Coxswain grade 2 near coastal
This domestic qualification lets you command and operate engines of a vessel less than 12 metres not carrying passengers in sheltered waters.
Coxswain grade 2 near coastal is a domestic certificate of competency issued under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013.
What will this certificate allow me to do?
The Coxswain grade 2 near coastal will allow you to command, and operate the engines of, a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts:
- in sheltered waters or within 5 nautical miles from point of departure, shore base or aquaculture lease
- as a tender or auxiliary vessel operating within 3 nautical miles of a parent vessel within the exclusive economic zone.
If you have a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate, you are not allowed to operate a vessel carrying passengers unless you are endorsed to do so.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for a Coxswain grade 2 near coastal certificate you must:
- be at least 16 years old on the certificate issue date
- meet medical, eyesight, sea service and course requirements.
These instructions are summary information only. We make decisions about seafarer certificates under Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency — national law) 2013 and National Standard for Commercial Vessels Part D—Crew competencies. These documents have full details of the eligibility and other requirements for certificate applications.