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Issuance of Certificates of Competency according to STCW Convention 78/95 with Manila Amendments

The issuance of COC for Officers and Ratings is conducted in accordance with the laws and regulations in force in Belize and with Convention 108 relating to Identification Documents for Seafarers, 1958 of the International Labor Organization and Article VI of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended and in accordance with Manila Amendments. 

 

REFRESHMENT AND UPGRADING OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY (COC) IN ACCORDANCE WITH REG. OF STCW 78/95 WITH MANILA AMENDMENTS

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REG. OF STCW 78/95 WITH MANILA AMENDMENTS

Master and Deck Department

Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

II/1

Master and Chief Mate on ships of between 500 and 3000 gross tonnage

II/2

Master and Chief Mate on ships of 3000 gross tonnage or more

II/2

Master on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage

II/3

Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage

II/3

 

Rating forming part of a navigational watch

II/4

Able seafarer deck

II/5

* GMDSS Radio Operator (where applicable)

IV/2

Pleasure Yacht Master

VI/1-4

Engine Department

Officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room

III/1

Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW propulsion power or more

III/2

Chief Engineer Officer and Second Engineer Officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3000 kW propulsion power or more

III/3

Rating forming part of a watch in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room

III/4

Able seafarer engine in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room

III/5

Electro-technical officer

III/6

Electro-technical rating

III/7

Ratings and other support personnel NOT specified under the STCW Convention

Deck cadet

Deck boy (ordinary seaman)

Engine cadet

Engine Utility Trainee (Wiper)

Marine Technician (welder, fitter, electrician, carpenter, pump man, boatswain)

Cook

Hotel Staff (steward, mess boy, bartenders, purses)

 

Samples of Certificates of Competency:

   Master (3000GRT or more)            Master (between 500 and 3000GRT)                Chief Engineer

                       II/2                                                                II/2                                                       III/2

    

Seafarer's Identification Document:

    

The following documents are required for the issuance of COC:

  • Application Form duly completed and signed.
  • Travel Passport, original or copy.
  • Seaman’s Book, original or copy.
  • Seaman’s Seagoing Service Record Book (all pages), original or copy.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate the examination must be carried out not more than 6 months prior to date of making the application.
  • Passport size photographs (total three). Should be taken within one year.
  • Declaration duly signed by the applicant.
  • Basic Safety Training Certificate, copy or original.
  • Certificate of Proficiency for Ship Security Officers.
  • Course certificates and/or Diploma/Certificate from a maritime training centre recognized by IMMARBE.

 

List of Training Centres recognized by IMMARBE can be viewed here.

Please also note that Certificate of Competency from Belize is issued along with Ship Security Officer Certificate (see Certification Requirements for Ship Security Officers on board Belize-registered Vessels ) and Seafarer’s Identification Document.

In case the payment is settled and all the necessary documents are submitted, COC will be issued within two working days. The copy will be sent by e-mail immediately and the original will be dispatched by courier.

Please follow the link for online verification of Certificates of Competency from Belize.

 

AT THE TIME THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY FROM BELIZE IS SUSPENDED

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