an examination on celestial navigation, level 2; and

  • (c) successfully complete an approved training course in knowledge and use of a marine sextant.

Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
14. (a)First Mate Home Trade, Second Mate Foreign-going (ON2) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1976 and before July 30, 1997)See notes 2 to 4.Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
(b)First Mate Home Trade, Second Mate Foreign-going (ON2) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1976 and before July 30, 1997)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation systems and instruments;

  • (b) navigation safety, level 2;

  • (c) meteorology, level 2; and

  • (d) cargo, level 3.

See notes 2 to 4.

Chief MateII/2 Chief MateNone
15First Mate, Home Trade (1MHT) (issued after March 22, 1966 and before September 1, 1976)

Pass an examination on navigation safety, level 2.

See notes 2 to 4 and 8.

Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
16. (a)First Mate, Inland Waters (CN2) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1976 and before July 30, 1997)See notes 2 to 4.Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
(b)First Mate, Inland Waters (CN2) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after August 31, 1976 and before July 30, 1997)
  • (a) Successfully complete an approved training course in or pass an examination on celestial navigation, level 2; and

  • (b) successfully complete an approved training course in knowledge and use of a marine sextant.

See notes 2 to 4.

Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
17Second Mate Foreign-going (2MFG) (issued after March 22, 1966 and before September 1, 1975)

Pass an examination on navigation safety, level 1.

See notes 2, 3 and 8.

Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
18Watchkeeping Mate, ship (WKMS) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after July 29, 1997)NoneWatchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
19Restricted Watchkeeping Mate, ship (WKMR) with or without STCW 95 endorsement (issued after July 29, 1997)NoneWatchkeeping Mate, Near CoastalII/1 OOWNear Coastal
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
20. (a)Watchkeeping Mate (WKM) (issued after August 31, 1975 and before July 30, 1997)

Pass examinations on communications, levels 1 and 2.

See notes 2, 3 and 8.

Watchkeeping Mate, Near CoastalII/1 OOWNear Coastal
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
(b)Watchkeeping Mate (WKM) (issued after August 31, 1975 and before July 30, 1997)
  • (a) Pass examinations on communications, levels 1 and 2;

  • (b) successfully complete an approved training course in or pass an examination on celestial navigation, level 2; and

  • (c) successfully complete an approved training course in knowledge and use of a marine sextant.

See notes 2 and 3.

Watchkeeping MateII/1 OOWNone
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage
21Second Mate Home Trade (2MHT) (issued before September 1, 1975)

Pass an examination on navigation safety, level 1.

See notes 2, 3 and 8.

Watchkeeping Mate, Near CoastalII/1 OOWNear Coastal
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
22. (a)Master, inland waters (CIW) (issued before September 1, 1977)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation safety, level 2;

  • (b) meteorology, level 2; and

  • (c) engineering knowledge, level 2.

See notes 1 and 8.

Master, Near CoastalII/2 MasterNear Coastal
(b)Master, inland waters (CIW) (issued before September 1, 1977)See notes 1 and 6.RenewalNoneN/A
23. (a)Master, Minor Waters (CMW)

Successfully complete the following courses:

  • (a) SEN limited;

  • (b) MED in advanced fire fighting; and

  • (c) MED for senior officers.

Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic limited to a near coastal voyage, Class 2 if the voyage is a “minor waters voyage” as defined in the Canada Shipping Act, in the version that was in force immediately before the coming into force of the Act.NoneN/A
(b)Master, Minor Waters (CMW) with continued proficiency endorsement with technical restrictions (CPRT)
  • (a) Successfully complete the applicable courses in MED, as required by section 130 or 131, depending on the vessel’s gross tonnage; and

  • (b) if the certificate is for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more, successfully complete a course in SEN limited, or pass an oral and practical examination on SEN on board the vessel.

Master, Limited for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more, or Master, Limited certificate for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage, as per the vessel’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
24. (a)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage (CIW 350) (issued before September 1, 1977) with STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsementNoneMaster 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
See note 5.See note 5.
(b)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage (CIW 350) (issued before September 1, 1977) with STCW 95 Master 500 gross tonnage endorsementAcquire at least 12 months of sea service as master or chief mate on board one or more vessels of at least 200 gross tonnage that are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, acquired after obtaining a CIW 350 and before the coming into force of this Schedule.Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
(c)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage (CIW 350) (issued before September 1, 1977)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation safety, level 1; and

  • (b) meteorology, level 1.

See note 1.

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
See note 5.See note 5.
(d)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage (CIW 350) (issued before September 1, 1977)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation safety, level 1; and

  • (b) meteorology, level 1.

Acquire at least 12 months of sea service as master or chief mate on board one or more vessels of at least 200 gross tonnage that are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages, acquired after obtaining a CIW 350 and before the coming into force of this Schedule.

See note 1.

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
(e)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage (CIW 350) (issued before September 1, 1977)See notes 1 and 6.RenewalNoneN/A
(f)Master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage (CIW 350) (issued before September 1, 1977) with STCW 95 Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage endorsementNoneMaster 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
II/2 MasterTug 3 000 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
25. (a)Certificate of service as master of a steamship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage

Pass examinations on

  • (a) communications, levels 1 and 2;

  • (b) SIM I;

  • (c) chartwork and pilotage, level 2;

  • (d) navigation safety, level 1;

  • (e) meteorology, level 1;

  • (f) ship management, level 2;

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

  • (h) cargo, level 1;

  • (i) engineering knowledge, level 1;

  • (j) general ship knowledge, level 3; and

  • (k) general seamanship.

See notes 1 and 8.

Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalII/3 Master500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal
(b)Certificate of service as master of a steamship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnageSee notes 1 and 6.Renewal (see note 7).NoneN/A
26. (a)First Mate, Inland Waters (1MIW) (issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1976)

Pass examinations on

  • (a) navigation safety, level 2; and

  • (b) engineering knowledge, level 1.

See notes 2, 4 and 8.

Chief Mate, Near CoastalII/2 Chief MateNear Coastal
(b)First Mate, Inland Waters (1MIW) (issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1976)See notes 2, 4 and 6.RenewalNoneN/A
27. (a)Second Mate, Inland Waters (2MIW) (issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1975)

Pass an examination on navigation safety, level 1.

See notes 2, 3 and 8.

Watchkeeping Mate, Near CoastalII/1 OOWNear Coastal
II/2 Chief Mate3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal
(b)Second Mate, Inland Waters (2MIW) (issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1975)See notes 2, 3 and 6.RenewalNoneN/A
28Master, long run ferry (CFLR) (issued before July 30, 1997) with or without STCW 95 endorsementSee notes 1 and 6.Renewal (see note 7).II/2 MasterFerry, Near Coastal
29Master, intermediate run ferry (issued before July 30, 1997)See notes 1 and 6.RenewalNoneN/A
30Master, short run ferry (issued before July 30, 1997)

Successfully complete the applicable approved training course in MED and the applicable course in SEN required by section 130 or 131, depending on the ferry’s gross tonnage.

See note 6.

RenewalNoneN/A
31First mate, long run ferry (1MFLR) (issued before July 30, 1997) with or without STCW 95 endorsementSee notes 2, 4 and 6.Renewal (see note 7).II/2 Chief MateFerry, Near Coastal
32First mate, intermediate run ferry (issued before July 30, 1997)See notes 2, 4 and 6.RenewalNoneN/A
33First mate, short run ferry (issued before July 30, 1997)

Successfully complete the applicable approved training course in MED and the applicable course in SEN required by section 137 or 138, depending on the ferry’s gross tonnage.

See note 6.

RenewalNoneN/A
34Master, limited for an intermediate run ferry (issued after July 29, 1997)Successfully complete the applicable approved training course in MED and the applicable course in SEN required by section 130 or 131, depending on the ferry’s gross tonnage.Master, Limited for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
Master, Limited certificate for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
35Master, limited for a short run ferry (issued after July 29, 1997)Successfully complete the applicable approved training course in MED and the applicable course in SEN required by section 130 or 131, depending on the ferry’s gross tonnage.Master, Limited for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
Master, Limited certificate for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
36First mate, limited for an intermediate run ferry (issued after July 29, 1997)Successfully complete the applicable approved training course in MED and the applicable course in SEN required by section 137 or 138, depending on the ferry’s gross tonnage.Chief Mate, Limited certificate for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
Chief Mate, Limited certificate for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
37First mate, limited for a short run ferry (issued after July 29, 1997)Successfully complete the approved training courses in MED and SEN required by, depending on the ferry’s gross tonnage, section 137 or 138.Chief Mate, Limited certificate for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or more, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
Chief Mate, Limited certificate for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage, as per the ferry’s gross tonnageNoneN/A
38. (a)Fishing master (issued before March 21, 1980)

Successfully complete either course referred to in note 2, or SEN limited.

See notes 3 and 6.

RenewalNoneN/A
(b)Fishing master (issued before March 21, 1980)

Successfully complete an approved training course in MED with respect to basic safety.

See note 6.

Renewal, the validity of which is limited to the validity of a Fishing Master, Third Class certificateNoneN/A
39. (a)Fishing master, restricted (issued before March 21, 1980)

Successfully complete either course referred to in note 2, or SEN limited.

See notes 3 and 6.

RenewalNoneN/A
(b)Fishing master, restricted (issued before March 21, 1980)

Successfully complete an approved training course in MED with respect to basic safety.

See note 6.

Renewal, the validity of which is limited to the validity of a Fishing Master, Third Class certificateNoneN/A
40Fishing mate (issued before March 21, 1980)

Successfully complete an approved training course in MED with respect to basic safety.

See note 6.

RenewalNoneN/A
41Watchkeeping mate fishing (issued before March 21, 1980)

Successfully complete an approved training course in MED with respect to basic safety.

See note 6.

RenewalNoneN/A
42. (a)Chief engineer, motor-driven fishing vessel

Pass the written examinations referred to in section 146 and an oral examination on the same subjects.

See notes 3 and 4.

Third-class Engineer, Motor ShipIII/3 Second Engineer, Motor Ship3 000 kW
(b)Chief engineer, motor-driven fishing vesselNoneThird-class Engineer, Motor ShipIII/1 Engineer in charge of the watch (Motor Ship)None
43Chief Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship)NoneThird-class EngineerIII/3 Chief Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship, as the case may be)2 000 kW
44Second Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship)NoneFourth-class EngineerIII/3 Second Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship, as the case may be)2 000 kW
45. (a)Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship issued before January 3, 1994 that bears an STCW 95 endorsement only as engineer in charge of the engineering watch

Pass the following examinations, at the third-class engineer level:

  • (a) written examination on thermodynamics;

  • (b) written examination on electrotechnology; and

  • (c) an oral examination.

Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship, as the case may be.III/3 Second Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship, as the case may be)3 000 kW
(b)Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship issued before January 3, 1994 that bears an STCW 95 endorsement only as engineer in charge of the engineering watchNoneThird-class Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship, as the case may be.III/1 Engineer in charge of the watch (Motor Ship or Steamship, as the case may be)None
46Restricted engineer, motor shipNoneSmall Vessel Machinery Operator (restricted to a vessel described in subsection 151(2))NoneN/A
47Any certificates not listed in this ScheduleAdditional requirements determined on the basis of a comparison between the training, knowledge and experience required to obtain the former certificate with those required under these Regulations to obtain the certificate the applicant is seeking to receive in exchange.The certificate that may be obtained by the applicant on the basis of their training, knowledge and experience that has been acquired previously and that has been acquired in respect of their application.The endorsement or endorsements of the certificate obtained in exchange.The limitations corresponding to the endorsement, as the case may be.
  • Note 1: An applicant who does not have an STCW 95 endorsement shall provide to the examiner training certificates with respect to the following:

    • (a) SEN Level II, completed after September 1, 1989, or ARPA; and

    • (b) MED for senior officers.

  • Note 2: An applicant shall provide to the examiner a training certificate in SEN Level I, completed after September 1, 1989, or ARPA.

  • Note 3: An applicant shall provide to the examiner the following training certificates:

    • (a) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats; and

    • (b) MED in advanced fire fighting.

  • Note 4: An applicant shall provide to the examiner a training certificate with respect to MED for senior officers.

  • Note 5: In respect of a tug, a non-STCW endorsement limited to a tug of up to 3 000 gross tonnage that is engaged on a limited, contiguous waters voyage.

  • Note 6: Renewal of the certificate in accordance with the requirements of section 105.

  • Note 7: Renewal of the certificate for limited, contiguous waters voyages, subject to any other limitations on the certificate before its renewal.

  • Note 8: If the certificate to be exchanged has an STCW 95 endorsement, the examination requirements set out in column 2 do not apply.

SCHEDULE 2 TO PART 1(Paragraph 110(2)(a))Application To Be Examined — Information To Be Provided and Required Declarations

  • 1 Information on the applicant:

    • (a) name

    • (b) candidate number (CDN)

    • (c) date of birth

    • (d) home address and telephone number

    • (e) civil status

  • 2 Certificate or endorsement applied for

  • 3 Place and date where, and time when, the examination is to be held

  • 4 Examination the applicant wishes to undertake

  • 5 The following declaration signed and dated by the applicant:

    “I hereby declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the particulars contained in this application are correct and that the supporting documents and testimonials submitted along with it are true and genuine documents signed by the persons whose names appear on them.”

  • 6 The following declaration signed and dated by the examiner:

    “I hereby certify that the above particulars are correct and that the applicant has produced all necessary documents and testimonials in support of this application.”

SCHEDULE 3 TO PART 1(Paragraph 2(i) of the table to subsection 134(1) and sections 170 and 171)Steering Testimonial — Information To Be Provided and Required Declaration

  • 1 Name and address of the vessel owner

  • 2 Name and candidate number (CDN) of the applicant

  • 3 Information on the vessel:

    • (a) name

    • (b) port of registry

    • (c) official number

    • (d) type

    • (e) cargo

    • (f) gross tonnage

    • (g) voyage classification

  • 4 Date applicant signed on

  • 5 Date applicant signed off

  • 6 Rank and seniority of applicant

  • 7 The following declaration signed and dated by the master:

    “I certify that the above-named seafarer stood regular watches for a total of blank line hours at the wheel during their service under my command and I am satisfied that the seafarer is a competent wheelsman.”

SCHEDULE 4 TO PART 1(Paragraph 110(2)(d))Testimonial of Sea Service (Deck Department) — Information To Be Provided

  • 1 Name and address of the vessel owner

  • 2 Name and candidate number (CDN) of the applicant

  • 3 Number of participations by the applicant in emergency drills

  • 4 Information on the vessel:

    • (a) name

    • (b) port of registry

    • (c) official number

    • (d) type

    • (e) cargo transported during period of service

    • (f) gross tonnage

    • (g) voyage classification

    • (h) extreme ports of call

    • (i) total amount of time, during the applicant’s period of service, that the vessel was engaged 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

  • 5 Date applicant signed on

  • 6 Date applicant signed off

  • 7 Rank and seniority of applicant

  • 8 Number of days spent underway and type of watch (number of hours)

  • 9 Number of days worked during the applicant’s period of service

  • 10 Description of service

  • 11 If applicable, the dates of beginning and completion of fitting out, laying up or refitting

  • 12 Signature of master or authorized representative certifying that the information provided is correct.

