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									              THE REPUBLIC OF
           THE MARSHALL ISLANDS




            REQUIREMENTS FOR
        MERCHANT MARINE PERSONNEL
              CERTIFICATION


         OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR




12/09                                           MI-118
                                           NOTICE
This document is intended as a guide for shipowners, ship managers and seafarers as to practices
established by the Maritime Administrator. It is not intended to derogate from or substitute for
any requirements of the Maritime Act 1990, as amended, or the Maritime Regulations.

This complimentary printing of the Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification
will not be automatically supplemented, and therefore, may be out of date.

The updated version of this publication may be found on our website, www.register-iri.com, in the
Combined Publications Folder (CPF), MI-300, the CD of which is required to be carried on board every
Marshall Islands vessel.

A copy of the CPF, MI-300, with automatic updating service, may be ordered from:

                                           Publications
                              Office of the Maritime Administrator
                c/o Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Administrators, Inc.
                                  11495 Commerce Park Drive
                                  Reston, VA 20191-1506 USA
                                  Telephone: +1-703-620-4880
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                              Email: publications@register-iri.com
           REQUIREMENTS FOR MERCHANT MARINE PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION
                                   (MI-118)
                               ISSUE AND REVISION HISTORY (IRH)

  Series       Date                                                                 Entered    Entered
                                             Description
              mm/yy                                                                   By      mm/dd/yy
2009 Series   12/09   Updated age references in 7.5.2.8 (page 29), 7.6.2.8 & 7.6.3 M. McConnell 12/10/09
  Rev. 4              (page 31) from 15 to 16; updated form MI-105M in Annex
                      5 (pages 60-61)
2009 Series   04/09   Revised 6.4.2 regarding the second & subsequent issues of   M. McConnell 04/27/09
  Rev. 3              SIRBs (page 24)
2009 Series   03/09   Updated page 2 of forms MI-105 & MI-105E in Annex 1       M. McConnell 03/17/09
  Rev. 2              (pages 47-54) & MI-273 in Annex 6 (pages 61-62); updated
                      item 7 in form MI-273I in Annex 7 (page 62); updated SIRB
                      info in (d) of Fees section in Annex 9 (page 65)
2009 Series   01/09   Updated forms MI-105 & MI-105E in Annex 1 (pages 47-        M. McConnell 01/13/09
  Rev. 1              54)
2007/2008     05/08   Revised 2.6.2 (page 3); updated forms in Annexes 1, 5, 6 & M. McConnell 05/23/08
  Series              7 (pages 47-54, 58-59, 60-61 & 62 respectively); updated
  Rev. 3              Annex 11 (page 68)
2007/2008     03/08   Revised 7.5.3 (page 29); revised fees in Annex 9 (pages 65- M. McConnell 03/31/08
  Series              66); added offices in Annex 11 (page 68)
  Rev. 2
2007/2008     05/07   Revised 2.6.3.3 (page 4); updated form MI-273 in Annex 6 M. McConnell 05/16/07
  Series              (pages 60-61)
  Rev. 1
2007/2008     11/06   Revised 7.6.2.6 & 7.6.2.9 (page 31); updated forms MI-105 M. McConnell 11/27/06
  Series              & MI-105E in Annex 1 (pages 47-54) and item (k) in
                      Annex 9 (page 66) to reflect change in secure delivery fee;
                      updated credit card form in Annex 10 (page 67); revised
                      forms MI-151B in Annex 2 (page 55), MI-105C in Annex 3
                      (page 56), MI-105D in Annex 4 (page 57) & MI-273
                      [combined old forms MI-273 & MI-279] in Annex 6 (pages
                      60-61); added a new Annex 7 (page 62), deleted previous
                      Annex 8 (MI-279) and renumbered previous Annex 7 to
                      Annex 8 and updated forms MI-279A, B, C & D contained
                      therein (pages 63-64); updated credit card form in Annex
                      10 (page 67); updated address for Greek office in Annex 11
                      (page 68); revised 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.2.1, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.8.9.2 &
                      7.13.3.2 to reflect new form MI-273; revised 1.1, 2.1.6,
                      2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.2, 2.5, 3.2.1.1, 4.10.1.1, 5.2.5, 6.3.1 & item
                      (c) in Annex 9 to reflect the renumbering of Maritime
                      Regulations in the revision of the MI-108 dated 11/06;
                      revised TOC to reflect above changes
2005 Series   06/05   Revised forms in Annexes 1 (pages 47-54), 6 (pages 60-62) M. McConnell 06/23/05
  Rev. 1              & 8 (pages 65-66) by replacing previous e-mail address
                      with Seafarers@register-iri.com; updated London office
                      address, phone & fax numbers in Annex 11 (page 70)
  Series       Date                                                                    Entered    Entered
                                              Description
              mm/yy                                                                      By      mm/dd/yy
2005 Series   03/05   Revised 2.8.1 (page 6) & 7.5.2.4 (page 28); updated STCW M. McConnell 03/01/05
                      equivalency list in Annex 1 (page 50) and Annex 12 (page
                      71); updated the credit card form in Annexes 6 (page 61) &
                      10 (page 69)
2004 Series   10/04   Removed Peter Wong’s name from the Regional Marine             M. McConnell 10/25/04
  Rev. 1              Safety Offices Hong Kong listing in Annex 11 (page 70)
2004 Series   12/03   Revised 2.6, 4.6, 4.9.4, 7.7.1, 7.7.2.3, 7.7.5.1, 7.8.7.2 & M. McConnell 12/30/03
                      7.9.1; deleted 4.5.5, 4.8.5 & 5.2.6; added 7.19; updated
                      forms in Annexes 1, 2, 6, 8 & 10; added form MI-105E to
                      Annex 1; revised Annexes 11 & 12; replaced all references
                      to STCW 95 with STCW Convention, 1978, as amended;
                      updated Table of Contents to reflect above changes
2003 Series   12/02   Revised Annex 1 (pages 49 – 52) to reflect change in Part M. McConnell 12/16/02
                      VIII (page 50), item 4 (page 51) and item 10 (page 52) of
                      form MI-105; revised Annex 6 (pages 58 – 60) to reflect
                      the clarification of item 7 (page 58) of form MI-273;
                      revised Annex 9 (pages 65 – 67) to reflect current fee
                      structure; revised Annex 11 (page 68) to reflect change in
                      Greek office numbers; added 2.6.2.3 (page 4); revised 6.2.1
                      (page 25), 6.6 (page 26) and 7.3.1 (page 28)
2002 Series   09/02   Revised Annex 8 (pages 63 – 64) to reflect clarification of    M. McConnell 09/30/02
  Rev. 3              cost per special qualification in form MI-279
2002 Series   04/02   Revised Annex 1 (pages 49 – 52) and Annex 6 (pages 58 – M. McConnell 04/22/02
  Rev. 2              60) to reflect the addition of a designated area for the
                      impression of a thumb print and the addition of e-mailing
                      instructions in forms MI-105 and MI-273; revised Annex 8
                      (pages 63 – 64) to reflect addition of e-mailing instructions
                      in form MI-279; deleted 7.13.4.2 (page 43).
2002 Series   03/02   Revised 2.10.5, 5.1, 5.2.2, Annex 1 and Annex 6 to reflect     M. McConnell 03/20/02
  Rev. 1              change in number & location of photographs for
                      applications; deleted 7.11.4.2 & 7.12.4.2.
2002 Series   01/02   Eliminated references to STCW 1978 Certification
                      throughout entire document as only 1995 Certification is
                      acceptable; deleted Form MI-151A in section 2.6.2 &
                      Annex 2; deleted Form MI-105B in section 2.7.1 & Annex
                      3; revised Form MI-105C in Annex 3; revised Form MI-
                      105D in Annex 4; deleted Forms MI-279E, G & H from
                      section 7.2 & Annex 7; revised Forms MI-105 & MI-279;
                      in section 4.0: deleted paragraph on “Naval or Marine
                      Engineering Degree” & revised paragraphs on Third &
                      Second Assistant Engineers (Steam); eliminated references
                      to radio operator exams throughout entire document as
                      radiotelegraph certification is no longer available; revised
                      Annexes 1, 7, 9 & 13 to reflect above changes; revised
                      TOC to reflect above changes.
  Series       Date                                                                 Entered    Entered
                                             Description
              mm/yy                                                                   By      mm/dd/yy
2001 Series   07/01   Added phrase “Note: MODU certification does not permit
   (T7)               service aboard self-propelled vessels.” to sections 4.5,
                      7.5.2.4 & 7.6.2.5. Revised 6.2.1 & added new section 7.8.1.
                      Updated forms in Annexes 1, 7, 9, 12 & 13. Document
                      reformatted so that each Section begins on an odd-numbered
                      page. TOC updated to reflect additional topic from page 39
                      and repagination. IRH page added to document.
                                   REQUIREMENTS FOR MERCHANT MARINE
                                        PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION

                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0    AUTHORITY ........................................................................................................................... 1

1.1    Issuance of Certificates and Documents ................................................................................ 1

1.2    Establishment of Standards .................................................................................................... 1

1.3    Compliance with the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended ............................................... 1

1.4    Evaluation of Uncategorized Qualifications .......................................................................... 1

2.0    GENERAL ................................................................................................................................ 2

2.1    Definitions ................................................................................................................................. 2

2.2    Officer Certificate Required ................................................................................................... 2

2.3    Period of Validity; Suspension and Revocation of Certificate ............................................. 3

2.4    Surrender of Suspended or Revoked Certificate .................................................................. 3

2.5    Display of Certificate or Temporary Permit ......................................................................... 3

2.6    Form of Application................................................................................................................. 3
       2.6.1 Form MI-105 or MI-105E ............................................................................................. 3
       2.6.2 Certificate of Receipt of Application (“CRA”)............................................................. 3
             .1 Form MI-151B ....................................................................................................... 4
       2.6.3 Urgent Authorizations................................................................................................... 4

2.7    Form of Certificate .................................................................................................................. 4
       2.7.1 STCW Certificates ........................................................................................................ 4
             .1 Form MI-105C....................................................................................................... 4
             .2 Form MI-105D ...................................................................................................... 4
       2.7.2 Format ........................................................................................................................... 5
             .1 Functions ............................................................................................................... 5
             .2 Levels of Responsibility ......................................................................................... 5
       2.7.3 Officer Qualifications for STCW Certification ............................................................ 5

2.8    Fees ............................................................................................................................................ 5
       2.8.1 Schedule ........................................................................................................................ 5
       2.8.2 Payment ........................................................................................................................ 6
                 .1 Checks ................................................................................................................... 6
                 .2 Credit Cards .......................................................................................................... 6
                 .3 Cash ....................................................................................................................... 6
                 .4 Mailing .................................................................................................................. 6

2.9    Fraud, Forgery, Misrepresentation or Attempted Bribery .................................................. 6

2.10   General Requirements for Officer Certificate....................................................................... 7
       2.10.1 Age ................................................................................................................................ 7
       2.10.2 Citizenship .................................................................................................................... 7
       2.10.3 Physical Examination ................................................................................................... 7
              .1 Hearing .................................................................................................................. 7

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               .2 Eyesight ................................................................................................................. 7
               .3 Blood Pressure ...................................................................................................... 7
               .4 Symptoms ............................................................................................................... 8
               .5 Speech .................................................................................................................... 8
       2.10.4 Letter of Recommendation ........................................................................................... 8
       2.10.5 Photograph .................................................................................................................... 8
       2.10.6 Advanced Firefighting .................................................................................................. 8
       2.10.7 Radar Simulator Training ............................................................................................. 8
       2.10.8 GMDSS Certification ................................................................................................... 8
       2.10.9 First Aid Training ......................................................................................................... 8
       2.10.10 Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) Training ........................................................ 9
       2.10.11 Survival Craft/Rescue Boat Training ............................................................................ 9
       2.10.12 Proof of experience ....................................................................................................... 9
       2.10.13 STCW National Certificates ......................................................................................... 9

3.0    CERTIFICATES BASED UPON EQUIVALENT CERTIFICATION ............................... 9

3.1    Persons Who are Eligible ........................................................................................................ 9
       3.1.1 Duly Certificated........................................................................................................... 9
       3.1.2 Acceptable Foreign Certificates .................................................................................... 9
       3.1.3 Equivalent Grade ........................................................................................................ 10
       3.1.4 Experience .................................................................................................................. 10
       3.1.5 Restrictions ................................................................................................................. 10

3.2    Additional Requirements ...................................................................................................... 10
       3.2.1 Proof of Experience .................................................................................................... 10
              .1 Acceptable Documentation .................................................................................. 10
              .2 Originals or Copies ............................................................................................. 10
       3.2.2 Verification of Foreign Certificate.............................................................................. 11

4.0    EXAMINATIONS FOR OFFICER CERTIFICATES ....................................................... 11

4.1    Persons Who are Eligible ...................................................................................................... 11

4.2    Service Requirements for Deck/Navigational Officer Ocean-going Examinations .......... 11
       4.2.1 All Grades ................................................................................................................... 11
       4.2.2 Third Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation) ........................................................ 11
       4.2.3 Second Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation) ..................................................... 11
       4.2.4 Chief Mate .................................................................................................................. 11
       4.2.5 Master ......................................................................................................................... 12
       4.2.6 Certificated Service..................................................................................................... 12
       4.2.7 Ocean-Going ............................................................................................................... 12
       4.2.8 Tonnage ...................................................................................................................... 12

4.3    Service Requirements for Deck/Navigational Officer Near-Coastal Voyage Examinations -
       For Service on Vessels Between 500 and 3000 Gross Tons ................................................. 12
       4.3.1 All Grades ................................................................................................................... 12
       4.3.2 Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation) .................................................................. 12
       4.3.3 Master ......................................................................................................................... 12
       4.3.4 Certificated Service..................................................................................................... 13
       4.3.5 Limitations .................................................................................................................. 13

4.4    Service Requirements for Deck/Navigational Officer Near-Coastal Voyage Examinations -
       For Service on Vessels under 500 Gross Tons ...................................................................... 13
       4.4.1 All Grades ................................................................................................................... 13
       4.4.2 Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation) .................................................................. 13

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       4.4.3      Master ......................................................................................................................... 13
       4.4.4      Certificated Service..................................................................................................... 13
       4.4.5      Limitations .................................................................................................................. 13

4.5    Service Requirements for MODU Deck Officer Examinations - For Mobile Offshore
       Drilling Units (MODUs) ........................................................................................................ 14
       4.5.1 Ballast Control Operator ............................................................................................. 14
       4.5.2 Barge Supervisor......................................................................................................... 14
       4.5.3 Master Offshore Installation Manager ........................................................................ 14
       4.5.4 Service Time ............................................................................................................... 14

4.6    Service Requirements for Engineer Officer Steam and Motor Examinations.................. 15
       4.6.1 All Grades – Motor ..................................................................................................... 15
       4.6.2 Third Assistant Engineer (Officer of the Watch – Engine) ........................................ 15
       4.6.3 Second Assistant Engineer (Officer of the Watch – Engine)...................................... 15
       4.6.4 First Assistant Engineer .............................................................................................. 15
       4.6.5 Chief Engineer ............................................................................................................ 15
       4.6.6 Steam Certificates ....................................................................................................... 15
       4.6.7 Steam and Motor Certificates ..................................................................................... 16
       4.6.8 Service Validity .......................................................................................................... 16

4.7    Service Requirements for Engineer Officer Limited Motor Examinations ...................... 16
       4.7.1 All Grades ................................................................................................................... 16
       4.7.2 Assistant Engineer (Officer of the Watch – Engine or Designated Duty Engineer) ... 16
       4.7.3 Chief Engineer ............................................................................................................ 16

4.8    Service Requirements for MODU Engineer Officer Examination - For Mobile Offshore
       Drilling Units (MODUs) ........................................................................................................ 16
       4.8.1 Assistant Maintenance Supervisor .............................................................................. 16
       4.8.2 Maintenance Supervisor ............................................................................................. 17
       4.8.3 Firefighting ................................................................................................................. 17
       4.8.4 Service Time ............................................................................................................... 17

4.9    Service Requirements for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
       Examination ........................................................................................................................... 17
       4.9.1 Restricted Operator ..................................................................................................... 17
       4.9.2 General Operator......................................................................................................... 17
       4.9.3 Second-Class Radio Electronic Operator.................................................................... 17
       4.9.4 First-Class Radio Electronic Operator ........................................................................ 17
       4.9.5 Application Form ........................................................................................................ 17

4.10   Additional Examination Requirements ............................................................................... 18
       4.10.1 Proof of Experience .................................................................................................... 18
              .1 Acceptable Documentation .................................................................................. 18
              .2 Graduation Certificates ....................................................................................... 18
       4.10.2 Evidence of Foreign Certificate .................................................................................. 18
       4.10.3 Surrender of Old Certificate........................................................................................ 18
       4.10.4 English Language Proficiency .................................................................................... 18
       4.10.5 Translations................................................................................................................. 18

4.11   Application Procedure ........................................................................................................... 19
       4.11.1 How to Apply.............................................................................................................. 19
       4.11.2 Days and Places of Examination................................................................................. 19

4.12   Subject Matter of Examinations ........................................................................................... 19
       4.12.1 Guideline Publications ................................................................................................ 19

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       4.12.2 List of Examination Guidelines .................................................................................. 19

4.13   Conduct of Examinations ...................................................................................................... 19
       4.13.1 Authorized Tables, Publications and Equipment ........................................................ 19
       4.13.2 Unauthorized Persons and Communication Forbidden .............................................. 20
       4.13.3 Personal Conduct ........................................................................................................ 20
       4.13.4 Work Materials ........................................................................................................... 20
       4.13.5 Penalty ........................................................................................................................ 20
       4.13.6 Failure to Complete Examination ............................................................................... 20

4.14   Re-examinations ..................................................................................................................... 20
       4.14.1 Passing Grade ............................................................................................................. 20
       4.14.2 Waiting Period ............................................................................................................ 20
       4.14.3 Refresher Examinations .............................................................................................. 20
       4.14.4 Reviewing Examination Papers .................................................................................. 21

5.0    REPLACEMENT AND RENEWAL OF OFFICER CERTIFICATES ............................ 21

5.1    Replacement of Lost or Destroyed Certificate .................................................................... 21

5.2    Renewal of Certificate ........................................................................................................... 21
       5.2.1 Allowances.................................................................................................................. 21
       5.2.2 Application.................................................................................................................. 21
       5.2.3 Evidence of Professional Competence........................................................................ 21
       5.2.4 Additional Training and Certification ......................................................................... 22
       5.2.5 Expired Certificate Renewal ....................................................................................... 22

6.0    SEAFARER’S IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK, (SIRB) ............................... 22

6.1    General Information .............................................................................................................. 22
       6.1.1 National Requirement ................................................................................................. 22
       6.1.2 Persons Eligible .......................................................................................................... 22
       6.1.3 Fees ............................................................................................................................. 23
       6.1.4 Basic Training Pre-requisite ....................................................................................... 23
             .1 Elements .............................................................................................................. 23
             .2 Option .................................................................................................................. 23
       6.1.5 Passenger Vessels ....................................................................................................... 23

6.2    How to Apply .......................................................................................................................... 23
       6.2.1 Form MI-273............................................................................................................... 23
       6.2.2 Complete Application ................................................................................................. 23
       6.2.3 Physical Examination ................................................................................................. 24

6.3    Uses.......................................................................................................................................... 24
       6.3.1 Identification ............................................................................................................... 24
       6.3.2 Service Time ............................................................................................................... 24

6.4    Period of Validity ................................................................................................................... 24
       6.4.1 First Issue .................................................................................................................... 24
       6.4.2 Second and Subsequent Issues .................................................................................... 24
       6.4.3 Replacement Issues ..................................................................................................... 24

6.5    Replacement ........................................................................................................................... 24
       6.5.1 Filled or Damaged ...................................................................................................... 24
       6.5.2 Stolen, Lost or Destroyed ........................................................................................... 25
       6.5.3 Lost in Mail ................................................................................................................. 25


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6.6    Renewal ................................................................................................................................... 25

7.0    SPECIAL QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATES (SQCs) ................................................... 25

7.1    General Information .............................................................................................................. 25
       7.1.1 Persons Eligible .......................................................................................................... 25
             .1 Watchstanders ..................................................................................................... 25
             .2 Valid Certification ............................................................................................... 25
       7.1.2 Date of Expiry of Special Qualification Certificates .................................................. 25
       7.1.3 Record ......................................................................................................................... 25

7.2    Forms of SQC ......................................................................................................................... 26
       7.2.1 STCW SQCs ............................................................................................................... 26
             .1 Form MI-279A ..................................................................................................... 26
             .2 Form MI-279B ..................................................................................................... 26
             .3 Form MI-279C..................................................................................................... 26
             .4 Form MI-279D .................................................................................................... 26

7.3    How to Apply .......................................................................................................................... 26
       7.3.1 Form MI-273............................................................................................................... 26
       7.3.2 Supporting Documents ............................................................................................... 26
       7.3.3 STCW National Certificates ....................................................................................... 27

7.4    Fees .......................................................................................................................................... 27
       7.4.1 Schedule ...................................................................................................................... 27
       7.4.2 Payment ...................................................................................................................... 27
                 .1 Checks ................................................................................................................. 27
                 .2 Credit Cards ........................................................................................................ 27
                 .3 Cash ..................................................................................................................... 27
                 .4 Mailing ................................................................................................................ 27

7.5    Requirements for Navigational Watch Certification and other Deck Department Ratings
       (Reference: STCW Code Section A-II/4) ............................................................................. 27
       7.5.1 Required Deck/Navigation Ratings ............................................................................ 27
       7.5.2 Service (Seatime) Requirements ................................................................................. 28
              .1 Able Seaman, II/4 (AS) ........................................................................................ 28
              .2 Able Seaman, MODU, 11/4 (ASM) ...................................................................... 28
              .3 Ordinary Seaman, II/4 (OS) ................................................................................ 28
              .4 Ordinary Seaman, MODU, 11/4 (OSM) .............................................................. 28
              .5 Bosun, II/4 (BO) .................................................................................................. 28
              .6 General Purpose-1, II/4, III/4 (GP-1) ................................................................. 28
              .7 General Purpose-2, II/4, III/4 (GP-2) ................................................................. 29
              .8 Junior Ordinary Seaman, or General Purpose-Trainee (JOS or GP-T) ............. 29
              .9 “II/4” .................................................................................................................... 29
       7.5.3 Age Requirements....................................................................................................... 29
       7.5.4 Physical Requirements ................................................................................................ 29
       7.5.5 Examination and Demonstration of Ability ................................................................ 29
       7.5.6 Endorsement Attesting Recognition of a National Certificate.................................... 30
       7.5.7 Revalidation Requirements ......................................................................................... 30

7.6    Requirements For Engine Room Watch Certification and other “Engine Room” Ratings.
       (Reference: STCW Code Section A-III/4) ........................................................................... 30
       7.6.1 Required Engine Room Watchstanding Ratings ......................................................... 30
       7.6.2 Service (Seatime) Requirements ................................................................................. 30
              .1 Oiler/Motorman, III/4 (O/M)............................................................................... 30
              .2 Fireman/Watertender, III/4 (FWT)...................................................................... 30

