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Manning Order Merchant Shipping and Sailing (English, uncontrolled version)
Geldigheid:01-02-2002 t/m Status: Geldig vandaag

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Chapter 01 Definitions

Definitions

Article 01

Article 1

  1. The following definitions apply to this Order and the provisions based on it:
    1. the law: the Manning Act;
    2. experience: the period of sea-going service in years, in a specific position on board sea-going ships, calculated from the day of signing on through the day of signing off;
    3. propulsion power: the maximum capacity, measured in kiloWatt, as indicated on the valid Safe Manning Certificate;
    4. near-coastal voyages: the use of a ship with a gross tonnage of less than 500 GT and a propulsion power of less than 3000 kW, in a navigation area extending to thirty nautical miles off the coast, provided that the ship is at a distance of not more than twelve hours sailing from a harbor of operation as specified on the Certificate of Seaworthiness and never more than six hours sailing from a sheltered harbor or anchorage;
    5. tanker: a ship, constructed or adapted and used for the carriage of liquid products in bulk;
    6. oil tanker: a tanker constructed and used for the carriage of petroleum or petroleum products in bulk;
    7. chemical tanker: a tanker constructed and used for the carriage in bulk of any liquid product listed in chapter 17 of the International Bulk Chemical Code;
    8. liquefied gas tanker: a tanker constructed and used for the carriage in bulk of any liquefied gas or other products listed in chapter 19 of the International Gas Carrier Code;
    9. passenger ship: a ship designated or used for the commercial transport of more than twelve passengers;
    10. ro-ro passenger ship: a passenger ship with spaces for ro-ro cargo or special category spaces as referred to in Chapter II-2/A of the SOLAS Convention;
    11. high-speed craft: a ship that is capable to proceed with a velocity in metres per second equal to or greater than  where — is the water displacement in m3 at the design waterline;
    12. sailing ship: a ship intended and equipped to be propelled mainly through use of sails;
    13. STCW Convention: the International Convention on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers as adopted in London on 7 July 1978 (Publ. 1981, 144);
    14. STCW Code: the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code, which is part of the STCW Convention (Publ. 1996, 249);
    15. certificate of medical fitness: a certificate as referred to in Article 104;
    16. Medical Marine Advisor: the medical advisor of the Inspector-General;
    17. kW: kiloWatt;
    18. GT: the gross tonnage of the ship as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Tonnage Certificates Act, 1981;
    19. length: the length of a sailing ship equal to 96 percent of the length of the load line on 85 percent of the least depth measured from the top of the keel plate, or the length equal to the length measured from the stem to the axis of the rudder-stock on this load line, if the latter length is greater;
    20. knowledge document: the diploma or certificate issued by an institute as referred to in the Act concerning Education and Vocational Education (Wet educatie en beroepsonderwijs (WEB)) or an attestation or statement issued by an institute as referred to in the Act Higher Education and Scientific Research (Wet hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek (WHW)) or a certificate issued by an education approved by Our Minister which shows that an approved education has been successfully completed;
    21. High-Speed Craft Code: the High-Speed Craft Code which is applicable under Chapter X of the SOLAS Convention;
    22. contractor material: ships used for the performance of dredging, coastal and bank works, including ships used for the supply of mining installations and tug boats at sea, provided they are used within a distance of not more than 200 nautical miles from a service port which has been mentioned by name.
    23. SOLAS Convention: the Convention for the Protection of Life at Sea (Trb. 1976, 157) established on 1 November 1974 in London and the binding protocols, annexes and appendices to that Convention.

  2. A service port as referred to in this Order disposes of nautical and technical support for the benefit of ships being used as contractor material 24 hours a day.

Article 02

Article 2

This Order does not apply to fishing ships and sailing ships having a length of less than 12 metres.

Chapter 02 Regulations for exemption

Regulations for granting an exemption

Article 03

Article 3

  1. At the request of the managing owner, the Inspector-General may grant exemption from the obligation of manning the ship in accordance with the Safe Manning Certificate, if it is apparent that:
    1. within a short period before departure of the ship from the harbor, one or more members of the crew are not available,
    2. urgent circumstances require that the departure shall not be delayed any longer, and
    3. bearing in mind the particulars of the voyage, the ship can undertake the voyage with the crew present on board, without any danger to the ship or other objects, to persons, the environment or shipping.

  2. At the request of the managing owner, the Inspector-General may grant an exemption as referred to in Article 25 of the law, if:
    1. there are insufficient crew members, who are in possession of the required qualifications, available,
    2. the exemption is granted to a crew member who is in possession of a Certificate of Competency required for the relevant lower function, and
    3. bearing in mind the particulars of the voyage, the ship can undertake the voyage with the crew present on board, without any danger to the ship or other objects, to persons, the environment or shipping.

  3. An exemption as referred to in Article 25 of the Act for the position of master or chief engineer officer is only granted in very exceptional circumstances which are not the result of the acting or the failing to act from the side of the managing owner and only if the performance of that function by a crew member with a lower qualification is necessary for the continuation of the voyage, and the safety of the ship and the persons on board, the safety of navigation and the protection of the marine environment are ensured.

Chapter 03 Regulations Certificates of Competency

More specific regulations regarding Certificates of Competency

§ 01 General provisions

§ 1 General provisions

Article 04

Article 4

  1. The appropriate certificates mentioned in this Order are not valid on fishing ships.
  2. The appropriate certificates for all ships are valid on all ships.
  3. Appropriate certificates for
  1. first maritime officer small ships, and
  2. maritime officer small ships are only valid on ships of less than 3000 GT and with a propulsion power of less than 3000 kW.
  • The appropriate certificates for a master to 3000 GT and chief mate to 3000 GT are only valid on ships of less than 3000 GT.
  • The appropriate certificates for
  1. chief engineer officer to 3000 kW, and
  2. second engineer officer to 3000 kW are only valid on ships with a propulsion power of less than 3000 kW.
  • Appropriate certificates are only valid on board of oil tankers, chemical tankers, liquefied gas tankers, steam ships, sailing ships or any other category of ships which has to be designated by Ministerial Decree, if this has been explicitly stated in the appropriate certificates.
  • An appropriate certificate has been extended or restricted to a particular category of ships, or to a particular gross tonnage respectively a particular propulsion power if this extension, respectively restriction, has explicitly been stated in the appropriate certificate.

Article 05

Article 5

By decree of Our Minister regulations will be given for the manner in which the additions or restrictions, mentioned in Article 4, will be entered onto the appropriate certificate.

Article 06

Article 6

  1. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the experience or period of sea-going service is expressed in years and fulfilled as a minimum in the position of watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch, watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch or maritime officer. The function of maritime officer implies the alternate responsibility for the navigational watch, the watch on deck, or the engineering watch.

  2. By Decree of Our Minister regulations will be given:
    1. on board of which categories of ships the experience for a specific appropriate certificate shall be obtained;
    2. on board of which tonnage class or propulsion power of ships the experience has to be obtained; and
    3. which experience, not obtained on board of ships, is considered.

Article 07

Article 7

An appropriate certificate, with the exception of certificates for ratings, will be valid for a period of five years from the date of issue.

Article 08

Art. 8

  1. An appropriate certificate is issued if the applicant shows that he meets the knowledge and experience which are required pursuant to this Order, provided that the knowledge document was issued not longer than four years before submitting the application.

  2. An appropriate certificate or a supplement to it may be renewed, if the holder in the period of five years prior to the date of the application for renewal has served at least one year in a function which is relevant in the opinion of the Inspector-General and for which an appropriate certificate is required and which might be performed by the holder on the basis of the appropriate certificate granted to him, or in another comparable function which has been determined by decree of Our Minister.

  3. In the case of renewal as mentioned in paragraph two, the appropriate certificate which has been renewed is revoked or, if necessary, invalidated.

  4. An appropriate certificate, which has become invalid due to expiration of the period of validity, and which cannot be renewed on the basis of paragraph two, is renewed upon request if the applicant immediately prior to the application:
    1. has attended and has successfully completed a course which has been approved for that purpose by Our Minister;
    2. has completed sea-going service in a supernumerary capacity for a period of three months in a relevant function as determined by the Inspector-General, or
    3. while holding a valid dispensation has completed sea-going service for at least three months, in a function determined relevant by the Inspector-General, which is lower than the function mentioned in his invalid appropriate certificate.

  5. An appropriate certificate which has been lost can be replaced by a duplicate appropriate certificate, for which the validity date corresponds with the validity date on the original document.

  6. If the applicant for a duplicate appropriate certificate is eligible for renewal of the appropriate certificate, he shall be granted an appropriate certificate on request, taking into consideration the provisions of paragraph 2.

  7. Paragraph four applies correspondingly if the first application of an appropriate certificate has not been submitted within four years of the date on which the knowledge document for the training has been issued.

  8. The costs of the issue of an appropriate certificate or a duplicate appropriate certificate are paid upon application.

Article 09

Art. 9

  1. Our Minister shall recognize a Certificate of Competency, a diploma or an appropriate certificate issued by the competent authorities of a state, not being a member state of the European Union, or any other state participating in the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, if with regard to that Certificate of  Competency, diploma or appropriate certificate has been complied with the criteria, as referred to in Article 19, first through sixth paragraphs, of Directive no. 2008/106/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union of 19 November 2008 as regards the minimum level of education of seafarers (PbEU L 323).

  2. Until 1 February 2002 Our Minister may apply other criteria than those mentioned in Article 9, paragraph three of the Directive mentioned in paragraph one, for the recognition of the diploma or Certificate of Competency of seafarers who started their training or sea-going service before 1 August 1998.

  3. If an appropriate certificate, diploma or certificate is approved as equal to an appropriate certificate with due regard to the provisions of Article 4, the corresponding Dutch certificate of recognition is issued to the applicant.

  4. For the issue of an appropriate certificate of recognition as a master, chief mate or chief engineer officer, the applicant shall submit the Certificate Legislation and Official Authority.
    5. Paragraphs one through three do not apply to the appropriate certificates of ratings.

Article 10

Article 10

For the issue of an appropriate certificate as master, chief mate or chief engineer officer on the basis of Article 22a of the Act, the applicant shall submit the Certificate Legislation and Official Authority mentioned in Article 92a.

