OOW & Master 500GT, Near Coastal

Near-Coastal Certificates of Competency allow you to work in the UK Near-Coastal Area, which is defined as being within 150 miles of a safe-haven on the coast of the UK and 30 miles from Ireland.

Officer of the Watch (OOW) 500 GT, Near Coastal

To be elegible for an OOW 500 GT, Near Coastal CoC, you must be over 18 years of age and meet the following criteria;

Hold the following certificates – 

STCW Personal Survival Techniques – Issued within the last 5 years
STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – Issued within the last 5 years
STCW Elementary First Aid
STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats – Issued within the last 5 years
STCW Advanced Fire Fighting – Issued within the last 5 years
STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid
EDH
STCW HELM (O)
STCW NAEST (O)
GMDSS ROC
Signals Certificate - Issued within the last 3 years

 Pass SQA Exams in:

General Ship Knowledge
Chartwork & Navigation
Meteorology

Hold a medical fitness certificate –  ENG 1

If you are following an approved MNTB programme, for example the SQA Level 3 Diploma in Maritime Studies, you need to complete 12 months’ seagoing service. All other candidates must complete 36 months of service in the Deck department. This must be evidenced in an approved Training Record Book, and must include 6 months of Bridge Watchkeeping duties

Pass MCA Oral Examination E. (Syllabus here)

As long as you have completed your sea service and have your ENG1 you can apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NOE) using form MSF 4274. You need not have completed all your training to do this but you will have to complete everything before you apply for your oral exam date. Once you have your exam date you can apply for an Oral exam prep course.

Master 500 GT, Near Coastal

To be elegible for a Master 500 GT, Near Coastal CoC, you must hold either

OOW Unlimited     OR

OOW 500 GT, Near Coastal 

And pass MCA Oral Examination D. (Syllabus here)

Again, as long as you have completed your sea service and have your ENG1 you can apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NOE) using form MSF 4274. You need not have completed all your training to do this but you will have to complete everything before you apply for your oral exam date. Once you have your exam date you can apply for an Oral exam prep course.

OOW & Master 500GT Further Information

Master 500

The information provided on this page is, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of writing. Regulations are, however, updated by the MCA on a regular basis and requirements change accordingly. Whilst we do our best to keep as up to date as possible, the full details of the requirements for the OOW and Master 500 GT CoC's are included in the relevant M-Notices, which are listed below.

MSN 1856

MSF 4274

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