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                  .3 General Purpose-1, II/4, III/4 (GP-1) ................................................................. 30
                  .4 General Purpose-2, II/4, III/4 (GP-2) ................................................................. 30
                  .5 Oiler, MODU (OILM) ......................................................................................... 31
                  .6 Pumpman (PM) ................................................................................................... 31
                  .7 Electrician (EL) ................................................................................................... 31
                  .8 Wiper or General Purpose Trainee (WIP, GPT) ................................................. 31
                  .9 “III/4” .................................................................................................................. 31
       7.6.3      Age Requirements....................................................................................................... 31
       7.6.4      Physical Requirements ................................................................................................ 31
       7.6.5      Examination and Demonstration of Ability ................................................................ 32
       7.6.6      Endorsement Attesting Recognition of a National Certificate.................................... 32
       7.6.7      Revalidation Requirements ......................................................................................... 32

7.7    Certification for “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats” (Reference: STCW Code
       Section A-VI/2, paras. 1 to 4) ................................................................................................ 32
       7.7.1 Revised Certification .................................................................................................. 32
       7.7.2 General Requirements................................................................................................. 32
               .1 Age and Seatime .................................................................................................. 32
               .2 SIRB ..................................................................................................................... 32
               .3 Hotel Staff ............................................................................................................ 33
       7.7.3 Experience Required ................................................................................................... 33
       7.7.4 Physical Requirements ................................................................................................ 33
       7.7.5 Examination, Written and Practical ............................................................................ 33
       7.7.6 Revalidation Requirements ......................................................................................... 33

7.8    Certification for “Tankerman” (Reference: STCW Reg. V/1, Code Section A-V/1)........ 33
       7.8.1 General Requirements................................................................................................. 33
       7.8.2 Levels of Responsibility ............................................................................................. 34
               .1 Management Level............................................................................................... 34
               .2 Operational Level ................................................................................................ 34
               .3 Support Level ....................................................................................................... 34
       7.8.3 “Person in Charge” or “Assisting” .............................................................................. 34
       7.8.4 Types of Tankerman Certification .............................................................................. 34
               .1 Tankerman (Chemical) ........................................................................................ 34
               .2 Tankerman (Liquefied Gas) ................................................................................. 34
               .3 Tankerman (Oil) .................................................................................................. 34
               .4 Tankerman (Crude Oil Washing/Inert Gas) ........................................................ 34
       7.8.5 General Requirements For All Tankerman Certificates ............................................. 34
               .1 Physical Examination Report .............................................................................. 34
               .2 Firefighting .......................................................................................................... 35
               .3 Specialized Training ............................................................................................ 35
       7.8.6 Sea Service Requirements For Tankerman SQCs....................................................... 35
               .1 Senior Officers ..................................................................................................... 35
               .2 Junior Officers ..................................................................................................... 35
               .3 Ratings ................................................................................................................. 35
               .4 Tankerman (Crude Oil Washing/Inert Gas) ........................................................ 35
       7.8.7 Examination and Demonstration of Ability ................................................................ 36
       7.8.8 Endorsement Attesting Recognition of a National Certificate.................................... 36
       7.8.9 Revalidation Requirements (Reference: STCW Reg. I/11) ....................................... 36
               .1 Firefighting Training ........................................................................................... 36
               .2 Officers ................................................................................................................ 36
               .3 Equivalent Service ............................................................................................... 36

7.9    Certification for “Person In Charge - Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU)” ........... 37
       7.9.1 General Information .................................................................................................... 37
       7.9.2 Experience Required ................................................................................................... 37

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       7.9.3       Physical Fitness Requirements ................................................................................... 37
       7.9.4       Acceptance of Equivalent MODU Certificates For Marshall Islands Certification ... 37
       7.9.5       Revalidation ................................................................................................................ 38

7.10   Certificate of Competence for “Fast Rescue Boats” (Ref. STCW Code Section A-VI/2,
       paras. 5 to 8) ........................................................................................................................... 38
       7.10.1 General Requirements................................................................................................. 38
       7.10.2 Levels of Responsibility ............................................................................................. 38
       7.10.3 Revalidation ................................................................................................................ 39

7.11   Certification for “Advanced Firefighting” (Ref. STCW Code Section A-VI/3) ............... 39
       7.11.1 STCW Requirements .................................................................................................. 39
       7.11.2 Levels of Responsibility ............................................................................................. 39
       7.11.3 Certification ................................................................................................................ 39
       7.11.4 Revalidation ................................................................................................................ 39

7.12   Certification for “Medical First Aid Provider” (Ref. STCW Reg. VI/4, Code Section
       A-VI/4, paras. 1 to 3).............................................................................................................. 39
       7.12.1 STCW Requirements .................................................................................................. 39
       7.12.2 Levels of Responsibility ............................................................................................. 40
       7.12.3 Certification ................................................................................................................ 40
       7.12.4 Revalidation ................................................................................................................ 40

7.13   Certification for “Medical Care Person in Charge” Aboard Ship, (Ref. STCW Reg.
       VI/4, Code Section A-VI/4, paras. 4 to 6) ............................................................................. 40
       7.13.1 STCW Requirement .................................................................................................... 40
       7.13.2 Levels of Responsibility ............................................................................................. 40
       7.13.3 Certification ................................................................................................................ 41
       7.13.4 Revalidation ................................................................................................................ 41
       7.13.5 Ship’s Doctors............................................................................................................. 41

7.14   Certification for “Ro-Ro Passenger Vessel Training” ......................................................... 41
       7.14.1 STCW Regulation V/2 ................................................................................................ 41
       7.14.2 Specific Training at Levels of Responsibility ............................................................. 41
       7.14.3 Documentation of Training ......................................................................................... 42

7.15   Certification for “Passenger Vessel Training” ..................................................................... 42
       7.15.1 STCW Regulation V/3 ................................................................................................ 42
       7.15.2 Lifeboat Crews............................................................................................................ 43
       7.15.3 Responsibility ............................................................................................................. 43
       7.15.4 Documentation of Training ......................................................................................... 43

7.16   Familiarization Training ....................................................................................................... 43
       7.16.1 Requirement ................................................................................................................ 43
       7.16.2 Certification ................................................................................................................ 43

7.17   Certification for “High Speed Craft” ................................................................................... 44
       7.17.1 Certificate.................................................................................................................... 44
       7.17.2 Certification Levels..................................................................................................... 44
       7.17.3 Period of Validity........................................................................................................ 44

7.18   Certification for “Basic Training” ........................................................................................ 44

7.19   Certification for “Ship Security Officer”............................................................................. 44
       7.19.1 Certificate.................................................................................................................... 44
       7.19.2 Documentation of Training ......................................................................................... 44

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8.0    CERTIFICATION BASED ON TRAINING CERTIFICATES ........................................ 45

8.1    General Policy ........................................................................................................................ 45
       8.1.1 Maritime Training Centers.......................................................................................... 45
       8.1.2 Administrations ........................................................................................................... 45


                                                                  ANNEX

Annex 1 -      MI-105, Application for Endorsement of Officer Certificate of Competence
               MI-105E, Application for Original Officer Certificate of Competence
Annex 2 -      MI-151B, Certificate of Receipt of Application (CRA), STCW Convention, 1978, as
               amended
Annex 3 -      MI-105C, Certificate issued under the provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978, as
               amended
Annex 4 -      MI-105D, Endorsement attesting the recognition of a certificate under the provisions of the
               STCW Convention, 1978, as amended
Annex 5 -      MI-105M, Physical Examination Report/Certificate
Annex 6 -      MI-273, Application for Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book and Special
               Qualifications
Annex 7 -      MI-273I, SIRB/SQC Instructions
Annex 8 -      Samples of Special Qualification Certificates
Annex 9 -      Schedule of Fees for ID Books and Special Qualifications
Annex 10 -     Visa, MasterCard or American Express Credit Card Form for Maritime Payments
Annex 11 -     List of CRA Issuing Regional Offices
Annex 12 -     STCW Equivalent Endorsement Certificates
Annex 13 -     Examination Flowchart




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                         REQUIREMENTS FOR MERCHANT MARINE
                              PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION


1.0      AUTHORITY

1.1      Issuance of Certificates and Documents

         The Commissioner and each Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs on behalf of the
         Maritime Administrator are authorized to issue certificates and documents to all merchant
         marine personnel. (See Marshall Islands Maritime Act 1990, as amended, Chapter 1, Section
         109 and Chapter 8, Section 825; and Marshall Islands Maritime Regulations 1.04 and 7.47.)

1.2      Establishment of Standards

         The Commissioner of Maritime Affairs is authorized to establish such standards as are
         necessary and proper for certificating and up-grading of merchant marine personnel and for the
         maintenance of high standards in the Marshall Islands Merchant Marine. (See Marshall Islands
         Maritime Act 1990, Chapter 1, Section 109; Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 1.04.)

1.3      Compliance with the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended

         The standards established pursuant to Item 1.2 above have been revised herein to comply fully
         with the provisions of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and
         Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (hereinafter referred to as “STCW”)

1.4      Evaluation of Uncategorized Qualifications

         In cases where an applicant for a certificate or document has acquired qualifications, service,
         experience and/or training which does not meet these specific requirements, but which in the
         opinion of the applicant is reasonably equivalent thereto, documentary evidence of such
         qualifications, etc., may be submitted to the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Maritime
         Affairs (hereinafter the “DCO”) for evaluation. The decision of the DCO in all such cases shall
         be final.




NOTE: The Marshall Islands Maritime Act 1990, as amended, Maritime Regulations, and Marine
Notices referred to in this document may be found in the Combined Publications Folder (CPF),
MI-300, which is required to be carried aboard each Marshall Islands Flag vessel.




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2.0      GENERAL

2.1      Definitions

         For the purpose of these requirements, the following terms shall have the meanings hereby
         assigned to them:

2.1.1    Master - the person having command of a vessel.

2.1.2    Navigational officer in charge of a watch - any person, other than a pilot, who is for the time
         being actually in charge of the navigation or maneuvering of a vessel.

2.1.3    Chief Engineer - the senior engineer officer responsible for the mechanical propulsion and the
         operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the vessel.

2.1.4    Engineer officer in charge of a watch - any person who is for the time being actually in charge
         of the vessel’s main propulsion system and its associated equipment.

2.1.5    Near Coastal Voyage - a coastwise or inter-island commercial trade service operating within
         the 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Marshall Islands or not more than
         200 nautical miles off the coast of or within the EEZ of another country, as requested.

         It is not intended that ships engaged on “Near Coastal Voyages” should extend their
         operations world-wide, under the premise that they are navigating constantly within the
         limits of designated “Near Coastal Voyages” of neighboring countries. Therefore, officer
         certificates of competency for “Near Coastal Voyages” shall be further limited as to
         geographical sea area of operation

2.1.6    Radio operator - a person holding an appropriate radio Certificate issued under the provisions
         of Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 4.33.6.

2.1.7    Rating - a member of the ship’s crew other than the Master or an officer.

2.1.8    Oil tanker - a ship constructed and used for the carriage of petroleum and petroleum products in
         bulk.

2.1.9    Chemical tanker - a ship constructed or adapted and used for the carriage in bulk of any liquid
         product listed in Chapter 17 of the International Bulk Chemical Code.

2.1.10   Liquefied gas tanker - a ship constructed or adapted and used for the carriage in bulk of any
         liquefied gas or other product listed in Chapter 19 of the International Gas Carrier Code.

2.1.11   Passenger ship - a ship which carries more than 12 passengers.

2.1.12   Ro-ro passenger ship - a passenger ship with ro-ro cargo spaces or special category spaces as
         defined in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended,
         (SOLAS).

2.2      Officer Certificate Required

2.2.1    No person shall perform the duties of Master, navigational officer in charge of a watch, Chief
         Engineer, or engineer officer in charge of a watch of any vessel registered under the provisions
         of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act, unless duly issued a certificate by the DCO. (See
         Marshall Islands Maritime Act, Sections 804 and 805; Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation
         7.38.)

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2.2.2    The operation of every Marshall Islands ship GMDSS station shall be performed only by an
         operator duly issued a certificate by the DCO, as required by Marshall Islands Maritime
         Regulation 4.33.6.

2.2.3    No person shall serve in any capacity higher than that for which he is duly certificated except
         by force majeure, and no person shall be deemed duly certificated unless the DCO has issued
         him an officer certificate of competence. In circumstances of exceptional necessity the DCO
         may issue a temporary permit authorizing service in a capacity for which the person is not duly
         certificated, for a period not to exceed six (6) months. (See Marshall Islands Maritime Act,
         Section 805; Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 7.39.)

2.3      Period of Validity; Suspension and Revocation of Certificate

2.3.1    Each officer certificate shall be valid for a period of five (5) years and shall be subject to
         renewal under the conditions set forth in these requirements.

2.3.2    Any officer certificate may be suspended or revoked at any time by the Commissioner or a
         Deputy Commissioner upon the grounds set forth in Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation
         1.04.4, and in accordance with the procedure set forth in the Rules for Marine Investigations
         and Hearings. (See Marshall Islands Maritime Act, Section 110.)

2.4      Surrender of Suspended or Revoked Certificate

         The holder of an officer certificate which is suspended or revoked shall promptly surrender it as
         directed by the Commissioner or the DCO.

2.5      Display of Certificate or Temporary Permit

         Every officer shall cause his certificate or temporary permit to be displayed in a conspicuous
         location as required by Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 7.47.2(b).

2.6      Form of Application

2.6.1    Form MI-105 or MI-105E

         Each application for an officer certificate shall be submitted on either official Form MI-105 (for
         endorsement) or Form MI-105E (for examination), (see Annex 1), provided by the DCO, and
         shall be accompanied by all necessary proofs, other supporting data and fees prescribed in Item
         2.8 in accordance with these requirements.

2.6.2    Certificate of Receipt of Application (“CRA”)

         When an application for a Marshall Islands endorsement of a Certificate of Competency (CoC)
         is submitted to any Regional Office listed in Annex 11, the applicant may request issuance of a
         Certificate of Receipt of Application (CRA). Applications should be submitted to the office
         nearest the applicant’s place of residence. If the application (with attachments) and proof of
         foreign certificate are in order, the applicant will promptly be issued a CRA as follows:




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         .1   Form MI-151B

              Each officer certificate applicant that qualifies, based on recognition of a national
              certificate under the provisions of STCW regulation I/10, will be issued a CRA on Form
              MI-151B as indicated in Annex 2. These CRAs will be issued by facsimile to the person
              or office that has filed the application unless the application is presented in person, in
              which case the CRA will be issued directly to the applicant.

         .2   While holding this CRA in conjunction with a valid National Certificate of Competency,
              the applicant may serve aboard Marshall Islands Flag vessels for a period up to 90 days
              while their application for a Marshall Islands endorsement Certificate is being processed.

         .3   CRAs shall only be issued after a completed and signed application, MI-105, with all
              required supporting documents, has been received.

2.6.3    Urgent Authorizations

         .1   In cases of extreme urgency when time or proximity makes obtaining a CRA impractical,
              an Urgent Authorization for an Officer to serve on the assignment of an Officer
              Certificate Number may be obtained upon payment of the appropriate fee as indicated in
              Annex 9(h). Urgent Authorizations are only valid for a maximum period of 90 days.

         .2   Urgent Authorizations may only be issued by Seafarers’ Documentation in Reston,
              Virginia, USA, after receipt and approval of a valid copy of a Certificate of Competency
              issued by a National Authority on the approved list in Annex 12.

         3.   When an applicant is given an Urgent Authorization, they should submit a completed MI-
              105 application form, along with all required supporting documents, within fifteen (15)
              calendar days from the date the Authorization was issued. If the MI-105 application is
              NOT received within thirty (30) calendar days, the Urgent Authorization could be
              invalidated.

2.7      Form of Certificate

2.7.1    STCW Certificates

         Each applicant for an officer certificate who qualifies under the provisions of STCW, will be
         issued a certificate on either:

         .1   Form MI-105C

              This form is for officers qualifying based on Marshall Islands examination; renewals of
              existing Marshall Islands certificates; and based on evaluation of a country’s national
              system found in compliance with the STCW, but cannot or has not ratified this
              convention (Annex 3), or

         .2   Form MI-105D

              This form is for officers qualifying based on recognition of a national certificate (Annex
              4).

         .3   Both certificates state that the officer has been found duly qualified in accordance with
              the provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended, and in the format prescribed
              by STCW.


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2.7.2    Format

         Both STCW Certificates specify the “functions” the officer has qualified for and at which “level
         of responsibility” as follows:

         .1     Functions

                The abilities specified in the standards of competence are grouped as appropriate under
                the following seven functions:

                .1   Navigation
                .2   Cargo handling and stowage
                .3   Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board
                .4   Marine engineering
                .5   Electrical, electronic and control engineering
                .6   Maintenance and repair
                .7   Radiocommunications

         .2     Levels of Responsibility

                At the following levels of responsibility:

                .1     Management level -

                        Master, Chief Mate,
                        Chief Engineer,
                        First Assistant Engineer

                .2     Operational level –

                       Second Mate, Third Mate, Mate
                       Second Assistant Engineer,
                       Third Assistant Engineer,
                       Assistant Engineer,
                       Radio Operator

2.7.3    Officer Qualifications for STCW Certification

         .1     Each Deck/Navigational Officer must qualify in functions 1, 2 and 3 (deck). A
                Deck/Navigational Officer may then qualify in the additional functions of 3 (engineer), 4,
                5, 6, and 7.

         .2     Each engineer officer must qualify in functions 3 (engineer), 4, 5, and 6. An engineer
                officer may then qualify in the additional functions of 1, 2, and 3 (deck).

         .3     A radio operator must qualify in function 7.

2.8      Fees

2.8.1    Schedule

         Any applicant for a certificate or other document must remit the required fee in accordance
         with the schedule in Annex 9. Should secured delivery of certificates by courier service be
         required, a fixed fee of US$5 per certificate must also be remitted.


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2.8.2    Payment

         .1    Checks

               All fees remitted by check or money order shall be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U. S. bank
               or the U. S. branch of an international bank and made payable to “The Trust Company of
               the Marshall Islands, Inc.”

         .2    Credit Cards

               The fees may also be paid by MasterCard or VISA. Payment by credit card, however,
               must be made by the use of the payment form provided as Annex 10 to this Publication,
               which may be photocopied.

         .3    Cash

               Candidates must not remit fees in cash.

         .4    Mailing

               Send check or credit card information with the appropriate application or applications.
               When not applying in person, the application(s) with payment should be sent by
               registered mail.

2.9      Fraud, Forgery, Misrepresentation or Attempted Bribery

2.9.1    Any person who submits a fraudulent application for a Marshall Islands Certificate, or
         Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book, or who makes misrepresentations in or in
         connection with an application, or who attempts to bribe or subvert any person charged with the
         approval of applications and/or conduct of examinations, shall be denied his application and
         shall forfeit any application fees paid, and in addition to any criminal penalties shall be
         forbidden to reapply for a period of not less than two (2) years.

2.9.2    Each individual applicant who willfully misstates a material fact or offers forged, altered,
         fraudulent or fraudulently-obtained documentation of qualification in connection with an
         application for a Marshall Islands Certificate, or Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book will
         in addition to any criminal penalties be subject to an administrative penalty of US$500 and may
         be barred from holding any Marshall Islands Certificate, or Seafarer’s Identification and Record
         Book until two (2) years after such penalty is remitted in full.

2.9.3    Any shipowner or agent who submits on behalf of an applicant an application for a Marshall
         Islands Certificate, or Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book, which application contains a
         willful misstatement of fact or references a document which is forged, altered, fraudulent or
         fraudulently-obtained, the truth or genuineness of which is capable of being determined by the
         submitting party, will be subject to an administrative penalty of US$500 for each such
         application. Further submissions from such source may be barred until two (2) years after such
         penalty is remitted in full. (See also Marshall Islands Maritime Act, Sections 806 and 824.)




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2.10       General Requirements for Officer Certificate

2.10.1     Age

           No certificate shall be issued to any person under 18 years of age. No certificate in the grade of
           Second Mate, Second Assistant Engineer or higher shall be issued to any person under 21 years
           of age. A candidate shall be required to submit satisfactory proof of age by means of a
           passport, birth certificate, certificate of naturalization or other acceptable proof of birth date.

2.10.2     Citizenship

           A candidate for any certificate may be of any nationality and need not be a citizen or resident of
           the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

2.10.3     Physical Examination

           .1    Every candidate for a Certificate shall be required to submit satisfactory evidence of a
                 physical examination completed within the 12 months immediately preceding
                 application. The report of examination shall establish that the candidate is in good
                 physical condition and in possession of all body faculties necessary to fulfill the
                 requirements of the seafaring profession. The report and certificate of physical
                 examination is to be completed either on the official Physical Examination
                 Report/Certificate Form MI-105M, (see Annex 5), or on the official form of a country
                 which is party to ILO Convention No. 73 on Medical Examination of Seafarers. The
                 report, which must be signed by both the medical examiner and examinee, shall
                 specifically indicate that the candidate was examined as to hearing, vision and general
                 physical and mental condition. The following minimum requirements shall apply:

                 a. Hearing

                 Every candidate must have hearing unimpaired for normal sounds and be capable of
                 hearing a whispered voice in the better ear at 15 feet (4.57m) and in the poorer ear at five
                 (5) feet (1.52 m).

                 b. Eyesight

                 Deck/Navigational Officer - A candidate must have (either with or without glasses) at
                 least 20/20 (1.00)1 vision in one eye and at least 20/40 (0.50) in the other. If the
                 candidate wears glasses, he must have vision without glasses of at least 20/160 (0.13) in
                 both eyes. The candidate must also have normal color perception, and be capable of
                 distinguishing the colors red, green, blue and yellow.

                 Engineer or Radio Officer - A candidate must have (either with or without glasses) at
                 least 20/30 (0.63) vision in one eye and at least 20/50 (0.40) in the other. If the candidate
                 wears glasses, he must have vision without glasses of at least 20/200 (0.10) in both eyes.
                 An engineer or radio officer candidate shall be examined only as to perception of the
                 colors red, yellow and green.


                 c. Blood Pressure

                 A candidate’s blood pressure must fall within a range average for their age.


1 Numbers related to eyesight contained in parentheses are equivalents measured utilizing the decimal visual acuity
scale.

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               d. Symptoms

               A candidate exhibiting symptoms likely to indicate any of the following diseases or
               conditions shall be prima facie disqualified: epilepsy, acute mental illness or other lack of
               mental capacity or stability, tuberculosis, acute venereal disease or neurosyphilis, AIDS,
               abuse of alcohol, and/or the use of narcotic substances whether or not prescribed by a
               physician.

               e. Speech

               A deck/navigational or radio officer candidate must have speech unimpaired for normal
               voice communication.

         .2    Revocation

               Willful concealment by a candidate of any medical history or mental or physical
               disability which might render him unfit for service, shall be cause for the immediate
               revocation of any certificate which may have been issued to him.

