Master yachts, less than 500 GT, unlimited area, regulation II/2.

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To qualify for the issue of this Certificate of Competency you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an MCA OOW yachts, less than 3000 GT, II/1, Certificate of Competency;
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 months’ onboard yacht service as a deck officer, including at least 120 days watchkeeping service, in vessels of 15 metres or over in load line length while holding an OOW yachts, less than 3000 GT, II/1 Certificate of Competency; Click here for more info on sea time and Verification
  • Hold the applicable ancillary certificates listed in section 5;
  • Successful completion of approved education and training, meeting the standards of competency identified by the MCA from section A-II/2 of the STCW Code as applicable to a yacht restricted Certificates of Competency and covered by:
  • Successful completion of an MCA-approved ‘Seamanship and Meteorology (Master Yachts)’ training module and passing the corresponding IAMI module written examination;
  • Successful completion of an MCA-approved ‘Stability (Master Yachts)’ training module and passing the corresponding IAMI module written examination;
  • Successful completion of an MCA-approved ‘Business and Law (Master Yachts)’ training module and passing the corresponding IAMI module written examination;
  • Successful completion of an MCA-approved ‘Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulator (Master Yachts)’ training module and passing the corresponding IAMI module written examination;
  • Passing the IAMI ‘Celestial Navigation’ written examination;
  • Hold a valid ENG1 (medical fitness certificate) or accepted equivalent;
  • Pass the Master (yachts less than 500 GT) oral examination (Annex C). Thats where I help click here for info

How to apply for the NOE fill out MSF 4343    

Interestingly the NOE for a Master 500gt can be issued prior to completing all the courses.

“As training module pass certificates are valid for three years, candidates are advised to obtain the MCA Master yachts, less than 500 GT, II/2, Certificate of Competency where circumstances may preclude them from attempting the Master (yachts less than 3000 GT) oral examination before the modules expire. If you do not hold a Master yachts, less than 500 GT, II/2, Certificate of Competency, with the exception of ‘Celestial Navigation’, all IAMI written examinations must be passed prior to the issue of your Notice of Eligibility (NOE).

Essentially, a seafarer can apply for the Master 500GT, sit the oral exam and then obtain the IAMI examinations. Once a seafarer has the Master 500GT this ‘locks in’ the IAMI exams so they no longer expire for the Master 3000GT.”

Ancillary Certificates 

 

Section 5


Master yachts, less than 3000 GT, unlimited area, regulation II/2

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To qualify for issue of this Certificate of Competency you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed a minimum of 24 months’ onboard yacht service as a Deck Officer, including at least 240 days watchkeeping service while holding an OOW yachts, less than 3000 GT, II/1, Certificate of Competency. All of this service must be completed in vessels of 15 metres or over in load line length and include; 12 months in vessels of 24 metres or over in load line length, or 6 months in vessels of 500 GT or more;

  • Hold the applicable ancillary certificates listed in section 5;
     
  • Hold either:
    a) An MCA Master yachts, less than 500 GT, II/2, Certificate of Competency and a pass certificate for the IAMI ‘Celestial Navigation’ written examination; OR
    b) Certificates demonstrating successful completion of all of the MCA-approved yacht modules and IAMI written examinations passes applicable to the Master yachts, less than 500 GT, II/2, Certificate of Competency (Celestial Navigation must be less than 1 year old and all other IAMI written exam pass certificates must be less than 3 years old prior to the issue of this Certificate of Competency);
     
  • Pass the Master (yachts less than 3000GT) oral examination (Annex D) Thats where I help click here for info

Note: As training module pass certificates are valid for three years, candidates are advised to obtain the MCA Master yachts, less than 500 GT, II/2, Certificate of Competency where circumstances may preclude them from attempting the Master (yachts less than 3000 GT) oral examination before the modules expire. If you do not hold a Master yachts, less than 500 GT, II/2, Certificate of Competency, with the exception of ‘Celestial Navigation’, all IAMI written examinations must be passed prior to the issue of your Notice of Eligibility (NOE).

This means that if you apply directly for the Master 3000gt NOE you would need to have passed and hold all the written pass exams prior.

How to apply for the NOE  fill out MSF 4343