MERCHANT SHIPPING (SEAFARERS) (CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING) REGULATION
L.N. 101 of 1998
Qualifications of officers
(1) For the purposes of this Regulation, an officer shall be qualified if he is either-
(a) the holder of a certificate of competency or of service which is in force in relation to him and is appropriate to the description of ship concerned and to the capacity in which he is serving in that ship; or
(b) qualified in accordance with the conditions of any exemption for the time being in force granted under section 3(2) of the Certification Regulation in relation to the ship or class of ships in which he is serving.
(2) In this section, "certificate of competency or of service" (合格證書或服務資歷證書) means-
(a) a certificate of competency or of service as a deck officer or marine engineer officer issued under the Certification Regulation;
(b) a certificate of competency or of service or a licence which under the Certification Regulation is equivalent to a certificate of competency or of service or a licence issued under that Regulation; (L.N. 101 of 1998)
(c) if the ship in question is not a Hong Kong ship, a certificate of competency or of service issued to its nationals by the appropriate authority of the country in which the ship is registered, or treated by that authority as equivalent to such a certificate.