Certificate of Proficiency – Able Seafarer Deck

GUIDELINES FOR CANDIDATES APPLYING FOR CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY – ABLE SEAFARER DECK (COP)

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:-

  • Candidates belonging to Deck department (Ratings – Level 1) can approach CMMI Kochi Chapter Office for submitting their applications for dangerous cargo endorsement from Mondays to Wednesday from 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs.
  • You can download the COP Application form and COP Checklist from below link.
  • No Phone calls need be made to CMMI Kochi FC to check status or other inquiries;.
  • All Candidates must appear in person for submitting the application as well as for collecting the Certificates.
  • Fees applicable should be paid at the office at the time of submission of application as a Demand draft. Fees once paid cannot be reimbursed, if the application is rejected due to eligibility criteria not being met.
  • All relevant original documents are to be produced while submitting the applications for verification purpose.
  • The copies of the certificates has to be attached in the same order as denoted in the checklist.
  • Candidate should ensure that the application form is correctly filled up and all required documents are attached otherwise candidate will be declared ineligible for endorsement.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:-

Category – I

Seafarer is in possession of WKC issued prior 01.Jan.2012 and has completed 12 months (or 18 months without TAR book) of sea service as Watch Keeping Rating between 01.Jan.2007 and 01.Jan.2012

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum twelve months sea service in the deck department (between 01.Jan.2007 and 01.Jan.2012) with completed approved training assessment record book for watch keeping ratings

OR

  • Minimum eighteen months sea service in the deck department (between 01.Jan.2007 and 01.Jan.2012) if without approved training assessment record book for watch keeping ratings

Application should be accompanied by the photocopies of following certificates; all pages should be self attested

  1. INDOS Receipt or Certificate with DGS Prifile.
  2. D. C. (all stamped pages)& Passport (all stamped pages) .
  3. Original Watchkeeping Certificate & 1 copy.
  4. Original Tar Book duly filled and signed.(if only 12 months seatime) issued by Bes Trust.
  5. FPFF or Refresher training in FPFF (only required if FPFF course was done more than five years ago)
  6. EFA
  7. PST or Refresher training in PST (only required if PST course was done more than five years ago)
  8. PSSR
  9. STSDSD
  10. Medical Certificate by approved DGS Doctor taken within the last 12 months.
  11. PSCRB or Refresher training in PSCRB (only required if PSCRBcourse was done more than five years ago)
  12. Contract Copy or Article of Agreement (Indian Owners) , Letter from Company stating sea time and RPSL.
  13. Recent colour Photographs – Passport size – 3 Nos (Clear Picture with light Background)
  14. Applicable fees.

Category – II

Seafarer is in possession of WKC issued on or after 01.Jan.2012 until 31.Dec.2016 and has completed 12 months (or 18 months without TAR book) of sea service as Watch Keeping Rating between 01.Jan.2012 and 31.Dec.2016

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum twelve months sea service in the deck department (between 01.Jan.2012 and 31.Dec.2016) with completed approved training assessment record book for watch keeping ratings

OR

  • Minimum eighteen months sea service in the deck department (between 01.Jan.2012 and 31.Dec.2016) if without approved training assessment record book for watch keeping ratings

Application should be accompanied by the photocopies of following certificates; all pages should be selfattested

  1. INDOS Receipt or Certificate with DGS Profile
  2. Letter issued by the employer / operator of the vessel in original regarding sea service after obtaining the Rating Watch Keeping Certificate mentioning that the candidate meets the standard of competence as specified in section A-II/5 of the STCW code with RPSL No., Postal Address & email address of the recruiting company in India / Owners (for Indian Flag vessels)
  3. D. C. (all stamped pages) & Passport (all stamped pages) .
  4. Original Watchkeeping Certificate & 1 copy.
  5. Original Tar Book duly filled and signed (if only 12 months seatime) issued by BES Trust.
  6. FPFF or Refresher training in FPFF (only required if FPFF course was done more than five years ago)
  7. EFA
  8. PST or Refresher training in PST (only required if PST course was done more than five years ago)
  9. PSSR
  10. STSDSD
  11. PSCRB or Refresher training in PSCRB (only required if PSCRBcourse was done more than five yearsago)
  12. Contract Copy or Article of Agreement (Indian Owners)
  13. Medical Certificate by approved DGS Doctor taken within the last 12 months.
  14. Recent colour Photographs – Passport size – 3 Nos (Clear Picture with light Background)
  15. Applicable fees.

