MCA, CoC, NOE - Seafarers training

Bluewater is receiving direct updates from the MCA and will continue to share these with you.

By John Wyborn • 27 March 2020

CoC - not completed training

Issue or Revalidation of a UK Certificate of Competency where a seafarer is unable to complete the updating/refresher training requirements but needs to join a vessel

For any seafarer that is unable to complete some or all of the updating refresher requirements for the issue or revalidation of a CoC:
Please send a scanned application to the MCA*.
You will be issued with a Temporary CoC valid for a period of 6 months, providing that you can meet all the other requirements.
You will also receive a letter from the MCA extending the validity of the training that you were unable to update/refresh.

You should accompany your application with:

• Scanned copies of your original STCW Safety Training Certificate that will no longer be valid; and
• The applicable self-declaration for the STCW training that requires updating/refreshing from MSN 1865 (annex B,C,D and E).

Where STCW requires a standard to be met prior to the issue of a new CoC, the MCA will be unable to issue the CoC until this standard has been achieved.

*Email addresses:
For new/upgraded Deck CoCs: deck@mcga.gov.uk
For new/upgrades Engineers/ETO’s CoCs: engineering@mcga.gov.uk
For all CoC Revalidations (Deck, Eng or ETO): revalidation@mcga.gov.uk
Where a Seafarer is unable to complete updating training requirements but needs to join a vessel

Any seafarer required onboard a vessel who is unable to complete some or all the updating/refresher requirements, but originally completed the MCA-approved training, should send an email to exams@mcga.gov.uk this be accompanied with:

• a company letter confirming the vessel they need to join and the date they are required;
• scanned copies of their original STCW Safety Training Certificate that will no longer be valid; and
• The applicable self-declaration for the STCW training that requires updating/refreshing from MSN 1865 (annex B,C,D and E)

The MCA will then issue the seafarer with a letter form the MCA extending the validity of the training that needs updating/refreshing.

NOE

We have been advised by the PYA that the MCA will not be accepting or handling any NOE applications (in any department), until things return to normal and they are back in the office.
They are advising crew not to send these applications to the MCA at the moment, until further notice.

More MCA updates

Please see the following links for more updates released by the MCA, if you have any additional questions please email training@bluewateryachting.com and someone will respond to you.

UK seafarer careers: COVID-19 guidance, training provision, information and examination syllabuses
On the MCA site you will find training for seafarers including an COVID-19 update, the revised ENG1 policy, Ship’s Cook CoC, career information, written and oral exam syllabuses, small vessel engineer syllabuses, and details for nautical colleges and training centres.