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Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) Deck Officer Class 2 CoC Requirements (General, Sea Service and STCW)

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The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) Certificate of Competency Deck Officer Class 2 entitles the holder to serve as the officer in charge of a watch on ships, irrespective of gross tonnage and trade area; chief mate on ships, irrespective of gross tonnage and trade area; and master on ships of up to 500 gross tonnage in North Sea and Baltic trade. Holders of the Certificate of Competency Deck Officer Class 2 who have at least 36 months of seagoing service as officer in charge of a watch on seagoing ships of 500 gross tonnage or more, may serve as master on ships of up to 3,000 gross tonnage. Such seagoing service is reduced to 24 months if at least 12 months are served as chief mate on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

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This qualification enables you to work as Deck Officer Class 2 (Chief Mate Unlimited and other qulifications) in Norway registered ships of various sizes and areas

General Requirements for Deck Officer Class 2



  • Age: 20 years
  • Documented seagoing service and education in accordance with the relevant certificate class
  • A valid medical certificate for employees on ships
  • Competence shall be assessed by an assessor

Norwegian Deck Officer Class 2 Requirements

The NMA Certificate of Competency Deck Officer Class 2 entitles the holder to work as:

  • Officer in Charge of a Watch Unlimited
  • Chief Mate Unlimited
  • Master 500 GT North Sea and Baltic Trade (with certain conditions such as experience - see above)
  • Master 3000 GT (with certain conditions such as experience - see above)

Norway Deck Officer Class 2 Sea Service Requirements

  • In order to be issued with the Certificate of Competency Deck Officer Class 2, the applicant must, in addition to meeting the requirements of Deck Officers Class 5, Class 4, and Class 3; AND
  • Have at least 12 months of seagoing service as officer in charge of a watch on seagoing ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

Deck Officer Class 2 STCW Certificate Requirements

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Table: NMA Deck Officer Class 2 STCW certificates - Refer: STCW Code

Deck Officer Class 2 Requirement Alternatives

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Table: NMA Deck Officer Class 2 Alternatives  Source: NMA

Dsclaimer: For general information purpose only. Please check with NMA for the latest and accurate information

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