Qualifying Time Question from US Mariner

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deven
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Qualifying Time Question from US Mariner

Postby deven » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:34 am

In the US hours worked over 8 hours, no matter what jobs it entails, does not count towards a day and the three years sea time to acquire an engineering license unless on a vessel under 200GT. Do Canadians have this problem at all? Do you know of any other countries that do?

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Re: Qualifying Time Question from US Mariner

Postby JollyJack » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:17 am

Calculation of qualifying service for Canadian Certificates of Competence is listed in TP 2293, chapter 3, which you can find here:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp ... r3-916.htm

Tonnage has no bearing whatever on Engineering CoCs, the criterion is the ship's power. You may have a 1800 GRT coastal bulker with 749Kw power, or a 300 GRT supply vessel with 14000 Kw. Comparing the two, the latter counts for sea time for 3rd, 2nd and 1st Class, the former does not. You need to be in charge of a watch on a vessel of more than 750 Kw for at least 6 months.

Qualifying service ON ARTICLES is counted from the day you sign on to the day you sign off {TP 2203 3.3 (1)} and this is recorded in your discharge book. You get one day for a day served. If you have a Testimonial saying your watches were 12 hours a day, then you get 1.5 days per day served. TP 2293 3.3(6)

Power requirements and qualifying service for various levels of Certification are mandated in the Marine Personnel Regulations, section 144 et seq, which you can find here:

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regu ... .html#h-38
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