§ 02 Knowledge documents and experience

§ 2 General provisions regarding knowledge documents and experience

Article 11

Article 11

  1. The knowledge documents for the issue of a Certificate of Competency in order to be able to serve on board of ships in the function of master, maritime officer or mate are in descending order:
    1. higher maritime officer;
    2. secondary maritime officer; dredger operator operator-mate or watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch;
    3. mate-ship’s engineer officer small ships or mate to 3000 GT;
    4. skipper-engineer restricted working area.

  2.  
    1. In order to obtain a Certificate of Competency, the knowledge document as a secondary maritime officer shall be equated with the certificate as a third mate foreign trade in combination with the certificate as a ship’s engineer officer.
    2. In order to obtain a Certificate of Competency, the knowledge document all ships shall be equated with the knowledge document as a mate deep sea sailing together with the knowledge document supplement as a mate merchant shipping.

  3. The certificates referred to in the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, 1935 (Wet op de zeevaartdiploma’s) for the issue of an appropriate certificate in order to be able to serve on board of ships in the function of master or mate are in descending order:
  1. certificate as a chief mate foreign trade;
  2. certificate as a second mate foreign trade;
  3. certificate as a mate ocean going tugboats;
  4. certificate as a third mate foreign trade.

  • In order to obtain a Certificate of Competency, the certificate as a mate home trade together with the additional diploma as a mate home trade shall be equated with the certificate as a third mate foreign trade.

  • For the service on board of sailing ships, the knowledge document watchkeeping mate in combination with the certificate deep sea sailing, as referred to in Article 68 of this Order, shall be equated with the knowledge document deep sea sailing.

Article 12

Article 12

  1. The knowledge documents for the issue of an appropriate certificate in order to be able to serve on board of ships in the position of maritime officer or ship’s engineer officer are in descending order:
    1. higher maritime officer;
    2. secondary maritime officer; dredger operator-engineer or watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch;
    3. mate-engineer officer small ships or engineer officer to 3000 kW;
    4. skipper-engineer restricted working area.

  2. The certificates, referred to in the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, 1935 (Wet op de zeevaart-diploma’s) for the issue of an appropriate certificate in order to be able to serve on board of ships in the function of engineer officer are in descending order:
    1. certificate C as an engineer officer;
    2. certificate B as an engineer officer;
    3. certificate A as an engineer officer;
    4. certificate as an engineer.

  3. In order to obtain a Certificate of Competency, the following diplomas are equated with the diploma as an engineer: the diploma as an assistant ship’s engineer officer, the provisional certificate as a ship’s engineer officer, as well as the certificate as an engineer sea fishery and the certificate sea fishery W IV-v, issued pursuant to the Sea Fisheries Certificates Act, 1935 (Wet op de Zeevischvaartdiploma’s, Stb. 1935, 455).

Article 13

Article 13

  1. The knowledge documents for the issue of an appropriate certificate in order to be able to serve in the function of master or chief mate of ships on near-coastal voyages, is the knowledge document as a skipper-engineer restricted working area and the knowledge document as a mate-engineer officer sea fishery SW 5.

  2. The diplomas for the issue of an appropriate certificate in order to be able to serve in the function of master or mate of ships on near-coastal voyages, are the diploma as a mate home trade, the diploma as a mate coastal towage, the diploma as a mate for the restricted home trade, as well as the diploma sea fishery SW V.

§ 03 Knowledge documents, experience and competencies

§ 3 Knowledge documents, experience and competencies

Article 14

Article 14

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the knowledge document as a higher maritime officer or as a secondary maritime officer entitles the applicant to the Certificate of Competency for all ships for:

  1.  
    1. maritime officer;
    2. watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch; and
    3. chief mate to 3000 GT, if in possession of
      1. the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication, and
      2. has reached the age of 18 years;
    4. watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch, if he has reached the age of 18 years;

  2. chief mate, if, in addition to the provisions in 1, item c, sub i, he is in possession of
    1. the Certificate Radar Navigator;
    2. the Certificate Ship Management-N, and
    3. has a period of sea-going service of two years as a mate or a maritime officer;

  3. second engineer officer, if the applicant has a period of sea-going service of one year;

  4. chief engineer officer, if the applicant is in possession of
    1. the Certificate Ship Management-W, and
    2. has a period of sea-going service of four years as an engineer officer or a maritime officer, of which at least one year as a second engineer officer or a first maritime officer;

  5. first maritime officer, if, in addition to the provisions in 1, item c, sub i, 2, sub i and ii, 4, sub i, the applicant has a period of seagoing service of three years as a maritime officer;

  6. master, if, in addition to the provisions in 1, item c, sub i, 2, sub i and ii, the applicant has a period of sea-going service of four years as a mate or a maritime officer, of which at least one year as a chief mate or a first maritime officer.

Article 15

Article 15

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the knowledge document as a dredger operator-mate, as a watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch for all ships or the certificate as a third mate foreign trade entitles the applicant to the appropriate certificate for all ships for:

  1.  
    1. watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch; and
    2. chief mate to 3000 GT, if he is in possession of
      1. the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication, and
      2. has reached the age of 18 years;

  2. chief mate, if, in addition to the provisions in 1, item b, sub i, he is in possession of
    1. the Certificate Radar Navigator;
    2. the Certificate Ship Management-N, and
    3. has a period of sea-going service of one year as a mate;

  3. master, if, in addition to the provisions in 1, item b, sub i, 2, sub i and ii, he has a period of sea-going service of three years as a mate, or two years as a mate of which at least one year as a chief mate.

Article 16

Article 16

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the knowledge document as a mate-engineer officer small ships entitles the applicant to the Certificate of Competency for:

  1. maritime officer small ships and maritime officer on all contractor material;
  2. chief mate to 3000 GT and chief mate on all contractor material, if in possession of the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication and he has reached the age of 18 years;
  3. second engineer officer to 3000 kW and second engineer officer on all contractor material, if he has reached the age of 18 years;
  4. chief engineer officer to 3000 kW and chief engineer officer on all contractor material, if the applicant has a period of sea-going service of two years;
  5. first maritime officer small ships and first maritime officer on all contractor material, if, in addition to the certificate mentioned in item b, he has a period of sea-going service of two years as a maritime officer;
  6. master to 3000 GT and master on all contractor material, if, in addition to the certificate mentioned in item b, he is in possession of the Certificate Radar Navigator, the Certificate Ship Management-N, as well as a period of sea-going service of two years as a mate or a maritime officer, of which at least one year as a chief mate or a first maritime officer.

Article 17

Article 17

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the knowledge document as a mate to 3000 GT entitles the applicant to the Certificate of Competency for:

  1. chief mate to 3000 GT and chief mate on all contractor material, if he is in possession of the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication and has reached the age of 18 years;
  2. master to 3000 GT and master on all contractor material, if, in addition to the certificate mentioned sub a, the applicant is in possession of the Certificate Radar Navigator, the Certificate Ship Management-N, and has a period of sea-going service of three years as a mate, or two years as a mate, of which at least one year as a chief mate.

Article 18

Article 18

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the knowledge document as a dredger operator-engineer, as a watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch for all ships or the certificate A as an engineer officer entitles the applicant to the Certificate of Competency for all ships for:

  1. watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch, if he has reached the age of 18 years;

  2. second engineer officer, if the applicant has a period of sea-going service of one year;

  3. chief engineer officer, if in possession of
    1. the Certificate Ship Management-W, and
    2. has a period of sea-going service of three years as a engineer officer, of which at least one year in possession of the appropriate certificate as a second engineer officer.

Article 19

Article 19

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the certificate as an engineer entitles the applicant to the Certificate of Competency for:

  1. watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch for all ships;
  2. second engineer officer to 3000 kW and second engineer officer on all contractor material, if he has reached the age of 18 years;
  3. chief engineer officer to 3000 kW and chief engineer officer on all contractor material, if the applicant has a period of sea-going service of two years as an engineer officer of which at least one year in possession of the appropriate certificate as a second engineer officer.

Article 20

Article 20

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the knowledge document as an engineer officer to 3000 kW entitles the applicant to the Certificate of Competency for:

  1. second engineer officer to 3000 kW and second engineer officer on all contractor material, if he has reached the age of 18 years;
  2. chief engineer officer to 3000 kW and chief engineer officer on all contractor material, if the applicant has a period of sea-going service of two years as an engineer officer of which at least one year in possession of the appropriate certificate as a second engineer officer.

Article 21

Article 21

Without prejudice to Article 8, the possession of the knowledge document as a skipper-engineer restricted working area entitles the applicant to the Certificate of Competency for

  1. chief mate on near-coastal voyages, if he is in possession of
    1. the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication, and
    2. has reached the age of 18 years;

  2. master on near-coastal voyages, if, in addition to the provisions in 1.i., the applicant
    1. has reached the age of 20 years, and
    2. has a period of sea-going service of one year,
      when applicable supplemented with the requirements stemming from an agreement with any other state within whose territory the near-coastal voyages take place;

  3. watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch on near-coastal voyages.

Article 22

Article 22

For the issue of a General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication the General Certificate Maritime Radio Communication is required, issued according to the provisions of or pursuant to the Decree Peripheries and Radio Equipment and the age of 18 years.

Article 23

Article 23

For the issue of a Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication with the restriction to the use of VHF/UHF radio communication equipment, the Restricted Certificate Maritime Radio Communication is required, issued according to the provisions of or pursuant to the Decree Peripheries and Radio Equipment and the age of 18 years.

Article 24

Article 24

For the issue of a Certificate as a rating forming part of the navigational watch, the minimum requirements shall be:

  1. the knowledge document as a rating forming part of a navigational watch; or

  2. a written statement of the master that the person involved has successfully proven to comply with the standards of competence as referred to in section A-II/4 of the STCW Code; and
    1. has an experience of at least half a year as a prospective rating in the deck department on sea-going ships;
    2. is in possession of the Certificate Basic Safety Training, and
    3. has reached the age of 16 years.

