Harbours Act 2015

Amendment of section 72 of Act of 1996 (pilotage exemption certificates)

46. Section 72 of the Act of 1996 is amended by substituting for paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1) the following:

“(b) the person is—

(i) the holder of a subsisting certificate of competency, issued pursuant to regulations made under section 3 of the Merchant Shipping (Certification of Seamen) Act 1979 , in any of the following capacities:

(I) master;

(II) chief mate; or

(III) officer in charge of a navigational watch,


(ii) the holder of a subsisting document issued by another Member State or the Kingdom of Norway or the Republic of Iceland, certifying a level of competency which corresponds to a certificate of competency to which subparagraph (i) relates,


(c) the person is the holder of a subsisting certificate of competency which—

(i) is a certificate to which regulation I/2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, done at London on 7 July 1978, relates, and

(ii) was issued to a master or deck officer by or under the authority of the government of any other state where such certificate is recognised by the State for the purposes of regulation I/10 of that Convention by virtue of an order made under section 7 (as amended by section 28 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1992 ) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1947 ,