ONBOARD TRAINING RECORD BOOK FOR RATINGS – FOR DECK RATINGS
- In accordance with Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers ) Rules 1998, META manual Volume 1, candidates desiring to obtain watch keeping certificates are required to complete their training, assessment and certification as follows:
- Minimum requirements for certification of ratings forming part of a navigational watch is stated in Rule 20 of Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers) Rules 1998, META manual Volume 1. According to Sub Rule 20 (3), the sea going service, training and experience shall be associated with navigational watch keeping functions and shall also involve the performance of duties carried out on board ship under the direct supervision of the Master or the officer in charge of navigational watch duly documented in an approved rating training record book.
- Candidate will need to carry this OTRB. The company to ensure that the ratings are trained by the Navigational / Engineering Officer on board ship. The duly filled ‘training record book’ is required to be signed by the training officer and countersigned by the Master and Chief Officer/Chief Engineer for the Deck Ratings and for Engine room Ratings respectively.
- The training record book is also required to be countersigned by the Company’s Authorized Representative.
- Assessment for certificate as rating forming part of a navigational watch/engine room watch will be carried out by respective MMD’s as per the existing examination rules, and as follows
- Scrutiny of sea service certificates issued by the Master/Chief Engineer / Company.
- Assessment of satisfactory completion of on-board training as per documentary evidence contained in the approved rating training record book duly countersigned as at above.
- Ratings who have completed the pre sea training and who are waiting to join vessels for post sea training are required to obtain a copy of the training record book.