STCW-F II/1 Minimum Requirements for Certification of Officers in Charge of Navigational Watch on Fishing Vessels 24m Operating in Unlimited Waters
Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Fishing Vessels is an officer qualified in accordance with regulation II/2 or II/4 of STCW-F Convention. The OICNW-Fishing holds an appropriate certificate issued or recognized by the maritime authority of the flag state.
Officer in charge of a navigational watch on fishing vessels should demonstrate thorough knowledge of the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, especially Annexes II and IV concerned with safe navigation.
Also, the OICNW-Fishing must demonstrate knowledge of the content of the Basic Principles to be Observed in Keeping a Navigational Watch as prescribed in Chapter IV (Basic principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch on board fishing vessels).
STCW-F Chapter II Regulation 2 defines mandatory minimum requirements for certification and minimum knowledge required for officers in charge of a navigational watch on fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and over operating in unlimited waters.
- STCW-F Chapter II Reg 2 - OICNW-Fishing Unlimited Minimum Requirements
- STCW-F Chapter II Reg 2 Appendix - OICNW-Fishing Minimum Knowledge Required
- STCW-F Chapter IV - Watchkeeping Basic Principles to be Observed
STCW-F II/2 Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and over operating in unlimited waters
- Every officer in charge of a navigational watch on a fishing vessel of 24 metres in length and over operating in unlimited waters shall hold an appropriate certificate.
- Every candidate for certification shall:
- be not less than 18 years of age;
- satisfy the Party as to medical fitness, particularly regarding eyesight and hearing;
- have approved seagoing service of not less than two years in the deck department on fishing vessels of not less than 12 metres in length. However, the Administration may allow the substitution of the seagoing service by a period of special training not exceeding one year, provided that the period of the special training programme shall be at least equivalent in value to the period of the required seagoing service it substitutes or by a period of approved seagoing service evidenced by an approved record book covered by the 1978 STCW Convention.
- have passed an appropriate examination or examinations for the assessment of competency to the satisfaction of the Party. Such examination or examinations shall include the material set out in the appendix to this regulation. A candidate for examination who holds a valid certificate of competency issued in accordance with the provisions of the 1978 STCW Convention need not be re-examined in those subjects listed in the appendix which were passed at a higher or equivalent level for issue of the Convention certificate;
- meet the applicable requirements of regulation 6, as appropriate for performing designated radio duties in accordance with the Radio Regulations.
Appendix to STCW-F II/2 - Minimum knowledge required for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over operating in unlimited waters
STCW-F Chapter IV Regulation 1 - Watchkeeping: Basic principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch on board fishing vessels
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LAST UPDATED ON June 24, 2021