Article 25

Article 25

For the issue of a Certificate as a rating forming part of an engine room watch, the minimum requirements shall be:

  1. the knowledge document as a rating forming part of an engine room watch; or

  2. a written statement of the chief engineer officer that the person involved has successfully proven to comply with the standards of competence as referred to section A-III/4 of the STCW Code;
    1. has an experience of at least half a year as a prospective rating in the engine room department on sea-going ships;
    2. is in possession of the Certificate Basic Safety Training, and
    3. has reached the age of 16 years.

Article 26

Article 26

Without prejudice to the Articles 14 through 17, the holder of a Certificate of Competency as a master, first maritime officer or chief mate for all ships as well as a master to 3000 GT is in possession of the Certificate Radar Navigator as of 1 February 2002.

Article 27

Article 27


Without prejudice to the Articles 14 through 17, the holder of a Certificate of Competency as a master, first maritime officer, maritime officer, chief mate and watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch all ships, first maritime officer and maritime officer small ships, as well as chief mate to 3000 GT is in possession of the Certificate Advanced Fire Fighting as of 1 February 2002.

Article 28

Article 28

Without prejudice to the Articles 14 through 20, the holder of a Certificate of Competency as a chief engineer officer, second engineer officer or watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch for all ships, as well as a chief engineer officer and second engineer officer to 3000 kW is in possession of the Certificate Advanced Fire Fighting as of 1 February 2002.

§ 04 Service on board special types of ships

§ 4 Additional requirements regarding service on board special types of ships

Article 29 Requirements for tankers

Requirements for tankers

Article 29

  1. Crew members assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on tankers, must meet the following demands:
    1. possession of a Certificate Fire Fighting in addition to the education and training required by Article 87;
    2. at least three months of approved period of sea-going service on tankers; or
    3. completion of an approved tanker familiarization course which at least includes the course programme contained in section A-V1, paragraphs 2 through 7, of the STCW Code;

  2. The Inspector-General may allow a period of sea-going service shorter than that prescribed in paragraph one item b, provided that:
    1. the period of sea-going service is not shorter than one month;
    2. the tanker on which the period of sea-going service has been spent has a gross tonnage of less than 3000;
    3. the duration of each voyage of the tanker during that period is not longer than 72 hours, and
    4. the operational characteristics of the tanker, the number of voyages and the number of loadings and discharges which are dealt with during this period, allow the same level of knowledge and experience to be acquired.
  3. Masters, first maritime officers, chief mates, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers as well as anyone who is directly responsible for the loading, discharging and the care in transit or handling the cargo shall, in addition to meeting the provisions of paragraph one, item b or c, comply with the following:
    1. having experience appropriate to their duties on the type of tanker on which they serve of at least half a year, and
    2. being in possession of a Safety Certificate designated for the type of tanker provided for in Article 71, 72 or 73;

  4. The Inspector-General shall ensure that the relevant annotation is made on the appropriate certificate of masters and officers who comply with paragraph one, two or three.

Article 30 Requirements for passenger ships

Requirements for passenger ships

Article 30

  1. This Article applies to masters, maritime officers, mates, engineer officers and other personnel on board of passenger ships.

  2. Prior to being assigned duties on board of passenger ships, there shall be documentary evidence for the seafarers involved, approved by the Inspector-General, which shows that the seafarers involved successfully completed the education and training required in paragraphs four through eight, in accordance with their capacity, duties and responsibilities.

  3. Seafarers who are required to be trained in accordance with the paragraphs four, seven and eight shall, at intervals not exceeding five years, attend appropriate refresher courses or shall prove that they have served at least one year on board of passenger ships over the past five years.

  4. For personnel on board of passenger ships, designated in the muster list to assist passengers in emergency situations, there shall be evidence that they have completed the training in crowd management, referred to in Article 74.

  5. For masters, maritime officers, mates, engineer officers and other personnel on board of passenger ships assigned specific duties and responsibilities, there shall be evidence that they have completed the familiarization training for the relevant passenger ship, referred to in Article 75.

  6. For personnel on board of passenger ships providing direct service to passengers in the passenger sections, there shall be evidence that they have completed the safety training, referred to in Article 76.

  7. Masters, first maritime officers, chief mates and anyone on board of passenger ships assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking of passengers, the loading, unloading or securing the cargo, shall be in possession of the Certificate Passenger Safety, referred to in Article 77.

  8. Masters, chief mates, first maritime officers, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers and others on board of passenger ships having responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations, shall be in possession of the Certificate Crisis Management and Human Behaviour, referred to in Article 78.

Article 31

Article 31

Instead of the evidences and certificates, mentioned in the Articles 74 through 78, the managing owner can confine to the annotation of the education or training which has been attended by the crew members in the summary which has to be kept up to date pursuant to Article 3, paragraph three, of the Act.

Article 32 Requirements for Ro-Ro passenger ships

Requirements for Ro-Ro passenger ships

Article 32

  1. Contrary to Article 30, this Article shall exclusively apply to the crew members on board of ro-ro passenger ships.

  2. Prior to being assigned shipboard duties on board of ro-ro passenger ships, seafarers shall possess a document which shows that they have successfully completed the education and training, as required by paragraphs four through eight, in accordance with their capacity, duties and responsibilities.

  3. Seafarers who are required to be trained in accordance with paragraphs four, seven and eight, shall, at intervals not exceeding five years, complete appropriate refresher courses or shall prove that they have served at least one year over the past five years on board of ro-ro passenger ships.

  4. Masters, maritime officers, mates, engineer officers and other personnel on board of ro-ro passenger ships designated in the muster list to assist passengers in emergency situations, shall possess the Certificate Crowd Management, referred to in Article 79.

  5. Masters, maritime officers, mates, engineer officers and other personnel on board of ro-ro passenger ships assigned specific duties and responsibilities, there shall be evidence that they have completed the familiarization training for the relevant ro-ro passenger ship, referred to in Article 80.

  6. Personnel on board of ro-ro passenger ships providing direct services to passengers in the passenger sections, there shall be evidence that they have completed the safety training, referred to in Article 81.

  7. Masters, first maritime officers, chief mates and anyone on board of ro-ro passenger ships assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking of passengers, the loading, unloading or securing the cargo or the closing of openings in the hull, shall be in possession of the Certificate Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity, referred to in Article 82.

  8. Masters, chief mates, first maritime officers, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers and anyone on board of ro-ro passenger ships having responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations, shall be in possession of the Certificate Crisis Management and Human Behaviour, referred to in Article 83.

Article 33

Article 33

As a substitute of the evidences and certificates, mentioned in the Articles 79 through 83, it is sufficient if the managing owner enters the education and training of crew members in the review, which he shall keep pursuant to Article 3, paragraph three, of the Act.

§ 05 Service on board ships with a special type of propulsion

§ 5 Additional requirements regarding service on board ships with a special type of propulsion

Article 34 Requirements for steam ships

Requirements for steam ships

Article 34

  1. Engineer officers and maritime officers on board of ships equipped with a steam propulsion installation, with a propulsion power of 3000 kW or more, shall have completed an approved course steam propulsion, referred to in Article 84.

  2. Paragraph one does not apply to holders of the certificate C as an engineer officer or the certificate B as an engineer officer, issued before 1 January 1989.

  3. A knowledge document shall be issued to engineer officers and maritime officers who comply with paragraph one.

  4. The Inspector-General shall ensure that the relevant note is made on the appropriate certificate of engineer officers and maritime officers who comply with this Article.

Article 35 Requirements for high-speed craft

Requirements for high-speed craft

Article 35

Masters, maritime officers, mates and engineer officers on high-speed craft are in possession of a type rating certificate, referred to in Article 85 for the high-speed craft on which they serve.

Article 36 Requirements for sailing ships

Requirements for sailing ships

Article 36

  1. Masters, mates and maritime officers of sailing ships having a length of 40 metres or more are, in addition to the knowledge documents mentioned in Article 11, paragraph one, two or three or diplomas, in possession of the Certificate Deep Sea Sailing, or are in possession of the knowledge document deep sea sailing, mentioned in Article 11, paragraph five.

  2. By Decree of Our Minister requirements will be established regarding the crew of sailing ships having a length of less than 40 metres.

  3. The Inspector-General shall ensure that the relevant note is made on the Certificate of Competency of masters, mates and maritime officers who comply with the first paragraph of this Article.

§ 06 Certificates of Competency of the Dutch Royal Navy

§ 6 Certificates of Competency of the Dutch Royal Navy

Article 37

Art. 37

An appropriate certificate as a watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch for all ships shall be issued to officers and former officers of the Naval Service of the Dutch Royal Navy, who have graduated from the Royal Institute for the Navy and are in possession of the Watchkeeping Standard A, as determined by Our Minister of Defense, who thereafter have been given employment and have served as a watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch for at least one year on operational active war ships, provided this service or part thereof has been obtained within the previous four years, and provided that they are additionally in possession of:

  1. a knowledge document regarding the Dutch and principal international maritime legislation;
  2. a knowledge document regarding the function cargo handling at the level of watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch for all ships, and
  3. the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication.

Article 38

Article 38

  1. An appropriate certificate as a chief mate for all ships shall be issued to
    1. officers and former officers of the Naval Service of the Dutch Royal Navy, with the rank of lieutenant oldest category or higher, who
      1. graduated from the Royal Institute for the Navy;
      2. thereafter have served for at least four years as a watchkeeping officer on operational active war ships, of which at least two years in the rank just mentioned or higher, provided this service or a part thereof has been obtained within the previous four years, and
      3. are in possession of the annotation navigation officer, as well of:
        1. a knowledge document regarding the Dutch and principal international maritime legislation;
        2. a knowledge document regarding the function cargo handling at the level of watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch;
        3. the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication;
        4. the Certificate Radar Navigator;
        5. the Certificate Ship Management-N, and
        6. having a period of sea-going service of at least half a year on merchant ships with a gross tonnage of 3000 or more;
    2. the holder of an appropriate certificate, issued on the basis of Article 37, who is in possession of:
      1. the Certificate Radar Navigator;
      2. the Certificate Ship Management-N, and
      3. having a period of sea-going service of one year.

