Chief Mate (Yachts) - Less than 3,000GT

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This MCA certificate of competency (CoC) allows candidates to work as First Officer (Chief Mate) on superyachts of up to 3,000GT.


Candidates holding an Officer of the Watch (Yachts, less than 3,000GT) CoC do not have to complete any further yacht training modules or sea service in order to obtain a Chief Mate (Yachts, less than 3,000GT) CoC.

Also, there is no additional MCA oral examination to pass as the Chief Mate CoC is simply an endorsement of the Officer of the Watch certificate.


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Under the Captain’s direct management, the deck department is responsible for the safe navigation and operation of the yacht, both at sea and in port.

Members of the deck department are well-trained and experienced mariners, having gained and developed their professional expertise and skills in either the superyacht or the merchant navy sectors.


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