Revision and interpretation of rules for competency examination and certification of seafarers on inland river ships
A few days ago, the Ministry of transport promulgated the decision on Amending the "rules of the people's Republic of China on the examination and certification of competency of domestic river ship crew" (hereinafter referred to as the "rules") with order No. 12 in 2020. Now, the background of the promulgation of the rules and the main modification contents are as follows:
1、 Background of revision
In February 2019, the decision of the State Council on the cancellation and decentralization of a number of administrative licensing matters (GF  No. 6, hereinafter referred to as the "decision") cancelled the licensing matters of "issuance of crew service book", no longer taking the crew service book as the prerequisite for the issuance of competency certificate, directly issued the crew service book to the crew who passed the examination and approval of the seafarer competency certificate, and issued the "cook" to the "cook" And the crew members who do not participate in the navigation and marine engineering watch "shall be included in the scope of certification. On March 27, 2020, the decision of the State Council on Amending and repealing some administrative regulations (State Council Order No. 726) amended the seafarer regulations accordingly. In order to implement the above-mentioned reform and the amendment requirements of the superior law, the rules need to be revised accordingly.
2、 Main contents of revision.
To implement the requirements of the decision, the first is to delete the content of the seafarer service book as the precondition for the issuance of competency certificate and the qualification examination. Secondly, the "cooks, waiters and other crew members who do not participate in the navigation watch" are included in the scope of certification of competency, and the certificate of competency is divided into two categories according to whether to participate in navigation and on duty of marine engineering. At the same time, different application conditions, requirements and validity period are specified in combination with the actual management.
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