  2. An appropriate certificate as a chief mate for all sailing ships shall be issued to officers and former officers of the Royal Institute for the Navy, with the rank of lieutenant oldest category or higher, who
  1. graduated from the Royal Institute for the Navy;
  2. thereafter have served for at least four years as a watchkeeping officer on operational active warships, of which at least two years in the rank just mentioned or higher, provided this service or a part thereof has been obtained within the previous four years, and
  3. are in possession of the annotation navigation officer, as well of:
  1. a knowledge document regarding the Dutch and principal international maritime legislation on sea-going sailing ships;
  2. the Certificate Deep Sea Sailing;
  3. the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication;
  4. the Certificate Radar Navigator.

Article 39

Article 39

  1. A Certificate of Competency as a master for all ships is issued to the holder of a competency issued on the basis of Article 38, paragraph one, who has achieved a period of sea-going service of one year as a chief mate.

  2. A Certificate of Competency as a master for all sailing ships is issued to the holder of a competency issued on the basis of Article 38, paragraph two, who has achieved a period of sea-going service of one year as a chief mate on board of sailing ships.

Article 40

Article 40

A Certificate of Competency as a chief mate to 3000 GT shall be issued to petty officers and former petty officers Operational Service of the Dutch Royal Navy, who

  1. are in possession of the Watchkeeping Standard M, as determined by Our Minister of Defense;

  2. have been employed for at least one year and who have served independently on the bridge on operational active war ships, for as much as this experience or a part of it has been obtained within the previous four years, and who are, in addition, in possession of:
    1. a knowledge document regarding the Dutch and principal international maritime legislation;
    2. a knowledge document regarding the function cargo handling at the level of mate to 3000 GT;
    3. the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication;
    4. the Certificate Radar Navigator, and
    5. having a period of sea-going service of at least three months on merchant ships of less than 3000 GT.

Article 41

Article 41

A Certificate of Competency as a master to 3000 GT shall be issued to the holder of an appropriate certificate, issued on the provisions of Article 40, who is in possession of

  1. the Certificate Ship Management-N, and
  2. has a period of sea-going service of one year as a chief mate.

Article 42

Article 42

A Certificate of Competency as a second engineer officer all ships shall be issued to officers and former officers of the Technical Service of the Dutch Royal Navy, who

  1. graduated from the Royal Institute for the Navy, and

  2. thereafter have served for at least one year on operational active war ships, provided this service had been obtained within the previous four years.

Article 43

Article 43

A Certificate of Competency as a chief engineer officer all ships shall be issued to:

  1. officers and former officers of the Technical Service, who
  1. graduated from the Royal Institute for the Navy, and
  2. thereafter have served for at least five years on operational active war ships, provided this service has been obtained within the previous four years, and
  3. are in possession of the Certificate Ship Management-W;

  • the holder of an appropriate certificate issued on the basis of Article 42, who has sea-going service of:
  1. three years as an engineer officer, including at least one year in possession of the Certificate of Competency as a second engineer officer, and
  2. is in possession of the Certificate Ship Management-W.

Article 44

Article 44

A Certificate of Competency as a watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch for all ships and as a second engineer officer to 3000 kW shall be issued to petty officers of the Technical Service Mechanical Engineering or Systems and former petty officers of the Technical Service Mechanical Engineering or Systems of the Dutch Royal Navy, who

  1. have held the rank of corporal or higher, and
  2. have served for at least one year on operational active war ships, provided this service has been obtained within the previous four years.

Article 45

Article 45

A Certificate of Competency as a chief engineer officer to 3000 kW shall be issued to the holder of an appropriate certificate issued on the basis of Article 44, who has a period of sea-going service of two years, of which at least one year in possession of the Certificate of Competency as a second engineer officer.

Article 46

Article 46

Article 8, with the exception of the paragraphs one and seven, equally applies to the acquisition of appropriate certificates by the officers, petty officers and former petty officers who are mentioned in this section.

Article 47

Article 47

As a substitute of the Watchkeeping Standard of the Dutch Royal Navy A or the Watchkeeping Standard of the Dutch Royal Navy M, mentioned in Article 37, respectively Article 40, the applicant of a Certificate of Competency may submit any other document issued by Our Minister of Defence, which shows that the person involved has an equivalent level of knowledge and understanding.

Article 48

Article 48

By Decree of Our Minister, after consultation of Our Minister of Defense, if necessary contrary to the Articles 37 through 47, regulations may be determined in order to obtain appropriate certificates by officers and crew members of the Dutch Royal Navy who serve on board of sea-going ships assigned with coast guard duties.

§ 07 Transitional provisions Certificates of Competency

§ 7 Transitional provisions Certificates of Competency (old style)

Article 49

Article 49

  1. Holders of an endorsement, issued on the basis of Article 119, Ship’s Order 1965, as read before the entry into force of this Order and as shown in column I, are entitled to the qualification with the relevant restrictions as shown in column II of the table below:

    Column IColumn II
    Master all ships
    Master ships < 9000 GT
    Master ships < 6000 GT
    Master ships < 4000 GT
    Master all ships
    Master all ships
    Master all ships
    Master all ships
    Master ships < 2000 GTMaster to 3000 GT
    Chief mate all ships
    Chief mate ships < 9000 GT
    Chief mate ships < 6000 GT
    Chief mate ships < 4000 GT
    Chief mate all ships
    Chief mate all ships
    Chief mate all ships
    Chief mate all ships
    Chief mate ships < 2000 GTChief mate to 3000 GT
    2nd mate all ships
    3rd mate all ships
    2nd mate ships < 9000 GT
    2nd mate ships < 6000 GT
    Officer in charge of a navigational watch ships < 4000 GT
    Mate all ships
    Mate all ships
    Mate all ships
    Mate all ships
    Mate all ships
    First maritime officer all shipsFirst maritime officer all ships
    Chief mate all ships
    Second ship’s engineer officer all ships
    Maritime officer all ships
    Watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch all ships
    Watchkeeping engineer officer in charge of an engineering watch all ships
    Maritime officer all ships
    Chief engineer officer all ships
    Chief engineer officer ships < 8000 kW
    Chief engineer officer ships < 6000 kW
    Chief engineer officer all ships
    Chief engineer officer all ships
    Chief engineer officer all ships
    1st maritime officer ships < 2000 GT/1500 kW

    First maritime officer small ships
    Chief mate to 3000 GT
    Chief engineer officer to 3000 kW

     

    Chief engineer officer ships < 3000 kW
    Chief engineer officer ships < 1500 kW

     

    Chief engineer officer to 3000 kW
    Chief engineer officer to 3000 kW

    2nd engineer officer all ships
    2nd engineer officer ships < 8000 kW
    2nd engineer officer ships < 6000 kW

     

    2nd engineer officer all ships
    2nd engineer officer all ships
    2nd engineer officer all ships

    2nd engineer officer ships < 3000 kW
    2nd engineer officer ships < 1500 kW

     

    2nd engineer officer to 3000 kW
    2nd engineer officer to 3000 kW

    3rd engineer officer all ships
    4th engineer officer all ships

     

    Engineer officer all ships
    Engineer officer all ships
    Skipper-engineer restricted working areaMaster on small ships, restricted to near-coastal voyages

    Radio operator A

     

    Radio operator General
    Radio operator B Radio operator Restricted
    Ship’s technician
    Rating
    Rating
    Rating

  2. In order to obtain a Certificate of Competency as a master, chief mate or chief engineer officer for all ships, the possession of the Certificate Ship Management N or W is not required for the holder of the certificate as a chief mate foreign trade respectively the certificate C as a ship’s engineer officer or documentary evidence that the application course 6000-9000 GT has been completed successfully, nor from who serve as a master or a chief engineer officer before the date of entry into force of this Order.
     

Article 50

Article 50

A Certificate of Competency as a master to 3000 GT shall be issued to: the holder of the certificate as a mate home trade, issued before 3 May 1988, who is in possession of:

  1. the Certificate Radar Navigator, and
  2. the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication.

Article 51

Article 51

A Certificate of Competency as a master on near-coastal voyages is issued to:

  1. the holder of the certificate as a mate coastal towage, issued before the date of the entry into force of this Order;
  2. the holder of the certificate as a mate restricted home trade, issued before 3 May 1988;
  3. the holder of the certificate as a master contractor material with annotation, issued pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item b, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act (Wet op de Zeevaartdiploma’s) in connection with Article 24 of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order (Besluit Zeevaartdiploma’s);
  4. the holder of the knowledge document skipper-engineer restricted working area, issued before the date of the entry into force of this Order, who is in possession of:
    1. the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication, and
    2. has a period of sea-going service of at least two years,
      when applicable supplemented with the requirements stemming from an agreement with another state in whose territory the nearcoastal voyages take place.

Article 52

Article 52

A Certificate of Competency as a chief mate to 3000 GT shall be issued to:

  1. the holder of the certificate as a mate home trade, issued before 3 May 1988, who is in possession of the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication; and
  2. the holder of the certificate as a mate home trade with annotation, issued pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item a, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, in connection with Article 23, beginning and item a, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order, who is in possession of the General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication.

Article 53

Article 53

A Certificate of Competency as a chief mate on near-coastal voyages shall be issued to:

  1. the holder of the certificate as a mate coastal towage or the certificate as a mate restricted home trade, issued before the date of entry into force of this Order, who is in possession of the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication;
  2. the holder of the certificate as a mate/second skipper contractor material with annotation, awarded pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item a, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, in connection with Article 23, beginning and item a, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order, who is in possession of the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication;
  3. the holder of the certificate as a mate/second skipper contractor material with annotation, awarded pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item b, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, in connection with Article 24 of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order, who is in possession of the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication; and
  4. the holder of the knowledge document skipper-engineer restricted working area, issued before the date of the entry into force of this Order, who is in possession of the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication, when applicable supplemented with the requirements stemming from an agreement with another state in whose territory the near-coastal voyages take place.

Article 54

Article 54

A Certificate of Competency as a chief engineer officer to 3000 kW and chief engineer officer on all contractor material shall be issued to: the holder of the Certificate of Competency as an engineer with annotation, issued pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item a of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, in connection with Article 23, beginning and item b, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order, who has a period of sea-going service of two years.