SCHEDULE 5 TO PART 1(Paragraph 110(2)(d))Testimonial of Sea Service (Engine Department) — Information To Be Provided

  • 1 Name and address of vessel owner

  • 2 Name and candidate number (CDN) of applicant

  • 3 Number of participations in emergency drills by the applicant

  • 4 Information on the vessel:

    • (a) name

    • (b) port of registry

    • (c) official number

    • (d) type

    • (e) cargo transported during period of service

    • (f) propulsive power

    • (g) propulsion type (motor or steam)

    • (h) engine type and make

    • (i) rated generator capacity

  • 5 Date applicant signed on

  • 6 Date applicant signed off

  • 7 Rank and seniority of applicant

  • 8 Number of days spent underway and type of watch (number of hours)

  • 9 Description of service

  • 10 If applicable, the dates of beginning and completion of fitting out, laying up or refitting

  • 11 The signatures of the chief engineer and either the master or the authorized representative certifying that the information provided is correct.

PART 2Crewing

DIVISION 1General

Application

  •  (1) Division 2 applies in respect of self-propelled Canadian vessels, other than cable ferries to which only section 205 applies, that are engaged on a voyage.

  • (2) Division 3 applies in respect of MOUs that are Canadian vessels, on station for the purpose of petroleum exploration or production, except MOUs in the Great Lakes Basin or waters to which the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act or the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act applies.

  • (3) Division 4 applies in respect of foreign vessels that are in Canadian waters except MOUs in waters to which the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act or the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act applies.

  • (4) Division 5 applies in respect of all vessels that are not laid up and that are securely

    • (a) anchored in port; or

    • (b) moored to shore.

  • (5) Division 6 applies in respect of Canadian vessels that are special design craft such as high-speed crafts, air cushion vessels, wing-in-ground crafts, passenger submersible crafts, sail training vessels and any other sailing vessels.

  • (6) Division 7 applies in respect of vessels that are not securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore and that are

  • (7) Division 8 applies in respect of seafarers who are or who seek to be members of the complement of a Canadian vessel and who

    • (a) are or would be required by this Part to hold a certificate issued under

      • (i) Part 1, except under section 138, 143, 151 or 174 or, in the case of a vessel that is not a passenger-carrying vessel, section 131, or

      • (ii) the Canada Shipping Act;

    • (b) are or would be employed by the authorized representative to work on board a vessel of at least 200 gross tonnage, other than a fishing vessel, that is

      • (i) engaged in a commercial operation, and

      • (ii) engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1;

    • (c) are or would be employed by the authorized representative to work on board a vessel, other than a fishing vessel, that is engaged on an international voyage other than an inland voyage; or

    • (d) if an application has been made under section 334 or 335 in respect of a fishing vessel, is or would be employed by the authorized representative to work on board a fishing vessel that is

      • (i) engaged in a commercial operation and on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1, or

      • (ii) engaged on an international voyage.

  • 2014, c. 13, s. 117

General Prohibition

 No Canadian vessel shall navigate anywhere and no foreign vessel shall navigate in Canadian waters unless the requirements of this Part are met.

Safe Manning Requirements

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a Safety Convention vessel shall ensure that the vessel meets the safe manning requirements established for the vessel by the Administration in accordance with IMO Resolution A.890(21), Principles of Safe Manning, or any other resolution that replaces it.

  • (2) If one of the safe manning requirements established in accordance with subsection (1) sets out that a person shall hold a certificate, the certificate shall be

    • (a) issued or endorsed by the Administration; and

    • (b) endorsed as meeting the requirements of the STCW Convention.

  • (3) The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel shall apply to the Minister for the following document and the Minister shall issue the document following that application:

    • (a) in the case of a Safety Convention vessel, a Safe Manning Document that complies with IMO Resolution A.890(21), Principles of Safe Manning, or any other resolution that replaces it; and

    • (b) in the case of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel and that is required to carry an inspection certificate, a Safe Manning Document, valid for a maximum of 5 years after the day of its issuance, that specifies

      • (i) the minimum number of members of the complement,

      • (ii) the certificates required to be held by the members of the complement,

      • (iii) any endorsements, conditions or limitations on the certificates referred to in subparagraph (ii),

      • (iv) the voyages that the vessel is authorized to engage on, and

      • (v) if applicable, the number of passengers that the vessel is authorized to have on board.

  • (4) Paragraph (3)(b) does not apply until the later of

    • (a) the date of the next periodical inspection of the vessel, and

    • (b) 1 year after the day on which this section comes into force.

  • (5) The authorized representative of a Canadian Safety Convention vessel or a vessel that is required to carry an inspection certificate shall ensure that the Safe Manning Document issued by the Minister for that vessel under subsection (3) is carried on board.

Inspection of Certificates and Endorsements

 The master of a vessel or the offshore installation manager of an MOU to which Division 3 applies shall ensure that the certificates and endorsements required by these Regulations are kept readily available on board the vessel for inspection by a marine safety inspector.

Dispensations

 If no person holding a certificate or an endorsement required by these Regulations is available to occupy a position in respect of which that certificate or endorsement is necessary, the Minister may, in accordance with Article VIII of the STCW Convention, grant a dispensation permitting a specified person to serve in that position on board a specified vessel until the earlier of

  • (a) the day on which a holder of that certificate or endorsement is available, and

  • (b) 6 months after the date on which the dispensation is granted.

DIVISION 2Canadian Vessels

Training and Familiarization

  •  (1) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that any person assigned a function on that vessel receives the on-board familiarization and safety training set out in TP 4957 before they start to perform any duty on board the vessel.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that every member of the complement who is required to be on board in order for the vessel to meet the safe manning requirements of this Part holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to STCW basic safety.

  • (3) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel described in column 1 of the table to this subsection shall ensure that every member of the complement who is required to be on board in order for the vessel to meet the safe manning requirements of this Part obtains, before acquiring a total of 6 months of sea service, at least one of the training certificates in marine emergency duties set out as applicable in columns 2 to 4 or, if applicable, the Pleasure Craft Operator Card referred to in column 5.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
    Vessel Type and Voyage ClassificationMED with respect to basic safetyMED with respect to small passenger vessel safetyMED with respect to small non-pleasure vessel basic safetyPleasure Craft Operator Card
    1A fishing vessel of not more than 15 gross tonnage engaged on a voyage less than 25 nautical miles from shoreApplicableApplicableApplicableApplicable to sheltered waters voyages and voyages less than two nautical miles from shore
    2A fishing vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage and not more than 150 gross tonnage engaged on a voyage less than 25 nautical miles from shoreApplicableApplicableApplicable
    3A fishing vessel engaged on a voyage beyond the limits of a near coastal voyage, Class 2ApplicableApplicable
    4A vessel other than a fishing vessel of not more than 15 gross tonnage or less than 12 m in overall length engaged on a voyage not more than 25 nautical miles from shoreApplicableApplicableApplicable
    5A vessel other than a fishing vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage and not more than 150 gross tonnage, that is not a passenger-carrying vessel, engaged on a sheltered waters voyageApplicableApplicableApplicable
    6A passenger-carrying vessel, other than a ferry, of not more than 150 gross tonnage, with unberthed accommodations, engaged on a sheltered water voyage, if the vessel does not operate only on a seasonal basis between March 31 and December 1 of each yearApplicableApplicableApplicable
    7A ferry of not more than 150 gross tonnage, of single deck open construction, engaged on a sheltered waters voyageApplicableApplicableApplicable
    8A vessel that is not more than 8 m in overall length, other than a fishing vessel or a tug, and that is not a passenger-carrying vesselApplicableApplicableApplicableApplicable to sheltered waters voyages and voyages less than two nautical miles from shore
    9A vessel that is not more than 8 m in overall length, other than a fishing vessel or a tug, that carries six or fewer passengers, and that is engaged on a sheltered waters voyageApplicableApplicableApplicableApplicable
    10Subject to subsection (4), any other vessel engaged on a sheltered waters voyage or on a near coastal voyage, Class 2ApplicableApplicable
  • (4) The master and the authorized representative of a passenger-carrying vessel that is not a ferry, is engaged on a sheltered water voyage, operates only on a seasonal basis between March 31 and December 1 of each year and has unberthed accommodations shall ensure that every member of the complement who is required to be on board in order for the vessel to meet the safe manning requirements of this Part obtains, before acquiring a total of 6 months of sea service,

    • (a) a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to small seasonal passenger vessel safety (non-certificated personnel) for that vessel, in the case of a person who is not required by these Regulations to hold a certificate to perform their duties on board the vessel; and

    • (b) in all other cases, at least one of the training certificates in marine emergency duties with respect to basic safety that are set out as applicable in columns 2 to 4 of item 6 of the table to subsection (3).

  • (5) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that every person assigned to a fire team on the muster list holds

    • (a) if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage and is required to carry a fireman’s outfit, a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to basic safety;

    • (b) if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage and is not required to carry a fireman’s outfit,

      • (i) one of the training certificates in marine emergency duties set out in columns 2 to 4 of the table to subsection (3), or

      • (ii) if the vessel operates only on a seasonal basis between March 31 and December 1 of each year, a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to small seasonal passenger vessel safety (non-certificated personnel) for that vessel;

    • (c) in all other cases, except those set out in the table to subsection (3), a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to STCW basic safety.

  • (6) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that every person assigned on the muster list to the preparation or launching of a survival craft, other than a manually launched life raft or manually launched inflatable rescue platform, holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.

  • (7) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel that is equipped with a marine evacuation system (MES) shall ensure that every person employed on board the vessel has received training regarding the deployment of the system using the vessel’s on-board training aids, and that persons assigned on the muster list to the operation of the MES have

    • (a) participated in a full deployment of the system in accordance with the system’s approval certificate; or

    • (b) provided an attestation evidencing successful completion of the manufacturer’s training.

  • (8) The master and the authorized representative shall ensure that a person designated to take charge of medical care on board a vessel

    • (a) is a physician; or

    • (b) has successfully completed the approved training course in marine medical care.

  • (9) The master and the authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that a person designated to provide first aid on board the vessel holds

    • (a) if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, a training certificate in marine basic or advanced first aid or, in the case of an MOU, a certificate with respect to a course that the Minister accepts as being equivalent in content to the marine advanced first aid course; and

    • (b) if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1, a training certificate in marine advanced first aid or, in the case of an MOU, a certificate with respect to a course that the Minister accepts as being equivalent in content to the marine advanced first aid course.

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel shall provide to the master written instructions that, at a minimum, determine the procedures and, if applicable, the policies, within the meaning of those terms in section A-I/14 of the STCW Code, to be followed to ensure that each member of the complement, before being assigned any duty,

    • (a) becomes familiar with

      • (i) the shipboard equipment that are specific to the vessel,

      • (ii) the operational instructions that are specific to the vessel, and

      • (iii) their assigned duties; and

    • (b) can effectively perform their assigned duties when performing duties vital to safety or the prevention or mitigation of pollution.

  • (2) The master shall ensure that

    • (a) in accordance with the procedures and, if applicable, the policies referred to in subsection (1), each member of the vessel’s crew, at the beginning of their employment, is trained on the subject-matter referred to in paragraph (1)(a) and can effectively perform their assigned duties when performing duties vital to safety or the prevention or mitigation of pollution, and that thereafter the member’s knowledge is maintained up to date; and

    • (b) a record of training on the subject-matter and training referred to in subsections (1) and 205(1) that includes the following information is kept readily available for inspection by a marine safety inspector, on board the vessel or, if the vessel does not travel more than five nautical miles from its home port, in its home port:

      • (i) the name of each member of the complement who has been trained,

      • (ii) the equipment they were trained on,

      • (iii) the subject-matter they were trained on, and

      • (iv) the days on which they were trained.

Minimum Complement

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that the minimum complement of the vessel meets the requirements of this section.

  • (2) A person performing the duties of a position listed on the Safe Manning Document may be assigned to various duties in order to meet the requirements of more than one provision of this section.

  • (3) The minimum complement of a vessel shall be sufficient in number to ensure compliance with the requirements set out in sections 320 to 322 and shall consist of

    • (a) the master;

    • (b) if required by paragraph 212(4)(b), the chief mate;

    • (c) a person in charge of the machinery, except if the vessel

      • (i) is a passenger-carrying vessel and has a propulsive power of not more than 75 kW,

      • (ii) is not a passenger-carrying vessel and has a propulsive power of not more than 750 kW, or

      • (iii) is exempted under section 217 from the application of sections 218 to 226;

    • (d) the persons required to keep

      • (i) the deck watch as set out in sections 213 to 216,

      • (ii) the engineering watch as set out in sections 223 to 225, and

      • (iii) the radio watch as set out in sections 266 and 267;

    • (e) if the Vessel Fire Safety Regulations require that the vessel be provided with a fire patrol, a sufficient number of persons to ensure compliance with those Regulations;

    • (f) if the vessel is not a fishing vessel and is engaged on a voyage of a duration of more than three days that is an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1, a person designated to take charge of medical care on board the vessel who is

      • (i) a physician, if the vessel is carrying 100 or more crew members, or

      • (ii) qualified in accordance with paragraph 205(8)(b) if the vessel is carrying less than 100 crew members;

    • (g) a person designated to provide first aid on board the vessel, that person being qualified in accordance with subsection 205(9);

    • (h) for each fast rescue boat on board the vessel, two teams of

      • (i) two persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and

      • (ii) three persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1; and

    • (i) any additional persons who may be required on board by the ordinary practice of seamen for normal safe operation of the vessel, including docking, anchoring and fuelling.

  • (4) The minimum complement of a vessel, in order to deal with an emergency situation, shall consist of

    • (a) a master;

    • (b) the persons required to keep

      • (i) the deck watch as set out in sections 214 to 216, but the additional person on board a vessel of less than 300 gross tonnage and the second additional person on board a vessel of less than 3 000 gross tonnage may also be assigned to other duties,

      • (ii) the engineering watch as set out in sections 224 and 225, and

      • (iii) the radio watch as set out in section 266;

    • (c) the principal communicator as set out in section 267; and

    • (d) the persons needed to simultaneously carry out the following tasks:

      • (i) operate and use the fire extinguishing equipment and systems required by or approved under the Vessel Fire Safety Regulations to fight a fire at any one location on the vessel,

      • (ii) prepare for launching the survival craft carried in accordance with the Life Saving Equipment Regulations,

      • (iii) operate the vessel’s pumping and emergency power system,

      • (iv) direct and control the passengers who are on board, and

      • (v) provide communication between the person in immediate charge of the vessel and the persons directing and controlling the passengers.

  • (5) The minimum complement of a vessel shall consist of a sufficient number of persons to carry out an evacuation and, in the case of a passenger-carrying vessel, to implement the evacuation plan required by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations.

  • (6) Subject to subsection (7), the minimum complement of a vessel, in order to deal with a post-abandonment situation, shall consist of a sufficient number of certificated persons to meet the requirements of sections 208 to 210.

  • (7) In order to deal with an evacuation situation or a post-abandonment situation, the master may, despite subsection 209(2), assign one team for each fast rescue boat carried on board instead of the two teams required by that subsection.

  • SOR/2017-14, s. 412
  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall assign, for each lifeboat required to be on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations,

    • (a) if the lifeboat has a specified capacity of 50 or fewer persons, at least two certificated persons; and

    • (b) if the lifeboat has a specified capacity of more than 50 persons, at least three certificated persons.

  • (2) In the case of a motorized lifeboat, the master shall ensure that one of the persons assigned to it has received the necessary training to operate the motor and carry out minor adjustments to it.

  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall assign for each emergency boat or rescue boat carried on board, other than a fast rescue boat,

    • (a) one team of at least two certificated persons, if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage; and

    • (b) one team of at least three certificated persons, if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1.

  • (2) The master of a vessel shall assign for each fast rescue boat

    • (a) two teams of at least two persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage; and

    • (b) two teams of at least three persons holding a Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate or endorsement, if the vessel is engaged on an unlimited voyage or a near coastal voyage, Class 1.

