SEA EXPERIENCE AND UPGRADING

  Here are Required sea experience you need for your upgrading from cadet to officer, officer lower rank to upper.

Many seafarers who got there Certificate Of Competence( COC ) in Ukraine maybe asking the same question on ” how many sea experience do I need as a 3rd engineer, 2nd officer, chief mate and 2nd engineer to seat for upgrading exam?”

Related post: Online verification of Ukrainian certificate of competency ( COC)

According to Ukraine maritime transport, You are supposed to have at least 18 months sea experience before sitting for upgrade exam. And also note that since you have finished your academic course for above 2 years or more, you will most pass through “Qualification course” which will take up to 10 or more days in class.

For the people who will upgrade there COC between 2015 …… 2020, you most have Engine team resources (For engine room department) and Bligh team resources (For deck departments). This also takes almost Ten or more months in class.

SEE, List of documents required for COC in Ukraine.

Also, Note that Tanker Familiarization course has been changed. You can either do Oil and chemical tanker or Gas tanker course, etc. Please download the file and read more via International Maritime Organization (IMO). That is the full text of the revised Convention and Code.

Note; Cadets require 12 months at sea, while 3rd class COC holders need 18-24 months sea experience to sit for next COC upgrade exams.

For UK COC guide, I recommend checking with RYA Certificates of Competence

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