MCA Chief Mate (Yachts less than 3000gt) Qualification & Requirements

Work towards your Chief Mate Certificate of Competency

The Chief Mate is the second in command. As a Chief Mate, talented individuals can expect to progress quickly, and receive good levels of pay, all while working in some of the world’s most stunning locations.


Why Chief Mate (Yachts <3000gt)?

About the course

The Chief Mate (Yachts <3000gt) Certificate of Competency (CoC) is an endorsement of the Officer of the Watch (Yachts <3000gt) CoC. This qualification demonstrates you have the knowledge, skills and experience to work as a Chief Mate.

Before you can apply you must complete a number of MCA Ancillary courses.

Entry requirements

You must also meet the following entry requirements:

Please Note: The above entry requirements are not required to attend the training courses for Chief Mate (Yachts less than 3000gt), however are required to apply for your Notice of Eligibility (NoE) to obtain the endorsement. Full details can be found on the MCA Oral Examination Form MSF 4343.

For full Training and Certification Guidance of the UK requirements of Deck Officers on Large Yachts (over 24m) please refer to MSN 1858.


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