Issuance of Belize marine licenses(COC)and Upgrade of rank of competence
ISSUANCE OF BELIZE COC
Sea Licensing is in a position to provide you with Belize COC. After evaluation of presented documents, process of assessment completed (evaluation of competence), confirmation of issuance from the administration and payment of relevant fees, Certificate of competency (COC) and seaman’s book together with corresponding certificates for officers under the STCW Convention 1995 as amended will be issued.
Note: Please send all documentation by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital format for documentation pdf. (Only jpg the ID photo).
ASSESSMENT AND UPGRADE OF STANDARD OF COMPETENCE
Valid Certificate of Competency or Seamans book / Discharge book together with other supporting documents, showing evidence of experiences (from 12 to 36 months) shall be submitted for revision, final verification and approval by the Administration.
Approval will take up to one or two week and all process of issuance and delivery of the Belize COC should be completed within no more than 2 weeks.
Marine licenses issued by the IMMARBE may be revalidated with other flag administration within the IMO white list.
Depending on each case additional documentation may be requested.
COC will be issued within one or two week once all documents are reviewed and confirmed to be in order. Delivery of the original documents to the designated address will be done once we received confirmation of the corresponding payment.
Master and Chief Engineer
II/2 – Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of masters and chief mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more
Master and chief mate on ships of 3,000 gross tonnage or more
1. Every master and chief mate on a seagoing ship of 3,000 gross tonnage or more shall hold an appropriate certificate.
2. Every candidate for certification shall:
.1. meet the requirements for certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and have approved seagoing service in that capacity:
.1.1. for certification as chief mate, not less than 12 months, and
.1.2. for certification as master, not less than 36 months; however, this period may be reduced to not less than 24 months if not less than 12 months of such seagoing service has been served as chief mate; and
3. have completed approved training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/2 of the STCW Code for masters and chief mates on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage.
III/2 – Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more
Chief Engineers and Second Engineer officers on ships of 3,000 KW or more
1. meet the requirements for certification as an officer in charge of an engineering watch and:
.1.1. for certification as second engineer officer, shall have not less than 12 months’ approved seagoing service as assistant engineer officer or engineer officer, and
.1.2. for certification as chief engineer officer, shall have not less than 36 months’ approved seagoing service of which not less than 12 months shall have been served as an engineer officer in a position of responsibility while qualified to serve as second engineer officer; and
.2. have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/2 of the STCW Code.
For more information on how to apply for Belize licenses, upgrade of rank and applicable tariffs please contact our office
ISSUANCE OF BELIZE TITLE ENDORSEMENT
Belize was placed on the IMO STCW White List in November 2001. Also, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has confirmed that in accordance with Regulation 1/8 of the STCW 1978 Convention, it has received the required independent evaluation which demonstrates that Belize is giving full and complete effect to the aforementioned Convention. The procedures for issuance of such Endorsements by IMMARBE are based on equivalence, requiring evidence that the applicant is in possession of an appropriate, recognized and valid certificate from a country that is on the IMO White List.