Transitional Provisions Related to the Issuance of Security Certificates of Proficiency End June 30, 2014 - SSB No.: 03/2014

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RDIMS No.: 9326646
Date (Y-M-D): 2014-04-28
Ship Safety Bulletin

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Purpose

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform the stakeholders of the end date of the transitional provisions related to the issuance of the Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties and the Ship Personnel without Designated Security Duties certificates of proficiency.

Scope

This bulletin applies to all seafarers required to hold a Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties or the Ship Personnel without Designated Security Duties certificate of proficiency under the:

  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention;
  • Proposed Regulations Amending the Marine Transportation Security Regulations; and
  • Marine Security Operations Bulletin 2012-002 and its supplement #2013-003.

Background

Under the provisions of the STCW Convention, seafarers were required to hold a Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties or a Ship Personnel without Designated Security Duties certificate of proficiency before January 1st, 2014. To obtain such certificates, a seafarer is required to have completed either a security training course or to have submitted a Transport Canada Testimonial of Security Duties Performed (86-0065E) form to Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security, in addition to meeting all other prescribed requirements.

Due to the late availability of form 86-0065E, masters and authorized representatives did not have sufficient time to prepare the documents for seafarers who were eligible under the transitional provisions to obtain a Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties or a Ship Personnel without Designated Security Duties certificate of proficiency by January 1st, 2014. Consequently, Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security did authorize the issuance of security certificates of proficiency beyond that date.

TC Policy

With this Ship Safety Bulletin, Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security is introducing an end date of June 30th, 2014 for the transitional provisions related to the issuance of the Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties or the Ship Personnel without Designated Security Duties certificate of proficiency.

Note that the date of June 30th, 2014 does not have any effect on the sea service requirements. The requirements to obtain a security certificate of proficiency remain the same.

After June 30th, 2014, all seafarers will need to complete a security training course to obtain a Ship Personnel with Designated Security Duties or a Ship Personnel without Designated Security Duties certificate of proficiency.

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Transitional Provisions Related to the Issuance of Security Certificates of Proficiency End June 30, 2014 (120 KB)

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Keywords:
Questions concerning this bulletin should be addressed to:
  1. Transitional Provisions
  2. Certificate of proficiency
  3. Marine Security
AMSP
Diane Couture
613-990-1524
Transport Canada
Marine Safety
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8

Contact us at: marinesafety-securitemaritime@tc.gc.ca or 1-855-859-3123 (Toll Free).

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