Category – III

Seafarer is in possession of WKC issued on or after 01.Jan.2017 or part of seatime completed after 01.Jan.2017 and has completed 12 months of sea service as Watch Keeping Rating after 01.Jan.2017

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum twelve months sea service in the deck department (after 01.Jan.2017) with completed approved training assessment record book for watch keeping ratings.
  • Incase the sea time is sandwiched between 2016 & 2017-
    • If the 12 months’ service and training endorsed in new TAR book then the training is valid.
    • If the sea service is 6 months with training endorsed in the new TAR book and 12 months before 2017 then the training is valid.
    • In all the cases the validity of the sea service is from the date of issue of the TAR book (No back dating of sea experience accepted)
  • In all cases the sea time requirement for NCV, Coastal and Home trade vessels and vessels less than 500 GRT is as follows-
    • For CoP as AB 18 months’ aggregate sea service with at least 9 months endorsed in new TAR book.
    • For the purpose of assessing sea service in this section the validity is 2/3 of the total sea time to be in par with training on Foreign going ships.
  • In all cases the sea time requirement for service on harbor crafts is a follows-
    • For CoP as AB 24 moths’ with new TAR book.
    • For the purpose of assessing sea service in this section the validity is 1/2 of the total sea time to be in par with training on Foreign going ships.

Documents to be submitted

Application should be accompanied by the photocopies of following certificates. All pages should be self attested

  1. INDOS Receipt or Certificate &dgs profile.
  2. Letter issued by the employer / operator of the vessel in original regarding sea service after obtaining the Rating Watch Keeping Certificate mentioning that the candidate meets the standard of competence as specified in section A-II/5 of the STCW code with RPSL No., Postal Address & email address of the recruiting company in India / Owners (for Indian Flag vessels) Only for Category II & III
  3. D. C. (all stamped pages)& Passport (all stamped pages) .
  4. Original Watchkeeping Certificate & 1 copy
  5. Original Tar Book duly filled and signed (where mandatory) issued by BES Trust.
  6. FPFF or Refresher training in FPFF (only required if FPFF course was done more than five years ago)
  7. EFA
  8. PST or Refresher training in PST (only required if PST course was done more than five years ago)
  9. PSSR
  10. STSDSD
  11. PSCRB or Refresher training in PSCRB (only required if PSCRB course was done more than five years ago)
  12. Contract Copy or Article of Agreement (Indian Owners)
  13. Medical Certificate by approved DGS Doctor taken within the last 12 months.
  14. Recent colour Photographs – Passport size – 3 Nos (Clear Picture with light Background)
  15. Applicable fees.

Important Points

  • Applicant have to produce all the above mentioned certificates in original with valid medical certificate at the time of submission of application and collection of COP
  • Candidate should ensure that form is correctly filled up and all required documents are attached otherwise candidate will be declared ineligible for endorsement.
  • 3 Recent passport size photographs to be submitted along with the application, photo should be taken on a light background. The application will not be accepted if the photograph is not clear or not the correct dimensions.
  • Any Person who makes any false representation or knowingly gives any false information is liable for punishment for cheating section under 182 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code.
  • The FC will assist in paying the Fees via Bharatkosh portal.
  • Candidates are reminded that Fees once paid cannot be reimbursed.
  • Sea time assessment for candidates served on vessels less than 500 GT and/or on coastal or inland vessels will be calculated as per META manual.

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE

After Verification, CMMI Kochi Chapter will issue the COP Certificate earliest on the following Thursdays From 1600 Hrs To 1700 Hrs and on Fridays as applicable provided all the certificate verification’s are completed.

ACCESS TO THE OFFICE:-

The Office is located in the same building (1st Floor) as the Corporation Bank. The nearest Bus Stop is Cochin Shipyard

Address:-

COMPANY OF MASTER MARINERS OF INDIA (CMMI) – KOCHI CHAPTER
FACILITATION CENTRE
60/8 B Mercy Batiment, 1st Floor, Panampilly Nagar,
(Above Corporation Bank) Kochi – 682036, Kerala – India.
Phone: 91-484-4061029; E-mail : info@cmmikochi.com; Website: www.cmmikochi.com

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