JollyJack wrote:That is from the Book of Words the tome which regulates our lives. Note that it says, first off,
"107. (1) An applicant for the renewal of an Engineer certificate referred to in any of paragraphs 100(u) to (dd), (ccc) and (ddd) shall meet one of the following requirements:
(a) acquire the service set out in subsection (3);"
and section 3 says:
(3) An applicant who chooses to meet the requirements of paragraph (1)(a) shall acquire the following service:
(a) at least 12 months of sea service as an engineer officer on one or more vessels within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate;
(b) at least 3 months of sea service as an engineer officer on one or more vessels within the 12 months before the application date for renewal of the certificate;
(c) at least 24 months of service, within the 5 years before the application date for renewal of the certificate, performing functions in any of the following marine-related positions:
(i) marine engineer superintendent or operating engineer manager, while employed by an authorized representative,
(ii) marine surveyor or marine inspector performing duties relating to the survey or inspection of vessels or vessel’s machinery, equipment or cargoes,
(iii) instructor or training officer in marine engineering subjects, while employed at a recognized institution or by an authorized representative,
(iv) examiner of engineers,
(v) casualty investigator engaged in investigating marine casualties,
(vi) person engaged in marine emergency response planning or vessel’s operations, or
(vii) an officer or representative of a trade union as defined in the Canada Labour Code whose duties include
(A) involvement in marine casualty investigations,
(B) liaising with or providing assistance to government bodies such as the Department of Transport and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, and
(C) participating in the development of policy with respect to the training of ship’s officers; or
(d) an equivalent prorated combination of the requirements set out in paragraphs (a) to (c).
I read it as with 3 month's sea time in the past 12, or 12 months in the past 5 years, all you need is a valid medical and off you go. BUT!
If you have been ashore for 5 years with an expired CoC, or you have insufficient time, you'll need to do a refresher in MED and PPS. You'll be asked to do an EKG Exam at your renewal level, too.
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