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Second Mate of a foreign-going ship (Officer in charge of

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									Second Mate of a foreign-going ship: (Officer in charge of navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more – OIC NW)
                                              Annexure to N.T. Branch/Exam Circular No. 1 of 2010
Assessment of Sea service performed in Non-trading vessels operating in foreign/Indian coastal waters towards 2nd Mate certification:
Stream of Entry --       B.Sc. Nautical        B.Sc. Polyvalent      DGS-IGNOU/IMU         Science/ Engg.     Other Deck cadets      Ratings
                          degree                course                Diploma in            graduate entry                            (10+2 PCM)
                          (Approved by DGS)     (Approved by          Nautical science      scheme
                                                DGS)
                                                                      M.S. Notice 16 of     M.S. Notice 21                            M.S. Notice 19 of
                                                M.S. Notice 18 of     2007                  of 2008                                   2008
                                                2008
Pre-Sea requirement       3 Year B.Sc.          3 Year B.Sc.          One year Pre-sea      Six months pre-    Three/six months       6 months pre-sea
                          Nautical Science      Maritime Science      deck cadet course     sea training       pre-sea deck cadet     training as GP
                          degree course / 4     (polyvalent) degree   under                 approved by        course                 ratings*
                          year B.Sc. Nautical   course                DGS-IGNOU/IMU         DGS
                          Technology degree                                                                                           (See Note)
                          course
Approved Sea-going        12 months             18 months             18 months             15 months          36 months              36 months
service required for      (includes on board    (12 months on deck    (under Structured     (under             or                     or
2nd Mate FG               training with TRB)    + 6 months in E/R)    Ship board training   Structured Ship    24 months              24 months (under
examination                                     (includes on board    programme &           board training     (Includes on board     Structured ship
                                                training with TAR     TRB)                  programme &        training under DLP     board training
                                                book)                                       TRB)               or Structured Ship     programme &
                                                                                                               board training         TRB)
                                                                                                               programme & TRB)
Conditions to be met if   Minimum of 6          Minimum of 9          Minimum of 9          Minimum of 7.5     Minimum of 18          Minimum of 18
the sea-going service     months must be        months must be        months must be        months must be     months (12 months      months (12
includes Non-trading      performed on          performed on          performed on          performed on       with DLP) must be      months with
ships                     trading vessels1      trading vessels1      trading vessels1      trading vessels1   performed on           SSTP) must be
                          with supervised       which shall include   which shall include   which shall        trading vessels1       performed on
                          bridge watch          six months of         six months of         include six        which shall include    trading vessels1
                          keeping duties        supervised bridge     supervised bridge     months of          six months of          which shall
                                                watch keeping         watch keeping         supervised         supervised bridge      include six
                                                duties.               duties                bridge watch       watch keeping          months of
                                                                                            keeping duties     duties                 supervised bridge
                                                                                                                                      watch keeping
                                                                                                                                      duties

* Note: Ratings who have joined the sea service with out six months pre-sea training course for GP ratings, has to complete the NWKO (NCV) course and
examination prior second mate (FG) examination.
1
  Note: Term ‘Trading vessels’ in this table includes foreign going trading ships and coastal trading ships of 3000 GT and above when engaged on voyages
of 500 miles or more only.
Annexure to N.T. Branch/Exam circular No.1 of 2010
Calculation of Qualifying Sea-going service for Second Mate (FG) certification if the service includes Non-trading ships:

Ship Type                  Size                  Rate of calculation for       For Illustration:      Qualifying Sea going
                                                 sea time assessment                                  Service
                                                                               Actual Sea service
                                                                               performed
Foreign going trading      500 GT or more        Full Rate                     12 months              12 months
ships                                            (META Manual Section
                                                 M-II/11)

Trading Ships engaged      500 GT or more        Full Rate                     12 months              12 months
on near coastal voyages                          (META Manual Section
of 500 miles or more                             M-II/11)

Trading Ships engaged      500 GT or more        2/3 rd Rate                   9 months               9 x 2/3 = 6 months
on near coastal voyages                          (META Manual Section
of less than 500 miles                           M-II/11)

Non-Trading vessels        3000 GT or more       First six months at full      9 months               6 + 3 x 2/3 = (6 + 2)
like OSV’s, Cable                                rate and further service at                          = 8 months
laying ships, AHTS,                              2/3rd rate
Dredgers, Diving           500 GT or more but    First six months at 2/3rd     9 months               6 x 2/3 + 3 x 1/2 = (4 + 1.5)
Vessels, Survey vessels,   less than 3000 GT     rate and further service at                          = 5.5 months
SPS ships etc, operating                         half (1/2) rate.
in foreign waters
Non-Trading vessels        3000 GT or more       Maximum of four months        6 months               6 x 2/3 = 4 months
like OSV’s, Cable                                at 2/3rd rate
laying ships, AHTS,        500 GT or more but    Maximum of four months        8 months               8 x 1/2 = 4 months
Dredgers, Diving           less than 3000 GT     at half (½) rate
Vessels, Survey vessels,
SPS ships etc, operating
in Indian coastal
waters

								
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