Crew Requirements – Minimum Safe Manning Certificate (MSMC)
All commercially registered yachts, PYLCs, YETs, and PAXYs are required to have an MSMC on board to ensure that RMI yachts are safely manned and in accordance with international regulations. For commercial yachts, YETs, and PAXYs these manning requirements apply whenever the yacht proceeds to sea. For PYLCs, the manning requirements apply when the yacht proceeds to sea with charter guests on board. RMI manning scales are available in the RMI Yacht Code 2021, as amended through August 2023 (“MI-103” or the “Code”) or Minimum Safe Manning Requirements for Vessels (MN 7-038-2).*
*Please note that these scales are the minimum requirements for motor yachts and alternative certification may be considered acceptable on a case-by-case basis. There may be additional personnel and/or training requirements based on the yacht type, propulsion power, etc. Minimum safe manning requirements may be applicable to private yachts depending on the yacht’s size and location of operation. It is the overriding responsibility of the owner of a private yacht to ensure safe manning.
Application for Minimum Safe Manning Certificate — Yacht (MI-336Y)
Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB) and Identification Card
All masters, officers, and crewmembers are required to possess proof of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Basic Safety Training (BST) and an RMI SIRB.
Application for Seafarers’ Identification and Record Book and Special Qualifications (MI-273)
Master and Officer Licensing and Certification
All masters and officers listed on the MSMC are required to possess a valid Certificate of Competency (CoC) and RMI endorsement.
Application for Endorsement of Officer Certificate of Competence (MI-105)
RMI Master (Yachts) CoC
Master (Yachts) — Unlimited Tonnage CoC
The RMI developed a one of a kind STCW compliant Master (Yachts) Unlimited Tonnage CoC which has broken through the 3,000 gross tons (GT) glass ceiling and allows megayacht captains to further their careers. For preliminary requirements and more information on the Master (Yachts) Unlimited Capstone Course, please contact the Administrator.
Preliminary application requirements for seafarers wishing to apply for the RMI Master (Yachts) — Unlimited Tonnage Certificate of Competence can be found here.
350 GT Master/500 GT Mate’s CoC
This STCW compliant course is intended to prepare the candidate to assume command of an RMI commercial yacht of up to 350 GT and qualify as a Mate on a 500 GT yacht.
Preliminary application requirements for seafarers wishing to apply for the RMI 350 GT Master / 500 GT Mate can be found here.
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