Article 55

Article 55

A Certificate of Competency as a second engineer officer to 3000 kW and second engineer officer on all contractor material shall be issued to:

  1. the holder of the certificate as an engineer with annotation, awarded pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item a, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, in connection with Article 23, beginning and item b, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order;
  2.  the holder of the certificate as an engineer officer, issued pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item b, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, in connection with Article 24 of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order;
  3. the holder of the certificate as an engineer contractor material with annotation, issued pursuant to Article 8, paragraph three, beginning and item b, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, in connection with Article 24 of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Order.
  4. the holder of an exemption from the possession of a certificate as an engineer officer, for the service on board of contractor material, issued on the basis of Article 11 of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act as this Article read before 1 August 1988, provided that on 1 February 2002 he was also in possession of a certificate of adequacy and ability as referred to in Article 119 of the Ships Decree 1965 as read before 1 February 2002.

Article 56

Article 56

A Certificate as a rating shall be issued to: the holder of the Certificate Ship’s Technician, issued by the Inspector-General.

Chapter 04 Professional requirements

Professional requirements

§ 01 General

§ 1 General

Article 57

Article 57

  1. A knowledge document shall be issued by:
    1. an academy funded or assigned on the basis of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (WHW), which has been consulted with regard to the educational and examination regulations for the nautical professions as referred to in Article 5.5 of the WHW;
    2. a college indicated in the Education and Vocational Training Act (WEB), which conducts maritime education and training for which in agreement with Our Minister attainment levels have been determined by the Minister of Education, Cultural Affairs and Science, as referred to in Article 7.2.4 of the WEB; or
    3. an education, training, or examination institute approved by Our Minister.

  2. A certificate shall be issued by the competent authorities of an education, training, examination institute or a certificating institute in the field of personal certification approved by Our Minister.

§ 02 Professional requirements merchant shipping

§ 2 Professional requirements merchant shipping

Article 58

Article 58

For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Higher Maritime Officer or Secondary Maritime Officer,

  1. the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/1, paragraphs 2.4 and 2.5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation II/2, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation III/1, paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation III/2, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation V/1, paragraph 1.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
  • section A-II/1, paragraphs 1 through 6 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-II/2, paragraphs 1 through 7 of the STCW Code, with the exception of the aspects co-ordinate search and rescue operations, establishing watchkeeping arrangements, radar navigation, responding to navigational emergency situations and personnel management;
  • section A-III/1, paragraphs 1 through 8 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-III/2, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 of the STCW Code, with the exception of the aspect personnel management;
  • section A-V/1, paragraphs 2 through 7 of the STCW Code, and

  • the applicant shall have: approved practical training on board of at least one year as part of the education referred to under b, while keeping an approved practical training record book, and has performed bridge watchkeeping duties during this practical training for at least half a year under the supervision of the master, a competent mate or a maritime officer and has completed engine room duty for at least half a year.

Article 59

Article 59

For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Dredger Operator-Mate or Watchkeeping Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch,

  1. the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/1, paragraphs 2.4 and 2.5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation II/2, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation V/1, paragraph 1.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant has successfully taken an examination in order to round off with an education and training course which meets at least:
  • section A-II/1, paragraphs 1 through 6 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-II/2, paragraphs 1 through 7 of the STCW Code, with the exception of the sub-functions co-ordinate search and rescue operations, establishing watchkeeping arrangements, radar navigation, responding to navigational emergency situations and personnel management;
  • section A-V/1, paragraphs 2 through 7 of the STCW Code, and

  • the applicant shall have: approved practical training on board of at least one year as part of the education referred to under b, while keeping an approved practical training record book, and has performed bridge watchkeeping duties during this practical training for at least half a year under the supervision of the master, a qualified mate or maritime officer.

Article 60

Article 60

For the issue of the Knowledge Document Supplement as a Mate Merchant Marine, the applicant is in possession of the Knowledge Document Mate Deep Sea Sailing and

  1. shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/1, paragraphs 2.4 and 2.5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation II/2, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation V/1, paragraph 1.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
  • section A-II/1, paragraphs 1 through 6 of the STCW Code, especially the function handling and stowage of cargo;
  • section A-II/2, paragraphs 1 through 7 of the STCW Code, especially the function cargo handling and with the exception of the sub-functions: co-ordinate search and rescue operations, establishing watchkeeping arrangements, radar navigation, responding to navigational emergency situations and personnel management; and
  • section A-V/1, the paragraphs 2 through 7 of the STCW Code.

Article 61

Article 61

For the issue of a Knowledge Document as a Dredger Operator-Engineer or Watchkeeping Engineer Officer,

  1. the applicant shall comply with
  • Regulation III/1, paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation III/2, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation V/1, paragraph 1.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
  • section A-III/1, paragraphs 1 through 8 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-III/2, the paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 of the STCW Code, with the exception of the sub-function personnel management; and
  • section A-V/1, the paragraphs 2 through 7 of the STCW Code, and

  •  the applicant shall have approved practical training on board of at least half a year service in the engine room, as part of the education referred to under b, while keeping an approved practical training record book.

Article 62

Article 62

For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Mate-Engineer Officer Small Ships,

  1. the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/1, paragraphs 2.4 and 2.5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation II/2, paragraph 4.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation III/1, paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation III/3, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation V/1, paragraph 1.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
  • section A-II/1, paragraphs 1 through 6 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-II/2, paragraphs 1 through 7 of the STCW Code, with the exception of the sub-functions: co-ordinate search and rescue operations, establishing watchkeeping arrangements, radar navigation, responding to navigational emergency situations and personnel management;
  • section A-III/1, paragraphs 1 through 8 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-III/3, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 of the STCW Code, with the exception of the aspect personnel management;
  • section A-V/1, paragraphs 2 through 7 of the STCW Code, and

  • the applicant shall have approved practical training on board of at least one year as part of the education referred to under b, while keeping an approved practical training record book, and has performed bridge watchkeepig duties during this practical training for at least half a year under the supervision of the master, a competent mate or a maritime officer, and has completed engine room duty for at least half a year.

Article 63

Article 63

For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Watchkeeping Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch to 3000 GT,

  1. the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/1, paragraphs 2.4 and 2.5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation II/2, paragraph 4.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation V/1, paragraphs 1.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
  • section A-II/1, paragraphs 1 through 6 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-II/2, paragraphs 1 through 7 of the STCW Code, with the exception of the sub-functions: co-ordinate search and rescue operations, establishing watchkeeping arrangements, radar navigation, responding to navigational emergency situations and personnel management;
  • section A-V/1, paragraphs 2 through 7 of the STCW Code, and

  • the applicant shall have approved practical training on board of at least one year as part of the education referred to under b, while keeping an approved practical training record book, and has performed bridge watchkeeping duties during this practical training under the supervision of the master, a competent mate or a maritime officer.

Article 64

Art. 64
For the issue of the Knowledge Document as an Engineer Officer to 3000 kW

  1. the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation III/1, paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation III/3, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation V/1, paragraph 1.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

Article 65

Article 65

For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Skipper-Engineer Restricted Working area

  1. the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/3, paragraphs 4.2.1, 4.3, 4.4 and 6.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation VI/1 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant shall have passed exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
  • section A-II/3, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 of the STCW Code which do not include the provisions to which is referred in the sections A-VI/2, A-VI/3 and A-VI/3 of the STCW Code;
  • section A-VI/1, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code, and the applicant shall have approved practical training on board of at least half a year as part of the education referred to under b, while keeping an approved practical training record book, and has performed bridge watchkeeping duties during this practical training for at least half a year under the supervision of the master, a competent mate or a maritime officer.

Article 66

Article 66

For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Rating with the restriction to the deck department

  1. the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/4, the paragraphs 2.2.2 and 2.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

  • the applicant shall have passed exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
  • section A-II/4, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the STCW Code;

  • the applicant shall have approved practical training on board as a prospective rating in the deck department of at least two months, as part of the education referred to under b while keeping a practical training record book.

Article 67

Article 67

  1. For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Rating with the restriction to the engine room department
    1. the applicant shall comply with:
      • Regulation III/4, paragraphs 2.2.2 and 2.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;

    2. the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with:
      • section A-III/4, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the STCW Code;

    3. the applicant shall have approved practical training on board as a prospective rating in the engine room of at least two months, as part of the education referred to under b and while keeping a practical training record book.

Article 68

Article 68

For the issue of the Certificate Ship Management-N, the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with: section A-II/2 of the STCW Code, in particular the sub-functions: co-ordinate search and rescue operations, establishing watchkeeping arrangements, bridge resource management, responding to navigational emergency situations and personnel management.

Article 69

Article 69

For the issue of the Certificate Ship Management-W, the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course which at least complies with: section A-III/2 of the STCW Code, in particular the sub-functions: establishing watchkeeping arrangements, engine room resource management, responding to navigational emergency situations and personnel management.

Article 70

Article 70

For the issue of the Certificate Radar Navigator, the applicant shall have passed the exams for an education and training course
approved by our Minister, which complies with:

  • section A-II/2 of the STCW Code and
  • section B-1/12, paragraphs 18 through 35 of the STCW Code.

§ 03 Safety trainings for tankers

§ 3 Professional requirements regarding safety trainings for tankers

Article 71 Oil tankers

Oil tankers

Article 71

For the issue of the Certificate Loading, Discharging Care in Transit or Handling Petroleum and Petroleum Products in Bulk on Board of Oil Tankers

  1. the applicant shall comply with Regulation V/1, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. the applicant shall have a period of sea-going service of at least half a year as an officer in charge of a navigational watch, engineer officer or maritime officer on board of oil tankers or chemical tankers, and
  3. the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training, approved by Our Minister, which complies with section A-V/1, paragraphs 8 through 14 of the STCW Code.

Article 72 Chemical tankers

Chemical tankers

Article 72

For the issue of the Certificate Loading, Discharging Care in Transit or Handling of Chemical Products in Bulk on Board of Chemical Tankers

  1. the applicant shall comply with Regulation V/1, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. the applicant shall have a period of sea-going service of at least half a year as an officer in charge of a navigational watch, engineer officer or maritime officer on board of chemical tankers, or tankers constructed and used for the carriage of petroleum products in bulk, and
  3. the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training, approved by Our Minister, which complies with section A-V/1, paragraphs 15 through 21 of the STCW Code.

