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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-03-04. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Masters and Mates (continued)

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.

 
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