Malta now issuing CoC's for Master under 3000 GT

The Yacht Deck Career path under the Maltese Flag is now complete with Transport Malta announcing the publication of the Master on Yachts less than 3000GT Reg. II/2.

In order to be eligible to undergo examinations leading to a certificate of competency as Master on Yachts less than 3000 GT (STCW Regulation II/2) you will need to hold one of the following recognised qualifications:

  • A recognised Certificate of Competency as Chief Mate on yachts less than 3000 GT (STCW Regulation II/2) or
  • A recognised Certificate of Competency as Master on yachts less than 500 GT (STCW Regulation II/2) or
  • A recognised Certificate of Competency attesting a higher capacity than those mentioned above.

 In addition, the sea service required to be eligible for the CoC MoY <300GT, at a minimum, the individual must have accumulated either:

  • A total of 24 Months of approved seagoing service
    • 24 months as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels not less than 24 m LOA or 80 GT in length whilst holding a certificate of competency as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on yachts less than 3000 GT or a higher qualification, of which, at least *3 months in the capacity of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels over 500 GT or
  • A total of 15 Months of approved seagoing service
    • 12 months as Chief Mate on vessels not less than 24 m LOA or 80 GT whilst holding a certificate of competency as Chief Mate on yachts less than 3000 GT or as Master on yachts less than 500 GT or a higher qualification; and
    • *3 months in the capacity of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch or Chief Mate on vessels over 500 GT, whilst holding a certificate of competency as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on yachts less than 3000 GT or higher or
  • A total of 12 Months of approved seagoing service
    • 12 months as Chief Officer on vessels over 500 GT whilst holding a certificate of competency as Chief Mate on yachts less than 3000 GT or Master on yachts less than 500 GT or a higher qualification or
  • A total of 15 Months of approved seagoing service
    • 12 months as Master on yachts not less than 24 m LOA or 80 GT whilst holding a certificate of competency as Master on yachts less than 500 GT; and
    • *3 months in the capacity of Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch or Chief Mate on vessels over 500 GT, whilst holding a certificate as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch less than 3000 GT or higher.

 The above-mentioned seagoing service required for the qualification should be interpreted as onboard service (the time spent signed on a yacht, irrespective of the vessel activity). *Seagoing service shall be accumulated within 5 years preceding the submission of an application for the issue of a certificate of competency as Master on Yachts less than 3000 GT.

All courses on the Yacht Deck Career path under the Maltese Flag are available at MaritimeMT.  If you have further questions, please contact info@maritimemt.edu.mt