  • (3) If the aggregate capacity of survival craft required to accommodate all persons on board a passenger-carrying vessel can be met without the need to use one or more emergency boats or rescue boats that are on board, the certificated persons required for those supplementary emergency boats or rescue boats may be the same persons assigned to the lifeboats, life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms under sections 208 and 210.

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the master of a vessel shall assign

    • (a) if the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel and is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage,

      • (i) at least one certificated person per two inflatable life rafts or inflatable rescue platforms with a specified capacity of 25 or fewer persons that are required to be carried on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations, and

      • (ii) at least one certificated person per inflatable life raft or inflatable rescue platform with a specified capacity of more than 25 persons that is required to be carried on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations; and

    • (b) in all other cases, at least one certificated person per inflatable life raft or inflatable rescue platform that is required to be carried on board by the Life Saving Equipment Regulations.

  • (2) If a vessel is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, a certificated person required under subsection (1) may be replaced by any member of the complement if at least 75% of the complement consists of certificated persons and the remainder of the complement is familiarized with the operation of survival craft.

  • (3) If a vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage, the certificated person may be replaced by a person who holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties that is applicable to the vessel as set out in the table to subsection 205(3) or, if applicable, one of the training certificates referred to in subsection 205(4).

Safe Manning Requirements

 The authorized representative of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel and that is required to carry an inspection certificate shall ensure that the vessel meets the safe manning requirements specified in the Safe Manning Document established for the vessel by the Minister in accordance with paragraph 202(3)(b).

Masters and Deck Officers

  •  (1) This section applies to a fishing vessel beginning on

    • (a) November 7, 2008 if the vessel is of 60 gross tonnage or less and more than 15 m in overall length;

    • (b) November 7, 2009 if the vessel is more than 14 m but not more than 15 m in overall length;

    • (c) November 7, 2010 if the vessel is more than 13 m but not more than 14 m in overall length;

    • (d) November 7, 2012 if the vessel is more than 12 m but not more than 13 m in overall length;

    • (e) November 7, 2015 if the vessel is more than 6 m but not more than 12 m in overall length; or

    • (f) November 7, 2016 if the vessel is 6 m or less in overall length.

  • (2) This section applies to a vessel of up to 10 gross tonnage that is not a fishing vessel or passenger-carrying vessel, beginning on November 7, 2010.

  • (3) This section applies to a passenger-carrying vessel of up to 5 gross tonnage or not more than 8 m in overall length that is not a fishing vessel, beginning on November 7, 2009.

  • (4) Every vessel that is engaged on a voyage shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ,

    • (a) subject to subsection (6), a master;

    • (b) in the case of a vessel of at least 500 gross tonnage or that carries more than 50 passengers, a chief mate; and

    • (c) a sufficient number of deck officers to satisfy the requirements of sections 213 to 216.

  • (5) Every person who holds a certificate set out in column 1 of table 1 to this section may perform the duties of a position referred to in any of columns 2 to 5 on board a vessel that is engaged on a class of voyage set out in the heading of the column that applies to that position, subject to any limitations indicated.

  • (6) Every person who holds a certificate set out in column 1 of table 2 to this section may perform the duties of a position referred to in any of columns 2 to 5 on board a vessel engaged on a limited, contiguous waters voyage whose only activity is in respect of the catch or harvest of another vessel or aquaculture facility or a fishing vessel that is engaged on a class of voyage set out in the heading to that column, subject to any limitations indicated.

  • (7) A certificate issued before the day on which this section comes into force and renewed under section 105 retains the validity that it had under the Canada Shipping Act, except in the case of a certificate referred to in column 1 of paragraphs 10(e) and 25(b), items 28 and 31 and paragraphs 38(b) and 39(b) of Schedule 1 to Part 1 which is subject to any limitations set out on the renewed certificate.

  • (8) The master of a fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length who has acquired at least 7 fishing seasons, with no two of those seasons occurring in the same year, as master of a fishing vessel before the coming into force of this section is not required to hold the training certificate referred to in column 1 of item 6 of table 2 to this section in order to perform the duties set out in columns 4 or 5 of that item.

    TABLE 1

    Master and Mate Certificates

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
    CertificateUnlimited VoyageNear Coastal Voyage, Class 1Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2Sheltered Waters Voyage
    1Master MarinerMasterMasterMasterMaster
    2Master, Near CoastalN/AMasterMasterMaster
    3Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalN/AMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageMaster
    4Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near CoastalN/AMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    5Chief MateChief MateChief MateChief MateMaster
    Master, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    6Chief Mate, Near CoastalN/AChief MateChief MateMaster
    Master, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    7Watchkeeping MateOfficer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watchChief Mate
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    8Watchkeeping Mate, Near CoastalN/AOfficer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watchChief Mate
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    9Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage, that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1Master, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageMaster
    10Master 500 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage, that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Master, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage, that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Chief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    11Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AChief Mate, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Officer in charge of the watch, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 3 000 gross tonnage
    Chief Mate, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    12Master 150 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AMaster, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnage that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Master, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnageMaster, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    13Chief Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, DomesticN/AChief Mate, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnage that is engaged on a voyage described in note 1, if the certificate has the endorsement referred to in paragraph 102(r)Chief Mate, vessel of up to 150 gross tonnageChief Mate, vessel of up to 500 gross tonnage
    14Master, Limited for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or moreN/AN/AMaster, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate.

    See note 2.

    Master, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate
    15Chief Mate, Limited for a vessel of 60 gross tonnage or moreN/AN/AChief Mate, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate.

    See note 2.

    Chief Mate, on any vessel and in any area specified on the certificate
    16Master, Limited for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnageN/AN/AMaster, on any vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificateMaster, on any vessel of less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificate
    17Chief Mate, Limited for a vessel of less than 60 gross tonnageN/AN/AChief Mate, on any vessel less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificateChief Mate, on any vessel less than 60 gross tonnage of a type, tonnage, area and period of operation specified on the certificate
    18Small Vessel Operator Proficiency training certificateN/AN/AOperator, vessel of up to 5 gross tonnage (except tugs)Operator, vessel of up to 5 gross tonnage (except tugs)
    19Pleasure Craft Operator CardN/AN/AOperator, vessel of not more than 8 m in overall length that is not a passenger-carrying vessel and that is engaged on a voyage not more than two nautical miles from shore (except tugs)Operator, vessel of not more than 8 m in overall length (except tugs) carrying six or fewer passengers
    • Note 1: A limited, contiguous waters voyage.

    • Note 2: The certificate referred to in column 1 authorizes a near coastal voyage, Class 2 if the voyage is a “minor waters voyage” as defined in the Canada Shipping Act in the version that was in force before the coming into force of the Act.

    TABLE 2

    Master Certificates — Fishing Vessels

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
    CertificateUnlimited VoyageNear Coastal Voyage, Class 1Near Coastal Voyage, Class 2Sheltered Waters Voyage
    1Fishing Master, First ClassMasterMasterMasterMaster
    2Fishing Master, Second ClassChief MateMasterMasterMaster
    3Fishing Master, Third ClassOfficer in charge of watchMasterMasterMaster
    4Fishing Master, Fourth ClassN/AMaster, fishing vessel of up to 100 gross tonnageMaster, fishing vessel of up to 100 gross tonnageMaster, fishing vessel of up to 100 gross tonnage
    Officer in charge of the watchOfficer in charge of the watch
    5Certificate of Service as Master of a Fishing Vessel of Less Than 60 Gross TonnageValidity specified on the certificateValidity specified on the certificate

    Validity specified on the certificate.

    See note.

    Validity specified on the certificate
    6Small Vessel Operator Proficiency training certificateN/AN/A

    Master, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length.

    See note.

    Master, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length
    7Pleasure Craft Operator CardN/AN/AMaster, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length, on a voyage not more than two nautical miles from shoreMaster, fishing vessel of up to 15 gross tonnage or not more than 12 m in overall length
    • Note: For the purposes of items 5 and 6, near coastal voyage, Class 2 includes an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron that is not a sheltered waters voyage.

Deck Watch

 Subject to section 252, the master of a vessel shall ensure that its intended voyage is planned and that a deck watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 2, 3 and 3-1 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

 Subject to paragraph 216(2)(b) and subsection 216(4), no person shall act, and no master shall permit a person to act, as a member of the deck watch of a vessel unless the person holds a certificate appropriate to the class of vessel, the area in which the vessel operates and the duties to be performed by the person.

  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall be on duty as required by the ordinary practice of seamen.

  • (2) The master of a vessel shall not be counted as a member of the deck watch unless the vessel is

    • (a) securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore;

    • (b) of not more than 1 000 gross tonnage; or

    • (c) of more than 1 000 gross tonnage but less than 3 000 gross tonnage and at least three deck watches are established.

  •  (1) The minimum deck watch required by this section shall be supplemented if the master determines that it is required by the ordinary practice of seamen.

  • (2) The deck watch shall consist of at least the following persons:

    • (a) a person in charge of the deck watch who

      • (i) in all cases, holds a certificate of competency that authorizes them to perform watchkeeping duties and radio watch duties,

      • (ii) if the vessel is equipped with a VHF radiotelephone installation, holds a radio operator certificate that is appropriate to the class of vessel and the area in which the vessel operates, in accordance with Division 7, and

      • (iii) if an electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) is being used to meet the chart requirements set out in section 5 of the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995,

        • (A) holds a training certificate in ECDIS, and

        • (B) has been provided by the master with written instructions in the operation of, and has been familiarized with, the ECDIS and its back-up arrangements carried on board the vessel;

    • (b) subject to subsections (3) and (4), in the case of a vessel of at least 5 gross tonnage, an additional person who holds, if the vessel is at least 500 gross tonnage, at a minimum, an Able Seafarer certificate or a Bridge Watch Rating certificate;

    • (c) subject to subsections (4) and (5), if the vessel is of more than 1 000 gross tonnage and is not securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore, a second additional person who holds, at a minimum, an Able Seafarer certificate or a Bridge Watch Rating certificate; and

    • (d) a person in charge of the radio watch who is qualified in accordance with section 266, unless the person in charge of the deck watch is so qualified and is also in charge of the radio watch.

  • (3) An additional person is not required if

    • (a) the vessel is engaged in a log sorting or yarding operation that is carried out at a booming ground and that does not use lines or chains;

    • (b) the vessel

      • (i) is of up to 500 gross tonnage,

      • (ii) affords an unobstructed all-round view from the steering position, and

      • (iii) is engaged on a voyage of not more than five nautical miles within the limits of a harbour, in good visibility between sunrise and sunset;

    • (c) the vessel is a tug assisting another vessel while attached to it by a tow line; or

    • (d) the vessel is of up to 1 000 gross tonnage and is securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore.

  • (4) The additional person and the second additional person assigned to the same deck watch are not both required to hold one of the certificates referred to in paragraph (2)(b) or (c) if either person, but not both, is a rating under training to obtain one of those certificates.

  • (5) Subject to subsection (6), a second additional person is not required on board a stationary MOU, or on board any other vessel of more than 1 000 gross tonnage if that vessel is fitted with toilet facilities that are adjacent to the navigating bridge for the use of the deck watch, as well as fitted with the equipment listed in the schedule to this Part, which equipment shall be

    • (a) in good working order;

    • (b) suitably illuminated for night operation; and

    • (c) used in accordance with the ordinary practice of seamen.

  • (6) A second additional person is required on board a vessel that meets the requirements of subsection (5) if the use of the automatic steering system is prohibited by local by-laws or its use could interfere with prompt helm action in the following circumstances:

    • (a) restricted visibility;

    • (b) traffic density; or

    • (c) hazardous navigational situations.

Engineers

 Sections 218 to 226 do not apply in respect of

  • (a) vessels of less than 5 gross tonnage;

  • (b) vessels of open construction; and

  • (c) vessels propelled by outboard engines that are not permanently attached to the vessel.

 An Engineer certificate shall correspond to the vessel’s propulsion type as follows:

  • (a) in the case of a motor vessel other than a fishing vessel, a certificate of the motor ship category;

  • (b) in the case of a steamship, a certificate of the steamship category; and

  • (c) in the case of a motor-driven fishing vessel, a certificate of the motor ship or motor-driven fishing vessel category.

  •  (1) A passenger-carrying vessel that is engaged on a voyage referred to in column 1 of the table to this subsection 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 referred to in column 3 that corresponds to that voyage and range, one person who holds, at a minimum, that certificate in the category appropriate to the vessel’s propulsion type.

    TABLE

    Engineer Certificates — Passenger-Carrying Vessels

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    VoyagePropulsive Power (kW)Certificates
    1Unlimited voyage or, if the vessel is not operating only between Canadian ports, near coastal voyage, Class 1(a) 75 to 3 000(a) Second-class and Third-class
    (b) more than 3 000(b) First-class and Second-class
    2Near coastal voyage, Class 1, if operating only between Canadian ports(a) 75 to 4 000(a) Second-class
    (b) more than 4 000(b) First-class and Second-class
    3Near coastal voyage, Class 2(a) 75 to 999(a) Fourth-class
    (b) 1 000 to 3 999(b) Third-class
    (c) 4 000 to 7 000(c) Second-class
    (d) more than 7 000(d) First-class and Second-class
    4Limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or sheltered waters voyage(a) 75 to 749(a) Small Vessel Machinery Operator
    (b) 750 to 1 499(b) subject to subsection (2), Fourth-class
    (c) 1 500 to 2 999(c) Third-class
    (d) 3 000 to 7 000(d) Second-class
    (e) more than 7 000(e) First-class and Third-class
  • (2) A passenger-carrying vessel that has a propulsive power of at least 750 kW but not more than 1 499 kW and that is engaged on a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, of less than 6 hours’ duration, may have on board and its authorized representative may employ, a person who holds a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate, instead of the engineer required by paragraph (b) of column 3 of item 4 of the table to subsection (1), if

    • (a) the vessel has a propulsion system comprised of at least two independent engines with respect to their control and fuel systems and that duplication allows for continued propulsion and steering should one engine fail;

    • (b) the propulsion system is controlled from the bridge and has all the necessary gauges, alarms and engine and emergency controls;

    • (c) continuous radio contact is maintained with the home base;

    • (d) the authorized representative provides

      • (i) a list of pre-departure procedures and verifications, which procedures and verifications shall be carried out by the small vessel machinery operator before each departure, and

      • (ii) a maintenance schedule meeting the recommendations of the manufacturer of the main engines which maintenance shall be carried out by

        • (A) an engineer who holds at least a Fourth-class Engineer certificate, or

        • (B) a service firm accredited by the manufacturer of the main engines with which the authorized representative has entered into a maintenance contract; and

    • (e) records of the pre-departure procedures are readily available, for inspection by a marine safety inspector, on board the vessel or, if the vessel does not travel more than five nautical miles from its home port, readily available in its home port.

  •  (1) A cargo vessel that is engaged on a voyage set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and 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 referred to in column 3 that corresponds to that voyage and range, one engineer who holds, at a minimum, that certificate in the category appropriate to the vessel’s propulsion type.

    TABLE

    Engineer Certificates — Cargo Vessels

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    VoyagePropulsive Power (kW)Certificates
    1Unlimited voyage or, if not operating only between Canadian ports, near coastal voyage, Class 1(a) 750 to 1 999(a) Third-class with a chief engineer endorsement and Fourth-class with a second engineer endorsement
    (b) 2 000 to 3 000(b) Second-class and Third-class
    (c) more than 3 000(c) First-class and Second-class
    2Near coastal voyage, Class 1, if operating only between Canadian ports(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
    3Near coastal voyage, Class 1, if operating only in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes Basin(a) 750 to 1 999(a) Third-class
    (b) 2 000 to 7 000(b) Second-class
    (c) more than 7 000(c) First-class and Second-class
    4Near coastal voyage, Class 2(a) 750 to 1 499(a) Fourth-class
    (b) 1 500 to 2 999(b) Third-class
    (c) 3 000 to 7 000(c) Second-class
    (d) more than 7 000(d) First-class and Third-class
    5Limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or sheltered waters voyage(a) 750 to 1 999(a) Subject to subsection (2), Fourth-class
    (b) 2 000 to 4 000(b) Third-class
    (c) more than 4 000(c) Second-class
  • (2) A cargo vessel that has a propulsive power of at least 750 kW but not more than 1 999 kW and that is engaged on a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, of less than 6 hours’ duration, may have on board and its authorized representative may employ, a person who holds a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate, instead of the engineer required by paragraph (a) in column 3 of item 5 of the table to subsection (1), if

    • (a) the vessel has a propulsion system comprised of at least two independent engines with respect to their control and fuel systems and that duplication allows for continued propulsion and steering should one engine fail;

    • (b) the propulsion system is controlled from the bridge and has all the necessary gauges, alarms and engine and emergency controls;

    • (c) continuous radio contact is maintained with the home base;

    • (d) the authorized representative provides

      • (i) a list of pre-departure procedures and verifications, which procedures and verifications shall be carried out by the small vessel machinery operator before each departure, and

      • (ii) a maintenance schedule meeting the recommendations of the manufacturer of the main engines, which maintenance shall be carried out by

        • (A) an engineer who holds at least a Fourth-class Engineer certificate, or

        • (B) a service firm, accredited by the manufacturer of the main engines, with which the authorized representative has entered into a maintenance contract; and

    • (e) records of the pre-departure procedures are readily available, for inspection by a marine safety inspector, on board the vessel or, if the vessel does not travel more than five nautical miles from its home port, readily available in its home port.

  •  (1) A tug that is engaged on a voyage set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection 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 referred to in column 3 that corresponds to that voyage and range, one engineer who holds, at a minimum, that certificate in the category appropriate to that vessel’s propulsion type.

    TABLE

    Engineer Certificates — Tugs

    ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
    VoyagePropulsive Power (kW)Certificates
    1Unlimited voyage or, if not operating only between Canadian ports, near coastal voyage, Class 1(a) 750 to 1 999(a) Third-class with a chief engineer endorsement and Fourth-class with a second engineer endorsement
    (b) 2 000 to 3 000(b) Second-class and Third-class
    (c) more than 3 000(c) First-class and Second-class
    2Near coastal voyage, Class 1 if operating only between Canadian ports(a) 750 to 2 999(a) Third-class
    (b) 3 000 to 6 000(b) Second-class
    (c) more than 6 000(c) First-class and Second-class
    3Near coastal voyage, Class 2(a) 750 to 1 999(a) Subject to subsection (2), Fourth-class
    (b) 2 000 to 3999(b) Third-class
    (c) 4 000 to 7 000(c) Second-class
    (d) more than 7 000(d) First-class and Third-class
    4Limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or sheltered waters voyage(a) 1 500 to 2 999(a) Subject to subsection (2), Fourth-class
    (b) 3 000 to 5 000(b) Subject to subsection (3), Third-class
    (c) more than 5 000(c) Subject to subsection (3), Second-class
  • (2) A tug that has a propulsive power of at least 750 kW but not more than 1 999 kW and that is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2, or a tug that has a propulsive power of at least 1 500 kW but not more than 2 999 kW and that is engaged on a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, of less than 6 hours’ duration, may have on board and its authorized representative may employ, a person who holds a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate, instead of the engineer required by paragraph (a) in column 3 of item 3 or 4 of the table to subsection (1), if

    • (a) the tug has a propulsion system comprised of at least two independent engines with respect to their control and fuel systems and that duplication allows for continued propulsion and steering should one engine fail;

    • (b) the propulsion system is controlled from the bridge with all necessary gauges, alarms and engine and emergency controls;

    • (c) continuous radio contact is maintained with the home base;

    • (d) the authorized representative provides

      • (i) a list of pre-departure procedures and verifications, which procedures and verifications shall be carried out by the small vessel machinery operator before each departure, and

      • (ii) a maintenance schedule meeting the recommendations of the manufacturer of the main engines, which maintenance shall be carried out by

        • (A) an engineer who holds at least a Fourth-class Engineer certificate, or

        • (B) a service firm accredited by the manufacturer of the main engines with which the authorized representative has entered into a maintenance contract; and

    • (e) records of the pre-departure procedures are readily available, for inspection by a marine safety inspector, on board the vessel or, if the vessel does not travel more than five nautical miles from its home port, readily available in its home port.

  • (3) A harbour tug of less than 500 gross tonnage that is not a passenger-carrying vessel, that is being used to assist a vessel to dock or undock and that is at no time more than five nautical miles from an accessible dock offering refuge may have on board and its authorized representative may employ, a person who holds a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate, instead of the person required by paragraph (b) or (c) in column 3 of item 4 of the table to subsection (1), if

    • (a) the harbour tug complies with the requirements of Schedule VIII to the Marine Machinery Regulations;

    • (b) a shore engineer is available and ready to intervene should the master determine that the vessel requires immediate assistance;

    • (c) the authorized representative provides a list of pre-departure procedures and verifications, which procedures and verifications shall be carried out by the small vessel machinery operator before each departure;

    • (d) records of the pre-departure procedures are readily available, for inspection by a marine safety inspector, on board the vessel or, if the vessel does not travel more than five nautical miles from its home port, readily available in its home port; and

    • (e) continuous radio contact is maintained with the home base.

 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
1Unlimited 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
2Near 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.

  •  (1) A vessel that is equipped in accordance with Schedule VIII to the Marine Machinery Regulations may operate with periodically unattended machinery spaces if the remote control and monitoring systems in those spaces are inspected at intervals not exceeding 12 months and the inspection certificate contains a notation confirming the inspection.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a vessel of at least 500 gross tonnage when it is manoeuvring or proceeding in a narrow channel or fairway.

Dual Capacity

  •  (1) No person shall act in the dual capacity of master and engineer on board a motor vessel that is more than 20 m in length.

  • (2) A person may act in the dual capacity of master and engineer on board a motor vessel that is 20 m or less in length if

    • (a) the person holds a certificate enabling them to act in the capacity of master on board that vessel and, if these Regulations require that an Engineer certificate be held, also holds that Engineer certificate;

    • (b) the vessel’s engine is installed so that

      • (i) it can be controlled from the steering station, and

      • (ii) a person at the steering station may readily detect any defects in the engine and make any necessary adjustments to the engine while keeping a navigational lookout; and

    • (c) there is on board, in addition to the person acting in the dual capacity, at least one crew member who is at least 18 years of age and able to render any assistance that might be necessary in an emergency.

Cooks

 If a vessel has on board and employs a cook, the authorized representative shall ensure that the cook holds a Ship’s Cook certificate if the vessel

  • (a) has a minimum complement of 10 or more members;

  • (b) is used in the transportation of cargo or passengers for the purpose of trade; and

  • (c) is engaged on a international voyage other than a voyage to the United States or Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Endorsements and Certificates — Tankers

  •  (1) A master, chief mate, chief engineer or second engineer employed on board an oil tanker, chemical tanker or liquefied gas tanker shall hold a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement, Specialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement or Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement, as the case may be.

  • (2) An oil tanker, a chemical tanker, a liquefied gas tanker or other vessel carrying oil, liquefied gas or chemicals as cargo shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, for each duty set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection, one person who holds the certificate or endorsement set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    Endorsements and Certificates — Tankers

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    DutyCertificate or Endorsement
    1Specific duties in an oil transfer operation on an oil tankerOil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    2Specific duties in a chemical transfer operation on a chemical tankerOil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    3Specific duties in a liquefied gas transfer operation on a liquefied gas tankerLiquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    4In charge of an oil transfer operation on an oil tankerSpecialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement
    5In charge of a chemical transfer operation on a chemical tankerSpecialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement
    6In charge of a liquefied gas transfer operation on a liquefied gas tankerSpecialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement
    7Assistant to the person performing the duties set out in item 1, 2, 4 or 5Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    8Assistant to the person performing the duties set out in item 3 or 6Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization certificate or endorsement
    9In charge of an oil transfer operation or an operation involving the transfer of an oily mixture in waters north of 60° N on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation in Arctic Waters (North of 60° N) certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement
    10In charge of an oil transfer operation or an operation involving the transfer of an oily mixture other than an operation referred to in item 9 on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of an Oil Transfer Operation certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Oil Tanker Training endorsement
    11In charge of a chemical transfer operation or an operation involving the transfer of a chemical mixture on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of a Chemical Transfer Operation certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Chemical Tanker Training endorsement
    12In charge of a liquefied gas transfer operation on board an unmanned vesselSupervisor of a Liquefied Gas Transfer Operation certificate, or a Master or Mate certificate with a Specialized Liquefied Gas Tanker Training endorsement
  • (3) If the tanker uses an inert gas system or a crude oil washing system,

    • (a) the persons who have responsibilities in respect of the operation of those systems shall

      • (i) hold a training certificate indicating that they have successfully completed training on inert gas systems or crude oil washing systems or both depending on which systems the tanker is equipped with, or have at least one year’s experience on tankers performing duties that include the discharge of cargo and associated inert gas system or crude oil washing operations, depending on which systems the tanker is equipped with, and

      • (ii) in the case of an oil tanker, have participated in at least two crude oil washing operations, one of which was on board the oil tanker on which they are required to undertake the responsibility of cargo discharge, or on board a similarly equipped oil tanker; and

    • (b) if the tanker is an oil tanker, the other persons assigned tasks referred to in the vessel’s operations and equipment manual, which manual shall comply with Regulation 13B(5) of Annex I to the Pollution Convention, shall have

      • (i) acquired at least 6 months of experience on one or more tankers where they have been involved in cargo discharge operations, and

      • (ii) received on-board training in the operation of the tankers’ inert gas system and crude oil washing system.

Endorsements and Certificates — Passenger-carrying Vessels

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), in the case of a ro-ro vessel that carries more than 12 passengers, is more than 500 gross tonnage and is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, every master, chief mate, chief engineer, second engineer and, if assigned one of the following duties, other persons employed on that vessel shall hold a Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels) certificate or endorsement:

    • (a) loading, discharging or securing cargo;

    • (b) closing hull openings;

    • (c) ensuring passenger safety in emergency situations; and

    • (d) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), every person, other than the persons referred to in subsection (1), employed on board a ro-ro vessel of more than 500 gross tonnage that carries more than 12 passengers and that is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage shall hold a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement if their assigned duties include any of the following:

    • (a) assisting passengers in emergency situations;

    • (b) providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces; or

    • (c) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply in respect of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel, beginning on November 7, 2011.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), each master, officer and other member of the complement assigned specific duties on the muster list of a vessel of more than 500 gross tonnage that carries more than 12 passengers, that is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage and that is not a ro-ro vessel, shall hold a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement if their assigned duties include any of the following:

    • (a) assisting passengers in emergency situations;

    • (b) providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces; or

    • (c) assisting in embarking or disembarking passengers.

  • (2) Subsection (1) applies in respect of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel, beginning on November 7, 2011.

DIVISION 3Mobile Offshore Units

Training and Familiarization

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the offshore installation manager shall ensure that visitors and personnel not directly employed on board the MOU or regularly assigned on board the MOU, who are on board for a short period and who have no tasks in relation to the normal operations of the unit shall receive offshore orientation or familiarization training, as well as instruction in personal survival techniques and workplace safety that ensure that personnel know of the MOU’s organizational structure and chain of command and are able to

    • (a) communicate with other persons on board regarding basic safety matters and understand safety information symbols, signs and alarm signals, especially with respect to knowing what to do if

      • (i) a person falls overboard,

      • (ii) fire, smoke or hydrogen sulphide is detected, or

      • (iii) the fire, abandon ship or toxic gas alarm or other general alarm is sounded;

    • (b) locate and don a lifejacket and, if provided on board, an immersion suit;

    • (c) identify muster and embarkation stations and emergency escape routes;

    • (d) raise the alarm and properly use a portable fire extinguisher;

    • (e) take immediate action on encountering an accident or a medical emergency on board;

    • (f) close and open the fire, weathertight and watertight doors fitted on the MOU, other than those for hull openings; and

    • (g) follow the MOU’s safe work practices in accordance with the Canada Labour Code and respect the permit-to-work system applicable on board the MOU.

  • (2) The orientation or training as well as the instruction referred to in paragraphs (1)(d) to (g) may be reduced in scope or omitted in the case of persons not staying on board the MOU overnight, but only if those persons are accompanied while on board by a person referred to in section 232 or 233.

  •  (1) The offshore installation manager shall ensure that personnel without designated responsibility for the safety and survival of others receive

    • (a) the orientation or training as well as the instructions set out in section 231;

    • (b) hydrogen sulphide training, if there is a possibility that substance will be found on the MOU;

    • (c) training on workplace hazardous materials information systems (WHMIS); and

    • (d) before acquiring 1 month of service on board the MOU, basic training in

      • (i) proficiency in personal survival techniques,

      • (ii) fire prevention and fire fighting,

      • (iii) personal safety,

      • (iv) familiarization and orientation on the general arrangement of the MOU,

      • (v) operating systems of the MOU,

      • (vi) equipment and procedures on board the MOU,

      • (vii) the organizational structure on board the MOU,

      • (viii) safety philosophy and contingency plans on board the MOU,

      • (ix) alarm procedures for emergency situations on board the MOU, and

      • (x) the critical need to bring any abnormal situation on board the MOU to the attention of a responsible person.

  • (2) The training referred to in paragraph (1)(d) shall be administered by a crew member having the pertinent specialized training set out in section 233.

  • (3) The authorized representative of an MOU shall ensure that a record of training is kept, and is presented on request for inspection by a marine safety inspector, to allow the inspector to ensure that all personnel without designated responsibility for the safety and survival of others have achieved the required standard of competence within the five preceding years.

  •  (1) The offshore installation manager shall ensure that a crew member who is assigned specific duties on the muster list holds

    • (a) if the crew member is in charge of a survival craft, a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

    • (b) if the crew member is a member of a fire fighting team, a training certificate with respect to marine emergency duties in advanced fire fighting;

    • (c) if the crew member is assigned to operate a fast rescue boat, a training certificate with respect to proficiency in fast rescue boats; and

    • (d) if the crew member is designated to provide first aid, a marine advanced first aid certificate.

  • (2) Instead of holding a training certificate required by subsection (1), a crew member may hold a certificate referred to in the Canadian East Coast Offshore Petroleum Industry, Standard Practice for the Training and Qualification of Personnel, published by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, if the Minister has determined it to be equivalent to the certificate required by subsection (1).

Minimum Complement

  •  (1) The authorized representative of an MOU shall ensure that its minimum complement consists of

    • (a) an offshore installation manager who holds an Offshore Installation Manager certificate appropriate to the type of MOU;

    • (b) a barge supervisor who holds a Barge Supervisor certificate appropriate to the type of MOU;

    • (c) in the case of an MOU/surface, a ballast control operator who holds a Ballast Control Operator certificate and who may be, if the ballast controls are located within the bridge or the space in which the deck watch is conducted, the person in charge of the deck watch;

    • (d) in the case of an MOU/self-propelled, the number of persons necessary to ensure a continuous deck watch, each of whom shall hold, at a minimum, a Watchkeeping Mate certificate;

    • (e) in the case of a stationary MOU, the number of persons necessary to ensure a continuous deck watch;

    • (f) a person in charge of the machinery who holds a Maintenance Supervisor certificate appropriate to the type of MOU; and

    • (g) an engineer in charge of the engineering watch who holds, at a minimum, a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate or a Maintenance Supervisor certificate appropriate to the type of MOU.

