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2[78. Grades of certificates of competency.-

(1) Certificates of competency shall be granted in accordance with the provisions of this Act for each of the following grades, namely:-

extra Master;

master of a foreign-going ship;

first mate of a foreign-going ship;

second mate of a foreign-going ship;

master of a home-trade ship;

mate of a home-trade ship;

navigational watchkeeping officer;

extra first class engineer;

marine engineer officer class I;

marine engineer officer class II;

marine engineer officer class III;

marine engineer officer class IV;

engine driver of a sea-going ship;

skipper grade I of a fishing vessel;

skipper grade II of a fishing vessel;

mate of a fishing vessel;

engineer of a fishing vessel;

engine driver of a fishing vessel;

dredger master grade I;

dredger master grade II;

dredger mate grade I;

dredger mate grade II;

dredger engineer grade I;

dredger engineer grade II;

dredger driver grade I;

dredger driver grade II.

(2) A certificate of competency granted for any grade of engineer or engine driver shall state whether it entitles the holder to act as engineer of ships or fishing vessels fitted with steam or motor engines or with any other type of engines and the holder shall not be entitled to act as engineer of a ship fitted with a type of engine not stated in the certificate.

(3) Certificates issued to masters, mates and engineers who have to work on board ships carrying dangerous goods shall require endorsement as to the additional qualifications that may be prescribed.

(4) If it appears to the Central Government that certificates of competency for grades, other than those referred to in sub-section (1) may be granted, it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the other grades in respect of which certificates of competency may be granted.

(5) A certificate of competency for a foreign-going ship shall be deemed to be of a higher grade than the corresponding certificate of a home-trade ship, and shall entitle the lawful holder thereof to go to sea in the corresponding grade in such home-trade ship; but no certificate for a home-trade ship shall entitle the holder to go to sea as a master or mate of a foreign-going ship.

(6) A certificate of competency as extra master shall be deemed to be of a higher grade than any other certificate of competency as master or mate of a foreign-going ship or a home-trade ship or navigational watch keeping officer.

(7) A certificate of competency as extra first class engineer shall be deemed to be of a higher grade than any other certificate of competency as marine engineer officer, engineer or engine driver of a fishing vessel or engine driver of a sea-going ship.]



Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back




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