2.10.4   Letter of Recommendation

         Every candidate for a certificate shall be required to submit at least one letter of
         recommendation as to his character, sobriety, experience and competence. This letter shall be
         obtained from the candidate’s most recent Master or employer. Such letter is not required for
         the renewal or upgrade of an existing Marshall Islands Certificate.

2.10.5   Photograph

         Every candidate for a Certificate shall submit one (1) passport-size photograph of himself,
         taken within the 12 months preceding the date of application. The photograph must show a
         facial front view of the applicant, and be 1¾” x 1¾” (45mm x 45mm) in size; the photographs
         may be black and white, but color is preferred.

2.10.6   Advanced Firefighting

         Every candidate for a Master or Mate’s certificate, or an engineer officer certificate for service
         on vessels of over 750 kW propulsion power must submit proof of completion of an advanced
         marine firefighting course approved by the DCO.

2.10.7   Radar Simulator Training

         Every candidate for a Master or Mate’s certificate must submit proof of completion of a marine
         radar simulator course approved by the DCO.

2.10.8   GMDSS Certification

         Every candidate for a Third Mate/Second Mate/Mate’s certificate must hold GMDSS
         certification. Application for GMDSS Certification is to be made on official Form MI-105,
         Application for Officer Certificate of Competence.

2.10.9   First Aid Training

         Every candidate for a Second Mate/Third Mate’s certificate on vessels over 500 gross tons;
         every candidate for a Master/Mate’s certificate on vessels less than 500 gross tons and every
         candidate for an engineer officer’s certificate serving on vessels of over 750 kW propulsion
         power must complete first aid training.

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2.10.10   Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) Training

          Every candidate for a Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Mate’s certificate must
          complete Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) training.

2.10.11   Survival Craft/Rescue Boat Training

          Every candidate for a Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Mate’s certificate and
          every candidate for an engineer officer’s certificate on vessels of over 750 kW propulsion
          power must complete “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats” training.

2.10.12   Proof of experience

          Every candidate for a Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Mate’s certificate and
          every candidate for an engineer officer’s certificate on vessels of over 750 kW propulsion
          power must document the required sea service as specified in Part 4.0.

2.10.13   STCW National Certificates

          An applicant who is certificated by a foreign government whose certification system is
          acceptable to the DCO and whose national certificate of competence bears the endorsement
          specified by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and
          Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW), will not be required to document sea
          service, nautical training or physical examination as specified under this Part, provided the
          national certificate is issued within 1 year of application for a Marshall Islands certificate. If
          the national certificate is valid, but is not issued within 1 year of application for a Marshall
          Islands certificate, the applicant must submit a physical examination taken within 1 year of
          application for the Marshall Islands certificate and document 1 year’s recency of sea service
          within the last 5 years.

3.0       CERTIFICATES BASED UPON EQUIVALENT CERTIFICATION

3.1       Persons Who are Eligible

3.1.1     Duly Certificated

          An applicant who is eligible in all other respects may be issued an endorsement certificate
          without further examination, provided he is currently duly certificated by a foreign government
          whose certification system is in compliance with STCW, and is acceptable to the DCO.

3.1.2     Acceptable Foreign Certificates

          .1    No foreign certificate shall be accepted as the basis for obtaining a Marshall Islands
                Endorsement Certificate unless it is proved that such foreign certificate was obtained in
                full compliance with the rules and regulations of the issuing government, including
                successful completion of a comprehensive examination administered by the proper
                authority of said government.

          .2    Such foreign certificate must be current and valid in all respects, contain the specified
                STCW Convention endorsement and will not be accepted if revoked, expired, altered,
                illegible or otherwise indicative of non-validity.

          .3    See Annex 12 for a list of DCO recognized National Certificates based on those countries
                which have been placed on the International Maritime Organization’s “Report” of

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               acceptable countries in compliance with the provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978,
               as amended.

3.1.3    Equivalent Grade

         The DCO may decline to accept a foreign certificate as determinative of the holder’s eligibility
         for a Marshall Islands Endorsement Certificate in the same grade and capacity, if the standards
         and requirements for obtaining such foreign certificate are lower than those prescribed by the
         DCO for issuance of a certificate of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by examination; or the
         DCO may determine that such foreign certificate is equivalent to a lower grade of Marshall
         Islands Endorsement Certificate.

3.1.4    Experience

         A foreign certificate which authorizes the holder to serve in more than one grade will be
         considered equivalent to that Marshall Islands Endorsement Certificate grade which reflects the
         applicant’s actual experience.

3.1.5    Restrictions

         Any endorsement certificate issued upon a foreign equivalent may be similarly limited as to any
         restriction which is applicable to such foreign certificate, depending upon the applicant’s actual
         experience.

3.2      Additional Requirements

3.2.1    Proof of Experience

         Each applicant for an endorsement certificate without further examination, in addition to
         complying with the general requirements of Item 2.10 above, must prove at least one (1) year
         of total actual sea service during the five (5) years immediately preceding the date of
         application. An applicant who is certificated by a foreign government whose licensing system
         is acceptable to the DCO and whose national license bears the endorsement specified by the
         International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for
         Seafarers, 1978, as amended will not be required to document sea service and/or nautical
         training as specified under Part 4.0 - Examinations For Certificate.

         .1    Acceptable Documentation

               Seafarer’s books, certificates of service, forms of discharge and other documents
               certifying the amount and character of experience, and identifying the vessels on which
               served, shall be examined as to their authenticity and any indication of unauthorized
               alteration or other invalidity shall render such documents unacceptable. Normally, proof
               of sea service can be satisfactorily established by providing a copy of the applicant’s
               official Seafarer’s (discharge) book. For certification of service aboard Marshall Islands
               vessels, the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant’s Marshall Islands Seafarer’s
               Identification and Record Book, MI-272, or a certificate of service in accordance with
               Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 7.47.3.

         .2    Originals or Copies

               An applicant who files in person may exhibit original proofs of service or experience; all
               others must submit copies of their discharge books or certificates of service in lieu of the
               original documents. When original documents are submitted they will be returned by the
               DCO.

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3.2.2    Verification of Foreign Certificate

         .1    A person applying for an endorsement certificate without further examination is required
               to submit with his application proof of his foreign certificate. Such proof may be the
               original foreign certificate, an official duplicate, or a certified copy.

         .2    Applicants should be aware that all such certificates are subject to verification by the
               DCO with the relevant authority of the country of issue in accordance with STCW Reg.
               I/10. Any certificate determined to have been obtained through fraudulent means will be
               confiscated and returned to the implied country of issue.

4.0      EXAMINATIONS FOR OFFICER CERTIFICATES

4.1      Persons Who are Eligible

         A person who is not certificated or who desires to raise in grade any certificate presently held
         by him may apply to sit for an examination in the appropriate grade, provided such person is
         otherwise eligible in accordance with these requirements.

4.2      Service Requirements for Deck/Navigational Officer Ocean-going Examinations

4.2.1    All Grades

         Service shall have been aboard ocean-going steam or motor vessels of 3,000 gross tons or over.
         At least one year of the total service required shall have been within 5 years preceding the date
         of application.

4.2.2    Third Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation)

         At least three (3) years of service in the deck department, which includes bridge watchkeeping
         duties as able seaman, quartermaster, boatswain or apprentice officer under the supervision of
         the Master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six (6) months; or graduation from
         a recognized naval or nautical school whose program and standards of training are in
         accordance with STCW. Full or partial credit for attendance at such naval or nautical school
         may be allowed, up to a maximum of two (2) years, according to the period and nature of
         training received. On board training must be recorded in an approved training record book
         such as those available from the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and the International
         Maritime Organization (IMO) which are currently approved for use by the DCO.

4.2.3    Second Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation)

         While holding a Marshall Islands Certificate as Third Mate, or a foreign certificate in
         equivalent grade, at least one (1) year of service as Third Mate.

4.2.4    Chief Mate

         While holding a Marshall Islands Certificate as Second Mate, or a foreign certificate in
         equivalent grade:

         .1    at least one (1) year of service as Second Mate; or

         .2    at least two (2) years of service as Third Mate.



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4.2.5    Master

         While holding a Marshall Islands Certificate as Chief Mate, or a foreign certificate in
         equivalent grade:

         .1    at least one (1) year of service as Chief Mate; or

         .2    at least two (2) years of service as Second Mate.

4.2.6    Certificated Service

         Where certificated service is required in establishing eligibility, such service must have been
         completed while holding a current and valid ocean-going certificate.

4.2.7    Ocean-Going

         For the purposes of this Item 4.2, the term “ocean-going” shall mean without limitation or
         restriction as to trading area, tonnage or type of vessel.

4.2.8    Tonnage

         Certificates issued pursuant to this Item 4.2 shall be valid for service on vessels of any gross
         tonnage.

4.3      Service Requirements for Deck/Navigational Officer Near-Coastal Voyage Examinations -
         For Service on Vessels Between 500 and 3000 Gross Tons

4.3.1    All Grades

         Service shall have been aboard steam or motor vessels of 500 gross tons or over. At least one
         (1) year of the total required service shall have been within five (5) years preceding the date of
         application.

4.3.2    Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation)

         At least three (3) years of service in the deck department, which includes bridge watchkeeping
         duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six
         (6) months; or graduation from a recognized naval or nautical school whose program and
         standards of training are in accordance with STCW. Full or partial credit for attendance at such
         naval or nautical school may be allowed, up to a maximum of two (2) years, according to the
         period and nature of training received. On board training must be recorded in an approved
         training record book such as those available from the International Shipping Federation (ISF)
         and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which are currently approved for use by the
         DCO.

4.3.3    Master

         At least six (6) years of service on deck, including not less than three (3) years as certificated
         Mate or equivalent. The period of service as certificated Mate or equivalent may be reduced to
         two (2) years when not less than one (1) year of this period was served in the capacity of Chief
         Mate.




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4.3.4    Certificated Service

         Where certificated service is required in establishing eligibility, such service must have been
         completed while holding a near-coastal voyage or ocean-going certificate.

4.3.5    Limitations

         Certificates issued pursuant to this Item 4.3 shall be limited by endorsement to service on
         vessels of not more than 3000 gross tons. Such certificates may be further limited to service on
         vessels under 3000 gross tons, according to the candidate’s actual experience and
         qualifications.

4.4      Service Requirements for Deck/Navigational Officer Near-Coastal Voyage Examinations -
         For Service on Vessels under 500 Gross Tons

4.4.1    All Grades

         At least one (1) year of the total service required shall have been within five (5) years preceding
         the date of application.

4.4.2    Mate (Officer of the Watch – Navigation)

         At least three (3) years of service in the deck department, which includes bridge watchkeeping
         duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six
         (6) months; or graduation from a recognized naval or nautical school whose program and
         standards of training are in accordance with STCW. Full or partial credit for attendance at such
         naval or nautical school may be allowed, up to a maximum of two (2) years, according to the
         period and nature of training received. On board training must be recorded in an approved
         training record book such as those available from the International Shipping Federation (ISF)
         and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which are currently approved for use by the
         DCO.

4.4.3    Master

         At least four (4) years of service on deck, including not less than one (1) year as certificated
         Mate or equivalent.

4.4.4    Certificated Service

         Where certificated service is required in establishing eligibility, such service must have been
         completed while holding at least a near coastal voyage certificate. The DCO may evaluate the
         qualifications and experience of the holder of any grade or type of certificate for the purpose of
         establishing the eligibility of the holder for the issuance of a near coastal voyage certificate
         limited to service on vessels under 500 gross tons, with or without further examination.

4.4.5    Limitations

         A certificate issued pursuant to this Item 4.4 shall be endorsed as limited to service on vessels
         under 500 gross tons. Such certificate may be further limited by endorsement, according to the
         candidate’s actual experience and qualifications.




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4.5      Service Requirements for MODU Deck Officer Examinations - For Mobile Offshore
         Drilling Units (MODUs)

         Note: MODU certification does not permit service aboard self-propelled vessels.

4.5.1    Ballast Control Operator

         .1   One (1) calendar year of service on MODUs which includes at least 30 days of service as
              a trainee under the supervision of a Ballast Control Operator; or

         .2   Hold a degree as Bachelor of Science from a recognized school of technology and have at
              least 30 days of service as a trainee under the supervision of a Ballast Control Operator.

         .3   Additional Requirements - Candidates for Ballast Control Operator certificates must
              complete the fire-fighting training requirement as per sub-item 2.10.6 and must also
              complete a stability course for Barge Supervisor or Ballast Control Operator and a
              survival suit and survival craft training course.

4.5.2    Barge Supervisor

         .1   Two (2) calendar years of service on MODUs as roustabout, derrickman, driller, barge
              engineer, toolpusher, rig superintendent or equivalent; or

         .2   Hold a degree as Bachelor of Science from a recognized school of technology and have
              12 months of actual service on MODUs as roustabout or in another capacity listed above.

         .3   Additional Requirements - Candidates for Barge Supervisor certificates must complete
              the fire-fighting training requirement as per sub-item 2.10.6 and must also complete a
              stability course for Barge Supervisor and a survival suit and survival craft training course.

4.5.3    Master Offshore Installation Manager

         .1   Four (4) calendar years of service on MODUs as roustabout, derrickman, driller, barge
              engineer, toolpusher, rig superintendent or equal, at least two (2) years of which have
              been in a supervisory capacity such as driller, barge engineer, tool pusher or rig
              superintendent; or

         .2   One (1) year of service as a certificated Barge Supervisor or

         .3   Hold a degree as Bachelor of Science from a recognized school of technology and have
              two (2) years of service on drill units, one (1) year of which was in a supervisory capacity
              in a position listed above.

         .4   Additional Requirements - Candidates for Offshore Installation Manager certificates must
              complete the fire-fighting training requirement as per sub-item 2.10.6 and must also
              complete a stability course for Offshore Installation Manager, a blowout prevention and
              well control training program for the driller or toolpusher position and a survival suit and
              survival craft training course.

4.5.4    Service Time

         While the Administration does not require a 12-hour workday, calendar year service is
         acceptable for MODU certificates if the applicant has worked 30 days on and 30 days off (or
         equivalent) and a 12-hour day.


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4.6      Service Requirements for Engineer Officer Steam and Motor Examinations

4.6.1    All Grades – Motor

         A certificate issued pursuant to this Item 4.6 may be limited as to tonnage or power rating of
         main propulsion machinery, or both. Service shall have been aboard motor vessels of over
         3000 kW (4,080 h.p.) propulsion power. At least one (1) year of the total service required shall
         have been within five (5) years preceding the date of application. At least six (6) months of the
         total service required shall at some time have been served in the mode of propulsion applied
         for.

4.6.2    Third Assistant Engineer (Officer of the Watch – Engine)

         Graduation from a recognized naval or marine engineering school whose program and
         standards of training are in accordance with STCW, which training includes a minimum of six
         (6) months sea service as an engineering officer cadet. Onboard training must be closely
         supervised and monitored by a qualified and certified engineer officer aboard the ship on which
         the seagoing service is performed. Such training must be recorded in an approved training
         record book. The training log books available from the International Shipping Federation (ISF)
         and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are currently approved by the DCO for this
         purpose.

4.6.3    Second Assistant Engineer (Officer of the Watch – Engine)

         While holding a Marshall Islands Certificate as Third Assistant Engineer or a foreign certificate
         in equivalent grade, at least one (1) year of service as Third Assistant Engineer.

4.6.4    First Assistant Engineer

         While holding a Marshall Islands Certificate as Second Assistant Engineer, or a foreign
         certificate in equivalent grade:

         .1    at least one (1) year of service as Second Assistant Engineer; or

         .2    at least two (2) years of service as Third Assistant Engineer.

4.6.5    Chief Engineer

         While holding a Marshall Islands Certificate as First Assistant Engineer (Steam), or a foreign
         certificate in equivalent grade:

         .1    at least one (1) year of service as First Assistant Engineer; or

         .2    at least two (2) years of service as Second Assistant Engineer.

4.6.6    Steam Certificates

         The candidate must prove service on steam vessels in a comparable capacity and for the same
         period as required for a motor certificate, with the allowance provided in sub-item 4.6.1.
         However, the certificated service required in sub-items 4.6.3, 4.6.4, and 4.6.5 must have been
         served while holding a steam certificate.




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4.6.7    Steam and Motor Certificates

         A candidate who meets the requirements for examination for steam and motor certificates may
         be examined in both categories, and if successful will be issued a certificate for service in both
         categories.

4.6.8    Service Validity

         Certificates issued pursuant to this Item 4.6 shall be valid for service on vessels of any power
         rating.

4.7      Service Requirements for Engineer Officer Limited Motor Examinations

4.7.1    All Grades

         Certificates issued pursuant to this Item 4.7 shall be limited by endorsement to service on motor
         vessels only and for engines of not more than 3000 kW (4,080 h.p.) propulsion power. At least
         one (1) year of the total service required shall have been within five (5) years preceding the
         date of application.

4.7.2    Assistant Engineer (Officer of the Watch – Engine or Designated Duty Engineer)

         At least three (3) years of service in the engine department of steam or motor vessels of any
         power rating, two-thirds (2/3) of which must have been aboard motor vessels. Six (6) months
         of onboard training must be closely supervised and monitored by a qualified and certified
         engineer officer aboard the ship on which the seagoing service is performed. Such training
         must be recorded in an approved training record book. The training record books available
         from the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and the International Maritime Organization
         (IMO) are currently approved by the DCO for this purpose.

4.7.3    Chief Engineer

         At least five (5) years of service in the engine department of steam or motor vessels of any
         power rating, one (1) year of which must have been aboard motor vessels as certificated
         assistant engineer or equivalent.

4.8      Service Requirements for MODU Engineer Officer Examination - For Mobile Offshore
         Drilling Units (MODUs)

4.8.1    Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

         .1    Two (2) calendar years of service on MODUs as roustabout or above; one (1) year of
               which has been as a mechanic, electrician, motorman, subsea engineer or equivalent; or

         .2    Three (3) years of service in the machinist trade engaged in the construction or repair of
               diesel engines, together with one (1) year of service in the capacity of mechanic,
               motorman, oiler or equivalent; or

         .3    Hold a degree as Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or
               Electrical Engineering, together with six (6) months of service in the capacity of
               mechanic, electrician, motorman, subsea engineer or equivalent.




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4.8.2    Maintenance Supervisor

         .1    Four (4) calendar years of service on MODUs as roustabout or in a capacity above, at
               least two (2) years of which have been as a mechanic, electrician, motorman, subsea
               engineer or equivalent; or

         .2    Two (2) years of service as a certificated Assistant Maintenance Supervisor.

4.8.3    Firefighting

         Candidates for MODU engineer certificates must complete the firefighting training requirement
         as per sub-item 2.10.6.

4.8.4    Service Time

         While the Administration does not require a 12-hour workday, calendar year service is
         acceptable for MODU certificates if the applicant has worked 30 days on and 30 days off (or
         equivalent) and a 12-hour day.


4.9      Service Requirements for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
         Examination

4.9.1    Restricted Operator

         Previous service not required. The candidate must successfully complete an approved GMDSS
         training program complying with STCW Code Section A-IV/2, para. 4 in lieu of DCO
         examination.

4.9.2    General Operator

         The candidate must successfully complete an approved GMDSS training program complying
         with STCW Code Section A-IV/2, para. 4 in lieu of DCO examination.

4.9.3    Second-Class Radio Electronic Operator

         Previous service not required. The candidate must successfully complete an approved GMDSS
         training program complying with STCW Code Section A-IV/2, para. 4 in lieu of DCO
         examination.

4.9.4    First-Class Radio Electronic Operator

         Previous service not required. The candidate must pass the written examination for First-Class
         Radio Electronic Operator. For STCW certification, the candidate must successfully complete
         an approved GMDSS training program complying with STCW Code Section A-IV/2, para. 4 in
         lieu of DCO examination.

4.9.5    Application Form

         The application form to be used for GMDSS Certification is official Form MI-105, Application
         for Officer Certificate of Competence. GMDSS training program certification must be attached
         to the application.




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4.10     Additional Examination Requirements

4.10.1   Proof of Experience

         .1    Acceptable Documentation

               A candidate for certificate by examination, in addition to complying with the general
               requirements of Item 2.10, shall submit satisfactory proof of sea service and experience
               covering at least the period required for eligibility to sit that examination. Seafarer’s
               books, certificates of service, forms of discharge and other documents certifying the
               amount and character of experience, and identifying the vessels on which served, shall be
               examined as to their authenticity and any indication of unauthorized alteration or other
               invalidity shall render such documents unacceptable. Normally, proof of sea service can
               be satisfactorily established by providing a copy of the candidate’s official Seafarer’s
               (discharge) book. For certification of service aboard Marshall Islands vessels, the
               candidate must provide a copy of the candidate’s Marshall Islands Seafarer’s
               Identification and Record Book, MI-272, or a certificate of service in accordance with
               Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 7.47.3.

         .2    Graduation Certificates

               A candidate claiming graduation from a recognized naval, nautical, marine engineering or
               radio school in lieu of sea service shall be required to submit a certified copy or other
               facsimile of the candidate’s certificate of graduation or of course completion, and a
               certified translation into English if such certificate is in a foreign language.

4.10.2   Evidence of Foreign Certificate

         A candidate who holds a foreign certificate and who is applying for examination for a Marshall
         Islands Certificate in a higher grade is required to submit with the application satisfactory proof
         of foreign Certificate. Such proof may be the original foreign Certificate, an official duplicate,
         or a certified photostatic copy.

4.10.3   Surrender of Old Certificate

         A successful candidate for examination in a higher grade than the Marshall Islands Certificate
         presently held shall surrender the old Marshall Islands Certificate to the DCO upon issuance of
         the new certificate.

4.10.4   English Language Proficiency

         .1    Examinations for Master and Chief Mate may only be taken in English.

         .2    Candidates for Third Mate, Second Mate, Third Assistant Engineer and Second Assistant
               Engineer must demonstrate competence in the use and understanding of English in
               written and oral form through examination and assessment of evidence obtained from
               practical instruction administered by the proctor for the examination.

4.10.5   Translations

         In the event a candidate is unable to understand examination questions in English, the candidate
         may take one of the foreign language examinations that are made available by the DCO upon
         sufficient notification.



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4.11     Application Procedure

4.11.1   How to Apply

         Every candidate for examination for an officer certificate shall submit a properly completed
         application (see Items 2.6 through 2.10) and shall indicate the facility at which the candidate
         will report for examination and the approximate date on which the candidate will appear at said
         facility.

4.11.2   Days and Places of Examination

         Examinations may be taken, upon request to the DCO, at any of the facilities listed in the
         various Examination Guideline Publications described in sub-item 4.13.2 below. Examinations
         shall normally be conducted on weekdays commencing at 0900 hours local time and
         terminating at 1700 each day. However, a candidate is required to conform to the office hours
         of the individual facility, where these differ from the normal schedule.

