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Commercially registered British flagged vessel less than 24 metres...
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8:18 AM
Joined: 17/04/2011
Posts: 14

Commercially registered, British Flagged (London registered) less than 24m loadline length.

Does this require anyone working on board to hold the STCW95, whether on charter on not?

I´ve trawled the MCA website, yellow book etc, can´t find anything.

Anyone have any ideas?

Captain Andy
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 3:32 PM
Joined: 17/09/2008
Posts: 93

In order to answer your question, most MCA legislation starts at 24m and above. However, you need to consider two things: firstly, the flag state authority might impose their own spin on things; secondly, in an age of litigation, by having passed STCW basic courses then it proves to any perspective employer, owner, manager, captain etc that you are safe to work on a boat. This call is entirely down to the Captain, as they will be legal responsibly for any actions you take whilst onboard the vessel. Succinctly, it will be regarded as best practice to have STCW courses, even though the yacht is too small to be legal obliged to ensure that crew have STCW. I hope this helps?!?!?
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012 9:17 PM
Joined: 17/04/2011
Posts: 14

It does, thank you!

I phoned them up in the end, and was told pretty much exactly what you´ve just said above.

That was the easier to convince a certain boss to pay the wages!

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 11:14 PM
Joined: 09/10/2008
Posts: 134

Andy has it right. If you are looking at a career in this industry then suck it up and get it done!
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