Revalidation of Master (FG) Certificate held by Port Trust Officials

NT Branch Circular No. Exam-03/04

NO: 7-NT-(3)/2002                                                       Dated February 13, 2004

Sub: Revalidation of Master (FG) Certificate held by Port Trust Officials

Sir,

This Directorate has been often approached by various Port Trust and Minor Ports on the topic of subject matter for their officials viz Pilots, Dock Masters, Harbour Masters and Deputy Port Conservators etc. Matter has been examined in Nautical Wing of this Directorate and following approach is to be adopted when dealing with Revalidation process of the COC in possession with such officers :

  1. Port Trust Officials holding Certificates of Competency as Master (FG) : may be guided Examination Circular No. EXM-01/2003. (available in DGS website)
  2. Port Trust Officials holding Certificates of Service as Master (FG) : may be guided by MS Notice Nos. 5/2001, 21/2001 and 22/2003. (available in DGS website)
  3. Above stated M.S. Notices and Examination Circular provide detailed guidance on the captioned subject issue. However, in general following courses need to be undertake.

    1. Bridging Course (5 days duration) from STCW'78 to STCW'95 update, if not already done (i.e. only once)\
    2. Revalidation Course for Masters (10 days duration) validity 5 years.
    3.  
    4. The Radar observer course (only once)
    5. ARPA Simulator Course (only once)
    6. RANSCO Course (only once)
    7. Ship Maneuvering Simulator Course if not already done (i.e. only once)
    8. PSCRB Course (only once)
    9. Medical Care Course (only once)
    10. Advanced Fire Fighting Course (only once)
    11. GMDSS Course (only once)
    12. Medical Fitness Certificate from a DGS approved Medical Officer
    13. A Certificate from concerned Port that officer was involved in performing functions appropriate to the certificate held for at least 12 months in preceding 5 years (in detail).

This issues with the approval of Nautical Adviser to the Govt. of India and the Chief Examiner of Master & Mates.

Sd/-

(Capt. S.K.Shukla)

Nautical Surveyor

 

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