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The MCA & Red Ensign Group recognise Maltese Yacht-Restricted Certificates of Competence

24 May 2024

A few months ago, the PYA announced that the MCA would start recognising Maltese Yacht-restricted CoCs.

 

Some of our members contacted the MCA without receiving any concrete information.

 

We have reached out to the MCA several times and finally received the following statement:

 

The United Kingdom Administrations shall issue Flag State Endorsements (FSE) issued against the Maritime Administration of Malta Yacht CoCs providing the training and assessment has been conducted by the approved training centres listed. The United Kingdom Administrations shall issue FSEs against the following Maltese Yacht CoCs:

 

• Officer of the Watch (Yachts) <3000GT (STCW II/1) • Master of Yachts <3000GT (STCW II/2) • Master of Yachts <500 (STCW II/2)

 

Maritime Administration of Malta approved Training Centres:

 

1. Maritime MT, Hal Far Industrial Estate, Birzebbugia, Malta 2. XONE Superyacht, Skyway Offices Block C, 179 Marina Road, Pieta, Malta

 

Candidates with Maltese Yacht CoCs applying for a Flag State Endorsement (STCW I/10) to the Red Ensign members must, in addition to mandatory requirements submit a course completion certificate from one of the above-named approved centres.

 

The Cayman Islands Ship Registry has also confirmed that the "REG now have an agreement in place and yes we are accepting specific Yacht-restricted CoCs issued by Malta. We will be issuing a new version of our STCW CISN in the near future to confirm this and provide the necessary details".


The PYA is authorised to carry out sea service verification on behalf of Transport Malta. The PYA D-SRB can be used to prove your sea time. If you want to apply for a Maltese Yacht CoC, don't hesitate to contact us.


If you have any questions or experience any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us at srb@pya.org

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