Article 73 Liquefied gas tankers

Liquefied gas tankers

Article 73

For the issue of the Certificate Loading, Discharging Care in Transit or Handling of Liquefied or Compressed Gases in Bulk on Board of Liquefied Gas Tankers

  1. the applicant shall comply with Regulation V/1, paragraph 2.2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. the applicant shall have a period of sea-going service of at least half a year as an officer in charge of a navigational watch, engineer officer or maritime officer on board of liquefied gas tankers, and
  3. the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training, approved by Our Minister, which complies with section A-V/1, paragraphs 22 through 34 of the STCW Code.

§ 04 Safety trainings for passenger ships

§ 4 Professional requirements regarding safety trainings for passenger ships

Article 74

Article 74

For the issue of the Certificate Crowd Management in Emergency Situations on Board of Passenger Ships, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/3, paragraph 4 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/3, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.

Article 75

Article 75

For the issue of the Certificate Familiarization Training Passenger Ship/Ships, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/3, paragraph 5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/3, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.

Article 76

Article 76

For the issue of the Certificate Hotel Personnel Passenger Ships, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/3, paragraph 6 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/3, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code.

Article 77

Article 77

For the issue of the Certificate Passenger Safety, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training, approved by Our Minister, which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/3, paragraph 7 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/3, paragraph 4 of the STCW Code.

Article 78

Article 78

For the issue of the Certificate Crisis Management and Human Behaviour, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course, approved by Our Minister, which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/3, paragraph 8 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/3, paragraph 5 of the STCW Code.

§ 05 safety trainings for ro-ro passenger ships

§ 5 Professional requirements regarding safety trainings for ro-ro passenger ships

Article 79

Article 79

For the issue of the Certificate Crowd Management in Emergency Situations on board of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/2, paragraph 4 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/2, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.

Article 80

Article 80

For the issue of the Certificate Familiarization Training Ro-Ro Passenger Ship/Ships, the applicant has successfully completed an education and training course which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/2, paragraph 5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/2, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.

Article 81

Article 81

For the issue of the Certificate Hotel Personnel Ro-Ro Passenger Ships, the applicant shall have successfully completed an instruction and training course which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/2, paragraph 6 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/2, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code.

Article 82

Article 82

For the issue of the Certificate Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course, approved by Our Minister, which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/2, paragraph 7 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/2, paragraph 4 of the STCW Code.

Article 83

Article 83

For the issue of the Certificate Crisis Management and Human Behaviour, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course, approved by Our Minister, which complies with:

  1. Regulation V/2, paragraph 8 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  2. section A-V/2, paragraph 5 of the STCW Code.

§ 06 Professional requirements regarding ships with special types of propulsion

§ 6 Professional requirements regarding ships with special types of propulsion

Article 84 Steam ships

Steam ships

Article 84

For the issue of the Certificate Steam Propulsion, the holder of at least the Knowledge Document as a Watchkeeping Engineer Officer, or at least the certificate A as an engineer officer, shall have successfully completed an instruction and training, approved by Our Minister, which at least complies with: section A-III/1 and section A-III/2 of the STCW Code as regards the function engineer officer, and in particular the subjects steam boilers, steam turbines and safety regulations.

Article 85 High-speed craft

High-speed craft

Art. 85

  1. For the issue of a type rating certificate for service on board of high-speed craft intended or used for the carriage of 36 passengers or more, the holder of at least the Knowledge Document as a Mate in Charge of a Navigational Watch or Watchkeeping Engineer Officer, or the certificate as a third mate foreign trade or the certificate A as an engineer officer has successfully completed an education and training course, recognized by Our Minister, which complies with Regulation 18.3.3 of the High-Speed Craft Code.

  2. For the issue of a type rating certificate for service on board of high-speed craft intended or used for the carriage of less than 36 passengers, the holder of at least the Knowledge Document as a Skipper-Engineer Restricted Area of Activity has successfully completed an education and training course, recognized by Our Minister, which complies with Regulation 18.3.3 of the High-Speed Craft Code.

  3. A type rating certificate has a period of validity of maximally two years. After expiration of the period of validity, the validity of the certificate may repeatedly be extended with a period of maximally two years, provided the person involved shows that he has served for at least half a year during the past two years on board of the high-speed craft mentioned in the certificate.

Article 86 Sailing ships

Sailing ships

Article 86

  1. For the issue of the Certificate Deep Sea Sailing for the service on board of sailing ships having a length of 40 metres or more, the holder of a diploma or knowledge document as referred to in the Articles 58, 59, 62 or 63 shall have successfully completed an instruction and training course, approved by Our Minister, in the subjects ship shapes, materials and rigging, treatment of sailing ships and dynamic stability of sailing ships.

  2. For the issue of the Knowledge Document as a Mate Deep Sea Sailing, the applicant shall comply with:
  • Regulation II/1, paragraphs 2.4 and 2.5 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
  • Regulation II/2, paragraph 4.3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention; and
  • Regulation VI/1 of the Annex to the STCW Convention;
    and the applicant shall have successfully completed an education which at least complies with:
  • Section A-II/1, the paragraphs 1 through 6, of the STCW Code, with the exception of the function handling and stowage of cargo;
  • Section A-II/2, the paragraphs 1 through 7, of the STCW Code, with the exception of the function handling and stowage of cargo, and including the aspects materials and rigging, hull forms, handling of sailing ships and dynamic stability of sailing ships, and the applicant shall have obtained a sailing period of at least one year of which at least one season has been spent on board of sailing ships.

  • By Regulation of Our Minister rules are established with regard to the professional requirements for service on board of sailing ships having a length of less than 40 metres.

§ 07 Professional requirements regarding other safety trainings

§ 7 Professional requirements regarding other safety trainings

Article 87 Basic safety

Basic safety

Article 87

For the issue of the Certificate Basic Safety, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course, approved by Our Minister, which complies with:

  • Regulation VI/1 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  • section A-VI/1, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.

Article 88 Lifeboat man

Lifeboat man

Art. 88

For the issue of the Certificate Lifeboat Man, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course,
approved by Our Minister, which complies with:

  • Regulation VI/2, paragraph 1 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  • section A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 through 4 of the STCW Code.

Article 89 Fast rescue boats

Fast rescue boats

Article 89

For the issue of the Certificate Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats, the applicant shall comply with:

  • Regulation VI/2, paragraph 2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  • the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course, approved by Our Minister, which complies with section A-VI/2, paragraphs 5 through 8 of the STCW Code.

Article 90 Advanced fire fighting

Advanced fire fighting

Article 90

For the issue of the Certificate Advanced Fire Fighting, the applicant shall have successfully completed an education and training course, approved by Our Minister, which complies with:

  • Regulation VI/3 of the Annex to the STCW Convention, and
  • section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code.

§ 08 Professional requirements regarding health care on board of ships

§ 8 Professional requirements regarding health care on board of ships

Article 91

Article 91

  1. For the issue of the Certificate Health Care on Board Ships B, the applicant shall have successfully completed a training course, approved by Our Minister, which complies with Directive 92/29/EG (Minimum requirements regarding safety and health for the promotion of a better medical assistance on board of ships); this course shall at least include:
    1. knowledge of the principles of physiology, of disease symptoms and of the therapy;
    2. elementary knowledge in the field of the preventive health care, including hygiene;
    3. elementary knowledge of prophylactic measures;
    4. practical knowledge of elementary medical acts;
    5. knowledge of patient evacuation methods;
    6. knowledge of the way in which the means for remote medical consultation must be used.

  2. For the issue of a Certificate Health Care on Board Ships O, the applicant shall comply with the provisions of paragraph one, and has completed a practical training in order to acquire practical knowledge of elementary medical acts, as referred to in paragraph one, item d, in the emergency ward of a general hospital during a period to be determined by Decree of Our Minister, or has successfully completed a similar training course which complies with the requirements to be determined by Decree of Our Minister.

  3. For the issue of an extension of the period of validity of the Certificate Health Care on Board Ships B, the applicant shall have successfully completed a refresher course, approved by Our Minister, which includes at least the subparagraphs a through f of paragraph one.

  4. For the issue of an extension of the period of validity of the Certificate Health Care on Board Ships O, the applicant shall comply with the provisions of paragraph three and has completed a practical refresher training in the emergency ward of a general hospital during a period to be determined by a Decree of Our Minister, or has successfully completed a similar training which complies with the requirements to be determined by Decree of Our Minister.

§ 09 Professional requirements regarding ship’s cooks

§ 9 Professional requirements regarding ship’s cooks

Article 92

Article 92

  1. For the issue of the diploma as a ship’s cook the applicant shall have:
    1. successfully completed an education and training course, approved by Our Minister, which at least comprises the following subjects:
      • meal preparation;
      • bread baking;
      • meat treatment;
      • knowledge of nutritional values of foodstuffs;
      • drawing up properly balanced and varied menus;
      • handling and storage of foodstuffs;
      • knowledge of hygiene with regard to the galley;
      • knowledge of administration of provisions;
      • knowledge of foreign measures and weights, and

    2.  having a period of sea-going service of at least half a year in the galley of a sea-going ship.

  2. Contrary to paragraph one, sub a and b, the Inspector-General may issue a diploma as a ship’s cook to an applicant who proves that he was sailing as a ship’s cook on 1 August 1986 or served as such with a shipping company and was employed for at least three years as a ship’s cook with a Dutch sea employer during the period before that, and was 23 years or older on that date.

Article 92a

Article 92a

  1. For the issue of the Certificate Legislation and Official Authority, the applicant has successfully completed an education legislation and official authority, which has been recognized by Our Minister.

  2. This education includes in any case:
    1. knowledge and understanding of the Dutch legislation relating to shipping;
    2. knowledge of the provisions and manuals as regards the performance of official authority on board, as well as skill in its application, and
    3. knowledge of the measures to be taken for securing the ship and skill in acting in ports and at sea as regards safety matters.

