New MIN 498: using yacht sea service towards unlimited certification

MCA-logo-2013-newThe UK MCA has just published a new MIN explaining how sea service obtained on yachts can be used towards unlimited certification.

Please note the following: 

  • This effectively removes the glass ceiling for yacht crew and officers to gain unlimited certification; a change in policy that the MCA announced in 2011.
  • The time required to progress from OOW Unlimited to Chief Mate Unlimited will soon be reduced from 18 months to 12 months. The same applies for those progressing from Chief Mate Unlimited to Master Mariner.
  • The annexes of the MIN contain revised sea service testimonials.

Read MIN 498 in full.

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