Master 500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal

The holder of this certificate may act as Master on board a vessel of not more than 500 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal voyage, as Chief Mate on board a vessel of not more than 3000 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal voyage and as Master of a vessel of any tonnage engaged on a sheltered waters voyage.

This page provides a guide to the examinations required for this certification, and those examinations are further discussed on their respective pages. The requirements for certification for Master 500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal are specified in the Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR 2007/115), s. 126.

Hold a Certificate
(one of)
  • Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

  • Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

  • Watchkeeping Mate

  • Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal.

ExperienceAt least 12 months of sea service as officer in charge of the deck watch, after obtaining a Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate, Watchkeeping Mate certificate, Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate or Chief Mate 500 Gross Tonnage, Domestic certificate, on board one or more vessels of at least 25 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on voyages other than sheltered waters voyages.
Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • MED with respect to STCW basic safety

  • MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats

  • MED in advanced fire fighting

  • MED for senior officers

  • Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act HTML or PDF

  • SEN Level II

  • marine advanced first aid.

Pass examinations

There is an age requirement (20 years old) for this certification.

3 thoughts on “Master 500 Gross Tonnage Near Coastal

  1. Hello, I have my master 150 gt. once I acquire the needed amount of sea time, am I able to go for my 500 tonne license or do i need a watch keeping mate licence first?

    1. You can go straight for the 500 after acquiring the 150, but you have to be on a boat more than 25 tons for qualifying service.

  2. Has anyone heard if the MED for Senior Officers is being replaced, or just dropped from the requirements? Thanks.

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