Master (Code Vessels <200gt) OOW (Yachts <500gt)

Seafarers serving on UK Coded Vessels (24m-3000gt) with MCA qualifications have found some overseas administrations will not accept their qualifications.

This is usually due to there being no reference to STCW 10 on Yachtmaster Certificates. The Master 200gt is designed as a bridging qualification between the RYA Yachtmaster / Yachtmaster Ocean and MCA Deck Officer Structure. Holders of Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean certificates may apply to upgrade on a voluntary basis.

Candidates can upgrade the following qualifications: Yachtmaster Offshore to: STCW Master (Code vessels less than 200gt not more than 150 miles from a safe haven) / Officer of the Watch (Yacht less than 500gt). Yachtmaster Ocean to: STCW Master (Code vessels less than 200gt unlimited area) / Officer of the Watch (Yacht less than 500gt).

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All RYA/MCA Commercially Endorsed Yacht Skippers must now complete the Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Course unless MCA Master 200gt or above. Holders of MCA Officer of the Watch, Master 200 and Master 500 certificates (post 1995) are exempt from (PPR). They must send a copy of their MCA certificate with their commercial endorsement application form/renewal.

The on line course has to be completed prior to endorsement or every 5 years on Commercial revalidation. 

Blue Oyster Maritime Training RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)

Why the course was created:

This course has been created as a result for demand from within the industry for a better understanding of the regulations and guidelines under which we operate. Once students have completed the course we are confident that they will be better positioned to operate safely, confidently and within the law as a commercial skipper and crew member.

Which certificates can be commercially endorsed?

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Coastal, RYA Advanced powerboat Certificate Of Competence RYA Advanced Powerboat(only if issued before 1st Jan 2005) RYA Powerboat Level 2 RYA Day Skipper practical (non-tidal) supported by Day Skipper shorebased certificate RYA Day Skipper practical (tidal waters only)

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