Chapter 05 Ship’s articles and the seaman’s book

More specific Regulations regarding the ship’s articles and the seaman’s book

§ 01 The ship’s articles

§ 1 The ship’s articles

Article 93

Article 93

  1. The model of the ship’s articles is determined by Decree of Our Minister.

  2. In addition to the data, mentioned in Article 33 of the law, the following data are entered on the ship’s articles for each crew member:
    1. the place and the day of signing on and the place and the date of signing off;
    2. date of birth;
    3. the number of the seaman’s book;
    4. the name and call sign of the ship;

  3. By Decree of Our Minister may be determined that other data are stated in the ship’s articles.

Article 94

Article 94

  1. Prior to its first departure to sea and subsequently with intervals of not more than twelve months, the ship’s articles will be drawn up.

  2. Of each change in the crew the ship’s articles will be drawn up.

  3. In implementation of the provisions of Article 34, paragraph one, subparagraph d of the law, the master will send the ship’s articles to the managing owner within one week after drawing-up or in the next port.

  4. The managing owner records the date of receipt of the ship’s articles.

  5. The ship’s articles are kept at the office of the managing owner in the Netherlands and are kept at the disposal of the  Inspector-General for the benefit of his supervision.

Article 95

Article 95

The managing owner notifies the Inspector-General in writing each time he has received a drawn-up ship’s articles from the master.

Article 96

Article 96

The managing owner retains the ship’s articles, after it has been replaced or after the period of validity has expired, for a period of three years after the replacement date or the date of validity.

§ 02 The seaman’s book

§ 2 The seaman’s book

Article 097

Article 97

  1. The Inspector-General issues a seaman’s book to the person who complies at application with the requirements of paragraph two.

  2. For the issue of a seaman’s book exclusively qualifies:
    1. the person who proves that a maritime employment contract has been concluded or will be concluded with a managing owner or a sea employer;
    2. the person who proves that he attends an education for a profession for which a Certificate of Competency is required;
    3. the person who belongs to another category of persons, to be designated by Our Minister; or
    4. the person who, according to the Inspector-General, needs the seaman’s book in pursuance of his profession.

Article 098

Article 98

  1. The following documents are submitted on application for a seaman’s book:
    1. a valid passport or other valid certificate of nationality of the holder;
    2. two identical, recent, passport photographs showing a good likeness of the applicant, if possible without head covering, of about 4 cm high and 3 cm wide, such that the portrayal reflects one half of the face for about three quarters and the other half for about one quarter; the passport photographs may not be damaged and they bear the applicant’s name on the back.
    3. a certified copy, issued not longer than 6 months before the application, concerning the necessary data about the applicant from the basic administration of personal particulars of the municipality where the applicant is registered;
    4. the items of evidence, by which is proven that the applicant complies with Article 97;
    5. if necessary supplementary information, needed to include in the seaman’s book the data, referred to in Article 99.

  2. The application is not processed before the costs for the issue of the seaman’s book have been paid.

  3. Instead of the documents mentioned in paragraph one, item a, copies thereof may be submitted, which have been certified by the official of the register office of the municipality where the applicant is registered or by any other authority accepted by the Inspector-General.

  4. Instead of the copy mentioned in paragraph one, item c, the applicant may suffice with documents customary in the country of origin, if his main residence is not in the Netherlands.

  5. The Inspector-General determines the method of issue of the seaman’s book.

Article 099

Article 99

  1. Before issuing the seaman’s book, with the exception of the provisional seaman’s book as referred to in Article 101, paragraph one, sub a, the Inspector-General in any case records the following data in it:
    1. of the holder:
      1°. surname and given names;
      2°. place and date of birth; and
      3°. nationality.
    2. the place and date of issue;
    3.  the expiration date.

  2. Furthermore, the seaman’s book contains:
    1. a passport photograph as referred to in Article 98, paragraph one, item b;
    2. the signature of the holder.

  3. A seaman’s book is only valid if it contains the signature of the holder.

Article 100

Article 100

  1. At the application of a seaman’s book due to loss of the previously issued seaman’s book, the applicant submits, besides the documents mentioned in Article 98, paragraph one, items a and b, a declaration which shows that the applicant has reported the loss of the seaman’s book or other items of evidence concerning the loss.

  2. At the application of a seaman’s book in case of renewal of the seaman’s book, respectively the expiration of the period of validity or the becoming unusable of the seaman’s book, the applicant submits the old, respectively the unusable seaman’s book, as well as two passport photographs as referred to in Article 98, paragraph one, item b.

Article 101

Article 101

  1. Without prejudice to Article 97, paragraph two, a provisional seaman’s book may be issued under the following circumstances:
    1. if the applicant is not able to apply in time for a seaman’s book in the Netherlands;
    2. upon request of the seafarer who attests that he needs the seaman’s book for no longer than three months for his activities on board; or
    3. if, in the opinion of the Inspector-General, it is uncertain whether the applicant will be able to conclude an employment contract with the managing owner or the sea employer.

  2. In the case mentioned in paragraph one, item a, the seaman’s book is completed and issued by the master.

  3. In the cases mentioned in paragraph one, items b and c, the seaman’s book is completed and issued by the Inspector-General.

Article 102

Article 102

The Articles 97, paragraph two, 98 and 99 are equally applicable to the issue of a substitute seaman’s book or a provisional seaman’s book.

Article 103

Article 103

  1. By Decree of Our Minister it is determined which persons, other than the Inspector-General and the master, are qualified to make notes mentioned thereby or alterations in a seaman’s book or a provisional seaman’s book.

  2. A seaman’s book or a provisional seaman’s book, in which a person other than the persons referred to in paragraph one has made the notes mentioned thereby or alterations, is invalid.

  3. The person who has made notes or alterations in a seaman’s book without authorisation, bears the costs for the replacement of that seaman’s book.

Chapter 06 Further regulations regarding medical fitness of seafarers

Further regulations regarding medical fitness of seafarers

Article 104

Article. 104

  1. All crew members on board of Dutch ships shall be provided with a valid certificate of medical fitness of general medical fitness for seafarers.

  2. A crew member in charge of watchkeeping on board has also been provided with a statement that this member complies with the medical requirements concerning eyesight and hearing, as referred to in Article 106, paragraph one, second sentence.

  3. The model for the statements as referred to in paragraphs one and two, is determined by Our Minister.

Article 105

Article 105

  1. For the purpose of issuing a certificate of medical fitness mentioned in Article 104, the crew members are subject to a medical examination for that purpose by a medical practitioner who has been appointed by Our Minister as a medical examiner.

  2. If the medical examiner has doubts about the medical fitness or when a specialist report is required under the medical requirements, as referred to in Article 106, paragraph one, this medical practitioner refers the examined person to a specialist for partial examination.

  3. A certificate of medical fitness for service at sea is issued by a medical examiner who has determined that the examined person meets the medical requirements which apply to this certificate, referred to in Article 106, paragraph one.

  4. If the examined person wants to exercise his rights to be re-examined, he is examined by a medical practitioner appointed pursuant to Article 42, paragraph one, of the Act as an arbitrator.

  5. The medical examinations mentioned in this Order are performed by medical practitioners who are not the medical practitioner or specialist involved in the regular treatment of the examinee.

Article 106

Article 106

  1. By Decree of Our Minister, medical standards are set, which the applicant must meet in order to qualify for each certificate of medical fitness, referred to in Article 104. Besides, the medical requirements as regards eyesight and hearing are also determined for crew members who are in charge of watchkeeping duties.

  2. By Decree of our Minister, the procedures and other provisions are set which must be complied with at each examination, referred to in Article 105.

  3. With the enactment of medical standards it is laid down in respect of which new medical standards an exemption as referred to in Article 44, paragraph two, of the Act may be granted.

  4. Contrary to the paragraph one, the Medical Marine Advisor may grant exemption to an examinee from one of the medical requirements, if, in his opinion, not complying with that particular medical standard has no adverse effect on the safety.

Article 107

Article 107

  1. The validity of a certificate of medical fitness for service at sea, as referred to in Article 104, expires at the end of at least two years after the date of issue thereof.

  2. On medical grounds the medical examiner may issue a certificate of medical fitness for service at sea as referred to in Article 104, paragraph one, for a shorter period than the one mentioned in paragraph one.

  3. The medical examiner may also issue a certificate of medical fitness for service at sea, as referred to in Article 104, for a limited sailing area.

Article 108

Art. 108

  1. The medical examiner may declare the examined person to be temporarily or permanently unfit for service at sea.

  2. The examined person is
    1. temporarily unfit, if he is expected to remain unfit on medical grounds for service at sea for not more than three years;
    2. permanently unfit, if he is expected to remain unfit on medical grounds for service at sea for more than three years.

Article 109

Article 109

The medical examiner who performs the examination shall apply the medical standards referred to in Article 106, paragraph one, the procedures referred to in Article 106, paragraph two, and other requirements and, if applicable, the Articles 108 and 109.

Article 110

Article 110

  1. A general practitioner may request Our Minister to be appointed as a medical examiner. Together with the request a valid evidence of registration as a general practitioner, as referred to in the Health Care Professions Act shall be submitted.

  2. If the request has been made by a general practitioner who practises abroad, the Medical Marine Advisor shall ascertain his professional skill.

  3. Our Minister does not appoint a general practitioner if his independence in relation to employers, employees or their organizations has not been guaranteed, or when his professional skill, practical experience or professional equipment are insufficient in the opinion of the Medical Marine Advisor, coming under Our Minister.

  4. In deciding upon an appointment, Our Minister may take into consideration the number of already appointed doctors and their geographical distribution in relation to regional or local need.

  5. The appointment as medical examiner is issued for a period of not more than five years. After this period, a renewed request for appointment as medical examiner can be submitted; together with this renewed request, the evidence as referred to in paragraph one shall be submitted, unless paragraph two applies.

  6. The appointed general practitioner is obliged to attend post-graduate courses assigned by Our Minister, on the recommendation of the Medical Marine Advisor. The costs for participation are taken care of by the general practitioner involved.

Article 111

Article 111

Our Minister shall withdraw an appointment, on the advice of the Medical Marine Advisor, if it is apparent that the appointed general practitioner or arbitrator:

  1. fails to observe prevailing medical or ethical standards;
  2. repeatedly deviates from the procedures, as referred to in the Articles 105 through 109 or his professional equipment is not sufficient for his task as a medical examiner;
  3. has issued false or falsified certificates;
  4. is no longer registered in the relevant register as a general practitioner;
  5. has been made a ward of court due to a mental disorder;
  6. is otherwise no longer entitled to practise medicine;
  7. g. has made a request to that effect;
  8. when his impartiality in relation to employers, employees or their organizations is no longer guaranteed;
  9. has carried out too little medical examinations in order to keep up his practical ability at the required standard; or
  10. has failed to attend a post-graduate course which has been assigned for him.

