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The following procedure applies to seamen who serve on board Sierra Leonean ships for the issuance of certificate of endorsement and seaman books (CDC).
The minimum number of seaman to be on board should be accordance to the Minimum Safe Manning Certificate. The vessel may have more crew members than the Minimum Safe Manning requirements, however all crew members on board must hold Certificate of Endorsement.
COE are not mandatory for Yacht, and non- propelled ships. Nevertheless, copy of certificates of competence for officers on board for these two mentioned ships must be submitted to SLMARAD.
COE is applicable to Fishing VesselS, according to STCW-F 95 (International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995)
For Officers COE is mandatory; for Watchkeeping is optional however proper qualified certificate must be submitted to SLMARAD. Ratings do not need COE.
Master, officers and ratings on board Tankers, Ro-Ro Passenger and Passenger Vessels shall hold Special Training Certificates.
Every ship shall carry 1 GMDSS when is exclusive acting as general operator or should have 2 GMDSS if acting also as officers.
For area A1 ships shall hold at least a Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC). On ships operating in Area A1/A2, A1/A2/A3, and A1/A2/A3/A4 shall hold a GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate (GOC).
On the other hand on board Sierra Leonean vessels of 500 GT and above operating on international voyages, should have on board a Person holding the Ship Security Officer certificate, the person should be designated by the Company as responsible for the security of the ship.
For the issuance of processing Certificate of License/Rating/Endorsement (PROV COE) the following documents should be submitted: