Chief Engineer (Yacht 2) - Less than 3,000GT and less than 3,000kW

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This MCA Y2 certificate of competency allows the candidate to work as a Chief Engineer on a superyacht of up to 3,000GT and less than 3,000kW, or as a second/third engineer on a larger superyacht.

Note that no further courses are required to obtain a Y1 Chief Engineer CoC (3,000GT and less than (9,000kW).

Before attempting the MCA oral examination, it is strongly recommended that candidates attend an MCA orals examination preparation course.

Standards remain high and the qualifying process is challenging, but demand for competent and knowledgeable superyacht engineers is high and the career rewards are considerable.

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The engineering department is responsible for the yacht’s safety, performance and efficiency. It is their job to maintain the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht, ensure robust maintenance schedules are implemented and troubleshoot problems efficiently.


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