  • (2) The authorized representative of an MOU/surface shall ensure that the MOU has a sufficient number of certified ballast control operators to ensure that the ballast control position is continuously crewed by a certified ballast control operator.

 Every MOU shall have on board and its authorized representative shall employ

  • (a) for each fast rescue boat on board, at least one team of three persons, each of whom hold a training certificate with respect to proficiency in fast rescue boats;

  • (b) for each rescue boat on board other than a rescue boat referred to in paragraph (a), at least one team of three persons, each of whom holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats; and

  • (c) for each of the lifeboats that are required for the evacuation of all persons on board, two persons, each of whom holds a training certificate in marine emergency duties with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.

Safe Manning Document

  •  (1) The authorized representative of an MOU shall apply to the Minister for and the Minister shall issue, following that application, a document that specifies:

    • (a) the minimum number of members of the complement as established in accordance with section 234;

    • (b) the certificates to be held by the members of the complement in accordance with sections 177 to 183; and

    • (c) if applicable, any conditions or restrictions referred to on the certificates referred to in paragraph (b).

  • (2) The authorized representative of the MOU shall ensure that the document referred to in subsection (1) is carried on board.

Deck Watch

 The offshore installation manager of an MOU shall ensure that a deck watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 3 and 3-1 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

  •  (1) The minimum deck watch required by this section shall be supplemented as required by the ordinary practice of seamen for normal safe operation of the MOU.

  • (2) The offshore installation manager may be counted as a member of the deck watch.

  • (3) The offshore installation manager of an MOU shall ensure that each deck watch on the MOU consists of at least the following persons:

    • (a) a person in charge of the deck watch who

      • (i) in all cases, holds a certificate demonstrating that they have the necessary knowledge or have received instructions sufficient to allow them to be capable of properly operating the navigational and radio equipment with which the MOU is fitted, and

      • (ii) in the case of an MOU/self-propelled, holds, at a minimum, a Watchkeeping Mate certificate;

    • (b) an additional person who, in the case of an MOU/self-propelled of at least 500 gross tonnage, holds, at a minimum, an Able Seafarer certificate or a Bridge Watch Rating certificate; and

    • (c) a person in charge of the radio watch who is qualified in accordance with section 266, unless the person in charge of the deck watch is so qualified.

Engineering Watch

 The offshore installation manager of an MOU shall ensure that the engineering watch on board is maintained in accordance with Parts 3 and 3-2 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

  •  (1) The offshore installation manager of an MOU shall ensure that the engineering watch consists of an engineer in charge of the engineering watch who holds, at a minimum, a Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate or a Maintenance Supervisor certificate appropriate to that MOU’s type.

  • (2) An MOU that meets the requirements of Schedule VIII to the Marine Machinery Regulations may operate with periodically unattended machinery spaces if the remote control and monitoring systems in those spaces are inspected at intervals not exceeding 12 months and the inspection certificate contains a notation confirming the inspection.

DIVISION 4Foreign Vessels

Minimum Complement

 The authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that its complement consists of at least the following persons:

  • (a) the master;

  • (b) the persons needed to form the

    • (i) life-saving team,

    • (ii) radio watch,

    • (iii) deck watch, and

    • (iv) engineering watch;

  • (c) a person in charge of the vessel’s machinery unless the vessel is a cargo vessel, a tug or a fishing vessel with a propulsive power of not more than 750 kW; and

  • (d) if applicable, the persons required by the Safe Manning Document or equivalent document required by subsection 242(2) or (3).

Safe Manning Document or Equivalent Document

  •  (1) This section does not apply in respect of

    • (a) fishing vessels;

    • (b) wooden ships of primitive build referred to in paragraph A of regulation 3 of Chapter I of SOLAS;

    • (c) cargo vessels and tugs of less than 500 gross tonnage; and

    • (d) vessels that are engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage.

  • (2) The authorized representative of a Safety Convention vessel shall ensure that the vessel carries on board a Safe Manning Document or an equivalent document issued by the Administration as evidence that the vessel has on board the minimum complement necessary to satisfy the requirements of IMO Resolution A.890(21), Principles of Safe Manning, or any other resolution that replaces it.

  • (3) The authorized representative of a vessel that is not a Safety Convention vessel shall ensure that it carries on board a document issued by the Administration and containing, in English,

    • (a) the following identification information about the vessel:

      • (i) its name,

      • (ii) its port of registry,

      • (iii) its official number,

      • (iv) the type of vessel,

      • (v) its gross registered tonnage, and

      • (vi) its propulsive power and propulsion type;

    • (b) a table showing

      • (i) the minimum number of members of the complement,

      • (ii) the certificates to be held by the members of the complement, and

      • (iii) any conditions or restrictions referred to in the certificates referred to in subparagraph (ii);

    • (c) a statement by the Administration that the vessel named in the document is safely crewed when it carries at least the complement referred to in the document, whose members hold the certificates indicated in that document, subject to any conditions or restrictions referred to on those certificates;

    • (d) a statement of any conditions or restrictions on the validity of the document by reference to particulars of the vessel and the nature of the service in which the vessel is employed; and

    • (e) the date of issue and the expiry date, if any, of the document together with a signature on behalf of, and the seal of, the Administration.

  • (4) The authorized representative of a vessel engaged in the coasting trade shall ensure that there is on board an endorsement issued by the Minister that

    • (a) contains a statement that the document, issued by the Administration, meets the requirements of Division 2; or

    • (b) sets out the requirements that the vessel shall meet to comply with the crewing standards referred to in Division 2.

Issuance and Validity of Certificates

  •  (1) Every master, mate, engineer or any other person who forms part of an engineering watch or deck watch on board a vessel shall hold a certificate of competency that is

    • (a) issued by the Administration;

    • (b) endorsed by the Administration to attest to its recognition; or

    • (c) accompanied by an attestation from the Administration that an application for an endorsement has been made under section I/10 of the STCW Convention.

  • (2) The certificate referred to in subsection (1) shall be

    • (a) appropriate to the duties performed by that person on the vessel;

    • (b) endorsed by the Administration as meeting the provisions of the STCW Convention; and

    • (c) valid under the STCW Convention for the vessel and the voyage on which the vessel is engaged.

Deck Watch

 Subject to section 252, the master of a vessel shall ensure that a voyage is planned and a deck watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 2, 3 and 3-1 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

 Subject to subsection 247(2), no person shall act, and no master shall permit a person to act, as a member of the deck watch unless the person holds a certificate appropriate to the class of vessel and the voyages on which the vessel is engaged.

 The master of a vessel shall be on duty as required by the ordinary practice of seamen.

  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall ensure that the deck watch consists, at a minimum of,

    • (a) a person in charge of the deck watch who holds a certificate authorizing them to be the officer in charge of the deck watch;

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), an additional person who, in the case of a vessel that is at least 500 gross tonnage holds, at a minimum, a Bridge Watch Rating certificate or an equivalent to the Able Seafarer certificate;

    • (c) subject to subsections (2) and (3), a second additional person who, in the case of a vessel of more than 1 000 gross tonnage holds, at a minimum, a Bridge Watch Rating certificate or an equivalent to the Able Seafarer certificate; and

    • (d) a person in charge of the radio watch who has qualifications equivalent to those set out in section 266, unless the person in charge of the deck watch is so qualified and is also in charge of the radio watch.

  • (2) The additional person and the second additional person assigned to the same deck watch are not both required to hold one of the certificates referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c) if either person, but not both, is a rating under training to obtain one of those certificates.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), a second additional person is not required on board a stationary MOU, or on board any other vessel of more than 1 000 gross tonnage if that vessel is fitted with toilet facilities that are adjacent to the navigating bridge for the use of the deck watch, as well as fitted with the equipment listed in the schedule to this Part, which equipment shall be

    • (a) in good working order;

    • (b) suitably illuminated for night operation; and

    • (c) used in accordance with the ordinary practice of seamen.

  • (4) A second additional person is required on board a vessel that meets the requirements of subsection (3) if the use of the automatic steering system is prohibited by local by-laws or its use could interfere with prompt helm action in the following circumstances:

    • (a) restricted visibility;

    • (b) traffic density; or

    • (c) hazardous navigational situations.

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) 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 that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW, a person in charge of the engineering watch who holds, at a minimum, an Engineer certificate appropriate to the vessel’s propulsion type; and

    • (b) an engine-room rating who holds, at a minimum, the equivalent to an Engine-room Rating certificate.

  • (2) 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.

  • (3) Subject to section 250, a vessel that is equipped in accordance with the Administration’s requirements for periodically unattended machinery spaces may operate with periodically unattended machinery spaces if the remote control and monitoring systems for those spaces are inspected in accordance with the Administration’s rules and the inspection certificate contains a notation confirming the inspection.

 At all times that the vessel is manoeuvring or proceeding in a narrow channel or fairway, the engineer on watch shall remain present in the engine room unless the engine room is not suitable for a person to physically stand a watch during normal operations by reason of the dimensions or configuration of the room.

Endorsements and Certificates — Tankers and Passenger-carrying Vessels

 The requirements under chapter V of the STCW Convention with respect to certificates and endorsements required for passenger-carrying vessels and tankers apply to all employees on those vessels who are assigned to the duties referred to in that chapter.

DIVISION 5Vessels Securely Anchored in Port or Securely Moored to Shore

Deck Watch

 The master of a vessel that is securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore shall ensure that a deck watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 4, 4-1, 4-3 and 4-5 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code unless the master has made sufficient alternative arrangements to secure the safety of life and the protection of the environment, taking into account those Parts.

Engineering Watch

  •  (1) The chief engineer of a vessel that is securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore shall ensure, in consultation with the master, that an engineering watch is maintained in accordance with Parts 4, 4-2, 4-4 and 4-5 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a vessel that does not normally maintain an engineering watch in port if the chief engineer makes, in consultation with the master, sufficient and efficient alternative arrangements to secure the safety of life and the protection of the environment, taking into account Parts 4, 4-2, 4-4 and 4-5 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

Radio Watch

 The master of a vessel that is securely anchored in port or securely moored to shore shall ensure, in accordance with section 8 of the VHF Radiotelephone Practices and Procedures Regulations, that a continuous listening watch is maintained if, in the master’s opinion, the vessel is in a location where it may constitute a hazard to passing vessels.

DIVISION 6Canadian Special Design Crafts

Training

 In addition to complying with the requirements of section 205, the master shall ensure that all crew members on board a high-speed craft possess a training testimonial indicating that they have received the type rating training specified in sections 18.3.3.6 to 18.3.3.12 of the HSC Code applicable to the type of vessel and the route that the vessel follows.

Masters and Mates

  •  (1) An air cushion vessel that is at least 1 000 kg all up weight shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, a master who, at a minimum, holds

    • (a) a Master, Limited certificate if the vessel is less than 10 000 kg all up weight;

    • (b) a Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate if the vessel is of 10 000 kg or more but less than 50 000 kg all up weight;

    • (c) a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate if the vessel is of 50 000 kg or more but less than 100 000 kg all up weight;

    • (d) a Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate if the vessel is of 100 000 kg or more all up weight; or

    • (e) despite paragraphs (b) to (d), a Master, Limited certificate if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage.

  • (2) An air cushion vessel that is at least 40 000 kg all up weight or that carries more than 50 persons shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, a chief mate who, at a minimum, holds

    • (a) a Chief Mate, Limited certificate if the vessel is engaged on a sheltered waters voyage; or

    • (b) a Chief Mate, 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate in all other cases.

  • (3) The master and the chief mate employed on board an air cushion vessel of more than 1 000 kg all up weight shall also hold an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating certificate applicable to the type of vessel and the route that the vessel follows.

 A wing-in-ground craft shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, a master who, at a minimum, holds a Master, Limited certificate.

  •  (1) The master of a high-speed craft, other than an air cushion vessel, and any officer having an operational role on the high-speed craft who may be called on to operate the craft, shall hold, in addition to the certificates and endorsements required by Division 2, a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating certificate applicable to the type of vessel and the route that the vessel follows.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a high-speed craft engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2, or a sheltered waters voyage, that has a maximum operating speed of 25 knots or less.

Engineers

  •  (1) The authorized representative of an air cushion vessel of more than 1 000 kg but less than 10 000 kg all up weight that is not a passenger-carrying vessel or that is certified to carry 50 or fewer passengers shall employ for that air cushion vessel an engineer who holds, at a minimum, an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II certificate.

  • (2) The master shall ensure that the engineer referred to in subsection (1) is on board the air cushion vessel in the case where it is engaged on a voyage during which it is

    • (a) more than 5 nautical miles from shore or more than 15 nautical miles from a place of refuge if the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel; or

    • (b) more than 15 nautical miles from a place of refuge if the vessel is not a passenger-carrying vessel.

  •  (1) The authorized representative of an air cushion vessel of an all up weight of at least 10 000 kg or of an air cushion vessel that is certified to carry more than 50 passengers shall employ for that air cushion vessel an engineer who holds an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I certificate.

  • (2) The master shall ensure that the engineer referred to in subsection (1) is on board the air cushion vessel in the case where it is engaged on a voyage during which it is

    • (a) more than 5 nautical miles from shore or more than 15 nautical miles from a place of refuge if the vessel is a passenger-carrying vessel; or

    • (b) more than 20 nautical miles from a place of refuge if the vessel is not a passenger-carrying vessel.

  • (3) If the master of an air cushion vessel is not required to have on board that vessel an engineer who holds a certificate of competency, the authorized representative shall prepare written instructions that set out the pre-departure procedures for verifications, inspection and maintenance. The details of the procedures and the frequency at which they shall be completed shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations or a manual reviewed by a marine safety inspector that is based on the operational history of the air cushion vessel.

  • (4) The master of an air cushion vessel shall ensure that the engineer referred to in subsection (1) or 259(1), as the case may be, completes the procedures referred to in subsection (3) and that records of those completed procedures are maintained for the duration of the air cushion vessel’s period of service.

  • (5) The authorized representative of an air cushion vessel shall ensure that an engineer employed by the authorized representative holds a type rating certificate applicable to the type of vessel.

 The engineers employed on board a high-speed craft other than an air cushion vessel shall hold the certificates and endorsements required by Division 2 and, if they may be called on to operate the high-speed craft, a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating certificate.

Sailing Vessels

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the master and chief mate of any sail training vessel or any other sailing vessel, of at least 60 gross tonnage or of at least 24 m in length, that is a passenger-carrying vessel shall hold a Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Unlimited endorsement or a Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Unlimited endorsement, depending on the vessel’s type of rig.

  • (2) The master and chief mate of a vessel referred to in subsection (1) may hold, instead of the endorsements referred to in that subsection, a Fore and Aft Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1) endorsement or a Square Rig Sailing Vessel, Seasonal (April 15 to November 1) endorsement, depending on the vessel’s type of rig, if the vessel is used solely for seasonal operation from April 15 to November 1 of each year and does not engage on unlimited voyages or near coastal voyages, Class 1.

  • (3) This section applies beginning on November 7, 2011.

Passenger Submersible Craft

  •  (1) The master of a passenger submersible craft shall hold a certificate listed in table 1 to section 212 with a Passenger Submersible Craft endorsement.

  • (2) A passenger submersible craft equipped with an internal combustion engine of 750 kW or less or an electric propulsion system of at least 75 kW but not more than 750 kW shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, an engineer who holds, at a minimum, a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate with a Passenger Submersible Craft Endorsement.

  • (3) A passenger submersible craft that has a propulsive power of more than 750 kW shall have on board, and its authorized representative shall employ, the engineers required by section 219, who shall also hold a Passenger Submersible craft endorsement.