4.12     Subject Matter of Examinations

4.12.1   Guideline Publications

         Specimen examination questions for each original deck, engineering and radio Certificate grade
         and Refresher Examinations for certificate renewal are available, upon request, from the DCO.
         Each Guideline Publication includes a listing of examination facilities, examination subjects for
         each certificate grade in accordance with the STCW Code requirements, sample questions, a
         list of materials that will be available for use by the candidate in the examination room, and a
         study bibliography.

4.12.2   List of Examination Guidelines

             Deck Officer - MI-319
             Deck Officer Refresher - MI-319A
             Engineer Officer - MI-320
             Engineer Officer Refresher - MI-320A
             MODU Officer - MI-325

4.13     Conduct of Examinations

4.13.1   Authorized Tables, Publications and Equipment

         .1    No candidate for examination shall be allowed to have on the person or in the candidate’s
               possession, nor is there to be present in the examination space, any equipment, material,
               books, notes or other literature except as provided for the candidate by the examination
               facility.

         .2    Candidates will be permitted to make use of an English-foreign language dictionary,
               which may be taken into the examination space provided such dictionary is also first
               inspected for unauthorized notes and loose papers.

         .3    A candidate may also provide and utilize the candidate’s own Rude star finder, non-
               programmable calculator and/or electronic slide rule.

         .4    Certain portions of the refresher examinations for certificate renewal are open book.
               Candidates may bring their own material or avail themselves of materials provided at the
               test center for that portion of the examination only.

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4.13.2   Unauthorized Persons and Communication Forbidden

         No unauthorized persons shall be permitted to enter the examination space, and no candidate
         for a Certificate shall be permitted to communicate in any manner with any unauthorized
         person(s) during the taking of an examination. The candidate shall not be given any assistance
         by a proctor in the answering of examination questions.

4.13.3   Personal Conduct

         Each candidate for a certificate shall conform to the particular requirements of the examination
         facility and shall always maintain absolute silence during the conduct of examinations. Each
         candidate is required to take care not to mark or otherwise abuse the publications, equipment
         and furniture provided and shall not remove any such items from the examination facility.

4.13.4   Work Materials

         In answering the examination questions, each candidate must show and label all work.
         Answers are to be neatly marked on the answer sheets provided. Computations and
         scratchwork are to be attached to the answer sheets to which they apply, and must not be taken
         from the examination facility.

4.13.5   Penalty

         Any candidate who shall receive unauthorized assistance, makes use of any unauthorized
         material or is in any other way found not in compliance with the foregoing during the conduct
         of an examination will be disqualified from proceeding further and shall forfeit all fees paid.
         Candidates failing under these circumstances will not be eligible for re-examination for a
         period of six (6) months.

4.13.6   Failure to Complete Examination

         Any candidate who commences an examination but who fails to complete it within the
         prescribed period, or who otherwise fails to finish all required tests, shall not be entitled to a
         refund of any examination fees paid by him except when the failure to complete the
         examination is the responsibility of the administering authority.

4.14     Re-examinations

4.14.1   Passing Grade

         Passing grade for all Deputy Commissioner’s examinations for both officers and ratings is 70%.

4.14.2   Waiting Period

         A candidate who fails the examination may not be re-examined earlier than 30 days from
         notification of failure, and may not be re-examined more than twice in 12 months (see Annex
         13).

4.14.3   Refresher Examinations

         Refresher examinations for certificate renewal must be re-taken before the one (1) year grace
         period for renewal expires on the certificate being renewed. Failure to do so will require a
         candidate to retake the full written examination.


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4.14.4   Reviewing Examination Papers

         Upon request to the DCO, the score awarded to a failing candidate’s examination will be
         reviewed. The score awarded to an examination following review shall be final.

5.0      REPLACEMENT AND RENEWAL OF OFFICER CERTIFICATES

5.1      Replacement of Lost or Destroyed Certificate

         The holder of a certificate that is lost or destroyed may apply for its replacement, valid for the
         unexpired term of the original certificate, by submitting to the DCO an affidavit in writing,
         sworn or affirmed before a Deputy Commissioner, Special Agent, civil notary or commissioner
         for oaths. The affidavit must state the circumstances of the loss or destruction and give a
         description of the certificate. With the affidavit must be submitted one (1) passport-size (1¾” x
         1¾”) (45mm x 45mm) photograph of the applicant, and the fee prescribed in Item 2.8 for
         issuance of a duplicate certificate.

5.2      Renewal of Certificate

5.2.1    Allowances

         Any certificate may be renewed without re-examination prior to its expiration or within the 12
         months following its date of expiration, subject to satisfaction of the requirements of sub-items
         5.2.3, Evidence of Professional Competence and 5.2.4, Additional Training and Certification,
         both below.

5.2.2    Application

         An applicant for renewal of a certificate shall surrender his expired certificate (or a certified
         copy) and shall submit a properly completed application Form MI-105, (see Annex 1), for
         renewal. With the application there shall also be submitted:

         .1    one (1) passport-size photograph of the applicant,

         .2    a report of physical examination within the preceding 12 months on Form MI-105M, (see
               Annex 5),

         .3    the fee prescribed in Annex 9 for renewal of a certificate, and

         .4    evidence of professional competence.

5.2.3    Evidence of Professional Competence

         The evidence of professional competence referred to in sub-item 5.2.2.4 above which must
         accompany the application shall be as follows:

         .1    evidence of all sea service under the expired certificate, including proof of seagoing
               service in the grade of certificate held for a total of at least one (1) year during the
               preceding five (5) years; or

         .2    evidence of all employment during at least the preceding five (5) years, including
               employment ashore closely related to the operation of vessels, which may be considered
               by the DCO to be at least equivalent to the seagoing service required by sub-item 5.2.3.1
               above; or

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         .3    evidence of having completed seagoing service in an appropriate supernumerary capacity
               for a period of not less than three (3) months immediately prior to taking up the position
               in which he or she is entitled to serve by virtue of his or her certificate grade, or

         .4    one (1) of the following:

                  passing a refresher examination; or
                  successfully completing an approved refresher course or courses.

5.2.4    Additional Training and Certification

         An applicant for certificate renewal must meet the same general requirements for a Marshall
         Islands Certificate as specified in Item 2.10, General Requirements for Officer Certificate, as
         applicable, in regards to Firefighting Training, Radar Observer Training, GMDSS Certification,
         First Aid Training, Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats Training, and Automatic Radar
         Plotting Aids (ARPA) Training.

5.2.5    Expired Certificate Renewal

         A Certificate may be renewed after 12 months following its expiration date only upon the terms
         and conditions set forth in Part 3.0 or 4.0 of these Requirements, including payment of the fee
         specified in Annex 9 for initial issuance of a certificate. [See Marshall Islands Maritime
         Regulation 1.04.5.]

6.0      SEAFARER’S IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK, (SIRB)

         References made in Parts 6.0 and 7.0 are to Regulations of the STCW Convention, 1978,
         as amended, and Sections of the STCW Code.

6.1      General Information

6.1.1    National Requirement

         Each person employed on board a Marshall Islands flag vessel, other than those persons such as
         certain hotel staff personnel on passenger vessels, scientists aboard research and satellite launch
         vessels, livestock tenders aboard cattle carriers, fish gutters aboard fish factory ships, riding
         repair crews, oil production workers on FPSOs and MODUs and other non-maritime personnel
         who are not regularly assigned or required to perform shipboard safety and pollution related
         duties, shall have in his or her possession an official Marshall Islands “Seafarer’s Identification
         and Record Book”, Form MI-272, a SIRB, containing all certificates of special qualification
         issued to the holder by the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs, Republic of
         the Marshall Islands.

6.1.2    Persons Eligible

         An officer or rating presently serving aboard any Marshall Islands Flag vessel, a holder of a
         valid seafarer’s identity document issued by another maritime state, or an applicant with a letter
         of commitment for employment from a shipping company for service aboard a Marshall Islands
         Flag vessel, is eligible to apply for a SIRB.




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6.1.3    Fees

         A fee schedule is listed in Annex 9. Should secured delivery of Seafarer’s Identification and
         Record Books by courier service be required, a fixed fee of US$5 per SIRB as noted in the
         schedule must also be remitted.

6.1.4    Basic Training Pre-requisite

         .1     Elements

                Seafarers applying for an original “Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book” must
                show evidence of having received appropriate approved “Basic Training” or instruction
                in:

                   personal survival techniques,
                   fire prevention and firefighting,
                   elementary first aid, and
                   personal safety and social responsibilities.

                This training will be reflected by the insertion of the appropriate Special Qualification
                Certificate into the Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book. (Reference: STCW Code
                Section A-VI/1)

         .2     Option

                If the seafarer already holds a Republic of the Marshall Islands Seafarer’s Identification
                and Record Book and wishes to have this certification, the seafarer must submit an
                application Form MI-273 and proof of training.

6.1.5    Passenger Vessels

         The Basic Training requirements are limited to those seafarers who are regularly assigned or
         required to perform routine ship safety and pollution prevention related duties. Therefore,
         those certain hotel staff personnel not so assigned will not be required to comply with these
         requirements.

6.2      How to Apply

6.2.1    Form MI-273

         Each application must be submitted in person on Form MI-273, “Application for Seafarer’s
         Identification and Record Book and Special Qualifications” (see Annex 6) to an Authorized
         Filing Agent who will review the documents submitted and witness the applicant signing the
         application. Detailed instructions are set forth in the “GENERAL INFORMATION AND
         INSTRUCTIONS” sheet, Form MI-273I. A copy of this application is to be retained by the
         seafarer as evidence that the application is being processed. This application shall be valid for
         up to 90 days as authorization to serve in the capacity applied for.

6.2.2    Complete Application

         With each properly completed application form and the fee prescribed in Annex 9, there shall
         be submitted all necessary documents, letters and/or proofs as specified in the “GENERAL
         INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS” sheet, Form MI-273I, in order to establish eligibility
         for a Marshall Islands “Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book.”


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6.2.3    Physical Examination

         Every candidate for a Certificate shall be required to submit satisfactory evidence of a physical
         examination completed within the 12 months immediately preceding application. See Section
         2.10.3 for details.

         Submitting the application without the necessary fees or supporting documentation will result
         in delay and possible rejection of the application.

6.3      Uses

6.3.1    Identification

         The SIRB is issued under the authority of Section 109 of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act,
         Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 7.47 and in conformity with the provisions of ILO
         Convention No. 108 (the Seafarer’s Identity Documents Convention, 1958). It is a document
         issued to personnel serving aboard Marshall Islands Flag vessels for the purposes of providing
         the holder with identity papers for travel to or from an assigned vessel. It is not a passport; it is
         issued without prejudice to and in no way affects the national status of the holder. It remains
         the property of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and can be withdrawn at any time.

6.3.2    Service Time

         .1     The SIRB is also a means by which a record of the holder’s sea service and special
                qualification certification awarded to the holder is maintained.

         .2     Once the SIRB has expired, the holder should retain possession of it for proof of sea
                service. Sea service pages remain valid as proof even though the book itself has expired.
                It is not necessary to send the expired book with an application for a new book.

6.4      Period of Validity

6.4.1    First Issue

         The first issue of a SIRB is valid for five (5) years from the date of issue.

6.4.2    Second and Subsequent Issues

         Second and subsequent issues of SIRBs issued in response to requests received on or after
         1 April 2009 are valid for five (5) years from the date of issue. Second and subsequent issues
         of SIRBs issued in response to requests received prior to 1 April 2009 are valid for 10 years
         from the date of issue.

6.4.3    Replacement Issues

         Replacement SIRBs for stolen, lost or destroyed books will be issued with the same date of
         expiry as the original SIRB.

6.5      Replacement

6.5.1    Filled or Damaged

         If any book becomes filled with entries, requires alteration or is damaged, application for a
         replacement book should be made immediately.



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6.5.2    Stolen, Lost or Destroyed

         If the book is stolen, lost, or accidentally destroyed, notification should be given immediately to
         the DCO in Reston, VA, followed by an application for a replacement book.

6.5.3    Lost in Mail

         Books mailed by the DCO and not received by the filing agent will be replaced at no additional
         charge. However, such replacement books will be sent by courier and the filing agent will be
         responsible for the courier charges.

6.6      Renewal

         An application for renewal of a SIRB should be made at least three (3) months, but no more
         than one (1) year, before the expiration date of the book.

7.0      SPECIAL QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATES (SQCs)

7.1      General Information

7.1.1    Persons Eligible

         .1    Watchstanders

               Certain ratings forming part of the navigational or engineer watches, and all officers and
               ratings participating in cargo loading or discharge operations aboard oil tankers, chemical
               tankers and liquefied gas tankers, must meet the requirements of this Part 7.0 and be
               certified by the DCO as qualified to serve in such capacities. (Reference: Chapter V)

         .2    Valid Certification

               An applicant who provides proof of a current and valid certificate issued by a foreign
               government, whose system of evaluation of education, training, examination, competency
               assessment and certification policies are acceptable to the Maritime Safety Committee of
               the IMO, may be eligible for an equivalent Marshall Islands Special Qualification
               Endorsement Certificate.

7.1.2    Date of Expiry of Special Qualification Certificates

         .1    Ratings will be issued SQCs with no date of expiry. Most officers’ SQCs will be issued
               with dates of expiry. (Ref: STCW Code Section B-I/2, para. 1.5)

         .2    Certification based on evaluation by examination, training certificates, or renewal
               requiring an expiry date will only be valid for five (5) years.

         .3    Initial endorsement certification based on “equivalency” requiring an expiry date will be
               valid only for the period of validity remaining on the equivalent (base) certificate. Upon
               expiry, standard revalidation requirements will be followed. (See sub-item 7.5.7,
               “Revalidation Requirements.”)

7.1.3    Record

         Special Qualification Certificates are issued by the DCO for entry in the Marshall Islands
         “Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book.”


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7.2      Forms of SQC

7.2.1    STCW SQCs

         Each applicant for a Special Qualification Certificate who qualifies under the provisions of the
         STCW Convention, 1978, as amended, will be issued a certificate on one of the following:

         .1    Form MI-279A

               This form is for applicants qualifying for “Basic Training” by means of the submission of
               training or refresher course certification (see Annex 8A).

         .2    Form MI-279B

               This form is for applicants qualifying based upon recognition of a national certificate,
               (see Annex 8B).

         .3    Form MI-279C

               This form is for applicants qualifying by Marshall Islands examination; renewals of
               existing Marshall Islands SQCs accompanied by training or refresher course certification,
               as necessary; and based on evaluation of a country’s national system which is in
               compliance with the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended, however, which country has
               not ratified this convention, (see Annex 8C); or

         .4    Form MI-279D

               This form is for applicants qualifying based on recognition of a national certificate. (See
               Annex 8D.)

         Each of the forms of certificate state that the holder has been found duly qualified in
         accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended, and in the format
         prescribed by STCW.

7.3      How to Apply

7.3.1    Form MI-273

         Each application must be submitted to the DCO on Form MI-273, Application for Seafarer’s
         Identification and Record Book and Special Qualifications (see Annex 6). (Reference: STCW
         Code Section B-I/2, para. 1.15) A copy of the properly completed application is to be made by
         the Filing Agent for the Seafarer and retained by the Seafarer as evidence that the application
         is being processed. This application shall be valid for up to 90 days as authorization to serve in
         the capacity applied for.

7.3.2    Supporting Documents

         With each properly completed application form, there shall be submitted all necessary
         documents, letters and/or proofs as specified in Instruction Sheet MI-273I (see Annex 7), to
         establish eligibility for the certificate.




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7.3.3    STCW National Certificates

         An applicant who is certificated by a foreign government whose certification system is
         acceptable to the DCO and whose national certificate bears the endorsement specified by the
         International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for
         Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW), will not be required to document sea service, nautical
         training or physical examination as specified under this Part, provided the national certificate is
         issued within one (1) year of application for a Marshall Islands certificate. If the national
         certificate is valid, but is not issued within one (1) year of application for a Marshall Islands
         certificate, the applicant must submit a physical examination taken within one (1) year of
         application for the Marshall Islands certificate and document one (1) year’s recency of sea
         service within the last five (5) years.

7.4      Fees

7.4.1    Schedule

         Any application for certificates and endorsements to be entered in the Marshall Islands
         “Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book” or other document must include remittance for the
         required fee in accordance with the Fee Schedule in Annex 9.

7.4.2    Payment

         .1     Checks

                All fees remitted by check or money order shall be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank
                or the U.S. branch of an international bank and made payable to The Trust Company of
                the Marshall Islands, Inc.

         .2     Credit Cards

                The fees may also be paid by MasterCard or VISA. Payment by credit card, however,
                must be made by the use of the payment form provided as Annex 10 to this Publication,
                which may be photocopied.

         .3     Cash

                Candidates must not remit fees in cash.

         .4     Mailing

                Send check or credit card information with the appropriate application or applications.
                When not applying in person, it is recommended that applications be sent by courier.

7.5      Requirements for Navigational Watch Certification and other Deck Department Ratings
         (Reference: STCW Code Section A-II/4)

7.5.1    Required Deck/Navigation Ratings

         Only “Able Seaman,” “Ordinary Seaman,”                 “GP-1,”     and   “GP-2”     are   required
         Deck/Navigational Ratings. Others are optional.




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7.5.2    Service (Seatime) Requirements

         .1   Able Seaman, II/4 (AS)

              Three (3) years of service in the deck department on ocean-going vessels, two (2) years
              of which must have been on vessels over 3000 gross tons. One (1) year of this service
              may be replaced by successful completion of a training course approved by the DCO.

         .2   Able Seaman, MODU, 11/4 (ASM)

              Note: MODU certification does not permit service aboard self-propelled vessels.

              Three (3) years of service performed aboard Mobile Offshore Drilling Units in the
              capacity of Roustabout or above is creditable for an endorsement as “Able Seaman
              limited to Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs).”

              While the Administration does not require a 12-hour workday, calendar year service is
              acceptable for MODU-limited certification if the applicant has worked 30 days on and 30
              days off (or equivalent) and a 12-hour day.

         .3   Ordinary Seaman, II/4 (OS)

              Six (6) months of service in the deck department on ocean-going vessels, three (3)
              months of which must have been on vessels over 3000 gross tons. Three (3) months of
              this service may be replaced by successful completion of a training course approved by
              the DCO.

         .4   Ordinary Seaman, MODU, 11/4 (OSM)
              Note: MODU certification does not permit service aboard self-propelled vessels.
              Six (6) months of service performed aboard Mobile Offshore Drilling Units as a
              “Roustabout” or higher capacity is creditable for an endorsement as “Ordinary Seaman
              limited to Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs).”

              While the Administration does not require a 12-hour workday, calendar year service is
              acceptable for MODU-limited certification if the applicant has worked 30 days on and 30
              days off (or equivalent) and a 12-hour day.

         .5   Bosun, II/4 (BO)

              Three (3) years’ service in the deck department on ocean-going vessels, two (2) years of
              which must have been on vessels over 3000 gross tons. One (1) year of this service may
              be replaced by successful completion of a training course approved by the DCO. In
              addition, applicant must show either three (3) months service as a Bosun, or a letter from
              the vessel operator or crew supplier stating appointment as Bosun. This is an optional
              certification.

         .6   General Purpose-1, II/4, III/4 (GP-1)

              This is for assignment to vessels with “Minimum Safe Manning Certification” calling for
              “GP-1” ratings. Applicants must fulfill all requirements for both “Able Seaman II/4” and
              “Oiler/ Motorman III/4” to qualify for this rating. A total of two and one half (2½) years
              of sea service in a “General Purpose-2” rating may be substituted for the combined sea
              service required for “Able Seaman” and “Oiler/ Motorman.”


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         .7   General Purpose-2, II/4, III/4 (GP-2)

              This is for assignment to vessels with “Minimum Safe Manning Certification” calling for
              “GP-2” ratings. Applicants must fulfill all requirements for “Ordinary Seaman II/4” and
              “Oiler/Motorman III/4” to qualify for this rating. A total of nine (9) months sea service
              as a “General Purpose-Trainee” may be substituted for the combined sea service required
              for “Ordinary Seaman” and “Oiler/ Motorman.”

         .8   Junior Ordinary Seaman, or General Purpose-Trainee (JOS or GP-T)

              Anyone who is 16 years old or older and can meet the physical examination for a
              Deck/Navigational Officer’s Certificate as described in sub-item 2.10.3 may apply for
              these ratings without any sea time. If application is made at the time of applying for a
              “Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book,” there is no charge for these ratings. If
              application is submitted at a later date, then an issuance fee is due (see Annex 9). These
              are optional ratings that are not required by regulation.

         .9   “II/4”

              The “II/4” after “Able Seaman,” “Ordinary Seaman,” and “Bosun,” “GP-1” and “GP-2,”
              indicates that the seafarer is a qualified rating, in accordance with STCW Code Section
              A-II/4, forming part of a navigational watch.

7.5.3    Age Requirements

         An applicant for Junior Ordinary Seaman or GP-Trainee or Ordinary Seaman must be at least
         16 years of age. An applicant for Able Seaman certification must be at least 18 years of age.
         An applicant for Bosun certification must be at least 21 years of age.

7.5.4    Physical Requirements

         .1   Applicants for AB, GP-1, GP-2, Bosun and OS must meet the physical examination
              requirements for a Deck/Navigational Officer’s Certificate as in sub-item 2.10.3.

         .2   A physical examination with the results noted on Form MI-105M (Annex 5) must be
              completed within the 12 months immediately preceding application.

7.5.5    Examination and Demonstration of Ability

         .1   An applicant for original Able Seaman, Ordinary Seaman or Bosun certification must
              pass the written and practical examination for Able Seaman. Guideline Publication
              MI-322 containing specimen examination questions is available on our website,
              www.register-iri.com.

         .2   An applicant for original GP-1 or GP-2 certification must pass the written examination
              for both Able Seaman and Oiler/Motorman.

         .3   In order to demonstrate navigation function competence at the support level, the applicant
              may either complete an approved training course or supply references from ship Masters
              attesting to the applicant’s ability to steer and to keep a proper lookout.




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7.5.6    Endorsement Attesting Recognition of a National Certificate

         An applicant who presents certification as Able Seaman, GP-1, GP-2, Ordinary Seaman, Bosun
         or equivalent, issued by a foreign government whose rating system is accepted by the Maritime
         Safety Committee of the IMO, may be issued an equivalent endorsement attesting the
         recognition of that certificate, without written examination, provided relevant provisions of
         sub-items 7.5.2, 7.5.3 and 7.5.4 are complied with.

7.5.7    Revalidation Requirements

         Ratings are not required to revalidate watch standing certification. However, all seafarers must
         have in their possession a “Fit For Duty” Physical Examination form completed by a physician
         within the past two (2) years.

7.6      Requirements For Engine Room Watch Certification and other “Engine Room” Ratings.
         (Reference: STCW Code Section A-III/4)

7.6.1    Required Engine Room Watchstanding Ratings

         Only “Oiler/Motorman, III/4,” “Fireman/Watertender, III/4,” “GP-1 II/4, III/4,” and “GP-2 II/4,
         III/4” are required engine room watchstanding ratings. Others are optional.

