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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-03-04. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Engineering Officers (continued)

Chief Engineer, Motor Ship and Steamship Endorsements

 An applicant for a Chief Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship endorsement 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

The following certificates issued after January 2, 1994 or received in exchange as indicated in paragraph 45(a) of Schedule 1 to this Part:

  • (a) Third-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) Third-class Engineer, Steamship certificate, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

2Experience

At least 24 months of sea service as an engineer performing engine-room duties on one or more vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW and are

  • (a) motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

3Certificate to be provided to the examinerShip management practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator.

Second Engineer, Motor Ship and Steamship Endorsement

 An applicant for a Second Engineer, Motor Ship or Steamship endorsement 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) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship certificate with STCW endorsement, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) Fourth-class Engineer, Steamship certificate with STCW endorsement, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

2Experience

At least 12 months of sea service as an engineer performing engine-room duties on one or more vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 750 kW and are

  • (a) motor vessels, in the case of an applicant for a Motor Ship endorsement; or

  • (b) steamships, in the case of an applicant for a Steamship endorsement.

Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel

 An applicant for a Watchkeeping Engineer, Motor-driven Fishing Vessel 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
1Experience

The following amount of sea service on one or more motor vessels that have a propulsive power of at least 125 kW as an engineer, engine-room rating or assistant engineer:

  • (a) at least 12 months; or

  • (b) at least 3 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program on diesel engines.

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) ship watchkeeping practices taught using a propulsive plant simulator; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Examination on ship watchkeeping practices using a propulsive plant simulator, after providing the certificate referred to in paragraph 2(c);

  • (b) the following written examinations related to motor-driven fishing vessels, after meeting the requirements of items 1 and 2 and paragraph (a):

    • (i) general engineering knowledge, and

    • (ii) engineering knowledge of motor vessels; and

  • (c) oral examination on each of the subjects referred to in paragraph (b), after passing the examinations referred to in that paragraph.

Small Vessel Machinery Operator

  •  (1) An applicant for a Small Vessel Machinery Operator 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 at least two months of qualifying service as follows:

    • (a) at least 1 month of sea service as an engineer or a rating performing engine-room duties on one or more motor vessels; and

    • (b) any remaining time any combination of the types of service set out in item 2 of the table to subsection 147(1).

    2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to small passenger vessel safety; and

    • (b) marine basic first aid.

    3Pass examinations
    • (a) Written examination on general engineering knowledge of small vessels, after meeting the requirements of items 1 and 2; and

    • (b) after passing the examination referred to in paragraph (a),

      • (i) oral examination on general engineering knowledge of small vessels if applying for an unrestricted certificate, and

      • (ii) practical examination on board the vessel in respect of which the certificate is sought if applying for the restricted certificate referred to in subsection (2).

  • (2) Despite item 1 of the table to subsection (1), an applicant for a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate restricted for use on board a specified passenger-carrying vessel that has a propulsive power of less than 750 kW and is engaged on a limited near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage may, instead of meeting the requirements of that item,

    • (a) successfully complete training related to the propulsion system and safety systems fitted on the vessel; or

    • (b) acquire at least 10 days of sea service performing engine-room duties on the vessel or a vessel of the same class.

Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I

  •  (1) An applicant for an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I 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 or a licence
    • (a) Fourth-class Engineer, Motor Ship;

    • (b) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence issued under the Aeronautics Act; or

    • (c) Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II, if the applicant has acquired at least 24 months of service related to the maintenance of ACVs while holding that certificate.

    2Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) Training course for engineers provided by a manufacturer of an ACV or by an agent of the authorized representative of an ACV if the agent has been trained by the manufacturer;

    • (b) whichever of the following periods of service is the longest, acquired as an engineer performing maintenance on one or more ACVs:

      • (i) 12 months of service, and

      • (ii) the duration of one complete maintenance and verification cycle as recommended by the manufacturer;

    • (c) MED with respect to basic safety; and

    • (d) marine basic first aid.

    3Pass an examinationWritten examination on general knowledge and maintenance of air cushion vessels at the level of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I, after meeting the other requirements of this table.
  • (2) An applicant for renewal of an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I 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

    Provide to the examiner a testimonial of service as ACV engineer for at least

    • (a) 12 months in the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate; or

    • (b) 3 months in the 12 months before the application date for renewal of the certificate.

    2Pass an examinationWritten examination on general knowledge and maintenance of air cushion vessels at the level of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I, if the applicant has not provided the testimonial set out in item 1.
 
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