Exemption 22—Marine Safety (Bareboats)

This exemption is for people who work on or who want to work on a domestic commercial vessel without the required certificate of competency.

You do not need to apply to us for this exemption.

You will need to keep your supporting documents on board and ready to be presented to authorities if required.

What this exemption will allow you to do

Exemption 22 exempts a person from the requirement to hold a certificate of competency that would be required for a bareboat operation, including operating a service vessel for a bareboat (owned by the owner of the bareboat) and delivering a bareboat.

To be eligible for Exemption 22, you must:

  • hold a Coxswain Grade 1 NC certificate of competency 
  • be granted approval from AMSA for the bareboat operation. 

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Last Updated: 

27 February 2023