7.6.2    Service (Seatime) Requirements

         .1    Oiler/Motorman, III/4 (O/M)

               It requires one (1) year of service in the engine department of steam or motor vessels, six
               (6) months of which must have been on vessels of over 3000 KW propulsion power. Six
               (6) months of the one (1) year of service may be replaced by successful completion of a
               training course approved by the DCO.

         .2    Fireman/Watertender, III/4 (FWT)

               It requires one (1) year of engine-room watchstanding service aboard steam powered
               vessels, six (6) months of which must have been on vessels of over 3000 KW propulsion
               power. Six (6) months of the one (1) year of service may be replaced by successful
               completion of a training course approved by the DCO.

         .3    General Purpose-1, II/4, III/4 (GP-1)

               This is for assignment to vessels with “Minimum Safe Manning Certification” calling for
               “GP-1” ratings. Applicants must fulfill all requirements for both “Oiler/Motorman III/4”
               and “Able Seaman II/4” to qualify for this rating. Two and one half (2½) years of total
               sea service in a “General Purpose-2” rating may be substituted for the combined sea
               service required for “Able Seaman” and “Oiler/Motorman.”

         .4    General Purpose-2, II/4, III/4 (GP-2)

               This is for assignment to vessels with “Minimum Safe Manning Certification” calling for
               “GP-2” ratings. Applicants must fulfill all requirements for “Oiler/Motorman III/4” and
               “Ordinary Seaman II/4” to qualify for this rating. A total of nine (9) months sea service
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         .5    Oiler, MODU (OILM)

               One (1) year of service performed aboard Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) as a
               “Roustabout” or higher capacity, is creditable for certification as “Oiler, limited to Mobile
               Offshore Drilling Units.” Six (6) months of this service may be replaced by successful
               completion of a training course approved by the DCO.

               While the Administration does not require a 12-hour workday, calendar year service is
               acceptable for MODU certification if the applicant has worked 30 days on and 30 days
               off (or equivalent) and a 12-hour day.

         .6    Pumpman (PM)

               This is an optional rating. Applicants must meet the same service and other requirements
               as those for a rating forming part of a deck or engine watchstander (II/4 or III/4) in order
               to be so certified. Additionally, one (1) year of service aboard tank vessels is required.
               Three (3) months of this service may be replaced by the successful completion of a
               training course approved by the DCO.

         .7    Electrician (EL)

               This is an optional rating. It is not equivalent to a watchstanding rating. One (1) year of
               service in the engine department of steam or motor vessels is required. Three (3) months
               of this service may be replaced by the successful completion of a training course
               approved by the DCO.

         .8    Wiper or General Purpose Trainee (WIP, GPT)

               Anyone who is 16 years old or older and who can meet the physical examination
               requirements for an engineer officer’s certificate of competence as described in sub-item
               2.10.3 may apply for this rating without any Seatime. If application is made at the time
               of applying for a “Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book,” then there is no charge for
               this rating. If application for wiper is submitted at a later date, then an issuance fee is due
               (see Annex 9). This is an optional rating that is not required by regulation.

         .9    “III/4”

               The “III/4” after “Pumpman,” “Electrician,” “Oiler/Motorman,” “Fireman/Watertender,”
               “GP-1” and “GP-2” indicates that the seafarer is qualified, in accordance with STCW
               Code Section A-III/4, to form part of an engine-room watch.

7.6.3    Age Requirements

         Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, except for applicants for wiper certification who
         must be 16 years of age.

7.6.4    Physical Requirements

         Applicant must meet the physical examination requirements for an engineer officer’s certificate
         of competency as in sub-item 2.10.3. Examination should be completed within the 12 months
         immediately preceding application with the results noted on a Physical Examination
         Report/Certificate Form MI-105M (Annex 5).




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7.6.5    Examination and Demonstration of Ability

         .1    Applicants for an original issue of the Special Qualification Certificate for
               “Oiler/Motorman, III/4,” or “Fireman/Watertender, III/4” must pass the written Marshall
               Islands Deputy Commissioner’s examination for engine-room watchstander.

         .2    An applicant for an original GP-1 or GP-2 certification must pass the written examination
               for both Able Seaman and Oiler/Motorman.

         .3    Applicants for an original “Pumpman” and “Electrician” must pass examinations specific
               to these ratings.

         .4    Guideline Publication MI-323 containing specimen examinations is available, upon
               request, from the DCO.

         .5    In order to demonstrate competence to perform the marine engineering function at the
               support level, the applicant may complete an approved training course, or applicant may
               supply references from Chief Engineers attesting to the applicant’s ability to properly
               relieve, stand, and hand over an engine-room watch.

7.6.6    Endorsement Attesting Recognition of a National Certificate

         An applicant who presents certification as Oiler, Motorman, Fireman/Watertender, GP-1, GP-2,
         Pumpman, Electrician, or equivalent, issued by a foreign government whose rating system is
         accepted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO, may be issued an equivalent
         endorsement attesting the recognition of that certificate without written examination, provided
         relevant provisions of sub-items 7.6.2, 7.6.3 and 7.6.4 above are complied with.

7.6.7    Revalidation Requirements

         Ratings are not required to revalidate watch standing certification. However, all seafarer’s must
         always possess a “Fit For Duty” Physical Examination form completed by a physician within
         the past two (2) years.

7.7      Certification for “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats” (Reference: STCW Code
         Section A-VI/2, paras. 1 to 4)

7.7.1    Revised Certification

         “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats” has replaced the “Survival Craft Crewman”
         certificate previously issued.

7.7.2    General Requirements

         .1    Age and Seatime

               Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a minimum of 12 months of
               seagoing service.

         .2    SIRB

               Applicants must have or have applied for a Marshall Islands “Seafarer’s Identification
               and Record Book,” except for passenger vessel “Hotel Staff.”


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         .3    Hotel Staff

               Hotel Staff aboard passenger vessels may apply for “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue
               Boats” without applying for a Marshall Islands “Seafarer’s Identification and Record
               Book.” Form MI-279P must be used in order to create the applicant’s personal data file.
               A passport size photo must also be attached.

7.7.3    Experience Required

         .1    Evidence of one (1) year of service on ocean going or near coastal voyage vessels of over
               3000 gross tons must be presented. Three (3) months of this service may be replaced by
               successful completion of DCO approved training course.

         .2    Service performed aboard Mobile Offshore Drilling Units in any capacity is creditable
               experience towards an endorsement as Survival Craft/Rescue Boats Crewman limited to
               Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs). While the Administration does not require a
               12-hour day, calendar year service is acceptable for MODU limited certification if the
               applicant has worked 30 days on and 30 days off (or equivalent) and a 12-hour day.

7.7.4    Physical Requirements

         Applicants must meet the physical examination requirements for an engineer officer certificate
         as in sub-item 2.10.3. The examination should be completed within the 12 months immediately
         preceding application with the results noted on a Physical Examination Report/Certificate MI-
         105M (see Annex 5).

7.7.5    Examination, Written and Practical

         .1    “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats” means that the candidate must be able to
               launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.
               Guideline Publication MI-322 containing specimen examination questions is available on
               our website, www.register-iri.com.

         .2    Applicants for “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats” must pass both the written
               examination and practical demonstration. Practical demonstrations are done by
               arrangements in advance through the vessel’s safety officer, or similar authority. An oral
               examination may be substituted for the written examination if given during the practical
               demonstration by an examiner approved by the DCO.

7.7.6    Revalidation Requirements

         Neither officers nor ratings are required to revalidate “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue
         Boats” certification.

7.8      Certification for “Tankerman” (Reference: STCW Reg. V/1, Code Section A-V/1)

7.8.1    General Requirements

         The STCW Convention, 1978, as amended, Regulation V/1 paras. 1 and 2, specifically requires
         the Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer, and First Assistant Engineer aboard a tank vessel to
         have completed training courses appropriate to the type of tanker they are to serve aboard and
         their competency certified by the Administration. It also requires officers and ratings that have
         duties and responsibilities in connection with cargo and cargo handling equipment to be
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7.8.2    Levels of Responsibility

         Under STCW, “Tankerman” is considered to be a “Function” with three “levels of
         responsibility”:

         .1   Management Level

              For senior officers serving as Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, and First Assistant
              Engineer (second engineer officer);

         .2   Operational Level

              For other certificated officers, serving under the direction of an officer at the management
              level; and

         .3   Support Level

              For ratings (capacities), uncertificated crew performing cargo transfer tasks under the
              direction of an individual serving in the operational or management level.

7.8.3    “Person in Charge” or “Assisting”

         This will also appear on the Tankerman Special Qualification Certificates, as applicable.
         Officers shall have “Person in Charge,” and ratings shall have “Assisting.”

7.8.4    Types of Tankerman Certification

         .1   Tankerman (Chemical)

              This certification will be issued to seafarers with cargo handling duties aboard liquid
              chemical carrying vessels.

         .2   Tankerman (Liquefied Gas)

              This certification will be issued to seafarers with cargo handling duties aboard liquefied
              gas carrying vessels.

         .3   Tankerman (Oil)

              This certification will be issued to seafarers with cargo handling duties aboard vessels
              carrying petroleum products not considered to be liquid chemicals or liquefied gas.

         .4   Tankerman (Crude Oil Washing/Inert Gas)

              This certificate will be issued to seafarers with cargo handling duties aboard vessels
              carrying crude petroleum in bulk and equipped with crude oil washing and inert gas
              systems.

7.8.5    General Requirements For All Tankerman Certificates

         .1   Physical Examination Report

              All applications must include a copy of a physical examination conducted within the
              previous 12 months. Results of such examination must be noted on Physical
              Examination Report/Certificate Form MI-105M (see Annex 5). Deck/Navigational

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              Officers must meet the physical standards for Deck/Navigational Officers’ certificates of
              competency. All others must meet physical standards for engineer officers.

         .2   Firefighting

              All personnel, including ratings, seeking Special Qualification Certificates as Tankerman
              (Chemical), Tankerman (Liquefied Gas), Tankerman (Oil), and Tankerman (Crude Oil
              Washing/Inert Gas), must have completed an approved, shore based firefighting course.
              For those seafarers seeking the Tankerman (Liquefied Gas) certification, advanced
              training in practical firefighting techniques and tactics applicable to gas tankers is
              periodically required. Officers must have completed an advanced firefighting course.
              (See sub-item 2.10.6.)

         .3   Specialized Training

              Senior officers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging,
              care in transit, handling cargo, or cargo handling equipment shall complete an approved
              specialized training program relating to specific duties aboard oil tankers, chemical
              tankers, or liquefied gas carriers as appropriate to the certification sought. A copy of an
              appropriate Training Course Certificate must be included with the application.

7.8.6    Sea Service Requirements For Tankerman SQCs

         .1   Senior Officers

              Masters, Chief Mates, Chief Engineers, and First Assistant Engineers seeking
              certification at the Management Level, must show at least one (1) year of service in the
              past five (5) years aboard tank vessels. If the other requirements are met and the tank
              vessel sea time recency requirement is not met, the certificate will be issued at the
              Operational Level.

         .2   Junior Officers

              Second Mates, Third Mates, Second Assistant Engineers, Third Assistant Engineers
              seeking certification at the Operational Level, must show at least three (3) months sea
              service aboard tankers within the past five (5) years. If all other requirements are met but
              the tank vessel sea time recency requirement is not met, the certificate will be issued at
              the Support Level.

         .3   Ratings

              Applicants are required to have a minimum of three (3) months service aboard crude oil,
              petroleum, chemical, or liquefied gas tankers or an approved training course. Both the
              sea service and the training shall be appropriate to the type of certification sought.

         .4   Tankerman (Crude Oil Washing/Inert Gas)

              This certification will be granted to officer and rating applicants who have completed
              training in Crude Oil Washing/Inert Gas and meet the sea time requirements of sub-items
              7.8.4.2 or 7.8.5.1 above. Tankerman applicants who are qualified for Crude Oil
              Washing/Inert Gas endorsement should specifically request it if they want it. Otherwise,
              only a “Tankerman (Oil)” SQC will be issued.




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7.8.7    Examination and Demonstration of Ability

         .1   Applicants for an original issue of the Special Qualification Certificate for “Tankerman
              (Chemical),” “Tankerman (Liquefied Gas)” or “Tankerman (Oil)” must pass the written
              Marshall Islands Deputy Commissioner’s examination in addition to the specialized
              training required by STCW Reg. V/1. This requirement may be waived if the approved
              specialized training program relating to specific duties aboard oil tankers, chemical
              tankers, or liquefied gas carriers, as appropriate to the certification sought, includes
              passing a written examination as a pre-requisite to the issuance of an appropriate training
              course certificate.

         .2   Guideline Publication MI-324 containing specimen examination questions is available on
              our website, www.register-iri.com.

7.8.8    Endorsement Attesting Recognition of a National Certificate

         An applicant who presents certification as “Tankerman” issued by a foreign government whose
         rating system is accepted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO, may be issued an
         equivalent endorsement attesting the recognition of that certificate, without written
         examination, provided relevant sea service and physical fitness provisions are complied with.

7.8.9    Revalidation Requirements (Reference: STCW Reg. I/11)

         .1   Firefighting Training

              Uncertificated personnel and others issued “Tankerman” Special Qualification
              Certificates are required to submit evidence of training in firefighting to receive STCW
              Support Level “Tankerman” certificates.

         .2   Officers

              Certificated Deck/Navigational and Engineer Officers are required to renew their
              Management and Operational Level “Tankerman” certification at five (5) year intervals.
              Applications for renewal of a Special Qualification Certificate should be on Form
              MI-273, Application for Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book and Special
              Qualifications (Annex 6), and be accompanied by a completed Physical Examination
              Report/ Certificate Form MI-105M (Annex 5). Applicant must show completion of an
              advanced firefighting course and one (1) year (management level) or three (3) months
              (operational level) of sea service in the past five (5) years aboard the type of tank vessel
              appropriate to the certification.

         .3   Equivalent Service

              In lieu of the required sea service, the applicant may qualify by completing an approved
              refresher or updating training course appropriate to the certification sought. Such course
              should include instruction in the changes in relevant regulations concerning safety of life
              at sea and the protection of the marine environment. Applicant may also qualify having
              completed approved seagoing service, performing functions appropriate to the certificate
              held for a period of not less than three (3) months in a supernumerary capacity, or in a
              lower officer rank than that for which the certificate is valid. Equivalent service may be
              accepted on a case by case basis.




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7.9      Certification for “Person In Charge - Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU)”

7.9.1    General Information

         .1   The person in charge of operations on MODUs must have either a Marshall Islands
              certificate as “Offshore Installation Manager,” or hold a valid ocean-going Marshall
              Islands Master’s certificate as specified in Item 4.2 and the “Person In Charge
              (MODU).”

         .2   Persons holding the Marshall Islands certificate as “Offshore Installation Manager” are
              not required to hold the “Person In Charge (MODU)” SQC since the “Offshore
              Installation Manager” certificate supersedes the “Person in Charge (MODU)” SQC.

7.9.2    Experience Required

         .1   Prior Certification

              The applicant must hold a valid ocean Marshall Islands Master’s Certificate of
              Competency as specified in Item 4.2.

         .2   Background

              The applicant must have at least three (3) months total experience in a supervisory
              capacity on MODUs, such as driller, barge engineer, tool pusher or rig superintendent,
              within the five (5) year period preceding the date of application.

         .3   Service Time

              While the Administration does not require a 12-hour workday, calendar month service is
              acceptable for MODU-limited certification if the applicant has worked 30 days on and 30
              days off (or equivalent) and a 12-hour day.

         .4   Training

              The applicant must complete the fire-fighting training requirement as per sub-item 2.10.6
              and must also complete a stability course for offshore installation manager, a blowout
              prevention and well control training program for the driller or toolpusher position and a
              survival suit and survival craft training course.

7.9.3    Physical Fitness Requirements

         .1   An applicant must meet the physical examination requirements for Deck Officers as
              specified in sub-item 2.10.3.

         .2   Physical examination must be completed within the 12 months immediately preceding
              application.

7.9.4    Acceptance of Equivalent MODU Certificates For Marshall Islands Certification

         .1   An applicant who presents certification as “Person in Charge (MODU),” or equivalent,
              issued by a foreign government whose system is acceptable to the DCO, may be issued
              equivalent Marshall Islands endorsement certification as “Person in Charge (MODUs)”
              without examination, provided that sea service and physical fitness requirements are
              complied with.


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         .2    As with other Special Qualification Certificates (SQCs), the “Person In Charge
               (MODU)” SQC is to be placed in the Marshall Islands “Seafarer’s Identification and
               Record Book.”

7.9.5    Revalidation

         “Person in Charge (MODU)” will be issued for a five (5) year period of validity.

7.10     Certificate of Competence for “Fast Rescue Boats” (Ref. STCW Code Section A-VI/2,
         paras. 5 to 8)

7.10.1   General Requirements

         .1    Prior Certification

               All applicants must have previously received “Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats”
               certification or possess a Marshall Islands Navigational Officer’s certificate of
               competence.

         .2    Age and Seatime

               Applicants must be not less than 18 years of age with a minimum of 12 months seagoing
               service.

         .3    Medical

               Applicants must meet the physical examination requirements for a certificated
               Deck/Navigational Officer.

         .4    Training

               Applicants must have completed an approved training course in FAST RESCUE BOATS
               operations.

7.10.2   Levels of Responsibility

         “Fast Rescue Boats” certification will be issued in three (3) levels of responsibility:

         .1    Management Level

               For senior officers serving as Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, and First Assistant
               Engineer (second engineer officer).

         .2    Operational Level

               For other certificated officers, serving under the direction of an officer at the management
               level.

         .3    Support Level

               For ratings, uncertificated crew performing tasks under the direction of an individual
               serving in the operational or management level.




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7.10.3   Revalidation

         “Fast Rescue Boats” certificates will be issued without a date of expiry.

7.11     Certification for “Advanced Firefighting” (Ref. STCW Code Section A-VI/3)

7.11.1   STCW Requirements

         STCW Reg. VI/3 calls for training in “Advanced Firefighting” for those seafarers with
         command responsibility in fighting fires. A Special Qualification Certificate will only be
         issued upon completion of an approved advanced firefighting course.

7.11.2   Levels of Responsibility

         Advanced Firefighting certification will be issued in three (3) levels:

         .1    Management Level

               For officers serving as Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, and First Assistant Engineer
               (second engineer officer);

         .2    Operational Level

               For other certificated officers, serving under the direction of an officer at the management
               level; and

         .3    Support Level

               For ratings who are designated to control fire fighting operations.

7.11.3   Certification

         It should be noted that “Advanced Firefighting” is a pre-requisite for the issuance of any
         Marshall Islands deck/navigational or engineer officer certificate of competence. Therefore,
         obtaining a separate SQC is optional (see sub-item 2.10.6).

7.11.4   Revalidation

         If the advanced firefighting course is either (1) approved by an IMO “Reported” government,
         or (2) is being offered under an ISO 9002 or equivalent certified quality assurance system
         addressing the STCW standards, then an “STCW” endorsement or certificate will be issued by
         the Administration. Such certificates will be issued for a five (5) year period at the
         “management” and “operational” levels and with no date of expiry at the “support” level.

7.12     Certification for “Medical First Aid Provider” (Ref. STCW Reg. VI/4, Code Section A-
         VI/4, paras. 1 to 3)

7.12.1   STCW Requirements

         STCW Reg. VI/4 calls for training as “Medical First Aid Provider” for those seafarers
         designated to undertake the duties of providing immediate first aid in case of injury or illness
         aboard ship. Certification will only be issued upon completion of an approved Medical First
         Aid Course.



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7.12.2   Levels of Responsibility

         “Medical First Aid Provider” certification will be issued in three (3) levels:

         .1    Management Level

               For Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Mate, and First Assistant Engineer;

         .2    Operational Level

               For officers other than Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, and First Assistant Engineer
               (second engineer officer); and

         .3    Support Level

               For ratings (capacities), uncertificated crew performing medical related duties under the
               supervision of an individual serving in the management or operational level.

7.12.3   Certification

         .1    One seafarer on board each Marshall Islands flag vessel must have this certification.

         .2    In addition to a copy of the “completion certificate” received upon completion of an
               approved First Aid Course, applicants are required to submit a completed Physical
               Examination Report/Certificate Form MI-105M (Annex 5) with the application.

         .3    Since this training is a certificate prerequisite for all deck/navigational and engineer
               officers, this Special Qualification Certificate is optional for certificated officers.

7.12.4   Revalidation

         If the “Medical First Aid Provider” course is either (1) approved by an IMO “Reported”
         government, or (2) is being offered under an ISO 9002 or equivalent certified quality assurance
         system addressing the STCW standards, then an “STCW” endorsement or certificate will be
         issued by the Administration. Such certificates will be issued with no date of expiry.

7.13     Certification for “Medical Care Person in Charge” Aboard Ship, (Ref. STCW Reg. VI/4,
         Code Section A-VI/4, paras. 4 to 6)

7.13.1   STCW Requirement

         STCW calls for training of persons in charge of medical care on board ship. Certification will
         only be issued upon completion of an approved Medical Care course for the level of
         responsibility sought.

7.13.2   Levels of Responsibility

         “Medical Care Person in Charge” certification will be issued in two (2) levels:

         .1    Management Level

               For officers serving as Master, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer, and First Assistant Engineer
               (second engineer officer); and



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         .2    Operational Level

               For other certificated officers, serving under the direction of an officer at the management
               level.

7.13.3   Certification

         .1    One Seafarer on board each Marshall Islands flag vessel must have this certification.

         .2    Certificated Officers may apply for certification as “Medical Care Person in Charge” by
               attaching a copy of their “completion certificate” from an approved “Medical Care
               Person in Charge” course to a Form MI-273.

         .3    Applicants must also submit a completed Physical Examination Report/Certificate Form
               MI-105M (Annex 5).

         .4    An applicant may submit an equivalent certificate issued by a foreign government whose
               rating system is accepted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO, in lieu of a copy
               of “completion certificate” as required in sub-item 7.13.3.1 above.

7.13.4   Revalidation

         If the “Medical Care Person in Charge” course is either (1) approved by an IMO “Reported”
         government, or (2) is being offered under an ISO 9002 or equivalent certified quality assurance
         system addressing the STCW standards, then an “STCW” endorsement or certificate will be
         issued by the Administration. Such certificates will be issued with no date of expiry.

7.13.5   Ship’s Doctors

         This certification is not required of, nor will it be issued to ship’s doctors or ship’s nurses. It
         shall be the responsibility of the shipowner or operator to verify the validity of such persons’
         medical certification.

7.14     Certification for “Ro-Ro Passenger Vessel Training”

7.14.1   STCW Regulation V/2

         Masters, officers, ratings and other personnel designated on muster lists to assist passengers in
         emergency situations aboard ro-ro passenger vessels engaged on international voyages shall
         receive, prior to being assigned shipboard duties, mandatory minimum training as appropriate.

