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  1. janliboon

    janliboon New Member

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    good day to all,
    I came from shipping industry and having a 3.6 years sea service. i have marine engineer license and complete certificates for 4th engineer as per STCW. i am asking if can i work on yacht, convert my certificates or need to take the y4 examinations?
  2. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    What is the STCW Number of your Certificate of Competency?
  3. janliboon

    janliboon New Member

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    thank you for the fast reply

    my number in stcw is "regulation/s III/1, V/1, paragraph 1.

    am i typing the correct information your looking for?
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    janliboon New Member

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    maybe this number also E3-00536(XX) as same on my license number issued by the Philippine government


    sorry for my answers for i am not much familiar on certifications
  5. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Write to MCA and ask them what you can get a Cert of Equivalency to.
  6. janliboon

    janliboon New Member

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    thank you for your advice
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    Marmot Senior Member

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    The tanker quals aren't going to help much.

    Whatever you do, avoid getting sucked into the MCA Y program, it is a dead-end scheme. Track your seatime, make sure it is documented by the master and/or management company and keep plugging away at your commercial license.

    As an alternative to the expensive CEC, contact the Red Ensign Group flag authorities (the States that flag of the vast majority of yachts - very few fly a British flag) directly and ask what endorsement they will allow you for yacht service. You may be pleasantly surprised.

    Lecture time: If you are going to hold a professional license it is incumbent on you to learn where it fits into the regulatory scheme that created it. It doesn't look good if you don't understand the limits and meaning of the piece of paper that allows you to work at sea.
  8. janliboon

    janliboon New Member

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    thank you for the details.