Article 112

Article 112

  1. The costs of a medical examination, re-examination, or specialist partial examination as referred to in the Articles 40 and 42 of the Act are taken care of by the managing owner or employer.

  2. Insofar as no managing owner or employer is available, the costs, referred to in paragraph one, are borne by the person who has requested the examination.

  3. The costs of a medical or specialist examination as referred to in Article 23, paragraph two, of the Act are borne by the Government.

  4. The costs of a re-examination or an additional specialist examination, referred to in the Articles 40 and 42 of the Act are covered by the Government, insofar as Our Minister considers it unreasonable that they would be covered by the examinee.

Article 113

Article 113

  1. The Medical Marine Advisor may equate other certificates of medical fitness, issued in accordance with medical standards, which, in his opinion, are at least equivalent to the medical standards laid down pursuant to this Order, with one or more Certificates of Medical Fitness for Service at Sea, issued under this Order.

  2. A certificate of medical fitness as referred to in paragraph one, not issued on the basis of this Order, may not be issued more than two years before its recognition process.

  3. When paragraph one applies, the Medical Marine Advisor issues a certificate of medical fitness, as mentioned in Article 104 of this Order.

Article 114 Cancelled

Article 114
(Cancelled)

Article 115 Cancelled

Article 115
(Cancelled)

Chapter 07 Special provisions for the crew of sea-going ships

Special provisions for the crew of sea-going ships

Article 116

Article 116

  1. Crew members with a designated safety task in the muster list of the ship or having a task with regard to pollution prevention of the sea duties, are in possession of a certificate which shows that they have successfully completed an education and training course «basic safety», as referred to in Article 87, approved by Our Minister, unless they can demonstrate on the basis of a seaman’s book or similar document that they were already employed on board of sea-going ships before 1 August 1998.

  2. For crew members with the function of at least watchkeeping officer in charge of a navigational watch, watchkeeping engineer officer or maritime officer, the valid Certificate of Competency is accepted as the certificate, referred to in paragraph one.

  3. Other crew members, who are not included into the categories mentioned in paragraph one or two, shall, before being appointed to their shipboard duties, receive sufficient information and instructions so that they are able to:
    1. communicate with other persons on board on elementary safety matters, to understand the safety symbols and to know the alarm signals;
    2. know what to do if: someone falls overboard; fire or smoke is detected, the signal ‘fire alarm’ or ‘abandon ship’ is given;
    3. know where the lifejackets are and how to put them on;
    4. give the alarm and to be familiar with the use of portable fire extinguishers;
    5. know what to do in case of an accident before help can be called for;
    6. be able to close and open the fire and watertight doors, with the exception of those for the closure of openings in the hull.

Article 117

Article 117

  1. The master of every ship shall ensure that, before and during the voyage, in accordance with Chapter III/10 of the SOLAS Convention, there is a sufficient number of lifeboatmen on board, who are in possession of the certificate, as referred to in Article 88.

  2. For the purpose of paragraph one, masters, mates and maritime officers are supposed to be in possession of the Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft.

  3. The master of every ship equipped with fast rescue boats shall, before and during the voyage, ensure that every fast rescue boat can be manned by at least two crew members, who are in possession of the Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats as referred to in Article 89.

Article 118

Article 118

  1. The master and the crew member to whom, under the master’s responsibility, the care for the use and management of the medical equipment has been delegated, are in possession of the Certificate Health Care on Board Ships O (unlimited), as referred to in Article 91, paragraph two, or, when a Cargo Ship Safety Certificate or a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate for a restricted sailing area has been issued for the ship which limits it to undertake voyages only in sea area A2, as described in Chapter IV of the SOLAS Convention, of the Certificate Health Care on Board Ships B (limited), as referred to in Article 91, paragraph one.

  2. For the purpose of paragraph one, those in possession of the Knowledge Document as a Maritime Officer, Secondary Maritime Officer, Mate-Ship’s Engineer Officer Small Ships, Dredger Operator-Mate, Mate, Mate Deep Sea Sailing and Mate Short Sea Sailing and the certificate as a third mate foreign trade are considered to be in possession of the Certificate Health Care on Board Ships B.

  3. The persons referred to in paragraph one shall attend a further training course as referred to in Article 91, paragraph three, at least once every five years, which also includes a practical training course, referred to in Article 91, paragraph four, for persons on board ships with a Cargo Ship Safety Certificate or a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate for an unlimited navigation zone.

  4. By Decree of Our Minister, more specific requirements may be laid down for the execution of this Article.

Article 119

Article 119

  1. On a ship which proceeds on an international voyage for a duration of more than three days, with a total complement of one hundred persons or more in whatever function employed into the service for the benefit of the ship, including trainees and pilots, a medical doctor shall be present.

  2. Contrary to the requirements of Article 118, paragraph one, if paragraph one has been met, the possession of the Certificate Health Care on Board Ships B, referred to in Article 91, paragraph one, will be sufficient for the master.

  3. By Decree of Our Minister, with due regard for the provisions of or pursuant to Article 21 of the Act, more specific requirements may be laid down with regard to the qualifications of the medical doctor mentioned in paragraph one.

Article 120

Article 120

  1. On board of a ship of which the prescribed crew consists of more than 9 persons, a certified ship’s cook shall be charged with the preparation of food.

  2. A certified ship’s cook is a person of 18 years or older in possession of a certificate as a ship’s cook, approved by Our Minister, as referred to in Article 92.

  3. Our Minister may approve certificates, issued by competent authorities in other countries pursuant to the Convention regarding the Certificate of Competency as a Ship’s Cook, 1946, as being equivalent to Dutch certificates.

  4. Upon a request of the managing owner, for that purpose, the Inspector-General may grant exemption from the requirements in paragraph one concerning the certification of the ship’s cook, for a certain period, if, in his reasonable opinion, an insufficient number of certified ship’s cooks is available.

  5. Requirements may be attached to the exemption granted as referred to in paragraph four. If the requirements are not observed, the Inspector-General may prematurely withdraw a granted exemption

Article 121

Article 121

  1. On board of a ship that undertakes voyages beyond sea area A1, as described in Chapter IV of the SOLAS Convention, at least one person who can act as an officer in charge of a navigational watch, as referred to in Section A-VIII/2, part one, of the STCW Code, is in possession of a General Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication, issued in accordance with the provisions of or pursuant to the Decree Peripheries and Radio Equipment; on of these persons has been designated by the master as the person responsible for the radio communications during emergencies. All other persons who can act as an officer in charge of a navigational watch are in possession of the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication.

  2. On board of a ship which solely undertakes voyages in sea area A1, at least one person who can act as an officer in charge of a navigational watch is in possession of the Restricted Operator Certificate Maritime Radio Communication, issued in accordance with the provisions of or pursuant to the Decree Peripheries and Radio Equipment.

Article 122

Article 122

The managing owner shall ensure that:

  1. effective communication between all crew members about safety issues is possible. In addition, he must ensure that adequate communication can take place in an efficient way between the ship and the authorities on land, in a common language or in the language of the authorities;
  2. on board passenger ships a working language is determined which is entered in the log;
  3. on board passenger ships crew members, who have been assigned in the muster list to assist passengers in critical situations, shall have adequate communicative capabilities for that purpose and can be clearly distinguished and,
  4. irrespective of the requirements under subparagraph a, the crew members on oil tankers, chemical tankers and liquefied gas tankers are capable to communicate with each other in one or more common working languages.

Article 123

Article 123

  1. The managing owner shall submit to the Inspector-General, a statement in triplicate in which he shall accurately describe, for each paragraph that is relevant to his ship, how he has carried out his obligations pursuant to Article 122.

  2. The Inspector-General shall register the submitted statement, referred to in paragraph one, and sends the managing owner two copies of the statement certified by him as a sign of registration.

  3. The managing owner shall provide the master with one of the two copies of the registered statement, referred to in paragraph two.

  4. The statement, referred to in paragraph one, has a period of validity of five years.

  5. Contrary to paragraph four, for passenger ships the statement as referred to in paragraph one, has a period of validity of one year.

  6. The master shall post the statement, as referred to in paragraph three, in a conspicuous place accessible for everyone.

Article 124

Article 124

By Decree of Our Minister, additional requirements necessary for the implementation of conventions or other decisions of international bodies and related to the requirements of this Order, may be laid down.

Article 124a

Article 124a

By Decree of Our Minister, in implementation of the Ordinance (EC) no. 725/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 31 March 2004 regarding the improvement of the security of sea-going vessels and port facilities (PbEC L 129), more specific rules may be laid down with respect to the education of the required ship security officer.

Chapter 08 Transitional and final regulations

Transitional and final regulations

Article 125

Article 125

The general practitioners and medical specialists for the medical examination of seafarers who were appointed as such at the time of entry into force of this Order, shall remain appointed until the appointment is revoked with due observance of the requirements of this Order.

Article 126

Article 126

The Royal Order of 8 October 1937, to adopt an Order in Council for the execution of Article 2, paragraph three, of the Ship’s Officers Certificates Act, 1935 (Bulletin of Acts, Orders and Decrees n°.456), Bulletin of Acts, Orders and Decrees, 579B is revoked.

Article 127

Article 127

Articles 6 and 10, Chapters III and IV and Article 37a of the Seamen’s Order are cancelled.

Article 128

Article 128

In Article 1, paragraph two of the Medical Examination Order Sailing Permits Inland Waters, ‘Article 31, paragraph one, of the Seamen’s Order’ shall be replaced by ‘Article 40, paragraph one, of the Manning Act’.

Article 129-131

Articles 129-131
[Contains amendments to other regulations]

Article 132

Article 132

This Order enters into force at the moment on which the Chapters 2 and 4 of the Manning Act enter into force.

Article 133

Article 133

This Order is quoted as: Manning Order Merchant Shipping and Sailing.

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