7.14.2   Specific Training at Levels of Responsibility

         The following training shall be the responsibility of and be accomplished by the
         shipowner/operator in accordance with the guidelines in STCW, Regulation V/2, Code Section
         A-V/2:

         .1    Management Level

               In addition to the courses prescribed for Operational and Support Levels of responsibility
               listed below, senior officers and every person assigned immediate responsibility for
               embarking and disembarking passengers, loading, discharging or securing cargo, or
               closing hull openings on board ro-ro passenger ships shall have completed approved
               training in passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity (Ref: STCW Code Section A-


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               V/2, para. 4). Senior officers and any person having responsibility for the safety of
               passengers in emergency situations on board ro-ro passenger ships shall have completed
               approved training in crisis management and human behavior as stated in STCW Code
               Section A-V/2, paragraph 5.

         .2    Operational Level

               In addition to the training prescribed for support level, officers and other personnel
               designated on muster lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on board ro-ro
               passenger ships shall have completed training in crowd management (Ref: STCW Code
               Section A-V/2, para. 1). Officers and other personnel assigned specific duties and
               responsibilities on board ro-ro passenger ships shall have completed familiarization
               training covering the subjects listed in STCW Code Section A-V/2, paras. 2 and 4.

         .3    Support Level

               Personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces on board ro-ro
               passenger ships shall have completed the safety training specified in STCW Code Section
               A-V/2, paras. 1 and 3.

7.14.3   Documentation of Training

         No Special Qualification Certificates will be issued by this Administration to certify this
         training. However, vessels are required to have on board documentation attesting to the
         completion of this training by the appropriate personnel.

7.15     Certification for “Passenger Vessel Training”

7.15.1   STCW Regulation V/3

         Masters, officers, ratings and other personnel designated on muster lists to assist passengers in
         emergency situations aboard passenger vessels, other than ro-ro passenger vessels, engaged on
         international voyages shall receive, prior to being assigned shipboard duties, mandatory
         minimum training as appropriate in:

         .1    Crowd management for personnel designated on the muster list to assist passengers in
               emergency situations as specified in Section A-V/3, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code;

         .2    Vessel familiarization for Masters officers and other personnel assigned specific duties
               and responsibilities as specified in Section A-V/3, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code;

         .3    Safety for personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces as
               specified in Section A-V/3, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code;

         .4    Passenger safety for Masters, Chief Mates and every person assigned immediate
               responsibility for embarking and disembarking passengers as specified in Section A-V/3,
               paragraph 4 of the STCW Code; and

         .5    Crisis management and human behavior for Masters, Chief Mates, Chief Engineer
               officers, second engineer officers and any person having responsibility for the safety of
               passengers in emergency situations as specified in Section A-V/3, paragraph 5 of the
               STCW Code.




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7.15.2   Lifeboat Crews

         Where more than two (2) survival craft/rescue boat crewmen are required to be assigned to a
         lifeboat, the crewmembers assigned who are not certified survival craft/rescue boat crewmen
         should be selected on the basis of their ability to remain calm, help others during a period of
         stress and follow the directions of the certified survival craft/rescue boat crewman in charge of
         the lifeboat. Their documented training should include at least:

                  the proper way to put on the PFDs and how to instruct others,
                  where applicable, how to put on TPAs and how to instruct others,
                  where the fire extinguisher is and how to use it,
                  where the pyrotechnics are and how to use them,
                  where the provisions are and how to open them,
                  where the bailers, buckets and bilge pump are and how to use them,
                  where the first aid kit is,
                  how to load and seat people safely in the boat,
                  how to safely embark and disembark disabled persons and persons in need of
                   assistance, and
                  where the muster list is and how to use it.

         See Marshall Islands Marine Notice 7-038-2 on the “Safe Manning of Vessels.”

7.15.3   Responsibility

         The training of personnel other than Masters, officers and ratings need only be related to the
         duties assigned to those “other personnel.” This training shall be the responsibility of and
         accomplished by the shipowner/operator in accordance with the guidelines in the STCW Code,
         Section A-V/3.

7.15.4   Documentation of Training

         No Special Qualification Certificates will be issued by the Administration to certify this
         training. The shipowner/operator shall ensure that documentary evidence of the training which
         has been completed is issued for every person found qualified under the provisions of this
         Regulation V/3 and is available for review by proper authorities and ISM Code auditors.

7.16     Familiarization Training

7.16.1   Requirement

         All persons employed or engaged aboard Marshall Islands seagoing vessels shall receive
         “Familiarization Training.” This training shall be the responsibility of and be accomplished by
         the shipowner/operator in accordance with the guidelines in STCW Reg. VI/1, Code Section A-
         VI/1. It is the intent that the training be completed after a seafarer is assigned to a vessel and
         prior to the seafarer assuming routine duties aboard that vessel.

7.16.2   Certification

         Since this familiarization training is primarily intended to be vessel specific, no certificate will
         be issued to the seafarer by the DCO attesting to the completion of this training. The training
         shall be documented by shipboard log entry or other acceptable written verification available
         for review by proper authorities and ISM Code auditors.




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7.17     Certification for “High Speed Craft”

7.17.1   Certificate

         A type rating certificate will be issued to officers who have completed the training as specified
         in the High Speed Craft (HSC) Code, Section 18.3. This HSC Certificate will be specific to the
         type of craft, model, and route of service and shall be in addition to the appropriate certification
         already required of the officers by the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.

7.17.2   Certification Levels

         Certification will be issued at two (2) levels of responsibility: “Management,” and
         “Operational,” and limited to the Master and all officers having an operational role.

7.17.3   Period of Validity

         HSC type rating certificates will be issued for a period of two (2) years. The certificates may
         be renewed upon application showing at least six (6) months sea service aboard the same type
         craft within the previous two (2) years. An acceptable refresher training course may be
         substituted for the sea service.

7.18     Certification for “Basic Training”

         Refer to sub-item 6.1.4 under requirements for the issuance of a Seafarers’ Identification and
         Record Book.

7.19     Certification for “Ship Security Officer”

7.19.1   Certificate

         A Ship Security Officer (SSO) certificate will be issued to licensed officers or approved
         security professionals who have successfully completed a recognized training course or
         program covering the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS)
         Code and SOLAS Amendments 2002. A list of recognized training courses can be found in the
         Marine Safety Advisory entitled “RECOGNIZED TRAINING COURSES FOR SHIP AND
         COMPANY SECURITY OFFICERS (SSOs/CSOs)” on our website, www.register-iri.com.

7.19.2   Documentation of Training

         Special Qualification Certificates issued by the Administration to certify this training will be
         optional. However, vessels are required to have on board documentation attesting to the
         satisfactory training and qualifications of a properly designated SSO.

7.20     Certification for “Cook”

7.20.1   General Requirements

         .1    MLC, 2006

               Seafarers who are engaged as ships’ cooks must be trained, qualified and found
               competent for the position.




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         .2    Age and Seatime

               Applicants must be not less than 18 years of age with a minimum of 12 months seagoing
               service.

         .3    Medical

               Applicants must meet the physical examination requirements for a certificated
               Deck/Navigational Officer and be certified by the medical examiner to be free of
               communicable diseases.

         .4    Training

               Applicants must have successfully completed a legitimate training course or program
               covering practical cookery and food preparation, food and personal hygiene, galley
               sanitation, nutrition, food storage, stock control, environmental protection and catering
               health and safety.

7.20.2   Certificate

         A Cook certificate may be issued to a seafarer of 18 years of age or older who has successfully
         completed a legitimate training course or program, qualified and is found competent for the
         position.

7.20.3   Documentation of Qualifications

         Special Qualification Certificates issued by the Administration to certify these qualifications
         will be optional. However, vessels are required to have on board documentation attesting to the
         satisfactory training and qualifications of the Cook or Cooks serving on board.

8.0      CERTIFICATION BASED ON TRAINING CERTIFICATES

8.1      General Policy

         The general policy on the acceptance of Training or Special Qualification certificates for the
         issuance of Marshall Islands certificates is the following:

8.1.1    Maritime Training Centers

         STCW Certificates of Completion issued by maritime training centers will only be accepted by
         the Administration if the course or program is monitored by a Quality Standards System
         acceptable to the Administration or is certified by a national government “Reported” by the
         Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO as giving full force and effect to the Convention. (See
         Marshall Islands Marine Notice 7-046-3.)

8.1.2    Administrations

         .1    Certificates of Training or Special Qualification issued by administrations approved by
               the IMO will be accepted by the DCO for the issuance of equivalent Marshall Islands
               certificates. Such certificates which carry an expiry date will be issued only for the time
               period of the original certificate upon which the Marshall Islands equivalent is based.
               (See Annex 12.)




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         .2   An administration must be on the Maritime Safety Committee Report to be acceptable for
              the issuance of equivalent Marshall Islands STW certification. An Undertaking with the
              Marshall Islands Administration must also be acknowledged.

         .3   In the case of ships’ cooks, the Administration will recognize, where appropriate,
              certificates of qualification issued by other Member States which have ratified the MLC,
              2006 or the Certification of Ships’ Cooks Convention, 1946 (no. 69), or other approved
              body.




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             ANNEX




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      PHOTOGRAPH                                                           (STAPLE DOCUMENTATION HERE)                                                                            THUMB PRINT
      Glue 1¾” x 1¾”                                                                                                                                                            See Part IX, para. 3(b)
 (45mm x 45mm) photo in
   upper left hand corner.
    See instructions for
                                             REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
  detailed requirements in
     Part IX, para. 3(a).
                                                    OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR
                                                          APPLICATION FOR ENDORSEMENT OF
                                                         OFFICER CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
                                    (FAILURE TO FILL IN ALL APPLICABLE BOXES MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF APPLICATION)
 PART I. PERSONAL DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION:                                                                                                                              (Type or print clearly)
 1. Surname                                                2. Given Name(s)                                             3. Date of Birth                       4. Place of Birth (City and Country)

                                                                                                                        month     day           year

 5. Permanent address (street, city and country).                                                   6. Address to which certificate is to be mailed.




 7. Name and relationship of person to be notified in emergency.                                    8. Citizenship                         9. Height                           10. Weight


 11. Address of person named in 7 (If same as 5, write "same").                                     12. Color of hair                      13. Color of eyes                   14. Sex

                                                                                                                                                                               Male            Female

 PART II. DESCRIPTION OF HIGHEST GRADE MARSHALL ISLANDS AND FOREIGN OFFICER CERTIFICATE NOW HELD, IF ANY
                                    Grade of Officer Certificate                           Certificate No.                         Date Issued                  Date Expires              Country of issue
 (a) Marshall Islands                                                                                                                                                                    Marshall Islands
 (b) Foreign

 (c) GMDSS

 COMPLETE ONLY IF NATIONAL OFFICER CERTIFICATE DOES NOT REQUIRE TRAINING AS OUTLINED ON PAGE 4.
                                          TRAINING                                                                   Dates Attended                                 Type of Certificate Received
                                   Name of School and address                                                From                       To                               Upon Graduation


 ELIGIBILITY BASIS ON WHICH APPLICATION IS MADE
                                                      Complete either A or B, whichever is appropriate, by placing an "X" in the proper box.

 A      I hereby apply for issuance of a Marshall Islands officer certificate in a grade equivalent to my foreign officer certificate described in Part II (b) above. Applicants for engineer
        certificate must indicate mode of propulsion qualified for and desired: (e.g., Steam, Motor, Steam & Motor).

 B      I hereby apply for renewal of my Marshall Islands officer certificate described in Part II (a), above.

 PART III: CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION
 The undersigned filing agent confirms they have seen the application’s original foreign officer Certificate of Competency as described in PART II (b) of this application and that
 they have verified and confirmed with the Certificates issuing authority that this is a valid original certificate, and they have attached a copy of the issuing authority verification
 and/or confirmation to this application.
 15. Type or Print Name of Filing Agent:                                                              16. Filing Agent’s Title:


 17. Signature of Filing Agent:                                                                       18. Filing Agent’s Company:


 19. Name of vessel on which now serving (or will join).


 PART IV. AFFIDAVIT OF APPLICANT                                                       CERTIFICATE CANNOT BE ISSUED UNLESS APPLICANT SIGNS IN BLOCK #21
 I hereby affirm that all information provided by me in this application and its supporting          21. Signature of Applicant
 documents and proofs are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief; further,
 that no certificate issued to me heretofore by any Government has ever been revoked or
 suspended; or, if revoked or suspended, a full explanation of the circumstances is attached
 hereto and made part of this application.
 20. Date of Application


 DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE (For Use of Office of the Maritime Administrator only).
     GMDSS REST.               3M              M (NT)              3AE               Steam                   OIM                  RT-PHONE              Date and Initials of Grader
     GMDSS GEN.                2M            MATE (NT)             2AE               Motor                   BS                   APPROVED

     GMDSS 1st Cl.             CM             CE (NT)              1AE           Steam & Motor               BCO                  REJECTED
     GMDSS 2nd Cl.             M              AE (LM)              CE                 MS                     AMS                  REJECTED

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 PART V. SEA SERVICE               List and submit proof of at least the minimum service required during the last five years or more to establish eligibility for the officer certificate requested.
                                   If you list service aboard Marshall Islands Flag Vessels in an officer capacity, you must describe the Marshall Islands officer certificate held in Part II (a).
                                                                                                                                                                                 PERIOD OF SERVICE                              TOTAL SERVICE
   Propulsion                                                                              Deck Officers list Gross Tons
                                                                                           / Engineers list kW Propulsion                    Capacity in
   (Steam or             Name of Vessel          IMO Number           Type of Vessel                                                                                     From                            To
                                                                                           Power                                Flag        which served                                                                    years   months   days
     Motor)                                                                                                                                                    day       month      year      day      month       year




 PART VI. NAUTICAL, ENGINEERING OR RADIO SCHOOLS ATTENDED.                                                            (To be completed by all applicants claiming school attendance to supplement or in lieu of sea service.)
                                                                                                                                Dates Attended                                             Type of Degree or Diploma
                Name of School                                              Address
                                                                                                                            From                 To                                        Received upon Graduation




 PART VII.         APPLICANTS FOR RADIO OPERATORS CERTIFICATE                                                           PART VIII.            APPLICANTS FOR OFFICER'S CERTIFICATE AT THE MANAGEMENT
                   MUST READ AND SIGN THIS OBLIGATION:                                                                                        LEVEL MUST SIGN THIS AFFIDAVIT/ACKNOWLEDGMENT.
 By affixing my signature below, I acknowledge that I am obliged to ensure and maintain the secrecy                     These applicants include Master and Chief Mate applicants for service on board ships of 500 gross
 of all telecommunications of which I may gain knowledge in the course of my services, and that I am                    tonnage or more, as well as Chief Engineer and First Assistant Engineer applicants for service on
 likewise obliged not to reveal the existence or contents of any correspondence to anyone other than                    board ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more and the
 the addressee. My signature further acknowledges that, if I should breach these obligations, my                        Offshore Installation Manager on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units.
 Certificate of Competence issued pursuant to this application may be suspended and/or revoked.                         I hereby acknowledge and affirm that I have been informed that a copy of the publication MI-105A
                                                                                                                        ("Familiarization with the National Maritime Legislation") is available for review online at
                                                                                                                        www.register-iri.com. I will review this publication to ensure that I become familiar with the national
                                                                                                                        maritime legislation of the Republic of the Marshall Islands relevant to the functions to be performed
                                                                                                                        by me for which I have applied to be certificated.

                                                   Signature
                                                                                                                                                                                 Signature

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                                                                      PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF THIS FORM MAY NOT BE USED
                                                                                                             ANNEX 1
Rev. 12/09                                                                                                     49                                                                                                                       MI-118
PART IX                                         GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
                                            (For applicant reference only – DO NOT SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION)
1.   READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
     Enter all required information. Please use typewriter or print legibly. Failure to properly complete this application or to submit required supporting proofs, etc.
     will result in rejection of the application or delay its approval. All documentation, except the photo, should be stapled behind the application at the top center of
     the page where it says (STAPLE DOCUMENTATION HERE).
2. WHERE TO APPLY
    Applications may be submitted in person, to any Authorized Marshall Islands Filing Agent. Applications may also be submitted by mail or in person to any
    Marshall Islands Regional Office or to:
                                                           Office of the Maritime Administrator
                                            c/o Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Administrators, Inc.
                                                                 Seafarers’ Documentation
                                                               11495 Commerce Park Drive
                                                             Reston, Virginia 20191-1506 USA
3. DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH APPLICATION
    The following documents, letter and proofs must be submitted together with this application:
    (a) One (1) photograph - facial front view of applicant, passport size, taken within one (1) year preceding application. Photo may be black and white or color,
         1.75" x 1.75" (45 mm. x 45 mm.) in size and should be glued into upper left hand corner. DO NOT STAPLE OR WRITE NAME ON FRONT OF
         PHOTOGRAPH.
    (b) Thumb Print - place your right thumb print in the area beneath the words “THUMB PRINT”. Roll your right thumb over a black ink pad, then press
         straight down onto the document. Practice this on a blank piece of paper before imprinting the MI-105 to make sure that you are getting a clear impression.
         It is important that you DO NOT ROLL your thumb onto the page, but simply press straight down.
    (c) Physical examination report - All applicants for examination and holders of national STCW certificates are required to submit a physical examination
         report on Medical Form MI-105M, or on the official medical examination form of a country which is party to ILO Convention No., 73 on Medical
         Examination of Seafarers. All medical examination forms must be filled out and signed by a licensed physician. A copy of Form MI-105M, or equivalent,
         must accompany the application for Officer Certificate of Competence Form MI-105. The applicant should retain the original as evidence of physical
         qualification while serving on board a Marshall Islands flag vessel. This physical examination must be carried out not more than 12 months prior to the date
         of making application. The physical requirements are stated on Form MI-105M for deck/navigational, engineer and radio officer applicants. Holders of
         acceptable national STCW certificates issued within one (1) year of application for a Marshall Islands certificate will not be required to submit a physical
         examination. However, if a valid national STCW certificate has not been issued within one (1) year of application for the Marshall Islands certificate, the
         applicant must still submit a physical examination taken within 1 year of application.
    (d) One letter of recommendation - from applicant's most recent Master or employer if applicant is applying for his or her first Marshall Islands officer
         certificate. Not required for renewal or upgrading of a Marshall Islands officer certificate.
    (e) Proof of sea service - submit proof of at least the minimum service required to establish eligibility for the license requested. Holders of acceptable national
         STCW 95 certificates issued within one (1) year of application for a Marshall Islands certificate will not be required to document sea service. However, if a
         valid national STCW certificate is not issued within 1 year of application for a Marshall Islands certificate, the applicant must still document one (1) year's
         recency of sea service within the last five (5) years.
    (f) Proof of foreign officer certificate - The foreign officer certificate must have a valid “STCW Convention Endorsement” and be issued by a country
         recognized by the Marshall Islands. Applicants who apply in person at any Marshall Islands Regional or USA office, or authorized filing agent office must
         submit their original foreign Certificate of Competency along with one clear photocopy of the original (the original certificate will be promptly returned to
         the applicant). Applicants who submit their applications by mail must submit a duplicate original of their foreign Certificate of Competency which is relied
         upon; or a clear photocopy of the original authenticated by the issuing authority or by a consular officer of the issuing state; or a clear photocopy of the
         original plus a current certificate of the issuing authority describing the certificate and the holder so as to identify both; or a clear photocopy made by a
         notary public, commissioner for oaths or other officer authorized by law to administer oaths, verifying that such officer made the photocopy from the
         original presented to him, and attaching the customary certificate of a public official authenticating the signature of such notary, commissioner or officer.
    (g) Proof of completion of nautical, marine engineering or radio school training - submit one (1) copy of course completion certificate.
    (h) All documents not presented in the English Language must have certified English translations attached and enclosed with the application.
    (i) Renewal of Marshall Islands Officer Certificate - submit the certificate to be renewed (or certified copy of the certificate), two photographs, proof of at
         least one (1) year's sea service within the last five (5) years (or employment ashore directly related to the operation of vessels - e.g., Port Captain, Port
         Engineer). A Marshall Islands officer certificate which has expired for more than one (1) year cannot be renewed. A completely new set of documents must
         be filed.
    (j) Proof of foreign training certificate - radar simulator training, advanced firefighting training, GMDSS certification, first aid training, advanced medical
         training, survival craft/rescue boat training, and automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA) training - submit one (1) copy of foreign certificate if national officer
         certificate does not require this training. SEE PARA. 6 FOR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

4. SCHEDULE OF FEES
    See Annex 9 in publication MI-118 for a list of fees. Payment must be made by check or money order drawn on a U.S. Bank and payable in U.S. dollars to "The
    Trust Company of the Marshall Islands, Inc." Payment may also be made by credit card using the credit card payment form provided by request, in publication
    MI-118, or in Marine Notice No. 1-005-1 which may be photocopied, or on-line through our website.

5. AGE AND CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
   Applicants for officer certificates as Third Mate, Third Assistant Engineer and GMDSS Operator must be at least 18 years of age; applicants for all other grades of
   certificates must be at least 21 years of age. Applicants may be of any nationality and need not be citizens or residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

6.   TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
     (a) Firefighting training - Every candidate for a Master or Mate’s certificate or an engineer officer certificate for service on vessels of over 750kW propulsion
           power must submit proof of completion of an advanced marine firefighting course.
     (b) Radar simulator training - Every candidate for a Master or Mate’s certificate must submit proof of completion of a marine radar simulator course.
     (c) GMDSS Certification - Every candidate for Third/Second Mate/Mate’s certificate must hold GMDSS Certification.
     (d) First aid training - Every candidate for a Second Mate/Third Mate’s certificate on vessels over 500 gross tons; every candidate for a Master/Mate’s
           certificate on vessels less than 500 gross tons and every candidate for an engineer officer’s certificate serving on vessels of over 750kW propulsion power
           must complete first aid training.
     (e) Survival craft/rescue boat training - Every candidate for a Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Mate’s certificate and every candidate for an
           engineer officer certificate on vessels of over 750kW propulsion power must complete survival craft/rescue boat training.
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6.   TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (continued)
     (f) Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) training - Every candidate for a Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Mate’s certificate must
         complete automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA) training.

     NOTE:         National officer certificates containing the STCW Endorsement are evidence of completion of the training requirements of (a) through (f)
                   above without having to submit training course certificates.

7.   GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM (GMDSS) CERTIFICATES
     Restricted Operator; General Operator; Second-Class Radio Electronic Operator and Maintainer; First-Class Radio Electronic Operator and
     Maintainer - Previous service not required. The candidate must present a foreign certificate in equivalent grade. For STCW 95 certification, the candidate must
     complete an approved GMDSS training program.

