Watchkeeper deck less than 500 gross tonnage
With this certificate you can perform the duties or functions of Watchkeeper deck officer duties on ships less than 500 gross tonnage in any operating area and if endorsed, Watchkeeper deck officer on ships less than 3000 gross tonnage in near coastal waters.
To be eligible for a Watchkeeper deck less than 500 gross tonnage certificate of competency you must meet medical, sea service and course requirements. The requirements depend on whether you are getting a certificate for the first time or revalidating an existing certificate. Each requirement and how to prove that you meet them is explained in these instructions.
These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014, Marine Order 71 (Master and deck officers) 2014, Marine Order 72 (Engineer officers) 2014, Marine Order 73 (Ratings) 2014 and Marine Order 74 (Master and deck officers – yachts) 2015. Please refer to these marine orders for full details of eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.