Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-03-04. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Masters and Mates (continued)

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.

 
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