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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2021-11-17 and last amended on 2021-06-23. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Masters and Mates (continued)

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.
 
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