8.   STCW 95 EQUIVALENT CERTIFICATES
     National STCW certificates from the following countries are recognized for the issuance of equivalent Marshall Islands Certificates under the provisions of the
     1978 STCW Convention, as amended. Equivalent endorsement certificates issued under the provisions of the STCW Convention, as amended, will be issued for
     the unexpired term of the national STCW certificate which has been recognized.
       Antigua and Barbuda                  Fiji                               Malaysia                                      Saudi Arabia

       Argentina                            Finland                            Malta                                         Singapore

       Australia                            France                             Marshall Islands                              Slovak Republic

       Azerbaijan                           Georgia                            Mauritius                                     Slovenia

       Bahamas                              Germany                            Mexico                                        Solomon Islands

       Bahrain                              Ghana                              Micronesia (Federated States of)              South Africa

       Bangladesh                           Greece                             Morocco                                       Spain

       Barbados                             Honduras                           Mozambique                                    Sri Lanka

       Belgium                              Hong Kong                          Myanmar                                       Sweden
       Belize                               Hungary                            Netherlands***                                Switzerland

       Brazil                               Iceland                            New Zealand****                               Thailand

       Bulgaria                             India                              Nigeria                                       Tonga

       Canada                               Indonesia                          Norway                                        Turkey

       Cape Verde                           Ireland                            Pakistan                                      Ukraine

       Chile                                Israel                             Panama                                        United Arab Emirates

       China*                               Italy                              Papua New Guinea                              United Kingdom*****

       Columbia                             Jamaica                            Peru                                          United States

       Croatia                              Japan                              Philippines                                   Uruguay

       Cyprus                               Jordan                             Poland                                        Vanuatu

       Czech Republic                       Kiribati                           Portugal                                      Venezuela

       Denmark**                            Latvia                             Qatar                                         Vietnam

       Dominica                             Lebanon                            Republic of Korea                             Yugoslavia

       Ecuador                              Liberia                            Romania

       Egypt                                Lithuania                          Russian Federation

       Estonia                              Luxembourg                         Samoa


     *          Includes:   Hong Kong,, China (Associate Member to the IMO)
     **         Includes:   Faeroe Islands (Associate Member to the IMO)
     ***        Includes:   Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
     ****       Includes:   The Cook Islands
     *****      Includes:   Isle of Man, Bermuda, Cayman Islands & Gibraltar




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      PHOTOGRAPH                                                        (STAPLE DOCUMENTATION HERE)                                                                          THUMB PRINT
      Glue 1¾” x 1¾”                                                                                                                                                       See Part IX, para. 3(b)
 (45mm x 45mm) photo in
   upper left hand corner.
    See instructions for
                                           REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
  detailed requirements in
     Part IX, para. 3(a).
                                                    OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR
                                                APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
                                    OFFICER CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE BY EXAMINATION
                                  (FAILURE TO FILL IN ALL APPLICABLE BOXES MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF APPLICATION)

 PART I. PERSONAL DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION:                                                                                                                         (Type or print clearly)
 1. Surname                                             2. Given Name(s)                                           3. Date of Birth                       4. Place of Birth (City and Country)

                                                                                                                   month     day           year

 5. Permanent address (street, city and country).                                              6. Address to which certificate is to be mailed.




 7. Name and relationship of person to be notified in emergency.                               8. Citizenship                         9. Height                           10. Weight


 11. Address of person named in 7 (If same as 5, write "same").                                12. Color of hair                      13. Color of eyes                   14. Sex

                                                                                                                                                                          Male            Female


 PART II. DESCRIPTION OF HIGHEST GRADE MARSHALL ISLANDS AND FOREIGN OFFICER CERTIFICATE NOW HELD, IF ANY
                                  Grade of Officer Certificate                        Certificate No.                         Date Issued                  Date Expires              Country of issue

 (a) Marshall Islands                                                                                                                                                               Marshall Islands
 (b) Foreign

 (c) GMDSS

 COMPLETE ONLY IF NATIONAL OFFICER CERTIFICATE DOES NOT REQUIRE TRAINING AS OUTLINED ON PAGE 4.

                                      TRAINING                                                                  Dates Attended
                                                                                                                                                               Type of Certificate Received
                               (Name of School and address)                                             From                       To                               Upon Graduation




 PART III. APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION
 15.      I hereby apply for examination in the grade of:

 15a. The documents indicated below will be submitted by me to the Test Supervisor:
      Seafarer's Book or Card No.                                       Passport No.                                               Marshall Islands Certificate No.
 16. Test Center at which examination will be taken.                                                                                  17. Date on which will report for examination.


 18. Language in which examination questions required.                                         19. Name of vessel on which now serving (or will join).




 PART IV. AFFIDAVIT OF APPLICANT                                                  CERTIFICATE CANNOT BE ISSUED UNLESS APPLICANT SIGNS IN BLOCK #21

 I hereby affirm that all information provided by me in this application and its supporting     21. Signature of Applicant
 documents and proofs are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief; further,
 that no certificate issued to me heretofore by any Government has ever been revoked or
 suspended; or, if revoked or suspended, a full explanation of the circumstances is attached
 hereto and made part of this application.

 20. Date of Application


 DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE (For Use of Office of the Maritime Administrator only).
   GMDSS REST.               3M              M (NT)               3AE           Steam                   OIM                 RT-PHONE               Date and Initials of Grader
    GMDSS GEN.               2M            MATE (NT)              2AE           Motor                   BS                  APPROVED
    GMDSS 1st Cl.            CM              CE (NT)              1AE       Steam & Motor               BCO                 REJECTED

   GMDSS 2nd Cl.              M              AE (LM)               CE            MS                     AMS                 REJECTED

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 PART V. SEA SERVICE               List and submit proof of at least the minimum service required during the last five years or more to establish eligibility for the officer certificate requested.
                                   If you list service aboard Marshall Islands Flag Vessels in an officer capacity, you must describe the Marshall Islands officer certificate held in Part II (a).
                                                                                                                                                                                 PERIOD OF SERVICE                              TOTAL SERVICE
   Propulsion                                                                              Deck Officers list Gross Tons
                                                                                           / Engineers list kW Propulsion                    Capacity in
   (Steam or             Name of Vessel          IMO Number           Type of Vessel                                                                                     From                            To
                                                                                           Power                                Flag        which served                                                                    years    months   days
     Motor)                                                                                                                                                    day       month      year      day      month       year




 PART VI. NAUTICAL, ENGINEERING OR RADIO SCHOOLS ATTENDED.                                                            (To be completed by all applicants claiming school attendance to supplement or in lieu of sea service.)
                                                                                                                                Dates Attended                                             Type of Degree or Diploma
                Name of School                                              Address
                                                                                                                            From                 To                                        Received upon Graduation




 PART VII.         APPLICANTS FOR RADIO OPERATORS CERTIFICATE                                                           PART VIII.            APPLICANTS FOR OFFICER'S CERTIFICATE AT THE MANAGEMENT
                   MUST READ AND SIGN THIS OBLIGATION:                                                                                        LEVEL MUST SIGN THIS AFFIDAVIT/ACKNOWLEDGMENT.
 By affixing my signature below, I acknowledge that I am obliged to ensure and maintain the secrecy                     These applicants include Master and Chief Mate applicants for service on board ships of 500 gross
 of all telecommunications of which I may gain knowledge in the course of my services, and that I am                    tonnage or more, as well as Chief Engineer and First Assistant Engineer applicants for service on
 likewise obliged not to reveal the existence or contents of any correspondence to anyone other than                    board ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more and the
 the addressee. My signature further acknowledges that, if I should breach these obligations, my                        Offshore Installation Manager on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units.
 Certificate of Competence issued pursuant to this application may be suspended and/or revoked.                         I hereby acknowledge and affirm that I have been informed that a copy of the publication MI-105A
                                                                                                                        ("Familiarization with the National Maritime Legislation") is available for review online at
                                                                                                                        www.register-iri.com. I will review this publication to ensure that I become familiar with the national
                                                                                                                        maritime legislation of the Republic of the Marshall Islands relevant to the functions to be performed
                                                                                                                        by me for which I have applied to be certificated.

                                                   Signature
                                                                                                                                                                                 Signature

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                                                                      PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF THIS FORM MAY NOT BE USED
                                                                                                             ANNEX 1
Rev. 12/09                                                                                                     53                                                                                                                        MI-118
PART IX                                        GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
                                      (For applicant reference only – DO NOT SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION)

1.   READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
     Enter all required information. Please use typewriter or print legibly. Failure to properly complete this application or to submit required supporting
     proofs, etc. will result in rejection of the application or delay its approval. All documentation, except the photo, should be stapled behind the application
     at the top center of the page where it says (STAPLE DOCUMENTATION HERE).

2.   WHERE TO APPLY
     Applications may be submitted in person, to any Authorized Marshall Islands Filing Agent. Applications may also be submitted by mail or in person to
     any Marshall Islands Regional Office or to:

                                                            Office of the Maritime Administrator
                                             c/o Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Administrators, Inc.
                                                                  Seafarers’ Documentation
                                                                11495 Commerce Park Drive
                                                              Reston, Virginia 20191-1506 USA

3.   DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH APPLICATION
     The following documents, letter and proofs must be submitted together with this application:
     (b) One (1) photograph - facial front view of applicant, passport size, taken within one (1) year preceding application. Photo may be black and white
          or color, 1.75" x 1.75" (45 mm. x 45 mm.) in size and should be glued into upper left hand corner. DO NOT STAPLE OR WRITE NAME ON
          FRONT OF PHOTOGRAPH.
     (b) Thumb Print - place your right thumb print in the area beneath the words “THUMB PRINT”. Roll your right thumb over a black ink pad, then
         press straight down onto the document. Practice this on a blank piece of paper before imprinting the MI-105 to make sure that you are getting a
         clear impression. It is important that you DO NOT ROLL your thumb onto the page, but simply press straight down.
     (c) Physical examination report - All applicants for examination and holders of national STCW certificates are required to submit a physical
         examination report on Medical Form MI-105M, or on the official medical examination form of a country which is party to ILO Convention No., 73
         on Medical Examination of Seafarers. All medical examination forms must be filled out and signed by a licensed physician. A copy of Form MI-
         105M, or equivalent, must accompany the application for Officer Certificate of Competence Form MI-105. The applicant should retain the original
         as evidence of physical qualification while serving on board a Marshall Islands flag vessel. This physical examination must be carried out not more
         than 12 months prior to the date of making application. The physical requirements are stated on Form MI-105M for deck/navigational, engineer
         and radio officer applicants. Holders of acceptable national STCW certificates issued within one (1) year of application for a Marshall Islands
         certificate will not be required to submit a physical examination. However, if a valid national STCW certificate has not been issued within one (1)
         year of application for the Marshall Islands certificate, the applicant must still submit a physical examination taken within 1 year of application.
     (d) One letter of recommendation - from applicant's most recent Master or employer if applicant is applying for his or her first Marshall Islands
         officer certificate. Not required for renewal or upgrading of a Marshall Islands officer certificate.
     (e)   Proof of sea service - submit proof of at least the minimum service required to establish eligibility for the license requested. Applicants for officer
           certificates based on an acceptable national STCW officer certificate must submit at least one (1) year's total sea service in the last five (5) years.
           Holders of acceptable national STCW certificates issued within one (1) year of application for a Marshall Islands certificate will not be required to
           document sea service. However, if a valid national STCW certificate is not issued within 1 year of application for a Marshall Islands certificate, the
           applicant must still document one (1) year's recency of sea service within the last five (5) years. Applicants for Marshall Islands examinations must
           submit the total sea service as specified in paragraph 8.
     (f)   Proof of foreign officer certificate - The foreign officer certificate must have a valid “STCW Convention Endorsement” and be issued by a
           country recognized by the Marshall Islands. Applicants who apply in person at any Marshall Islands Regional or USA office, or authorized filing
           agent office must submit their original foreign Certificate of Competency along with one clear photocopy of the original (the original certificate
           will be promptly returned to the applicant). Applicants who submit their applications by mail must submit a duplicate original of their foreign
           Certificate of Competency which is relied upon; or a clear photocopy of the original authenticated by the issuing authority or by a consular officer
           of the issuing state; or a clear photocopy of the original plus a current certificate of the issuing authority describing the certificate and the holder so
           as to identify both; or a clear photocopy made by a notary public, commissioner for oaths or other officer authorized by law to administer oaths,
           verifying that such officer made the photocopy from the original presented to him, and attaching the customary certificate of a public official
           authenticating the signature of such notary, commissioner or officer.
     (g) Proof of completion of nautical, marine engineering or radio school training - submit one (1) copy of course completion certificate.
     (h) All documents not presented in the English Language must have certified English translations attached and enclosed with the application.
     (i)   Renewal of Marshall Islands Officer Certificate - submit the certificate to be renewed (or certified copy of the certificate), two photographs,
           proof of at least one (1) year's sea service within the last five (5) years (or employment ashore directly related to the operation of vessels - e.g., Port
           Captain, Port Engineer). A Marshall Islands officer certificate which has expired for more than one (1) year cannot be renewed. A completely new
           set of documents must be filed.
     (j)   Proof of foreign training certificate - radar simulator training, advanced firefighting training, GMDSS certification, first aid training, advanced
           medical training, survival craft/rescue boat training, and automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA) training - submit one (1) copy of foreign certificate if
           national officer certificate does not require this training. SEE PARA. 6 FOR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

4.   SCHEDULE OF FEES
     See Annex 9 in publication MI-118 for a list of fees. Payment must be made by check or money order drawn on a U.S. Bank and payable in U.S. dollars to "The
     Trust Company of the Marshall Islands, Inc." Payment may also be made by credit card using the credit card payment form provided by request, in publication
     MI-118, or in Marine Notice No. 1-005-1 which may be photocopied, or on-line through our website.

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5.   AGE AND CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
     Applicants for officer certificates as Third Mate, Third Assistant Engineer and GMDSS Operator must be at least 18 years of age; applicants for all other
     grades of certificates must be at least 21 years of age. Applicants may be of any nationality and need not be citizens or residents of the Republic of the
     Marshall Islands.

6.   TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
     (a) Firefighting training - Every candidate for a Master or Mate’s certificate or an engineer officer certificate for service on vessels of over 750kW
         propulsion power must submit proof of completion of an advanced marine firefighting course.
     (b) Radar simulator training - Every candidate for a Master or Mate’s certificate must submit proof of completion of a marine radar simulator course.
     (c) GMDSS Certification - Every candidate for Third/Second Mate/Mate’s certificate must hold GMDSS Certification.
     (d) First aid training - Every candidate for a Second Mate/Third Mate’s certificate on vessels over 500 gross tons; every candidate for a
         Master/Mate’s certificate on vessels less than 500 gross tons and every candidate for an engineer officer’s certificate serving on vessels of over
         750kW propulsion power must complete first aid training.
     (e) Survival craft/rescue boat training - Every candidate for a Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Mate’s certificate and every
         candidate for an engineer officer certificate on vessels of over 750kW propulsion power must complete survival craft/rescue boat training.
     (f) Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) training - Every candidate for a Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Mate’s certificate
         must complete automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA) training.

     NOTE:     National officer certificates containing the STCW Endorsement are evidence of completion of the training requirements of (a) through
               (f) above without having to submit training course certificates.

7.   GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM (GMDSS) CERTIFICATES
     Restricted Operator; General Operator; Second-Class Radio Electronic Operator and Maintainer; First-Class Radio Electronic Operator and
     Maintainer - Previous service not required. The candidate must present a foreign certificate in equivalent grade. For STCW certification, the candidate
     must complete an approved GMDSS training program.

8.   SEA SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
     Applicants for Marshall Islands examinations must prove the "total" amount of sea service/marine training required for the grade of certificate for which
     application is made; e.g., an applicant for Second Mate must show three (3) years service for Third Mate and one (1) year service as a certificated Third
     Mate or five (5) years service in the deck department. For sea service requirements for Marshall Islands examination see REQUIREMENTS FOR
     MERCHANT MARINE PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION (MI-118) obtainable upon request to the Office of the Maritime Administrator.

9.   EXAMINATIONS
     Guideline Booklets, giving test center locations, subject matter and typical questions for all certificate grades are obtainable upon request from the Office
     of the Maritime Administrator. Applications must be received no later than 21 days before the date on which the candidate wishes to be tested.




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                                                                         ANNEX 1
Rev. 12/09                                                                 55                                                                          MI-118
             ANNEX 2
Rev. 12/09     56      MI-118
             ANNEX 3
Rev. 12/09     57      MI-118
             ANNEX 4
Rev. 12/09     58      MI-118
                 PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REPORT/CERTIFICATE
                                   OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR
                                                                 CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT
                                        REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
 SURNAME                                                                        GIVEN NAME(S)

 DATE OF BIRTH                                                                  PLACE OF BIRTH                                                             SEX

             MONTH           DAY               YEAR                             CITY                                   COUNTRY                               MALE     FEMALE

 EXAMINATION FOR DUTY AS:                                                       MAILING ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
                     MASTER
                     MATE
                     ENGINEER
                     RADIO OFF
                     RATING

             MEDICAL EXAMINATION (SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS) STATE DETAILS ON REVERSE SIDE
 HEIGHT          WEIGHT        BLOOD PRESSURE                  PULSE                         RESPIRATION                        GENERAL APPEARANCE


 VISION:                           RIGHT EYE              LEFT EYE                           HEARING:
 WITHOUT GLASSES                                     /
 WITH GLASSES                                        /                                       RT. EAR                                         LEFT EAR

    COLOR TEST TYPE: BOOK                   LANTERN                  CHECK IF COLOR TEST IS NORMAL - YELLOW                                RED            GREEN     BLUE
 ARE GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES NECESSARY TO MEET THE REQUIRED VISION STANDARD?                                                                      YES      NO
 HEAD AND NECK                                                                               HEART (CARDIOVASCULAR)


 LUNGS                                                                                       SPEECH (DECK/NAVIGATIONAL OFFICER AND RADIO OFFICER)
                                                                                             IS SPEECH UNIMPAIRED FOR NORMAL VOICE COMMUNICATION?



 EXTREMITIES:
                     UPPER                                                                            LOWER

 IS APPLICANT SUFFERING FROM ANY DISEASE LIKELY TO BE AGGRAVATED BY WORKING ABOARD A VESSEL, OR TO RENDER HIM/HER UNFIT FOR SERVICE AT SEA
 OR LIKELY TO ENDANGER THE HEALTH OF OTHER PERSONS ON BOARD ?


 IS APPLICANT TAKING ANY NON-PRESCRIPTION OR PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS?                       YES                 NO


                               SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT                                                                                     DATE
    THIS SIGNATURE SHOULD BE AFFIXED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN.

    THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION WAS GIVEN TO:
                                                                                                                                 NAME OF APPLICANT
    THIS APPLICANT IS CERTIFIED FREE OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE: YES            NO
    CIRCLE APPROPRIATE CHOICE: (HE / SHE) IS FOUND TO BE (FIT / NOT FIT) FOR DUTY AS A (MASTER / DECK OFFICER / ENGINEERING
    OFFICER / RADIO OFFICER / RATING) (WITHOUT ANY / WITH THE FOLLOWING) RESTRICTIONS:

 NAME AND DEGREE OF PHYSICIAN

 ADDRESS

 NAME OF PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATING
 AUTHORITY
 DATE OF ISSUE OF PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE

 SIGNATURE OF PHYSICIAN
                                                                                                                                                          DATE
                                    This certificate is issued by authority of the Maritime Administrator and in compliance with the requirements
                                                         of the Medical Examination (Seafarers) Convention 1946 (ILO No. 73)
Rev. 12/09                                                                                                                                                             MI-105
                                                                                  ANNEX 5
Rev. 12/09                                                                           59                                                                                MI-118
                                                          MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
  All applicants for an officer certificate, Seafarer's Identification and Record Book or certification of special qualifications shall be
  required to have a physical examination reported on this Medical Form completed by a certificated physician. The completed medical
  form must accompany the application for officer certificate, application for seafarer's identity document, or application for certification
  of special qualifications. This physical examination must be carried out not more than 12 months prior to the date of making
  application for an officer certificate, certification of special qualifications or a seafarer's book. The examination shall be conducted in
  accordance with the International Labor Organization World Health Organization, Guidelines for Conducting Pre-sea and Periodic
  Medical Fitness Examinations for Seafarers (ILO/WHO/D.2/1997) as provided in MI MG-7-47-1. Such proof of examination must
  establish that the applicant is in satisfactory physical and mental condition for the specific duty assignment undertaken and is generally
  in possession of all body faculties necessary in fulfilling the requirements of the seafaring profession.
  In conducting the examination, the certified physician should, where appropriate, examine the seafarer’s previous medical records
  (including vaccinations) and information on occupational history, noting any diseases, including alcohol or drug-related problems
  and/or injuries. In addition, the following minimum requirements shall apply:
  (a)     Hearing
              All applicants must have hearing unimpaired for normal sounds and be capable of hearing a whispered voice in better ear
               at 15 feet (4.57 m) and in poorer ear at 5 feet (1.52 m).
  (b)     Eyesight
              Deck officer applicants must have (either with or without glasses) at least 20/20(1.00) vision in one eye and at least 20/40
               (0.50)in the other. If the applicant wears glasses, he must have vision without glasses of at least 20/160 (0.13) in both eyes.
               Deck officer applicants must also have normal color perception and be capable of distinguishing the colors red, green, blue
               and yellow.
              Engineer and radio officer applicants must have (either with or without glasses) at least 20/30 (0.63) vision in one eye and
               at least 20/50 (0.40) in the other. If the applicant wears glasses, he must have vision without glasses of at least 20/200
               (0.10) in both eyes. Engineer and radio officer applicants must also be able to perceive the colors red, yellow and green.
  (c)     Dental
              Seafarers must be free from infections of the mouth cavity or gums.
  (d)     Blood Pressure
              An applicant's blood pressure must fall within an average range, taking age into consideration.
  (e)     Voice
              Deck/Navigational officer applicants and Radio officer applicants must have speech which is unimpaired for normal voice
               communication.
  (f)     Vaccinations
              All applicants shall be vaccinated according to the requirements indicated in the WHO publication, International Travel
               and Health, Vaccination Requirements and Health Advice, and shall be given advice by the certified physician on
               immunizations. If new vaccinations are given, these shall be recorded.
  (g)     Diseases or Conditions
              Applicants afflicted with any of the following diseases or conditions shall be disqualified: epilepsy, insanity, senility,
               alcoholism, tuberculosis, acute venereal disease or neurosyphilis, AIDS, and/or the use of narcotics.
  (h)     Physical Requirements
              Applicants for able seaman, bosun, GP-1, ordinary seaman and junior ordinary seaman must meet the physical
               requirements for a deck/navigational officer's certificate.
              Applicants for fireman/watertender, oiler/motorman, pumpman, electrician, wiper, tankerman and survival craft/rescue
               boat crewman must meet the physical requirements for an engineer officer's certificate.
                                                          IMPORTANT NOTE:
  A copy of the MI-105M must accompany the application. The applicant must retain the original of the MI-105M as evidence of
  physical qualification while serving on board a vessel.
  An applicant who has been refused a medical certificate or has had a limitation imposed on his/her ability to work, shall be given the
  opportunity to have an additional examination by another medical practitioner or medical referee who is independent of the shipowner
  or
  of any organization of shipowners or seafarers.
  Medical examination reports shall be marked as and remain confidential with the applicant having the right of a copy to his/her report.
  The medical examination report shall be used only for determining the fitness of the seafarer for work and enhancing health care.

