MERCHANT SHIPPING (SEAFARERS) (CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING) REGULATION
L.N. 101 of 1998
Manning and certificates
(1) Any certificate required to be held by an officer under this Regulation shall be kept available in its original form on board the ship on which the holder is serving.
(2) Any deck or engine room watch rating certificate held by a watch rating shall be kept available in its original form on board the ship on which the holder is serving.
(3) The master of a ship shall not allow any officer's watchkeeping duty to be performed by any person not qualified in accordance with section 9.
(4) An employer and the master of a ship shall not allow any person to perform-
(a) navigational watchkeeping duties;
(b) engine room watchkeeping duties;
(c) radio watchkeeping duties;
(d) duties related to cargo or cargo equipment on tankers;
(e) duties related to mustering, embarking and disembarking passengers, loading, discharging or securing cargo, or closing hull openings on ro-ro passenger ships,
unless such person holds the requisite certificate to perform such duties.
(5) In this section-
"requisite certificate" (必需的證書) means-
(a) in the case of an officer, a certificate prescribed under the Certification Regulation;
(b) in the case of a watch rating, a Navigational Watch Rating Certificate issued under the Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) (Navigational Watch Ratings) Regulation (Cap 478 sub. leg. W) or an Engine Room Watch Rating Certificate issued under the Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) (Engine Room Watch Ratings) Regulation (Cap 478 sub. leg. V).
(6) Notwithstanding the requirement of subsection (4), engagement of a person who has within the previous 3 months applied for the issue of a licence under Part V of the Certification Regulation shall not be an infringement of that subsection.
(7) An employer and the master of a ship shall ensure that seafarers on first being employed on any ship are made familiar with their specific duties and with arrangements, installations, equipment, procedures and ship characteristics of the ships on which they are employed which are relevant to their routine or emergency duties.
(8) An employer shall-
(a) ensure that the ship is manned in accordance with the minimum safe manning requirements prescribed for a ship under the Merchant Shipping (Safety) (Minimum Safe Manning Certificate) Regulation (Cap 369 sub. leg. AS);
(b) maintain details of all seafarers employed on his ship in a readily accessible form, which details include experience, training, medical fitness and competency in their assigned duties;
(c) provide the master with written instructions, setting forth the policies and procedures to be followed to ensure that all seafarers who are newly employed on board the ship are given a reasonable opportunity to become familiar with the shipboard equipment, operating procedures and other arrangements needed for the proper performance of their duties, before assigned to those duties. Such policies and procedures shall include-
(i) allocation of a reasonable period of time during which each newly employed seafarer will have an opportunity to become acquainted with the specific equipment the seafarer will be using or operating, and ship-specific watchkeeping, safety, environmental protection and emergency procedures and arrangements the seafarer needs to know to perform the assigned duties properly; and
(ii) designation of a knowledgeable crew member who will be responsible for ensuring that an opportunity is provided to each newly employed seafarer to receive essential information in a language the seafarer understands;
(d) ensure that the ship's crew can effectively co-ordinate their activities in an emergency situation and in performing functions vital to the safety of the ship or crew or prevention or mitigation of pollution.