Master, Limited for a Vessel of less than 60 Gross Tonnage course dates coming soon!

Prerequisites:

  • 60 days (8 hours) of sea time (commercial) (example: deck hand on a fishing boat, ferry/water taxi driving or mate, container ship crew, etc.) 
  • Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN)
  • An applicant for the Master Limited (60GT) Certificate of Competency must be at least 18 years old on the day he/she receives the certificate and must have acquired, after the age of 16, 2 months of sea time performing deck duties on vessel(s) of at least the same gross tonnage to the one for which he/she is seeking the certificate

Course Modules:

  • Standard Marine First Aid Advanced:
    • Standard Marine First Aid Advanced courses are Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance and Transport Canada approved courses.
    • 3-year certification period. 36 months after your initial certification individuals must recertify. 
    • 100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam.
  • ROC-MC (Radio Operators Certification Marine Commercial:
    • Under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems, the ROC-MC is required for personnel in charge of a radio watch in Sea Area A1 (approximate 50 miles from shore).
    • Must be 15 years of age or older.
  • MED DVS A1+2 (MED Domestic Vessel Safety):
    • Covers topics regarding basic marine safety protocols on a vessel within Canada
    • Teaches students how to handle hazards and dangers of marine nature, prevention of on-board dangers and risks, raise proper alarms and warnings for shipboard and in-water hazards, handling of evacuation and shipboard fire scenarios, and assist in personal and group survival and rescue protocols.
  • Chartwork and Pilotage Level 1:
    • This course covers basic to advanced navigational and charting principles for commercial operation within Canadian waters.
    • Students will learn basic development and construction of different types of charts and their uses, identification and uses of buoys and markers, and taking into account winds, tides, currents, and other natural occurrences.
  • Navigation Level 1:
    • This course covers the student with a thorough understanding of the content and application of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea with Canadian Modifications, as well as STCW codes dealing with navigational operation and watch cycles.

Examinations:

  • Transport Canada Medical: See any Transport Canada approved practitioner and request a Transport Canada approved Medical/Physical clearance appointment.
  • Pass 040 Chartwork Exam (Based on the content from the Chartwork and Pilotage Level 1 course)
  • Pass 061 Navigation Safety Exam (Based on content from the Navigation Level 1 course)
  • Pass Oral Exam (Cumulative exam covering all materials covered throughout the Master, Limited for a Vessel of less than 60 Gross Tonnage)