  • (4) If a passenger submersible craft that is a passenger-carrying vessel is not required to have on board an engineer with a certificate of competency, the authorized representative shall assign the maintenance of the vessel’s machinery to a technician accredited for this purpose by the manufacturer.

DIVISION 7Radio Watch

General

 The master of a Safety Convention vessel shall ensure that it is in compliance with regulation 12 of Chapter IV of SOLAS in respect of radio watches.

 The master of a vessel shall ensure that it is in compliance with

  • (a) paragraphs 1 to 3 and 6 of article VII of the Agreement between Canada and the United States of America for Promotion of Safety on the Great Lakes by Means of Radio, 1973, if

    • (i) the vessel is engaged on a voyage in the Great Lakes Basin, and

    • (ii) article V of that Agreement requires the vessel to be in compliance; and

  • (b) in the case of a Safety Convention vessel, Part 3-3 of section A-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.

Composition of a Radio Watch

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the master of a vessel that is required to be fitted with a VHF radiotelephone installation shall ensure that a person who holds one of the following certificates referred to in Schedule II to the Radiocommunication Regulations is in charge of the radio watch:

    • (a) Restricted Operator Certificate with Maritime Qualification;

    • (b) General Operator Certificate; or

    • (c) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC).

  • (2) The master of a vessel engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage and that is required to be fitted with a VHF radiotelephone installation capable of digital selective calling shall ensure that the person in charge of the radio watch holds

    • (a) in the case of a vessel that is engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 and that has such a VHF installation as its only radiotelephone installation, a Restricted Operator Certificate with Maritime Qualifications issued after January 1, 2005; and

    • (b) in all other cases, a Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act.

  • (3) The authorized representative of a vessel to which section 10 of the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations, 1999 applies, when operating in sea areas A2, A3 or A4, shall employ and the master of that vessel shall ensure that there is on board

    • (a) a member of the complement who holds a First-class Radioelectronic certificate; or

    • (b) at least two persons

      • (i) each of whom holds a General Operator certificate, and

      • (ii) who, between them, are in charge of the radio watch for at least 16 hours during any 24-hour period.

Principal Communicator During an Emergency

  •  (1) The master of a vessel of at least 300 gross tonnage shall assign a crew member as principal communicator whose duty is to operate the radiocommunication equipment during an emergency.

  • (2) The principal communicator of a vessel shall hold, at a minimum, the certificate referred to in section 266 that applies in respect of that vessel.

  • (3) If, owing to the duration of an emergency, the continuous presence of the principal communicator on the bridge is unreasonable, the master may assign any other member of the complement who is the holder of any of the certificates referred to in section 266 to replace the principal communicator.

  • (4) Despite subsection (1), if the continuous presence of the principal communicator on the bridge becomes unnecessary, the master may relieve them of their duty.

DIVISION 8Medical Examination of Seafarers

Designation of Marine Medical Examiners

 For the purposes of this Division, the Minister shall designate, as a marine medical examiner, a physician who applies for that designation and who meets the requirements of Chapter VI of the International Labour Organization and World Health Organization publication entitled Guidelines for Conducting Pre-sea and Periodic Medical Fitness Examination for Seafarers.

Employment of Seafarers

  •  (1) No person shall employ as a seafarer a person to whom this Division applies unless the person produces a medical certificate issued by the Minister under section 278 or a provisional medical certificate issued under section 275.

  • (2) The documents referred to in subsection (1) shall attest to the seafarer’s ability to

    • (a) perform the duties for which they are to be employed; and

    • (b) complete the voyages to be engaged on by the vessel on board which they are to be employed.

  • (3) No person to whom this Division applies shall accept employment as a seafarer unless they hold a document referred to in subsection (1) that applies to their situation and that attests to the seafarer possessing the abilities referred to in subsection (2).

Medical Fitness

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), if a marine medical examiner, physician or registered nurse who, in conformity with section 272, conducts a medical examination of a seafarer, considers that the seafarer is fit for sea service, taking into account the medical standards set out in the International Labour Organization and World Health Organization publication entitled Guidelines for Conducting Pre-sea and Periodic Medical Fitness Examination for Seafarers, as well as the following medical standards, they shall issue to the seafarer a provisional medical certificate issued under section 275 declaring the seafarer fit for sea service, with or without limitations as they deem appropriate:

    • (a) adequate muscle strength to lift and carry a weight of 22 kg;

    • (b) the physical capacity to wear breathing apparatus and the seafarer’s personal life-saving equipment while climbing ladders;

    • (c) the agility and strength to carry out the duties that may be assigned to them regarding fire fighting and vessel abandonment in an emergency; and

    • (d) the physical and mental fitness to meet the occupational and operational requirements of the position that they occupy or seek to occupy.

  • (2) The medical standards for vision and hearing do not apply to an engineer who held an Engineer certificate before July 30, 2002 if they began acquiring the amount of sea service required to obtain that certificate before July 30, 1997 and if

    • (a) they have obtained or are in the process of obtaining a higher ranking Engineer certificate;

    • (b) they have exchanged, after July 30, 2002, a certificate issued before that date; or

    • (c) they have obtained a continued proficiency certificate after July 30, 1997 but before the coming into force of this section.

  • (3) The medical standards for colour vision do not apply to a seafarer who

    • (a) is not required under these Regulations to hold a certificate of competency to perform their duties on board a vessel; or

    • (b) is required to hold one of the following certificates to perform their duties on board a vessel:

      • (i) Engine-room Rating,

      • (ii) Ship’s Cook,

      • (iii) Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats,

      • (iv) Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats,

      • (v) Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats,

      • (vi) Oil and Chemical Tanker Familiarization,

      • (vii) Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization,

      • (viii) Passenger Safety Management,

      • (ix) Specialized Passenger Safety Management (Ro-Ro Vessels), or

      • (x) Compass Adjuster.

  • (4) A seafarer is not required to meet the medical standards for visual acuity in each eye if they meet those standards when both eyes are tested together and if they

    • (a) are not required to hold a certificate to perform their duties on board a vessel under these Regulations and started to acquire sea service before July 30, 1997; or

    • (b) held a certificate on July 30, 1997, and had begun to acquire the qualifying service for it before June 1, 1973, even if the certificate was exchanged or endorsed after July 29, 1997.

Application for Examination

 An applicant for a medical examination under this Division shall make an application to the marine medical examiner, physician or registered nurse referred to in section 272 in the form established by the Minister.

Capacity to Conduct Medical Examination

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), only a marine medical examiner may conduct a medical examination of and issue a provisional medical certificate to a seafarer to whom this Division applies under subsection 200(7).

  • (2) Any physician or registered nurse may conduct a medical examination and issue a provisional medical certificate to a seafarer if there is no marine medical examiner within 200 km of

    • (a) the area of operation in Canadian waters of the vessel on board which the seafarer is employed or seeks to be employed; or

    • (b) the seafarer’s place of residence.

Medical Examination

 A marine medical examiner, physician or registered nurse conducting a medical examination under this Division shall ensure that the seafarer is assessed in accordance with the requirements set out in section 270.

Aids to Vision and Hearing

 A seafarer who is required to use an aid to vision or hearing to meet the requirements set out in section 270 shall

  • (a) in every case, use the aid to perform their duties on board a vessel;

  • (b) in the case of an aid to vision, possess at least two of them; and

  • (c) in the case of an aid to hearing, possess replacement batteries for it.

Provisional Medical Certificates

  •  (1) After completing the medical examination of a seafarer under this Division, a marine medical examiner, physician or registered nurse shall

    • (a) provide to the Minister

      • (i) except in the case set out in paragraph (c), a copy of the provisional medical certificate that, subject to section 276, is in the form established by the Minister,

      • (ii) the original copy of the completed medical examination report form, and

      • (iii) any other relevant medical report;

    • (b) except in the case set out in paragraph (c), issue a provisional medical certificate to the seafarer; and

    • (c) in the case where the seafarer is considered unfit for sea service, provide a provisional letter, addressed to the seafarer and the Minister and signed by the marine medical examiner, physician or registered nurse, as the case may be, attesting to their refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate and giving the reasons for determining that the seafarer is unfit for sea service.

  • (2) The marine medical examiner, physician or registered nurse, as the case may be, shall

    • (a) except in the case set out in paragraph (1)(c), set out in the provisional medical certificate their assessment of the seafarer’s suitability as

      • (i) fit for sea service without limitations, or

      • (ii) fit for sea service with limitations, as specified in the certificate; and

    • (b) if they issue a provisional medical certificate but remain uncertain as to the seafarer’s medical fitness, request that the Minister take one or more of the actions set out in paragraphs 278(2)(a) to (c) and issue a decision referred to in subsection 278(4).

  • (3) The validity period of a provisional medical certificate ends on the earliest of

    • (a) the date of issuance of a medical certificate by the Minister or the date of a letter from the Minister declaring the Minister’s refusal to issue a medical certificate,

    • (b) 6 months after the date of issuance of the provisional medical certificate if the certificate is not renewed, and

    • (c) 1 year after the date of issuance of the provisional medical certificate if the certificate is renewed.

  • (4) The provisional medical certificate referred to in subparagraph (2)(a)(ii) shall be accompanied by a supporting letter, addressed to the seafarer and the Minister and signed by the marine medical examiner, physician or registered nurse, as the case may be, giving the reasons for determining that the seafarer is fit for sea service with limitations.

 For the purposes of this Division, the Minister may accept a provisional medical certificate with respect to a seafarer provided to the Minister by a marine industry association following a medical examination performed, at the request of the association, by a marine medical examiner, despite the fact that the certificate is not in the form established by the Minister, but only if it meets the requirements of section 275.

Contestation of the Results of a Medical Examination

  •  (1) The following persons may submit a memorandum to the Minister contesting a provisional medical certificate or a provisional letter of refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate with respect to a seafarer:

    • (a) the seafarer’s employer;

    • (b) the seafarer’s prospective employer; and

    • (c) the seafarer if they have been declared

      • (i) unfit for sea service and have been refused a medical certificate, or

      • (ii) fit for sea service with limitations.

  • (2) If the provisional medical certificate declaring the holder to be fit for sea service or fit for sea service with limitations remains in force, a seafarer’s employer or prospective employer who, taking into account the occupational and operational requirements of the position that the seafarer occupies or seeks to occupy, has grounds to believe that the seafarer’s state of health might constitute a risk to the safety of the vessel on board which they occupy or seek to occupy a position or to the safety of other persons on board, may submit a memorandum to the Minister requesting that the Minister take at least one of the actions set out in subsection 278(2).

Issuance of a Medical Certificate or Letter of Refusal to Issue One

  •  (1) A seafarer who has received a provisional medical certificate declaring them fit for sea service with limitations or a provisional letter of refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate, may, within 30 days after receiving the document, request from the Minister a reconsideration of that decision.

  • (2) On receiving a request under subsection (1), the Minister shall take at least one of the following actions:

    • (a) direct that further medical examinations or tests be carried out and, if the Minister wishes, stipulate the nature of the examinations or tests required and the persons or organizations to carry them out;

    • (b) consult any expert on the medical fitness of the seafarer or the occupational and operational requirements of the position that the seafarer occupies or could occupy if the seafarer had the required medical certificate; and

    • (c) name a medical reconsideration committee that will function in accordance with the procedures set out in section 279 and that will be responsible for giving the Minister its recommendations concerning a provisional medical certificate or a provisional letter of refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate, a copy of which was sent under section 275 or 276, which committee shall be comprised of the following persons acting as referees:

      • (i) a physician who is independent of the shipowner and any organization of shipowners or seafarers,

      • (ii) a marine occupational expert who is independent of the shipowner and any organization of shipowners or seafarers and who holds a certificate of competency valid under these Regulations that would permit the expert to evaluate the occupational and operational requirements of the position that the seafarer occupies or seeks to occupy, and

      • (iii) a member of the marine industry who is acceptable to the seafarer.

  • (3) If the Minister receives a copy of a provisional medical certificate issued under section 275 or 276, a provisional letter of refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate or a memorandum submitted under section 277 and has reason to believe, taking into account the criteria set out in subsection (5), that the provisional medical certificate or the provisional letter of refusal to issue one is incomplete or erroneous, the Minister may take any of the actions set out in paragraphs (2)(a) to (c).

  • (4) After having taken into consideration the provisional medical certificate or the provisional letter of refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate, the health of the seafarer to whom it was issued, any memorandum submitted under section 277 and any recommendation made by the persons referred to in paragraphs (2)(a) to (c), the Minister shall reconsider that certificate or letter in accordance with the criteria set out in subsection (5) and

    • (a) issue a Canadian maritime document in the form of a medical certificate declaring the seafarer, taking into account the specific requirements of subsection 270(1), as

      • (i) fit for sea service without limitations,

      • (ii) fit for sea service with limitations, as specified in the certificate; or

    • (b) issue, sign and cause to be filed, a letter of refusal to issue a medical certificate, giving the reasons for determining that the seafarer is unfit for sea service and refusing to issue that Canadian maritime document.

  • (5) The Minister’s decision with regard to any medical certificate shall be based on the following criteria:

    • (a) the occupational and operational requirements of the position that the seafarer occupies or seeks to occupy;

    • (b) the level of risk involved in the position referred to in paragraph (a) with regard to

      • (i) the seafarer,

      • (ii) other seafarers and, if applicable, the passengers on board the vessel on which the position exists,

      • (iii) the vessel on board which the position exists, and

      • (iv) the health and safety of the general public; and

    • (c) any relevant consideration linked to human rights as set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Bill of Rights.

  • (6) A medical certificate referred to in subparagraph (4)(a)(ii) shall be accompanied by a supporting letter, signed and placed on file, giving the reasons for determining that the seafarer is fit for sea service with limitations.

Medical Reconsideration Procedure for a Provisional Medical Certificate

  •  (1) The Chairperson of the medical reconsideration committee is the marine occupational expert, and all decisions of the committee are by a simple majority.

  • (2) After reconsidering the provisional medical certificate or the letter of refusal to issue one and the state of health of the seafarer to whom a certificate or letter was issued, the medical reconsideration committee may direct that further medical examinations or tests be carried out and may stipulate the nature of the examinations or tests and the persons or organizations to carry them out.

  • (3) The medical reconsideration committee shall recommend to the Minister whether the Minister should issue, with regard to the seafarer, a medical certificate or a letter of refusal to issue a medical certificate.

  • (4) The medical reconsideration committee shall base its recommendations on the following criteria:

    • (a) the occupational and operational requirements of the position that the seafarer occupies or seeks to occupy;

    • (b) the level of risk involved in the position referred to in paragraph (a) with regard to

      • (i) the seafarer,

      • (ii) other seafarers and, if applicable, the passengers on board the vessel on which the position exists,

      • (iii) the vessel on board which the position exists, and

      • (iv) the health and safety of the general public; and

    • (c) any relevant consideration linked to human rights as set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Bill of Rights.

Contestation of the Results of a Medical Certificate with Limitations

  •  (1) The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada has jurisdiction over reviews and appeals with regard to any medical certificate declaring the seafarer fit for sea service with limitations.

  • (2) A seafarer who is issued a medical certificate declaring them fit for sea service with limitations under subparagraph 278(4)(a)(ii) may request a review of that certificate by the Tribunal.

  • (3) The review procedure set out in subsections 16.1(2) to (5) of the Act applies to a review of a medical certificate declaring a seafarer fit for sea service with limitations.

  • (4) A seafarer may appeal to the Tribunal a determination made under paragraph 16.1(5)(b) of the Act.

  • (5) The appeal procedure set out in section 20.5 of the Act applies to an appeal by a seafarer of a decision made under subsection 16.1(5) of the Act.

