Ships of 3,000 gross tonnage

Masters must:

  • Previous certificate & seagoing service: meet requirements for certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and have at least 36 months approved seagoing service in that capacity; however, this period may be reduced to not less than 24 months if not less than 12 months of such seagoing service has been served as chief mate.
  • Education & Training: have completed a period of approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/2 of the STCW Code for masters on ships of 3,000 gross tonnage or more.

 

Ships of 500 — 3,000 gross tonnage

Masters must:

  • Previous certificate & seagoing service: meet requirements for certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and have at least 36 months approved seagoing service in that capacity; however, this period may be reduced to not less than 24 months if not less than 12 months of such seagoing service has been served as chief mate.
  • Education & training: have completed a period of approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/2 of the STCW Code for masters on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage.

Note: The same requirements apply for masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage not engaged on near-coastal voyages.

 

Ships of less than 500 gross tonnage

Masters must:

  • Age: be not less than 20 years of age.
  • Seagoing service: have approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months as officer in charge of a navigational watch.
  • Education & Training: have completed a period of approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/3 of the STCW Code for masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged in near-coastal voyages.

 

Certificates and general requirements by rank: Master

Name of Certificate Revalidation Reg.
National certificate of competence and endorsement Yes I/2, II/2 C/R
Flag state endorsement of recognition Yes I/10 E/R
GMDSS endorsement Yes IV/2 C/R
Basic safety training:

-Personal survival techniques

-Fire prevention and fire fighting

-Elementary first aid

-Personal safety and social responsibility

Achieved within previous five years VI/1 D/P
Medical first aid No VI/4 D/P
Survival craft and rescue boats Yes VI/2 D/P
Advanced fire fighting Yes VI/3 D/P
Medical fitness Yes I/9 C/R
Basic safety familiarization On assignment VI/1 T/O
Ship specific familiarization On assignment I/14 T/O
Security familiarization On assignment VI/6 T/O

C/R: Certificate Required

D/P: Documentary Proof

T/O: Training Onboard

E/R: Endorsement Required