                                              DETAILS OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION
  (To be completed by examining physician; alternatively, the examining physician may attach a form similar or identical to the model
  provided in Appendix 1 of MI MG 7-47-1).)




Rev. 12/09                                                                                                                            MI-105M
                                                                ANNEX 5
Rev. 12/09                                                        60                                                                  MI-118
         PHOTOGRAPH                                         (STAPLE DOCUMENTATION HERE)                                                     THUMB PRINT
         Glue 1¾" X 1¾"                                                                                                              See paragraph 3(b) of MI-273I.
 (45mm x 45mm) photo in upper
         left hand corner.
       See instructions for
      detailed requirements
  in paragraph 3(a) of MI-273I.
                                  REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
                                              Office of the Maritime Administrator

                                          APPLICATION FOR SEAFARER'S IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK
                                                          AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
 1. SURNAME                                                              2. GIVEN NAME(S)


 3. DATE OF BIRTH                                    4. PLACE OF BIRTH                                      5. CITIZENSHIP

 MONTH             DAY            YEAR               CITY                         COUNTRY

 6. HEIGHT                                           7. WEIGHT                   8. COLOR OF HAIR           9. COLOR OF EYES             10. SEX
              FT                         IN                        LBS
                                                                                                                                             Male         Female
 11. DISTINGUISHING MARKS (SCARS, BIRTHMARKS, TATTOOS,                           12. APPLICATION IS:
 ETC)
                                                                                     NEW         REPLACEMENT              SPECIAL QUALIFICATION(S) ONLY
                                                                                     RENEWAL      Old Book No.
 13. PERMANENT ADDRESS (STREET/CITY & COUNTRY)                                   14. MAILING ADDRESS FOR THIS DOCUMENT




 15. LIST ALL MARSHALL ISLANDS DOCUMENTS
 MI CERTIFICATE NO.:                                                     CAPACITY:                                                           SIRB:

 16. PLEASE INDICATE HERE THE SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:




                                                                                                                      TOTAL SQCs REQUESTED:

 17. I HEREBY AFFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ME IN THIS APPLICATION, ITS SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND
      PROOFS, IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF; FURTHER, THAT NO LICENSE, CERTIFICATE
      OR DOCUMENT ISSUED TO ME HERETOFORE BY ANY GOVERNMENT HAS EVER BEEN REVOKED OR SUSPENDED. OR, IF
      REVOKED OR SUSPENDED, A FULL EXPLANATION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES IS ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART OF THIS
      APPLICATION



   MONTH               DAY           YEAR
            DATE OF APPLICATION                                                             TO BE SIGNED BY APPLICANT I PRESENCE OF FILING AGENT


                                               AFFIRMED BEFORE ME,
                                                                                                    TYPE OR PRINT NAME OF FILING AGENT
                   REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
    Application (MI-273) completed and signed by applicant.
    One (1) 1¾” x 1¾” (45mm x 45mm) photo showing facial front view
    attached and right thumb print applied.                                                             SIGNATURE OF FILING AGENT

    Acceptable proof of identification submitted. Copy attached. Certified
    translation provided if identity document is not in English.
    Proof of STCW Basic Training.
                                                                                                            FILING AGENT’S TITLE
    Copy of physical exam submitted.
    Letter of commitment for assignment to a Marshall Islands vessel
    (for SIRB initial applications only).
    Requisite fee included.                                                                               FILING AGENT'S COMPANY

                                                                             Page 1 of 2                                                        MI-273( Rev. 3/09)
                                                                             ANNEX 6
Rev. 12/09                                                                     61                                                                       MI-118
 18. SEA SERVICE - List and submit proof of at least the minimum service required to establish eligibility for the special qualification rating requested. (See Part 7.0 of publication MI-118). Proof can be established by a
                  photocopy of the seafarer's own national discharge book or Marshall Islands Seafarer's Identification and Record Book.

                                                                                         Deck Officers list Gross                   Capacity in                    PERIOD OF SERVICE                       TOTAL SERVICE
  Propulsion
                       Name of Vessel              IMO             Type of Vessel        Tons / Engineers list kW       Flag          which                  From                        To
  (Steam or
                                                  Number                                 Propulsion Power                             served                                                              years   months days
    Motor)                                                                                                                                          day      month    year     day     month     year




 19. NAUTICAL, ENGINEERING, OR SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES COMPLETED. (Where course completion is a pre-requisite for the Special Qualification.)
                                                                                                                                            Dates Attended                                  Type of certification
                  Name of School/Course                                             Location of School                                                                                   received upon completion
                                                                                                                                     From                     To




 20. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
 1.   Age, experience, educational and medical requirements for “Seafarer Identification and Record Book” and “Special Qualification Certificates” are detailed in "Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel
      Certification," publication MI-118, which is available on board every Marshall Islands Registered Vessel.
 2.   Please enclose payment with each application: new SIRB=US$60; SQC=$US35 (no fee required for Basic Training, Wiper, Junior Ordinary Seaman, GP Trainee)
 3.   Fees for certification of a Special Qualification are listed in Annex 9 of publication MI-118. Payment must be made by check or money order drawn on a bank or branch in the U.S. and payable in U.S. Dollars to
      "THE TRUST COMPANY OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, INC." Payment may also be made by credit card using the form, TCMI-02M, provided in Annex 10 of publication MI-118, or Marine Notice No. 1-
      005-1, which may be photocopied. Credit card payment forms are also available from Authorized Filing Agents.
 4.   Applications must be sent to:
                                                                                  OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR
                                                               c/o MARSHALL     ISLANDS MARITIME AND CORPORATE ADMINISTRATORS, INC.
                                                                                         SEAFARERS’ DOCUMENTATION
                                                                                         11495 COMMERCE PARK DRIVE
                                                                                        RESTON, VIRGINIA 20191-1506 USA
      or, to any of the Regional Offices named in Marshall Islands Marine Notice No. 1-002-1.
 5.   All applicants for certification of a Special Qualification must hold a Marshall Islands Seafarer's Identification and Record Book or apply at the same time for this book. (See Part 6.0 of publication MI-118).
 6.   Applicants for Special Qualification Certificates holding and/or renewing a Marshall Islands Seafarer's Identification and Record Book must submit a copy of Page 2 of that book..
                             Applicants should keep a photocopy of this completed application as evidence that a Marshall Islands Certificate is pending.
                                                                                                          Page 2 of 2                                                                                         MI-273 (Rev. 3/09)
                                                                                                         ANNEX 6
Rev. 12/09                                                                                                 62                                                                                                             MI-118
                                                 REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
                                                                       Office of the Maritime Administrator
                           APPLICATION FOR SEAFARER’S IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK
                                           AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

1.     Read Instructions Carefully. Enter all applicable information in English. Use a typewriter or print legibly. Failure to properly complete this application
       or to submit required supporting proofs will result in rejection of this application or delay in its processing. All documentation, except the photo, should be
       stapled behind the application at the top center of the page where it says (STAPLE DOCUMENTATION HERE).
2.     How to Apply: Applications must be submitted to an authorized filing agent who must review the documents submitted and view the signing of the
       application. The filing agent must keep copies of the applications and forward complete application packages to:
                                                      OFFICE OF THE MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR
                                              c/o Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Administrators, Inc.
                                                                     Seafarers’ Documentation
                                                                   11495 Commerce Park Drive
                                                                Reston, Virginia 20191-1507 USA
3.     The following documents, letters and/or proofs must be submitted along with this application form:
       (a) One Photograph - Facial front view of applicant, passport size, taken within a year preceding application. Photo should be 1¾ " x 1¾ " (45mm x
            45mm) and portray a good likeness of and satisfactorily identify the applicant and should be glued into upper left hand corner. DO NOT STAPLE
            PHOTO.
       (b) Thumb Print - place your right thumb print in the area beneath the words “THUMB PRINT” in the presence of the filing agent. Roll your right
            thumb over a black ink pad, then press straight down onto the document. Practice this on a blank piece of paper before imprinting the MI-273 to make
            sure that you are getting a clear impression. It is important that you DO NOT ROLL your thumb onto the page, but simply press straight down.
       (c) Identity Document - A valid passport or other official national identity document, birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, or baptismal
            certificate or parish record recorded within one year of birth. A copy of these documents must be submitted with the application. Applications for
            renewal must include a copy of the previous book's identification pages as proof of identity. If the documents presented are not in the English
            language, a certified translation of the documents into English must also be enclosed with the application. These certified translations must identify
            the translator for verification purposes.
       (d) STCW Basic Training Pre-requisite - Seafarers applying for an original “Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book” must show evidence of having
            received appropriate approved “Basic Training” or instruction in: personal survival techniques, fire prevention and firefighting, elementary first aid,
            and personal safety and social responsibilities.
       (e) Medical Requirements - All applicants, except as stated below, shall be required to have a physical examination reported on Form MI-105M,
            Physical Examination Report/Certificate, completed by a licensed medical doctor. A copy of MI-105M must accompany the application. The
            applicant must retain the original as evidence of physical qualification while serving on board Marshall Islands flag vessels. The physical examination
            must be carried out not more than 12 months prior to date of making application. In addition, the following minimum requirements apply:
            (1) All applicants must have hearing unimpaired for normal sounds.
            (2) All applicants must have average blood pressure, taking age into consideration.
            (3) Applicants afflicted with or having medical histories such as follows shall be disqualified for seafarer's identity document: epilepsy, insanity,
                  senility, alcoholism, tuberculosis, acute venereal disease or neurosyphilis, AIDS, and/or the use of narcotics.
            Applicants holding a Marshall Islands certificate which has been issued within 12 months prior to the date of application are not required to undergo a
            physical examination. In this regard, they must present their Marshall Islands certificate and include a copy of the certificate with application for the
            Seafarer's Identification and Record Book.
4.     This identification book conforms to the requirements of the International Labor Organization’s Convention No. 108 (Seafarer's Identity Documents
       Convention, 1958). It is issued to seafarers of Marshall Islands flag vessels for use when traveling to or from an assigned vessel or pursuant to instructions
       from the master of such a vessel. Other uses of the book must be in conformity with Marshall Islands regulations. ILO 108 does not in any way restrict the
       right of a member nation from preventing any particular individual from entering or remaining in its territory.
5.     Seafarer's Identification and Record Books are issued under the authority of Section 109 of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act 1990, as amended. The book
       remains the property of the Maritime Administrator and may be withdrawn at any time. It may not be altered in any way nor be allowed to pass into the
       possession of an unauthorized person. If the book becomes filled with entries, requires alteration, or becomes damaged, application for a replacement book
       should be made immediately. If the book is stolen, lost, or accidentally destroyed, notification should be given immediately to any office of the Maritime
       Administrator, and an application for a replacement book may be made.
6.     For Special Qualification Certificates:
       (a) Age, experience and educational requirements are detailed in "Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification", Publication MI-118,
            which is available on board every Marshall Islands Registered Vessel.
       (b) All applicants for certification of a Special Qualification must hold a Marshall Islands Seafarer's Identification and Record Book or apply at the same
            time for this book. (See Part 6.0 of MI-118).
7.     Schedule of Fees: Payment must be made by check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank and payable in U.S. dollars to "The Trust Company of the
       Marshall Islands, Inc." or by credit card using form TCMI-02M which may be downloaded from the website (www.register-iri.com).
       5-year issuance, renewal or replacement of lost unexpired Seafarer's Identification and Record Book ..........................................................................$60
       Basic Training, Wiper, Junior Ordinary Seaman, GP Trainee ................................................................................................................................... No Fee
       All Other Special Qualification Certificates ........................................................................................................................................................... $35 each
8.     This application is subject to the approval of the Maritime Administrator, Republic of the Marshall Islands. In the event approval is not granted, the
       documents listed in paragraph 3 above together with the fee shall be returned to the applicant at the mailing address indicated. If the application is
       approved, the identification book and/or special qualification certificate will be sent to the mailing address indicated.
                          A copy is to be retained by the seafarer as evidence that the application is being processed.
                                                                                                                                                                                             MI-23I (REV. 3/09)


                                                                                               ANNEX 7
     Rev. 12/09                                                                                   63                                                                                                  MI-118
                       ANNEX 8A




                       ANNEX 8B




             ANNEX 8
Rev. 12/09     64         MI-118
                       ANNEX 8C




                       ANNEX 8D




             ANNEX 8
Rev. 12/09     65         MI-118
                                                         FEE SCHEDULE

(a)   For initial issuance of officer's certificate of competence upon qualification by examination or
      endorsement, as follows:

      i.     All Management & Operational Officers
             (includes issuance of a Certificate of Receipt of Application (CRA)) ........................... US$200

      ii.    Restricted and General Operator – GMDSS only ............................................................ US$50

(b)   For renewal of an officer certificate of competence:

      i.     Prior to expiration........................................................................................................... US$100

      ii.    Within one (1) year after expiration ............................................................................... US$150

(c)   For issuance of a Temporary Authorization under:

      i.     Marshall Islands Maritime Regulation 7.39 ................................................................... US$100
             (Must hold a valid Marshall Islands Endorsement in lower capacity)

(d)   For issuance of a Marshall Islands Seafarer's Identification and Record Book:

      i.     5-year issuance, renewal or replacement of Seafarer's
             Identification and Record Book ....................................................................................... US$60

(e)   For issuance of the following Special Qualification Certificates upon qualification by
      examination or endorsement:

      i.     Basic Training, Wiper, Junior Ordinary Seaman, GP-Trainee ........................................... US$0

      ii.    All of the following Special Qualification Certificates .................................................... US$35

             •    Able Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, and Bosun
             •    Oiler/Motorman, Fireman/Watertender, Fitter
             •    GP-1, GP-2, Electrician and Pumpman
             •    Proficient in Survival Craft/Rescue Boats
             •    Fast Rescue Boat Operator
             •    Tankerman: Chemical; Liquefied Gas; Oil; Crude Oil Washing/Inert Gas
             •    Advanced Firefighting
             •    Medical First Aid Providers
             •    Medical Care Person In Charge
             •    Ship Security Officer
             •    Steward, Cook, General Steward Utility

(f)   Examinations for Officer’s Certificate of Competency ...................................................... US$300

      i.     Requests from owner/agents or applicants to hold special group examinations or individual
             examinations away from the designated test centers will be honored, if possible, provided the
             requesting party undertakes the costs of all administrative out-of-pocket expenses, including
             the examiner’s transportation, lodging and meals, exam facility rental, assisting proctors’
             fees, and related expenses as may be reasonably incurred, or a $50 per day proctoring fee,
             whichever is greater.

                                                               ANNEX 9
Rev. 12/09                                                       66                                                                    MI-118
      ii     Each re-take of failed officer examination ..................................................................... US$150

(g)   For Urgent Authorization for an Officer to Serve on Assignment of
      Officer Certificate Number PRIOR to submission of completed application .................. US$100

(h)   For replacement of lost or destroyed certificate of competence......................................... US$100

(i)   For authentication of sea service and all Special Services/Expediting ................................ US$50

(j)   Courier service fee required for secured delivery of seafarer documentation:

      i.     Courier fee for overseas delivery for one (1) to eight (8) Applicants: ............................. US$40
             plus for each Applicant over eight (8) ................................................................................ US$5

(k)   Remittances

      i.     All fees remitted by check or money order must be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank or
             the U.S. branch of an international bank and made payable to The Trust Company of the
             Marshall Islands, Inc.

      ii.    Fees may also be paid by credit card using the payment form provided as Annex 10 to this
             Publication, which may be photocopied, or online through our website, www.register-iri.com.

      iii.   Candidates should send check or credit card information (no cash) with the application.

      iv     When not applying in person through a filing agent, the application with payment should be
             sent by registered mail.




                                                           ANNEX 9
Rev. 12/09                                                   67                                                               MI-118
                        MARSHALL ISLANDS
MARITIME/MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENT BY VISA, MASTERCARD OR AMERICAN EXPRESS




  Please complete all boxes below. (Please print.)

                       VISA               MasterCard              American Express
  Credit Card Number:

  Security Code:

  Expiration Date:
                              Month       Year
  Card Holder
    Name:

  Card Holder
    Billing Address:




  Your Signature:                                                   Date:

  Your Telephone Number:                                            Fax Number:
  Email:

  Payment Details:
                           Agent Name                              Invoice Number        Amount




                                                                                Total:

                              Please mail this form to the following address:
                              The Trust Company of the Marshall Islands, Inc.
                                               P.O. Box 2095
                                       Reston, Virginia 20195-0095
                                                  U.S.A.
                                  Or fax this form to: +1-703-476-8522
  Rev. 11/06                                                                               TCMI-02M

                                                 ANNEX 10
  Rev. 12/09                                        68                                      MI-118
 REGIONAL OFFICES AUTHORIZED FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION



        WASHINGTON, DC / RESTON                                         FT. LAUDERDALE

          Marshall Islands Maritime and                            Marshall Islands Maritime and
          Corporate Administrators, Inc.                            Corporate Administrators, Inc.
         c/o International Registries, Inc.                       c/o International Registries, Inc.
          11495 Commerce Park Drive                                    Harbor Place, Suite 403
        Reston, Virginia 20191-1506 USA                            1600 S.E. 17th Street Causeway
                                                                 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA
              Tel: +1-703-620-4880
              Fax: +1-703-476-8522                                      Tel: +1-954-763-7775
         Email: maritime@register-iri.com                              Fax: +1-954-763-7445
                                                                Email: ft.lauderdale@register-iri.com


                    LONDON                                                    PIRAEUS

          Marshall Islands Maritime and                             Marshall Islands Maritime and
           Corporate Administrators, Inc.                           Corporate Administrators, Inc.
      c/o International Registries (U.K.) Ltd.                     c/o International Registries, Inc.
               3rd Floor, 42 Moorgate                                 47-49 Akti Miaouli Street
                 London EC2R 6EL                                      Livanos Building, 8th Floor
               UNITED KINGDOM                                               185 36 Piraeus
                                                                               GREECE
             Tel: +44-20-7638-4748
             Fax: +44-20-7382-7820                                    Tel: +30-210-4293-223
          Email: london@register-iri.com                              Fax: +30-210-4293-228
                                                                   Email: piraeus@register-iri.com


                  HONG KONG                                                 SINGAPORE

           Marshall Islands Maritime and                            Marshall Islands Maritime and
           Corporate Administrators, Inc.                           Corporate Administrators, Inc.
   c/o International Registries (Far East) Limited          c/o International Registries (Far East) Limited
                2210 Harbour Centre                                        Singapore Branch
                  25 Harbour Road                                        1 North Bridge Road
                      Wanchai                                         #06-26 High Street Centre
                   HONG KONG                                              Singapore 179094
                                                                             SINGAPORE
              Tel: +852-2526-6641
              Fax: +852-2845-0172                                       Tel: +65-6226-2726
        Email: hongkong@register-iri.com                                Fax: +65-6226-2511
                                                                 Email: singapore@register-iri.com




                                                 ANNEX 11
Rev. 12/09                                          69                                                  MI-118
STCW EQUIVALENT ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATES

Will be issued to certificate holders from major maritime nations whose educational system and
examinations are found acceptable. National certificates from the following countries are currently
recognized under the provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended, for STCW endorsement
certification based on those countries which have been placed on the International Maritime
Organization’s “Report” of acceptable countries. This is a dynamic report which will be revised as
countries are added to this list or, in special circumstances, deleted from this list.

Antigua and Barbuda      Fiji             Malaysia                           Saudi Arabia
Argentina                Finland          Malta                              Singapore
Australia                France           Marshall Islands                   Slovak Republic
Azerbaijan               Georgia          Mauritius                          Slovenia
Bahamas                  Germany          Mexico                             Solomon Islands
Bahrain                  Ghana            Micronesia (Federated States of)   South Africa
Bangladesh               Greece           Morocco                            Spain
Barbados                 Honduras         Mozambique                         Sri Lanka
Belgium                  Hong Kong        Myanmar                            Sweden
Belize                   Hungary          Netherlands***                     Switzerland
Brazil                   Iceland          New Zealand****                    Thailand
Bulgaria                 India            Nigeria                            Tonga
Canada                   Indonesia        Norway                             Turkey
Cape Verde               Ireland          Pakistan                           Ukraine
Chile                    Israel           Panama                             United Arab Emirates
China*                   Italy            Papua New Guinea                   United Kingdom*****
Columbia                 Jamaica          Peru                               United States
Croatia                  Japan            Philippines                        Uruguay
Cyprus                   Jordan           Poland                             Vanuatu
Czech Republic           Kiribati         Portugal                           Venezuela
Denmark**                Latvia           Qatar                              Vietnam
Dominica                 Lebanon          Republic of Korea                  Yugoslavia
Ecuador                  Liberia          Romania
Egypt                    Lithuania        Russian Federation
Estonia                  Luxembourg       Samoa
*       Includes:   Hong Kong,, China (Associate Member to the IMO)
**      Includes:   Faeroe Islands (Associate Member to the IMO)
***     Includes:   Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
****    Includes:   The Cook Islands
*****   Includes:   Isle of Man
                    Bermuda
                    Cayman Islands
                    Gibraltar
An applicant with a national STCW certificate will not be required to document sea service, nautical
training or physical examination, provided the national STCW certificate is issued within one (1) year of
application for a Marshall Islands endorsement. If the national STCW certificate is valid, but is not
issued within one (1) year of application for a Marshall Islands endorsement, the applicant must submit a
physical examination taken within one (1) year of application for the Marshall Islands endorsement and
document one (1) year’s recency of sea service within the last five (5) years.
Equivalent endorsement certificates issued under the provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978, as
amended, will be issued for the unexpired term of the national certificate which has been recognized.

                                              ANNEX 12
Rev. 12/09                                       70                                              MI-118
                                        EXAMINATION FLOWCHART


                                                 FULL
                                              EXAMINATION




                                                  EXAM
                    FAIL 1 TO 3 PARTS                             FAIL M ORE THAN 3 PARTS
                                                 GRADED



                                                 PASS 70%                      RETAKE ENTIRE EXAM AT
FIRST RE-EXAM OF FAILED
                                                                               REDUCED RATE AFTER 30
PARTS AFTER 30 DAYS BUT
                                                                                 DAYS BUT NOT MORE
NOT MORE THAN ONE YEAR                       CERTIFICATION                         THAN ONE YEAR
                                                ISSUED




                                           SECOND RE-EXAM OF
                                          FAILED PARTS AFTER 30        FAIL
          PARTS                                                                       RE-EXAM
                              FAIL          DAYS BUT WITHIN           1 TO 3
         GRADED                                                       PARTS           GRADED
                                              12 MONTHS OF
                                             ORIGINAL EXAM




                          PASS                   PARTS
                          70%                   GRADED
                                                                                      FAIL M ORE
                                                                                     THAN 3 PARTS


                                                   FAIL                                             PASS
                                                                                                    70%
             PASS
             70%
                                             RETAKE ENTIRE
                                            EXAMINATION AT
                                            FULL RATE AFTER
                                               12 MONTHS




                                             CERTIFICATION
                                                ISSUED




                                                 ANNEX 13
Rev. 12/09                                          71                                                 MI-118

								
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