Medical Examination Costs

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, a seafarer who has applied for a medical examination under section 271 shall bear the costs of any medical examination or test undergone that results in their receiving one of the following documents:

    • (a) a provisional medical certificate;

    • (b) a medical certificate;

    • (c) a provisional letter of refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate; or

    • (d) a letter of refusal to issue a medical certificate.

  • (2) An employer or prospective employer who submits a memorandum under section 277 shall assume any related costs.

  • (3) If the Minister has received a copy of a provisional medical certificate issued under section 275 or 276 or a provisional letter of refusal to issue a provisional medical certificate and has taken any of the actions set out in paragraphs 278(2)(b) and (c), the Minister shall assume any related costs.

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SCHEDULE TO PART 2(Subsections 216(5) and 247(3))Equipment

The equipment referred to in subsections 216(5) and 247(3) is the following:

  • (a) a centralized conning position from which a proper lookout can be kept in all weather conditions and at which are located

    • (i) helm, speed, whistle and general alarm controls,

    • (ii) a shaft revolution and direction indicator for each propeller shaft,

    • (iii) a propeller pitch indicator for each controllable pitch propeller,

    • (iv) a rudder angle indicator for each independently controlled rudder,

    • (v) a compass or compass repeater,

    • (vi) a radar display and its associated controls and plotting facilities,

    • (vii) a clock, and

    • (viii) a facility for the primary control and use of

      • (A) each radiotelephone on which a listening watch is kept by any person assigned to the deck watch, and

      • (B) the internal communications systems that are required to be fitted in the vessel;

  • (b) an automatic steering device that incorporates manual override;

  • (c) an electronic two-way voice communication system that is operable in the absence of the vessel’s main source of power and connects the conning position with

    • (i) the master’s accommodation,

    • (ii) the chief engineer’s accommodation,

    • (iii) each berth in which a person assigned to a deck watch is berthed,

    • (iv) each mess, recreation room or accommodation passageway, and

    • (v) any position close to the main engine controls;

  • (d) a fire detection and alarm system for each crew mess, recreation room, galley and accommodation passageway, except on vessels where an efficient fire patrol system is carried out in those spaces by persons who are not, at the time of the patrol, assigned to the deck watch;

  • (e) an automatic warning system that immediately indicates on the bridge the loss of the watertight integrity of any bow, side or stern door that is designed for the passage of vehicles;

  • (f) remote monitoring and control devices that

    • (i) indicate the soundings of, or excessive levels in, all ballast tanks and bilges,

    • (ii) control the pumping of all of the ballast tanks and bilges, unless this is done by persons who, at the time of the pumping, are not assigned to the deck watch, and

    • (iii) control the ventilation of cargo spaces, unless this is done by persons who, at the time of that operation, are not assigned to the deck watch;

  • (g) a sound-signalling appliance that can automatically sound the whistle signals required by the Collision Regulations;

  • (h) centralized controls and automatic monitoring of two independent systems of permanently installed navigation lights that comply with the Collision Regulations; and

  • (i) light lunch facilities.

PART 3Maritime Labour Standards

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

Convention

Convention means the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. (Convention)

hours of rest

hours of rest means rest time outside hours of work and does not include short breaks. (heures de repos)

seafarer recruitment and placement service

seafarer recruitment and placement service means any service that is engaged in recruiting or placing persons for work on vessels. (service de recrutement et de placement des gens de mer)

shipowner

shipowner means

  • (a) the registered owner of a vessel; or

  • (b) any person, such as the manager, agent or bare-boat charterer of a vessel, who has assumed responsibility for the operation of a vessel from its registered owner and who, on assuming that responsibility, has agreed to take over the duties and responsibilities imposed on shipowners under the Convention. (armateur)

Application

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided in this Part, this Part applies in respect of

    • (a) Canadian vessels everywhere and foreign vessels in Canadian waters; and

    • (b) seafarer recruitment and placement services that recruit or place persons for work on

      • (i) Canadian vessels, including fishing vessels, that are engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an unlimited voyage, or

      • (ii) foreign vessels.

  • (2) Except as provided in subparagraph (1)(b)(i) and sections 319, 334 and 335, this Part does not apply in respect of fishing vessels.

  • (3) Except as provided in subsection (4), this Part does not apply in respect of

    • (a) pleasure craft;

    • (b) vessels of traditional build, such as canoes and kayaks; or

    • (c) vessels that are capable of engaging in the drilling for, or the production, conservation or processing of, oil or gas.

  • (4) This Part, other than sections 339 and 340, applies in respect of vessels that

    • (a) are capable of engaging in the drilling for, or the production, conservation or processing of, oil or gas; and

    • (b) are engaged in navigation.

DIVISION 1Requirements Regarding Age

Minimum Age

 The master of a Canadian vessel shall ensure that no person under 16 years of age is employed, engaged or works on the vessel.

Persons Under 18 Years of Age

  •  (1) The master of a Canadian vessel that is engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, shall ensure that every person under 18 years of age who is employed, engaged or works on the vessel does not work during a period of at least nine consecutive hours that begins at or before midnight and ends at or after 5:00 a.m.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a person if

    • (a) the training of the person in accordance with an approved training program would be impaired; or

    • (b) the specific nature of the person’s duties or an approved training program requires the person to work during that period and the work will not have a detrimental impact on the person’s health or well-being.

  • (3) Paragraph (2)(b) is not applicable if the Minister has determined, after consultation with the shipowners’ and crew members’ organizations concerned, if any, that the work will have a detrimental impact on the person’s health or well-being.

DIVISION 2Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Services

Recruitment and Placement

  •  (1) No person shall operate a seafarer recruitment and placement service unless they hold a Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Licence issued by the Minister.

  • (2) The authorized representative of a vessel shall ensure that persons are not recruited or placed for work on the vessel by a seafarer recruitment and placement service unless the service

    • (a) if it is located in Canada, holds a Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Licence issued by the Minister;

    • (b) if it is located in a foreign state that has ratified the Convention,

      • (i) is a private service that complies with the laws of the state that implement Standard A1.4 of the Convention, or

      • (ii) is a public service operated by the state; or

    • (c) if it is located in a foreign state that has not ratified the Convention, complies with the requirements set out in Standard A1.4.5(c)(i) to (vi) of the Convention and does not

      • (i) impose, directly or indirectly, fees or other charges on any person for recruiting, placing or providing employment to them on board a vessel, other than the cost of obtaining a medical certificate, the person’s record of sea service or a passport or any other similar personal travel document other than a visa, or

      • (ii) use means, mechanisms or lists intended to prevent or deter any person from gaining employment for which they are qualified on board a vessel.

  • (3) This section does not apply in respect of a seafarer recruitment and placement service operated by a trade union that has been certified under the Canada Labour Code by the Canada Industrial Relations Board as the bargaining agent for the employees in a bargaining unit and the certification of which has not been revoked.

Issuance of Licences

 On application, the Minister shall issue a Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Licence if

  • (a) the applicant has procedures in place to ensure compliance with Part 1 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act;

  • (b) the applicant’s staff responsible for the supervision of public or private seafarer recruitment and placement services for a vessel’s crew with responsibility for the vessel’s safe navigation and pollution prevention operations have had training in those operations, including the sea-service experience required to obtain a certificate under Part 1, and have knowledge of the maritime industry, including the STCW Convention and the maritime labour conventions and recommendations published by the International Labour Organization;

  • (c) the applicant has a system of quality standards in place; and

  • (d) the applicant has insurance or other financial arrangements sufficient to compensate crew members for monetary loss that they may reasonably incur as a result of a failure of the applicant, the authorized representative of a Canadian vessel or the shipowner, in the case of a foreign vessel, to meet its obligations to the crew members under their contracts of employment.

Licensees

  •  (1) Every licensee shall

    • (a) maintain on their premises an up-to-date register of all persons they recruit or place;

    • (b) ensure that every person recruited or placed by them is qualified and holds the documents necessary for the position concerned, and that the person’s contract of employment is in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations and any applicable collective agreement;

    • (c) ensure that every person recruited or placed by them is informed of their rights and obligations under their contract of employment before or in the process of engagement and that proper arrangements are made for them to examine their contract of employment before and after they are signed and for them to receive a copy of the contract;

    • (d) ensure, as far as feasible, that the authorized representative of a Canadian vessel or the shipowner, in the case of a foreign vessel, has the means to protect persons that the licensee recruits or places for work on the vessel from being stranded in a foreign port; and

    • (e) examine and respond to any complaint concerning their activities and advise the Minister of any unresolved complaint.

  • (2) No licensee shall use means, mechanisms or lists intended to prevent or deter any person from gaining employment for which they are qualified on board a vessel.

Fees or Other Charges

 No person shall impose, directly or indirectly, fees or other charges on any person for recruiting, placing or providing employment to them on board a vessel, other than the cost of obtaining a medical certificate, the person’s record of sea service or a passport or any other similar personal travel document other than a visa.

DIVISION 3Conditions of Employment

Articles of Agreement

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 91(1) of the Act, the master of a Canadian vessel shall enter into articles of agreement if the vessel

    • (a) engages on unlimited voyages or international voyages, other than inland voyages; or

    • (b) is of 100 gross tonnage or more and engages on near coastal voyages, Class 1, other than inland voyages.

  • (2) In addition to the information required by subsection 91(2) of the Act, articles of agreement must contain the following information:

    • (a) the crew member’s date and place of birth;

    • (b) the authorized representative’s name and address;

    • (c) the place at which and the date on which the articles of agreement were entered into;

    • (d) the capacity in which the crew member is to be employed;

    • (e) the amount of the crew member’s wages or the formula for calculating them if they are calculated using a formula;

    • (f) the amount of the crew member’s paid annual leave or the formula for calculating it if it is calculated using a formula; and

    • (g) whether a collective agreement applies to the crew member.

Collective Agreements That Are Part of Articles of Agreement

 If a collective agreement is part of the articles of agreement of a crew member of a Canadian vessel of 100 gross tonnage or more that is engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, the vessel’s master shall ensure that a copy of the agreement is available on board and, if the copy in not in English, that a copy in English is available on board.

Visas

 The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel and the shipowner, in the case of a foreign vessel, shall pay for the visas of crew members on board.

Termination of Employment and Payment of Wages and Compensation

Application

 Sections 312 to 318 apply in respect of Canadian vessels that are engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage, other than an inland voyage.

Termination of Employment by Employer
  •  (1) Subject to any collective agreement that applies to the crew member, the master of a vessel who intends to terminate a crew member’s employment shall give the crew member

    • (a) notice in writing, at least one week before the date specified in the notice, of the intention to terminate their employment on that date; or

    • (b) an indemnity equal to one week’s wages at their regular rate of pay for their regular hours of work, in lieu of the notice.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if

    • (a) section 230 of the Canada Labour Code applies;

    • (b) the crew member’s employment is terminated for committing a serious violation of their contract of employment; or

    • (c) the master and the crew member agree on a shorter notice of termination.

Termination of Employment by Crew Member
  •  (1) Subject to any collective agreement that applies to the crew member, a crew member employed on a vessel shall give the vessel’s master at least one week’s notice of the crew member’s intention to terminate their employment.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if

    • (a) the crew member is unable by reason of illness to perform their duties; or

    • (b) the master and the crew member agree on a shorter notice of termination.

Loss of Vessel or Death

 A crew member’s employment on a vessel is terminated

  • (a) on their death; or

  • (b) if the vessel is shipwrecked or otherwise totally unseaworthy.

Monthly Payment and Accounting
  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall ensure that crew members’ wages are paid

    • (a) monthly or at more frequent regular intervals; or

    • (b) in accordance with any applicable collective agreement.

  • (2) The master shall give every crew member a monthly account of their wages due and the amounts paid, including the rate of exchange used if payment is made in currency or at a rate different from the one agreed to.

Payment on Termination of Employment

 The master of a vessel shall ensure that a crew member is paid any wages due when their employment is terminated

  • (a) without undue delay; or

  • (b) in accordance with any applicable collective agreement.

Transmittal of Wages
  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel shall take measures to provide crew members with a means to transmit all or part of their wages to their families, dependants, assigns or successors. The measures may include a system to enable crew members, when they enter into articles of agreement or while working on board, to allot a portion of their earnings to their families by bank transfers or similar means.

  • (2) The authorized representative shall ensure that the allotments are remitted in due time and directly to the person or persons nominated by the crew members.

  • (3) The authorized representative shall ensure that any charge for the measures taken under subsection (1) is reasonable and that the rate of exchange is at the prevailing market rate or is determined in accordance with any applicable collective agreement.

Compensation of Crew Members in Case of Shipwrecks
  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel that is shipwrecked shall pay to every crew member who was on board immediately before the shipwreck an indemnity against unemployment resulting from the shipwreck.

  • (2) The indemnity shall be paid for the days during which the crew member remains unemployed at the same rate as the wages payable under the contract of employment, but the total indemnity payable to any one seafarer may be limited to two months’ wages.

  • (3) Crew members shall have the same legal remedies for recovering the indemnities as they have for recovering arrears of wages.

Hours of Work and Hours of Rest

Application
  •  (1) Sections 320, 322 and 323 apply in respect of Canadian vessels, including fishing vessels of 100 gross tonnage or more,

    • (a) engaged on sheltered waters voyages; or

    • (b) engaged on near coastal voyages, Class 1 or near coastal voyages, Class 2 while the vessels are in any waters other than those of a foreign state that has ratified the Convention.

  • (2) Sections 321 to 324 apply in respect of

    • (a) Canadian vessels

      • (i) engaged on near coastal voyages, Class 1 or near coastal voyages, Class 2 while the vessels are in the waters of a foreign state that has ratified the Convention, or

      • (ii) engaged on unlimited voyages; and

    • (b) foreign vessels in Canadian waters.

Minimum and Maximum Periods

 The master of a vessel referred to in subsection 319(1) shall ensure that

  • (a) the master and every crew member have

    • (i) at least six consecutive hours of rest in every 24-hour period, and

    • (ii) at least 16 hours of rest in every 48-hour period; and

  • (b) not more than 18 hours but not less than six hours elapse between the end of a rest period and the beginning of the next rest period.

  •  (1) The master of a vessel referred to in subsection 319(2) shall ensure that the master and every crew member

    • (a) do not work more than 14 hours in any 24-hour period or more than 72 hours in any 7-day period; or

    • (b) have at least 10 hours of rest in every 24-hour period and 77 hours of rest in every 7-day period.

  • (2) The master shall ensure that

    • (a) the hours of rest are divided into no more than two periods, one of which is at least 6 hours in length; and

    • (b) the interval between two consecutive rest periods does not exceed 14 hours.

Other Considerations and Limitations
  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall ensure that the danger posed by the fatigue of crew members, especially those whose duties involve navigational safety and the safe and secure operation of the vessel, is taken into account when determining the scheduled hours of work and rest.

  • (2) Despite sections 320 and 321 and subject to subsection (1), the master may ensure that the hours of work and rest are in accordance with an applicable collective agreement that provides for hours of work and rest that are no less favourable to crew members.

  • (3) Sections 320 and 321 and subsection (2) do not apply when the master is conducting practice musters, fire-fighting drills or survival craft drills in accordance with regulations made under the Act if the master does so in a manner that minimizes the disturbance of rest periods and does not induce fatigue.

  • (4) Sections 320 and 321 and subsection (2) do not apply in respect of a crew member who is on call if the crew member has compensatory rest periods and the rest period required by those provisions is disturbed by calls to work.

  • (5) The master may suspend the schedule of hours of work and rest if it is necessary to do so for the immediate safety of the vessel, persons on board or the cargo, or for the purposes of giving assistance to other vessels or persons in distress at sea. As soon as feasible, the master shall ensure that every crew member who has performed work in a scheduled rest period is provided with a compensatory rest period.

Records

 The master of a vessel shall keep a record of every crew member’s daily hours of work or hours of rest until the crew member is discharged.

Table of Shipboard Working Arrangements
  •  (1) The master of a vessel shall ensure that a table with the shipboard working arrangements is posted in a conspicuous place on board the vessel. For every position on board, the table shall contain

    • (a) the schedule of service at sea and in port; and

    • (b) the maximum hours of work or the minimum hours of rest required by section 321 or any applicable collective agreement.

  • (2) The table shall be in the working language of the vessel and in English.

Annual Leave

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of Canadian vessels that are engaged on

    • (a) near coastal voyages, Class 1 or international voyages that are not in Canadian waters or the waters of the continental United States (including Alaska); or

    • (b) unlimited voyages.

  • (2) Unless the time for a crew member to take paid annual leave is fixed by the applicable collective agreement or an arbitration award, the vessel’s authorized representative shall determine when it is to be taken after consultation and, as far as possible, in agreement with the crew member or their representative.

  • (3) If a crew member is required to take their paid annual leave from a place other than the place at which they first came on board, the vessel’s authorized representative shall ensure that

    • (a) they are entitled to free transportation to the latter place, including the subsistence and other costs directly involved in their return; and

    • (b) the travel time involved is not deducted from their paid annual leave.

  • (4) The authorized representative shall ensure that no crew member who is on paid annual leave is recalled unless there is an extreme emergency.

Shore Leave

 The master of a Canadian vessel shall grant crew members shore leave consistent with their health and well-being and with the operational requirements of their positions.

Repatriation

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel shall ensure that no crew member is required to make an advance payment at the beginning of their employment towards the expenses referred to in subsection 94(1) of the Act or section 328.

  • (2) The authorized representative shall ensure that the time a crew member spends waiting to be returned and being returned under subsection 94(1) of the Act or section 328 is not deducted from the paid leave accrued to them.

  •  (1) Except in the case of desertion or mutual agreement, before a Canadian vessel is disposed of or is transferred to the flag of a foreign state or when a Canadian vessel is totally unseaworthy, the vessel’s authorized representative shall

    • (a) ensure that arrangements are made to return every crew member to the place where they first came on board or to another place to which they have agreed; and

    • (b) pay the expenses of returning every crew member as well as all expenses, including medical expenses, that the crew member reasonably incurs before being returned.

  • (2) The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel shall have insurance or other financial arrangements sufficient to compensate crew members for any monetary loss that they may reasonably incur as a result of a failure of the authorized representative to meet its obligations to them under subsection 94(1) of the Act or subsection (1).

  • (3) If the authorized representative does not comply with subsection (1), the Minister may act in place of the authorized representative and any expenses incurred by the Minister constitute a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada by the authorized representative and may be recovered as such in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Food and Water

  •  (1) The master of a Canadian vessel that is engaged on a voyage other than a sheltered waters voyage, an inland voyage or an intraprovincial voyage shall ensure that

    • (a) the crew members who are living on board can meet the recommendations of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide;

    • (b) there is made available sufficient potable water for all crew members on board; and

    • (c) the vessel’s potable water system meets the requirements set out in paragraphs 8(a) to (g) of the Potable Water Regulations for Common Carriers.

  • (2) No person shall charge a crew member for food or water required to comply with subsection (1).

Obligation of Persons Who Provide Crew Members

 If the authorized representative of a Canadian vessel entered into an agreement with another person to provide crew members, that other person shall, in lieu of the authorized representative or the master with respect to those crew members, comply with the obligation of the authorized representative or master set out in

  • (a) section 310, in respect of visas required to join the vessel;

  • (b) subsection 327(1); and

  • (c) subsections 328(1) and (2).

DIVISION 4Separate Hospital Accommodation

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel that is carrying 15 or more crew members and is engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, of more than three days’ duration shall ensure that there is separate hospital accommodation on board that is easy to access, is suitable to accommodate persons in need of medical care and is conducive to their promptly receiving the necessary care.

  • (2) The vessel’s master shall ensure that the accommodation is used exclusively for medical purposes.

  • (3) This section does not apply in respect of vessels constructed before the day on which the Convention comes into force in Canada.

  • (4) For the purpose of this section, a vessel is constructed on the earlier of

    • (a) the day on which its keel is laid, and

    • (b) the day on which construction identifiable with a specific vessel begins.

DIVISION 5On-board Complaint Procedures

  •  (1) The master of a Canadian vessel that is engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, shall ensure that the crew members can avail themselves of the on-board complaint procedures set out in this section.

  • (2) Crew members may make a complaint with respect to

    • (a) an alleged breach of

      • (i) any of the applicable requirements set out in subsection 93(1) or 94(1) of the Act or in subsection 334(1),

      • (ii) section 425 of the Criminal Code or the right to freedom of association and to collective bargaining set out in Part I of the Canada Labour Code, or

      • (iii) section 423 of the Criminal Code in respect of compelling someone to work; or

    • (b) an alleged discriminatory practice described in

      • (i) any of sections 7 to 12 and paragraph 14(1)(c) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, or

      • (ii) section 14.1 of that Act in respect of a complaint related to an alleged discriminatory practice described in a provision referred to in subparagraph (i).

  • (3) The complaint may be made to

    • (a) the head of the crew member’s department;

    • (b) the crew member’s superior officer;

    • (c) the vessel’s master; or

    • (d) the vessel’s authorized representative.

  • (4) A complainant may be represented by any other crew member on board if that crew member consents.

  • (5) The complainant and their representative may attend any meeting or hearing with respect to the complaint.

  • (6) If a person referred to in paragraph (3)(a) or (b) cannot resolve a complaint to the satisfaction of the complainant, the person shall refer it to the vessel’s master.

  • (7) If the master cannot resolve a complaint to the satisfaction of the complainant, the master shall refer it to the vessel’s authorized representative.

  • (8) The person to whom a complaint is made or referred shall attempt to resolve it as soon as feasible.

  • (9) The person who resolves a complaint shall record in writing the details of the complaint and its resolution and give a copy of the record to the complainant and any other parties involved.

  • (10) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting or restricting any right a crew member may have under any other law or under any custom, contract or arrangement.

  • (11) This section does not apply in respect of complaints to which section 127.1 of the Canada Labour Code applies.

DIVISION 6Maritime Labour Certificates and Declarations of Compliance

Requirements to Hold

  •  (1) Every Canadian vessel of 500 gross tonnage or more that is engaged on an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, shall hold a Maritime Labour Certificate or an Interim Maritime Labour Certificate.

  • (2) The authorized representative of every Canadian vessel of 500 gross tonnage or more that is engaged on an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, shall hold a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance.

  • (3) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of a vessel that holds an Interim Maritime Labour Certificate.

Issuance of Maritime Labour Certificates

  •  (1) On application, the Minister shall issue a Maritime Labour Certificate to a Canadian vessel if the applicable requirements regarding the following are met:

    • (a) the minimum age of crew members as set out in section 302 and the work hours of persons under 18 years of age as set out in section 303;

    • (b) medical certification as set out in Division 8 of Part 2;

    • (c) qualifications of seafarers as set out in Part 1;

    • (d) articles of agreement as set out in section 91 of the Act and section 308, collective agreements as set out in section 309 and certificates of discharge as set out in section 92 of the Act;

    • (e) use of recruitment and placement services as set out in subsection 304(2);

    • (f) hours of work or rest as set out in sections 319 to 323;

    • (g) crewing levels for the vessel as set out in Part 2;

    • (h) health and safety as set out in Part II of the Canada Labour Code, as well as

    • (i) on-board complaint procedures as set out in section 127.1 of the Canada Labour Code and section 332; and

    • (j) payment and transmittal of wages as set out in sections 315 to 317.

  • (2) On application, the Minister shall issue an Interim Maritime Labour Certificate to a Canadian vessel if the requirements referred to in subsection (3) are met and

    • (a) the vessel has just been registered in Canada; or

    • (b) there is a new authorized representative of the vessel following a change in ownership of the vessel.

  • (3) The requirements referred to in subsection (2) are the following:

    • (a) the applicable requirements referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) to (d);

    • (b) the applicable requirements referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (e) to (j) in so far as meeting those requirements when the Interim Maritime Labour Certificate is issued is reasonable and feasible; and

    • (c) the vessel’s master is familiar with the requirements referred to in subsection (1) and who is to comply with them.

  • (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply in respect of fishing vessels that are Canadian vessels but they shall be considered as vessels that are not fishing vessels for the purpose of determining the applicable requirements referred to in

    • (a) paragraphs (1)(a), (b), (d), (e) and (h) to (j); and

    • (b) paragraph (1)(f) in so far as it relates to vessels referred to in subsection 319(2).

Issuance of Maritime Labour Declarations of Compliance

  •  (1) On application, the Minister shall issue a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance to the authorized representative of a Canadian vessel who has procedures in place to ensure compliance with the applicable requirements referred to in subsection 334(1).

  • (2) Subsection (1) applies in respect of fishing vessels that are Canadian vessels but they shall be considered as vessels that are not fishing vessels for the purpose of determining the applicable requirements referred to in

    • (a) paragraphs 334(1)(a), (b), (d), (e) and (h) to (j); and

    • (b) paragraph 334(1)(f) in so far as it relates to vessels referred to in subsection 319(2).

Availability

  •  (1) The master of every Canadian vessel that holds a Maritime Labour Certificate shall keep the Certificate on board with a copy of the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance issued in respect of the vessel attached.

  • (2) The master of every Canadian vessel that holds an Interim Maritime Labour Certificate shall keep the Certificate on board.

  • (3) The vessel’s master shall ensure that the documents referred to in subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be,

    • (a) are posted on the vessel’s notice board for the information of the crew members; and

    • (b) are made available to

      • (i) crew members and their representatives, and

      • (ii) port state control officers in foreign states.

Endorsements of Maritime Labour Certificates

 The authorized representative of a Canadian vessel that holds a Maritime Labour Certificate shall ensure that the certificate is endorsed as required by Standard A5.1.3.2 of the Convention.

Records of Inspections

  •  (1) The master of a Canadian vessel that holds a Maritime Labour Certificate shall ensure that records of the results of inspections carried out to ensure compliance with any of the applicable requirements referred to in subsection 334(1)

    • (a) are attached to the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance issued in respect of the vessel; or

    • (b) are kept on board in electronic form and made available in that form to

      • (i) crew members and their representatives, and

      • (ii) port state control officers in foreign states.

  • (2) The master shall provide a copy of the records to crew members on request.

  • (3) If the records are not in English, the master shall ensure that an English translation accompanies the records or the copy, as the case may be.

  • (4) This section does not apply in respect of inspections carried out for the purpose of issuing a Maritime Labour Certificate or an Interim Maritime Labour Certificate.

DIVISION 7Log Books

  •  (1) The master of a Canadian vessel of 100 gross tonnage or more that is engaged on an unlimited voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 1 or an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, shall keep an official log book in a form approved by the Minister.

  • (2) The Minister shall approve forms of official log books so that the forms contain the spaces necessary for the entries required by section 340.

  • (3) The official log book may be kept distinct from or united with the vessel’s deck log book.

  • (4) The master shall ensure that every entry required by section 340

    • (a) is made as soon as possible;

    • (b) is dated to show the date of the event and of the entry if the entry is in respect of an event; and

    • (c) is made not more than 24 hours after the arrival of the vessel at its final place of discharge if the entry is in respect of an event that happens before that arrival.

  • (5) The master shall sign every entry in the official log book and shall ensure that every entry is also signed by the chief mate or another crew member and, if it is an entry in respect of an injury or a death, by the medical doctor on board, if there is one.

  •  (1) The official log book shall contain the following entries:

    • (a) the vessel’s name, official number, port of registration and registered gross tonnage and net tonnage;

    • (b) the master’s name and certificate number;

    • (c) the place at which and the date on which the voyage starts, the classification of the voyage and the place at which and the date on which the voyage ends;

    • (d) a listing of the crew members on board;

    • (e) details of every injury that a crew member sustains, including the nature of the injury and the medical treatment adopted, if any;

    • (f) details of every birth of a child that occurs on board, including

      • (i) the child’s date of birth,

      • (ii) the child’s given names (if any), surname and gender,

      • (iii) the given names, surname, maiden name (if any), nationality and most recent place of residence of the child’s mother, and

      • (iv) the given names, surname, nationality and most recent place of residence of the child’s father, if known;

    • (g) details of every death that occurs on board, including

      • (i) the date of death,

      • (ii) the person’s given names (if any), surname and gender,

      • (iii) the person’s age,

      • (iv) the person’s rank or occupation if the person was a crew member,

      • (v) the person’s nationality and most recent place of residence, and

      • (vi) the cause of death;

    • (h) the details of the wages due to any crew member who dies during a voyage, including the gross amount of all deductions to be made from those wages;

    • (i) details respecting every accident or incident associated with the vessel;

    • (j) details respecting every instance of a crew member deserting the vessel or committing a serious violation of their contract of employment; and

    • (k) if a notice containing particulars of the vessel’s draught and freeboard is required to be posted under section 12 of the Load Line Regulations, the date and time the notice is posted.

  • (2) If the vessel is engaged on an international voyage, other than an inland voyage, the official log book shall also contain the following entries:

    • (a) if the vessel holds a Local Load Line Certificate, an International Load Line Certificate or an International Load Line Exemption Certificate and leaves a place for the purpose of proceeding to sea,

      • (i) the place from which the vessel departs,

      • (ii) the date and hour of departure,

      • (iii) the actual draught of water forward and aft,

      • (iv) the actual freeboard amidships on the port and starboard sides of the vessel and the average of those freeboards,

      • (v) the density of the water,

      • (vi) the adjustments to the applicable load line for the density of water and for the weight of fuel and all other materials required for consumption between the point of departure and the sea and the total of those adjustments, and

      • (vii) the mean draught and the mean freeboard amidships in saltwater as calculated after the adjustments referred to in subparagraph (vi) are made;

    • (b) if the vessel holds a Local Load Line Certificate, an International Load Line Certificate or an International Load Line Exemption Certificate, the positions of the deck line and load lines indicated on the certificate;

    • (c) the information required to be kept by subsection 24(1) of the Boat and Fire Drill and Means of Exit Regulations; and

    • (d) a daily record of whether radio conditions and the state of the vessel’s radio equipment are satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

  • (3) The master shall send the information required by paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) to the Minister at the end of the voyage or when the master leaves the vessel, but in any event no later than when the registration of the vessel changes or the vessel is shipwrecked or abandoned.

  • (4) The master shall provide each of the vessel’s completed official log books to the vessel’s authorized representative.

  • (5) The authorized representative shall ensure that each of the vessel’s official log books is kept until the earlier of

    • (a) five years after the day on which the log book was completed, and

    • (b) the day on which a change is made in registration of the vessel.

  • (6) On request, the authorized representative shall provide the vessel’s official log books to the Minister.

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PART 4Repeals and Coming into Force

Repeals

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Coming into Force

  • Footnote * (1) These Regulations, except sections 304 to 307 and 333 to 338, come into force on the day on which section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, chapter 26 of the Statutes of Canada, 2001, comes into force.

  • (2) Sections 304 to 307 and 333 to 338 come into force on the later of

    • (a) the day on which the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 comes into force in Canada, and

    • (b) the day on which section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, chapter 26 of the Statutes of Canada, 2001, comes into force.

  • Return to footnote *[Note: Regulations, except sections 304 to 307 and 333 to 338, in force July 1, 2007, see SI/2007-65; sections 304 to 307 and 333 to 338 in force August 20, 2013.]

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